Emphasis, harmony and unity

  1. What is emphasis

    Emphasis is also referred to as point of focus, or interruption. It marks the locations in a composition which most strongly draw the viewers attention. Usually there is a primary, or main, point of emphasis, with perhaps secondary emphases in other parts of the composition. The emphasis is usually an interruption in the fundamental pattern or movement of the viewers eye through the composition, or a break in the rhythm.

    The artist or designer uses emphasis to call attention to something, or to vary the composition in order to hold the viewers interest by providing visual “surprises.”

    contrast isolates the emphasis point

     

     

     

    Contrast achieves emphasis by setting the point of emphasis apart from the rest of its background. Various kinds of contrasts are possible. The use of a neutral background isolates the point of emphasis

source; http://char.txa.cornell.edu/language/principl/rhythm/rhythm.htm

 

2. Harmony

Harmony in visual design means all parts of the visual image relate to and complement each other. Harmony pulls the pieces of a visual image together. Harmony can be achieved through repetition and rhythm. Repetition reemphasizes visual units, connecting parts and creating an area of attention. Rhythm is the flow depicted in a visual. Rhythm helps direct eye movement.
Patterns or shapes can help achieve harmony.
By repeating patterns in an interesting arrangement, the overall visual image comes together.

Harmony
􀂃 Harmony pulls the pieces of a visual image together.
􀂃 Harmony can be achieved through repetition and rhythm.

3. Unity

unity means the harmony of the whole composition. The parts of a composition made to work together as a total visual theme.

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Unity is the relationship among the elements of a visual that helps all the elements function together. Unity gives a sense of oneness to a visual image. In other words, the words and the images work together to create meaning.

 

 

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the example of unity.

 

source: http://char.txa.cornell.edu/language/principl/rhythm/rhythm.htm

 

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