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Creating an Invitation for Print (Photoshop / Illustrator)
show user profile  Edge
Hi All

It's been a while since I've posted, still lurking and working away. Anyway to the point of the post, I'm getting married in May and want to create some wedding invitations. Nothing overly complicated a simple frame and then a floral pattern and details within the frame.

Some ideas of what I am after:
http://www.bellafigura.com/letterpress/printemps.html
or http://smockpaper.com/wedding/kurai

(Without the letter pressing)

So I've done some work mocking up within illustrator doing a live trace and then fleshed out the design a little more. It's coming along slowly, but it's taking shape now.

I was wondering if anyone had an tutorials that would help me jazz up the invitations. Or if anyone could recommend any Stock Image sites that I could use?

Cheers All



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3/16/2010 12:32:59 PM (last edit: 3/16/2010 12:35:34 PM)
show user profile  Edge
Just an update on what I have so far:

When I first made it up I liked it but as with everything when you look at it long enough you slowly begin to hate it.

I like the font but feel that it's flat on the page (Especially when printed)
My Positioning of the font may not be best and it doesn't appear balanced
I like the pattern but there is something with it

This was meant to be printed onto an A6 Card (Borderless print). But I was thinking of creating a border around it to frame it, although I am open to all manner of suggestions.

Cheers

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3/24/2010 10:28:25 AM (last edit: 3/24/2010 10:28:25 AM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
Where exactly would the details of the invitation go? i.e. return address, name of who is being invited? not much room left for that mate. Or are they going on the back?

Also I think the colours are a little harsh. Possibly try lowered the harsh values to a more pastel pallette?

So its more like Wedding Invitation instead of WEDDING INVITATION!!1!




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3/24/2010 12:12:09 PM (last edit: 3/24/2010 12:13:51 PM)
show user profile  Edge
They would be on the inside of of the card.

The Card is to be an A5 Card, folded in half. So the front part above is an A6 Landscape. All details will then be printed on the inside of the card.

I am currently working on thinning out the floral pattern so it;s less busy. I'll also look more into pastel colors

Cheers

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3/24/2010 12:18:07 PM (last edit: 3/24/2010 12:18:07 PM)
show user profile  killerbee2
that's some serious cheese there Edge... ;)

Anyhow, congrats on the wedding !




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3/24/2010 3:57:06 PM (last edit: 3/24/2010 3:57:06 PM)
show user profile  Edge
Yup, spread nice and thick, but herself didn't like the other more simple designs (Ornate Swirls / Vintage Frames).

Any tips would be really appreciated



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3/24/2010 6:37:33 PM (last edit: 3/24/2010 6:38:55 PM)
show user profile  jStins
Well I had your post up on screen and my girlfriend immediately recognized what it was, even without her glasses on. I asked her what she thought and she likes it, the colors especially... good for a spring wedding. She's not a graphics person, but aren't these things really for the ladies anyway ;) ?

Personally, I like the overall creative direction, but I feel like the ornate elements are a bit busy and haphazard. The designs should flow together in a more natural way. Maybe look at Guilloche Patterns for inspiration. I think it would be cool to have your floral styled elements flow in a similar pattern. Also try making the text a bit connected with the border elements... A butterfly flying out of the border creating a subtle dotted line around the text as an example.

Also agree with grotey on the colors, unless your going for something less traditional in terms of color pallet.


Congrats and good luck! :)

-Joel


joelstinson.com

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3/24/2010 8:20:21 PM (last edit: 3/24/2010 8:20:21 PM)
show user profile  Edge
Stripped it down and started to re-assemble it


Any tips or start again?

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3/25/2010 6:26:18 PM (last edit: 3/25/2010 6:26:18 PM)
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