Its Liz here with your requested critique!!
I'll tackle your acknowledged weak points one at a time, and then I'll highlight your strengths.
1. Focal Point
In regards to your banners, I can tell when the composition gets repetitive. You seem to be most comfortable with placing two subjects or models on either side of the banner with text in the middle. It seems you might also have the same composition problems with signatures? In your signatures its looks like you are comfortable with models collected in the middle of the graphic (it is a difficult canvas). A way to break free from this would be to force yourself into placing models and/or text in an area that you wouldn't normally place them. Do this over and over again with your graphics, even if not every one is gallery worthy at first - because eventually you will get used to making new and creative compositions. This is what I did when I fell into a composition rut.
2. Image Quality
Honestly I do not see an image quality problem in your gallery! What could be perceived as image quality, might actually be images that are over-sharpened - such as THIS banner. It is a lovely banner, but both the text and the models look as if they have been over-sharpened. Be careful with filters/the sharpen tool as they can lower the quality of the graphic pretty fast. After you use either tool, always fade the tool about 45-60%. You can fade by clicking "Edit" at the very top of the screen and "fade _____" will be the third option down.
I can see that you are experimenting with text and as far as text is concerned.....it is a tricky beast. I am still working to defeat text myself. However, you are very comfortable with the font used in THIS, THIS and THIS. Also the cursive font used in THIS and THIS. Firstly, again force yourself to try new fonts. Before you begin to put text into the next graphic you make, go to your gallery and see what you already have. Make yourself refuse to use whatever is already there two or more times. Then after that graphic, when you make the next - force yourself to not use any font that is already in your gallery. You will be soon constantly looking for new fonts all the time. A good place to look if you haven't already is dafont.com. Another thing I noticed is that you are really comfortable with using a gray or silver color in you texts featured in your CIs and your signatures. When you color your texts, try to use the color picker tool to use a color already featured in you graphic.
YAY TIME FOR SQUEEING!!!
Okay, first of all I really love you coloring! I love how it looks like you are experimenting with your coloring and not every graphic has the same coloring! THIS coloring is beautiful, as is THIS. Great great great job on keeping everything balanced and not over-coloring too much. I am very impressed. Also, your stock/texture use is awesome! While composition struggles might follow you now, you will be free of this very very soon! You use stock and textures so splendidly that once you break free of your comfort zone - I would not be surprised AT ALL if you become well known for your stock/texture/composition use. I love your creativity and experimentation. Keep it up and I can't wait to see more from you in the future!!!
Edited by arielle!, 07 January 2016 - 01:27 PM.