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QuozL
03-07-2009, 09:13 PM
This thread is for discussing, developing and posting your artworks in progress, whether they be signatures, projects, or full blown portraits that you want to get feedback on or show to the rest of the community, post them here as long as you can accept honest evaluation of your work by the rest of the community. As always forum rules apply, place nice and have fun.

Cheers QuozL

Bear
03-07-2009, 09:14 PM
Ah, and so the great masterpiece of a thread arrives. I'll take this time to get some opinions on my newest signature :)

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww177/Greenpandaz/GhostRiderSignature.png

Boomy
03-07-2009, 09:15 PM
It is just so cool. The effects are just awesome, the render is awesome.

What effects did you add apart from the render?

Bear
03-07-2009, 09:17 PM
It is just so cool. The effects are just awesome, the render is awesome.

What effects did you add apart from the render?

I actually used no effects whatsoever, just some grunge brushes. :O The flames along the bike worked well, I placed it over the torso and head render and then it fit like a charm. It just came out better than I expected it to, by a long shot.

Snrm
03-07-2009, 09:18 PM
yeah Ghost that sig is actually really awesome!
the only thing i would suggest is making the text more noticable.

What about the sig i just finished no more than 30 minutes ago :)

Bear
03-07-2009, 09:25 PM
yeah Ghost that sig is actually really awesome!
the only thing i would suggest is making the text more noticable.

What about the sig i just finished no more than 30 minutes ago :)

Yeah, I've said previously that I'm bad at text, thanks for the suggestions though, I'll get to work on some text texts around GIMP.


***

And what can I say about your latest and greatest signature? It's 100% pure amazement, my face actually lit up when I saw it. This is where you become a fantastic GIMP artist, Snrm, you actually amaze me with how quick you've picked stuff up.

For starters, the background is phenomenal, it's so detailed yet so fitting to the render. It almost looks as if this piece of fantastic artwork opens up, sending in flares of light all around the signature, and Sora is squinting due to the sign of light. I can just imagine it actually, and it's possibly the most realistic background to a render I've seen on this site.

This signature marks where you're signatures are about to get pretty **** good. I hope you continue to utterly astonish us all with your epic signatures, Snrm :)

Boomy
03-07-2009, 09:26 PM
Nice background I'm guessing grunge brushes? How did you do the outline of the render exactly, never seen that before. I agree with Ghost, you've started using different methods with your sigs. Can only get better. :)

http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/space.png
I thought this was a Kick--- render that I had to use, I really didn't do much, duplicated the layer several times, Blur/Gaussian blur/Motion blur/noise and toggled the layer settings. Also obviously the awesome border. :)

http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/Beauty.png
I never got much feedback on this one, I think it is one of my favourites however I do not know why. :l Unfortunately the hair isn't perfect.

Snrm
03-07-2009, 09:29 PM
Thanks Ghost :)

and i can teach you how to do Text well.... this is how i was taught for Gimp... i just copied and pasted it from the first tutorial. :)

Now for the text:

Pick out a font that you want for the main text of the signature:

I picked the font "JellyBelly". Select white as a colour, then type out your screen name. Now center the text onto your sig, then anchor it.

Now go to layers->Transparency->Alpha to Selection. Now make a new layer, and move it BELOW the text layer.

Now make sure that your default colour is black, then got to Edit->"Stroke Selection". Under "Stroke Line" select "3", then hit OK.

Now unselect everything, then select the text layer and merge it down onto the stroked text layer.
Now duplicate your text layer, put a Gaussian Blur of 8 (or less) on the layer, then and set the duplicated, top layer to "Darken Only". Now merge down that layer over top of your text layer.

Now go to Colorize, and input the settings that you originally set for the background (or something similar).

Hit OK.




hoped that helped with the text :)

and for the background of my sig and first started with it using the Knucks brush set and then with white used a Really light brush set called Odysee.
The odysee brush set is what made the whitish lines coming from the lighter area at the right :)


And Boomy
The first one looks great actually really cool :)

for the second one it looks really great but for the beauty text i would have used the Acknowledge TT (BRK) font for it :)

Bear
03-07-2009, 09:41 PM
Nice background I'm guessing grunge brushes? How did you do the outline of the render exactly, never seen that before. I agree with Ghost, you've started using different methods with your sigs. Can only get better. :)

http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/space.png
I thought this was a Kick--- render that I had to use, I really didn't do much, duplicated the layer several times, Blur/Gaussian blur/Motion blur/noise and toggled the layer settings. Also obviously the awesome border. :)

http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/Beauty.png
I never got much feedback on this one, I think it is one of my favourites however I do not know why. :l Unfortunately the hair isn't perfect.


The one at the top works very well and everything in it looks effective and fresh, nothing blurred and everything in perfect preportion. Just looking at it, one word springs to mind immediately: 'stunning'. Honestly, nothing at all in that piece of art could be faulted, unless it was being reviewed by Simon Cowell. It also never seems to grow old to look at, and the colours feel vivid, even if they may be rather dark. What I'm saying is, there's nothing for me to suggest about it other than to maybe add text? I just think it might make it look a little better, I'm not sure though so you'd have to try it out.


***

The second is one of my favourites also. It looks slightly simple, but also rather complex in the fact that it makes you love it immediately.

However, the background is slightly empty, but I think looks better like that. If it was overly complicated, it would take away the fact that it was so mindblowingly awesome. Everything clicks into place perfectly, and nothing is placed wrongly, it all just looks smooth and clean, except for maybe the strands of hair fluttering to the right. You can see a rough outline, which maybe spoils this slightly, like you said, but still is not enough to take away much credibility from this signature.

Normally, I don't see signatures with text close to the centre, but it's probably the first signature I've seen that works perfectly like that.
The fact that you wrote beauty in it just made me fall in love with it the most. It stands out and is eye catching, but isn't too much impact to make your eyes bleed because it's so in your face.

Overall, these are some fantastic pieces of artwork, and are an inspiration to others wishing to do any topics similar to these ones.

EDIT: Ah, I suppose I'll enter my 'classic' signature here too :)

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww177/Greenpandaz/Fallout3Signature2.png

Snrm
03-07-2009, 10:01 PM
Ghost on your classic sig......
It looks preety cool i got to admit... i always loved that big steel guy from fallout 3 even though i have never had or have the game. Its really cool to look at but its kinda almost a stock image if you know what i mean.... You did a lot with it im sure but it kinda has a feeling that not much was done... im sorry its just kinda weird to me i dont know sorry :(

i used these brushes to make my current sig if anyone cares :)

http://knux57.deviantart.com/art/Knux-s-Disorder-Brush-Pack-106741521

http://project-gimpbc.deviantart.com/art/GIMP-Odysee-Brushes-62762572

Bear
03-07-2009, 10:03 PM
Ghost on your classic sig......
It looks preety cool i got to admit... i always loved that big steel guy from fallout 3 even though i have never had or have the game. Its really cool to look at but its kinda almost a stock image if you know what i mean.... You did a lot with it im sure but it kinda has a feeling that not much was done... im sorry its just kinda weird to me i dont know sorry :(

i used these brushes to make my current sig if anyone cares :)

http://knux57.deviantart.com/art/Knux-s-Disorder-Brush-Pack-106741521

http://project-gimpbc.deviantart.com/art/GIMP-Odysee-Brushes-62762572

That's true, but you can barely see the background anyway. I always thought that when I first uploaded it, but surprisingly it was pretty popular.

Snrm
03-07-2009, 10:53 PM
is there anyway to make photoshop brushes compatible with Gimp?

Bear
03-07-2009, 10:57 PM
is there anyway to make photoshop brushes compatible with Gimp?

I believe there isn't, otherwise there'd be plenty of YT videos on it. I suppose we'll just have to deal with having worse brushes than they do.

