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Hi @Uncle Mez,

Those are fine elements… but…

What is the purpose of this business card? The funiest and more visible part is the green stroke going around the white and blue bands. Is that something to reconize, a logo, part of a brand? No.

Is it part of the logo or completing the logo? No. That's sad, but it should go or be so light it's not the main part of this card. (perhaps only to separate name and logo parts).

Since my eyes focused on this, I saw some coloured specks on the white band. If this is the business' logo, it shouldn't be used as a decorative but annoying part of the design, but in an important place where we can reconize it, or at least understand: man + name + logo = business card (more logical would be logo + man + name, depending of importance).


Strangely, the turkish blue band lead to look more at the logo, but the navy blue one is more serious and doesn't distract from looking at his face and reading his name.

 

 

Another problem: there's nothing in the grey part... but fine texture. Perhaps you can put the logo there, on a light grey or something? You've got a problem with this part since you try to make it more lively, or "rebound" the eyes to stay in the text/logo parts with those colorfull bricks :P
I think you can cut ±2 mm at the top of this grey.

And last point, I'm not fond of this mock-up (the perspective of the cards is wrong and I'm not sure of what is the black and white parts… perhaps with another modern desk mock-up?)

 

Haha, this is a difficult puzzle, what did he thought of the design?

 

Nice pic for the man and the chairs, but it's difficult to adjust those elements!

The name can't be near the logo, it's too much text… and the dynamic of the chairs tend to lead out of the card :S

 

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Hello @Wosven 

Could not expect less than what you put together in your comment.
Really helpful !
As i told you, the project is still open and the requester said nothing yet but surely will do so very soon.

the idea behind this type of business cards is simply to unveil the person or personality behind, to reveal that nice person to others.
it has more meaning than this simple one i gave you but at least you the idea.

i will try to put your advises in practice and propose some new revamps and which one the guy takes.
Thank you for your input.


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Hello Peoples !

I'm back with this quick project i've done for a seasonal accessories reseller in my town.
Please check it as the previous one and tell me what you find not okay and how you would make it better.

This project was done with : 
Affinity Photo Public Beta 1.7.0.110 (For everything Pixels)
Affinity Designer beta 1.7.0.4 (for everything Vector)
Affinity Designer 1.7.0.238 (For everything layout and export)
+ Luminar 3 was used for its good capability to export in JPEG for social networks (Whatsapp + Facebook)
    Color + Luminance Boost was done using Luminar 3 Ai enhancer preset at 85% with Clarity Boosted at 3%,

i've added this details for more informations, i know few of the team members often look at this topic so this can help them understand my actual process and help bring corrections if needed,

Blessings !

 

Lio's_Flyer_Proposals.jpeg

Edited by Uncle Mez
uploaded a more clean and clear file

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Nice work, but I have a few comments...

I like the colours you've used, they go well together.
I think the shadows on the 'labels' might be a bit sharp.
I don't really like the typeface used in the features list but couldn't give a better alternative without a lot of experimentation.
The metallic effect works well for this purpose.
I don't think the man is in the right position; at first glance he seems to be kissing the headphones.
The headphones really pop out of the image so that's good.
Is the man too close to the viewer? He seems to be fighting with the headphones for who is most important in the image. Maybe zoom him out so he's more of a background figure.

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Hello @GarryP
So glad to read from you on this one.
Well, this ike the other ones is more experimental of new tendancy that i'm not really aquinted with but you are right.

8 hours ago, GarryP said:

I don't think the man is in the right position; at first glance he seems to be kissing the headphones.

i wished we could have a function better than the most renowned content aware (crop, inPaint etc...) my idea was to replicate subject environment left and right and get all this more balanced but could not do that. So maybe here you or anyone here can advice me how to extend a picture left or right using content aware method of work with affinity photo; it would be really helpful,

Everything you said is of great Help and really i appreciate,
Blessings !


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Hello People !

Kind of busy actually but back with this quick one.
i was trusted to help a local church to get their Facebook palette of stuffs (banners, etc ) aligned to their central campus.
So what you see here is more like a redo of their global design for which they had no source files sent to them, so i had to draw with designer, work with photo and consolidate with Publisher ( i always use this one for export and couples of stuffs).

Tell me your impressions and what you think can be improved, maybe i will get chance to discuss their global concept and bring some changes in there.
... i used Luminar 3 again here for it lovely Ai function to color + clarity + luminance boost for i wanted to obtain such a crispy clear files but sized less than 400KB for FB to not mess things up with their compression algorithm.

