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Nuts and Bolts: Good Gets Great Before Making a Series.

December 22, 2017

Nuts & Bolts – Good Gets Great Before Making a Series


It’s always wise to take a final moment and reflect on your submission making any final improvements.  This is so true if you intend to create a like image series based on the design.  Not only does it improve your success in the review process but in marketability and sales too – where it really counts!


See this excellent example of final tweaks and tuning made by GCU artist Ron Magnes to his Galactic Christmas card design. This is now a attention getting relationship specific series.


Ron shared in the Notes to Reviewers with the review team:
Before I continue with this series I made a few adjustment. I darkened the background and brightened the type so it pops a little more. I also changed “stellar” to “awesome”. I figured more kids say awesome than stellar. I also got rid of the grain texture I thought it was too busy with everything else that’s going on and replaced it with a subtle circular pattern. On the inside verse I changed cluster to galaxy and spectacular to stellar. Can you please look it over and give me your thoughts.
Clever Ron has also used the design concept for a relationship specific Galaxy Birthday series.

Great job, Ron. As usual, your work is out of this world!


The difference is made in the details!


GCU Community Manager
One Comment leave one →
  1. January 2, 2018 2:34 pm

    Ron, this was a really super update! Thanks, Mindy, for showing us this example.

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