Snrm
03-07-2009, 11:02 PM
yeah i would think since GIMP is free there would be more Gimp brushes ya know?

Bear
03-07-2009, 11:03 PM
You have some from DeviantArt right? Do you have the blood brushes too?

Snrm
03-07-2009, 11:04 PM
yeah i get all my brushes from Devian art.... i never got the blood brushes why are they good?

Bear
03-07-2009, 11:06 PM
yeah i get all my brushes from Devian art.... i never got the blood brushes why are they good?

It depends of which context you are using them. Perhaps if you're doing a game such as Killzone 2 as a signature, you could add a bit of blood around the edges as it does in the game when you are injured.

Snrm
03-07-2009, 11:08 PM
hmm true i was thinking about making a Gears of war sig so that would be perfect.

Boomy
03-08-2009, 06:48 AM
It depends of which context you are using them. Perhaps if you're doing a game such as Killzone 2 as a signature, you could add a bit of blood around the edges as it does in the game when you are injured.

Fortunately thats a brush that I can imitate using a complicated technique :p

Ghost thanks so much for the awesome feedback. :)

Bear
03-08-2009, 11:15 AM
Geez... I think that LuckyShot thought my signature was just an image, my background must fit pretty well then:

Original Render:

http://planetrenders.net/renders/albums/userpics/55120/NaejGhosRider%7E0.png

Original Background:

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww177/Greenpandaz/Background.png

Yarbone
03-08-2009, 11:46 AM
Oh cool... you placed the render in twice?

Boomy
03-08-2009, 11:51 AM
Yarby what do you think of these?

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/littlebiggallery/images/1413/large/1_space.png
http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/littlebiggallery/images/1413/large/1_Balrog.png
http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/Beauty.png

Yarbone
03-08-2009, 11:57 AM
I like the first one most.. mainly because the render is just super awesome! :D

Boomy
03-08-2009, 11:57 AM
Yeh thats what I thought when I saw it :p

Bear
03-08-2009, 01:31 PM
Oh cool... you placed the render in twice?

Yeah, it worked perfectly somehow, the flames in front of Ghost rider just fit pretty well :)

EDIT: Anyone have some ideas for a new sig? I've just downloaded a few new brushes and need an idea to try them out with.

Yarbone
03-08-2009, 03:43 PM
Lol i only download brushes when I actually need them xD You download brushes and then don't know what to do with them ... that's like O_o!

Bear
03-08-2009, 03:58 PM
Geez... There's something wrong with my brushes, none of them appear correctly, they're just a big blurry mess.

EDIT: I clicked on one of the tutorials you sent a few people in Spam Can, followed it and this was the outcome:

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww177/Greenpandaz/TutorialSignature.png O_O I think I'll stick to making my own terrible ones.

olit123
03-08-2009, 05:19 PM
Nice thread man, subscribed to it :). Sooo guys, how are you doing? What are you working on right now?

Snrm
03-08-2009, 05:43 PM
Geez... There's something wrong with my brushes, none of them appear correctly, they're just a big blurry mess.

EDIT: I clicked on one of the tutorials you sent a few people in Spam Can, followed it and this was the outcome:

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww177/Greenpandaz/TutorialSignature.png O_O I think I'll stick to making my own terrible ones.


it looks preety cool i like the render a lot!
but it is no where close to your ghost rider one that was epic!

and i just downloaded 3 new awesome brush sets... i just need a fantasy render!

olit123
03-08-2009, 05:46 PM
Nice sig SNRM007 :)

Snrm
03-08-2009, 05:50 PM
thanks olit.... so you got any Fantasy renders ! :)

olit123
03-08-2009, 05:53 PM
http://www.planetrenders.net/ :)

Snrm
03-08-2009, 05:56 PM
Jeez i know about that site!! but thanks for trying to help.
but im looking for a render! i have been looking on that website for a long time now

Yarbone
03-08-2009, 05:58 PM
Wow.. i totally love Ghost's new sig :O

olit123
03-08-2009, 05:58 PM
Jeez i know about that site!! but thanks for trying to help.
but im looking for a render! i have been looking on that website for a long time now

Well, first I'd find a fantasy game, then I'd type the name of that game into that site. Type like World of Warcraft or Lord of the Rings etc...

Snrm
03-08-2009, 06:00 PM
i typed in final fantasy and found some guy that looked cool but im gonna try WoW and LOTR

Boomy
03-08-2009, 06:30 PM
Yes, experiment with different renders, :) try Killzone/Marvel Heroes etc. :p

Snrm
03-08-2009, 07:24 PM
not my favorite but i might as well enter it right?

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x228/Gunslinger2z/Sigs%20i%20made%20for%20me/zombiesig.png?t=1236536386

Bear
03-08-2009, 09:02 PM
not my favorite but i might as well enter it right?

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x228/Gunslinger2z/Sigs%20i%20made%20for%20me/zombiesig.png?t=1236536386

Not really keen on it to be honest with you, I just don't think the background and render are suiting of one another. Plus, I think the text doesn't fit whatsoever with the rest of the signature.

Sorry for being harsh, Snrm, just think you've done better.

EDIT: God, I need to sort out the edge of that flame on my Ghost Rider signature, it's been bugging me for a while now.

Snrm
03-08-2009, 09:32 PM
i dont really like it ether but ya know i might as well enter it ya know :/

olit123
03-08-2009, 10:03 PM
All the text effects are similar in gimp.

Boomy
03-09-2009, 06:24 AM
Go to www.dafont.com loads of good texts there.

Bear
03-09-2009, 08:42 AM
Aw... I need more artwork to review, anybody got anything?

Boomy
03-09-2009, 02:33 PM
I could post my older ones if your desperate :)

Created from scratch no render:
http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/planet2.png

First use of homemade flame effect:
http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/Bluedragon.png

A tutorial I mucked up on (text is very bad):
http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/Metalfail.png

Nyeh:
http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/Altairsig.png

Haze pretty cool I thought :):
http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/Haze.png

First pop-out sig:
http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/sigconte3s.png

Trnsformers:
http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/Megatron1.png

Take your pic :p

Bear
03-09-2009, 07:59 PM
Apologies, I've just wrote a hell of a lot, so I'll post a review soon.

olit123
03-09-2009, 08:06 PM
I can post my sigs from when I had a *** name......

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/Blackray1/signatures/siggy8.jpg

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/Blackray1/signatures/siggy11.jpg

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/Blackray1/signatures/movingsiggy1-2.gif

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/Blackray1/signatures/Logo2-2.jpg

Yarbone
03-09-2009, 08:07 PM
I could post my older ones if your desperate :)

Created from scratch no render:
http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/planet2.png



you got that one from a tutorial dood! :D

Boomy
03-09-2009, 08:11 PM
Yeh I know :) when I said scratch I didn't mean I created the idea :l wish I had though :p

Yarbone
03-09-2009, 08:22 PM
Yeah... it's cool. I'm gonna do that tutorial myself too :)

olit123
03-09-2009, 08:31 PM
:O, they should have a graphics tutorial section of the forums.

Snrm
03-09-2009, 09:19 PM
what do you guys all think about the SOTW topic?

Boomy
03-09-2009, 09:39 PM
Could be cool :)

Boogaloo
03-09-2009, 09:54 PM
I can post my sigs from when I had a *** name......

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/Blackray1/signatures/movingsiggy1-2.gif



That's way cool - what did you use to make it? Flash?

olit123
03-09-2009, 10:11 PM
Nope, photoshop CS3 :)

Bear
03-09-2009, 10:32 PM
Hmm... Can't review any signatures for a while. I have a lot of writing to do, and haven't got much time at the minute.

Boogaloo
03-09-2009, 10:40 PM
Nope, photoshop CS3 :)

How did you animate it?

olit123
03-09-2009, 11:00 PM
There is a simple animating window built in.

