The PokéCommunity Forums Create & Discover Art & Design Graphics & Photography
The Graphics Rating Thread - Read Post #1

Graphics & Photography Display graphics such as banners, icons, and/or photographs that you have taken.

 
 
Thread Tools
  #76    
Old June 1st, 2011 (8:35 AM).
Aquacorde's Avatar
Aquacorde Aquacorde is offline
-- don't you dare look back
     
    Join Date: Jul 2004
    Location: Ankh-Morpork
    Age: 23
    Gender: Female
    Nature: Bold
    Posts: 10,229
    I like the render, but I feel like it's rather small. There's quite a lot going on in one little space, which makes it seem kinda compressed and squished. Also, the big white space bothers me. It makes one focus more on the render, which as I said is very busy.

    This was actually done before the last one I posted, so idk. What can I do to better them?

    __________________
    Sorley
    BEYOND

    Mihira Anand
    Journey Optional

    Roleplay Theatre

    Relevant Advertising!

      #77    
    Old June 1st, 2011 (6:38 PM). Edited June 4th, 2011 by zZJoennZz.
    zZJoennZz's Avatar
    zZJoennZz zZJoennZz is offline
    What da!?
    • Silver Tier
     
    Join Date: Apr 2010
    Location: Philippines
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Jolly
    Posts: 188
    It should be small because it's a sprite.

    About your work. You should learn how to blend and make a effect that aren't messy.
    About blending, try to add adjustments layers and the effects, learn how to use C4D and other stuff in good.

    Sorry I don't have any work to rate.
    __________________

    ...mehehehe
      #78    
    Old June 8th, 2011 (7:48 PM).
    Alternative's Avatar
    Alternative Alternative is offline
    stalwart command
    • Crystal Tier
     
    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Location: Adelaide, Australia
    Age: 24
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Impish
    Posts: 4,268
    Well there'd be no point in giving more criticisms on that tag Anna, since you already know my thoughts and stuff. :P
      #79    
    Old June 14th, 2011 (10:04 AM).
    Xyrin's Avatar
    Xyrin Xyrin is offline
    Furret
    • Gold Tier
     
    Join Date: May 2008
    Location: Northern Indiana, USA
    Age: 18
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Jolly
    Posts: 1,065
    I really like the render. I like how you used a filter on it to make it look...Cool. That sign looks really out of place and looks slapped on. It would look better without it. The planet in the background is a nice touch.

    Rate mine? I really want some good Crit because I'm not too good. Doing an Icon set. :P Don't rate the quality because I know it's not that great.

    __________________

    Furret


    The Creeper Hub ~ x - Icons by Anastasia - My Twitter ~ x
      #80    
    Old June 16th, 2011 (8:38 AM).
    Alternative's Avatar
    Alternative Alternative is offline
    stalwart command
    • Crystal Tier
     
    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Location: Adelaide, Australia
    Age: 24
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Impish
    Posts: 4,268
    They're nice, I'll tell you that. I like the consistency you've used for the style, which is always nice. There's nice lighting and it's efficient, but you lack sharpening. It doesn't seem sharp enough for the focal points to stand out. Just sharpen the focal somewhat and you should be good to go.


    Be warned, it's a tag built for CSS, so that's why it's empty.
      #81    
    Old June 16th, 2011 (4:04 PM).
    Rainflower's Avatar
    Rainflower Rainflower is offline
    분홍신
       
      Join Date: Jan 2009
      Location: Southeast Asia
      Gender: Female
      Nature: Lonely
      Posts: 440
      Very nice, but I think the font in your banner could be more-- attractive. (idk how to phrase it, sorry my English is not really that good >.<)
      Overall, I like the effect and coloring and the whole lighting effect. Keep it up! :">



      Original art
      __________________
      “Close to the Toyotomi’s left arm, Shima Sakon!
      Now, now, the bets have started!”

      ___________________________


      currently playing: pokemon omega ruby
        #82    
      Old June 16th, 2011 (4:57 PM).
      Cycle's Avatar
      Cycle Cycle is offline
         
        Join Date: Jul 2010
        Gender: Male
        Nature: Jolly
        Posts: 177
        Give it a good sharpen and you should be good to go. Tone down the lighting a bit as well.

