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Old 08-22-2008, 07:06 PM
Samuele Storari
 
Default R: Solar Round 2 updates

I'm a little hurry right now, but just a quite response about the brushes:

http://hawksmont.com/blog/gimp-brushes-moon/

Here u find the brushes I've used, Totally free and open.

Another lil thing... I'm a personal estimator of Vector Graph. But in these case there's no vector, u can't have the same result for this subject, u know
I will give u update and some response monday.
Good week end to all the Art team.

I need a little help to convert my image in the 15 color with Gimp, can someone help me?... thanks

Ciao
Samuele

Ps: Thanks for all your advice guys.

----- Messaggio originale -----
Da: "Máirín Duffy" <duffy@fedoraproject.org>
A: "Discussions about the artwork included with Fedora, including icons, themes, and wallpapers." <fedora-art-list@redhat.com>
Inviato: Venerdě, 22 agosto 2008 19:58:15 GMT +01:00 Amsterdam/Berlino/Berna/Roma/Stoccolma/Vienna
Oggetto: Re: Solar Round 2 updates

Hi Samuele!

Samuele Storari wrote:
> Hi all!
>
> I've posted on the wiki the other format for the Solar Theme, the Splash, the "anaconda header", and Prompt Screen.
>
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork/F10Themes/Solar
>
> But, cos i'm new of this project maybe I forgot something, so if it was, please someone could help me and say me what I've must do?
> Thanks a lot.
>
> And don't forget to give me some feed back on my works.

Very promising work!

I see a few issues with your usage of the Fedora logo. The usage
guidelines state that you should switch the letters coloring to stand
out against the background rather than using drop shadows or highlights
to make it stand out whenever possible. So I would recommend in all the
places you are using the logotype with blue, to instead use the logotype
in white and remove the glow/shading.

The wallpaper still appears to be too high-contrast for a desktop and
also the small planets are of the size to be easily confused with
desktop icons. I am also concerned about how large the artwork will
scale. What is the resolution of the original artwork? Were vectors used
to create it (if so you should upload the sources) If not, can you
document the steps used to create the artwork so it could be re-created
at a higher resolution if needed?

The general layout of the grub screen is nice, I am not 100% sure if you
will have enough room at the top of the menu to have a logo that large
so it may need to be sized down. I am not sure what the lines in the
background are symbolizing. I think they are a bit too-high contrast
with the background color; try converting them to 14 color as well to
see if they will look okay in the final grub version.

The fedora logo isn't used properly in the anaconda banner. The logo
mark's size in proportion to the logotype has been altered so that the
logomark is too large, and the lighter blue color in the logo mark is
not the correct RGB value.

The aurora, while pretty, seems reminiscent of the new OS X default
wallpaper so I would just be aware of that and make sure they are
clearly differentiated.

If you intend to keep the planet brushes in at least some of the
artworks I think you should cite the source of the brushes and document
their license so we can ensure it's compatible for inclusion in Fedora.
Many 'free' brushes actually impose restrictions on any artworks using
them that would make the artworks not suitable for inclusion in Fedora.

You definitely should site the source and license of the original photo
used to make the large moon/planet as well. Did you create the aurora
graphic or is that sourced from elsewhere? If you created it I'd like to
see the source/license for it too.

~m

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Old 08-22-2008, 07:10 PM
"Junior Tomazelli"
 
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I like the new round, but i think the moon can go out of wall.
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:31 PM
Máirín Duffy
 
Default R: Solar Round 2 updates

Samuele Storari wrote:

I'm a little hurry right now, but just a quite response about the brushes:

http://hawksmont.com/blog/gimp-brushes-moon/

Here u find the brushes I've used, Totally free and open.


Actually I think there are a few pieces of the terms of use that may be
problematic because it's not a standard license like CC-SA and while it
says okay for commercial use, there's a lot of restrictions on
commercial use it seems.


So this sounds like a non-commercial license... honestly though I don't
know much about this stuff. We could have someone more knowledgeable
(like spot) review the usage agreement to make sure it's okay, or I
could easily make a set of moon brushes to use instead. A lot of images
of the moon have been made public domain by NASA, so it shouldn't be
hard to find high-resolution moon images to do this with and we could
even package up the brush files and ship them in Fedora as well.


~m

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