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Re: Pixel Title

Reply #10 on: March 06, 2010, 01:59:13 am
@HC_Bret_Measor
I started by using a font as a base (Harrington), then I made the outline and the rest is improvisation ^^


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Re: Pixel Title

Reply #11 on: June 15, 2010, 11:22:23 pm
Finaly back with this one :)



Decided to go with a smaller screen. Background is still a mystery, not sure what to put there

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Re: Pixel Title

Reply #12 on: June 16, 2010, 03:44:58 am
 
yours left, mine right

I felt like playing with the colors a little bit. I hope you don't mind.  :crazy:



You may want to look at this spot again.  In this area, the tree lacks the flow that it has throughout the rest of the piece.
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Re: Pixel Title

Reply #13 on: June 17, 2010, 02:48:31 am
personally i like the style of the very original one you posted:


the newer your product the more i feel like youre shying away from the pixelated look.  this old one uses less colors and minimizes gradients which is actually what you want if you want the pixelated look.
never thought I'd be glad to get back to this rock again.

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Re: Pixel Title

Reply #14 on: June 17, 2010, 04:07:22 am
Looks great. The dithering on the letters isn't very flattering - the dithered areas are larger than the solid fill areas. Compare with the dithering on the tree, which looks nice.

Background gradient has noticeable color banding, although it's tolerable at 1x zoom, & less-so at >=2x. Gradients are usually ugly outside of truecolor images - maybe attempt some sort-of pattern dither (unattributed, forgot creator/s).

The colors are good but a little bland, Rydin's edit has potential but the highlights are a bit off.
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Re: Pixel Title

Reply #15 on: June 17, 2010, 10:19:51 pm
Playing a little with NES palette (since the game sprites will be using it)

Tree n 1
Text n 1


Tree n 1
Text n 2


Tree n 1
Text n 3


Tree n 2
Text n 4


Tree n 3
Text n 5



Tree n 2
Text n 3
(my favorite)




Background gradient has noticeable color banding, although it's tolerable at 1x zoom, & less-so at >=2x. Gradients are usually ugly outside of truecolor images - maybe attempt some sort-of pattern dither (unattributed, forgot creator/s).


Background is not going to be like that, thats just a placeholder, and thx for those links




You may want to look at this spot again.  In this area, the tree lacks the flow that it has throughout the rest of the piece.


That area (and others) will be reworked



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Re: Pixel Title

Reply #16 on: June 18, 2010, 12:19:56 am
I like the last one, not sure about that blue gradient thing in the background though? It just looks like filler, and the colours seemed a lot richer when it wasn't there.

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Re: Pixel Title

Reply #17 on: June 18, 2010, 07:24:28 am


If you're going to stick with the gradient background, use green instead of blue. It will be easier to read against the purple letters.  You want your title screen letters to be BOLD AND COMMANDING, not blendingtogetherwitheverythingelsesoit'shardtoread.  Green and purple contrast nicely, and blue and purple mix together.
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Re: Pixel Title

Reply #18 on: June 18, 2010, 08:44:59 am
Green also inforces the nature-ness of it all, which helps the tree feel alive!
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Re: Pixel Title

Reply #19 on: June 18, 2010, 09:18:22 am
I agree about using green, although I think the gradiant makes the image too busy, though I think darkening it could fix that

I also made the darker green cooler.
other than that, looks great.