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Old 09-28-2007, 04:29 AM   #1
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Well just finished the label for our wedding mead.. thought I would share it here:
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So what do you think?? The words are still a little hard to read but they were alot worse before!! plus it is a little bigger when printed.. the words up top say "The path that leads to happiness is so narrow, two cannot walk on it unless they become one"


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Old 09-28-2007, 04:49 AM   #2
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I can't read it at all. Perhaps you can shadow the words or something

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Old 09-28-2007, 05:22 AM   #3
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Use a contrasting color for the lettering (something dark against the yellow). Also, brightening the color and killing some of the contrast in the background image may make it easier to read.

Or maybe you could put the words on a scroll instead of directly on the image.

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Old 09-28-2007, 05:02 PM   #4
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i might say skip the colors altogether and go for a sepia-tone on the photo. it'll make the whole design a bit calmer and more sentimental.

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i might say skip the colors altogether and go for a sepia-tone on the photo. it'll make the whole design a bit calmer and more sentimental.
Great idea
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Old 09-28-2007, 05:14 PM   #6
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Do you have Photoshop, or something similar? You could make the letters look clearer just by darkening the part of the photograph behind them - if you use the "burn" tool with a soft-edged brush you can get the picture subtly darker, and the white letters will look clearer as a result.

Of course, if you haven't got Photoshop then that will make no sense whatsoever...

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An example of sepia tone with slightly shadowed lettering:

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That's nice yuri. I'd be tempted to play with the text color to see if you can get it to stand out. A nice, fall color might work

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Thanks, rd. I'm not going to put a ton of effort into it until we get some feedback from the OP. He seemed pretty happy with his own design. I just like messing with stuff like this sometimes.

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Dang Yuri.. I like it... for everyones information i do have access to photoshop cs and illustrator.. that is actually how I made it.. but when it comes to graphic design i might as well be a monkey with the mouse.. i have no idea how to do much with it... I did think about making all the text larger to see if that helped.
My Fiance is actually sitting next to me and is astonished at Yuri's label.. It is great.. If you don't mind I'd like to use it.. i really like the script font and the glow around the edge of the graphic.
So now.. for future reference... how do you do the sephia thing??

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