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Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by kevin.rivers, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. kevin.rivers macrumors 6502a

    kevin.rivers

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    Hello everyone. I have been working on this site for... a long time.

    Typically I start it. Then I don't work on it for a long time. Then come back to it. By that time i have outgrown the design and start over. However this one has stuck with me for some time.

    So. I wanted some opinions on it. I haven't decided on a name for my studio yet.

    Thanks everyone.
     

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  2. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

    AvSRoCkCO1067

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    Just for clarification, how many fonts did you use in making the banner?

    It looks like you've used at least three, and I personally would typically recommend using only two...but I'm not sure :eek: .
     
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, use as few fonts as possible.

    Also, the moon looks squished.

    ...Other than that, it's good.
     
  4. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

    AvSRoCkCO1067

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    Yeah...and maybe it should be a bit farther from the Earth as well :confused:

    But I agree - it does look good.
     
  5. Mac_Freak macrumors 6502a

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    My first reaction was that it is a big, too big, both in height and width. Aslo the the text on the bottom left is small comparing to one right of it.
    Other than that, it looks good.
     
  6. beatsme macrumors 65816

    beatsme

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    you've omitted the little copyright symbol, the "©," but that doesn't matter much as long as you put the copyright date...

    for example: Copyright 2006 by Your Name Here

    even if it isn't really copyrighted, you may as well make it look legit...:)

    nice work, btw...
     
  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    It actually doesn't matter if you put anything on there...copyright exists from the moment its created with no additional text necessary. It does serve as a gentle reminder to those who might consider lifting the graphic though.
     
  8. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    #8
    No need to officially copyright it. Under general copyright laws, work like this is automatically covered.

    EDIT: WildCowboy beat me to it. :(
     
  9. macmancan macrumors newbie

    macmancan

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    um i like the table with the text but i dont really like the design that you made for the space. maybe you should try and do something really simple. i think it may look cool if you made it kinda fake looking but not cartoonie. you know what i mean? :)
     
  10. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    Technically, works like this are automatically covered, but to enforce the copyright i.e. to sue for it's infringement, it must be registered.
     
  11. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    To sue for monetary damages, you must register it (i.e., send the federal government $45). You can still enforce the copyright (i.e., stop someone from using your material) without registering it...you just can't win any monetary damages from the infringer. In either case, no copyright notice is required to be present on the work.
     
  12. kevin.rivers thread starter macrumors 6502a

    kevin.rivers

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    I always start big, you can always make it smaller, but it is really tough to make it larger sometimes.
     
  13. CANEHDN macrumors 6502a

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    I think it looks fine. I agree with using only one or two fonts, though.
     

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