Kalli's Epic Critique Thread

Discussion in 'Signatures' started by Kalli, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. Cheap_Indian

    Cheap_Indian Well-Known Member

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    When you get time critique my current :)

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    btw, i love your critiques, glad you spend the time to do so
     
  3. Kalli

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    Hey guys, had a long day at work...will critique those two tomorrow I have the day off.
     
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    thnks mate for the critique
     
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  7. Kalli

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    Cheap_Indian -

    I remember you saying somewhere about this tag that it was unique or original or something, and I will definitely give you that. There is no doubt that it is not, however, in my eyes at least I think I would prefer a whored style right now. This tag really is not a whole lot to look at, not being mean I swear.

    The first thing I was wondering, is why does it look like the biker is popping out of a condom? I mean, I really do like the whole idea of the tag, but unfortunately, it does not really look like there is much going on. Since there is not much going on, I feel weird because there is not a whole lot that I can really say about the tag. There is no depth, not really flow, no lighting source, very few effects. That is the main thing, is I would make there be a bit more going on, because I do not think that this tag needs any depth at all. I think you could really go somewhere with this idea though.
     
  8. Kalli

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    Bdiddie -

    I am glad you like my critiques, that is why I do them and take the time. To try to help people and give 100% true critique unlike most who just post to raise their post count.

    Well I am loving the b.w of the tag, because I love b.w tags more than anything on GR! However, I think that it is a little too gray. I think if it has some more darker darks that it would make it look much nicer. However, with that, I think the effects might have been a little overdone. It is hard to describe what I see when I look at the effects, but they kinda look fat and sorta blurred. I think if they were sharper and maybe you had some smaller effects that would help out the tag a lot. Right now too, I think the right side of the tag definitely looks too overcrowded, especially compared to the left.

    The next thing I was looking at was the flow and the lighting in the tag. I can see some sort of flow in the tag, but I think it could have been put together a tad more. I think that the angle you have just does not compliment the render very well and I think maybe a higher angle would have looked nice, or even all going in one direction instead of two. Then also I think the direction of the lighting is right on, but the strength and the transition could use a little work. Also because of the effects the lighting looks like you had to try and have rays and it looks very bad actually. Especially on the lower of the right side because it gets darker way too fast. Also, I think a small light source on the left would have looked very nice because it would compliment the render quite nicely.
     
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    I'm still getting use to the transition from Photoshop CS2 to PSP8 but critique away...
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    My 5th, still learning, thought it would be good to drop by for some advice.

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    You also critiqued another one I had a while back, which was about two before this, I think I'm doing a lot better. I'm glad you take the time to help people out, and it's a shame nobody really gets to say thanks as much as I think they should. So - thanks!
     
  11. Kalli

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    Hey guys...I know I am a little behind, but I work in an hour for about 6 hours. But when I get back tonight I will make sure to catch up on everyone. Sorry!
     
  12. Kalli

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    CheifBravo -

    I am really not feeling this tag all that well. The first thing though that needs to go is the border. NEVER use a 1px border, because there is a .5% chance that it will make the tag look good. Any other time, a 1px border will just completely ruin the tag. The next thing I was taking a look at the was light/dark contrast. I like that you do have that in the tag, however, I think that you overdid it just a tad bit. I think that the light goes to dark way to fast, and if that were toned down just a tad bit that it might make it look better, or just add some better transition. Your light source though as well seems to be a tad strong and that does not help the light/dark contrast. In fact, in the upper areas of the tag with that strong of a light source, there should be some more light to dark transition rather than it just being immediate.

    I can see that you tried to add some depth into the tag, however, it does not seem like you really tried at the same time. There is a small amount of depth in the tag, but I think if you worked with the effects of the tag some more, you could really do better with the depth. Also there seems to be very little flow in the tag. With the effect going around the render that adds some flow and that would be the ideal place of flow, but none of the rest of that tag really compliments that. It more goes in different directions. I would suggest adding some better flow to a tag like this and having the effects all generally guide in one direction. Also the text just seems to be out of place in this tag. The font could work with this tag, but with the light/dark contrast and the colors you chose, the text looks more out of place than anything.
     
  13. Kalli

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    Tushar -

    I hate being mean, and especially to new members, but unfortunately there is not really anything I can honestly say good about this tag. The contrast you have in the tag is just way too strong. You never want to overdo that, and it is possible on your computer monitor it looks fine, but with critique you will find the way you see it is not how most see it. With that in mind, you may have to adjust your screen or figure out what others are seeing, or just always make it so your contrast is not as strong, or seems to mild for you. The effects in the tag are not together at all. It seems as though you just threw a bunch together. The seem to be messy and actually the lines that you have diagonally seem to be of bad quality and pixelated. That is something you need to work on. You need to work on the flow and depth of your tags. Without flow and depth, a tag can be completely ruined and I think that is one of the big issues here.

    Also your lighting source seems to be just placed on there without much thought. I can see that the general direction is correct, but strength and placement were not thought out very well. When using a light source, having maybe just the lower half of the soft brush is sometimes best and having it at the very top or bottom of the tag. Also maybe play around with different canvas and render sizes. Those two here are just not mixing. With the render you chose, a canvas size with a tad more height would have been better in this case. Then lastly the text does not seem thought out either, but more just placed on the tag so that you would have text. I see you worked with color, but unfortunately, the font, size, and placement are all not working. Text is one of the hardest things, and most people will agree. So I would just suggest looking at some tutorials and over the course of time with work you will improve.
     
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    it's been a long time for me...not my best.
     
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    Could you rate this one? Ty already =D
     

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