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September 21st, 2008, 07:54 PM
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Oh ladies I have redone this page oh 4 times now. I've been working on it for 1.5 weeks (well the little time I've had with 2 sick kids anyway). I don't feel it's quite right so I could really use your complete honesty on this one.

I would love to give credit but gosh I have gone in and out of so many kits I've lost track I am so so sorry to any and all designers used.

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September 22nd, 2008, 06:04 AM
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I like the overall layout, but i would change the text...at first I didn't even realize it was...I just thought it was part of the frame. I also think maybe cropping that same picture in a bit more...just so you can see the people a bit better.
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September 22nd, 2008, 06:28 AM
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I like the overall layout, but i would change the text...at first I didn't even realize it was...I just thought it was part of the frame. I also think maybe cropping that same picture in a bit more...just so you can see the people a bit better.[/b]
I had trouble with finding the right font and settings for the text. This was my first time using text on a path I'd be happy to change the font if you can recommend one. In it's actual size (12x12) it's a lot easier to read. I resized it to 800px X 800px for web viewing.

OK now the cropping. How could I crop in without losing the circle? I cropped in as much as I thought I could without cutting the people off. I think I need help with figuring out where and how you want it cropped Oh and the writing says: "Katie, Guy, Vicky, Evan and Gabe enjoying authentic Singapore Slings at the Long Bar in the Raffles Hotel." So that being said I don't want to lose too much of the background because it shows the age and quality of the Long Bar.

Here's the original photo:


Can you show me what you mean?

I really really want to get this right and I've been having such a hard time. Honestly my biggest problem is that I used the dark paper on the last layout and feel like I need to bring it into this LO to make it flow. So I used it as a frame. I'm neurotic that way I guess.

Thanks for your suggestions! I'm going to try them out and see if I can get them right.

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September 22nd, 2008, 06:35 AM
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Hmm...I'm not sure about the cropping...I didn't know about the history of the bar, so it would make sense to have it showing in the picture. I was only suggesting to have the picture bigger so it was easier to see the people...but not also taking into consideration that it's been resized LOL! As for the font, that it could probably be the same issue. It might just be difficult for me because it is resized.

I have had the crappiest night, so maybe after I get a nap I'll come take another look LOL!
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September 22nd, 2008, 11:35 AM
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Thank I really appreciate all of your time and effort. This book means a lot to me.
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September 24th, 2008, 11:16 AM
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What if maybe you added a thicker white stroke to the text to make it easier to read? Or you can even make the text white and the stroke a greenish color, to try to get it to stand out more. Also, maybe add a drop shadow on the flower frame and on the lace border?
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