Equal distribution laterally across the vertical center line of an image
Distribution laterally relative to the visual weight of a dominant component, rather than the image center.
Distribution of components in a circular pattern around a center point.
used to draw viewer attention to one portionof a composition.
There are a number of methods for emphasizing specific elements or areas in an image. These include:
size, contrast, alignment, and placement
(Bigger or smaller) to other components.
In line, shape, form, value, texture, color (any one or more elemental qualities).
Different alignment from other components or from the entire composition.
Near center, or on significant subdivision of image space such as the rule of thirds, golden mean, etc.
one that contains the bare minimum of elements needed to make a clear visual statement.
good examples of images with economy because they depict a complex object or idea by stripping them down to their most essential details.
icons and graphic signs
A number of discrete elements within a composition exhibit this when their arrangement suggests a larger connected whole.
the art of shaping spaces
helps to bring order to compositions with a large number of elements by arranging them in a harmonious pattern or sequence.
Rhythm can take several forms
regullar, flowing and progressive
Even distribution of components in a design having the same or comparable dimensions; a grid pattern.
A sequence forming or implying a smooth continuous movement, either geometric or organic.
Impression of sequence of events taking place through an image.
a visual grouping of elements within a composition that have similar qualities such as size, shape, or color. By manipulating these qualities, elements of a composition can be associated with each other.
The following qualities can all be used to achieve unity:
Similar shape or other elemental qualities• Common pattern • Continuity • Alignment • Proximity• Common background
refers to the way that element relates to the others in a composition, or the composition as a whole.
the degree of relative difference between those elements
Some of the most common methods of creating contrast are:
alignment, color, value, size, kind, position and focus