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Nuts and Bolts: Dedicate Yourself to the Details

July 5, 2019


Nuts & Bolts – Dedicate Yourself to the Details
It is often the little details that escape the artist’s eye. It is always a good idea to step away from a design that you have been meticulously working on or ask a brutally honest companion to give it a once over.  The review team is certainly a fresh set of eyes and often catches tiny fixes or areas of improvement.  GCU is grateful for artists who are open to collaborating with the reviewers on minor adjustments that make a big difference.


Knowing that dark designs often print even darker the review team asked artist Cisillia Tay the following:


Reviewer’s Request for Edits:
The silhouette of the trees and horizon will not show after printing as cards tend to print darker than you see online. Are you able to add a subtle glow behind the tress and horizon so they will stand out a little?
We feel a very slight increase in the glow would be beneficial and it looks like the trees are retaining some green color, they need to be fully in silhouette black along with the balance of the foreground.
Thank you for working on this with us. We want to attain the best possible printing for the shopper to avoid a return.   
If you would like to make further edits we are advised that the stars need to be brighter/whiter and the glow brighter so the silhouette will be visible after printing.
It was also pointed out that the comma on the card front should be replaced with a semi-colon. Call it fate or destiny; 
Original Image:

Resulting Image:

Thank you to GCU artist, Cisillia Tay, for her attention to detail and collaborating with our review team to create a star of a submission that delighted the requesting shopper. 


The difference is made in the details!



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