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Poster Design: Tips for Creating a Successful Poster

Rule of Thirds

On of the key design elements to making an image/poster visually pleasing is knowing about the “Rule of Thirds” guideline.  This guideline proposes that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections. Proponents of the technique claim that aligning a subject with these points creates more tension, energy and interest in the composition than simply centering the subject.