How do you like my cover to my Spymac pixelmania 9 entry?

in General Discussion edited January 2014

Make sure to vote if you like it .


  • Reply 1 of 6
    O, and here's the page for my entry .
  • Reply 2 of 6
    I like it a lot but can you maybe tone down the light radiating from the Apple so that you can actually see it? It would look a lot better.
  • Reply 3 of 6
    fred_ljfred_lj Posts: 607member
    REALLY nice effect --- be sure to get the guitar absolutely smudge-free and perhaps find a less-distractive background next time around. Besides that, really nice. Did you hand-hold that? I would've had to use a tripod and set the exposure for at least a 1/2 second for that.
  • Reply 4 of 6
    drewpropsdrewprops Posts: 2,321member
    It is a nice effect.

    The enhancements I'd make:

    1) yes, buff that axe with a soft cloth until it's smudge free.

    2) experiment with the incandescent light bleeding under the door. If that's just light from the hallway leaking under the door then you'll need to buy a cheap (less than $5) reflector from K-Mart and take a range of photos with that light closer to and farther from the door. Consider adding a gel to that light.

    3) The drop shadow you've used under your text is up and to the right, which is distractingly UN-like the light emanating from the 'book. The convention for a drop shadow is for it to fall down and to the right of the text, as if the text were lit from above and to the left. Your drop is hard, try softening it. Also consider doing some zippier stuff to the text. Perhaps in this case you have the photographic vision and a graphics person could ally with you to push the look. Right now the text isn't really connecting to the image.

    Overall, were I grading you, you'd get a strong B+ or an would depend on your other coursework. Anyway, keep pushing it!
  • Reply 5 of 6
    Thanks for your opinions guys... I've read all of them. This isn't a final, but does this look better? <--- 5 pxl stroke around each letter, then dodge tool. This was just an experiment.

    I'm also preparing a version where the shadow direction matches the rest of the pictures - simple like on the original.
  • Reply 6 of 6
    O, btw, I PSed off the smudges on the guitar. Looks good.

    *yawn* Enough for tonight.
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