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UnknownDepths says

Greetings everyone!

I’ve got two soft rejections for the following Trading Card Game Templates. Any input you can give me concerning what changes might work best to make this Graphic River worthy would help me out a lot. Here are the rejection reasons:

Reason 1: The fiels here and elements are looking really awesome as a whole concept though unfortunately the graphics feel like they need to be worked on some more and cleaned up. The graphics need a bit more details and color improvements. Also the typography used is really important and it needs to be cleaned up. Provide the Icons as editable files. There are a few graphics and characters used that are a bit too subjective. You need to consider toning them up.

Reason 2: As previously requested in the review the files here still require some more improvements. There are a few graphics and characters used that are a bit too subjective. You need to consider toning them up. The color combinations and contrast between text elements and the graphics is not quite working out as it feels that it needs more work. Consider maybe using services such as Adobe Kuler to help with the colors. Improve the text styles and clean up the graphics more.

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UnknownDepths says

ToivoMedia,

I think one of the things you may be able to do quickly to make the “DJ STORM” and “DJ DOOM” pop out is go ying yang on them! If DJ DOOM was in red and DJ STORM was in blue they’d contrast the backgrounds they were on while also holding a consistency in overall color.

Another idea came to mind that might be much more time consuming, as it kind of adds more to/changes the flyer somewhat. You’ve got this “rumble in the concrete jungle” kind of theme going on. It looks like a fighting vs match design/setup. I see you’ve got crumbling brick walls; and this is where this little idea came to mind. You could give a go at placing each of the DJ names over a single brick respectively. Angling the bricks and the names to whatever works for the flyer’s design would make them stand out (and apparently fly out of the background), in a way that keeps things uniform. I think the design might look better with a typeface that’s less graffiti-like and more heavy and pronounced.

That’s what’s come to mind so far.

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UnknownDepths says

vinisoft,

I’d say as long as they are all created using vectors, give them a shot. I can imagine seeing these in the logo section.

Aside from that I have seen logos of a similar, soft/gentle kind of nature used by many large companies and non-profits. These would work very well for the non-profit sector.

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UnknownDepths says

Foxxy_CZ,

I think you’ve got general placement down, but you should work more on alignment of your text. Here’s an example of things I did to improve the alignment of text for one of the projects I’m submitting. It’ll give you a more clear idea of what I’m talking about regarding text justification, tracking and line-spacing, invisible boxes etc…

Original Style: (Text centering only)

Updated Style: (Text centered, aligned, and justified via tracking/line-spacing)

I think the text and image components to your design can fit better together and look less “disconnected” (as your reviewer said), by utilizing this kind of text and element placement.

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UnknownDepths says

Amrhamza,


this file should be in vector

Actually, all of the elements in this file are vectors (photoshop shape layers); some with certain Photoshop effects applied to them. This makes the entire thing scalable to whatever size the user is looking to make it.

Do you think that, even though this is a print flyer, it should be submitted to the vector category? I should check the category to see if it has flyers, posters, or other printable sub-categories in it.

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UnknownDepths says

twisteddna,

Hmmm. It seems more work does need to be done with the bottom typography. I submitted these and they were soft rejected. I’m trying to figure out just what about the lower text looks off. Is it the main performer “Island Gnomes” area that needs work? Or perhaps all of the text below? Or the entire lower section?

Having edited the lower text’s alignment and location in the second version and getting negative feedback, now I’m starting to wonder if the entire lower area will have to be reworked.

Font size, font face, positioning, etc; let me think…

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UnknownDepths says

twisteddna,

Many thanks for the ideas. The “Reggae” actually uses the same style as the Gnome and Fest. It’s one layer style applied to the text stack. Think it should be changed?

Here are some of the changes I’ve tried:

I’m thinking about providing potential purchasers with these 2 different color schemes

Let me know if you all feel I’m on the right track…

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UnknownDepths says

Foxxy_CZ,

“There is also a feeling that the items are a bit disconnected from each other.”

After reading this, it made me want to suggest seeing what justifying your text would do to the overall composition. If all of the text and images were aligned against the same left and right borders, it would make things look more uniform and “connected.”

Play with the kerning and tracking of the words, along with bold/light/regular typefaces and font size to see if you can get areas of text to align as if they were filling an invisible “box.”

I’m pretty sure you’ll nail this one.

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UnknownDepths says

Hey All,

Here’s the cause:

“Unfortunately your submission Reggae Gnome Fest – Print Flyer Template isn’t quite ready for GraphicRiver.

Additionally, we have some extra feedback for you:

The flyer design looks interesting although a bit more work is require in the typography here.

You need to clean up the design a bit more, organize the elements and improve the typography layout design.”

Here’s the flyer:

Any suggestions?

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UnknownDepths says

Foxxy_CZ,

I think you’re getting closer to a design that will be approved by Graphic River! :) One of the things that bothers me about this is the website. If I were driving by I wouldn’t be able to see it as clearly as the rest of the text on this signage, due to its size.

Maybe making it larger and positioning it to the right of a left aligned logo area at the very bottom would work?

I’d try that and see what happens. For some reason, I’m also thinking you may want to make all fonts uniform in this (1 font max); but I’m not so sure.

Anyway I hope some of that helps!

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