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White Space is Not Your Enemy, 2nd Edition by Rebecca Hagen, Kim Golombisky

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Most graphic designers have some formal art training. While design pros don’t necessarily need to know how to draw (and many can’t draw a lick), they do know the elements, principles and theories of composing attention-getting information-conveying visual communication. So now is a good time to cover some introductory lessons from that art class you always meant to take. Think of this as your super-abridged art education.

First, we introduce the seven elements of design. As the word “elements” implies, these are basic units of visual communication.

1.  Space

2.  Line

3.  Shape/Form

4.  Size/Scale

5.  Color

6.  Texture

7.  Value

Second, we cover ...

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