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Visual depth creates the illusion of physical distance perpendicular to the viewer between objects in an image, or moving image. Depth is a fundamental principle of Design . Visual depth exists in both representational compositions and non-representational compositions.

How to Create Depth

  • Make objects overlap
  • Things that are closer appear darker and in focus
  • Objects of the same size will appear larger the closer to the viewer they are and smaller the farther away they are
  • Use Atmospheric-Perspective to show depth
  • Colors become more subdued and muted the farther away. They are and become more saturated the closer they are
  • Linear perspective can help show depth