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Author Topic: [Opinions / Critiques / Suggestions] Storm trooper Bar top Art  (Read 5682 times)

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Re: [Opinions / Critiques / Suggestions] Storm trooper Bar top Art
« Reply #80 on: February 18, 2017, 09:20:49 am »
Got it. I attributed the pronoun "he" to Yots and not to the stormtrooper.

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Re: [Opinions / Critiques / Suggestions] Storm trooper Bar top Art
« Reply #81 on: February 18, 2017, 11:16:57 am »
Changed the CP to include the imperial logos like n3wt0n suggested. Also changed the halos around the buttons. Yep, that definitely looks better.




                  

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Re: [Opinions / Critiques / Suggestions] Storm trooper Bar top Art
« Reply #82 on: February 18, 2017, 02:47:11 pm »
Man yamatetsu that is awesome work the sides need a lil touch up work where the overlap in images are two different shades of black but Ill play around with that when  I have some free time. I cant stress enough how grateful I am and have been for all your input and actually time you've put working on this with and or for me. I agree with newton it looks better with the Cogs on the CP and also like the bigger halo borders around the buttons


I don't like the Storm Trooper on the control panel.

Yeah. It looks like the Storm Trooper is photobombing the CP.

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Re: [Opinions / Critiques / Suggestions] Storm trooper Bar top Art
« Reply #83 on: February 18, 2017, 05:56:44 pm »
What does laughter feel like when you roll in it? Is it sticky?

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Re: [Opinions / Critiques / Suggestions] Storm trooper Bar top Art
« Reply #84 on: February 18, 2017, 05:59:39 pm »
So I may have missed it somewhere, but the grey piece on the side in front of the trooper just look odd and out of place to me.  What the heck is it supposed to be? has no context.  Other then that the last iteration is looking good, although I might be tempted to take the grey background out of the marquee behind the "STORMTROOPER" and just have more starfield there.
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Re: [Opinions / Critiques / Suggestions] Storm trooper Bar top Art
« Reply #85 on: February 18, 2017, 06:40:40 pm »
So I may have missed it somewhere, but the grey piece on the side in front of the trooper just look odd and out of place to me.  What the heck is it supposed to be? has no context.  Other then that the last iteration is looking good, although I might be tempted to take the grey background out of the marquee behind the "STORMTROOPER" and just have more starfield there.

Here is the original pic that the Trooper on the side panels came from


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Re: [Opinions / Critiques / Suggestions] Storm trooper Bar top Art
« Reply #86 on: February 18, 2017, 08:10:41 pm »
Changed the CP to include the imperial logos like n3wt0n suggested. Also changed the halos around the buttons. Yep, that definitely looks better.






I really like how all the pieces come together now! Nice job.

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Re: [Opinions / Critiques / Suggestions] Storm trooper Bar top Art
« Reply #87 on: February 19, 2017, 01:07:24 pm »
I did some tweaks to the side but I dont know or have the same space background that Yamatetsu used so that is different. If anybody wants the .xcf gimp layer of just the troopers let me know there has to be a way I can share that




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Re: [Opinions / Critiques / Suggestions] Storm trooper Bar top Art
« Reply #88 on: February 19, 2017, 01:45:31 pm »
I did some tweaks to the side but I dont know or have the same space background that Yamatetsu used so that is different

Just google "starfield dadrian". It's on deviantart, there's an option to download a high res pic, I couldn't get that to work, though. Maybe it's because I don't allow cookies.
                  

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« Reply #89 on: February 19, 2017, 05:40:03 pm »

Just google "starfield dadrian". It's on deviantart, there's an option to download a high res pic, I couldn't get that to work, though. Maybe it's because I don't allow cookies.
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Awesome man found it or one very similar to it heres the bunch with my personal tweaks. I think its nearing the cant get much better and final forms, Now to save up my pennies and collect some empty pop cans gotta love the Michigan deposit policy lol. So I can end these off to be printed. Just to move my focus onto nailing down art for the cocktail cab then on to starting the virtual/visual pinball cab. Then Im sure friends will start requesting me to tackle cabs for them

Marquee


CP


Side


Bundle without bezel cover (not much can be done to change that lol)



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Re: [Opinions / Critiques / Suggestions] Storm trooper Bar top Art
« Reply #90 on: February 20, 2017, 06:19:14 am »
Another spin. Added shadows to the marquee, killed the trooper and the logo on the sides. Some other trooper showed up.
Click on the pics to see them at 1600 x something.

efp9teen78: I think the logos and the button halos on your CP version are too big. No need for the left logo to be so huge that it doesn't even fit on the CP, no need for both logos to intersect with the button halos. Finally IMHO the button halos should be a bit smaller, they are a tad too much in your face at the current size.







