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White Space Is Not Your Enemy, 3rd Edition by Rebecca Hagen, Kim Golombisky

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SINNERS: 13 AMATEUR LAYOUT ERRORS

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1.  Centering Everything

In general, avoid centered layouts.

2.  Warped or Naked Photos

Keep photographs proportionate, and use hairline rules to border photos that have ambiguous edges.

3.  Too Many Fonts

Try to stick to two per layout.

4.  Bulky Borders & Boxes

Use negative space to group or separate things. If you must use a border or box, choose an understated one.

5.  Cheated or Missing Margins

Be generous with margins, including inset and offset for text and picture boxes.

6.  Stairstepping

Keep headlines in a straight line.

7.  4 Corners & Clutter

Clutter: ...

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