Design For Prom Ticket

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  1. benjamin.morgan

    benjamin.morgan New Member

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    I have to design a prom ticket for the high school and their theme is Listen to your Heart. Here is what i have so far. Please tell me what I can do to improve it. If you want the psd just ask.

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  2. Fireproofgfx

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    I would honestly recommend starting over. There is a lot wrong with this. The colors don't flow together. Specifically the background Gradient. I understand that you are trying to utilize the school colors but you need to use them in a different manner. Also just because the motto is "Listen to your heart" doesn't necessarily mean that you need to add a heart to it.

    But with all that said, I took 10 minutes and went to the Gosnell High website and put together a version to show how your artwork should flow. I don't know the specifics of your artwork, but always make your graphic larger so when it is printed off it comes out sharper. I utilized the school Logo and then I pulled from the colors to keep it all flowing together. If you add red to it you will lose the color flow. The Listen to your heart font might be the wrong font to use depending on the size of the artwork, in which case you would want to change it to a heartier font that would stand out if printed smaller.

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  3. kre8tivemonkey

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    Fireproofgfx

    You do nice work. Where are you from and do you have a website I can look at.

    I'm from New Jersey and always looking for a good freelance. (Still working on my site), but I have a teaser site at: www.kre8tivemonkey.com
     
  4. Fireproofgfx

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    I don't like to share my website because I haven't updated in a long time to the point I think it was done in Tables which I do not do anymore. I need to redesign it but haven't had time since I am volunteering full time on a Congressional Candidates Campaign. But it is http://www.fireproofgfx.com like my name ;)

    Anyways, I like the look of your site. Good job on the logo and color scheme. Needs Contact info but I am sure you are still working on it and will add that later. Is it going to be a jquery slide down when you select say Logos from the menu? Instead of having to scroll down. Good Job though.
     
  5. benjamin.morgan

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    It also has to be 4 inches wide and 2 inches tall. Here is what i have now. [​IMG]
     
  6. Fireproofgfx

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    The colors don't work together.
     
  7. benjamin.morgan

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    i realize that but i don't know what to create this small. i just got the job thrown on me and i don't know photoshop well
     
  8. benjamin.morgan

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    Which one out of these look best? They are all 4 inches wide by 2 inches tall, just like the actual ticket will be.
     
  9. Fireproofgfx

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    Hey Benjamin,

    Here is the graphic adjusted to the 4" x 2" @ 300Dpi

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    When you go to print it, it will down sizes to 4x2 and prints clear and sharp. In some programs you might have to manually downsize it but in PS it does it automatically for me. I changed the cursive to a bolder Cursive and made the school logo a pattern and added it to the BG and made it overlay to give it some depth and a nice little touch. But of course everybody like different things. You might not even like this idea.

    You can see that all the colors work well together. If I add red to it, it will throw off all of the unity that is why red won't work for this. So instead use fancy writing to get your message across.

    If you would like the PSD here is the link http://www.fireproofgfx.com/images/gosnell2.psd
     
  10. benjamin.morgan

    benjamin.morgan New Member

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    Thank You so much!
     
  11. Fireproofgfx

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    You're welcome, did you get a chance to print out a sample of it to understand what I am talking about when I say you need to make it larger. With PS its simple, start a new document and put in the size of your artwork in this case 4x2 and then in the resolution area change it from 72ppi default (Pixels Per Inch) to 300ppi and your canvas will be set properly.
     
  12. benjamin.morgan

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    Yeah, I understand now. I didn't get to print it as i don't have a printer in my house. I will when i go to school tomorrow. Hopefully as small as it is the words listen to your heart will be able to be read easier and the word PROM when printed.. Not entirely sure if I am able to not put April 21, 2012 on there.
     
  13. Fireproofgfx

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    As it is now, I did print it off and everything is readable. You could use a Arial Bold for the date and put it on top, maybe to where it goes behind the School Logo using White as the color I think it would stand out just enough that the date is there but not to distracting.
     
  14. benjamin.morgan

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    I have no clue what you mean. Where does it go behind the school logo? In the middle?
     
  15. benjamin.morgan

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    Also do you mind telling me how you did the overlay?
     
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    [​IMG]

    Is that good?
     
  17. Fireproofgfx

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    Ok instead of adding the drop shadow, add a black 1 pxl stroke and lower the stroke opacity to 28% so that it's not to dark, and make all of the letters UPPERCASE 18-20 pt and center with the head on the logo, that should do it.


    OVERLAY
    Set things to overlay by going over to the Layers Panel ( I am assuming you are using Photoshop and if not I think Gimp has a similar set up) and scroll from Normal to Overlay or Soft Light.
     
  18. benjamin.morgan

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    If i center it with the head part of the letters are cut off.
     
  19. benjamin.morgan

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    i think it might look better with date on the right top corner.
     
  20. Fireproofgfx

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    sorry I wasn't able to respond sooner, been a little busy to say the least. Here is what I meant. [​IMG] Yeah after messing with it, it looks better to the right side.
     

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