Repeated Cropped Segment

The progression of a painter's work as it travels in time from point to point, will be toward clarity.. toward the elimination of all obstacles between the painter and the idea.. and the idea and the observer.. To achieve this clarity is inevitably to be understood. - Mark Rothko


The Grid as a Design Device

Take one of your cropped small dot designs from the previous problem. Select the whole piece... Select>Select All. Copy it (edit>copy) or (Ctrl-C)

Now create a larger canvas in an exact multiple say 300, 400, 500 or 600 percent.

Image>Canvas Size... change the drop down dimension to percent

Enter the amount in percent, click ok.






Here is a 400 percent enlargement of the original module, pasted 15 more times for a total of 16 units laid out in a straight, repeat pattern.


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9 block grid

Original module
This becomes:

Again, notice the interesting relationship between the positive and negative space... Do you see new relationships or visual connections you could not have predicted?  

Create at least 4 distincly different designs using different modules and different grid dimensions.

Arrange one design per page and print them out... add these prints to your design portfolio.