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Oct. 3rd- Principle of Design/Rhythm

Updated: Oct 2, 2023

1. Principle of Design/Proportion


This will more than likely be our last day working in Pixlr (R.I.P.).


By the next class, everyone should have an Adobe certificate and be ready to work in Photoshop. If you already have one, please feel free to explore it on your own before the next class. You'll notice many similarities between the two programs.


RHYTHM In Design




This is a well known design by artist, Keith Haring.


Essential Question:

If you had to describe rhythm in music to someone who couldn't hear, how would you describe it?



Rhythm, as a principle of design, refers to the visual repetition or alternation of elements within a design. This repetition can create a sense of movement or flow, guiding the viewer's eye through the design in a deliberate way. Rhythm can be achieved through a variety of techniques, including the use of repeating shapes, colors, patterns, or images. When applied effectively, rhythm can enhance the overall visual appeal of a design, creating a sense of unity and cohesiveness. It can also help to establish a visual hierarchy, emphasizing certain elements over others and creating a sense of order within the design.


You might be wondering how this is any different than contrast, pattern, or repetition. While other principles of design, such as balance, contrast, and proportion, focus on the relationships between individual elements in a design, rhythm is concerned with the overall arrangement of those elements. It can be achieved through various techniques, such as repeating shapes, colors, or patterns, creating a sense of predictability and continuity.


There are 5 types of rhythm:


One type of rhythm is regular rhythm, which involves the repetition of elements at consistent intervals. This can create a sense of predictability and stability in a design.

Another type of rhythm is progressive rhythm, which involves a gradual increase or decrease in the size, color, or other characteristics of elements. This can create a sense of movement or progression in a design.

Alternating rhythm involves the repetition of two or more different elements in a regular pattern. This can create a sense of contrast and variety in a design.

Random rhythm involves the use of irregular patterns or elements to create a sense of spontaneity and unpredictability in a design.

Finally, flowing rhythm involves the use of curved or undulating lines to create a sense of movement and fluidity in a design.




It's Just Me Poster

Check for the following:

  • Did you complete and submit your infographic "It's Just Me" poster?

Did you include:

  1. An image of you that is at least 3/4?

  2. Is your poster in grayscale with ONE accent color?

  3. A shape behind your image?

  4. 2-3 images of what you do for fun?

  5. What you want to do in the future

  6. A Polaroid with your childhood picture

  7. A quote that means something to you

  8. 3 words that describe you

  9. Your signature (you'll need to sign a paper, take a picture, upload it, and include it in your design)

  10. Small icon with your initials

  11. Doodle art

Veggie Head


Complete and submit to both Padlet and Schoology.


When you're done with both of those items, open up Photoshop and explore the settings. Hopefully, you will find them similar to Pixlr.





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