Clean & Professional Thread Design Template

by CranK - 15-02-2018, 04:13 AM
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Posted: 15-02-2018, 04:13 AM (This post was last modified: 19-02-2018, 11:36 AM by CranK.)
Would like to share my custom made thread design template.
It includes some different layouts for the home section (adding maybe people on it)
and some other stuff just check it out and don't forget to like! 


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Posted: 15-02-2018, 04:42 PM
as a designer myself i like this aproach, i think is original content, good work.
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Posted: 16-02-2018, 01:12 PM
(15-02-2018, 04:42 PM)murdpower Wrote: as a designer myself i like this aproach, i think is original content, good work.

Np and thanks by the way, glad you like it, hope you can use it for a sales thread
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Posted: 16-02-2018, 10:43 PM (This post was last modified: 16-02-2018, 10:59 PM by CranK.)
(16-02-2018, 06:30 PM)Lukecetion Wrote:


Damn I'm really glad you took so much time to write all this down to point my mistakes out, it has been very helpful and I'm definitely going to improve what you suggested in my next design.

I was considering to just remove the gradiant completely as you pointed out it's not really executed well, do you have any tips how to make it look smoother? Just by using dither?

Also you pointed out that I took sharp for the text, which didn't looked bad while I designed the thing but, what should I use instead of 'sharp' then? 

Wasn't really looking on how I placed everything in the .psd file, definitely going to work on my flow to make it more userfriendly, also I completely forgot about the font, so yeah I'm going to include that in the next one as well.

As I'm doing graphics as hobby and didn't really go through every single detail, I was lacking to understand some major things, going on a graphic school very soon, hope I can learn everything important there and start to get on the next level. 

Also next question do you mind if I send you in the near future another one and give me another review on it?

Also thanks again for the effort you put into your critique never got a so detailed review around my design.
Much Appreciaton!
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Posted: 17-02-2018, 01:46 AM
This thread design is, for sure, one of the best I've ever seen.

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Posted: 17-02-2018, 04:08 PM
(16-02-2018, 10:43 PM)CranK Wrote: I was considering to just remove the gradiant completely as you pointed out it's not really executed well, do you have any tips how to make it look smoother? Just by using dither?

Dither works by automatically adding noise to your gradient, making it appear more smooth. Hence it should (almost) always be one for gradients. That being said, there are other reasons why a gradient looks awful. Which are where you upload it to, what formats you save it in and so on, things like that. If you wanna go and increase the amount of Dither manually, then you'll need to add noise to the gradient manually. You can also try to blur it out, but I haven't had much luck with getting a good result that way myself.

(16-02-2018, 10:43 PM)CranK Wrote: Also you pointed out that I took sharp for the text, which didn't looked bad while I designed the thing but, what should I use instead of 'sharp' then?

That depends entirely on what kind of element you are making. Because of that, the best way to make (100%) certain it looks good is to try out different things until you find what suits your idea of the design. Personally I find myself using Crisp and Smooth more than I use Sharp

(16-02-2018, 10:43 PM)CranK Wrote: Also next question do you mind if I send you in the near future another one and give me another review on it?

If I mind it? No. If I will be able to reply instantly? Don't know. Though you are free to send me anything you want me too look at.


On a last note, one thing I noticed (which I overlooked earlier). The title and undertitle are both aligned to the left, rather than the center. Which again makes it non-user-friendly. The reason for that is that anyone who wishes to use this as it is with minimal effort put in, would be required to either use a title and undertitle of the exact same length as the one you gave, or manually edit the placement themselves. What you should've done was to align it to center and then made certain it was placed properly in the center of the design.
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Posted: 17-02-2018, 06:51 PM
Looks good man! Good job! How long did it take you to do it?
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Posted: 17-02-2018, 08:46 PM
(17-02-2018, 04:08 PM)Lukecetion Wrote:
Dither works by automatically adding noise to your gradient, making it appear more smooth. Hence it should (almost) always be one for gradients. That being said, there are other reasons why a gradient looks awful. Which are where you upload it to, what formats you save it in and so on, things like that. If you wanna go and increase the amount of Dither manually, then you'll need to add noise to the gradient manually. You can also try to blur it out, but I haven't had much luck with getting a good result that way myself.


That depends entirely on what kind of element you are making. Because of that, the best way to make (100%) certain it looks good is to try out different things until you find what suits your idea of the design. Personally I find myself using Crisp and Smooth more than I use Sharp


If I mind it? No. If I will be able to reply instantly? Don't know. Though you are free to send me anything you want me too look at.


On a last note, one thing I noticed (which I overlooked earlier). The title and undertitle are both aligned to the left, rather than the center. Which again makes it non-user-friendly. The reason for that is that anyone who wishes to use this as it is with minimal effort put in, would be required to either use a title and undertitle of the exact same length as the one you gave, or manually edit the placement themselves. What you should've done was to align it to center and then made certain it was placed properly in the center of the design.

Alright noted! Thank you again for your reply, trying to go more into the details when I post another one here. 
Wish you a nice day!
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Posted: 19-02-2018, 10:04 AM
(17-02-2018, 04:08 PM)Lukecetion Wrote:
Dither works by automatically adding noise to your gradient, making it appear more smooth. Hence it should (almost) always be one for gradients. That being said, there are other reasons why a gradient looks awful. Which are where you upload it to, what formats you save it in and so on, things like that. If you wanna go and increase the amount of Dither manually, then you'll need to add noise to the gradient manually. You can also try to blur it out, but I haven't had much luck with getting a good result that way myself.

(17-02-2018, 08:46 PM)CranK Wrote: Alright noted! Thank you again for your reply, trying to go more into the details when I post another one here. 
Wish you a nice day!

Remember to first of all tick of "Dither" when using the gradient tool in Photoshop.
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Before saving you should also 'Convert to Profile' (under 'Edit') and tick of all three checkboxes
if your workspace is anything other than sRGB (you should work in target colourspace to begin with).

If that doesn't do the trick, do the manual noise way. Zoom in on the gradient until right before
you get the pixelgrid, then click "add noise". The 'Uniform' noise is more suitable and more subtle,
so adjust slider down until you can barely see the noise but at the same time still hides the colour banding.
TIP: The changes are live both in the preview window and the document. Click and hold on the preview
window to see "before", and release for "after" (need 'Preview' ticked off first ofc).


The appearance of the type could be due to the image being JPEG, if you based that assessment of the preview.
I prefer the 'Sharp' as everything, on my end at least, is much more defined. You can easily see it on the hyphen.
It's much sharper, as it implies. If it looks blurry, check the size of the type. Sometimes a decimal value can be the cause.
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