Balance implies equilibrium and symmetry. That doesn’t mean every half of an image must be a mirror image of itself. What it means is that the entirety of the composition should be a balance of overall eye pleasing aesthetics. In this sense, balance can be seen as formal (perfect symmetry) or informal (imperfect but still balanced). Informal balance creates dramatic focus of attention in the viewer and allows the artist to, again, manipulate where the eye is lead. Balance can also be divided into three broad categories: vertical balance (top of image), horizontal balance (bottom left of image) , and radial balance (bottom right of image).