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Old 10-02-2011, 09:35 AM
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Check My Banners

First off I am not selling my services so please don't ask and don't pm me either. I am just showing my designs off atm.
Secondly I will keep this updated as much as possible so please rate it.
If you would like info on how I create them then I will help you.

Here is the first one.

 
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Old 10-02-2011, 11:52 AM
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What would you like feedback on, specifically? The design? The concept? The execution? Or everything?

Spit is ready to type away!
 
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Old 10-02-2011, 11:57 AM
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Hi Spit (Love the name)

Yeah what ever you feel is necessary and dont be afraid to be honest if you dont like it. Cheers
 
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Old 10-02-2011, 01:18 PM
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Well, a few things jump out at me.
First your colors contrast too much, and that detracts from any visual appeal you would otherwise gain from a color standpoint. The Designs4U backdrop 'glow' blue is just a bit much, and not really needed like that, it's also not centered so if you were going for a motion-blur or a shadow glow of some sort, that's not what that would look like, so it just looks off-center.

The type-treatment, outer bevel / chiseled sort of effect, that's not doing you any justice, specially with the font size so big and overpowering.

It doesn't much look like a banner anymore, more like a forum signature, and even as that, you could really work on it to improve everything.

Add some texture to the background, less is more, so get rid of a couple strokes there that detract from the design and shrink the font, lose the bevel and go with something slick, not necessarily minimal, but subtle? Add a nice effect if you must, and if you like the glow then try to not use colors that contrast so much and just look visually awkward.


All that said, if you're looking to create great banner ad designs, here are some things to keep in mind when it comes to the banners content:
  1. You need great copy, a good punch line, something that will be worth reading. The companies name taking up the entire banner size doesn't tell anyone anything about what 'designs4u' offer.
  2. Relevant graphic elements if you want to add some in. The generic swooshes and lines are fine if you're going for an abstract design and focusing on the msg, but if you don't really have copy to add, as in content, then use a relevant illustration or graphic that tells people what the ad is promoting.
  3. Regardless of the fact that your banner will be clicked, it's important to add your logo and url someone in the design (just make sure it doesn't hurt your overall message)

Spit thinks you're doing very well, but with some more practice you'll be creating banners that are many times better.
 
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Old 10-02-2011, 03:12 PM
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Thats brill I have taken note. What about this one.
I think peeps can use this for CPA offers.

 
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:13 PM
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Hey sphere1 sorry for getting into the picture. I wanna give my review in your second banner.

(This review might not as great as Spit provided)

I appreciate the perspective you include in iPhine5 photo, however I think it's better if you do it in a normal way.
I mean just put the image in vertical position so the viewer can appreciate and will aspire more to have the iPhone 5.

The glow effect or light burst on the phone is not visible since the iPhone 5 body color is also white.
My suggestion is: you can select another color of iPhone 5, to emphasize the phone more, OR change the glow color.

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Old 10-02-2011, 06:20 PM
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Hi MrSS

I sure can do that or even better I can just change the color of the iphone.
 
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if i may, imho, there are just too much elements.. .i still prefer simple and direct banners.. .there's just too much photoshop in there.. .the glow and bevel.. .that's just my observation.. .

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one of the blue colours looks too flashy
 
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:23 PM
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Cheers for the feedback all. These were just a quick 5 minutes job so pleased with the results.
 
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Hi,
U should change a font. Background is nice but serif font? Try some sans serif font. Go to for example dafont or other font oriented websites and look for someting more modern.
And don't push your luck with glowing and shadowing.

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your text outer glow is very high but your background is good
 
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Take the two prominent white lines that connect in the center of the background and offset the connection point over to the right, then mute them a bit, see how that works for you
 
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well your banner seems to be scary one lolx.. you have to make some attractive , and cool designs, with attractive colors,
 
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Old 12-01-2011, 03:43 AM
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Make it something elegant looking dude.
 
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:30 PM
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It's too blue...better to add some other colors else it becomes too dull
 
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First of you clear you way. what to want.. u change ur design.. or you want sugestion for this banner.........
 
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I think it is too beg and too much of white color. I am sure that you should make some lines or something to divide word from the lines
 
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the text and the background not blend well, maybe if you used dark color for the text should be work.. just a suggestion dude... peace!
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