The Rule of Thirds

Eric Garcia Li Li Michael Perry

What is the rule of thirds?

What is the rule of thirds?
a rule of composition that makes your visual presentation more dynamic and pleasing to the eye

The bottom level is the foreground; the middle is the middleground; the top is the background

The intersections of the lines, power points, are best for points of interest

Rule of thumb: don't place the focus of your composition directly in the center

Photoshop: create guides to help you adhere to the rule of thirds

Variations on the rule of thirds: quarters

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