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Which of these images is better?

Discussion in 'Graphics & Multimedia' started by JEET, May 8, 2020.

  1. #1
    Which of these images is better?

    Attached are 2 files "arrow3" and "arrow4"
    Each has 3 sets of arrow shapes in it.

    The effect I am going for is:
    Left arrow: rising from ground up
    Middle arrow: falling from sky
    Right arrow: simple shadow, like photoshop

    In first image, arrow3,
    the shadows are bit noisy,
    and in second image, arrow4,
    the shadows are much smoother.

    My question:
    Which of these arrows is better suited for a web logo etc

    Thanks
    SEMrush
     

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  2. mmerlinn

    mmerlinn Prominent Member

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    #2
    The second images look MUCH better.
     
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  3. JEET

    JEET Notable Member

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    JV35 Member

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    #4
    How did the logo come out? Did the arrow shadowing look good?
     
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  5. JEET

    JEET Notable Member

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    #5
    @JV35
    Not yet, still working on it.
     
    JEET, May 12, 2020 IP
  6. JV35

    JV35 Member

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    #6
    If ya need help pm me anytime :)
     
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  7. JEET

    JEET Notable Member

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    #7
    Sure, will do
     
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  8. Josh Sutton

    Josh Sutton Active Member

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    #8
    I agree, second one look's better.
     
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  9. JEET

    JEET Notable Member

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    Thanks Josh
     
    JEET, Jul 1, 2020 IP
  10. deathshadow

    deathshadow Acclaimed Member

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    #10
    I find both a bit blurry and undersized, and lacking in general detail. Neither seems a proper blur or shadow, nor would they work well once dynamic scaling is applied.

    Remember, design to at least double the intended resolution for deployment. Also since it's monochrome the filesizes you have so far are utterly absurd, even for alpha transparency.

    Honestly, I'd say either kick the drop shadow to the curb, or make it uniform and far lighter in colour, perhaps a uniform color.
     
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  11. JEET

    JEET Notable Member

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    Thanks @deathshadow
    I changed many things since I started this thread. Below is how new images would look like with different types of shadows.
    All made using this:
    https://vmapp.org/imageMake/logo.php

    Basic arrow shape used, then added 2 colors to it, red and blue (ticked vertical gradient option), then used different shadow types for all 4 layers.
     

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  12. Yjonata

    Yjonata Peon

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    #12
    Ask yourself if you actually need a figurative logo for what you want to achieve. We're so drowned in symbols nowadays few people actually have time to remember them all. Forget the colors, the shadows, the shapes and focus on the message ;)
     
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    JEET Notable Member

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    Ayoub benali01 Active Member

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    #14
    Oh nice design! I liked the second one good job!
     
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    #16
    I prefer the second option of editing the image.
     
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    JEET Notable Member

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  18. Spoiltdiva

    Spoiltdiva Acclaimed Member

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    #18
    I prefer the 1st one as it is far more dramatic and catches the eye more than the 2nd. Advertising is about getting your target market to notice you.
     
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    #19
    It took four layers to pull that off?
    Anyway I agree with CastroS about the second on the editing image. But if you really want it to pop you need a thin black outline on the arrow and more distance between the arrow and the shadow. Play with different distances, angles and fades on the shadow, you can even apply multiple shadows. I seem to be getting a bit carried away, so I'll stop now. Just experiment, you might find something that really blows your mind!
     
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    #20
    Nice revises, also you can get some smooth gradients at GradientHunt for better effect.
     
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