        __________________
          #83    
        Old June 24th, 2011 (7:23 PM).
        Alternative's Avatar
        Alternative Alternative is offline
        stalwart command
        • Crystal Tier
         
        Join Date: Jan 2009
        Location: Adelaide, Australia
        Age: 24
        Gender: Male
        Nature: Impish
        Posts: 4,268
        I like how you've used the C4D's to create flow within the focal, which doesn't really seem to have much flow there in itself. Lighting is nice, but I don't know what's with that weird scribbly line you've done closer to the bottom left corner. It just seems random to me and out of place.

          #84    
        Old July 13th, 2011 (7:26 PM). Edited July 13th, 2011 by TwilightBlade.
        TwilightBlade's Avatar
        TwilightBlade TwilightBlade is offline
        All dreams are but another reality.
        • Crystal Tier
         
        Join Date: May 2007
        Location: Florida
        Age: 25
        Gender: Female
        Posts: 6,675
        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Cycle View Post

        Hmm the dimensions are certainly different but they very well fit the stock. I like the use of the c4ds and space/dust background! I'm not really liking the red and yellow streaks in the c4ds. If you'd like to keep them, make them more similar to the yellows in the butterflies and reds on her bow. If you're using Photoshop, play around some more with layer adjustments, especially gradient maps, photo filters, and color balance to achieve a more natural coloring. I'm alright with the bottom left corner scribble.

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Alternative View Post


        Aaa putting the stock in a clipping mask and in a bar off to the right side is too much for me. What I'd love to see is a clipping mask over the text since it's bothering me. I do like the stock, text placement, cropping and the red/yellow smudge smoke behind him.

        I need some help on this one:
        __________________
          #85    
        Old July 18th, 2011 (1:44 AM).
        Brane's Avatar
        Brane Brane is offline
        -
           
          Join Date: May 2011
          Age: 23
          Gender: Male
          Posts: 372
          Quote:
          Originally Posted by TwilightBlade View Post

          Hmm the dimensions are certainly different but they very well fit the stock. I like the use of the c4ds and space/dust background! I'm not really liking the red and yellow streaks in the c4ds. If you'd like to keep them, make them more similar to the yellows in the butterflies and reds on her bow. If you're using Photoshop, play around some more with layer adjustments, especially gradient maps, photo filters, and color balance to achieve a more natural coloring. I'm alright with the bottom left corner scribble.


          [/CENTER]
          Aaa putting the stock in a clipping mask and in a bar off to the right side is too much for me. What I'd love to see is a clipping mask over the text since it's bothering me. I do like the stock, text placement, cropping and the red/yellow smudge smoke behind him.

          I need some help on this one:
          I'd say positioning and texture is great. But the yellow is too penetrating and sonic blends in with it too much. You should try making the outside of it a darker tone while closer to Sonic it could remain the same. It just takes away from the sharpness. I also think you could lower the tone of the whole thing, and then just add external light sources and darken the bottom of the image a little.

          First sig I've done in ageeesss.
            #86    
          Old July 20th, 2011 (8:44 AM). Edited July 20th, 2011 by Shattered_Soul.
          Shattered_Soul's Avatar
          Shattered_Soul Shattered_Soul is offline
          Just Because :)
             
            Join Date: Feb 2011
            Age: 20
            Gender: Female
            Nature: Relaxed
            Posts: 29
            Quite honestly, I don't like the text much at all. The way you placed it would look good in a typography sort of thing, but in this signature it doesn't exactly add to it at all. Try using the rule of thirds when placing text, it helps alot. The whole thing is just a bit over contrasted, especially where your focal is. You have some decent flow going on, just try to emphasize on it a bit more, maybe add some c4ds. Also, it could use a bit more depth, and the right side seems rather empty. Nice job though! I like it! KIU!





            Critique whichever one you like! (:
            __________________
              #87    
            Old July 30th, 2011 (6:25 AM).
            [T]ouko's Avatar
            [T]ouko [T]ouko is offline
            Dedicated Scripter!
               
              Join Date: Jul 2011
              Gender: Female
              Posts: 46
              I'm gonna critique both

              Overall, I like them both. About the 'Laxgirl' one, I don't really feel that the background fits with the render. And it's a bit 'empty' near the left. Maybe you like it, but the picture I'm posting is more 'busy' and 'full', I like that better most of the time.