Blessings !

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Hi @Uncle Mez,

Nice one, but I'm not sure about the need for the stroked "croissance & expansion"… perhaps it can be a little bit less visible? With it it's not plain wheats, but it adds too much interference… we can't stay on the central design because of it.

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11 minutes ago, Wosven said:

Hi @Uncle Mez,

Nice one, but I'm not sure about the need for the stroked "croissance & expansion"… perhaps it can be a little bit less visible? With it it's not plain wheats, but it adds too much interference… we can't stay on the central design because of it.

Hi @Wosven I tried to make it more visible but it became really...

I'm surprised this one went straight no special comment from you. I'm maybe missing something here. 

But thank you for being present. 

Blessings 


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29 minutes ago, Uncle Mez said:

I'm surprised this one went straight no special comment from you.

But there's a comment :P

Ok, I'll explain instead of summarize it.

At first, the logo is not at the center but follow the curves of the amp and the leaves: it's strange, but ok since we look at it more.
At second, I thought we had a triangle, sending the eyes below the banner, but it's ok too since that's where is the text to be read… (follow amp, ^, logo's leaves, crown, wheat leaf near the "i").

The only annoying point is the background "croissance & expansion". Perhaps the background's pic should be a little darker, and the eyes won't run from c&e strokes to background and back… (interferences! when too much (usually) white dots or specks drive the eyes away from the main subject or text to read, or when some forefront and background colors are too similar, it's like focusing on the background and on the foreground and on the background… endlessly => less readability). Or perhaps more transparency for c&e will be enough.

It'll be perfect when we'll notice c&e and stay focused on the central part (logo & text): we read the whole image, and step by step: background image, c&e, logo c&e with leaves, logo (at least, that's how I process the banner).

But the colors are fines, the logos "sympas" (nice)… I don't always want to tweak a design!  (but the  apps we use and the  way we use layers and all as pieces we can move around or modify easily give us wishes to see or test what it would be moving this +1mm here, 2% more yellow there, etc.)
Perhaps sometimes we want to be as annoying as clients can be…

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On 2/11/2019 at 6:56 PM, Uncle Mez said:

i wished we could have a function better than the most renowned content aware (crop, inPaint etc...) my idea was to replicate subject environment left and right and get all this more balanced but could not do that. So maybe here you or anyone here can advice me how to extend a picture left or right using content aware method of work with affinity photo; it would be really helpful

 


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Dear @Wosven now I know it is you, my notebook could go without  that deep insight you always show.

Dear @haakoo thank you so much for sharing that topic, I'll learn from it.

Blessings


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Hello People !

i'm happy to come back here today to share this quick one with you.
if you have been following the progress, you should know that I've drastically transformed my workflow to include new way to achieved things thus building new skills.
The journey is exiting, really exiting and this is all powered by the Affinity Suite in it's current beta cycle.

Great thanks to the Serif Team for the software suite.
hope you will recruit the right guys to help better the software.

Well, i've been trusted again by Perez Chapel Foucks, that local church in my town for Bachelor dinner to take place on the 23rd of this month.
No more text, find here the Social Network design made for their Facebook page and also for sharing over IM such as whatsapp, imo, wechat, telegram etc.
You will find both French and English version of the same project as the requester wanted both languages to appear.

Like always please leave your comments and share how you would make this even better if it was you doing this, my notebook is open !
Just build your words and critics on a creative and constructive way, think that you will help other reading this improve and not only me.

Blessings !

23_Feb_Ads_1.jpeg

23_Feb_Ads_2.jpeg

23_Feb_Ads_FR_1.jpeg

23_Feb_Ads_FR_2.jpeg


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Nice, too bad "l'Amour" run away from the heart, when the english one stay in. :S

Shouldn't there be a fine pace between 2000 and "cfa" ? (we would have one two in 2 000 €). And I would adjust space (less) between f & a.

About the text : it's strange to not have an article: "L’église de Foucks présente", and "présente", "spécial" & "février" don't need a cap. (Perhaps the english "Diner" need one!).

Another small space is needed between "18" and "h" (this one, I would write "18 heures").

 

Did you tried the french one with a bigger heart (the text wouldn't need to be too much smaller to fit in)?
And perhaps the french price could be smaller too? (the english one is fun with this font, the french one seems huge…

 

Nice design and  colours, as usual!

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