Golden ratio

# Golden ratio

## Golden Ratio

The Golden Ratio is a general mathematical ratio found in nature that can be used to create pleasing, organic-looking compositions in your design, projects or artwork. It is also known as the Golden Mean, the Golden Section or the Greek letter phi. Whether you are a graphic designer, illustrator or digital artist, Golden Ratio can be used to bring harmony and structure to your projects.

## What is the Golden Ratio?

Closely related to the Fibonacci sequence, the Golden Ratio describes the perfectly symmetric relationship between the two ratios.
The Golden Ratio can be illustrated using a Golden Rectangle, approximately equal to a ratio 1: 1.618. This is a rectangle where if you cut a square (the side equal to the smallest side of the rectangle), the rectangle left will have the same ratio as the original rectangle.

## A Golden Rectangle

If you remove the left-hand square from the above rectangle, you will be left with another smaller golden rectangle. It can continue infinitely. Likewise, adding a square equal to the length of the longest side of the rectangle quickly brings you closer to a Golden Rectangle and a Golden Ratio.

## A Golden Spiral

Plotting relationships on a large scale is known as a golden spiral. It occurs naturally in the natural world.
It is used to make golden spirals, followed by golden circles.