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I had to do a mini project for photoshop. Really, its just a project so everyone can get used to photoshop cs (which is ***** compare to my cs5), and I already had skills coming to take this course (easy credit).
So the project is to take a advertising ad you find in a mag and make it better:
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My edit:






PLEASE, if you have something you DO NOT LIKE about my edit, PLEASE PLEASE let me know as I want to be better.
    
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It looks pretty good, except the lighting is off on the guy. You also should've filled the holes in the racket's netting with an alpha layer rather than white, so we can see behind it rather than just some white and red. Same goes for the shoes, try to remove those red and blue effects, or cover them up with some other designs. That's just my
     
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The shoes are the only thing i see that metaphorically slapped me in the face (his shoes).

This coming from someone unfamiliar with any photo editing.
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post #4 of 12
his foot is pointed and truely i think the first one is better
post #5 of 12
It looks like you cut and pasted him by using paint.
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post #6 of 12
That background really overpowers the image of Roddick. It might be too close to the original feel but what about making the background greyscale and lighter or darker?
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post #7 of 12
im not going to nitpick about your PSing (plenty of people are doing that). so on a marketing/advertising standpoint you already failed with the background. you only have a couple of seconds to reach the customer on some level and with a background like that its nothing but a huge distraction.

heres a few changes i would make:
1. scrap the bg and use something simple.
2. you need to show a story or theme (notice the double helix in the original showed artwork) thats why the copy has DNA in it. you just lifted the copy and theres no story behind your ad.
3. adding a facebook icon is a nice touch for digital media, but on print who really bothers typing it in unless you are really interested. its not really hurting you but IMO it looks like a "ooo everyone else is doing it lets do it too"
Edited by mz-n10 - 3/9/11 at 10:08pm
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post #8 of 12
OOf

Clean up that selection!!
Ive had huge projects where I spend a good half hour selecting my character or region. ITS WORTH THE TIME!
Sometimes the whole point of using photoshop is to make a seamless blend with the background.
Make use of all selection tools!

Also it may help to feather the selection..

Take a look at this:


Edited by Anton338 - 3/9/11 at 10:41pm
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post #9 of 12
The typography at the top doesn't work well with the rest and has poor placement/looks to rigid. Stick with one font and play with various kerning and spacing of that font. I used to make the same mistake of using too many different fonts.

If you intend to keep the background I would use a strong camera motion blur on the backround to create the effect of fast action photography and to make the subject stand out. With a horizontal blur you get the impression that, for whatever reason, the player was moving while the picture was taken and the camera panned at the same time. Right now it looks like the player is just floating in the air and doesn't do anything design wise. Trust me

Another idea: use a simple backround of a tennis court and place a tennis ball under his feet to say "these shoes are so responsive you could even jump over the ball...or something." Most people don't associate jumping with tennis, so this would make them go "Hmmm ...and think that these shoes can let you above and beyond and have an advantage over the competion". It's just something else to consider.

Yet another idea. Place those words in a curly wave shape behind the player to give an impression that the player can move so fast with these shoes and will make the typograhpy meld with the overall design, looking like a whipping wind.

To make it look better than the original you have to say something different about the product. The original uses DNA and blood droplet design elements because the tennis "runs in our blood".

See, the design complements the slogan.
Edited by aweir - 3/9/11 at 11:19pm
post #10 of 12
Others had good suggestions, simple background, cleaner cut of the player. Also, i'm not liking the stroke on the font. Keep it simple, and remember the viewer should be attracted to the the shoes/player first, then the text.
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