1. Advertising
    y u no do it?

    Advertising (learn more)

    Advertise virtually anything here, with CPM banner ads, CPM email ads and CPC contextual links. You can target relevant areas of the site and show ads based on geographical location of the user if you wish.

    Starts at just $1 per CPM or $0.10 per CPC.

My very first header in Photoshop

Discussion in 'Design' started by Kawish, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. #1
    I am a newbie in the world of Graphics Designing. I created a header for a local newspaper, for which i like to hear your comments. I've attached my work, Please give your comments.

    Thanks
    Kawish
    SEMrush
    Here is the file:
    Header.jpg
     
    Kawish, Jan 5, 2011 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Dyachek

    Dyachek Member

    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    38
    #2
    Hm
    Congrats first :) You did it
    and for the first time it is not bad :)
    good luck with your future works
     
    Dyachek, Jan 5, 2011 IP
  3. Messer.Edge

    Messer.Edge Peon

    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    3
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #3
    A little blurry @ the papers but overall not a bad job for your 1st thing . Congratz .
     
    Messer.Edge, Jan 5, 2011 IP
  4. Kawish

    Kawish Active Member

    Messages:
    446
    Likes Received:
    4
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    78
    #4
    Thanksssss.... any other suggestions?
     
    Kawish, Jan 5, 2011 IP
  5. georgerogers

    georgerogers Peon

    Messages:
    125
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #5
    It's great to see people teach themselves new things! Your banner looks great for your first project and I'd just like to say, keep going! If you would like to learn new things about the tools of Photoshop then I believe the best thing to use is Youtube.
    Hey, maybe when you become more confident, you'll be making videos to teach us of how to use the program!
     
    georgerogers, Jan 6, 2011 IP
  6. bobwillz

    bobwillz Active Member

    Messages:
    685
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    61
    #6
    Its look nice .. and good work ,better luck for next time to make more excellent design !
     
    bobwillz, Jan 6, 2011 IP
  7. huseinbandi

    huseinbandi Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,060
    Likes Received:
    3
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    130
    #7
    btw.. what site did you use for that header? can you show me?
     
    huseinbandi, Jan 8, 2011 IP
  8. bisma anwar

    bisma anwar Peon

    Messages:
    525
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #8
    congratz..if its your first time then its a great work...
     
    bisma anwar, Jan 9, 2011 IP
  9. Birokrat

    Birokrat Member

    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    #9
    Change the font, the rest is O.K.
     
    Birokrat, Jan 9, 2011 IP
  10. MuzD

    MuzD Peon

    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    2
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #10
    Very good for the first time, try making a few more psd's with different fonts like Birokrat suggested.
     
    MuzD, Feb 2, 2011 IP
  11. LoveKey

    LoveKey Peon

    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #11
    Not job for the first time. Take care with what fonts you use. Good Luck!
     
    LoveKey, Feb 3, 2011 IP
  12. AliImran786

    AliImran786 Peon

    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    1
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #12
    A lot better than my "first ever" work which was about 7 years ago!
     
    AliImran786, Feb 3, 2011 IP
  13. averyz

    averyz Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,228
    Likes Received:
    166
    Best Answers:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    115
    #13
    not bad just a little blurry(optimized too much?)
     
    averyz, Feb 3, 2011 IP
  14. Xtreme_Designs

    Xtreme_Designs Guest

    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    1
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #14
    not bad 1st time .. keep trying and u can make it more professional.
     
    Xtreme_Designs, Feb 4, 2011 IP
  15. BrandsUp

    BrandsUp Peon

    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #15
    keep going man, you did a great job...maybe you can try to use higher resolution image to get better result.
     
    BrandsUp, Feb 7, 2011 IP
  16. GFX2

    GFX2 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    764
    Likes Received:
    79
    Best Answers:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    125
    #16
    For your first, it is awesome :)
    Next time joust watch out on the typography, on the font. If you look letter S , it give us impression of something strong, strict, massive. 'election news.com' font is funky,non defined, relaxed.
    Im not saying that contrasting is wrong, but in this case, imo i really dont like it. (the typography).
    But overall for your first ime designin something,it is really really good :)
     
    GFX2, Feb 7, 2011 IP
  17. totaledge

    totaledge Peon

    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #17
    Not bad for your first design but it can look a lot more professional.

    Like the keyboard display at the right and the font you have selected, if its for a physical newspaper then you can convert it to something that looks somewhat similar to whats normally used for the newspaper in your region because thats what the peoples will be used to there and that'll look professional to them.

    Anyways nice try for your first time.
     
    totaledge, Feb 7, 2011 IP
  18. -Cash-

    -Cash- Active Member

    Messages:
    894
    Likes Received:
    15
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    80
    #18
    Great! Nice one for the first. Try to use less shadow on text to make it more clear :) Keep up!
     
    -Cash-, Feb 7, 2011 IP
  19. aemiliya

    aemiliya Guest

    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    1
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #19
    Very nice starting, I like it.. You have power of creation use it dude..
     
    aemiliya, Feb 7, 2011 IP
  20. ourfella

    ourfella Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    233
    Likes Received:
    28
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    155
    #20
    Not terrible for your first piece of work but I definitely wouldn't put that on my website

    Very bad choice of fonts in my opinion. You would be better going with a helvetica sans font and there is too much emphasis on the background with the over done lighting effects ect.
    Also when your using a a lot of text you should save the image as a png so the text doesn't get so blurry

    If you want to improve it I would suggest

    1. Use a different font and dont mix your fonts
    2. Use a fading dark blue gradient square as the base of your text on the left side of the image
    3. The news return key isn't bad but if you are going to use it, it should be more pronounced with the burn/multiply
    4. Follow the rule of three points, each part of the image should draw your attention to three parts of it and blend seamlessly
    5.????????
    6. Profit

    Good luck
     
    ourfella, Feb 7, 2011 IP