Boogaloo
03-09-2009, 11:03 PM
Where is it in the menu?

I've got CS2 so it might not have it.

olit123
03-09-2009, 11:04 PM
Yeah, I know it wasn't in CS

Zommy
03-10-2009, 12:02 AM
well seeing as i just got trojan im drawing out my sigs. im making one for halfasack and quite litterally im drawing half a sackboy... tornn... a very sickening image...

Snrm
03-10-2009, 02:56 AM
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/Blackray1/signatures/siggy11.jpg


cool but the render is a bit small... i would have done a lot bigger image ! but the background is actually really really cool! nice job! but overall

Snrm
03-10-2009, 09:54 PM
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x228/Gunslinger2z/Sigs%20i%20have%20made%20for%20others/CloudStrife_Cloud.png?t=1236718236

this is a sig i made for cloud_Strife what do you think?

olit123
03-10-2009, 09:58 PM
Pretty nice, pretty nice. The only thing a would criticise is to blend your render in to the background a bit more.

Yarbone
03-10-2009, 10:04 PM
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x228/Gunslinger2z/Sigs%20i%20have%20made%20for%20others/CloudStrife_Cloud.png?t=1236718236

this is a sig i made for cloud_Strife what do you think?

I think you should change the heu of the render abit, so it it's more like yellow: like the background

Snrm
03-10-2009, 10:16 PM
yeah i wasnt sure what to make the backround cause the characters outfit is black and i dont know i was confused :(

Yarbone
03-10-2009, 10:18 PM
Maybe you could desaturate the text and the render... Just an idea :/

Snrm
03-10-2009, 10:18 PM
k i will try after i finish playing gears of war 2!

Bear
03-10-2009, 11:33 PM
Yeah, Snrm, the background and text are pretty decent, but the render doesn't blend whatsoever with them. Perhaps try editing the colour of it a bit, or maybe add a few extra features onto the signature that will smoothly bring the render and background together in a blend.

And with that comment, I bid you goodnight.

Zommy
03-11-2009, 01:09 AM
hey what do you think of this? its not a sig its just some hw for ICT but im trying to get a good grade so i used gimp to do the logo for the option i chose, i have to do stuff to do with this record company, dont blame me i hate the name but i had to use it...
http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=255&pictureid=2865
everyone else used paint so i have a slight advantage xD btw i only just reinstalled gimp due to trojan i dont have many brushes

Bear
03-11-2009, 08:51 AM
hey what do you think of this? its not a sig its just some hw for ICT but im trying to get a good grade so i used gimp to do the logo for the option i chose, i have to do stuff to do with this record company, dont blame me i hate the name but i had to use it...
http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=255&pictureid=2865
everyone else used paint so i have a slight advantage xD btw i only just reinstalled gimp due to trojan i dont have many brushes

That looks pretty good actually, makes you think of a blizzard happening at the same time and everything.

Zommy
03-11-2009, 07:05 PM
i hand drew my new sig lol its horrid just gives me something to brag about, how well i can draw lol

i eddited it on like 5 different peaces of software...
paint
gimp
paint shop pro
photo shop
and a thing called something like fireworks?

olit123
03-11-2009, 07:12 PM
Hey, just uploaded my entry for round 8

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/littlebiggallery/index.php?n=904

Bear
03-11-2009, 07:53 PM
http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww177/Greenpandaz/Liquid.png

Suppose I could always put this up for some of you to review if you want.

olit123
03-11-2009, 08:27 PM
Well I got nothing to say except nice effects because I know you can't do much with the topic of liquid apart from water effects.

7/10

Yarbone
03-11-2009, 08:30 PM
Hey... i made this one for ThommyTheThird... So i want to know what you guys think about it :D

Original pic:
http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee357/Yarbone/darknessw.jpg
Final Signature:
http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee357/Yarbone/Darkness_Sig-1.jpg

olit123
03-11-2009, 08:36 PM
Ha ha that's awesome, I love it!

9/10

Snrm
03-11-2009, 09:20 PM
Yarbone that looks really good!

Snrm
03-11-2009, 09:27 PM
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x228/Gunslinger2z/Sigs%20i%20have%20made%20for%20others/CloudStrife_Cloudversion2.png?t=1236803077

this is the 2nd version of the sig i made for cloud_Strife... is it better?

Hamsalad
03-11-2009, 09:28 PM
nice sig yarbone that rox.

nice snrm...that looks a lot better

Boomy
03-11-2009, 09:31 PM
Hey... i made this one for ThommyTheThird... So i want to know what you guys think about it :D

Original pic:
http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee357/Yarbone/darknessw.jpg
Final Signature:
http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee357/Yarbone/Darkness_Sig-1.jpg

Haha that rules so much :p!!

Bear
03-11-2009, 09:48 PM
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x228/Gunslinger2z/Sigs%20i%20have%20made%20for%20others/CloudStrife_Cloudversion2.png?t=1236803077

this is the 2nd version of the sig i made for cloud_Strife... is it better?

Much better, it blends much more. However, there is a slight bit of light on the end of the hair of the render. This kind of makes no sense along with the background, but other than that it's pretty good.

And Yarbone, that is phenomenal.

Snrm
03-11-2009, 10:36 PM
yeah Ghost i saw that too i was trying for so long to get it away but it wasnt going away!
i think it might just be the characters hair since it is preety Blonde and good getting very bright in areas

Yarbone
03-12-2009, 06:10 AM
It may be a bit late... but, Maybe you should have used colors in the background, wich where also in the render.

Just maybe...

(yeah i know it's late to say >.<)

Boomy
03-12-2009, 07:57 AM
Yeh that is what I do, I copy/paste the render till it fills the background, duplicate/Blur/Noise/Motion Blur etc, then the renders colours are still in it. :p

iiiijujube
03-12-2009, 09:27 AM
Does art here have to be LBP/Sig related?

Boomy
03-12-2009, 09:32 AM
No not really

My sig for Whaaaaale, not complicated, just simple:
http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/Whaaaaale69.png

Yarbone
03-12-2009, 10:22 AM
cooL... i've always liked that kinda border... How did you do the white cloudy effect?

LittleBigMe
03-12-2009, 12:57 PM
I'm not thrilled with this one but I had the urge but not a lot of time :\.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l36/dan99iel/4th-Hokage.png

Whaddya think guys? I made it my sig because my other one was getting old.

YARBONE@ Simply EPIC. I can't say how awesome it is. You should make sigs for yourself!

Yarbone
03-12-2009, 03:45 PM
I'm not thrilled with this one but I had the urge but not a lot of time :\.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l36/dan99iel/4th-Hokage.png

Whaddya think guys? I made it my sig because my other one was getting old.

YARBONE@ Simply EPIC. I can't say how awesome it is. You should make sigs for yourself!

Dude... You watch Naruto?? O_O That's so awesome :3

Anyway... what do you mean with "You should make sigs for yourself!"?

I like the background... Maybe you shouldn't have added the red though, maybe a bit mor green and yellow.

olit123
03-12-2009, 05:12 PM
I'm not thrilled with this one but I had the urge but not a lot of time :\.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l36/dan99iel/4th-Hokage.png

Whaddya think guys? I made it my sig because my other one was getting old.

YARBONE@ Simply EPIC. I can't say how awesome it is. You should make sigs for yourself!

I like it, nice use of colours :)

ThommyTheThird
03-12-2009, 06:53 PM
I love the sig Yarbone made for me :D I'm so happy that i can walk around with it all the time ^,^ I'm really thankful :D

@LittleBigMe, nice job :D I like it, i think the background mathes Naruto really well, since his shirt on the left is green, and so is the background on the left. Maybe add a little more yellow to the right..? Dunno, do what you think works out best :P

Yarbone
03-12-2009, 07:21 PM
I love the sig Yarbone made for me :D I'm so happy that i can walk around with it all the time ^,^ I'm really thankful :D

@LittleBigMe, nice job :D I like it, i think the background mathes Naruto really well, since his shirt on the left is green, and so is the background on the left. Maybe add a little more yellow to the right..? Dunno, do what you think works out best :P

Yeah that's the same i was thinking :) (about LittleBigMe's sig)

Zommy
03-12-2009, 07:28 PM
what do you lot think of this sig? i just redownloaded gimp so i have no real brushes...

