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Thursday, March 5, 2015

FREE Lesson: The Rule of Thirds


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I am sure you have heard about the rule of the thirds for creating really balanced and expressive layouts, well I am here to help take the mystery out of it all! First mentally divide your page into 9 squares. I'm using 12x12 paper, but this works for all paper/canvases. Try it with 8.5x11, A4, SRA3, or etc.



Where the lines cross one another (see the purple flower below as an example) these are your focal points. This is where you want to put the item(s) which should catch the viewer's eye when they first look at the layout.


Also, when using different colored/patterned papers, it usually looks pleasing to the eye if you use one paper for 1/3 of the layout, and the other paper for 2/3 of the layout.


Now, put your photo and the embellishments onto the layout according to the grid and you are done! I put my photo where the above purple flower was, and used white space where the purple paper was above. I filled the bottom cream colored paper from above, with chevrons and added a few embellishments.
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