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Discussion in 'Gimp Tips & Tutorials' started by Garnet1377, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. virtualTune

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    cuz it takes a minute! :D 8)
     
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    worked on my ticket. Came up with this. But the line is behind the train, not sure how to get rid of it. Suggestions?

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    layer mask for the line.

    I would work on the text, its hard to read. It is a little monotone. I mean especially with your sig below it! ;D
     
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    new layer
    alpha to selection on the train
    make the selection white on the new layer, play with the select>shrink if its to big...
     
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    that would change WHAT?!
     
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    that would give the train a white BG...
     
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    she never asked for a white bg!
     
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    she doesnt want the line to show up on the train though! that would cover it up, because parts of the train is transparent.

    as for text, i dont think its so much monotone as it is dull and not standing out. so i would suggest using a brighter colour and mess with the size and placement of each word, maybe add some kind of effects behind/around it. drop-shadow is an idea for that....

    the steam coming from the train - it gets cut off.... gotta fill it so it doesnt look like a cut and paste. the tracks also end suddenly. and btw, i didnt know train tracks run across grass! ;)

    i would use more vibrant colours, but youre prolly using a gradient, right? im not sure if this would work, but you can try using brightness/contrast or select by colour and use colour balance. or, look around for some stock and brushes :)

    a great start and a big improvement from the previous wips. i like what you did with the sparks brush, are you using the path tool or drawing it by hand? (i suggest checking the emulate brush dynamics when stroking the path ;) )
     
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    I did use a gradient in the background and dulled it down. Otherwise to bright.

    I'll check out the other fonts, I'm not solid on that one. But I just can't seem to find the right one. I'm just to picky right now.

    I'll adjust the train and make the changes.

    The sparkles are a brush I downloaded from some where.

    Thanks everyone for your help and suggestions, I appreciate it. :)
     
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    here is my revised version.
     
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    VirtualTune - The trees are cute. Nice touch. :) Can i steal the idea? LOL
     
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    any time, girl! ;D
     
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    vt, you flirting with both of us? :p lol tsktsk
     
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    i am flirting with any girl! 8)
     
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    he's desperate...
     
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    we can tell :)
     
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    haha desperate! no just havin fun when my girl is not around! :p
     
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    you amuse (?) him, and when your girls aint around, he amuses (?) him self :p
     
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    Back on topic Maffe! :!:
     
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    Ok, so I found a FONT, I like. Captain Kidd

    http://www.urbanfonts.com/fonts/Captain_Kidd.htm

    So i added that, added VirtualTunes Trees, removed the line through the train. Popped out the color a little more, added the wording to the invitation, emailed it off for verification that it's okay and then I'm good.

    Thanks for all your help!! ;D
     

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