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Author Topic: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]  (Read 172309 times)

Vanya

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #880 on: November 12, 2015, 09:15:54 am »
The palettes are based on the originals. I'm open to suggestions if you feel like doing a quick palette edit and posting it.
The C stays as it is the one I made for the CV3 title screen and I want them to match.
The rest of the letters aren't final and I'm going to try to narrow the while thing so I can use the big sprocket holes from CV3, too.

I should mention in case I haven't that I'm making 2 versions of this.
One for vanilla CV1 with colors matching the original as much as possible. (Without the sub-title.)
And another for my old hack.

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #881 on: November 12, 2015, 10:13:33 am »
Sorry, didn't even notice it was a custom C.

Palette was just one suggestion, though. Different emulator palettes aside, looking at these, in the original, letter weight, position, juxtoposition of colors, selected details… they all help the surprisingly strong color choice work. The text is primary, as it should be.

In yours, many of your decisions have caused the red box to have drastically higher visual weight than the letters.



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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #882 on: November 15, 2015, 12:37:34 pm »
New project, inspired by one of the suggestions in the hack ideas thread.




Is... is there going to be an 8-bit rendition of "Singin' in the rain"?

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #883 on: November 18, 2015, 12:47:18 am »
Shrinking the shield behind the title castlevania may help you keep your "C", but address the issues M-Tee mentioned. See the example below. I moved the Konami logo down some to maintain the symmetry.

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You may consider making the smaller letters of "astlevania" thicker/bolder.
« Last Edit: November 18, 2015, 01:08:16 am by Tater Bear »

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #884 on: November 18, 2015, 09:30:53 am »
Thanks, those are some of the changes I'm planning.
I'll have something new up soon.

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #885 on: November 18, 2015, 11:43:51 am »
The new title screen for Castlevania is looking awesome! :D

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #886 on: November 18, 2015, 09:31:14 pm »
Thanks, those are some of the changes I'm planning.
I'll have something new up soon.

Reducing the size of the red could be part of a valid solution, yes. Be aware of tangents though, as Tater Bear's has three up top (the l, and both tips of the v).

The moon and castle look great, though.

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #887 on: November 19, 2015, 08:22:52 am »
Reducing the size of the red could be part of a valid solution, yes. Be aware of tangents though, as Tater Bear's has three up top (the l, and both tips of the v).

The moon and castle look great, though.

Yeah, the red part is not going to be possible to shrink vertically because of the different palettes. May be the bottom row, but I can't have any of that blue in the big C either.

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #888 on: November 19, 2015, 09:14:25 pm »
That castlevania title screen is pretty snazzy. Can't wait to see the hack behind it.

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #889 on: January 12, 2016, 09:04:04 pm »


It's not finished yet, the editor I'm using is buggy and incomplete. The orangy edges of the logo are supposed to move just like in the Japanese titlescreen, but I don't know how I'll do that. Also, I'd like to restore the original background.

Edit: Uploaded Japanese titlescreen.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2016, 09:05:24 pm by Almagest »