Balance of shapes: How much is too much?


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Balance of shapes: How much is too much?

Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? The answer in color is yes. When you consider that a color can have an actual size and shape, there are times when a color can overpower a piece when less would have been more. Primary colors, and secondary colors in their most vibrant form speak the loudest in an image. And like the loud friend in a gathering, can dominate the conversation. Paying attention to how much of a focal color you use, and what the shape tells us, when we see it, will help you make better choices when designing an image.

Here we have two pale purple circles. They're the same size, shape, and color. It's unlikely that either one draws your attention more than the other. Suppose one is changed to a bright red. Does this change your focus? It's likely that the red circle dominates your attention as we tend to notice more vibrant color or colors in our field of vision, over less vibrant ones. Now if we shrink the red circle to a small dot, does it still draw your attent...

Balance of shapes: How much is too much?
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