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How to Use Balance in Graphic Design

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Each graphic designer has a unique style, but the real trick is successfully completing a balancing act with your style to make sure that it is visually appealing. In this Atlantic Design blog post, I'm going to teach you how to use balance to get the most out of your design.

Balance is simply the distribution of elements within a design. It doesn't always mean that everything sits directly in the center of the layout - although that is one option of using symmetrical design. Balance means that the design is weighted to create a certain visual/emotional reaction or affect functional readability within the layout. Throughout this post, I'll be using an octagon with the Atlantic Design colors to show you exactly what all that means.

Symmetrical Balance Symmetrical balance is exactly as it sounds - it means you can divide the layout into equal parts. Below is our first octagon.

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