• The Facepunch Graphic Design Thread
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I think it'd look better if the "Linus Axelsson" band was above the backround pattern.
[IMG]http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/3251/dddnb.png[/IMG] Okay. Took some of your criticism to heart and made some changes
[url]http://goo.gl/Shbir[/url] okay so about these, i have a cth-461 and i'm using the nibs that came with the tablet, those are the standars, right?
I liked it better with the blue dots. [img]http://i.somethingawful.com/forumsystem/emoticons/emot-saddowns.gif[/img]
[QUOTE=h0lgr;32112424][IMG]http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/3251/dddnb.png[/IMG] Okay. Took some of your criticism to heart and made some changes[/QUOTE] I'd make the bar graph thicker, and sort out the AA on the stroke around the logos.
[QUOTE=h0lgr;32112424][IMG]http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/3251/dddnb.png[/IMG] Okay. Took some of your criticism to heart and made some changes[/QUOTE] Looks much better! Last couple of things I'd do: Make the icons in the top right hand corner smaller, and give them a dark stroke, not a blue one. Also, don't have the contact info attached to the bottom of the page, make the page taller if necessary so that there's a gap between the bottom and the details
[QUOTE=h0lgr;32112424][IMG]http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/3251/dddnb.png[/IMG] Okay. Took some of your criticism to heart and made some changes[/QUOTE] If you ask me, the very standard overused vintage texture should only be visible on the black parts. It's too busy on the colours and it ruins the text and icons. The icon and graph borders are really jaggy, you should clean them up big time. Why are they jaggy anyways? Not making it in vector I presume? Because if so, remake them with the shape tool so they are vectorized. The upper icons with names really doesn't fit and are shoddily slapped on. You should find some way to implement them into the design. Make them follow the lines. At least push them a bit more to the left so they aren't so tucked into the red and white bordered line.
god damnit i really suck at painting with a tablet, ugh why did i buy one...
[QUOTE=Giraffen93;32116345]god damnit i really suck at painting with a tablet, ugh why did i buy one...[/QUOTE] Practice more on tablet or paper and you'll get better. Practice. Practice Practice Practice Practice.
[IMG]http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/9378/faffa.png[/IMG] Another update, I changed some things. Thanks very much for the criticism, it really helps! Now I have another problem though. The area at the top feels kind of barren. I don't know.
[QUOTE=dgg;32117129]Practice more on tablet or paper and you'll get better. Practice. Practice Practice Practice Practice.[/QUOTE] Well it's acceptable on whiteboard/paper but i can't see the lines/the pen is a fucking beast so i have a hard time drawing [QUOTE=h0lgr;32117239][IMG]http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/9378/faffa.png[/IMG] Another update, I changed some things. Thanks very much for the criticism, it really helps! Now I have another problem though. The area at the top feels kind of barren. I don't know.[/QUOTE] MEN SERIÖST MÄNNISKA kreativ grafiker står ju ut lite väl mycket, kanske ändra lite på den färgen? :v:
[QUOTE=h0lgr;32117239][IMG]http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/9378/faffa.png[/IMG] Another update, I changed some things. Thanks very much for the criticism, it really helps! Now I have another problem though. The area at the top feels kind of barren. I don't know.[/QUOTE] 75 + 50 + 25 = 150% huh?
[QUOTE=Vietnow;32117495]75 + 50 + 25 = 150% huh?[/QUOTE] Actually it's supposed to be skill level, not the split knowledge. See what you mean though.. maybe there's a way to enhance this
[QUOTE=h0lgr;32117239][IMG]http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/9378/faffa.png[/IMG] Another update, I changed some things. Thanks very much for the criticism, it really helps! Now I have another problem though. The area at the top feels kind of barren. I don't know.[/QUOTE] Much much much better. The top should be barren, stuff shouldn't be everywhere, there should be concentrated areas of stuff happening and concentrated areas of stuff not happening in order to maintain a balance and relaxed feel, even in the busiest works. But seriously, why do you insist on having that texture on the coloured areas? It's hardly even visible there making a mess, what am I supposed to look at? The red and blue line or the wishy washy hard to see symbol shit on top of it? I can't decide, guargahrgh, gives me a headache. At least remove it from the program logos and graph bars. Logos should be logos, don't mess with them unless it makes it blend into the scene or something, which it absolutely doesn't here.
[img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1275475/poster.png[/img]
[QUOTE=Giraffen93;32112551][url]http://goo.gl/Shbir[/url] okay so about these, i have a cth-461 and i'm using the nibs that came with the tablet, those are the standars, right?[/QUOTE] I thought all the nibs were the same? Pretty sure those would work, I've used my girlfriends tablet PC nibs for my bamboo.
help [IMG]http://u.cubeupload.com/Signal/1a4Breznaslova.png[/IMG] any good ideas for the background colour? and errythign else
maybe just a subtle white gradient?
