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chrisatlemon says

Thanks for that!

I was actually thinking of simply creating the rectangular shape out of four triangles and converting that to a smart object. This way I wouldn’t need any layer styles at all.

I will definitely try your technique, thanks for the tip, much appreciated! :)

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chrisatlemon says

@cspcreative you’re probably right, I looked closer on the file with the darker background and in some cases you can also see those lines. Only a lot less than the other file.

@crozer here’s a sample of the file having trouble with:

http://lemon-digital.com/temp/lines.zip

Maybe it’s just easiest to get rid of the chisel levels and just recreate the effect with some simple shapes. The effect is a bit inconsistent over the entire design in any case and I had to make some manual adjustments. So I may just kill it altogether and use vector shapes…

Many thanks for taking a look :)

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chrisatlemon says

CMYK 8 bit – I tried changing back and forth between different modes but it made no difference…

Here’s a screenie from the same file with black background:

http://lemon-digital.com/temp/lines2.png

It doesn’t seem to matter what colours I use on either file. One has the lines the other doesn’t. Both with the same colour mode.

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chrisatlemon says

Hi all,

I’m working on a file and when I zoom in very closely on some of the shapes I see some funky lines whether should be solid colours. The strange thing is that I have several versions of the file and in some I do have the lines, in others I don’t.

These are not gradients, so it’s not the well-known banding problem, at least I don’t think it is. Also how, in some files at present, and in others it’s not? Even if I copy and paste layer styles or simply start from scratch in some files they are present, in others do not.

Any ideas what this may be?

I tried printing out the file and imprinted doesn’t show.

He is a screenshot of the zoom:

http://lemon-digital.com/temp/lines.png

Thanks for any tips

Chris

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chrisatlemon says

I would always try to present the best resume possible, no matter where I applied to.

Does that answer your question?

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chrisatlemon says

No, it’s not a very bad design. It’s just that there are so many fantastic items which are very similar that it’s really hard to get something like this accepted. You would have to provide a perfect file or it would have to have something very unique to it.

Your file is nice, but it’s not perfect, and it’s definitely not unique. This is a really tough category to create something for…

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chrisatlemon says

Honestly I don’t think this is ready. To me it looks just like a background with some text on top. The badge doesn’t really fit the background. The type is too simple. There’s nothing really to grab my attention there and it just looks a bit off.

You could give it a try, but I don’t think this would get accepted.

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chrisatlemon says

Well, that depends on operating system and version. Assuming that you have a PC and either Vista or Windows 7 do the following:

Download the font, double click it wherever you’ve downloaded it to, choose install. That’s it. Once it is installed on your systemphoto shop will recognise it.

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chrisatlemon says

I think the shape as such is actually pretty crisp. I was more thinking about the smooth gradients and the little drop shadows.

But honestly, maybe also been fooled by the very soft colours. I don’t think it is overly smudgy, I just thought it looked a little soft. But again, that may just be my personal opinion.

To get crispness in my gradients I use very small values, 1 to 2 pixel and even it out between spreading distance so it doesn’t look too blurred.

I also try not to layer too many objects on top of each other as that also makes orders slightly thicker and blurri thiser.

If I feel something gets to smudgy I often also don’t use the layer styles for shadows/borders/close but create the myself using gradients on separate layers. In some cases that gives more control.

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chrisatlemon says

I would say create the largest possible (within reason) and then offer various resolutions for each file. The ones graphic mind pointed out a pretty standard.

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