Archive for August, 2011

AP Studio Art 2D Digital

My goals this year are to unravel my talents and explore photoshop like i never have. I want to be able to manipulate, create, and produce photography as a design. I expect to flourish this year because of the challenges I’ll face by making my designs within a strict deadline. I am very excited for this year.


Principles of Design

Balance- the overall equilibrium of the picture, you can balance multiple small objects with one large object, or balance images using colors or values. 

Contrast – the difference between objects, usually occurs with colors, size, type, and value.

Emphasis- an element that draws the most attention, or is a focal point has this. This part of the design is usually singled out or made to be more prominent.

Figure/Ground- A silhouette, shape, or form is generally perceived as a figure while the area surrounding it is said to be the ground.

Scale/proportion- Scale deals with the objects actual size while proportion is concerned with the objects size ratio.

Repetition- An element where you simply repeat colors, objects, fonts, etc throughout the entire design.

Rhythym- very similar to repetition, creates a consistency that makes a design easier for someone to understand.


Unity/variety- Repetition throughout a design brings everything together to create unity while variety is created from the differences of shapes and colors throughout a design.

Visual Hierarchy is the placement of images according to importance to the overall design/message, usually they are centered around establishing a main focal point for the message. You can use shape, color, content, etc to help establish this. When creating a design you may want to think about placement by thinking of where the reader looks first, second, and so on.

The Z Pattern is a design layout that connects information in a logical order for the reader. The pattern is essentially in the formation of the letter “z” and starts with basic information going along the top line or point 1 to point 2, down across an image or placeholder to point three where it then follows the bottom line of the “Z” with your end information or call to action at point 4. This design is important to the visual layout because it places information in a path that is natural for the human eye to follow.

Inspiration #8

The feeling of dominace in this image just pushes the limits

fashion photography just seems so much fun, and i love taking photos like these and combin them with others

The naturalness of this person smiling is just so beautiful and real its great to see a real smile for once.

The media persues the idea of Cigarettes being with sin, lies and seduction and i love illustrating it through images

By taking random shots before your photoshoot youre able to find pictures that are just as well composed and i love it, spontaneuos photography for the win.

It was just a great and fun shot to take, it took alot of time but it was just a great all around time