First up, balancing.
Balancing on a page is such a crucial step in making everything flow and allowing the onlooker to simply glance at the layout with ease. In humans the sense of balance is innate, simply look at the human body, a scale, a car, ect... When things are unbalanced our brains take a little longer to adjust which creates more work for us, which in turn is the least favorable outcome. Lucky for us though, balance is an easy thing to achieve when you remember one easy slogan, "do as to one what you do to the other." So for example, if there's red on one side, put red on the other. If there's photos in the upper right put photos (or something of equal weight) on the bottom left.
Another big PL accomplishment I had this week was having a chance to mess around with some photo editing software and to make some photo collages. I am fortunate enough to always have more than enough photos to use on my layouts which can sometimes lead to trouble because you only have "x" amount of space.
The main photo editing program I use is PicMonkey, which is a free online tool. This easy to use program offers a lot and you can not only edit in there but you can also make your collage right in the same program - talk about one stop shopping.
|I apologize for the slight slant in the photo...bad angle.|
Well there you have it my PL layout for the week. I hope that I inspired you to get creative. As always make sure to stop back in for more PL tips, layouts, and challenges.