(Closed) Does my STD look awfull?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

There doesn’t appear to be a date, which would be a problem…

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

that’s sweet that he drew it for you, but there isn’t much context. why don’t you take that pic and plug it into a template on zazzle or something?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

what appears… off… to me is that the picture looks to be a water color and the writing is so bold since it’s just typed on there.

maybe either paint the words directly on it or use some sort of photoshop filter to soften them?

 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think it would be AWESOME to incorporate a drawn picture like that! *i’d even note that so ppl knew it was hand drawn by the fob)

I do think it looks a bit plain though…. Definitely need some kind of background. I think even just color would work.

Do you know your theme/colors yet?

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Its not super appealing, but I am so touched your dad did it for you that I just don’t care!

If I were you I would jazz it up and refine it  bit. And make sure to indicate that you dad did it for you…it will win forgiveness from anyone who wants to “diss” your save the date.  Even his name below the couple, or a small blurb on the back might help.

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

@strawberrybanana: If you send me your image, I’ll totally make the background transparent for you (PM me, and I’ll give you my email). I agree with PP that the background is a bit…white. You can drop in whatever image you want after that. I also think the font choice could be improved. It will look much better with those two things. 🙂 Have you looked at some nice, free script fonts?

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

If you like it I say go with it. But, if you are not 100% about it don’t use it just because he made it. Maybe incorporate it into the wedding a different way or get a graphic designer to use the pic and add some more details to it so you feel comfortable using it as the STD.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

You should be able to “copy” or wand the image and move it to a “new” image.

You just need to set up the new image with a transparent background & then save it as a png.

Then you can take your image (without ANY background.. like the white one it likes to give you)

And make a new layer of color behind it.

I’m not super good in Photoshop but this is the basic instruction…. hope it helps!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

Another idea: if you really dislike it but you want to not hurt your dad’s feelings, you could make it a custom stamp. The post office does that. 🙂

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Its so sweet that you dad did this for you!!  If I were in your place, I would still use his picture.  But I think you might be able to jazz it up a bit or play with the sizing of the marquee or the couple. 

I also think that since the only solid color he used in the water color is black, maybe if you change the color of the writing to black instead of blue might help.  And maybe a light blue/purple border would help add some color and pull things together. What about something like this?

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Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@strawberrybanana: I see what you are saying.  The colors and look don’t really scream your theme and if you don’t like it then you won’t be comfortable sending them out.  I would just have a really hard time telling my dad.  Was it specifically for the STD?  You could frame his original picture and thank him for the sweet gift….

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