tip for people new to making graphics

Discussion in 'iOS Themes and Customization' started by berky93, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. berky93

    berky93 New Member

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    I've noticed people way overdo their icons/themes with gradients. gradients are a great way to add depth and texture to any graphic, but instead of having a black-red gradient for your application bard, maybe try a dark red-normal red gradient.

    even if you dont notice the gradient, your brain does and picks up the image as more textured, detailed, 3 dimensional.

    heres my example (attached)

    as you can see, the red-red gradient is softer, and it also gives the bar a slight 3d look, like the status bar on your ipod when in an app (yes thats a gradient - see how it works?) [if you right click the images and open them in new windows you can more easily compare them]

    of course dont let me scare you away from bold colors/gradients, this is just a masic tip for perspective and shading

    hope this helps all of you starting to make your first few images!

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  2. tipii

    tipii New Member

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    this should probably be in the tutorials section.

    but nice tutorial. i know i coulve used this 2 weeks ago
  3. super51fan

    super51fan Well-Known Member

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    grasious dude
    red to black gradients dont look so well
    thanks for explainging to other people who are begining photoshop
    +rep to you
  4. berky93

    berky93 New Member

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    oh I guess youre right - when I first thought about writing this I didnt think of it to end up so much like a tutorial, but I just kept goin....

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    anyway glad to help.
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    ahha yea thanx

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