We are on the last week of my 4-part design prinicples! This last one is called Proximity and the idea is that things that are related to each other are close together. Now, Since I make finished word art, I put the words close together, if you were doing a title for a page, I don't think there would be any problem with placing part of the title at the top of the photo and the rest on the bottom. As long as they are close to the photo, you are still following proximity.
I almost always put
each word of my title on a different layer because I want to move them
closer together. You can use that same alpha toolbar I showed you in the
last tutorial to space the rows differently, which I use often when I
am journaling if my text doesn't line up with the journal lines. You can
find that tool where you see it on the screen:
Credits: Steampunk Quick Page
But then when I have several rows of words and I am making word art, I will definitely put them on different layers.
you might see me play around with placing words even on top of each
other. When I do this, I try to make sure to also include the principle
of Contrast so that each word is distinctive enough.
Credits: Steampunk Word Art Clusters
often will add a stroke to the word on top too so it can have a drop
shadow and stand out more, especially if it was a more dainty font. You
can see this below:
Credits: Wishes and Wings Word Art Clusters
you also see my proximity tool with word art is sometimes to make the
words touch each other and then use Contrast to make sure they stand on
their own and don't get lost. I placed "key" and "heart" on different
layers so I could more easily position them as close together as I
Play around with these tools and I'll see you next week with another tutorial for making your layouts and designs great!