              The 'Category X' one is in my opinion better. Because it's an alien / monsterlike that darkness fits really well, I think. The eyes are pretty cool too =)

              I feel really weird critiqueing you, 'cause your work is better than mine

              It's my first-ever Tag, so go easy on me But I'd like to know how it can be better. And I hope I didn't make any big mistakes.

              __________________


              Credits to: .Mini
                #88    
              Old July 31st, 2011 (9:42 AM).
              Azure Wish's Avatar
              Azure Wish Azure Wish is offline
              Haha. No.
                 
                Join Date: Jul 2011
                Gender: Female
                Nature: Calm
                Posts: 34
                Its not bad for your first tag, but a few things that bug me:
                One is that you have blurred it waaaaay too much. I get blurring the background a little, but here its so fuzzy that you cant see any details. Touko is also extracted rather poorly; try using the pen tool next time. It seems like the smudging around her was to mask that.
                One thing that I did like about this tag was the font. However, blurring it slightly made it look a bit tacky IMO. Moving the T a bit closer also would have helped a bit.
                Overall, good start!
                Spoiler:
                  #89    
                Old August 12th, 2011 (11:04 AM).
                [T]ouko's Avatar
                [T]ouko [T]ouko is offline
                Dedicated Scripter!
                   
                  Join Date: Jul 2011
                  Gender: Female
                  Posts: 46
                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Azure Wish View Post
                  Spoiler:
                  I don't really like that the background is pretty much empty, and in the middle is only the text. But the text is really cool, the letters are made beautifully, the effects around the text go well with the text. The only thing that'd bother me would be the empty background.


                  Spoiler:
                  __________________


                  Credits to: .Mini
                    #90    
                  Old August 19th, 2011 (7:12 AM).
                  TahtGamer's Avatar
                  TahtGamer TahtGamer is offline
                     
                    Join Date: Aug 2011
                    Gender: Male
                    Posts: 3
                    Oh god, I'm so awful at giving feedback >.>, I'll give it a go any way, I really like the use of blending, It makes it feel like it's there, Not just sticking out like a sore thumb, I just dont like how the nose dissapeared, Makes the person look flat.


                    Can someone just rate the sig down below? I'm new at GFX and would like some feedback
                    __________________
                      #91    
                    Old August 19th, 2011 (10:55 AM).
                    Loki's Avatar
                    Loki Loki is offline
                    x
                    • Gold Tier
                     
                    Join Date: Aug 2005
                    Location: Tokyo, Japan
                    Nature: Calm
                    Posts: 6,872
                    For being new to GFX, that's not bad at all! I would suggest next time perhaps moving charmander a bit more to the left, so that he's a bit easier to spot. Also, try not to use so many of the same colors. It's a bit bland, if you don't mix things up! Otherwise, there's not much to it save for the texture. I recommend that, as a new GFXer, you should experiment a bit more. Even if it doesn't look good, you'll learn a lot!

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by [T]ouko View Post
                    Spoiler:
                    You've blended your focal a bit too much, particularly on her arm, and the text doesn't really fit with the style. I like the general idea you've got going on, but the over smudging is really distracting. ^^;;
                      #92    
                    Old August 19th, 2011 (2:31 PM).
                    TahtGamer's Avatar
                    TahtGamer TahtGamer is offline
                       
                      Join Date: Aug 2011
                      Gender: Male
                      Posts: 3
                      Interesting, Perhaps the colours could be a little less "dull"? Other then that great job ^.^ Overall a solid 9/10


                      I've revised my Charmander forum Signature, Hopefully now it looks less "bland", Also I just realised it changed my previous post's signature aswell, Anyway \/
                      __________________
                        #93    
                      Old August 27th, 2011 (7:36 PM).
                      Loki's Avatar
                      Loki Loki is offline
                      x
                      • Gold Tier
                       
                      Join Date: Aug 2005
                      Location: Tokyo, Japan
                      Nature: Calm
                      Posts: 6,872
                      Eehhh, I can't say I think this green color matches very nicely with your charmander stock, especially considering that for some reason it's way more desaturated than it was before? I wouldn't recommend outer glow being used on the text like that either. The radial blur that centers around your text takes away from your focal, so if you had to use a radial blur on this, you'd probably want to stick it behind Charmander, if at all.


