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    "but I have always been led to believe that the degree isn't as important as talent/know-how in graphic design..."

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  • Post Card Design

    Our school director wanted a movie ticket themed post card for our school

    me and 2 other people came up with this as our final


  • #2
    the spacing on the stars is off. use a grid and make sure everything is lined up properly. The ticket seems too tall if thats the idea you want to stick with. Try and condense the type and graphics so the ticket is proportional to a real ticket and make sure everything is lined up properly by using a grid in the program you used. There seems to be too much blank space since it is stretched so tall.

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    • #3
      its smaller in the pdf idk y its so big in the post lol

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      • #4
        The proportions are different in the PDF?

        What Abe is saying is that the ticket's proportions are wrong...
        I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not. ~ Kurt Cobain

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        • #5
          There are way too many different typefaces on there. I believe the "Allied" and "Institute" is part of the logo, so I recommend using the official logo instead of adding your own type to it. Abe has a good point, use a grid. Always use a grid, it makes your designs much more consistent.

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          • #6
            much bolder white lines will help with the spacing issues as well once you fix the size. try and match them to the width of the font you chose, if not i would definitely try going bolder on those lines to help you figure out where to put everything once you line the grid up

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            • #7
              It's sized to a post card, about 6 x 4 inches. Gotta meet postal regs.

              I would move "Now Playing" off of the ticket onto the white background; remove a row of stars (very busy!); then resize the ticket to the proportions of a real ticket, and cant (rotate) it on the page by say 15║ counter clockwise. Reposition the elementsr emaining on the ticket to balance out.

              As a finishing tough, find a crash numbering typeface for the numbers. Crash numbering is the method that numbers are actually printed on real tickets.

              If it's a post card for a recruitment event, that information should go on the other side, to the left. The right is reserved for the postal indicia/stamp and address info.

              EDIT: And yeah, the lines should be bolder.
              This post is brought to you by the letter E and the number 9. Those are the buttons I push to get a Twix out of the candy machine.
              "I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process."

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              • #8
                "Institute" isn't spelled correctly, just thought I'd bring that up since you mentioned that is your final...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by garricks View Post

                  As a finishing tough, find a crash numbering typeface for the numbers. Crash numbering is the method that numbers are actually printed on real tickets.
                  Cool, learned something new today!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Tofudge View Post
                    Cool, learned something new today!
                    Glad to know this old fart is still good for something!
                    This post is brought to you by the letter E and the number 9. Those are the buttons I push to get a Twix out of the candy machine.
                    "I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process."

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by neutron View Post
                      "Institute" isn't spelled correctly, just thought I'd bring that up since you mentioned that is your final...
                      lol, thanks for the tips nething else? The deadline was do the day i posted it but some more pointers are welcome

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