Bear
03-12-2009, 07:31 PM
what do you lot think of this sig? i just redownloaded gimp so i have no real brushes...

To be honest, Zommy, I think you should stop using that effect. It dosn't really look too good, making me prefer your previous signatures.

Zommy
03-12-2009, 07:33 PM
i didnt use a effect lol i drew the helghasts from a pic i found

Yarbone
03-12-2009, 07:42 PM
Brushes souldn't be really nescesary, as they are premade... I sometimes use them too but i prefer to work without them.

And... hm ... I actually don't really like that sig... sorry :(
The effect is kinda cool but i don't think you've used it in a good way...

olit123
03-12-2009, 09:42 PM
Hey guy's, just wandering what you thought of this.....

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/Blackray1/signatures/Guitar-sig01-1.jpg
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Yarbone
03-12-2009, 10:11 PM
I really like it... The render blends really good with the guitar... Awesome :D

Did you use a C4D?

Snrm
03-12-2009, 10:14 PM
I really like it... The render blends really good with the guitar... Awesome :D

Did you use a C4D?

I think Olit uses Gimp not sure though

but yes Olit that is a pretty amazing sig nice job!

olit123
03-12-2009, 10:17 PM
Ok, I changed the text.

+ I uses photoshops :)

Bear
03-12-2009, 10:17 PM
And yet another of my epicly failing Killzone 2 signatures is here:

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww177/Greenpandaz/Killzone2Signature4.png

EDIT: Olit - That is actually amazing. You deserve some rep for that.

Hamsalad
03-12-2009, 10:22 PM
wow olit thats pretty awesome....we can be razor back twins!

olit123
03-12-2009, 10:26 PM
wow olit thats pretty awesome....we can be razor back twins!

Yeah! I'll make it me sig.


And, ghost, that's absolutely fab!!!

Snrm
03-12-2009, 10:34 PM
And yet another of my epicly failing Killzone 2 signatures is here:

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww177/Greenpandaz/Killzone2Signature4.png

EDIT: Olit - That is actually amazing. You deserve some rep for that.

Ghost what are you talking about that is an awesome KZ2 sig i really like the render and background and the text .... wait thats everything there!

LittleBigMe
03-13-2009, 05:52 AM
Ghost @ Really good. The background matched perfectly!

Olit123 @ Great! Soooo soooo cool. I think you used a C4D for behind the background but I dont know. If you did, you are amazing at picking C4D's!

Also, my sig is a render of the 4th Hokage not Naruto He He. Though it has been revealed by the Manga that naruto is the son of the 4th Hokage. Sadly, the 4th Hokage used the Death Reaper Seal on the Kyuubi (Demon Fox) which requires the users life. So when the 4th sealed the Kyuubi in his newborn son (Naruto) he died. HAd to get tht out :]

Whalio Cappuccino
03-13-2009, 07:11 AM
No not really

My sig for Whaaaaale, not complicated, just simple:
http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/Whaaaaale69.png

It's hot... :p

Boomy
03-13-2009, 07:13 AM
Heh :p thanks

olit123
03-13-2009, 11:45 PM
Okay guys, what do you think of this one:

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/Blackray1/signatures/Persion-Warrior.jpg
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Snrm
03-14-2009, 02:19 AM
Okay guys, what do you think of this one:

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/Blackray1/signatures/Persion-Warrior.jpg


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Zommy
03-14-2009, 02:21 AM
dude that is awesome, nice one olit

guys what you think of this?
http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=293&pictureid=2889
or the one below in my sig
one in sig isnt so great i was just testing out some ideas i had for background things

Snrm
03-14-2009, 03:06 AM
dude that is awesome, nice one olit

guys what you think of this?
http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=293&pictureid=2889
or the one below in my sig
one in sig isnt so great i was just testing out some ideas i had for background things


i like that sig but the border is a bit off but it is kinda good cause it matches the text!

olit123
03-14-2009, 10:17 AM
guys what you think of this?
http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=293&pictureid=2889

I quite like it but I'll give ya' some tips:

-Border doesn't really go (try just using a small black border, because you don't really need a flashy one)

-The text
If you wan't to make a standing out text try getting a killzone font off the internet or a more sci-fi font.
If you just wan't your text to be small and simple try and use one of the default boring font's and remember to make it small, like I did in my newest sig. Also, remember to choose a colour from your actual stock for it, so it doesn't stand out so much.

-More effects
Search on the internet on how to do more effects, because at the moment, I can only spot one on the left. try chucking in a C4D (http://planetrenders.net/renders/thumbnails.php?album=1) and changing the blend mode so it looks good.

Bear
03-14-2009, 05:00 PM
Geez, Olit. You're sigs are now starting to blow me a way, fantastic job on all of them. :D

EDIT: Okay, I have four backgrounds here:

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww177/Greenpandaz/Experiment.png
http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww177/Greenpandaz/Experiment2.png
http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww177/Greenpandaz/Experiment3.png
http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww177/Greenpandaz/Experiment3-1.png

I would like to know which you think looks better overall.

The little splotches you see are simply yet to be covered, they are just some transparent bits.

Yarbone
03-14-2009, 06:06 PM
Uhm... I don't know really what to say :/ They all look awesome... And i like those tiny little splotches, wich you can't see in the 4th... And i don't know, liek, they're just good!

How did you make those?

Bear
03-14-2009, 06:07 PM
Uhm... I don't know really what to say :/ They all look awesome... And i like those tiny little splotches, wich you can't see in the 4th... And i don't know, liek, they're just good!

How did you make those?

Just some experimentation with brushes and duplicating layers with soft glows.

Yarbone
03-14-2009, 06:10 PM
Oh forgot to say wich one was best right? I don't think you could compare the white one with the bleu ones actually, because it depends on what signature you're making.
I like the 1st one best because i liek those snowflakes :3 (except for the big blob on the right, actually). But overall i Like the White one most :)

Bear
03-14-2009, 06:12 PM
Oh forgot to say wich one was best right? I don't think you could compare the white one with the bleu ones actually, because it depends on what signature you're making.
I like the 1st one best because i liek those snowflakes :3 (except for the big blob on the right, actually). But overall i Like the White one most :)

Ah, hold on, I'll just work on getting rid of the splotches on the white one and then post it again here. :)

EDIT: Here it is:

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww177/Greenpandaz/Experiment2-1.png

Oh and the sig is basically going to represent a little winter. Attempting to make one worthy of my Signature slot.

Yarbone
03-14-2009, 06:20 PM
Looks good man... what render are you going to use? Or aren't you gonna use one O_o

Bear
03-14-2009, 06:22 PM
Looks good man... what render are you going to use? Or aren't you gonna use one O_o

I haven't the slightest clue...
I will use one, just need some ideas. It doesn't have to be originally light blue, I could always add effects.

LittleBigMe
03-14-2009, 06:24 PM
2 things.

1. The white one.

2. Make sure that you background interacts with your render. Your post just popped up... You should decide on you render BEFORE a background is made. A sig should have a color scheme based around it's render, not the other way around. I don't like to make backgrounds first, it make it too separate for my liking. Good luck!

Bear
03-14-2009, 06:27 PM
2 things.

1. The white one.

2. Make sure that you background interacts with your render. Your post just popped up... You should decide on you render BEFORE a background is made. A sig should have a color scheme based around it's render, not the other way around. I don't like to make backgrounds first, it make it too separate for my liking. Good luck!

