&...I'm torn

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  1. Ryan Rushing Ryan Rushing

    So, I need some help from the Dribbble community here.

    I'm torn between having a darker more saturated background vs having a lighter background. I'm having some slight concerns about the typography (being to difficult to read) and I'm not sure how that white around the letters is going to look.

    I love any feedback! Full-size here: Weddingness Invitation

    This is a big file.

    over 3 years ago

  2. Ryan Colgin Ryan Colgin

    I personally like the black text on the lighter colored background, but I'm diggin this sample as well :)

    So, since you asked for it...
    • I think the stark white behind the letters is too distracting - it creates a little vibration on-screen, but may be different if it's going to be printed - the tint can probably be reduced a bit, and white line could be thinner.
    • There are some inconsistencies in the white line on all the text, but I'm sure you'll be tweaking that throughout the process.
    • The color on the ampersand, rings, and 'at' feel a little out of place in the full-size comp. Your dribble shot looks more fitting - it's lighter which puts it back in the same family as the other colors. Again, this could just be an on-screen variation.

    Since I know you, I feel I can be this nit-picky - I'd expect nothing less from you. Overall, it's a great layout, the fonts are nice and the texture, color and flourishes work nicely together :D

    over 3 years ago

  3. Ryan Colgin Ryan Colgin

    After looking at it a few more times - I really think it's just the color shift from the sample to the full-size. I really like the dribbble sample colors - they're more subtle (the black isn't 100%, that brownish ampersand looks less obtrusive, and the white lines look less stark). So, if your full-size is the same color, I think you're in good shape!

    ... just noticed your dribbble shot is a .png and your full-size is a .jpg. So, I guess I'm digging the .png colors better - I was so baffled!

    over 3 years ago

  4. Ryan Rushing Ryan Rushing

    Thanks for the comments Ryan. The main issue that has been so concerning to me is the color background. I think it looks way better without any color, just straight up white background.

    Not to mention, I'm always freaked out how the color will be printed, going classy white (with orange and red highlights) might be better. Ditching the color might help solve those issues you mentioned.

    I must confess, this is very difficult since I'm mainly a web guy.

    over 3 years ago

  5. Ryan Colgin Ryan Colgin

    Well, as far as printing, just make sure you're all setup in CMYK and borrow a PMS/CMYK color guide from someone (possibly even a printer). On-screen, RGB tends to look much more saturated than CMYK. You may even be able to get a few samples printed first if it's going digital. Shoot me an email if you have any questions - I'd be happy to help!

    over 3 years ago

  6. Ryan Rushing Ryan Rushing

    And that's exactly why I'm a web dude. #headexpolosion

    over 3 years ago

  7. This is one-half of the soon-to-be pattern background for my sister's wedding invitation. I'll be vectorizing it, making a mirror image, then patternizing it.

    over 3 years ago

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