Techniques of Graphic Design

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Techniques of Graphics Graphic size, layout, type and style, rules, borders, and color and cross hatching are all techniques used when showing quantitative differences between pie and bar charts (Lesikar, 2008). The graphic size is the size that contents and the importance justifies. The layout is determined by size and content requirements. Rules distinguish one section or graphic from another. Borders separate the graphic from text. Color and cross hatching help readers see comparisons and distinctions. Depending on the importance of the information, the size, type, rules, and border will be different with each level of importance. When the information is very important to the reader receiving the message in a clear and understandable manner, a full page may be more appropriate. With less importance, a half of a page or less may be more appropriate. The border will separate the graphic from the text for the reader to determine the meanings of the graphic. The layout of the graphic will depend on how much space the content requires. The color in graphics can improve comprehension, retention, and ease of extracting information. Both color and cross hatching add to the attractiveness of the report. Clip art helps to understand the message. Background color, photos, and art should enhance the message in the graphic. These techniques help to get the message across in a more clear and concise manner. Bar and column charts compare differences in quantities by differences
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