Mm... that's what I usually do, and I plan to still edit it, once my render has been added.

I just basically need a render of the Grim Reaper/Death, I was planning on using that from the start, although it's very difficult to find one with high quality.

EDIT: Nevermind, I have the perfect render. :)

Bear
03-14-2009, 07:05 PM
Meh.

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww177/Greenpandaz/KnightSignature.png

Yarbone
03-14-2009, 08:21 PM
dude i could barely see the render xD Anyway... I like the text. And the render could fit in pretty well. but i think you should make it more visible. And i don't think you should have used that greenish text actually: I think you should make it transparant black or a more bleuish color.

Bear
03-14-2009, 08:27 PM
dude i could barely see the render xD Anyway... I like the text. And the render could fit in pretty well. but i think you should make it more visible. And i don't think you should have used that greenish text actually: I think you should make it transparant black or a more bleuish color.

Actually, I didn't want the render to be that visible. Can't change it now anyhow cause I saved it as a .png. :S

Yarbone
03-14-2009, 08:29 PM
Lol xD ALWAYS save the original file too!!!1!!!shift+1! >_<

I know what you mean with the visibility but... I thought it could've been at least a bit more visible

Bear
03-14-2009, 08:30 PM
Lol xD ALWAYS save the original file too!!!1!!!shift+1! >_<

I know what you mean with the visibility but... I thought it could've been at least a bit more visible

Mm... just wanted an engraved feel to it. Still, don't think it looks very good, but ah well.

Boogaloo
03-14-2009, 08:35 PM
Here's my latest sig for the contest:

http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/4039/liquidboogaloo3.jpg (http://img254.imageshack.us/my.php?image=liquidboogaloo3.jpg)

Just duplicate your image, flatten it, drag it into your PS window, and render your text, select it and cut out of your layer - then invert emboss. It should look engraved.

Bear
03-14-2009, 08:37 PM
Here's my latest sig for the contest:

http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/4039/liquidboogaloo3.jpg (http://img254.imageshack.us/my.php?image=liquidboogaloo3.jpg)

Just duplicate your image, flatten it, drag it into your PS window, and render your text, select it and cut out of your layer - then invert emboss. It should look engraved.

That is fantastic. Absolutely amazing.

Boomy
03-14-2009, 08:58 PM
Here's my latest sig for the contest:

http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/4039/liquidboogaloo3.jpg (http://img254.imageshack.us/my.php?image=liquidboogaloo3.jpg)

Just duplicate your image, flatten it, drag it into your PS window, and render your text, select it and cut out of your layer - then invert emboss. It should look engraved.

Holly crap thats good... :o

Bear
03-14-2009, 10:55 PM
Hmm... I need some ideas for a new signature, I have 'Signaturist's block'. O_o

olit123
03-14-2009, 10:57 PM
http://www.gfxskool.com/
http://www.blacksungfx.com/
http://www.thegfxedge.com/forums/
http://www.gfxvoid.com/
http://www.theboomsgfx.ipbfree.com/

Fantastic sites, really helps me when I have signatures block.

LittleBigMe
03-15-2009, 12:03 AM
Here's my latest sig for the contest:

http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/4039/liquidboogaloo3.jpg (http://img254.imageshack.us/my.php?image=liquidboogaloo3.jpg)

Just duplicate your image, flatten it, drag it into your PS window, and render your text, select it and cut out of your layer - then invert emboss. It should look engraved.

It's a nice sig for sure, just not as nice as others are saying. What else did you do apart from text that is engraved? It's ok. Just very plain.

Sorry if harsh :3.

Boogaloo
03-15-2009, 12:13 AM
It's a nice sig for sure, just not as nice as others are saying. What else did you do apart from text that is engraved? It's ok. Just very plain.

Sorry if harsh :3.

It's the visceral quality and stark symbolism of the image that people are responding to, I think. There's a big difference between design and rendering.

Bear
03-15-2009, 12:44 AM
I could post my older ones if your desperate :)

Created from scratch no render:
http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/planet2.png

First use of homemade flame effect:
http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/Bluedragon.png

A tutorial I mucked up on (text is very bad):
http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/Metalfail.png

Nyeh:
http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/Altairsig.png

Haze pretty cool I thought :):
http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/Haze.png

First pop-out sig:
http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/sigconte3s.png

Trnsformers:
http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/Megatron1.png

Take your pic :p

Alright, I know this was posted a while back, but I decided just to give a brief opinion on them.

1. As I recall, that planet one was the first I saw of your signatures, and it blew me away. I know you used the tutorial to create the thing, but still, it's fairly amazing with the stars, border and text.

2. I've never been a massive fan of that dragon one, although I love the flame effect on it. It's acceptable if it was the first use of that effect though. Infact, studying closely, the only thing I actually dislike about the sig is the plain black background. It's pretty good, actually.

3. Heh, not much to say about this one. It's pretty cool, and the text isn't bad at all. :)

4. What can I say? This one is amazing, like all your other AC signatures. Gawd, it looks really professional, and there are no errors on it, except for maybe the text being slightly too small.

5. This is a blatant C4D effect in the background, but it works perfectly with the Haze render, looking similar to an actual image from the game. I also absolutely adore the effect you used over it, giving it a slightly TV-like appearance.

6. I believe this one was the first pop-out sig I saw, and thought it was pretty cool. I have to say, I'm not too keen on the background for this one, semi-spoiling the signature.

7. God, when I first saw this, I didn't think it was too good. But I keep looking back at it, and I find it to be superb. The render blends fantastically, and it all looks like a big metallic signature, that makes you feel like the guy's staring at you. Personally, this is one of my favourite of your sigs, and I take back that comment by saying it's not one of your best, as it's VERY good.

qrtda235566
03-15-2009, 05:24 AM
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z5/awesomemans/Scorpion01.png

Whaddaya think?

It might looks small but it's actually humongous.

Boomy
03-15-2009, 07:14 AM
That is an extremely good use of the pop-out style :o it looks really goo, what did yo use for the background?

P.S: NIce Code reference in your avatar :p
P.P.S: Thanks Ghost :p

olit123
03-15-2009, 09:25 AM
That's a really good pop out sig Awesome, probably the best I've seen!


EDIT: Hey guys, I put together a compilation of my artwork

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9691

qrtda235566
03-15-2009, 02:32 PM
That is an extremely good use of the pop-out style :o it looks really goo, what did yo use for the background?

P.S: NIce Code reference in your avatar :p
P.P.S: Thanks Ghost :p

I used shad0w's brushes from Deviantart. Sorry Boomeh. :(

ThommyTheThird
03-15-2009, 03:44 PM
Hey guys, what do you think of Yarbone's newest sig? It's the second one in my signature, and represents the character that i draw all over my schoolbooks since school is probably the most boring place on earth. :D

olit123
03-15-2009, 03:51 PM
Very good, although your other sig is better, who made that one?

ThommyTheThird
03-15-2009, 03:53 PM
Yarbone! :D He made both of em, but not from scratch. I gave him a picture with the bear and some roots, i believe it's on page 6 of 7 from this thread. You can see the original picture there. I love both of my sigs :D

Bear
03-15-2009, 06:16 PM
Anyone have any ideas as to what I could make a signature of?

EDIT: I officially have no ideas, therefore making bad ones.

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww177/Greenpandaz/Killzone2Signature5.png

qrtda235566
03-16-2009, 04:20 AM
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z5/awesomemans/nobynobyboy01.png

Behold! THE BEST SIG EVER!

Bear
03-16-2009, 07:31 AM
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z5/awesomemans/nobynobyboy01.png

Behold! THE BEST SIG EVER!

Whoa... that is pretty cool actually. :O

LittleBigMe
03-16-2009, 08:35 AM
Both incredible sigs Awesomemans.

