Forever On High
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Forever On High

Updated Sep 03, 2005 by Meowy

Comment #1 Friday, August 26, 2005 7:14 PM
Meowy i like the consept but it really needs more work. Needs pixel by pixel touch-up for the mountains and a better progress bar. Also Windows needs better placing. Sorry,i don't mean to be harsh,just my opinion. With a lil touch-up here and there it would definetely become a 5-Star boot. Rated: 3-Stars.
Comment #2 Friday, August 26, 2005 10:00 PM
I too like the concept, but scenery is more complex due to the initial colors and I agree needs pixel touch-up. The Windows placement would have been better in the sky.
Comment #3 Saturday, August 27, 2005 5:06 AM
Hey Meowy, the best way to do color correction is with good old MS Paint as it saves image back as 16 color 4bit.
When doing color correction you have to try to use a couple or three colors to get rid of the white and blue on the
mountains. If you try to use just one color the image will look flat and lack detail. You should also get rid of the dark
blue in the sky at the top, for that I would just use the blue of the area it is in.
Comment #4 Saturday, August 27, 2005 6:11 AM
Great ideas.

PurrBall starts working on it
Comment #5 Sunday, August 28, 2005 6:08 AM
The update does look better! Some suggestions-tips for future reference (these are based on personal preference so you might as well ignore them):

- Win XP Logo in wall/pics boots is not necessary,in my view it's better just to gaze the scenery and feel it as is,without WinXP Logo's interrupting view.

- Progress bar in dakr boots can be implemented directly into skin without border. In light colored boots it should be as thin as possible and as invisible as possible (e.g.: The border similar to the colors in the area it is,may use gradient stroke fill,as well as the progress bar itself,most probably use gradient fills too).

- Every image has a point of attention which creates it's balance. According to that balance should be placed the progress bar in order to achieve aesthetic-emotional impression to the eye. This means sometimes it has to be to the center,some other times at the left or right corner and some times floating somewhere within the image.

- Pixel by pixel correction is mandatory. In Photoshop you can select with magic wand (after you index and reduce pic to 16 colors) all pixels with same color and use paint bucket to fill them all at the same time or use selection to deselect the pixels needed to stay and then paint. (Magic wand setting: Tolerance: 1,Anti-aliased Off,Continuous Off / Paint Bucket settings: Tolerance: 1,Anti-aliased Off,Continuous Off).

- "Loading" script is not always needed and depends on the colors of an image. If it permits use,otherwise lose it. Also applies same rule as progress bar,must be kinda invisible,but still readable. Do use wall colors but try to increase readability via Layer Effects (Inner or Outer Shadow,Bevel,Satin,Gradient,Inner or Outer Glow).

Well this are just some tips in case you need them. Keep up the good work.
Comment #6 Tuesday, August 30, 2005 6:24 PM
Thanks Cyberworld.

I will keep those things in mind.

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