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Creating Contrast

• Value and Color

• Large and small: placing mass in space
• Shapes and lines
• Angles and diagonals
• Dimension: expand the space
• Mood and emotions

Simulating the third dimension:

3 ways to suggest depth

  • Look for these qualities in images or you may add page elements that use these techniques.

  • Perspective lines that retreat into single or multiple vanishing points

  • Variations of tone and color: think of an ancient Chinese watercolor painting of mountains that can show distance without perspective

  • Isometric views: the cube is a square, rotated at 30 degrees

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Nord Express, 1927
A.M. Cassandre (1)