I know why others and I love the popout one so much. The popout effect is supposed to create a sense of depth and realism. The shuriken and the rope attached to it makes the sig reach out into the third vector. It really fulfills the aim of a popout sig.

The Noby Noby boy one is great because... Well... NNB IS SO COOL.

Yarbone
03-16-2009, 04:33 PM
Check these out...
http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee357/Yarbone/Shine_R.jpg

http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee357/Yarbone/Shine-2_R.jpg
Almost the same xD

Uhm i actually made them with a tutorial but whatever.... i added my own twist to it.

Bear
03-16-2009, 06:15 PM
Check these out...
http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee357/Yarbone/Shine_R.jpg

http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee357/Yarbone/Shine-2_R.jpg
Almost the same xD

Uhm i actually made them with a tutorial but whatever.... i added my own twist to it.

Pretty cool, Yarbone, nice effect created.

Alright, here is the biggest signature I've ever made:

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww177/Greenpandaz/WarSignature.png

olit123
03-16-2009, 06:17 PM
Anyone have any ideas as to what I could make a signature of?

EDIT: I officially have no ideas, therefore making bad ones.



Give it time, maybe have a break from sig making for a week or a few days etc... If not have a look on other GFX sites for other peoples work.

Sometimes when I get bored of sig making it is because I am using the same technique for every sig I do. Also, get PS there are so many more tools than Gimp (I'm guessing you use Gimp).

Bear
03-16-2009, 06:21 PM
Give it time, maybe have a break from sig making for a week or a few days etc... If not have a look on other GFX sites for other peoples work.

Sometimes when I get bored of sig making it is because I am using the same technique for every sig I do. Also, get PS there are so many more tools than Gimp (I'm guessing you use Gimp).

I actually have PS, although I've never found any interests from it other than drawing with a pad.

olit123
03-16-2009, 06:37 PM
Well, another reason to use PS is that most tutorials on signature making are on it.

Bear
03-16-2009, 06:51 PM
Well, another reason to use PS is that most tutorials on signature making are on it.

I don't actually use tutorials. Well... except one for text.

olit123
03-16-2009, 06:57 PM
They really help a ton.

Yarbone
03-16-2009, 07:04 PM
Yeah, they're really usefull :D trust me

Bear
03-16-2009, 07:06 PM
Geez... I reckon I'm lying. I find tutorials for little tips on making renders blend more and stuff. I just pick little sections out, don't follow the whole thing.

moleynator
03-16-2009, 07:27 PM
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn95/molejack/mudkipz.png

Hows this? If you like it then I could add your name on the bottom right.

Bear
03-17-2009, 08:37 AM
It's pretty cool actually. It's simplicity causes it to seem advanced. Good work, Moley. :)

LittleBigMe
03-17-2009, 01:27 PM
I'm gonna sound terrible here, but I dont think you can own a sig if you follow a tutorial. Sorry guys, it's just that you have copied what someone else has done. Yes, it turns out different but it's still the same sig.

Yarbone
03-17-2009, 01:41 PM
Lol... I don't make sigs out of tutorials... I just completely follow the tutorial, and that way i learn a lot. Actually every tutorial is usefull. I learn something new everytime.

I mean i'm not gonna say i made something myself... when it actually isn't. Tutorials have helped me because i didn't know where to start :D


(did I make any sense there <_<)

Bear
03-17-2009, 03:48 PM
Lol... I don't make sigs out of tutorials... I just completely follow the tutorial, and that way i learn a lot. Actually every tutorial is usefull. I learn something new everytime.

I mean i'm not gonna say i made something myself... when it actually isn't. Tutorials have helped me because i didn't know where to start :D


(did I make any sense there <_<)

Yeah, you did, and I think that's what people should do. I mean research can be done by simply reading tutorials. It's not as if you have to take all the information, but there may be particular parts that can be used in signatures that are completely different.

Boogaloo
03-17-2009, 03:53 PM
Tutorials are, as their name would suggest, a great way to learn - in some cases the only way. Especially with a program as intimidatingly vast as CS.

olit123
03-17-2009, 04:29 PM
I just read tutorials, I don't make a sig while following along with it. I just bring little things that I've read before into my tutorials. Also, you gotta learn somehow.

Yarbone
03-18-2009, 12:57 PM
Ok... I want to check out how Photoshop works... So what's the newest version?

Snrm
03-19-2009, 12:06 AM
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x228/Gunslinger2z/Sigs%20i%20have%20made%20for%20others/rockysig.png?t=1237417090

i made this for a guy on a game a play

LuckyShot
03-19-2009, 12:49 AM
I love the face shield - that was part of the original render right? Cause if not, I've been trying all week to make an effect that looks like a reflection in sun glasses or goggles. Also of note: Heroes has an e in it.

I have never used a tutorial - but I don't use PS either, I'm downloading v9 right now. Someday I'll start looking at tutorials when I run out of ways to make cool looking sigs

Snrm
03-19-2009, 12:56 AM
yeah the reflection is the render sorry

And they spelled there "Gang name like that" cause its like a mafia web browser game

LuckyShot
03-19-2009, 01:24 AM
figured it was like that for a reason, nice job with that btw

Bear
03-19-2009, 06:58 PM
My most random signature yet:

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww177/Greenpandaz/GasMaskSignature.png

Snrm
03-19-2009, 11:28 PM
My most random signature yet:

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww177/Greenpandaz/GasMaskSignature.png

one of your coolest yet! nice job it looks great!

Yarbone
03-20-2009, 05:52 PM
yeah ghost it's pretty awesome!

Bear
03-22-2009, 07:48 PM
http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww177/Greenpandaz/Mental.gif

This one made me chuckle when I first saw it could be a .gif.

It obviously isn't anything yet, it just happened in the process of creating another signature.

Yarbone
03-23-2009, 06:47 AM
You used motion blur there??

Bear
03-23-2009, 08:59 AM
You used motion blur there??


:p Yeah. :p

Boomy
03-23-2009, 09:47 AM
Looks like thumping of a sound system :p

Zommy
03-23-2009, 11:51 PM
hay guys what you think of my sig for SOTW # 10 technology - its the first one in there

Snrm
03-24-2009, 02:10 AM
really cool zommy i love it!

i made this for the SOTW water edition but i never added a text or border but now i just did.
what do ya think? i had to use like a billion filters!

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x228/Gunslinger2z/Sigs%20i%20made%20for%20me/Rain.png?t=1237856935

chazbell
03-24-2009, 02:17 AM
Some stuff I did. the titles of each one are under the picture.

http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2222/16/86/782230566/n782230566_5668592_6701.jpg
"Some paint cans and stuff"

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2222/16/86/782230566/n782230566_5668591_6424.jpg
"My first attempt at a landscape"

http://photos-d.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v1933/16/86/782230566/n782230566_5324203_9864.jpg
"Scratchboard squirrel"

http://photos-c.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v1933/16/86/782230566/n782230566_5324202_9629.jpg
"self portrait"

http://photos-f.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v1933/16/86/782230566/n782230566_5324197_8526.jpg
"Bubbles"

http://photos-g.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v1933/16/86/782230566/n782230566_5324198_8794.jpg
"Bubbles" (lifesize)

http://photos-a.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v1933/16/86/782230566/n782230566_5324200_9220.jpg
"Jimi Jimi Jimi"

http://photos-b.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v1933/16/86/782230566/n782230566_5324201_9404.jpg
"A paintbrush with little squares"

moleynator
03-25-2009, 11:02 PM
Nice paintings there ^ :)

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn95/molejack/IronMole.png

How can I make the text better?

Boomy
03-26-2009, 09:41 AM
I'd say make it a bit thinner, less block capitally.

qrtda235566
03-27-2009, 02:52 AM
What do you guys think?

This:

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z5/awesomemans/Charizard02.jpg

or this:

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z5/awesomemans/Charizard01.jpg

?

