and I'd make the logo clickable.
I told him that, good points. And I only did the graphics part, he made it happen code wise
Very busy. I'd remove the things protruding from the side, or at least the yellow things next to the red things. I'd also try to replace the yellow with some other colours, e.g. green.
theyre pretty bad, in a 'my first photoshop web2.0 edition'. theyre literally just a really bad primary colour gradient and a one toned shine. try some nicer colours, try a gradient in the gloss, try circular edges. or better yet, move on from that style, its pretty bland. (asshole post soz dont take it the wrong way)
Hi, trying to get into graphic design, mostly for a course I'm doing.. What software do you guy's use? I assume photoshop but I wanted to ask, thanks in advance. :)
Yeah, glossy fell out of fashion right when LG started using that style in all their ads
If you're a student, you should be able to get a good discount on Adobe's entire design related set of software. As in around $300 that is.
Illustrator - Vector shapes for things like logos, graphical elements and anything that needs to be vectored for the one reason or another.
Photoshop - Editing and/or manipulating photos and images. Most versatile to use for posters, if the poster is going to have a photo in it or heavily edited text, otherwise Illustrator is better.
Flash - Making animated things like ad banners. Can also be used for web-design but should be avoided if there isn't a very specific reason for it. (can also be used as a substitute for Illustrator if you prefer it)
Dreamweaver - To code the basics for websites, getting your shit on the net so you can not only make the webdesign but also see it functioning. Not a necessary program or knowledge for Graphic Designers, but useful to know what they have to deal with so you can adjust yourself to a web-coders needs.
After Effects - To make motion-graphics, useful if you're going to work on animated design for TV or need animation in a commercial poster (screen posters). Not necessary to know.
Fireworks is also handy for quick prototyping of web and application intefaces
I was talking about the ones you get from gamer-pics. The ones you can download from the marketplace. those are the old-ish style xbox gamerpics.
i would still very much move away from that style, it's incredibly outdated (and was always pretty bad. i'm guilty of having gone through that phase too, as are a lot of people.) it won't be long until microsoft changes those too.
eh, you never know - the glossy icons aint that bad.
What is it that's shit now?
Gradients, glossy style icons, or HIS glossy icons?
the entire "gloss" look, as I've come to understand it. It's an old way of making something look fancy that has been overused and now looks really cheap and ugly.
i think simple one color stuff is the shit now. Like the Xbox one, or that Windows OS for the smartphone. They just play with simple shapes in 1 color with no extra effects or anything.
And also now I feel that cars with a matte paintjob look cooler than the ones with a glossy paintjob
Do you graphic designers usually charge hourly rates or by logo? Or does it just depend?
Well, I'm not the best at logos, but I'm trying to make a logo for an internet radio show.
Actually I got rid of the cirlce.
Do you think this is better?
Of the bottom two, I think the first one has the emblem going too far down and it's kind of distracting. On the second one, I'm not a fan of just having a big black rectangle up there because it's even more distracting.
It's normal to have a big focus above the type, but in the second one, it's just blackness and when you use stacked text like it is in your logo it just makes it seem too "long" or something.
Given the choice I actually prefer the top one because your text seems to have a lot of focus and the circular form compliments that. However, I think you could do without a lot of the shapes scrunched inside.
I'm not one of the super experienced experts on here, but that's just how it comes off to me.
well what if I added the word Radio on the second one?
I was playing with what I had while I was waiting for critiques.
I'm going to check the circular thing
It also seems like it's all a bit too tight as well.
yeah, big problem there was that i read it as "electric- CURE - radio"
i think the first one is the best of them
well, fixed that then, and added the circle
also, I just found out that the bolts of the Frankenstein are actually in the neck, and not by the eyes
Yes? No? I don't know
Made a logo again.
For the first time I feel like I actually made a clever and good logo.
I really like the concept dgg