heyyy, zi! i'm here with your crit!
first off, i admire anybody who has the patience to work with gallery layouts, and yours is so cool. *___* i don't even know how you do the shapes and arrows and all that amazing stuff you managed with yours, so bravo to you! (seriously, though, you need to tell me your secrets because i need to know how. immediately.)
in your form, you said that text was one of your weakest points, so i'm going to tackle that first! >D you have such a wonderful way with choosing fonts and i'm so jealous of you for that. every font of yours just matches your graphic perfectly, so keep doing what you're doing in that respect. ;D sometimes, though, your text effects become a little too strong, and then it doesn't match the graphic as well anymore.
for example, in here+, the graphic is so soft and lovely, and, once again, i love the fonts you've picked out. the drop shadow on "daydream," though, doesn't match with the softness of the rest of the graphic. even the white borders on the edges fades out nicely into the graphic, while the drop shadow is like a sudden cut-off. i think that if you lower the opacity to around 50% and soften the spread, it would definitely help your graphic out. the same thing goes for the rectangles behind the smaller text -- the sudden edges mess with the flow a little with the graphic, so if you tone it down, we'll have one stunning signature right there.
this+, however, is an example of absolutely beautiful text. the edges are smooth, the color for the main text stands out beautifully from the monochrome, and the small text's color matches the rest of the graphic. >D
in this+ one, the white box behind "dark" actually works rather well with the white border. :'D the only word that needs a bit of touching up to match your gorgeously-colored graphic (seriously, zi, how?? ;_____; ) is "paradise" -- the drop shadow is thin because of the text, so keeping the shadow close to the original text would take the gap between the text and the shadow away. at the moment, the gap makes "paradise" look harsh in comparison to the rest of the graphic.
to sum that part up, if you minimize your text effects and keep them at fairly low opacities while trying to match them to the graphic's mood and structure, you will be wonderfully off. <33
another part of text that i've noticed is your slightly uneven spacing between lines, but i know for certain that you'll be able to fix this really easily. <33 you have this+ animated banner that looks like it has an terrifying number of slides how did you even do it BUT ANYWAY, the small text is spaced differently with every character that pops up. :33 keep an eye out for those sorts of things, lovely. another example is here+, where the two distinct lines separate from each other give the viewer a little bit of unbalance.
i'm going to talk really quickly about this (at least, i hope it will be quick -- might not necessarily happen that way >__> ) and how coloring can affect quality a lot of the time. in this+ character library image, both girls look slightly blurry, as though they've both been scanned from a magazine. to be honest, when that happens, i just try to make the people as small as i can without making them mess up the comp so that they look like they have better image quality. (sometimes, when you've finished with the graphic and there are small people on it that look sort of blurry, add a filtering layer and set it to sharpen at low opacity.)
when lq images are used at a large-ish size, the image quality can be really affected, unfortunately. D': (this is why i never brave large people on graphics e__e not good for me. )
in this+ graphic here, i think taylor could use with a little bit of sharpening, but other than that, the image quality's great! :'D
and this+ sort of falls into the category, i think? it's not so much that the large girl is blurry or oversharpened but that there's too much exposure on her face. the text is absolutely gorgeous here (this is my favorite piece from your gallery, actually <333333333), and it's only that tiny detail that throws the graphic off slightly. we can't really see the left side of her face because of the exposure, so if you tone it down a tiny little bit, it would be perfect.
AND THAT'S ALL I HAVE FOR YOU.
i love your coloring! all you have to do is experiment a little more, go way out there, just go wild! i hope this was helpful! feel free to pm me with any questions, lovely.