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03/15/2002 Archived Entry: "Version 3 Up"

Just Wingin' It is now in version 3.

Darn you Zeruel! Your One Piece layout inspired me to make a pirate layout of my own. Since I haven't read One Piece (but I will soon enough) and since I don't have any OP sources anyway, I went with a Arcadia layout instead. But still... I blame this layout on you! =P

This layout is yet another evolution of my style. If you peoples have been keeping track of my layouts, you probably have noticed how they changed dramatically from one to the next. This one is no different. It is a less noticable jump than the one from v. 1 and v. 2, but still big none the less. The most interesting thing about this layout is the backgrounded image. In the last two versions, I did not work with images with backgrounds. I wanted to give it a shot in this version. Let me just say that working with backgrounded images is hard. I think I did a decent job editing, but I don't know... I feel like I could have done better/more. Something else to note is the fact that this layout incorporates layers. It's the first JWI layout to do so. I would have used them on the last layout, but it was right aligned, so layers would have caused problems at different resolutions.

The theme of this layout is discovery. One of the great things about Arcadia is that it gives you a wonderful sense of discovery. That was one of my favorite things about the game. So I decided to use discovery as the theme for this layout.

So what is my opinion about this version? Well... I initially set out to make something that I could truly be proud of. I'm not sure if I have succeeded or not. I know this is a huge step forward for me, but are still plenty of faults that I nitpick at. I'm never completely satisfied with my layouts. =( Well... at least this one isn't bad. I'm kinda fond of it, but I'm not sure if I'm completely proud of it. Oh well... it's another stepping stone along my path to true layout mastery.

Oh yah! Arcadia is a great game folks, go play it today. ^_^ I really, really like it. Too bad I can't play it anymore.... You see, my first disc had a scratch on it. The game would freeze occassionally and often when I loaded up my game. Trying to fix it, I used a GameDoctor my cousin just bought and still didn't know how to use. Because neither of us really had any experience, we kinda ground down a portion of the GD just a bit too far. Now my DC won't even read the disc. =( I want to play it too....

Oh yah, can't forget to mention, Aika's cute. ^_^

Replies: 5 comments

i aprove *two tumbs down then turns them up*

Posted by Cinti @ 03/16/2002 02:16 PM PST

waaah! i like this one!

the colors are REAAALLY nice (^___^)

keep up da good stuff =D

Posted by dandan @ 03/16/2002 01:54 PM PST

I like it! I like it! Darn you, I can't do sometin this nice. Heh, heh I'm layer illiterate. ^^;
BTW, did u draw somethin on your nice piece of paper I gave u. He he he he >=)..............sorry ^^;

Posted by hananikko @ 03/16/2002 01:33 PM PST

the layout is so cool, I simply love blue and the design is so nice ^^ I never played this RPG..^_^ and you linked me..thsi reminds me I have to link ya!! bai bai!

Posted by shinobu @ 03/16/2002 02:52 AM PST

AIIYAH THIS ONE IS SOOOOOOOOOO COOL! man i wish i could be able to do this maybe i'll learnover the summer if i get into insane ink and learn about graphic design!

Posted by Nanona @ 03/15/2002 09:05 PM PST

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