Negative Space

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Negative space is the space around the subject of an image. For example, if you have a picture of a ball, the negative space in that picture is everything around the ball.

The clever artist can use negative space to communicate a supporting or secondary idea. With the ball example, that picture could have the ball smack in the middle of an otherwise blank image to convey the idea of a ball sport in Japan.

Actually, it’s useless to explain it in words. You get a better idea if you see for yourself.

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