Returning Focus to Elite:Dangerous

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Re: Returning Focus to Elite:Dangerous

Postby Mal Reynolds » Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:38 pm

Driftwood wrote:changing the background again! I kinda like the one we have now

Yeah, it's not too bad. We can try a few options though.

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Re: Returning Focus to Elite:Dangerous

Postby CMDR Yannik Walton » Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:26 pm

Driftwood wrote:changing the background again! I kinda like the one we have now


My proposal is to have a random background thing going - dead easy - and have a number of images in rotation, that way the website's just a bit fresh and interesting each time you visit!

As for the logo, I like where you're headed, however my thoughts on the logo are to avoid being overtly Empire on it - and I like the Museo Slab font! I like the incorporation of the 3 stars signalling our journey through the bubble - the colours are good too :D

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Re: Returning Focus to Elite:Dangerous

Postby Driftwood » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:04 pm

OK, so, here's my latest creation...

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I got stars for Walton, I got a Lion for Sigsy, and I got a (covert) imperial eagle cos we're Imperial!

As always I'm up for suggestions, I'm just enjoying messing - I mean learning - Photoshop! :D
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Re: Returning Focus to Elite:Dangerous

Postby Mal Reynolds » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:22 pm

Now that looks totally badass! :D

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Re: Returning Focus to Elite:Dangerous

Postby Mal Reynolds » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:27 pm

On this subject, what do you guys think of the wing page on INARA?
http://inara.cz/wing/31

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Re: Returning Focus to Elite:Dangerous

Postby Driftwood » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:08 pm

Mal Reynolds wrote:Now that looks totally badass! :D

Now that's a reaction I like!

I'm toying with the idea of trying to get an ED sun behind it

Mal Reynolds wrote:what do you guys think of the wing page on INARA?

All sounds pretty good to me.

Possible additions could be...
  • Would it be good to mention any of our Lore (aka shadowmatty logs)?
  • That we've been around since beta
  • We have a good mix of seasoned pilots and newbies, ie: don't be scared to join us just because you don't think you know enough about the game! We (well I am anyway) are happy to go over the ropes with them.

However our logo... you might have noticed me offering up random new ones :mrgreen:

Sorry Walton, I just don't like our current one. I tried to let it grow on me, but it just isn't working for me.

I think we need to go back to our original one - which was pretty kickass - or get a new one.
I would want the community to vote in what is chosen.
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Re: Returning Focus to Elite:Dangerous

Postby Geo » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:26 am

Driftwood wrote:OK, so, here's my latest creation...

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I got stars for Walton, I got a Lion for Sigsy, and I got a (covert) imperial eagle cos we're Imperial!

As always I'm up for suggestions, I'm just enjoying messing - I mean learning - Photoshop! :D


My opinion? A little too feathery. I would like the upper wings to be longer than the lower ones.
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Re: Returning Focus to Elite:Dangerous

Postby Mal Reynolds » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:56 pm

Geo wrote:
Driftwood wrote:OK, so, here's my latest creation...

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I got stars for Walton, I got a Lion for Sigsy, and I got a (covert) imperial eagle cos we're Imperial!

As always I'm up for suggestions, I'm just enjoying messing - I mean learning - Photoshop! :D


My opinion? A little too feathery. I would like the upper wings to be longer than the lower ones.

What if the 4th pair of feathers/wings were removed? That would give it a more definite "wing" shape/separation from the tail/feet area.

The top pair of feathers could be enlarged and the next 2 pairs reduced (so all 3 take up the same vertical space as currently).

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Re: Returning Focus to Elite:Dangerous

Postby Driftwood » Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:25 pm

Mal Reynolds wrote:
Geo wrote:My opinion? A little too feathery. I would like the upper wings to be longer than the lower ones.

What if the 4th pair of feathers/wings were removed? That would give it a more definite "wing" shape/separation from the tail/feet area.

The top pair of feathers could be enlarged and the next 2 pairs reduced (so all 3 take up the same vertical space as currently).


Voila!

One for the website
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and one for Inara
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Re: Returning Focus to Elite:Dangerous

Postby CMDR Yannik Walton » Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:10 pm

*Puts on design cap*

The shapes - awesome. I love it! Really imposing, great work.

Feedback -

The eagle's head, I'd move it to the left as it's setting the 'weight' of the image too far over to the right. I love how the lion has made a return, and the integration of the three stars is a great touch.

Bevel and emboss - this is just a personal thing, but I am totally not a fan of ye old bevel and emboss. It's 2photoshop 4me, but if popular vote says keep it, then keep it. If they were to stay, I'd say harden them up. Make it look like the metal is forged in some proper casts that leave those bastard soft edges to their slain foes. We like hard edges, because we're edgy.

Or get rid of them and use a stroke. For this logo, I'd say just harden them up and maybe make them 2 or 3 px smaller.

Brushed metal is damned awesome. Always a fan of that - however, the shield centre needs a bit of work. I can see where you're going with it, here's what I do when I'm doing bushed metal:

1. make the shapes
2. do my brushed metal texture
3. select all the shapes with the metal in, duplicate the layer, fill it black
4. apply a radial gradient to the top left, or right, or wherever looks best which is 100% white fading out to 0% transparent 100% white. Set the layer to 'lighten' and then play with the opacity.

It adds a nice 'sheen' to the metal. Try it on the shield!

Here's my very quick take on it -

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