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Old Aug 12, 2012, 02:14 PM   #1
kat.hayes
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Contrast vs. Emphasis?

When trying to make an element stand out whether it is typography or a graphic element using color, scale, value, etc. to draw emphasis to it, from a graphic designer's terminology point of view, is this the same thing as contrast?

Are the concepts of emphasis and contrast essentially the same thing OR are there some differences?

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Old Aug 12, 2012, 09:09 PM   #2
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I do see them as being different. Emphasis can be gained simply by surrounding a item with empty space.






Emphasis.






While I suppose you could consider that contrast ... emptiness vs. object ... I still see them as being different components of the design solution.
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