[Design-team] Fedora 17 Wallpaper - "fireworks" concept - next step colorization

Alexander Smirnov inkscaper at gmail.com
Tue Jan 31 20:51:06 UTC 2012


2012/1/25 Paul W. Frields <stickster at gmail.com>

> I see good things in both of these.  I like Alexander's rendering but
> will try to explain in more detail how I feel it could be improved.
>
> In gnokii's version, the trails of the exploding particles have a
> softer, fuzzier look.  In Alexander's, they are very fine streaks with
> what I would call a higher energy -- meaning (at least to me) there
> are very abrupt contrasts between one color/brightness and another.
> To my eye this makes for a more distracting background, when I think
> the right goal would be a beautiful but subtle background that doesn't
> make itself too noticeable.  Also, the center of the fireworks are
> very bright, again making for possibly some excess distraction.
>
> However, overall Alexander's rendering does have a great feel, and
> perhaps softening or blurring these exploding trails outward from the
> center of each firework would help reduce the energy somewhat.  I'm
> not sure how much the brightness of the center of each firework could
> be adjusted without sacrificing people's ability to know what they're
> looking at.
>
> I wish I had the skill to do a version based on what I'm talking
> about, but I don't.  But I hope the explanation was helpful to someone
> who does!
>

A modified version [1] is based on the comments of Paul. I don't think what
it full realisation Paul's idea. This is middle  variant.

[1] - http://publictest04.fedoraproject.org/artboard/post/view/113


Thanks,
Alexander.
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