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    Need Some Ideas
    Tomorrow for my Web Design mid term exam, I chose to edit a photo (do not ask me why it's in Web Design, but whatever

    I decided to choose the YouTube logo, and change that around. At the moment, I am removing the white space that surrounds the logo, and I was wanting to do a reflection and fool around with some lighting effects.

    But I am looking into something more detailed, to go along with what I have in mind. Since I do not have much experience in Photoshop doing cool little tricks, maybe some of you could help pitch me some ideas of what to do to this logo.

    You won't need to explain the procedure (although you can if you want to or need to), I can look that up, but I will need some explanation of what your idea is so I can start somewhere.

    The photo I pulled from Google Images has a resolution fit for a desktop background, so the lettering can be enlarged without becoming blurry. I am removing the white space from the logo, so mainly ideas that revolve around the background, lighting, effects, coloring, and adding particles would best fit this project.

    I am open to any ideas, so throw em' all out there!

    Thank you all in advance

    This is just a general mock up of what I am aiming for. Gradient background, reflection, and shadow under the object.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cuhnool View Post
    Tomorrow for my Web Design mid term exam, I chose to edit a photo (do not ask me why it's in Web Design, but whatever
    Because a Web Designer still needs to know how to prepare graphics for web pages.
    A Designer needs skills and talents with things like typography, hierarchy, grid structure, image editing, color theory, Gestalt principles, etc.
    Not to mention at least basic skills with HTML and CSS.

    A Web Developer is one who wouldn't have to worry too much about any of those aforementioned skills.
    A Developer needs to be highly skilled in things like XML, Javascript, ASP...etc.

    To sum up:

    Designer = visuals and graphic aspects
    Developer = coding and all of the "technical" side of things
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    Quote Originally Posted by D3v1L80Y View Post
    Because a Web Designer still needs to know how to prepare graphics for web pages.
    A Designer needs skills and talents with things like typography, hierarchy, grid structure, image editing, color theory, Gestalt principles, etc.
    Not to mention at least basic skills with HTML and CSS.

    A Web Developer is one who wouldn't have to worry too much about any of those aforementioned skills.
    A Developer needs to be highly skilled in things like XML, Javascript, ASP...etc.

    To sum up:

    Designer = visuals and graphic aspects
    Developer = coding and all of the "technical" side of things
    Ah okay, I see now. It was just almost random because we have been doing coding this whole semester (HTML, CSS, PHP) and then one of the options on the final was to edit a photo. But I see why now, thanks. I knew you would help out with something in this department (I was almost waiting for it )

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    Well this morning I worked on the project, and this is what I did:

    BEFORE



    AFTER



    Took me about an hour of completion, including fooling around with the layers, re-doing things, and lots of trial and error. Simple to do though, but time consuming. Hope it's decent. My instructor liked it, and after turning it in he wanted me to tell him how to accomplish this. I do not know why, nothing too special about it, haha. If the reflection doesn't look lined up, it's because I didn't use the ruler. Forgot

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    Well if the teacher likes it...I guess that's what is important for now.

    That seems like a super easy final...hard to believe it took an hour to do.

    Whenever I need a logo I go here. Pretty much already done for you. Don't need to remove backgrounds or whatever. Just rasterize and add production value (details).
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    Well if the teacher likes it...I guess that's what is important for now.

    That seems like a super easy final...hard to believe it took an hour to do.

    Whenever I need a logo I go here. Pretty much already done for you. Don't need to remove backgrounds or whatever. Just rasterize and add production value (details).
    Thanks for that link, bookmarked it.

    It was really easy. I messed up a couple times, too. When I got to applying the outer glow, I forgot to do it to the reflection, so I had to delete the layer and redo the entire thing. Also, I think some time was taken up because everyone was oogling my MacBook, and in turn me demonstrating a few features.

    Yes, it was very easy, I was surprised that instead of coding a website like we have done this whole semester, I had the choice of editing a photo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuhnool View Post
    Thanks for that link, bookmarked it.

    It was really easy. I messed up a couple times, too. When I got to applying the outer glow, I forgot to do it to the reflection, so I had to delete the layer and redo the entire thing. Also, I think some time was taken up because everyone was oogling my MacBook, and in turn me demonstrating a few features.

    Yes, it was very easy, I was surprised that instead of coding a website like we have done this whole semester, I had the choice of editing a photo?
    If only my finals where that easy. >_<"
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    If only my finals where that easy. >_<"
    Haha, well this semester was basic web design. Next semester I am taking advanced web design, as well as advanced programming (C++). So Next semester will be much harder, most likely. I had little freshmen and sophomores in my class, so I imagine it was supposed to be easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuhnool View Post
    Haha, well this semester was basic web design. Next semester I am taking advanced web design, as well as advanced programming (C++). So Next semester will be much harder, most likely. I had little freshmen and sophomores in my class, so I imagine it was supposed to be easy
    Where do you go to school? Our school is very heavy on print design, and our web design classes are a joke. They make us take them, and most of the people going into the classes know nothing about coding or the software. These classes are 400+ level and almost everyone going in has never touched Dreamweaver or Flash in their lives.

    I'm very bored when I'm in class before I already know all the stuff that is being taught, and web design isn't even my area of emphasis. >_<"

    Doesn't help that they only offer two web design classes too. One is Dreamweaver which is coding + design, more design than coding...and then Flash which is all Action script with very little design. >_>"
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    Where do you go to school? Our school is very heavy on print design, and our web design classes are a joke. They make us take them, and most of the people going into the classes know nothing about coding or the software. These classes are 400+ level and almost everyone going in has never touched Dreamweaver or Flash in their lives.

    I'm very bored when I'm in class before I already know all the stuff that is being taught, and web design isn't even my area of emphasis. >_<"
    Trinity High School. It's a college prep school, and for a ("minimal") fee, we can transfer some of our credit hours to most colleges. I do not know what the advanced classes are like, but I suspect it will a little more difficult, if not then a lot more information to cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuhnool View Post
    Trinity High School. It's a college prep school, and for a ("minimal") fee, we can transfer some of our credit hours to most colleges. I do not know what the advanced classes are like, but I suspect it will a little more difficult, if not then a lot more information to cover.
    So basically it's like an AP College class? I wish we had that for Web design/Graphic Design in high school. >_>"
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    So basically it's like an AP College class? I wish we had that for Web design/Graphic Design in high school. >_>"
    In a way. The IT classes Trinity provides are all AP level.

    And LelandJLK, I'm sure it feels nice for your football team to finally wear a championship ring after 4 years

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