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| p.1 #5 · Poster feedback and ideas...work in progress... |
Great start, and has lots of possibilities- still at a stage where you could spend big chunks of time tweaking things, though. If it were mine, a general plan of attack would be to first work in some more elements, tweak the ones already there and make it all play well together, re-work the logo somehow, and tweak the text situation. After all that, I'd work on the depth aspect- how to give it a 3D feel.
More specific ideas to play with:
- Good images, but if possible I'd try replacing one or two so that the majority of them aren't looking to poster left, and also to find one with eyes for the second player.
- Consistency always helps to bring things together- do a little more retouching on the players so the color and exposure are more or less the same. For instance, bring up the whites on the first and fourth player. Also, player names are looking slightly different from each other in regards to texture and brightness.
- Arrange the names as symmetrically as possible, since the poster is symmetrical.
- Some simple ideas for depth: either darken the background slightly around the players (soft, low-opacity black brushing on blank layer beneath them), or make your existing outer glow more pronounced. Or do both, and change the outer glow to white or red to pop off the dark brushing beneath; add an outer glow to the arched bands where they overlap onto the hex pattern; create a light source somewhere on the poster. Download some custom brushes (or make your own), and add some pizazz to the poster (points of light, streaks, splatters, etc. Or, somehow work a shot of the school's stadium into the background.
- The text at the top could be substantially larger to fill the blue field more, and if possible, use the university's typeface.
- The Bison logo is looking lonely down there. Maybe you could go with 'HOWARD UNIVERSITY' at the top banner, then just under it, 'BISON'. Then take the 'First team...' text and lay it across the bottom blue field. Try switching the hex pattern with the solid blue fields, then place a giant bison logo behind the players.
Hope some of the above helps-- you have the makings here of a pretty sweet poster...