[Mods]Graphics Practice
Wonder Princess[Co-Creator]
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Posted 8/24/12 , edited 9/8/12
Weekly Graphics Practice



Welcome mods!! You can come here to practice making graphics and improve You can take the weekly test just for the heck of it, or there is the critic center where you make your graphics and ask for advice. (I,Alyka93 will give you the best advice I can, sorry if I can't help much, but I will try my best. )


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Idea Credits to: AMJC


Monthly Graphics Practice


THIS ONE IS REQUIRED

Since a lot of mods in the past have just stopped being active once they are a mod, I have decided to follow the idea of many other groups and create a monthly practice. You must make a graphic using the picture given by the end of the month or I, Alyka93 will delete you from being a mod.

You can sign up again, but if I delete you from mod status more that 5 times, I will not allow you to be a mod anymore. If you are going to be on haitus, then tell me and I will extend your deadline.

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F / Far Far Away
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Posted 8/24/12 , edited 8/30/12

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How long did it take you: 15 minutes
Wonder Princess[Co-Creator]
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Posted 8/24/12 , edited 8/30/12
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Good Points


1) I like your Hibirds. Those are really cute. They definitely fit in with the avii well.
2) The color looks good. Especially since it was colorless to begin with, there was a lot of colors that were possible.
3) Your blending of the texture was good also.


Points to Improve


1) The font in the center ... the swirly scripty one doesn't really fit in to the avatar.
2) The blending was good on the texture, but compared to the plainness of the blue on the rest of the avii, It looks a bit too fancy. If you're going to be fancy, then make all of it fancy. If you're going for simple, keep it simple. Don't get a mixture of the two, because although it looks nice in some aspects, it looks out balanced.
3) I think there might have been too many Hibirds though. :D


Overall score


~10/10 for effort of course :D
~7/10 for balance
~9/10 for creativity
~9/10 for color scheme
~8.5/10 for neatness

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Posted 8/26/12 , edited 8/30/12
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Royal Wonderer[Mod]
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Posted 8/26/12 , edited 9/2/12

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Program Used: Photoshop CS5
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How long did it take you: 10 mins

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F / Far Far Away
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Posted 8/27/12 , edited 8/30/12
Tips for: XxSakuraLacusYukixX

Points to Improve


1.) The texture that you used at the top layer doesn't blend in and it looks messy. Some of it covers my Hibari. You could use Mask and then the brush (black foreground color) to erase some parts that cover the main points in your avatar.
Or if it has something to do w/ ur avii and it goes with your theme, lower its opacity.
2.) The colors that you used didn't match with each other. There's blue here and pink (?) there. Things should flow and blend together (but I know that's a hard thing to do. I have trouble with blending as well).
3.) Hibari also kind of looked squished... probably when the pic was lengthened so you should widen it, too. xD
4.) The right font... is the hardest thing to find! It needs to match the theme and look of the avatar and I think you should improve that, too.
5.) The clipping masks are okay... except the frames didn't look good together with everything. If you want to go for simplicity (or not), play with layer styles. They really help.
6.) And finally... the NAME! (Sorry... I really love Hibari and having his name spelled wrong pains me.) It's Hibari KyoYA. Fufufu. TT.TT


Overall score


~10/10 for effort
~5/10 for balance
~7/10 for creativity
~3/10 for color scheme (sorry! >.<)
~5/10 for neatness
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Posted 8/30/12
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How long did it take you: 12 minutes

Wonder Princess[Co-Creator]
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Posted 8/30/12 , edited 8/30/12
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Good Points


1)The frames of the bunny cover some blank space on the avii and it doesn't look unnatural.
2)You did really well with how you combined both sides of the picture.
3)The color scheme works really well too.


Points to improve


1)I feel like your avii is a bit too wide ... I mean everything looks nice ... but for that kind of picture, I feel like it's a little too wide. (I guess maybe make is short and keep the width, or you could make it a little thinner, but not too thin.) I feel like there is unnecessary space on the sides there, and the people look stretched(on top).
2) Also, even though the circles are there, you should find a way to either blend in the people or make a separate frame for them. Maybe put like a distinguishing line at the bottom of that picture, because it's just like ... blue night sky and stars ... and then it gets cut off and it's a change to two other figures, and it looks like it's supposed to be there, but there are no "boundary" lines separating the pictures.
3)Also, the text is kind of iffy ... I mean it looks good, but then again, I feel like I'd want either different text or no text at all. You can of course leave it, it's no big deal, I just ... feel like it doesn't fit in well there, but that may just be my own personal preference.
4)If you look close enough, you can see that there is only a white/lighter area around the words and the picture frames which ruins the color balance, and looks kind of sloppy. I'm sure if you do it correctly, It would look fine, but they are blotches of white that just don't fit. And those blotches of white/lightness don't appear to be on the original photo.


Overall Score


~10/10 for effort of course :D
~8/10 for balance
~8.5/10 for creativity
~8/10 for color scheme
~8.5/10 for neatness
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Posted 9/1/12
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How long did it take you: 23 minutes
Resources: Just these two. I was mostly using tools (brush&gradient)



Royal Wonderer[Mod]
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Posted 9/2/12 , edited 9/2/12

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Wonder Princess[Co-Creator]
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Posted 9/2/12 , edited 9/2/12

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F / Far Far Away
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Posted 9/3/12 , edited 9/3/12
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Good Points

1.) It's nice that it's simple. Things go well together. :)


Points to Improve


1.) The whole thing's color is sharp and it hurts my eyes. Tone it down a bit.
2.) Could that have been textures on her face? For me, it's really bad to cover the face. Fufufu. (For the circle-circle thingy, the color in there is actually nicer.)


Overall score


~10/10 for effort
~7/10 for balance
~7/10 for creativity
~5/10 for color scheme
~9/10 for neatness


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