PHASE IV-A: Visual Illusion
1...The Original Renton Logo Image
This custom logo image was created for a print project. The art work was much larger and super crisp. It was reduced to work for this online tutorial. Photoshop bicubic image scaling is very good but not perfect.
This sample lost its crispness and vibrancy in the Photoshop reduction process.
Also the high degree of JPEG compression adds to the slightly mushy feel this 16KB image.
2. Improved Image
This Photoshop file has been reworked to enhance its presence without increasing the critical file size.
This file is 1KB smaller than the original file above.
3...The Background Base And Rainbow Facade Tweak
The Background Base and the Rainbow Facade have been individually sharpened. Care was needed here because sharpening usually adds to the file size.
4...The More Obvious Text Tweak
Only a single black intermediate shadow layer was added.
Just these simple changes improved the Logo. Click Next for continuation into Button Shadow and Drop Shadow.