Composition – Layouts and Meanings

Def ; “In the visual arts, composition is often used interchangeably with various terms such as design, form, visual ordering, or formal structure, depending on the context. In graphic design for press and desktop publishing composition is commonly referred to as page layout.” – wiki
Rule of thirds
In this rule there are nine equal squares created by two vertical lines which are equally spaced apart as well as two horizontal lines that are equally spaced apart. The square in the centre. It represents a finer grid layout. The four points where these lines intersect create a centre square which the main elements of your media should be and the other boxes are where the rest of the elements of other focus can go.{ON the intersect points}
The ‘Z’ rule
this layout was borrowed from advertising and usually it follows a ‘Z’ formation with the title at the top, then the image for the majority of the poster and then the actors etc below that so the to and bottom of the z are words and he centre is the image/media.


The Golden Spiral
created by using the golden ratio which is said to be the perfect number. it creates a grid similar to the rule of thirds 1:1:618 is the ratio used and its most commonly found in nature. its made of compositions that are aesthetically pleasing to the eye. 

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