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    Hi. First post on here. Just wondering your thoughts on my first poster design. Hope to be making more of these in the future and it's great that there is such a large community of people out there supporting this type of thing. Here it is:



    There's also a bunch of info about the poster here.

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    Not a fan of the text. Like the illo.

    That's all yer gettin out of me.

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    Think it turned out really cool mike. you should submit it here also
    http://www.gigposters.com/submit.php

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    @Scratch - Thanks man! - I found the submit link this morning and it's already been added to the new posters section. This site's really cool - been picking up on a bunch of tricks in the forums.

    @8Ball - Yeah, the text was a bit rushed (hence the use of barely modified Impact) - next time around I'm gonna draw and scan the text. Thanks for the input.

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    I like the picture but the stroke is too thick on the text.

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    i don't like the band name taking away from the illo. nice illo though.

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    @ Lonesome Cowboy Bill: - I agree, this is totally on my list of things not to do again, I think I just need to get used to being able to figure out the proportional difference between what I see on the screen and what will actually print. I some times get deceived when tweaking the zoom settings.

    Brad: Yeah, that was a really hard call for me too. When all was said and done, the colors looked more balanced with the text over the wing. Originally, I was going to go with something like this, but somewhere along the road, I changed my mind.

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    Same thoughts - Love the illustration. Text is an outright bummer.

    In posters as in other kinds of graphic design: ONE thing has to do the heavy lifting. In this case, let the illustration do the work. Make that type a second-tier element.

    Nice work.

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    Those cranes aren't blue enough.

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    i would like to see the stroke/outlines of the illustration and text match up in weight. also, the text would look more integrated if you made the outline match the irregularities of the illustration. otherwise, i think it looks pretty dang good.

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