[QUOTE=wewt!;32181809]help [IMG]http://u.cubeupload.com/Signal/1a4Breznaslova.png[/IMG] any good ideas for the background colour? and errythign else[/QUOTE] The D in Dijaška doesn't look good when it's overlapping the p. I also think you should use a font for the title and subtitle, not a handwritten sign. Because that way you'll have more control over the radius of the title and it'll look neater. Now it looks messy. The sestanki vsak ponedeljek ob 14:35 needs to either be in all upper case or all lower case. And I'm not a big fan of gradient, but the background looks depressing. Maybe you should make a lined background. I can't explain it so here is a picture. [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1275475/lines.png[/img] You know kind of like that but better cause I have no talent in graphical design whatsoever. I love the design of the girl but her ankle looks broken. And since you said you have a Facebook group, maybe actually write the Groups username? The girl and writings next to it could be bigger. And since the whole poster isn't very visually stimulating other than the lovely idea behind the girls design, maybe add a horizontal banner across the lower part of the poster to highlight the meetings part or the title. Or both. Whichever looks best. [editline]8th September 2011[/editline] Oh btw the lines I did. Yours should be more anti aliased and with a lower contrast.
Thanks! I'll go over everything but I'll have to leave the background as is for now because I'm not sure what our printing budget/capabilities are right now
Or something like this for the bg: [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1275475/bg2.png[/img] It'll probably look better in print. Also this time try to get those guys in print to let you do a test print before squeezing out 50 of these. Cause last I remember those people that handled printing weren't very competent. [editline]8th September 2011[/editline] Also I'm pretty sure the printing is printed in CMYK and they use those board metal thingies for printing. So since you used a bunch of colors on the girl they're pretty much going to have to use all of the available colors anyway. Using different shades of gray doesn't make a difference. In fact the brighter the background, the less ink they're using. Makes sense since you're printing on white paper and there is only black ink, no white ;)
Still a lot of stuff to redo, I've only aligned the letters now because I couldn't write at all at the time. [img]http://u.cubeupload.com/Signal/b00Breznaslova.png[/img] I might redo the girl in order to make her bigger and fill in more space, the background is still WIP and I also may keep the centered facebook thing and put the coloured lettering where it used to be, so this is just one option
Oh lawd no. That thing you've got going on with Sestanki isn't working for me. I feel the text really should be gray and just a banner behind it. And your hanwriting works for the Š but the pric are sloppy work. So is the Dijaška revija. [editline]8th September 2011[/editline] And srsly try out the background in the post above, I promise it uses less ink than what you've got going on now.
yes the title text is the same as before, it's just a place holder right now because I couldn't write at the time I'll keep the text black then and balance the colours some other way I'm also considering making the background white, I'll work on it more tomorrow also this time we will have time to actually look at the test print :dance:
[QUOTE=wewt!;32185580]yes the title text is the same as before, it's just a place holder right now because I couldn't write at the time I'll keep the text black then and balance the colours some other way[/QUOTE] No I think you can be bold and make the text gray as the background, add the little 3d effect (the one that just adds a black edge on the lower right parts) and a colorful matte banner. I think if you make it gray the strong black in the girl figure will drag the attention to her and the black title. Which is what you would want the people applying to this magazine class to see first.
I'll keep that in mind
[IMG]http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/4995/6326.png[/IMG] Updated it abit. Aliasing is all fucked up, and I think it has something to do with shapes being not correctly rounded. Gonna try to figure it out.
Yeeeeeeeeeeeee-AHAHAhaha haHAAHAH. No. You were supposed to make those icons in that colour, not just change the hue of the icons. A.k.a, make them from scratch with two/three colours. (perosnally I thought they were just fine as they originally were. Though I seriously do not understand why you have Starcraft 2 as a contact info. This is a portfolio coverish thing is it not? What kind of business company would contact you over Starcraft? It's just highly unprofessional.) I also don't like the inner shadow you've got going on. Especially not on the contact information in the right lower corner. Other than that I personally like it.
I personally like the inner shadow, as it gives otherwise nonexistent depth to the piece. As far as the contact images, definitely just make them from scratch in your color scheme, and please for the sake of your future get rid of that SCII bit in there, unless this isn't for your portfolio.
Obviously I'm putting the SC2 icon there for a reason. I agree now that the contact icons should be remade in my own design, gonna get on that next.
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