Value: Design Principle

  • Definition: The lightness or darkness of an object or portion of a design, regardless of color, is its value. Sometimes grouped with color, value is a color-related element of design.
  • Value is inherent in a design as soon as any image is placed in the format
  • Animals and insects utilize value as a defense. mechanism by assuming shades of the environment to protect themselves from predators.
  • The greater the difference in value between the object and its background, the greater the contrast.
  • You can acheive contrast without value (example: using shapes and textures)
  • Zip: Value
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