Thecargeek

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Thecargeek last won the day on January 30 2015

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    I'm in love with cars, and soccer (football). I Also love Table Tennis, since I'm great at it. I enjoy doing designs like cars, jerseys, etc. but I'm not a professional. My favourite club is Liverpool, my favourite National team is Germany, and my favourite car is Maybach!
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  1. Haven't been on here for ages, and got to say you're still killing it with the work. Everything looks great to me, just the Toronto home font. The silver looks very off putting for me and clashes with the whole kit; I would rather see it white with a navy border and somewhere around those lines.
  2. So any photoshop templates shall work on GIMP, they are known as PSD templates as Silence of the Lambs has stated.
  3. Lester B. Pearson High School (Calgary AB)
  4. You are truly amazing. Brilliant work, I commend you for it. One thing for the chin, that edge is a bit too point for me, just the edge. Other than that, this is just stunning.
  5. With a realistic template texture is a must, Yes.
  6. Yeah I'm really sorry, I've been crazy busy. Now that my marks count in school and such I have to put everything aside since my grades are currently my number one priority. Any time I'm really free (which, I'll be honest won't be frequent), I'll try my best to release designs and such. Sorry for the mishap and letting people down. Hopefully you guys can understand that. And thank you for the heavy support, again I'll try my best to get some designs through this year, and continue this thread...once again great apologizes. Ad I'll still do the update for the third jersey. Thank you
  7. I decided to place the logos on the sides, because everyone wanted me to. For the silver, yes it is a reflective material. Because I got a good amount of C&C, for my edit I had to take in everyone's ideas and place it into one jersey, and because of that I did not follow everything given. I thinned out the stripes as you said, but didn't remove any silver. Some people enjoyed it and others didn't mind it. The main reason why I decided not to remove it, was that the silver is a big point in a firefighter's uniform, and taking out of the jersey really removes the whole point of it paying homage to the firemen. But I did choose to cut it out in areas where there are letters on top, since I found that to be the main point in the cluttering. As for the rear I took your whole idea into consideration since no one, but you, commented on that. By taking Wgeddes advice of cropping the stripes, and Token's of removing the green in the collar, I hope I toned down the green a bit more. Thank you for the kind words. Did what you said! Unfortunately I won't. When it comes to making logos I'm not the best, and my updates wouldn't always typically be updates. Not only that, but I've already tried making logos in GIMP, and found them to not be cleaned up, for some odd reason. If I had to make logos I would use inkscape, which I'm still in the early process of learning how to use this program. I like that you brought up this point, but although I would love to do such a thing, I really can't. Thank you for the kind words. I took your advice on the alignment of the badge and Nike logo. As for the actual design of the badge itself it isn't completely made by me...it's actually the official Fire department badge, all I did was change department into FC. I decided not to change it since this is a main part into paying homage to the firefighters. It would also be very unique and could be a good selling point as a collector's item for the fans. I actually thought about your idea before I posted the design, but decided to go with this one, hope you don't mind. Also thank you for the kind words. 1. I was thinking about that, I might just do the expansions after I finish all the official teams. 2. Yes they all will, but you might notice I'm very slow. 3. The template outline was made by a really good Indonesian designer, he allowed me to use his template, but he gave me a completely messed up recycled file. I don't know if this was something to do with my program, but I had to redo the whole template and convert it into my own. So instead I basically used a picture of his template to create one just like it. Hope that answers your question. Chicago Fire Third (EDIT) So Thank you all for the kind words, and for the C&C. The most I've gotten in this forum. I was going to make separate edits for every individual but that would've taken a long time. Instead I tried combing all the C&C I could, without any of it clashing with one another. To be honest I feel like the final product isn't as great as I wanted it to look. I also kind of like the original more than the update. I don't want to throw more words, since I think I've done that a bit too much. Instead I'll leave you to inspect the jersey one your own. Tell me if it needs some work since I think it does. I do have one thing I just noticed...I need to bring up the nine. Thank you for your time, and as always I love me some C&C.
