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Shape

Shape

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

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Tutorial

What's Covered

Welcome to today's lesson on shape. Today you’ll learn about the shape element and its use in the visual design process. Specifically, this lesson will cover:

  1. Defining Shape
  2. Shape Variant

1. Defining Shape

A shape is a two-dimensional plane with the clear, identifiable boundary. So unlike form, shape is two dimensional.

    Terms to Know

    Shape

    A shape is a two-dimensional plane with a clear, identifiable boundary.

  • Plane
  • Two-Dimensional is defined by something with two coordinates: width and height.
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Plane is an area within a two-dimensional surface that extends to a specific direction or position. A plane is a particular kind of shape.

A plane is an area within a two-dimensional surface that extends to a specific direction or position.The plane is a particular kind of shape; it's the area between the two dimensional surface. So a plane can be parallel or skewed, and recede into space.

So ceilings, walls, and floors, windows are a good example of physical planes, as you see in the image below.


2. Shape Variant

Now, shape is a variant.  The term shape variation relates to the diverse range of contours that can be implemented on the boundary of a shape, such as angular, curvy, and straight.

Term to Know

    • Shape Variation
    • Shape Variation relates to the diverse range of contours that can be implemented on the boundary of a shape such as angular, curvy, straight.



Look at the rectilinear shapes above. A rectilinear shape is a shape that is characterized by straight line.

Now refer to the curvilinear images above and below, which are the shape that is characterized by curvy lines for boundaries.

Terms to Know

    • Rectilinear
    • A shape that is characterized by straight lines.
    • Curvilinear
    • A shape that is characterized by curvy lines for boundaries.

Summary

That wraps up today's lesson on defining shape, which is a two-dimensional plane and shape variants, which is the diverse range of contours.

Keep up the learning and have a great day!

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

TERMS TO KNOW
  • Shape

    A shape is a two-dimensional plane with a clear, identifiable boundary.

  • Two-Dimensional

    Two-Dimensional is defined by something with two coordinates: width and height.

  • Plane

    Plane is an area within a two-dimensional surface that extends to a specific direction or position. A plane is a particular kind of shape.

  • Shape Variation

    Shape Variation relates to the diverse range of contours that can be implemented on the boundary of a shape such as angular, curvy, straight.

  • Rectilinear

    A shape that is characterized by straight lines.

  • Curvilinear

    A shape that is characterized by curvy lines for boundaries.