View Full Version : Spotting Blacks?

03-20-2009, 12:00 PM
I understanding spotting blacks to help things pop but how does blacks controll the movement of the eye? I have no idea how that works. Any examples would be great. Thanks guys.

Gav Heryng
03-21-2009, 02:47 PM
The easiest way to think about it is that your eye is drawn to areas of contrast, so anything important should be a visible as possible. When working in black and white, white represents light areas and black represents dark areas (simple, eh?). White against black creates the contrast of light against dark. You can use this contrast to focus the reader's attention on certain parts of a panel as your eye is more naturally drawn to areas of light. So, by carefully planning where items of interest go in a panel and creating that contrast between white and black (ie;'"spotting the blacks") you can lead the readers eye through the panel and through the page.

Hope this helps.