Tutorial for Relationships 004 – Half Wheel with Halos on Foundations
Using Relationship 004
This type of framework works well to establish foundations for activities that radiate up and affect something (halo) or create another set of actions. See the example of how this framework might be used.
Once you have identified the best-suited PowerFramework, download it to a specific location on your computer so you'll be able to find it (the desktop is always a good choice).
Customizing Relationship 004
If you want to change the size/shape of the PowerFramework, be sure to group it and resize the entire group. Hold the shift key down while you size if you want to scale the group. Once resized, ungroup to proceed with other customizations.
Select color from your document's color palette or a complimentary color so that the PowerFramework will reflect the color scheme of the rest of your document. Select "No line" if you want to eliminate the outline of the object, or change the line point size if you want thinner or heavier lines. The lines in the example above are white to blend in with the background and add distinction between the pieces.
Don't use 3D with these frameworks. The halos cannot be layered in a manner that makes the framework look realistic.
Shadows don't add much to the appearance of the framework. But if you need to use them, use them conservatively.
Gradients, patterns, and pictures
Gradients can be used instead of lines to make distinctions between the elements of the framework. Use them carefully so that there is not a lot of variance between the starting and ending colors of the gradient. This way you'll be able to lay text over the elements and all of the text will be readable.
Animate in builds from the bottom using conservative reveals. Animate with purpose, not just for interest.