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Header Opinions?

I'm back, and looking for input on a couple of headers I've made. You've always been so helpful in the past. =D

Weapon of choice: Photoshop 7.0



Yeah. So I've developed this all-encompassing crush on Brit actor Matthew Goode, and he's re-energized my desire to 'Shop. :flails:



IDEK. I was feeling ecclectic or something, and liked the idea of using a bunch of different things. Is it too scattered?



I made this one for a friend of mine. She wanted two images in the same header, and it was hard to blend them in a way that I was really pleased with. This was the closest I got. What do you think? Interesting? Creepy?

Inquiring minds and such...

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sweetest_potato
Apr. 29th, 2009 03:27 pm (UTC)
Wow! I reeeeaally like these! Really really like them.

I think the first one actually needs more clutter. I am of the opinion that if you're going to go for that look don't do it by halves! I think maybe some more stuff at the top, especially in the top left hand corner. Or maybe flipping the image itself, so that he's facing the other way 'into' the header rather than 'out' of it.

I really like the second one. Apart from the fact that you can't see the other arm of the smaller picture. That's kind of creepy. But I like the colouring effects, how the smaller image is more contrast-y. That really draws my eye in. Is it finished? Are you going to add text and stuff to it?
sexyscholar
Apr. 29th, 2009 04:47 pm (UTC)
Yee! Thank you!

I think the first one actually needs more clutter. I am of the opinion that if you're going to go for that look don't do it by halves!

I'm actually of the same opinion, but then I started overthinking it and worried that it was getting to be too much. Adding more stuff makes it fun!

Or maybe flipping the image itself, so that he's facing the other way 'into' the header rather than 'out' of it.

I never would've thought of that -- but I like the way it looks when I picture it in my head. I'll try it and see what happens.

For the second one, that's what happened when I used "lighten," lol. But I see what you mean; it's got this sort of "not-fully-formed twin" thing going and that is creepy. I'll play with it some more and try to get the other arm to show.

I don't consider it finished, no. I got to this point and wanted to get input before I went any deeper. There'll probably be another texture or two added -- I like textures. I was undecided on text, though. Any suggestions?

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at these. I really appreciate it! ♥
sarisafari
Jul. 21st, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
These are gorgeous, I like the second better though.
The first one seems a little too busy, like you wanted to do every technique in one blend.
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