Hey! Greetings. I’m sure you can add extra files to an item submission. I’m just not sure if they would be called “Bonus” files. Most people on here that add other files to their submissions end up calling their entire submission a “Bundle Package” or something of that sort.
Search Graphic River for “Bundles” and see what comes up. If the results show people submitting items in a fashion similar to what you’d like to do then you’ll have your answer.
- Nun Kwon
I like the graphic stuff in the red section on the right a lot more than the white typography section. I think more could be made of that, and the typography could be less complex, and take up less of the space on the flyer. And the big title is really hard to read. Just my thoughts.
So the typography is a little too complex? Do you feel there is too much type? Perhaps it should be sorted in a different way? I’m getting the impression it’s too stylized for your tastes. I’m curious of whether or not you feel the style of the text makes it difficult to read. Thanks for your feedback!
- Nun Kwon
I would have to say that the title font is a little hard to read, and maybe try screen or overlay blending mode on the girl, as the primary colours seem to be red and white, and black as an accent. The white on the left hand side is overpowering the girl so if she was on screen, vivid light or overlay she would standout a little more. My eye is straight away drawn to the white side of the flyer and then i notice the girl after, which makes the flyer seem unbalanced and left side heavy, nothing wrong with the design in my eyes, but just some little tweaks would help improve it…
Thanks for the critique. The title font being difficult to read is one of the things put on my list. The feminine illustration being overwhelmed by the text area is an interesting observation. I’ll give the blending modes a go to see how they make the illustration “pop.” That comment about balancing the two sides of the design is not something I was expecting. Thanks for pointing that out. Very much appreciated.
- Nun Kwon
Since St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, I’ll add my first accepted Graphic River work to the pool:http://graphicriver.net/item/lazy-leprechaun-lazy-keg-o-gold-mascot/3889344?
- Nun Kwon
I’ve been working on a new flyer design, but I’m not sure if it works visually 100%. I have some thoughts about 3 things that may need to change or be altered in this design, but I’ll shut my mouth and take any input you give me without influencing your opinions. Let me know what you think…
- Nun Kwon
I would say the main problem with this flyer’s design is overall cohesiveness, consistency, and integration of elements. I don’t see a general “theme” of colors, shapes, subject matter, fonts, placement and other things throughout this flyer’s design. It’s almost collage-like in a way, where the collage consists of pieces that have nothing to do with one another. Kind of random and all over the place.
Let me ask you some questions… How many different fonts did you use in this flyer? Why did you use the fonts you selected?
Why did you use certain effects in this design? I see some text-caption areas being transparent black, others solid black, some with outlines/strokes, others without. They seem to be visually unrelated to each other (aside from the color black and their rectangular shape) and don’t fit like the pieces of a puzzle (of design) should with each other.
I’m very curious of what the organization of the .psd file’s layers are like.
I would honestly say if you want to get this fly approved, fixate yourself using only a few of the many different elements you have included in this design, to make the entire design look more uniform. Challenge yourself and try to use 2-3 fonts max for this design. 1 style in terms of text-caption box area. 2-4 main colors for the over all design, and perhaps adjusting the placement of caption boxes in visible alignment with each other (vertically, horizontally, width and height).
- Nun Kwon
Okay I see the flyer now at its core. By using a different model I can more clearly tell what the actual included elements in this design will be. This should work as a flyer.
Just looking at it a little more, I see you took SomethingDesign’s advice for the shadow under the tree/vine element. Just in my own personal taste I’d decrease the shadow’s distance a little.
And out of curiosity… I see there is a circular set of line details radiating out from this model’s navel/stomach area that I did not see on the other model. Are the models you are using for this design highly photo-maniuplated, or are you kind of playing with elements for your previews. I like what I see here. It’s customized to the model. But not all models are the same. Just curious of your process here, and what purchasers can expect.
- Nun Kwon
It seems much of this flyer’s design relies heavily on the form, shape and position of the model. It’s highly custom because of this. This makes me wonder whether or not you will be providing your purchasers with the model photo or not. If not, the elaborate effects you have pulled off with the model need to be translatable to any other model or image someone wants to replace the one seen here with.
In effect this would mean that you would need to have present Photoshop actions or a smart object(s) with filters and adjustment layers that enable one to get the whispy smoke/water effect on her arm, the model’s off-centered white outline, the “Funky Chaser” logo under her bikini, the stripe effects and all. All of these must be accessible and editable to the purchaser for them to use with their own model; if you do not provide this model.
It’s very original and custom work. I like it for what it is. If you have the permission to sell the image of the model with your flyer I’d approve. If you have preset Photoshop actions or filters/adjustment layers for me to pull of the same effects I see here with any model I decide to use I’d approve your flyer.
If none of the above are applicable to this flyer; I would not approve because the purchaser would not be able to attain what they were presented with in this flyer.
Hopefully that helps.
- Nun Kwon
Hah hah hah hah!
This is a very good flyer. I like it when people try to challenge things. We all know that the word “Funk” includes no “c.” Hah.
Also, do I see censor bars over the model? Or are those elements of her clothing?
Maybe Graphic River should try opening up an “X-Rated” area of their site?
Anyhow, I see nothing wrong with nudity in art, but if Graphic River does, by all means follow their rules and regulations. If a purchaser is open-minded enough to see the many uses of your flyer, and need to use a nude model on it, they should be able to see its application without the need of you using a nude model (if the one you used here is even nude).
Oh and just one thing about the larger image preview of the flyer, the model’s size/positioning/pose is causing her to cover up too much of the text you have behind her. It’s completely indiscernible. You’ll have to change the model, or aspects of how she is presented, to make that upper text really work with the entire design. Just being open-minded about it, you may also have luck changing that upper text in some way, if the model is positioned where you wish her to be.
- Nun Kwon Dethsp