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Tusch 10-18-2008 01:38 AM

Working on a new brewery label
Well I have used this picture in creating a wine label for my blueberry/apple wine, but I wanted to simplify it so it could be used as my general brewery design. So I had some free time tonight so I started to create a "vector" image of it, though I was only using ms paint and gimp because I recently got rid of all other editing software.

Here is the original

and here is the "vector" image

Any suggestions, warnings, critiques? I know it is overly simple right now, but this is just my first step.

Tusch 10-18-2008 01:43 AM

I like to use the vintage paper background, so here is an initial version of that. I think with some more detail, to really discern what is what, and some grey scale shading prior to the vintage paper look, this could be pretty cool.


lapaglia 10-18-2008 03:21 AM

Id remove the mirror image from the water or blur it so its obvious its a reflection On that paper it looks more like an old map of some strange land. "Beyond here be dragons"

Brooklyn-Brewtality 10-18-2008 04:09 AM

yea, the reflections seem out of place. they aren't even that obvious in the picture, and make the vector seem even more confusing.

cbg96 10-18-2008 06:51 PM

Well, my two cents, to me it looks like random lines. Just my opinion...

truello 10-18-2008 07:00 PM

I agree that the lines don't really look like much, especially if you haven't seen the original image.

I love to use the Cutout filter in Photoshop for stuff like this:


Even still it's hard to tell what I'm looking at.

MrNate 10-18-2008 08:05 PM

Fill the foreground (trees) with a dark brown, get rid of the reflection, and think about adding a little more detail to the rock face. But mostly, fill the foreground in with a dark color.

Tusch 10-18-2008 08:22 PM

I intend to add some detail and shading to everything to really bring it out, I know you can't tell what anything is yet haha. Also, I see what some people are saying about the reflection, I will for sure get rid of the outline, but I may add some air brushing in to hint at the reflection like the original picture does. I plan on doing some sharp lines and shading on the rock face, but I am not sure how to add the detail I want back into the trees. I do want this to have an almost hand drawn look, so maybe I will just do that, do it by hand.

cyberbackpacker 10-21-2008 05:07 PM

My .02 is that in your vector images there is just too much deadspace at the top of the label (above the rock/trees). Basically the perspective of the original photo makes it difficult to perceive your vision. The original is a pretty picture, but IMO needs to be edited, edited as a vector, or re-shot.

steelerguy 10-21-2008 07:28 PM

I think the vector graphic just looks like a bunch of random lines, can't begin to tell what it is supposed to represent without seeing the original image.

What if you did a Gimp "gimpressionist" filter which adds some abstractness if that is what you are going for. Then add a white layer with about 50% opacity to lighten it all up. This way you still have some color and can tell what it is but it is not overpowering.

Here is a quick idea:

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