                  

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Re: [Opinions / Critiques / Suggestions] Storm trooper Bar top Art
« Reply #91 on: February 20, 2017, 09:51:30 am »
Yam, I like the shadow on the marquee.  It's getting there.
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Re: [Opinions / Critiques / Suggestions] Storm trooper Bar top Art
« Reply #92 on: February 20, 2017, 01:03:05 pm »
I dont like the Ghost or inverted or photo negative look of the trooper on the side

Heres my take on that style side art 



Here is some modifications done to CP



And the Bundle  with Yams latest marquee mod


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Re: [Opinions / Critiques / Suggestions] Storm trooper Bar top Art
« Reply #93 on: February 20, 2017, 01:27:12 pm »
I (surprisingly) disagree with the choice of the trooper helmet, the red halo around the logos and the buttons is a real good idea. This is hands down the best CP version and IMHO a keeper.
If you are going to use the trooper, don't let the starfield shine through, it looks a bit like he has pockmarks.
                  

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Re: [Opinions / Critiques / Suggestions] Storm trooper Bar top Art
« Reply #94 on: February 22, 2017, 11:51:37 am »
I (surprisingly) disagree with the choice of the trooper helmet, the red halo around the logos and the buttons is a real good idea. This is hands down the best CP version and IMHO a keeper.
If you are going to use the trooper, don't let the starfield shine through, it looks a bit like he has pockmarks.


Is the only reason you didnt like the trooper bucket cause the star field shining thru if so I did some sharpening up of it made it less see thru.


 Glad the CP is a keeper and I think your Marquee is also a keeper along with the bezel surround may only possible change to that is may be how thick or narrow it is have to get some measurements on that

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Re: [Opinions / Critiques / Suggestions] Storm trooper Bar top Art
« Reply #95 on: February 22, 2017, 12:11:30 pm »
Nope, the reason I don't like the trooper helmet is because this is your single piece of art and you chose a generic piece of which you can find dozens of variations without even looking. I would rather go with something unique, if something suitable can be found.

If it has to be the helmet, I would use the first version but make the helmet a bit smaller, so that it fits better into the logo. I can't see any reason to make the logo & the helmet even bigger so that the helmet does get clipped. Too much into your face and totally unneccessary.
                  

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Re: [Opinions / Critiques / Suggestions] Storm trooper Bar top Art
« Reply #96 on: February 22, 2017, 12:24:47 pm »
Got it and makes sense. Hasnt been a total loss the Trooper Cog has been combined with starfield background without the side panel overlay template and has been set s my laptop desktop background lol


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Re: [Opinions / Critiques / Suggestions] Storm trooper Bar top Art
« Reply #97 on: February 23, 2017, 01:14:17 pm »
New side not sure if background works kinda drowns out his E-11 Blaster any other tweaks needed let me know



And as always the bundle

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Re: [Opinions / Critiques / Suggestions] Storm trooper Bar top Art
« Reply #98 on: February 23, 2017, 01:49:33 pm »
I like it, but I kinda miss the big red cog.

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Re: [Opinions / Critiques / Suggestions] Storm trooper Bar top Art
« Reply #99 on: February 23, 2017, 03:36:59 pm »
The trooper looks a lousy as I had to cut him out from efp9teen78's jpg pic and then resize him, but you get the drift.



                  

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Re: [Opinions / Critiques / Suggestions] Storm trooper Bar top Art
« Reply #100 on: February 24, 2017, 12:20:02 am »
Thanks Yam yeah I got where you where heading heres my take not sure the cog is scaled right on it




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Re: [Opinions / Critiques / Suggestions] Storm trooper Bar top Art
« Reply #101 on: February 24, 2017, 02:58:45 am »
Thanks Yam yeah I got where you where heading heres my take not sure the cog is scaled right on it

Looks good to me.

The cog's lines are looking very rugged. Are you using a vectorized logo?
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Re: [Opinions / Critiques / Suggestions] Storm trooper Bar top Art
« Reply #102 on: February 24, 2017, 10:46:56 am »


 

The cog's lines are looking very rugged. Are you using a vectorized logo?
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I thought it was I found it by googling vector images  :dunno

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« Reply #103 on: February 24, 2017, 12:19:41 pm »
I thought it was I found it by googling vector images  :dunno

Nope, whoever made that image made it in vector format, but the pic he posted is in a raster format (probably .jpg). You can stretch a vector image to any size you want, it will always retain its crisp lines. If you stretch a raster image, you will get quality loss. The more you stretch it, the lousier it will look.
Take a look at the cog in my pic. Clean, crisp lines. Now look at the trooper. He doesn't look as sharp because I had to cut him out from your pic and then stretch him to more than double size.

There are programs that turn raster images into vector format. Mostly the results are crap, but it would work for something simple like the cog.
                  

  
 

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