  8. Ohh, don't say that. C&C is always welcome, and no matter what I anyone should always share their thoughts and ideas. I enjoyed your C&C, and I always find any criticism helpful in making me a more attentive designer. For your first point I completely understand what you mean. Never have Fire added navy to their jerseys, but for the past few years they have, and for that reason I wanted to mix both the classic era with the modern one to make every fan happy as much as I can. I find the hint of blue giving a nice little kick of character to the jersey, and as I said before I didn't want to over do it. As for the second point, I understand how you wouldn't like the Chicago flag design since it clashes with the women's team, but I payed close attention to the response the star jerseys have been getting from fans, and till now I haven't seen someone bash it. That's why I thought it was a good idea for me to make such a jersey. And you are correct, Fire has the Fire department type imagery, and that's why you might like the third I just did, since it focuses a lot on that. And I'm sorry I didn't get your third point, could you elaborate. Thank you for the kind words, you yourself are a great designer. I've been watching your work ever since you started. C&C is what makes us all great designers, and I love hearing it no matter what. Hope you like the alternate jersey. Greatly appreciate the comment and the kind remarks. Glad you liked it. Sorry for the unexpected and unwanted hiatus, I was going to release this jersey on the 2nd, but all of a sudden GIMP froze on me, and the whole file got corrupted for some odd reason, leaving me with almost nothing. So all my work was gone which really pissed me off. That's why I took a break and redid the design…thankfully I didn’t lose everything. Chicago Fire (Third) Here is the final installment of the Chicago Fire jerseys, which is the alternate. This one is an out of the box design that I’ve seen a few designers do. I also liked the thought behind the idea of this, so I made my own rendition. The home was supposed to be modern, the away would be classy and the third would be out of the box. My initial design for the alternate was for the jersey to be going back with the Nike roots of turquoise/black/green for the original team concept named Rhythm, but I thought it would upset the club, because they never really liked it to begin with. This jersey is to honor the men this team is named after. The jersey resembles a firefighter’s coat, and has many elements to honor, not only the firefighters, but also the team. The badge is based off that of a firefighters, but instead of department, it says FC. I decided to place the badge and Nike logo in the centre. The striped design is flashy, under a blackish grey base, showing how all out Chicago can be. On the back the stripes still go around the sleeves and rear of the jersey…just like that of the coat. Just under the collar there is a mixed motto between Fire FC’s motto and the Fire department’s. It states, “The Fire, there when needed” (to the fans). This jersey is a either love or hate situation. My Issues… · Should I place the badge and Nike logo on the sides rather than centre? · Do the stripes seem a bit too thick? · For the back, should I remove the stripes, and place the name on the bottom while replicating the Chicago Fire Dept. (with dept.) wordmark on the top? · For the firefighter’s pants the stripes are horizontal not vertical, should I make them horizontal or leave them vertical? Once again I would love to see more C&C that is always appreciated!! Thank you to everyone who has given it.
  9. Chicago Away (EDIT) I listened to your guys' feedback, and decided to change the kit. Although I still like the original more, I'm still going to listen to the C&C, and take it into hands. Thanks for being a causal follower, greatly appreciated. I did do what you recommended. I tried that but it also felt very crowded. Instead I just decided to remove them completely. I have enough stars throughout the uniform, so it really doesn't matter. Thanks a lot for the recommendation! If you read the first post in this forum, all I'm trying to do is use Nike as the manufacturer. I am not trying to replicate what Nike does to teams and their jerseys, since I find that to be very dull, boring, and lacking creativity. I'm also not using any Nike templates, all I'm doing is placing their branding throughout the jersey. This is because I get much more freedom when designing. All these designs are something I would do, not Nike. I know Nike is quite conservative, and like to keep many jerseys simple, too simple in my opinion. As for the away, I took your advice and flipped the base and secondary/third colours of the jersey. Changing everything from the chest stripes to the stars and name/number plates. I honestly don't like it as much as the original. Why I chose to use the Chicago light blue flag colour instead of the white, is because Adidas has already messed around with the away jersey's original colours enough, so taking the risk of making it the light blue is something I felt wouldn't hurt the team. The original Puma light blue got a great reception and so did the 2015 away with hints of it, so it wouldn't hurt to try and change it. Mostly because many people from there are very prideful. As for the third, since I made that the away light blue, I wanted to go as out of the box as possible. I was going to go with the Nike roots of turquoise/black/green for the original team concept named Rythm, but I thought it would upset the club, because they never really liked it to begin with. Instead, because they are named Fire, in honor of the Chicago Firemen, I'm deciding to go with a Chicago Firemen coat/uniform...which I've seen many designers go with and it looks stunning. Would love to get more feedback, as usually I'm very hungry for it...and it doesn't seem like I'm getting enough. Please and Thank you.
