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Teach Basic Design with PowerPoint and Student Worksheet

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Design Principles Worksheet

NAME: _________________________________________

Directions: After viewing the PowerPoint, fill in the blanks with the correct words.

1. Every page, or center spread, must have a __________ element.
2. The dominant element should be _____ times larger than any other __________ on the page.
3. The dominant element serves as a __________ __________ __________ for the reader.
4. Without this, the reader’s eye will __________ from element to element or __________ to the next page.
5. The dominant element on page is usually a __________, although it can be an __________.
6. The content of the dominant element should be directly related to the main story’s __________.
7. The way to achieve __________ is with external and internal margins.
8. Internal margins are _____ pica between elements
9. External margins should be _____ picas at top _____ picas each side _____ picas at bottom.
10. Centerspreads have a margin of _____ pica at each side of gutter.
11. On a centerspread the dominant photo can help unify the spread by its __________. Running the photo across the __________ unifies the spread into one unit.
12. A __________ eyeline can also be used. It is a blank white line (1 pica wide) that extends across the page. It should run at least _____ picas above or below the center of the page.
13. __________ is the use of opposites in size, shape, weight, color or tone.
14. A design should feature one dominant element with several __________ elements in __________ shapes (vertical or horizontal).
15. Different typefaces and screens also create __________.
16. Box stories and place a 10% gray screen behind them. Use this technique for smaller stories to give them __________ on the page.
17. __________ is important in headline design.
18. The main head should be at least __________ as large in point size as the secondary headline.
19. If the primary head is __________, the secondary should be __________ or __________ typeface.
20. Repetition, or __________, involves duplicating a color, graphic or typographic element to hold the page together.
21. One way to achieve repetition in the newspaper is the __________ of the dominant element should be __________ in a smaller element.
22. Another way to achieve repetition in the newspaper is to pull a __________ (or shade) from the dominant photo and repeat it elsewhere on the page usually as the __________ for the sidebar or in the __________ design.
23. By using the previous techniques, a page can be designed using __________ or __________ balance.
24. __________ balance: Can be folded in half vertically with the two sides __________ each other.
25. __________ balance: Weight is distributed __________.
26. Big, bold elements are placed in the __________ and white space, copy, headlines and captions are pushed to the __________ to keep the page from being __________ on any side.
27. Informal balance creates __________ and __________ tension and increases __________ interest of a page.
28. Certain elements __________ change. These include: byline style, folio style, standing headline design
29. __________ use some of the same elements without changing them.
30. Never use the same __________ style for __________ newspaper article or the same __________ design in every issue.