Balance is concerned with the distribution of visual interest. In other words, what is where in a composition. There are two systems for achieving balance:
Above text paraphrased from http://daphne.palomar.edu/design/bsymm.html and http://daphne.palomar.edu/design/asymm.html
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STUDENTS: ONE SAMPLE EACH OF SYMMETRICAL AND ASYMMETRICAL BALANCE
Please check this each Monday of the semester for information. Put this in your head. Use it. Live it. Be a great designer.