THIS CHAPTER answers these questions:
- What is graphic space?
- How should I use white space?
- How do I know where to put the text and images?
- How can I create a professional looking layout?
Graphic space is more than the container that holds your design. It is the area where you organize and manipulate images and text to communicate visually. Although you may think of this area as “just a background” to hold visual elements, graphic space is a design element in its own right. Space communicates information when you use it intentionally.
In this chapter, you will learn how graphic space informs a design. You will see how you can shift your perspective so that the background becomes as important as the foreground. Most important, you will see how becoming aware of space will help you to become a better designer.