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withnail
Mar 13, 2006, 04:57 PM
Anyone have any EPS or .ai files of golden sections?

thx



benwa02
Mar 13, 2006, 06:10 PM
Anyone have any EPS or .ai files of golden sections?

thx

No, but its fairly easy to create yourself.

Golden Ratio is 1.618 use that with the size of your document to keep cutting it up.

11 height and the next line is 6.79851669 next is 4.20180265....

you can quickly start to figure it out

Black&Tan
Mar 14, 2006, 07:51 AM
Ummm...not to be dense, but what are "Golden Sections?"

withnail
Mar 14, 2006, 08:14 AM
Ummm...not to be dense, but what are "Golden Sections?"

I've said too much already...they're monitoring this forum...:p



Golden Sections are a mathematical/geometric way of examining proportions in design. I am not a "designer" as such, but I'm trying to use the principles to lay out a woodworking project, and was hoping to use Illustrator to make that easier. Basically, it makes use of certain proportions that are pleasing to the eye, and recurring in nature. Google it and I'm sure you'll see more detailed information than I have. I think Divine Proportions may be the same thing, or at least interrelated.

Black&Tan
Mar 14, 2006, 08:43 AM
Thanks...I'll give it a look.

primalman
Mar 14, 2006, 09:40 AM
Go get this book

Geometry of Design: Studies in Proportion and Composition
by Kimberly Elam

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1568982496/sr=8-1/qid=1142350720/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-3059847-2408803?%5Fencoding=UTF8

I use this book when I teach intro to design.

withnail
Mar 14, 2006, 10:00 AM
heh...just bought it last night!!!

benwa02
Mar 14, 2006, 05:30 PM
there is another book called The Da Vinci Code by ...

check that out i heard its good and wlll be ordering it soon