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In need of second opinions

Okay, working on another journal theme. I think I've been changing the colors around and staring at the screen too long.

So what do you think?

I'm a bit concerned that the yellow is too bright. It's the right color balance, but... hm.

ETA: Now with a more subdued orange shade. I think this works rather well, actually.

Comments

Jul. 22nd, 2008 03:13 pm (UTC)
Something's wrong with the link. It doesn't lead me anywhere.
Jul. 22nd, 2008 03:20 pm (UTC)
*facepalm* Oh my god, I put in the link for the local version. *goes to fix that* Okay!

I'd lose my head if it wasn't attached, I'm positive.
Jul. 22nd, 2008 03:27 pm (UTC)
It seemed to me too bright at first, but after a few minutes my eyes got used to it and then it was all right. But I guess that's always the case with complementary colours.
Jul. 22nd, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
*nods* That's kind of what I thought. I may see if I can nudge the intensity down just a little bit, try to balance it better with the outer blue.
Jul. 23rd, 2008 12:03 am (UTC)
I liked it better with the yellow, but I have to agree that the orange is easier on the eyes. *g*
Jul. 22nd, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
Is it possible to work in more of the orange from the fish? Possibly gradients or something? I think that would go a long way towards taming the yellow, which--while not eye-bleeding or anything--is a bit intense.

...though looking at it again, your eyes do get used to the color after a while, so maybe it's not that big a deal.
Jul. 22nd, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC)
*rueful* The orange tends to be even worse. I am having some luck making the yellow a bit more peach. It's still a bright combination, but with the colors softened down a bit.
Jul. 22nd, 2008 05:14 pm (UTC)
On second thought, now that I have the blue sides to offset it, there is a dark orange I could use... *goes to fiddle with that* Thanks!
Jul. 22nd, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC)
That's some /astonishing/ yellow. I'd be more inclined to one of the reddish-oranges or the blues, I think. Something a little mellower.
Jul. 22nd, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC)
Isn't it? *grins* Lovely color, but too intense to use in big blocks. The blue made the fish too out of place, but I think I've got a nice burnt orange that should do the job up now.


Jul. 22nd, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's much less eye-hurty.

I do like the fish. Very nice.