Post # 1
I’ve been using photoshop for about the last 10 years so I decided that I really wanted to design all of my paper. I’m by no means a design pro but loved the idea of doing it myself. I started months ago and scrapped what I had several times. I told myself I’d have these out by early January and here it is late Jan and im still struggling with fonts. I’m SO SO indecisive. I plan on having vistaprint print them with the 100 free postcards.
im really not liking the font. I did read through the “Fonts, fonts, and more fonts…agh!” post and it was so helpful but I thought I’d post what I’ve got so far and ask for opinions.
I LOVE the font good vibrations but its commercial and while it doesn’t cost a whole lot ($25) my Fiance thinks it’s nuts to pay for a font when there are “perfectly good” free ones. I also don’t know what other font i’d mix with it.
I’d love your suggestions about fonts and design!
The colors look a little off to me. I am sure it’s because I used CMYK coloring (recomended for things being printed) instead of RGB (used for web)….
Post # 3
There’s a website called kevin and amanda that has a BUNCH of fonts. I’m using the Chelsea script to address my invitations, but there are a lot of script fonts that are really pretty. Here’s the link:
And they’re all free, so if I see one I like, I download it and then test it out in a Word document to see if I like it. They also have a bunch of scrapbook fonts (http://www.kevinandamanda.com/fonts/freescrapbookfonts/) that might work.
Post # 4
I think the problem with the color is that you have the rather bright cool blue on the border and the warm sepia tones on the picture and they don’t really work together.
I’d suggest you put a sepia color layer over the border section and a blue color layer over the image and try to find a good color balance that’s more cohesive.
This isn’t perfect since I did it in like a minute but something like this:
I agree that the font isn’t really working either. The one I used for your names is called Adine Kirnberg Script it’s on dafont for free
Post # 5
Most definitely, you should go with a different font. I dled the fonts I used from dafont and I found they have a wide selection. as for coloring I think the colors are fine but the shading at the edges (to make the graphic look embossed) takes away from the brightness of the other colors. I’d think about taking this away – but it’s really a matter of preference.
Post # 6
Thanks for the suggestions everyone…
I do like the color of my blue/teal but agree that the cool and warm may not go together. It does look different posted here than it does in photoshop for me. Our picture looks much more saturated here… I did try doing more of a cool tone on our pic but we looked sorta smurfish lol
Im in the process of converting it back to rgb color to repost… and hopefully that will help the color situation…
Post # 7
ok… tried to convert it from CMYK to RGB so yall can see what the colors are supposed to be… hope it’s closer now.
Post # 8
So the Fiance sees how stressed I am and told me to go ahead and buy the font I want… LOL
I fell in love with this font when I was browsing different styles of free wedding websites. What do you think? Any suggestions on another font that would work well with it? I think it may look ok if I used just this font on the STD but i’d probably want to pair it with another for my invitations?
I still havn’t gotten it yet though so I open to all other font suggestions!