Creating a Golden Rectangle is pretty straightforward, and starts with a basic square. Follow the steps below to create your own Golden Ratio:
01. Draw a square
Start by drawing a square of any size. The side of this will form the length of the 'short side' of the rectangle.
02. Divide the square
Next, divide your square in half with a vertical line down the centre. This will leave you with two rectangles.
03. Draw a diagonal line
In one of these rectangles, draw a straight line from one corner to the opposite corner.
04. Rotate the line
Rotate this line, pivoting from the bottom (or top) point, until it lines up with the bottom of the first rectangle.
05. Create a new rectangle
Create a rectangle using the new horizontal line and original rectangle as guides. That's your Golden Rectangle.
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