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Design Trends

Design Trends

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Use of Texture in Design

Use of Texture

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Additional resources: If you want to add texture to a design, check out The Pattern Library. This is a curated collection of patterns you can download and use.

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Using Space in Design

Use of Space

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Color Codes

Color Codes

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Color Codes When you find a great color you want to be able to replicate it. Two common ways that designers talk about color are RGB values and Hex values. RGB values look like this: R: 186 G: 47 B: 39. The red, green, and blue values can be any number from 0 to 225. Hex values look like this: #BA2F27. Each of the 6 digits in the number can be a number from 0 to 9 or a letter from A to F. Some programs will ask for the RGB value, others will ask for the Hex value. But as long as you know one of the two, it’s easy to convert it to the other value. If you know the RGB value and need the Hex value, use the converter at http://www.rgbtohex.net. If you know the Hex value and need the RGB value, use the converter at http://www.rgbtohex.net/hextorgb/. If you need...

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Color Theory

Color Theory

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Additional Resources One way to create a color palette is to use the color wheel. Adobe has an Adobe and Canva both have interactive color wheels that allow you to select a color and generate a color palette based on that color. If you do not want to create your own palette, you can also browse a site like Design Seeds and choose a palette that works for your design. If you would like to see how your design would look to someone who is colorblind, you can use a colorblind simulator to make sure there is enough contrast in your design. For further reading: Color Reference Poster by Paper Leaf. https://creativepro.com/learning-to-use-color-your-web-site/ https://www.tigercolor.com/color-lab/color-theory/color-theory-intro.htm https://www.tigercolor.com/color-lab/color-theory/color-harmonies.htm https://venngage.com/blog/color-blind-friendly-palette/ Pixar Animation Studios and Khan Academy collaborated to create a series of free online courses about topics related to movie animation. One of their courses is called “Color science.” Click here to check it out.

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Use of Color

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Good design intrigues the learner and draws them in. It evokes in them a desire to learn more. One way to engage learners is through the use of color. Which of the following images does a better job of catching your eye?  Bringing color into your course design is one way to engage learners and increase their motivation. But how do you decide what colors to use and when to use them?  Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to those questions. But there are some general principles you can familiarize yourself with as a designer that will help you think through what the best use of color would be in your context.  Take a moment to think about the cultural context of the learners who will take your course. What color represents mourning? What color do brides wear? What color is lucky? What color symbolizes wealth? What color signifies danger? ...

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Use of Shape in Design

Use of Shape

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Use of Line in Design

Use of Line

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Design Elements

Elements of Design

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For further reading: Design Elements Overview: https://paper-leaf.com/blog/2011/02/elements-of-design-quick-reference-sheet/ Line: https://www.designmantic.com/how-to/how-to-use-lines-to-create-an-impact-in-graphic-design Shape: https://visme.co/blog/geometric-meanings/ Form: https://prezi.com/ainrd0r6oybc/form-in-graphic-art/ Color: https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/beginning-graphic-design/color/1/ Value: https://www.johnlovett.com/tone Space: https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/the-power-of-white-space Texture: https://blog.depositphotos.com/6-ways-to-use-textures-in-graphic-design-resources-tips-and-examples.html

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