1. The background and font colour: I chose richer colours and gave them gradients. I feel this makes a very noticeable difference, in that more depth is added and it suddenly feels far less rigid.
2. I added a very very slight drop shadow to the image of me, again giving more depth.
3. I warped and skewed the bar code, ever so slightly.
I feel that the above things all come together to solve my main issue with the original, that it felt cheap and unreal.
Turn It On Its Head
This Re-do is very different to the original but undeniably better. I made it much more graphical with the border, faded writing thats sinking off the page and the background adds that extra punch. I chose an image of the clouds because clouds are often associated with thinking and this image is about a way of thinking. I am so much more happy with how this one looks now!
[Stock: “Céu” by tchor1974]
I am glad I re-did the two ideas, because I did feel that they had potential to be great, conceptually aswell as visually. The only problem is now I’m going to have a bit of trouble choosing one to submit.. And I still want to do my hand drawn idea yet!