ggFTW

MMORPG Gamer Community


Go Back   ggFTW Forum > Off Topic > Artwork / Graphic Designs

Vindictus
Looking for a new MMO?

Try 

Vindictus

Rating:  

8.2

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
04-01-2012   #1 (permalink)
:kamina: Pro
Goldie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,152
Blog Entries: 1
iTrader: (0)
Goldie is on a distinguished road
Guild: SOS Brigade
Default Where To Start

I really want to get into Photoshop and be able to make my own graphic designs and signatures but every time I try I fail so hard. I feel like my understanding of the program is very miniscule in comparison to what I want my art to look like. I watch tutorials on how to make signatures and such but I feel like it's kind of point A and B but I want to be able to freestyle and make my own kind of art style.

Where do you start? Everything feels so overwhelming at first, sigh
 
Get rid of this ad by registering for our community.
04-01-2012   #2 (permalink)
Belay that order!
Veloze's Avatar
Games
ElswordGrand ChaseTrickster OnlineMabinogi
Awards Event WinnerLucky StreakPervert Award
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,268
Blog Entries: 2
iTrader: (0)
Veloze has a brilliant futureVeloze has a brilliant futureVeloze has a brilliant futureVeloze has a brilliant futureVeloze has a brilliant futureVeloze has a brilliant futureVeloze has a brilliant futureVeloze has a brilliant futureVeloze has a brilliant futureVeloze has a brilliant futureVeloze has a brilliant future
Default

Follow tutorials until you have a basic grasp of things then go on and play around with Photoshop.
 
04-01-2012   #3 (permalink)
wow so scare
Shnao's Avatar
Games
Emil Chronicle OnlineGrand ChaseMabinogiLa Tale
Awards Retired Content StaffEvent WinnerMoM AwardGrand Signature Champion AwardSotW Junior
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,579
iTrader: (2)
Shnao has a reputation beyond reputeShnao has a reputation beyond reputeShnao has a reputation beyond reputeShnao has a reputation beyond reputeShnao has a reputation beyond reputeShnao has a reputation beyond reputeShnao has a reputation beyond reputeShnao has a reputation beyond reputeShnao has a reputation beyond reputeShnao has a reputation beyond reputeShnao has a reputation beyond repute
Default

When I started getting into photoshop, I never followed any tuts. All I did was google info on the interface such as what icon does what and so forth, afterward I would just play around and experiment.
__________________
 
04-03-2012   #4 (permalink)
늑대와 미녀
Kudaranai's Avatar
Games
Dungeon Fighter OnlineTrickster OnlineGrand ChaseAudition
Awards Retired Forum ManagementEvent WinnerGrand Signature Champion AwardSotW Senior
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,105
Blog Entries: 11
iTrader: (1)
Kudaranai has a reputation beyond reputeKudaranai has a reputation beyond reputeKudaranai has a reputation beyond reputeKudaranai has a reputation beyond reputeKudaranai has a reputation beyond reputeKudaranai has a reputation beyond reputeKudaranai has a reputation beyond reputeKudaranai has a reputation beyond reputeKudaranai has a reputation beyond reputeKudaranai has a reputation beyond reputeKudaranai has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via MSN to Kudaranai
Default

Tuts do help as long as you're not too focused on the outcome. To this day, I still read tuts here and there just so I can pick up new techniques or learn new things. Tuts are a great source of learning how things work, not just how to 'do' things. Once you get the concept of which tools do what and how to achieve what you want, then you can freestyle to your heart's content.
__________________
 
04-03-2012   #5 (permalink)
swiggity swag
Special
Ascherit's Avatar
Games
Sword 2MabinogiTrickster OnlineRagnarok Online
Awards Retired Division HeadEvent WinnerGrand Signature Champion AwardSotW Beginner
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: in your panties. oh ho ho.
Posts: 3,014
Blog Entries: 40
iTrader: (2)
Ascherit has a reputation beyond reputeAscherit has a reputation beyond reputeAscherit has a reputation beyond reputeAscherit has a reputation beyond reputeAscherit has a reputation beyond reputeAscherit has a reputation beyond reputeAscherit has a reputation beyond reputeAscherit has a reputation beyond reputeAscherit has a reputation beyond reputeAscherit has a reputation beyond reputeAscherit has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to Ascherit
IGN: Kaitoru
Level: weak
Guild: SOS Brigade
Default

learn the basics of the design (color, composition, typography, etc.) before you attempt to do any design work

it's good to have some background knowledge of design when making graphics of any kind

as for designing on photoshop I suggest you toy around with tools until you find something that works. If you're not sure what a certain tool does then that's where google comes in. If you want to achieve a certain style you can post an example and I can try to help/find an appropriate tutorial for you.
__________________

these swimming gays ruined my life
 

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Pockie Ninja
Need a new browser game?

Try 

Pockie Ninja

Rating:  

8.3
Hide this banner by registering for our community.