A balanced composition is pleasing to the eye; it feels stable, with no one part overwhelming any of the other parts. In this post, we will explore what balance is, why it is important, and two different ways to achieve balance in a design: symmetrically, and asymmetrically.
What is Balance?
Visual balance is the perceived stability of a composition. Our understanding of visual balance stems from our sense of physical balance in the real world. Just as an unbalanced scale tips over to the heavier side, so does an unbalanced design feel unstable and cause discomfort.
A composition's balance is determined...