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Post Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:30 pm

Van Graphics: Smartec

I've never been brave enough to show my work as I'm a complete amateur compared to you guys. (note the Aria helmet WOW!)
But I've had a few glasses of brandy and feeling brave!!!!
I did this job today outside in the freezing scottish rain, (the snow is on it's way tomorrow!) I used 2 shades of yellow to create a chiseled effect on his logo.
Do you worst guys, tell me where I've gone wrong!

:oops: Marcella......


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Post Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:38 pm

Pictures are too big! Try resizing to 600 pixels wide max.

Anyway, very nice. I love that chiselled lettering. Is this a font or did you have to create the shadow effect yourself?
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Post Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:46 pm

I can't figure out how to change the size of pic! I'm not that technical!!!! I've just uploaded the pics from my digi camera.....
Anyway thanks for your comments... that was pretty painless so far! I work with Signlab E6.1 so the chisel effect is available at the touch of a button.
The customers brief was a full colour shaded logo but he didn't want to part with many bucks! So I showed this to him and he went for it.

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Post Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:47 pm

brilliant work marcella!! :P :P

it all looks terrific (apart from the 15 min wait to see them) :wink:


Nik (have another brandy and be well chuffed with yourself) :wink:
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Post Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:52 pm

thanx Nic! Don't worry... the brandy has kept flowing since I submitted this.... call it FEAR!

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Post Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:59 pm

Does this work better?????
I can't even see the pics myself.... god knows what I've done!
Maybe another brandy would help, what do you think Nic?

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Post Thu Nov 18, 2004 12:03 am

maybe another brandy marcella :wink:

there still the same...pm me and i will help you resize your piccies!! :D


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Post Thu Nov 18, 2004 12:27 am

Nik I think I've got it now! thank you!

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Post Thu Nov 18, 2004 12:48 am

Well done Marcella - that's excellent, your customer must be really pleased with that.

It took ages to download onto my screen but was worth the wait :D
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Post Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:05 am

if the earlier pics get removed, it won't take so long to view eh rob!! :wink: :wink:

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Post Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:41 am

Nice work!!
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Post Thu Nov 18, 2004 2:21 am

Hi Marcella

Very nice work.
I did this job today outside in the freezing scottish rain, (the snow is on it's way tomorrow!)

Was it hard to do in the rain. If this is the quality of your work, you must show us some more.

Well done.

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Post Thu Nov 18, 2004 3:00 am

Other than the HUGE pix, I like it a lot.
The colors are very effective and it is a nice clean job.
Good use of negative space.
There IS a lot of copy, but you've kept it tasteful.
Only construstive criticism might be the kerning on Smartec,
but maybe it's supposed to look that way?
You deserve a brandy or two after this job, girlfriend!
Love....Jill
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Post Thu Nov 18, 2004 10:20 am

Thank you for kind comments!

It was painful to do in the rain..... numb fingers! Needless to say it took much longer than it should have.
I know what you mean about the kerning on the 'smartec' Jill, the customer already had the name written in that way on his headed note paper and wanted to keep it the same. I always cringe when a customer asks for soooo much info on their van and do my best to talk them out of it. But this time I kept it small and simple and thought it just got away with it.

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Post Thu Nov 18, 2004 10:24 am

you didnt need a brandy to show your work if its all as good that ,i really like it what is the font on the bottom half?

any way nice work looks brill
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Post Thu Nov 18, 2004 10:26 am

marcella, looks great, could you tell me what font the list of services is done in please? looks like one i was looking for the other day!
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Post Thu Nov 18, 2004 10:49 am

Very nice Marcella, layout is simple and uncluttered, yet very effective. there are too many vans on the roads with far too much going on............ I really like this 3D lettering effect you have used a lot, except for one thing, the 3D border on the oval shape. Just looks a bit weird, and does not appear to match up, but overall an excellent job........ well done !
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Post Thu Nov 18, 2004 11:06 am

Well smart Marcella! :D It looks great!

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Post Thu Nov 18, 2004 11:12 am

Nice work Marcella, I like the effect on the lettering :D

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Post Thu Nov 18, 2004 11:44 am

The font used for the list of services is Handel Gothic, or Handled as it's called in Signlab.
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Post Thu Nov 18, 2004 12:57 pm

Nice work M.

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Post Thu Nov 18, 2004 5:32 pm

Well smart Marcella!

Yellow & blue always looks good and I like the chisel effect, have used it myself in the past.

Hope you saved some of that brandy?

Cheers

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Post Thu Nov 18, 2004 5:40 pm

See Marcella.

You were worrying about nothing. :D
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Post Thu Nov 18, 2004 5:59 pm

:P There's still some brandy left....... I'll save that until I decide to brave it and post another pic!!!!!

Phew!

thanks everyone! Marcella.
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Post Thu Nov 18, 2004 7:37 pm

hey stop it your wk is really amazing , i notice the very good layout skills, not mention nice lettering, using lots of text which can be difficult to make it look good, good on you, show more, be confident
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Post Thu Nov 18, 2004 8:20 pm

hey m can you help, i try to load pics and they are too big then i put in photoshop and now the red x comes up in a whit box what did you do???? :oops:
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Post Thu Nov 18, 2004 10:57 pm

Hi,
Nik helped me out! I opened them into Adobe Photoshop and reduced the pixel width to 550. Saved it at that and it was small enough to use. Hope this helps.

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Post Thu Nov 18, 2004 11:22 pm

nice work

Nice work M, my hat goes off to you. :thumbsup:
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Post Fri Nov 19, 2004 1:59 am

Very nice,i could not do anything like that myself

need to upgrade my software if you can do tings like that

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Post Fri Nov 19, 2004 2:10 am

great work marcella, clean, tidy and like the chizled font. :thumbsup:


ive just removed the old uploaded files and moved the others to the first post. so pics now shows in two posts. ide have left the other ones there too but the site was slowing down as we would sonn be out of bandwidth! :o :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:
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Post Fri Nov 19, 2004 10:36 pm

Hey Marcella! WOW! That is excellent, why be worried? Great clean design, good choice of type and well done for not freezing your fingers off on application! Hope you didn't have too bad a hangover today! :) I think you teach a few folks a thing or too about layout, good font choice on the lower panels too and best of all, it suits the van AND it fits the comopany's name/style.

You met the breif girl!

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Post Fri Nov 19, 2004 11:03 pm

Thanks Beej, very kind words, especially from someone with your level of skill!
Just for the record.... I did have a hangover! :( Getting too old and can't handle my drink now, I keep forgetting I'm no teenager.......


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Post Sat Nov 20, 2004 2:43 pm

Well Done :clap2:

Look forward to seeing more of your talent.

Feel sorry for you working in the cold tho. I worked last night at midnight, and it was 20 deg c, and I was complaining, And today it was 34 deg c and I was complaining again, heavens knows what I would have been saying if snow was coming :lol1:

Seriously though, don't worry about the brandy in future. You have an obvious talent, that with the help of the many experienced sign guys and girls here, will only help you get better.

Cheers, and keep up the good work.

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