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    Magazine Cover

    So, I was asked to make a magazine cover for the summer school I have applied for, for a certificate(lol) and made/came up with this:
    { Note: Large size }

    If you would like to see it, click HERE.

    Tell me what you think? ^___^

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    The black seems kind of rough, maybe try another color? Since it's a magazine cover, add more titles

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    Try something that looks a little more professional? I like the line on the header, but perhaps add a gradient? Similarly with the "designed by" part. Also, the words are a little hard to read with the dark green, I suggest a lighter orange (like the cat on the right). Personally, you should stick to a single font. Helvetica or Arial seems to be the common 'professional' font; and why don't you play around with typography? It's a great way to make simple text look great - aka; instead of putting the text over each other with the lower-cased letters, perhaps make it all uppercase and bring it closer (in terms of line height). Great background image though; but I'd love to see it in action, you could do something original and have like a left-side bar that is unedited to give it contrast. Also try using magazine-form traditions - e.g. with the date of it and so on.

    Sorry for such a harsh critique/suggestions. xD I just thought I would help you out (especially if it's for an application) while I'm at it.
    Still, it looks good and a little fixing will really look amazing!

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    @Rain : Noo, don't be sorry, they're not harsh at all.
    I'll keep that in mind, thanks!
    Typograhy/text is my worst enemy. o3o They tend to make my pieces suck even more.. lmao xD
    I'll practice typography soon. ;u; I totally forgot about the date part and the others. <_<
    I appreciate the fact that you took the time to put things that I should add/edit. ^^
    I'm not sure where I should put the date part though.. ^^,

    @smileyadead: I'll do that, but I fear that I'd ruin it more. xDD


    I'll edit this post once I'm done editing and uploading it.
    Last edited by Amethyst; 04-30-2012 at 08:03 AM.

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    Just got to keep trying different things and see what works out the best. Practice makes perfect!

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    Here's what I got:
    CLICK

    I actually finished it an hour ago or so, it was just taking forever to upload. xD
    Sorry for the long wait!

    EDIT: faijiajsi Uploaded the wrong onee. Re-uploading.. /facepalm

    Here: CLICK

    xD
    Last edited by Amethyst; 04-30-2012 at 10:06 AM.

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    Better I'd make the text a little smoother and lighter But that's just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smileyadead View Post
    Better I'd make the text a little smoother and lighter But that's just me.
    Which one, if I may ask? xD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amethyst View Post
    Which one, if I may ask? xD
    Oh, sorry, the ones on the left

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