Author: Maria Tucker

In this lesson, you will learn about Value and how it is used to develop Form in the visual design process.

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  • Dark

    The absence of light and provides the weight to form.

  • Value

    Another term for lightness or darkness.

  • Light

    The illumination aspect to form.

  • Gradient

    The range between light and dark as it pertains to value.

  • Chiaroscuro

    The subtle use of gradation to create dramatic value.