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06-30-2008   #1 (permalink)
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I made this sig using Gimp which Rtothef told me about xD after lookin at some tutorials and takin 5 hours to find out how to do layers and downloadin brushes etc etc. I finally tried makin my 1st siggy (which i made with a real photo editing program lol) xD messed around with my very few brushes lol xD I had alot of fun doin this tho xD tho i think i brushed over the pic 2 much lol.




so can anybody give me critisism of how to do better next time or to tell me how i did for my 1st time? Did i do this whole siggy thing right? thx
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made another 1 just now cause i was bored?


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You learned about the gradient flare on your first sig? D8>


It took me like 3 weeks before I realized there was a "Filter" section for GIMP. T^T
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when it comes to signatures, im epic fail, i fail horribly with effects.

Anyways, just from my criticism, i would have to say for your 1st sig, just my opinion, but it seems like your trying to smash a bunch of filters together.

But don't take this to seriously, i'm no good with photoshop/gimp or w/e program you used, probably cause i dont bother to ask for help.
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For your first try, that's quite good =O

Though, try not to cover your render with too much effects. (in your case, the brush work)

Also, for the light source, try to put it near the render... otherwise, its err ... "distracting" imo.

Other than that, its quite good.
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They're both great, but go easy on the effects a bit.
 
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There is rather a lot of effects over the focal/render/picture of your first one, and the lighting is a bit off (Note how the picture has shadows on their right, and light on their left, light should hit the left side). A bit too much to remember when you just start, but it does help make signatures look a little nicer ^^.

I do like the second one though, I find it fine how it is.
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Very nice ^ ^

I'm glad I could pass The GIMP on to other people.



The first one is very good for a first time, a little too much of those lines on top of the render, but nice.

The second one is cute~ Very nice. I recognize some of those brushes




Personally, I've never read a tutorial, I learned everything I know by messing around with the GIMP for hours. I'm glad to see your getting the hang of it though~ ^ ^
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A lot better then my first sig, but I would avoid how you separated the text xP
Also try not to brush tooo much. Add a variety of colors =D
Sorry can't help much ._. I don't use GIMP
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was messin around with Gimp again? XD This took a LONG time with so many dam layers xD
I just like doin these siggy stuff now xD
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I'm not a GIMP user, so I'll keep my advice fairly general x3

I like how you use the colors of the image as a palette for your sig. A lot of the times, new users will go all out, but have a good hold of your colors and a knowledge of which shades go with what. In any case, don't be afraid to use new colors. Throw in a small speck of magenta to help shift the eye to the focal point, or a hue of sky blue to compliment the light source.

Speaking of the light source; stay away from lens flare. You're better off with creating your own light with a circular brush : )

Aside from that, your composition is nice and your font is okay. Font is always something that people struggle with since there's no tutorial for it. It's really up to personal taste and how well you can judge what font matched with what image.

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I'm not a GIMP user, but I've looked through the settings before, and it's pretty similar to PS, in a way.. lols.

As Kevin (xKakashi) has already stated, don't separate your text too much. It doesn't mean put it in a clump, but don't randomly put your text here at a corner, there in another corner, oh how about slap it in the middle? Text is a very important element in your design, it's there for a reason, and when portraying it, it's best that you have a main and a sub. Try different sizes, different fonts, different color.

As for the filters, it's ok for a beginner, but try to stay away from having TOO much. People tend to find out new things, and overuse it, and in the end it just crowds your design. Leave some empty space, I would like to call it "thinking space." Have a variation of solid color to filter, to gradient, there's many different pairings. Just don't stay constant, and just filter filter filter, brush brush brush.

All-in-all, it's ok for a beginner <3
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made a mars sig for da heck of it cause 1. i was bored and 2. i couldnt find any other renders for trickster related stuffies



and thx for the comments/critisizm and ya ill try 2 stop overcrowding my siggys >.<
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hehe was bored again so... made 2 versions of pikachu sigs xD

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Your first pikachu sig is nice =O
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Hey kiddy, if you want your sigs quality to not be destroyed by photobucket, use png over jpg when your saving the final image. the quality doesn't suffer then ;o
 
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o ok thx for the tip
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Your first pikachu sig is nice =O
thx lol ya actually the 2nd pika sig was the 1st 1 i made and i noticed that it had 2 many brushes stacked up on it so i started making another 1 and tried to use less brushes xD I felt like just finishing off the 2nd pika sig for the heck of it xD
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I got a tip for you =O

When applying your brushes, make sure that it err... flows with the render.

For example, your first pikachu sig is nice because the brushes flow with the render(pikachu).
For your second sig, the spots are just "static". They just don't carry any flow, and thus making it less appealing.

*I hope I'm making sense x.x*

Anyways, the more you practice, the better you'll get.
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