  10. Thank you for all the C&C, although I would honestly like to see more. Oh and Soflo, I can’t believe I never saw the silly number mistake, I just updated it haha. As for the MLS badge it is meant to be like that. Many designers show the full badge so people know exactly what it is. Chicago Fire (AWAY) Very sorry for the long wait. I honestly had loads of difficulty with this design. Once again, I had multiple ideas in my mind, and they all really didn’t turn out great on screen. I couldn’t think of something innovative. My original plan was to make the home unique and modern while the away classy, and the third out of the box or flashy. I think I kinda achieved that, but not to the fullest. So here is the away jersey I came up with, not even close to being my favorite, but this is the best I could come up with. Since Chicago’s away jerseys have been alternating in colours I decided to pay homage to the Flag of Chicago, not only is it unique, but also a fan favorite. Coming from a flag design, I wanted everything to stay classy with hints of detail. The jersey is sporting a polo collar. With the light sky blue as the main colour. I made a white sponsor rectangle that has a Chicago star sublimation in red, very light not to affect Quaker. On the bottom is the simplistic red line with Chicago stars pattern. The line is based off the Nike 2000-2002 line of jerseys. The main hints of red cuffs and hem of shorts gives a stylish and bold look to the jersey. These also sport some stars on their sides (if you look closely). The number and Name plates also have a red border. Finally to put an even bigger emphasis on the stars I added them on the back of the shorts, and collar of the jersey. My Issues… · I feel like the sublimated stars behind the sponsor are not necessary, and make the jersey quite clumped. · I don’t find the design innovative, but that’s just me…you tell me what you think. Once again I would love to see more C&C that is always appreciated!! Since I’ve been getting a lack of it.
  11. I actually enjoyed the gradient, it's a different take on Azul's normal looking jerseys. The only problem with the gradient was that it shouldn't have been on the number and name, since you already made the logos one tone. I also think the stadium is a neat idea, and the whole jersey is a different yet nice take from their normal ones. I too wished there are less sponsors, but you can't do anything about it.
  12. You've been doing a great job so far, for Queens City the badge needs a little bit of work. I like the idea of the outer Q in the logo, since it stands for Queens you can make the inside circle a C which would stand for City. That would make it a lot more innovative and nice. While the inside seems a bit too plain, maybe add FC, or make the words larger. While I do like the font on the numbers, they don't match the name fonts, I don't know if you used two different fonts, but I recommend keeping the number one since it fits well. Apart from that, these look great. Keep it up.
  13. So here are the updates you guys asked for, from the start I also did feel like there were parts missing blue but I was too afraid they would clump up the jersey. Oh well you guys decide. Anymore C&C, I would love to hear some? Chicago Fire (HOME/EDIT) Once Again, more C&C is always appreciated.
  14. This is some great work. Your presentation is outstanding, the league is amazing, and the logos are boldly beautiful. What can I say, keep this up.
  15. I’m back and I just want to say thank you for all the feedback and support that I received, mostly for a soccer concept, since they aren’t really popular on these boards. I don’t know if some of you noticed there is a difference between the banners, and for the ones who did I too think the first is better than the second, but without further ado, I present to you Chicago Fire Home. Chicago Fire (HOME) So this idea came up to me pretty quickly but it was jumbled in my head. I wanted to mix two slightly iconic eras for a classy team. Unlike many other MLS teams Fire is quite old, and they have been pretty conservative with their home jerseys, until Adidas took over. What I did was mix the 1999, 98, 2000, 2011 eras by taking the conservative Nike Fireman chest look, in white and added a little gradient hint of the 2011+ era with the blue. I had a lot of difficulties putting it on the computer but thankfully I pulled it off. For the collar I used the v-neck collar which lasted a while for the team with their unbelievable MLS cup and US-Open wins (shocking for a very young team that joined the same year). The sleeves also resemble the old Nike Fireman jerseys, and on the back of the collar there is “The Men in Red” wordmark/motto. For the font I tried to use a simplistic one, with the Fire badge on the numbers. My Issues… · I feel like I am missing some blue fades on the shorts. · I wanted to put a dashed line going through the numbers, should have I done that? Hope you guys like it. And as always, I would love to receive as much feedback as possible, and a healthy amount of C&C is gladly welcomed. I’m sorry I’m not the quickest with these, I tried my best to do it in a day’s time. Oh and don't forget to zoom in for details.