Design Principles and Element: Emphasis

Posted: February 9, 2012 in Uncategorized
Sistine Chapel Ceiling: Creation of Adam

Sistine Chapel Ceiling: Creation of Adam

Emphasis can be used by proportion, color, direction, and placement — amongst other things.  The emphasis created here (on the right) is where Adam’s and God’s hands are almost touching. There is a bright area surrounding this part of the image. It draws your eye in. The emphasis is on the middle of the image.

In Graphic Design, the image on the left, the emphasis is created from the direction of the arrows and the color of the background of where the word EMPHASIS is placed.

Emphasis

Emphasis

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