Portfolio Exhibit 7
Abbigail - this is a very good start using shapes. Now, I would encourage you to think how you can take it up to the next level - so many possibilities! For example, here is a shape image my German friend, Lilyas, created the other day. How can you use color, texture, lines, shapes, etc., to take it to the next level?
Brandon - I think the next step is to combine the two different images you did together. Nice design!
Brock - unless your focused on having it minimalistic, a slight gradient can add a touch of class. I was very impressed with your creativity on this one!
Claire - this is an excellent design. My feedback is only an alternate suggestion.
David - these look classic. The golden section, combined with a Roman type face, and images from the middle ages all combine to unify the look and feel. The textures add well to the final pieces. Well designed!
Elise - this image looks dark and foreboding - reminds me of 9/11. Part of it is the relationship between the size and color of the aircraft in relation to the buildings. It's big, it's dangerously red, and it's falling! Watch out, New York! Once you have the size relationship and angle right, it looks a lot safer!
Emily - I really enjoyed your photomanipulation. Well done! It's great, and I have no suggestions for changing it in any way. The eyes are the windows of our souls, where we almost always look first when viewing a face. So whenever something is different about our eyes, they immediately draw our attention (like the images above and below).
Jacquelyn - Be careful with those layer effects. Some of them actually get in the way of readability and are better left off.
Jeff - Nice design! To take this to the next level, you need to do mockups of what your design would look like on letter, envelopes, and business cards.
Joe - great use of the Gestalt principle of closure. I think the black text around the edge competes with the center. Changing it to white and darkening the green just a bit for contrast works better for me. Just a suggestion though.
Kaitlin - Good job with filters and cutting out the truck and placing it against an ocean background. Not sure the off-center heart feels right - that might just be me. I think just a touch more contrast (levels adjustment layer) would make it pop just a bit more.
Kevin - Nice design work! No further suggestions from me. Good job.
Krista - a very good start! Nice play of square shapes. Now the fun part - what can you do to take it to the next level? Colors, shapes, texture, proximity spacing, etc.?
Lindsay - wonderful design. I could see this being the cover of a children's book. My only suggestion is to make the title stand out more.
Rosanna - Great use of shapes. I think when it comes to food, you want it to be as bright an appealing as you can get it.
Spencer - nice design. I like the color coordination, the font pairing, and the placement of the elements in your design. My only suggestion would be if it's about exploring, to put a background in that would emphasize that.
Tressa - Good job. I'd suggest working on the gold layer effects a bit more. Give the jewels a shadow - I did it by first grouping them together in a single folder, then copying the group. I then move the group down a bit, made it a smart object, and then blurred the group a bit.