Balance: Symmetrical, Asymmetrical, & Radial

Balance is

Symmetrical Balance is when design elements on the the left side of an image mirror the design elements on the right side, or the top mirrors the bottom of the composition.

Asymmetrical Balance is when one part of a text is heavier or lighter than another part of the text—i.e., when more textual elements, especially color or copy, are used in one quadrant of a composition than other parts of the text.

Radial Balance is when textual elements flow from the center of a text.

Symmetrical Balance

Entrega de las llaves a San Pedro (Perugino).jpg
Entrega de las llaves a San Pedro (Perugino)

Asymmetrical Balance

Katsushika Hokusai, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, c. 1829-32

Radial Balance

Strasbourg Cathedral France

Recommended Resources

  • 4 Types Of Balance In Art And Design And Why You Need Them

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