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Old 09-10-2005, 12:53 PM
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I took a pic of a coworkers motorcycle and fixed it up as a poster...
Would like some constructive critique.
Anything to make it look better or is it good to go the way it is?
Appreciate all comments...
Jeff

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Old 09-10-2005, 03:11 PM
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Thumbs down Nice bike ! :)

First of all, welcome to the RP forums. Your rendering looks (IMHO) very professional and the effects are very good.

Congratulations Jeff !

Regards - Martha
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Old 09-10-2005, 03:17 PM
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Really nice work Jeff.

Ultra fine nitpicking mode. Rear tyre is touching its reflection, front tyre isn't quite.

Otherwise excellent.

Gary
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Old 09-10-2005, 03:50 PM
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I love motorbikes and that looks gorgeous!!!

Nice to meet you Jeff!

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Old 09-10-2005, 03:52 PM
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Gorgeous website too Jeff!!!
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Old 09-10-2005, 09:56 PM
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Motorcycle graphic

Thank you everyone for the nice welcome!
Glad you all like the image.
Took me a while to get it just right.
Thought I was done til that ultra fine nitpicky guy spoke up ;>) LOL...
got that fixed now.

I can't wait to show my friend the proof monday morning.
I plan on having it printed as a 20in x 30in poster...

I do appreciate the comments.
take it easy...
Jeff
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Old 09-11-2005, 10:48 AM
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hi jeff,

very nice work.

i've got one thing i'm not real keen on here. i like the bike. i like the gradient. i like the large background letters and how they're done. i like the reflection and i like that you offset the bike's position in the picture. but, i'm not real keen on the 'Own the Track' effect. one, the phrase shld have an exclamation point at the end. and the other is, the motion effect on those words seems a bit off. it sort of conveys it, but not as well as it could, i think. mind you, i'm not sure i could do it any better, but it just doesnt quite look right to me.

if, perhaps, you could find an already italicized font, and then italicize it more, that might help. it would give more of a 'leaning forward' effect. i also believe the lettering shld be moved to the right more, to balance the offset of the bike. also the motion lines on the phrase seem off to me. if the phrase were moving from left to right, the trailing motion lines wouldnt have an expanding angle to them. they would just be straight. i'm including an image to show what i mean. it's not the best, but it says what i'm trying to convey here.

then again, maybe motion wasnt what you were after, so, ok.

you could also do an effect on that phrase to show like a wind tunnel effect, with the 'air' blowing over the lettering.

anyways, it's a great looking picture. hope your friend appreciates it.

Craig
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Old 09-11-2005, 11:16 AM
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OMGosh:
I hardly ever comment on work of this sort,as I have no expertise in this area at all. However,my untrained eye says it is an excellent piece of work. I think you have a gift for this! Please have a great day! Neb
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Old 09-12-2005, 11:11 PM
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Glad you all like it!

Kraellin,
I do like the way you have the motion streaks on the words, good idea, thanks for the reply and informative critique.

Appreciate the kudos, nebgranny!

take care folks,
Jeff
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Old 09-14-2005, 03:05 PM
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jeff,

thank you, and you're welcome.

what'd your friend have to say?

Craig
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