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I made this for my mom. Opinions?

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Old 08-26-2007, 05:20 PM
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I made this for my mom. Opinions?

I used stock photos from sxc.hu to make this. I did this for Mothers' Day, 2 years ago. I don't remember what I did exactly, because I was experimenting then. But I forgot that I do have a disk with the collage (or blend?) saved in Paint Shop Pro format. The layers were not merged. :] So it helped to look at that. When I try to do another blend/collage though, I usually don't like how it turns out. But I'm happy with this one that I made for my mom.

What do you think?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...rnLeah/md2.jpg
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Old 08-26-2007, 05:28 PM
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Re: I made this for my mom. Opinions?

Cute, Baby. Welcome aboard
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Old 08-28-2007, 05:50 PM
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Re: I made this for my mom. Opinions?

Hey Baby,

Mothers in general are quite forgiving and different objects mean different things to people. So I'm sure your work was appreciated. That said, I give an opinion as if it were to be used commercially.

I think the image is a bit cluttered and lacks composition, sometimes less is more if placed strategically. Using only one or just a few related items would have been better and more interesting.
The eye seems odd for the purpose intended.
Using fewer images as part of a light backdrop (15 to 25% blend) behind a slightly offset greeting would have been more effective.
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:47 AM
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Re: I made this for my mom. Opinions?

To me the closeup of the eye looked a little out of place and there was too much saturation in the blue toning, but overall I liked the general concept.

Welcome to RP, Leah. Go Seahawks and M's! [I live not far from you.]
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Old 08-29-2007, 04:16 PM
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Thanks for the advice. I agree, it is pretty cluttered together. I'm probably going to try another one (not Mothers Day, something different), but put fewer pictures and less saturation.

I put the eye in because I thought about mothers and their child/children. And the eye of a baby kind of reminds me of the pictures of me when I was cradled in my mom's arms. And I would look up at whoever is behind the camera. The baby's eye looks like they were looking up. So those were my thoughts when I put the eye in, but it would have better a choice to not include the eye, because it does look weird, ..I liked the closeup, but I see what you mean by it being odd and out of place. And the two kittens..not sure why I put those there, except for that I thought they were cute.

And Danny, my parents are at the Mariner's game right now. They didn't offer me a ticket though! But probably because i'm not as interested into baseball as they are. :P
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Old 08-29-2007, 04:38 PM
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Re: I made this for my mom. Opinions?

To clarify I was OK with the presence of the eye and got the connection; it was its size relative to other objects that was a bit distracting.

Great day (by Seattle stds) to catch a game. You're not missing anything so far at Safeco: M's behind 2-1 at the moment. I can take it [about once/year] / but mostly leave it from a watch-the-game perspective. It goes too slow for me now that I've not played it in ~45 years. I'd rather tinker with Photoshop if I have that option.
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Old 09-06-2007, 03:15 PM
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Re: I made this for my mom. Opinions?

I like it alot, amazing vibe about it, well done!
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