                      ----



                      Wow I struggled so hard with this just to get this crummy POS. XDDD
                      Graphics and I don't mix, it seems. But it was fun taking a spin at it. >ah nostalgia

                      I used a stock by [email protected], and.... a texture by someone I don't remember because I never credited people back in the day. (Lol...)



                      Origami Cyclone is my #1 Hero, btw.
                        #94    
                      Old August 27th, 2011 (7:45 PM).
                      .Mini's Avatar
                      .Mini .Mini is offline
                      Graphics Artist
                         
                        Join Date: Jun 2011
                        Location: InCognito
                        Gender: Male
                        Nature: Relaxed
                        Posts: 68
                        Hmm, looking at it I like it, but INSTANTLY i see something that doesn't fit. At the bottom of the tag, a little effect that looks like it's on softlight is going over the focal. That shouldn't be there, it totally kills the flow and makes the focal look a little tacky. Other then that I like it a lot. Just that ONE LITTLE EFFECT will be on my mind. Forever and Ever ;3.
                        __________________


                        ☆ | Click | My Sig | For | My | DeviantArt | ☆
                          #95    
                        Old August 27th, 2011 (9:02 PM).
                        Loki's Avatar
                        Loki Loki is offline
                        x
                        • Gold Tier
                         
                        Join Date: Aug 2005
                        Location: Tokyo, Japan
                        Nature: Calm
                        Posts: 6,872


                        I think I removed what you were talking about. *V*d;;
                          #96    
                        Old August 27th, 2011 (10:41 PM).
                        .Mini's Avatar
                        .Mini .Mini is offline
                        Graphics Artist
                           
                          Join Date: Jun 2011
                          Location: InCognito
                          Gender: Male
                          Nature: Relaxed
                          Posts: 68
                          You got part of it, see those black lines, i think it's connected to w/e is going behind him on the right side. The effect or w/e it is ; is on the left side. You see?

                          ````````````````````````
                          __________________


                          ☆ | Click | My Sig | For | My | DeviantArt | ☆
                            #97    
                          Old September 7th, 2011 (6:43 PM).
                          Winneon Winneon is offline
                          しょうない
                          • Crystal Tier
                           
                          Join Date: Jun 2011
                          Location: Texas
                          Gender: Male
                          Nature: Mild
                          Posts: 526
                          Here is a tag I made today honoring 9/11 and all of the innocent lives lost.


                          May I have some feedback?
                          __________________
                          Let somebody else try first.
                          casual twitterpairgithub
                            #98    
                          Old September 7th, 2011 (7:14 PM).
                          seeker's Avatar
                          seeker seeker is offline
                          Electric
                          • Platinum Tier
                           
                          Join Date: Apr 2009
                          Location: Ireland
                          Posts: 10,816
                          http://imagedatabase2.wikispaces.com/file/view/neverforget911.png/251804552/neverforget911.png

                          First of all, I don't want to intrude on any cultural issues here, so my comments will solely be in relation to your work and not its subject matter. At any rate, you're lacking a strong focal point. The flag here doesn't really support the tag well enough, and it also has some inconsistent lighting around in along with very little of the focal point being, well, focused upon. The tag overall lacks any sort of composition, there's no real flow or clarity to it. This is due to a number of things, primarily the fact that you lack a decent focal point. Using inanimate objects (well, a flag is possibly a bad example since it does move, but you know what I mean); is usually bad practice in tag making. You should be aiming to use stock model photos and rendered characters and the likes, for example.

                          Overall the tag also is very monotone, you have no real contrast in colour. The tag just screams "rust", and has no real attempt to blend a number of colours nicely. People tend to underestimate how important colour is in graphic art. The atmosphere of the smudging is pretty decent, not that it saves this tag at all since it's not really used to a good effect, again, due to things I've mentioned. It's hard to pick out many small issues, when they run pretty deep due to the fact you've made some fundamental errors in choosing your stock, working with colour, and lastly, your text is all off. You shouldn't ever stick text in a corner (very few exceptions). Reason being is that it tends to create a whole new focal point, away from what you're trying to actually focus on. The colours overall on the text seem pretty lazy, pure red, blue and black, give or take a few hexadecimals. Don't really know what the lines around the flag are trying to symbolize either, they just seem distracting again, and being counter productive when it comes to flow.

