Different ways to use Shapes and Lines in design
Design is a construction of anything done thoughtfully and more than often aesthetically. Visually speaking, design is a beautiful cocktail of shapes and lines that can change the entire outlook of a simple thing. Going back to the elements of design, shapes and lines are fixed till manipulated to suit your requirements and believe us, we are all about playing with it.
Get ready to bring your A-game to the table! Of course, after reading our insights, we guarantee your mind will open up to the possibilities that a simple shape and line can do for you.
Art of using Shapes
Hard work is good but smart work is better. Something that is extremely magical about shapes is that you can rarely go wrong with them. If you look at the basic shapes like circles or triangles, you can experiment by constructing a whole design around it and the beauty of it is that it will almost always be aesthetic unless you have done something horribly off-beat.
Tips on the usage of Shapes
- Shapes make an excellent foundation for design. You can start your base as a basic shape and then manipulate it to compliment your idea of design.
- While there are various ways to manipulate shapes like subtraction, addition, morphing, you can always play outside the rules and still be surprised how well little tweaks can work out.
- Your shape represents the personality of your design, do not get it wrong. If your design has a feminine feel, then morph away till the curves are prominent. If your design has a heavier, masculine vibe then get your angular edges right.
Art of using Lines
While the debate on florals and geometrical or curves and lines will never end, we can guide you into using lines to your benefit! After all, it’s all about the creative angle. Lines are one of the most important elements of designing, a simple difference of thickness can just disturb the whole picture. The secret is learning the balance of using lines without overdoing them.
Tips on the usage of Lines
- Always keep it symmetrical. A design is automatically in sync when the divisions are done symmetrically or repeatedly.
- It should always be thickest on the outside and thinnest on the inside, a rule that you will thank us later for.
- Play by placing lines in different angles till you find your vibe.
Playing with shapes and lines should not be limited to just design. An interesting fact that we have observed is that when we doodle we often either make shapes or lines which supposedly reflect our thought process. Do you remember what you made in your last doodle?
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