Tag: package

22 Feb

Package Design Critique

Chris Lane / Critique, Design / / 1 Comment
I have learned through both college and work experience that one of the best ways to learn anything is through critiques of your work and other’s work. That is why, in the spirit of teaching through this blog, I am happy to critique the work of submissions from readers. If you would like a professional critique from me and learn how to better your artwork, be it photo, design, painting, et al, just read these submission guidelines and submit an image through my critique contact form. You can also email your submission to photocrit [at] chrislanephoto.com.

I was recently sent a design image to be critiqued from Renier. This will be the first design critique posted to the blog, so a big thanks to Renier for sending it in. So to start with, here is the original image:
Canosa designer cookware - original image

Photo

First of all, there is a nice layout of elements with the fresh vegetables. Even the direction of the vegetables is nice, as the pointed top of the onion and the direction of the spoon make a nice movement through the photo. Even the garnish on the top of the casserole adds to this. Personally I probably would have gotten closer with my camera and had less table around, but this composition still shows the product nicely. My main issue with the photo is that it needs more contrast and higher saturation. This would make not only the red of the dish better, but it would make those tomatoes really pop. Here you can see a comparison with just a simple S-Curve adjustment layer.

Canosa designer cookware - color improvement

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24 Aug

Free social media icon set

Chris Lane / Design, Free! / / 0 Comments

A little while ago I designed some custom social media icons that I now use on my blog and web site. You can see them just below the subscribe links in my left hand sidebar. I had originally planned on giving them away for free, but never got around to it. So now I finally am. Feel free to use this icon package for whatever you like. In the .zip file I have each icon in 3 different sizes (100px, 75px, & 25px) as transparent .pngs.
Get the social media icon set here in this handy .zip file. (209Kb)
Here is an example of the different sizes of the icons:
free icon set size variant

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