color theme poll again
matt.kuiken at verizon.net
Tue Apr 18 04:39:34 UTC 2006
j Mak wrote:
> If you compare small artworks the colors doesn't seem too be too distinct, but in terms of their overall effect, they make a big difference. Gray and the Tango aluminium color scheme, for instance, produce two totally different impact. Create two adjacent large squares, large enough to cover the entire screen. Paint the left with one color and the right with the one you feel to be similar to the first. This way you can see better the differences between the subtle colors.
> Finding the right steel color, for instance, is very hard if you don't have visual aids. The ones, I used in the artworks, I generated with a professional color scheme generator. It might seem trivial but small varieties can make a big difference.
> J. Mak
Sorry to pollute your thread with questions that don't necessarily
pertain to the poll, but I would like to understand some of the artistic
I like both of your themes for different reasons. In #4, I like the
colors, and the feel of the "folds" as they appear on the wallpaper. In
#3, I like the way the logo keeps its colors in the wallpaper and
greeter screens. Is there some reason, like bad contrast, that the
logos in #4 become a single shade in the wallpaper and GDM screen?
As for the usplash screens in both of your designs, you seem to have
gone for a simple gradient, rather than having the logo retain its three
part color scheme. Is this to keep the gradient gradual with the
requirement for only 16 colors? If so, my personal preference would be
for the logo to be colored with its three colors, and the name being a
simple color or gradient. A gradient either made up with the colors
that are left, or use the colors from the logo in the gradient. For a
single color. perhaps using another color could reduce jagged edges
through aliasing. This is my personal preference, so I don't
necessarily expect any concurrence, or action to take place as a
result. I will offer up my time to make modifications if time is an
issue, but only with your concurrence that the modifications would be
I am not a graphic artist, but I'd like to learn some of these issues,
as an engineer who is occasionally asked to write GUI applications for work.
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