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In this lesson, you will learn about the Line element and how it is used in the visual design process.

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What's Covered

Hello and welcome to today's lesson on line. In today's lesson you are going to learn about the line element and see how it's important in the visual design process. Specifically, this lesson will cover:

  1. Defining Line
  2. Uses for Lines
  3. Implied Line

1. Defining Line

So line is a dynamic form defined by its length and direction. You are probably familiar with the line when we write, draw, and, naturally, within design or designing. 

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         Terms to Know

         Line
  •      Line is a dynamic form defined by its length and direction.
  •      Direction
  •      Direction is the specific movement towards a point or destination.
  •       Dynamic
  •      Dynamic is energy with an effective action.

Within the definition for line, you have a few other words in there that define characteristics of line, as well. Like dynamic, which is the energy with an effective action. You also have direction, which is the specific movement towards a point or destination.


2. Uses for Lines

Line is used in many ways to provide directions, steer you towards various elements and design, and provide a mood energy and sense of movement. You can increase the sense of movement and create more dynamic design by playing with line weight. Which is the thickness.

     Terms to Know

  •      Movement 
  •      Movement is line action.
  •      Line Weight 
  •      Line weight is the line's thickness.

Line weight can even change common handwriting into kind of a classier or curvier, cursive or calligraphy type look. It also has a huge impact on drawings by varying line weight to provide more variety and appeal for the viewer.


3. Implied Line

An implied line is an invisible line created by the shape and/or forms relationship to the space. 

      Term to Know

  •      Implied Line
  •       Implied line is an invisible line created by the shape and/or forms relationship to space.

In real life, all around you, there's no line. Line would have to be three dimensional and at that point it would become a shape or real world object. So around you, you see implied line. 

ExampleLike when you look out a window or walking down hallways.There is no actual line; It's all implied by the shape, or the color, and different elements in relationship to space that create these boundaries that create. 

Summary

Well that covers today's lesson on line. This lesson focused on defining line and explained how it can be dynamic and help indicated direction. Then you learned about the different uses for lines and how in the real world you actually see implied lines

Keep up the learning and have a great day!

Source: SOURCE: THIS WORK IS ADAPTED FROM SOPHIA AUTHOR MARIO E. HERNANDEZ

TERMS TO KNOW
  • Line

    Line is a dynamic form defined by its length and direction.

  • Direction

    Direction is the specific movement towards a point or destination.

  • Movement

    Movement is line action.

  • Line Weight

    Line weight is the line's thickness.

  • Implied Line

    Implied line is an invisible line created by the shape and/or forms relationship to space.

  • Dynamic

    Dynamic is energy with an effective action.