Settings should compliment the figures you place in your pictures. Choose
settings that help explain and strengthen the actions of the figures. Select a
view for your picture that is clear and effectively communicates a meaningful
statement about the feelings of the people shown.
Surrounding a picture is a border. Your placement of figures and objects
should convince the viewer that the picture is part of the real world.
may confuse the viewer by partially obscuring figures. Figures placed near
borders draw the attention of the viewer out of the picture. You can place
figures facing inward from the border and still maintain viewer interest.
Figures that face borders and gesture toward them also lead the viewer
outside the picture area.
Figure 3-61 shows how the placement of figures inside a border areas affects
Figure 3-61.How figures effect picture borders.
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