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Foundations of Digital Art and Design with Adobe® Creative Cloud by xtine burrough

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Chapter 1. The Dot, the Path, and the Pixel

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The exercises in this chapter show you how to create and manipulate dots and make meaning with basic design elements. Remember the observation we made in the introduction: when you place a single black dot in a field of white, you can quickly judge which is the figure (or the positive space) and which is the ground (or the negative space). A group of same-shaped circles creates a repeated pattern of dots. You read this pattern as one giant shape that dominates the composition. The pattern of black dots that you create becomes the foreground while the white space is understood as the background (FIGURE ...

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