NHS Designs
Graphic Design Quizzes and Tests

Review for Test #2


  1. Shape
    1. Organic
    2. Geometric
  2. Form
  3. Value
  4. Color
  5. Texture
    1. Implied
    2. Actual
  6. Space
    1. Positive Space
    2. Negative Space / White Space
  7. 1-Point and 2-Point Perspective
    1. Horizon Line
    2. Vanishing Point
    3. Orthogonal Line
  8. Principles of Design
    1. Balance
    2. Rhythm
    3. Pattern
    4. Movement
    5. Contrast
    6. Emphasis
    7. Unity
  9. Planning
    1. Getting a Client
    2. Budget & Schedule
    3. Research & Investigation
    4. Concept & Design
    5. Format
  10. Layout
    1. Good Layout Works
    2. Good Layout Organizes
    3. Good Layout Attracts
  11. Color Theory
    1. Hue, Value and Saturation
    2. Color Wheels
    3. Color Combinations
    4. Tints, Shades & Neutrals
    5. Emotional Content
  12. Typography
    1. Anatomy
    2. Type Families
    3. Choosing a Font
    4. Styling & Formatting
    5. Text as Image

You Should Be Able To:

  1. Distinguish line from shape, and shape from form.
  2. Describe value and how it can be used to create illusion of space and depth.
  3. Distinguish organic from geometric shapes, and positive space from negative space.
  4. Distinguish actual from implied/simulated texture.
  5. Describe the importance of white space in a design and how it can be used.
  6. Describe the purpose of these in drawing perspective: horizon line, vanishing point, orthogonal line.
  7. Distinguish symmetry, asymmetry and radial balance from each other.
  8. Distinguish rhythm, pattern and movement from each other.
  9. Identify the following types of contrast: value contrast, texture contrast, shape contrast.
  10. Describe what emphasis and unity are, and how each can be achieved in a design.
  11. Describe several important steps to take when planning a graphic design project.
  12. Define three key characteristics of good page layout and identify several methods for achieving them.
  13. Distinguish hue, value, and saturation.
  14. Describe several differences between the traditional color wheel and the Photoshop color wheel.
  15. Arrange several complementary and analogous color schemes using the traditional color wheel.
  16. Distinguish a tint from a shade.
  17. Identify an appropriate color for a number of basic emotions.
  18. Name five basic parts of the anatomy of a line of text.
  19. Distinguish these types of fonts: serif, sans serif, decorative, script, and symbol.
  20. Weigh the pros and cons of using commercial fonts versus free fonts.
  21. Identify a suitable font for a given mood.
  22. Understand what leading, measure and alignment are, and how they affect legibility.


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