My Professional Opinion

Discussion in 'Signatures' started by Clash, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. Clash

    Clash The Go-To Guy

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    Negative space ("empty space") is an effective design technique. It allows for points get across without being crowded with imagery. Around text, it's called breathing room. Crowded text, or text over images can get hard to read...making headlines like this difficult to read.

    If you want to experiment... scroll down a post I've posted in that you haven't read before. Don't focus on anything in particular. When you get to the bottom, list all the text you remember. If you remember it, it's effective design. If not, well...to each his own.
     
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    One Of A Kind Well-Known Member

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    Could you please stop being so petty, not everyone is going to like your work... I thought it was a good piece that lacked direction. Which is pretty much what Clash said in his own way.

    Now back on topic..

    Cnc please:

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    -Better lighting

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  3. Clash

    Clash The Go-To Guy

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    Jeez... some people... thanks mods for cleaning up the mess.

    Anywho...

    Absolutely love the color contrast. B\W with subtle coloring is my favorite color composition. As for the layout comp... looks wonderful. Smooth transition from image to type...great use of highlights and shadows. Some of the shadows in the BG (specifically the black dot with the white dash through it) are a little distracting to the focal image. For the BG, i'd adjust your curves if you've used them before. (make absolute black about #666666)

    Other than that...wonderful piece. Id like to see more from you.

    10/10 <- I don't just hand these out.

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    Here's what I meant with the curves.

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    Amergin Well-Known Member

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    Here's another, since you like text so much. :P

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  5. Clash

    Clash The Go-To Guy

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    Ok... most common design error... the LENS FLARE:cry:

    few points off for that. It has no place here. I won't waste space here explaining what's wrong with it, you'll have to do some googling on your own time for that.

    Type - Great...very interesting placement. Would like to see a subtle graphic element in the neg. space to the left.

    Color - Wonderful (watch your pure whites) :)

    I would like to see a frame on this... I have an idea for it... please hold...

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    here's an idea [​IMG] I'll leave it to you to execute.
     
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    Clash do you have any typography youve done?
     
  7. JmJ

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    since no one else bothers to look at my work

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  8. Clash

    Clash The Go-To Guy

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    My portfolio is up at www.abcreative.me might be a few type pieces in there...haven't updated it in a while.
     
  9. Clash

    Clash The Go-To Guy

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    Great work here. Both pieces are beautiful compositions. Use of color/textures is spectacular. Layout is great...mixed media done RIGHT.

    10/10
     
  10. Unforgiven Soul

    Unforgiven Soul Senior Member

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    hey just wanted to let you know i think your sotw entry is epic and it has my vote fershurr.
     
  11. epik-designs

    epik-designs Banned from GR

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    hows it look dont be afraid to be harsh.
     
  12. Clash

    Clash The Go-To Guy

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    I see the color...but the type is lacking "life" (throw some italics in there);)

    Design no-nos
    - Centered graphic
    - Drop Shadow
    - Complex color pallet

    The concept is good here, but the execution has room for improvement.

    4/10
     
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    epik-designs Banned from GR

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    thanks if i still have the psd, ill try to spruce this up and get it back in here.
    EDIT:
    heres 2 more. i was jsut guna put 1 in but they are like the same but one i did different lol
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    you can do both but if you want you can choose just one that is better. also does it have to be a sig? i have some LP's i want to see how good they are
     
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  14. Clash

    Clash The Go-To Guy

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    This is another situation where they're to halves to a whole.

    Type is nice in #2, terrible in #1. Cut-out is nice in #1, over filtered in #2.

    I'd like to see #1 colored like #2 with the type treatment you gave #2,

    both 5/10
     
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    epik-designs Banned from GR

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    thanks again. so what about large pieces? can i throw 1 in
     

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