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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
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.
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:
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.
Last edited by Giacomo; November 20th, 2009 at 11:29 AM.