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Bored photoshoppery...
« on: August 29, 2003, 01:59:11 am »
Yes, this actually has something to do with the band.. :)

I was dinking around in photoshop playing "What if I was hired to do the album cover...?"  This is what I came up with, is it too subtle?

I'm a proponent of the "Less is more" camp of graphics design.. and frankly when I learned Photoshop it was at version 1.something... :P (although I did make student of the month...)

Any comments and/or critiques?  Anything positive is welcome..

http://www.angelfire.com/crazy2/insanatyblender/Machinae.html
(If it is too subtle, move your head back and squint)

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Re:Bored photoshoppery...
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2003, 02:41:22 am »
Its very different than  the art that is already up on the machinae site but effective non the less. I think the folks who are already fans of machinae would be expecting something along the lines of the graphics that are in the picture gallery and definetly something including the super cool machinae logo!

That said, I really like your design because it is simple and different both at the same time and has a very unique style, it just doesnt jump out at me and say "Machinae Supremacy"

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Re:Bored photoshoppery...
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2003, 03:49:23 am »
http://www.angelfire.com/crazy2/insanatyblender/Machinae.html
(If it is too subtle, move your head back and squint)

Maybe it's a little too subtle....I don't get it... :-\
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Re:Bored photoshoppery...
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2003, 04:27:10 am »
Its very different than  the art that is already up on the machinae site but effective non the less. I think the folks who are already fans of machinae would be expecting something along the lines of the graphics that are in the picture gallery and definetly something including the super cool machinae logo!

That said, I really like your design because it is simple and different both at the same time and has a very unique style, it just doesnt jump out at me and say "Machinae Supremacy"

- end critique -


I actually agree with you there, as I said I was just dinking around.  If I really tried I'm sure I could come up with something better.. :)

And wintress, if you move your head back and squint you'll see a nucluear mushroom cloud... very pixelated, but it's there.
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Re:Bored photoshoppery...
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2003, 04:45:18 am »
And wintress, if you move your head back and squint you'll see a nucluear mushroom cloud... very pixelated, but it's there.

Okay, I did see that....guess I was looking for a hidden image, like a 3-D thingy :)
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Re:Bored photoshoppery...
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2003, 12:34:37 pm »
I don't think it's subtle at all. It's pretty dominant.

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Re:Bored photoshoppery...
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2003, 02:03:42 pm »
Nuclear explosion or a gigantic wobbly dildo? ^_^
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Re:Bored photoshoppery...
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2003, 05:51:18 pm »
Nuclear explosion or a gigantic wobbly dildo? ^_^

Yes... I mean no.. um.. maybe?   ;D
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Re:Bored photoshoppery...
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2003, 04:30:11 am »
Nuclear explosion or a gigantic wobbly dildo? ^_^

Yes... I mean no.. um.. maybe?   ;D
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Re:Bored photoshoppery...
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2003, 11:09:51 pm »
Maybe with another color-scheme it would feel more "machinae"?
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Re:Bored photoshoppery...
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2003, 04:22:38 am »
Good point. perhaps if I replaced all of the black with a chrome type color... *hurms*  
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Re:Bored photoshoppery...
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2003, 02:00:30 am »
Speaking of Photoshop, does anyone know any Flash? The creator of Machinae's website did a very nice job useing Flash animation  ;)

Sorry to change the subject there...
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Re:Bored photoshoppery...
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2003, 02:10:27 am »
Flash is evil. No one here knows it, wants to know it or would ever admit to knowing it ::)

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Re:Bored photoshoppery...
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2003, 02:22:05 am »
Didn't In Flames just finish touring with Dark Tranquillity? I know they toured with Soilwork not too long ago.

It just sucks that they never seem to play a gig close enough to where I live so that I can go and see them live  :'(  :-[ :'(

As for Flash, I don't know a damn thing about it either. I know some Cgi, Html, and Java... Nothing too impressive.
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Re:Bored photoshoppery...
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2003, 02:34:44 am »
I know the tiniest bit of flash, I know how to make flash buttons and text and an animation that spins around. If you really want to learn how to use flash just goto google and type in flash tutorials