Boomy
03-27-2009, 11:50 AM
Nice C4D in the background and blurred effect on Charazard (Like only pokemon I know).

Very cool :)

qrtda235566
03-27-2009, 08:02 PM
Nice C4D in the background and blurred effect on Charazard (Like only pokemon I know).

Very cool :)

Which one is better?!?! :mad:

dawesbr
03-27-2009, 08:12 PM
The first one. Too much effect on the second, if you toned it down, especially around Charizard, it may be the better of the two.

RockSauron
03-28-2009, 03:33 PM
I'd like to make a request if I could.

I was wondering if anyone wanted to take up the task of making me a new sig, and seeing if they can beat Code's. Anyone wanna try to? It must be evilly and stuff... NO silliness :O

... Is this the correct place for a request? I don't want to single out one person, I want to ask everyone to see which one is most interested.

Gondito
03-29-2009, 09:36 PM
I'd like to make a request if I could.

I was wondering if anyone wanted to take up the task of making me a new sig, and seeing if they can beat Code's. Anyone wanna try to? It must be evilly and stuff... NO silliness :O

... Is this the correct place for a request? I don't want to single out one person, I want to ask everyone to see which one is most interested.

ill try, ive gotten a lot better at photoshop, and if it turns out that you hate it and think its an epic failure thats completely okay with me lol.

the sig i have now is one of my latest works

Snrm
04-17-2009, 01:35 AM
How come this thread died.
I am in the idea phase for my music sig for Sig contest!

Bear
04-17-2009, 01:36 AM
It died because I haven't seen Boomy for a while.

Snrm
04-17-2009, 01:38 AM
I miss Boomy! :(
anyone got any ideas for a music sig anyways?

LittleBigMe
04-25-2009, 04:03 PM
Hi all! Just want to post some edits I did to a Portal Wallpaper. I edited it to put on my twitter background.

Before:
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l36/dan99iel/Video-Game-Portal-39000jpg.jpg

After:
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l36/dan99iel/EditedPortal.jpg

I redid the line at the top because it was too much of a hassle to line up a new line to the existing one. I also had to complete the incomplete top left box's line. I made the image have more space all around (For twitter reasons).

It's not much, but I like what I did to it and it makes an awesome twitter background.

Yarbone
04-26-2009, 10:41 AM
you did that very nice akshully :O

LittleBigMe
04-26-2009, 05:05 PM
you did that very nice akshully :O

Thanksh :3.

Anything new over with anyone else?

Bear
04-30-2009, 08:30 PM
Anyone want to make me a sig that matches my avatar? >_<

Snrm
04-30-2009, 08:31 PM
Haha i MIGHT try :p

Bear
04-30-2009, 08:32 PM
:P If you do, I know it'll be good. :P

Snrm
04-30-2009, 08:34 PM
no im pretty rusty at sig making i havent made a sig in like 20 days XD

Bear
04-30-2009, 08:35 PM
I haven't made a good sig in sixteen and a bit years.

ChocolateBox
05-24-2009, 11:02 PM
ok i have just finished this.

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s249/wracc2/chocsig.jpg

LittleBigMe
06-05-2009, 05:11 PM
Nice. I love sharp and crisp abstract sigs ChocolateBox!

I have made a new sig (My current). It is based on an anime called 'The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya'. I have been watching it lately and it's just so good!

Leonardo
08-12-2009, 04:36 AM
Check my signature. :)
8 layers of pure awesomeness.

Rhyfelwr
08-12-2009, 06:39 PM
ok i have just finished this.


Wow - don't normally comment on here - but I should come on more often!

I was really attracted to this sig - simple, clean, well-chosen background (did you make it yourself...did you.. please say you did!) You should enter the sig contest V5!

It reminds me of the visuals used by Odeon Cinema's except in blue..

Nice Depth of field too.

Just.... really eye-catching.

_____________

Leonardo - good use of layers and png transparency, but the sig text looks kinda way outa place. I also see loads of attempts at this kind of theme here so it doesn't really stand out for me... (EDIT - ooh - you've changed it - quite like it now!)

---------------

EDIT - ok - you've changed it again.. there's no knowing if my comments are worth anything now! :)

Rhy

AJ_187
08-16-2009, 01:39 PM
It reminds me of the visuals used by Odeon Cinema's except in blue..

Rhy

Haha you thought the same as me with the Odean thing =D The moment i was about to post my sig i created i see youve beat me to this thread lol ;) anyway heres the sigs ive created so far, in order :)

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu196/AJ_187/KillzonePlanet2finishedandfullsize.png

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu196/AJ_187/Theme3updatedpaint.jpg

These 2 are pretty much the same but i made a few changes :), background, bird, different flare affects, seemed more to suit the 'nature' theme i was going for, and i added the swans in the lake :)

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu196/AJ_187/Theme3-3.jpg

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu196/AJ_187/BlueTiger.jpg

The fire is my personal favourite :)

AJ_187
08-18-2009, 02:52 PM
Anddd my latest to the family :)

This ones for the Sig Contest -Round 4-

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu196/AJ_187/Round4Image.jpg

And this was just something to do to pass time =D

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu196/AJ_187/Ninja-Sig-complete.png

Rhyfelwr
08-19-2009, 01:20 AM
I can't comment on your deep blue one, but I think your Ninja one is great! - Very nicely composed and an interesting use of font.

Keep up the good work.

Rhy

AJ_187
08-19-2009, 02:12 AM
I can't comment on your deep blue one, but I think your Ninja one is great! - Very nicely composed and an interesting use of font.

Keep up the good work.

Rhy

You can comment on my deep blue! =D Lol :P Well would be nice if you could anyway ^^ i'll have to wait until im out of the competition before i can hear your opinions on that one :)

Thank you for the compliments on my "Watch Your Back" Sig! =D Much appreciated =D

IceMaiden
08-20-2009, 09:48 PM
Just thought I would include my new sig for your perusal!
I knocked it up in about five minutes!! ;)

Icey

Coxy224
08-20-2009, 10:03 PM
Haha, I have to say Icey that sig is beautiful - I am familiary with Rhy's work ;)

I really do love Rhy's sigs and this one is beautiful. Nice idea with the pop-out and good choices of colours.... it's all just great :D

AJ_187
08-20-2009, 11:33 PM
Lol the "sig by rhyfelwr" kinda gives it away icey lol =D

IceMaiden
08-21-2009, 01:15 AM
Drat, I've been rumfled!!!!

You guys are just too clever!

Icey

AJ_187
08-21-2009, 01:09 PM
Drat, I've been rumfled!!!!

Lol =D "rumfled" :P

You should start creating sigs ;) ive seen your lbp levels so i know you have the design and dedication to something your making =D

AJ_187
08-21-2009, 01:12 PM
Heres what i can make in 5-10 minutes icey ^^ =D not good because im still not totaly clear on how photoshop works but i just wanted to see what i could do in that time :P..

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu196/AJ_187/Spartan-sig-beta-complete.png

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu196/AJ_187/Mafia-Sig-Complete.png

IceMaiden
08-21-2009, 06:21 PM
They are really good AJ!

You will soon be as good as me!!!

AJ_187
08-21-2009, 07:51 PM
They are really good AJ!

You will soon be as good as me!!!

Lol i dont no whether to take that as a compliment or an insult :P

IceMaiden
08-21-2009, 08:21 PM
I see where you're coming from AJ!!!

Seriously now, they really are very good!:hero:

Icey

AJ_187
08-21-2009, 08:40 PM
I see where you're coming from AJ!!!

