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    help with focus

    Hi there!
    I'm doing a tea box project and I'm a bit stuck.
    I'm trying with this image to center the main focus on the tea cup. The image on the left is the current one. I was thinking of adding a band to the tea cup and desaturating the purple kimono. Do you think this helps? Any pointers

    Thank you!

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    Hey!

    Nice illustration!

    The band helps but I think it might be too subtle (That is if you want the cup to be the first thing anyone notices). You should try to make the kimono darker and not less saturated. Since the coup is white, changing saturation doesnt have a big impact. Contrast is a more powerfull tool for focusing in general.

    Another approach migt be to make the cup bright red, but that would be too bold I suppose.

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    Another option would be to have the cup pink with red floral patters. Texture is a good way to emphasize things.

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    As obstfelder noted above, the eye always goes to the point of greatest contrast (in terms of value and saturation). So if you want to make the teacup the focus, you should make that the point of greatest contrast. I made the cup closer to 100% white and not only darkened the rabbit's kimono but made it more intense:

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    Edit: my point is it's all about the relation between elements. If you want something to stand out, you can either make it brighter or make its background darker.

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    now i think the kimono is too much saturated, you should lower the saturation and maybe darken a little more the kimono

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