GESTALT

SIMILARITY.

Our eyes tend to group objects
together that are similar in form.

CONTINUITY.

Our eyes tend to follow objects that are
grouped along continuous paths.

CLOSURE.

Our eyes tend to see forms in the
negative space between shapes.

COMMON FATE.

Our eyes tend to group together
objects facing the same direction.

SYMMETRY.

Our eyes tend to be attracted to
compositions with equal balance.

FIGURE-GROUND.

Our eyes see overlapping objects
as foreground and background.

PROXIMITY.

Our eyes tend to see objects that are
close to one another as related.

COMMON REGION.

Our eyes prioritize elements
that are nested within a form.

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Danny Clay,
2022.

How do our eyes use the little parts of an image as clues to make sense of the larger whole?

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