I designed a standing banner for a client, and sent them a
Client: Could you make it a bit brighter?
I turned up the literal brightness.
brighter, BRIGHTER. You know, brighter.
Somewhat at a loss, I turned up the saturation so that the colors
were more vibrant.
Now there’s too much color. I was hoping for something that is brighter.
I adjusted every layer to try and make it “brighter.” I even
started rearranging some items so that the colors will pop more.
That’s closer but not quite right. Try toning it down to make it more mellow,
I give up and send the original file with a slightly different
Client: Perfect! This is just right, you
are so talented.
After all that, she didn’t even pay me, she just used the watermarked