Master these design elements to improve the visual effect of the screen
Everyone wants to take good photos. Each photographer picks up the camera for a common goal and creates a beautiful image.
But unlike painting, photography is never a blank sheet of paper. You can’t add elements as you want. Photographers can only adjust their arrangement among existing elements to improve the visual effect of the picture.
Deciding how to reorder the scene seen in the viewfinder is one of the most important tasks for each photographer. Photography is not simply pressing the shutter, nor can you imagine an influential image out of thin air. This means that you must re evaluate the existing picture elements and use the elements to be used in the design to build your work.
Elements are all around us. As long as we observe carefully, we can find some clues. The photographer’s eyes should be able to decompose these elements and use them.
The elements are nothing more than dots, lines and planes. The most basic elements form our colorful world.
Lines are one of the most basic elements of the world. They surround images, guide our vision, and provide viewers with a way to enjoy the works. Understanding the power of different lines in graphic design and the images of different lines for audience experience will help your images be more effectively understood and viewed.
Almost every scene has horizontal lines, which often bring calm and give people a sense of peace and quiet.
The vertical line is often related to strength and strength, such as the outline of a skyscraper, the towering trees in the forest, or the waterfall flying down, which are all symbols of strength and grandeur.
Diagonal lines give energy to the image and increase the sense of motion of the image.
It may be difficult for beginners to create curves, but good curve composition can more easily guide viewers’ vision and make your photos tell stories.
In any case, the main significance of the existence of lines in the composition is to guide the audience’s eyes to the theme you want to express.
The second is segmentation. In fact, segmentation is also a kind of guidance. Use segmentation to tell stories.
In addition to such basic elements as lines, color also plays a crucial role in the picture. Color determines the emotional reaction of the audience to the image. They set a mood to watch, and decide which parts of the image should receive more attention.
The Application of Complementary Colors in Color Matching
The most effective way to match colors is to choose complementary colors. Complementary colors refer to two specific colors. In painting art, color or optical system, the color and its “complementary colors” will show a specific effect after mixing. Like black and white, red and green, blue and yellow and so on.
Although we are all familiar with the rule of thirds, which has influenced most of our subjectivity when shooting, the rule of thirds requires us to make the picture out of balance and out of central symmetry.
But we should know that symmetry is the synonym of beauty, and beautiful things must be symmetrical. In a symmetrical composition, the subject you are shooting is placed in the center of the stage and the viewer is encouraged to look around the frame towards the center. This will make the picture feel calm and harmonious, although it may not be so simple.
The only difference lies in the details. A perfect symmetrical pattern will be very beautiful. Of course, the so-called perfect symmetry here is not about mirror symmetry, but about complementary symmetry of left and right elements. If only the main body is in the center, and the elements around are messy, this pattern will also look bad.
If you want to quickly add a new dimension to your image content to break the original balance, the best way is to find a frame in the image. The frame in the basic frame of your image will make the image more interesting.
The simple way is to add new frames through doors or windows. Doors and windows are also one of the most basic and simple frames that we can contact at ordinary times. You can find them anywhere. If you want to take pictures of the beautiful scenery outside the window, you’d better take two steps back and take pictures of the window.
You will see a more wonderful picture.