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John MarkGraphic needs tweaking
by on May 19, 2014 at 7:28:28 am

Hello CC,

I have been trying to create a mock graphic just like the one shown in the image below. Its lacking detail and simple textures and looking to bland. The rectangle and text looks to sharp. I have uploaded my AE file for you to compare and mention what needs to be done in order for it to look the same. The size of the graphic does not matter, only appearance.

Trying to mock -

AE file - 7510_upload.zip

Thank you for your time.


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Dave LaRondeRe: Graphic needs tweaking
by on May 19, 2014 at 5:08:47 pm

Now, how do you know the original graphic was NOT nice and crisp-looking?

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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John MarkRe: Graphic needs tweaking
by on May 19, 2014 at 11:24:25 pm

[Dave LaRonde] "Now, how do you know the original graphic was NOT nice and crisp-looking?
"


You have a point. I guess its the textures missing such as the "light sweep" on the far right of the graphic which I can't get looking right. And the very soft rounded edges.


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Stephen SmithRe: Graphic needs tweaking
by on May 20, 2014 at 2:31:25 pm

Can you post a still grab of your lower third?

Stephen Smith

Utah Video Productions

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John MarkRe: Graphic needs tweaking
by on May 20, 2014 at 9:46:00 pm

[Stephen Smith] "Can you post a still grab of your lower third?
"


I have uploaded my AE file to compare in my first post, but I'll upload a still as well for you.



Top graphic is mine.


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Stephen SmithRe: Graphic needs tweaking
by on May 20, 2014 at 9:56:57 pm

I think that is a great match. I like how you shrunk the size of the logo. You feel it is to bland, I think it is great and that if it is to busy it becomes distracting. If the original one is "too soft" it was most likely because it was originally built for SD and then just made bigger when it needed to fit HD. You want sharp text.

Stephen Smith

Utah Video Productions

Check out my Vimeo page


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John MarkRe: Graphic needs tweaking
by on May 20, 2014 at 11:21:03 pm

[Stephen Smith] "I think that is a great match. I like how you shrunk the size of the logo. You feel it is to bland, I think it is great and that if it is to busy it becomes distracting. If the original one is "too soft" it was most likely because it was originally built for SD and then just made bigger when it needed to fit HD. You want sharp text.
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Appreciate the positive feedback! One vital effect missing is the "light sweep" effect, which I can't get looking right.



See the far right of the graphic.


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Michael SzalapskiRe: Graphic needs tweaking
by on May 21, 2014 at 11:00:40 am

Have you tried CC Light Sweep?

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Stephen SmithRe: Graphic needs tweaking
by on May 21, 2014 at 2:46:42 pm

With the CC Light Sweep you'll need to change the color of the sweep to something darker or darken your Lower Third bar to make the light sweep pop more because your lower third bar is already very light.

Stephen Smith

Utah Video Productions

Check out my Vimeo page


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