Sunday, August 29, 2010

All the kids are doing it.....

I've always been jealous of the talents that certain bloggers have. Making custom cards. I can't do it. I fail miserably. If someone would like to walk me through it, I'd be eternally in your debt.

But I was looking at Joe Collectors customs yesterday... he made a bunch from scratch. So I thought I'd try it too.... if I can't edit existing cards, maybe making them from scratch would be easier.

My first attempt. I used a program called PAINT.net v.3.5.1. and it took me about 35-40 minutes.
any criticisms are more than welcome.... also any how to's.

7 comments:

BA Benny said...

Looks real good to me. Nice work!

dayf said...

If you hadn't told me I would have thought that was a Panini sticker... vurry nice

Sal said...

Yeah, I thought this was a team issued card. Fooled me.

I like the scripty font for "Mike Liut".

Consider making the word "Blues" smaller, the Blues logo bigger, and ditching the #1 at the bottom...or making the #1 bigger.

Maybe "St. Louis" can be dropped.

This is good...but definitely play around with the stuff at the top. It appears a bit cluttered.

stusigpi said...

I like it. Aspect ratio is important so sometimes you have to add design elements to mask odd sized pics.

Any comments on mine?

stusigpi said...

Check this out

http://iamjoecollector.blogspot.com/2010/08/gretzky-concept-prepare-yourself-its.html

Casey said...

I like it.

My one suggestion would be to maybe switch the St. Louis Blues with Mike Liut so that LIUT would be big.

I'd also ditch the #1.

Great start though; I love the picture.

wv: suckas

bamlinden said...

For a first attempt, it looks great. I think you have a good eye for composition.

My suggestion at this point...check out as many other customs as you can and get inspired by them. Take a more critical look at cards that are out there now - from a design perspective. And most importantly - have fun!