Providing rest areas for the eye


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Providing rest areas for the eye

While I have been stressing the importance of using detail to direct the viewer's interest, it is equally important to utilize areas of contrasting non-interest. An image with no rest areas becomes fatiguing to look at, and confuses the viewer's eye as to what is important within the scene. Let's take a look at how to use the contrast of detail and rest areas to emphasize the subject. Before we get started, I'll just show you the difference between the texture that I applied in the last chapter.

We'll take a look here at both the texture on and off, so you can see how it affects the image. It's subtle, but it is adding detail to the image and that's what we're all about here, adding more detail. Now, let's talk a bit about rest areas. I've got a couple of big rest areas in this image. One is in the foreground here, in the street. There is far less going on here than there is in the main subject area where the line of cars is sitting.

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Providing rest areas for the eye
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Providing rest areas for the eye provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by John Derry as part of the Digital Painting: Street Scene

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