                          The tag just lacks complete fundamentals, without trying to sound too harsh. No choice of decent stock, text errors, monotone, lacking in decent effects and flow. From what I see in your work, you tend to rely too much on the power of your programs and their filters. I see them overused in your work. Brushes, clouds (possibly?) and others, I see a lot in your work. Try to think about your concepts a bit more, and learn the basics on graphic art rather than trying to learn the basics of photoshop, or do both at the same time. Creativity does not come without technique, but technique alone is the biggest waste of time if you do not work in other areas. A lot of beginners, and indeed intermediates, try to think too much about what they can "do from scratch" or how "much" they can do with an image, but they're way off the mark. Eventually, some graphic artists realise that technique is not what they should strive for, it's actually getting some good ideas and trying to pull them off is what gets them places. Anyway, bit of a rant, but hopefully you find some relevance. I'm aware you may want to address some of what I've mentioned, but feel free to VM/PM me, rules of the thread disallow further discussion as you may already know.
                          __________________
                          she's the greatest adventure I'll ever know
                            #99    
                          Old September 7th, 2011 (7:48 PM).
                          moments.'s Avatar
                          moments. moments. is offline
                          quixotic
                          • Crystal Tier
                           
                          Join Date: Jul 2008
                          Location: keyholes
                          Nature: Calm
                          Posts: 3,406
                          neverforget911.png
                          Gav covered most of the points that need to be made, so this is just adding little bits and pieces here and there.
                          Firstly, you've got some funky black patches down the bottom. I don't know if you've used the burn tool too heavily, or if you've got some black smudged there, but either way, it contrasts too much from the rest of the background and is actually drawing a bit of focus as well.

                          Another thing regarding the background is sort of a lack of details. You've got your basic clouds / smudge there which is alright, but alone it isn't enough really. You've added those lines either side of the flag, but as Gav said, they sort of lack any real substance and don't really add anything to the tag. If you take away those, you are left with a very basic background, with nearly no details under a flag. Now, you can do this a few ways, but in keeping with what you already have, some splatter / brushes with clipping masks might work. Not clipping mask the flag, but do the background, and then just move it a few pixels just so it looks like there are more intricacies in the background which aren't going to draw the focus. If done well, it should be hard for somebody else to know you've done clipping masks.

                          Alright, I made this purely as experimental. I know this isn't what I normally do, and it's not as detailed or anything as my other stuff, but this was an experiment on a really small canvas duh and using less natural and more vibrant colours. So yeah, don't think I'm going to pursue this style, just mucking around.

                          __________________
                          ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
                            #100    
                          Old September 8th, 2011 (11:25 AM).
                          seeker's Avatar
                          seeker seeker is offline
                          Electric
                          • Platinum Tier
                           
                          Join Date: Apr 2009
                          Location: Ireland
                          Posts: 10,816
                          http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/mattimogalli/roxas.png


                          Never did like the mini-tag fad, I don't think it'll last very long in all honesty. Anyway, I actually like the colours in this, but since it's pretty empty; there's not a whole lot to comment on. When blending, it looks better when you avoid making the background that is smudged over the focal not slightly opaque. The triangles are a little distracting, it's something I assumed you'd take on board, that they distract from the focal also. Since it's not something you're pursuing, I'm assuming you're not too happy with how it came out overall. I actually like your composition on the background, but everything else doesn't blend extremely well.

                          The tag is rather easy to look at in all honesty, due to the colours, and good approach by large, but just think about my comments. Since the tag is pretty unfinished, I won't go into too much detail on what it lacks. But it would be good to see a little more around the focal, with a few more effects and some depth added to the overall piece. Either way, you're best off sticking to larger tags, they're practice enough for small pieces in my opinion. Either way, yeah, I agree with your attitude, and I enjoy the colours, but it's a far cry from a complete and you're best suited to larger stuff for sure.
                          __________________
                          she's the greatest adventure I'll ever know
                           
                          Quick Reply

                          Sponsored Links
                          Thread Tools

                          Posting Rules
                          You may not post new threads
                          You may not post replies
                          You may not post attachments
                          You may not edit your posts

                          BB code is On
                          Smilies are On
                          [IMG] code is On
                          HTML code is Off

                          Forum Jump


                          All times are GMT -8. The time now is 5:00 PM.