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Busines card concept.

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Mr.tyro, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. #1
    Here is a bussines card i was doing for my portfolio. I jsut need some critiques on it and what can be improved. Tried to do simple modern.
    This is jsut practice and no that info on the card isnt real :p
    [​IMG]
     
    Mr.tyro, Feb 17, 2007 IP
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    yourihost Well-Known Member

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    I like it , nice choice of contrast.

    Maybe something on the top part of the back of the card.

    it seems a bit blank there.
     
    yourihost, Feb 17, 2007 IP
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    exile has a shadow drop ..while the box for the design doesn't... it'll look better if it did. :)
     
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    nop its the other way around, the card has drop shadow and exile doesents its a reflection
     
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    killerj Active Member

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    Yes! i meant the reflection , i'm sorry about that .. the reflection is present for the word exile but its absent for the shape containing the word design , & thats what i meant :)
     
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    this is for printing and real world use, so it wouldnt have anything on the shape becouse it would be printed and cut out
     
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    really like it..
    But I dont know if that reflection will look good on paper?
     
    Nugi, Feb 17, 2007 IP
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    Umm i think it all depends on the quality on the printers
     
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    #9
    It's nice but play around with the text on the back.
     
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    Looking good. Professional.
     
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    still not upto my standards will come up with a new version
     
    Mr.tyro, Feb 17, 2007 IP
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    #12
    The green font used on your card (back side) seems to be a little dull to the black background you have used. Also, the green gradient text on the front seems a little unsaturated compared to the rest of the card, you should try fixing that by using an overlay gradient over a normal gradient.
     
    easydisplayname, Feb 17, 2007 IP
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    Then it goes away from the minimalistick idea and looks to graydient
     
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    Clive Web Developer

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    This design would look fantastic on glossy laminated paper or a plastic business card..
    Show us the improved version :)
     
    Clive, Feb 17, 2007 IP
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    will do i will post it soon
     
    Mr.tyro, Feb 18, 2007 IP
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    Are you getting these cards custom-cut? Because they're not standard size (3.5 x 2 inches)...
     
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    they have a bleed area, they are 3.75 and 2.25 i think , they would be cut doown in real life to 3.5x2
     
    Mr.tyro, Feb 18, 2007 IP
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    I do this stuff for a living, just some things to point out

    You need to support your black, it won't look rich enough by itself so add some colours to it when printing I suggest 60% Cyan 40% Magenta and 100% Black

    Green doesnt work worth crap with CMYK printing if you want that vibrant green you will need to opt for a fifth colour.

    To hold that nice gradient screen of the reflection, you will need to design your card at 400+ dpi and make sure your card is printed at 175 linscreen or better.

    Also request AQ (Aqueous coating) or laminate as black holds fingerprints when handeling and will look horrible after a while.

    Otherwise great design, make sure you stick to at least 7pt for your main info, cant tell from the pic. This would look good with rounded corners on a 12pt stock.
     
    jfarmer, Feb 18, 2007 IP
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    Mr.Tyro,

    Great design! I don't have any criticisms to share, indeed. I like the colours, logotype, the overall design.
    But yes, do take into consideration these useful and reasonable bits of advice shared by the folks above.

    All the best to you and keep up the good work [​IMG]
     
    turbulence, Feb 19, 2007 IP
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    Great stuff, Well done keep up the good work!

    the Graphics artist/web developer is probably i bit to big for me though, i would bring the point size down just a touch..
     
    Bjam, Feb 19, 2007 IP