Creating and Communicating Through Digital Art

Digital Art Quizlet

Digital art is the use of computer software to create or manipulate visual images. This can include things like photo manipulation, 3D animation and other forms of media that don’t have a traditional equivalent. Creating these forms of media requires specialist knowledge and creative skills. Some of these methods require physical tools (like computers, monitors, etc.) while others don’t.

Principles

Digital art is a visual language that uses the Elements of Art and Principles of Design to communicate ideas. It is often used in business to create infographics, data visualizations, and other visual communications that can make complex information more accessible and easier to understand.

The seven principles of design (balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, pattern, rhythm, and unity/variety) are the mechanisms an artist uses to arrange the Elements of Art in a composition. They help the artist convey their intent and make a work of art more successful.

In this NEU To Do for Kids Activity Worksheet, learn about the seven principles and have fun practicing them with a word search and crossword puzzle! This download also includes tips and tricks for using digital tools and a glossary.

Techniques

A digital artist uses a graphics software program to create an art work that is completely virtual. The canvas, brushes, paints and other tools are all computer generated, existing only within the programme.

The programme can also manipulate photos and videos. For example, it can animate them, making them look like they’re moving or changing shape.

Many people confuse digital art with digital design, but they are different things. Digital design involves the process of creating designs that combine texts and images, while digital art is a process for producing videos, sounds and other types of visual media. Some digital artists produce both physical and digital work, while others focus entirely on the digital medium.

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