Okay so I suck at Photo shop, but here's where i am going with my daughter's wedding invite. still working on it.
The reason for the barn wood is because we are having the wedding out by our old barn in the mountains.
Man this making the type look aged is tough. Well at least for me.
Larger version attached. http://dribbble.com/shots/527362-Jesse-Kaity-Invite/attachments/37532
over 1 year ago
I love that J & K combination. I look at how abstract the & and K are and I'm amazed I read it so clearly. Success!
I totally agree with Steve – outstandingly beautiful that JK ampersand junction.
Nice one Mike!:)
You must be kidding about the Photoshop thing because this looks awesome!
Really, really nice man!
You pulled off the effect really well, Mike. And the type is, as everyone has pointed out, amazingly good. The only parts that look weird to me are near the top (in Wedding and the decorative elements) where there are some pretty gaping cracks. In those places, you can tell that it's been applied to the wood.
WOW! thanks so much for the nice response to this. Really the first time I've tried this in photo shop. But glad you think its coming out okay. I guess I'm just so picky. I see so many unreal samples of texture and distressed type and images here on dribbble that its so hard to judge.
I still think the outlines of the type and border are too clean and straight on the edges. I guess I should have roughened and bloated and distorted in illustrator before bringing it in to photo shop.
Live and learn.
Really thanks for the feedback. I do see the need to pay a little attention to the date and around the top part.
Thanks again so much, take care. Cheers.
Looking good bud.
Gives me splinters - In a nice way.
Either you're going for realism, or you're going for making your graphics meld well with a photo of distressed wood. If you want realism, there's certainly more you can do to make it look like actual paint wearing off. But I think that would harm readability. If you want harmony, I think you've achieved great success. Your texturing of the white is spot on and looks great!
@Michael Spitz thanks, bud.
@David Cran :D see what you mean. THX.
@Steve Lowtwait guess your right, I can't go too realistic with the smaller line work and type, they would get lost. So yeah I guess I was just getting caught up in the "real" part of the image. thanks for the reminder, Steve. Little slight touch up to please the tweak freak in me and then on the the other side of the card. cheers.
The type on this looks stunning Mike. Like @Scott said, it's not every day you see an '&-K' ligature! The ornamentation one the border is such a nice touch, too. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out in print!
@Claire Coullon My daughter and new son-in-law just gave me the thumbs up and now you too. That's awesome! Seriously, Clarie your type work is so amazing, so when I hear that you are liking a direction it does mean a lot. So thanks. I always get some real good advise and feedback here so that's refreshing.
I am taking it to a local printer so it should turn out nice. I would love to be able to place it on some heavier stock with some embossing and or letterpress, but you know how weddings go, have to cut corners somewhere. And this is the second daughter weeding in less than a year, so ...well I won't need to explain. :D Love em' all though.
Good to hear you got approval all around! (and thanks for those kind words too, it's really nice to read that). Clearly you should go all out with the elaborate printing finishes and just cut corners on something else that's less important – you know, like food.. ;) Beautiful work again, hope you'll be posting pictures when it's done!
I missed this shot! Mike, I loooove this! That J & K combo is so beautiful. Not just visually, but meaning too. Marriage unites 2 people as 1 unit. So this logo really speaks in more than just one level. Did I say I love it yet? :-)
Oh, and that "not good with Photoshop"... psshh... nonsense.
@Inka Mathew thank you for the kind words. And the first one to mention the two becoming one. excellent! That's the main reason I went with the "&"! I have seen a lot of "JK's" that make one new looking letter, but I wanted to make the statement that these are two people coming together as one. Still individuals, but moving forward as one. Well at least that's how I explained it to my daughter and new son-in-law when I pitched this concept. :D
Thanks for taking the time to comment always appreciate it when anyone does that.
Oh yeah and the photo shop thing, this was the first time I've tried this, and with all the skills on this site, I guess I expect more from myself because I compare myself to what I see here. I am happy with where its at.
Thanks for thinking the same.
No problem. By the way, big congrats to you on your daughter's wedding. Slowly becoming an empty-nester? ;-)
This is so worth inking on your skin ; )
@Norman Chan hey bud, yeah my daughter and son-in-law have mentioned it. So they go tattooing together after the wedding. :D
by Mike Bruner
With my daughter and future son-in-laws wedding almost here, I decided to make a wedding drink and a label to go with. Brought the theme of the invite and added a little touch of the drink to barn and glass illy to the bottom. Check out the larger attachment for the whole.
I'll try and shoot a picture later once I have the labels on the bottle themselves. cheers.
over 1 year ago
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