Seriously now, they really are very good!:hero:

Icey

Tank yew =D

BassDeluxe
08-24-2009, 02:34 AM
I'd really like some opinions on my yearbook cover draft. And if you could say more than "it sucks" or "it rocks" than I would love you. (more)

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e46/BassDeluxe5593/cover.png

AJ_187
09-02-2009, 03:46 PM
Just something i made while i was bored :P

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu196/AJ_187/Knights-Templar.png

IceMaiden
09-03-2009, 11:27 PM
Nice work AJ, what a fantastic way to overcome boredom!!

Icey

AJ_187
09-04-2009, 03:26 PM
Nice work AJ, what a fantastic way to overcome boredom!!

Icey


Lol you should try it if you havent already ;)

moleynator
09-04-2009, 10:57 PM
I'd really like some opinions on my yearbook cover draft. And if you could say more than "it sucks" or "it rocks" than I would love you. (more)

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e46/BassDeluxe5593/cover.png

Did you have to find all the quotes?

It looks great. The only problem is that I cannot read the big words. Carpe ___? dien?

BassDeluxe
09-05-2009, 01:08 AM
Yeah, I had to find all the quotes, but they were all on one webpage so it was easy. And the big word is Carpe diem, a famous Latin quote by Horace, roughly meaning "seize the day."

moleynator
09-05-2009, 01:11 AM
Yeah, I had to find all the quotes, but they were all on one webpage so it was easy. And the big word is Carpe diem, a famous Latin quote by Horace, roughly meaning "seize the day."

Oh, I was so close. :D

Blue-white is good on grey, in my opinion. I did that on my ironmole sig a long time ago. :)

EDIT: Also... I am getting lonely on skype.

BassDeluxe
09-05-2009, 03:07 AM
Yeah, I thought Blue-white was good too, but the rest of the staff made me change the c4d and word to a red-yellow theme without changing the background. Looks worse imo, but still not awful.

Mod5.0
09-08-2009, 02:40 AM
I need to know what you think of these.
http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/oo39/coconut424/Killzone_2_Avatar_update_3_resized_.jpg

http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/oo39/coconut424/Killzone2sig.jpg
Thanks :)

AJ_187
09-08-2009, 04:20 PM
I need to know what you think of these.
http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/oo39/coconut424/Killzone_2_Avatar_update_3_resized_.jpg

http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/oo39/coconut424/Killzone2sig.jpg
Thanks :)

Very nice sig + avatar ;) Love the colours and textures within the pics :) although the helghast are meant to be darker and also to be more related with killzone i think you should put the text in Yellowish writing and if you cant see the writing if you change the colour, use the burner tool on the background to darken behind the text to make it viewable ;) thats what i did, thats the only problem i have with the pic :) Nice choice of Font + positioning of the text.

Oh and ive fixed My In Deep Water text problem =D (When i uploaded it to the internet, the text looked blurry and pixelated) Anyway, here it is :)

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu196/AJ_187/In-Deep-Water---Finished.png

Mod5.0
09-08-2009, 11:21 PM
Thanks for the feedback AJ. Nice sig also :)

Mod5.0
09-09-2009, 10:42 PM
http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/oo39/coconut424/Killzone_2_Avatar_update_4_resized_.jpg
how about this one?

BassDeluxe
09-10-2009, 02:01 AM
LBS, I would either change the text in your sig as well, or keep the old avatar. And for the sig, it would probably look better with a border. Since I see you used photobucket, you could just edit from there and not worry about reuploading. I do that all the time because I forget the borders too.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e46/BassDeluxe5593/flameatnight2.png

I posted this in my thread, but I really want some critique for it, cuz it's different than anything I've ever done in most every way.

Rhyfelwr
09-12-2009, 03:03 PM
It is very different and I applaud you for that.

The use of radial gradient is used well.

My only real gripe is the quality of edges being pixellated. What app did you use?

Looking at the hand, it might have benefotted from a filter to make it look a little less real - i.e. cutout or posterise or something like that to blend the style with the background.

Other than that - very original and stands out well.

Rhy

BassDeluxe
09-12-2009, 10:22 PM
My only real gripe is the quality of edges being pixellated. What app did you use?

Those were just brushes. I had to erase some bits though cuz they looked really pixelated(one or two pixels at random places, stuff like that). I guess that's what you get sometimes with shrunken brushes :(

Mod5.0
09-13-2009, 03:40 AM
Need some feedback on this one (it's for a friend):
http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/oo39/coconut424/Quarkreloaded.jpg

Boomy
09-13-2009, 11:01 AM
Very similar to my first try :) I suggest experimenting with all the filters, as Bass suggested use the Gimptalk site as it offers alot of help, I also used it.

A few tips:

For borders, I seem to find that a simple 1-2 pixel black border looks much smoother and makes the image look more professional.

If you want a more advanced but still simple border, make a new layer, transparency, then:
Make the colour you are using black
Edit menu:
Select all
Stroke selection (edit menu)
Set it to 8px
Ok

Make the colour you are using white
Edit menu:
Select all
Stroke selection (edit menu)
Set it to 6px
OK

Make the colour you are using black
Edit menu:
Select all
Stroke selection (edit menu)
Set it to 4px
OK

Then set the layer to overlay, this is done where the scroll bar that has default set to normal on the layer management window that should be too the right of your screen when gimp is opened.
An example of this border can be seen on my newest signature which contains The Hulk.


Also, when resizing an image, use the image menu bar on the main window, and select the scale image option, as you make the X and Y values lower, increase the pixel res, this means you do not loose resolution as you resize the render.
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My newest signatures:

http://i31.tinypic.com/w6p7cl.png
http://i29.tinypic.com/2z6v6o5.jpg

Feedback appreciated, also posted in my thread.

rseah
09-13-2009, 11:28 AM
meh mine is pretty crap but gimme some feedback

(my sig)

Rhyfelwr
09-13-2009, 11:46 AM
You know what? - I realy like that!!! It's simple, understated, colour balanced, well textured - nice effect going on at the left - good focus.

Shame about the text, which looks a bit out of place.

Rhy

Boomy
09-13-2009, 11:53 AM
My newest signatures:

http://i31.tinypic.com/w6p7cl.png
http://i29.tinypic.com/2z6v6o5.jpg

Feedback appreciated, also posted in my thread.

;)

P.S:
Same with Rhy, however text is usually hit and miss, try to use text that seems to fit, but to be honest I only use one type for my tag.

Tip:
Try to use a colour that is in the signature, for example a predominantly blue signature does not merit bright red text. :)

Pretty cool though. :)
Also the render is awesome, including the effects behind him :p

Mod5.0
09-13-2009, 01:22 PM
Thanks Boomy :)
Sorry I can't really give feedback on your. sorry

rseah
09-18-2009, 11:02 PM
thanks rhy i know i suck at text :D

edit:

@lbsackperson

it's pretty good but like boomy said a simple boarder makes the sig look better

also try to add in some depth by bluring out the bg a little

Mod5.0
09-19-2009, 12:03 AM
This is a great sig!!!
the only thing I'd like to see better is green color.
Here's my sig I want feedback on:
http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/oo39/coconut424/underDog2.jpg

rseah
09-19-2009, 07:12 AM
i like the other one better the colors don't really mix why don't you look up some tuts so you can improve?

just wondering what program do you use?

Boomy
09-19-2009, 02:11 PM
My newest signatures:

http://i31.tinypic.com/w6p7cl.png
http://i29.tinypic.com/2z6v6o5.jpg

Feedback appreciated, also posted in my thread.
;)

Any ideas on another character for an emotion/characteristic for Happiness or sadness or something like that? Darkness seems a bit cheesey :l

Alex™
09-19-2009, 02:14 PM
Did you have to find all the quotes?

It looks great. The only problem is that I cannot read the big words. Carpe ___? dien?

Omg ' Seize the day - Avenged Sevenfold' or rather a quote from the song, is in there! epic win!

Mod5.0
09-19-2009, 03:59 PM
i like the other one better the colors don't really mix why don't you look up some tuts so you can improve?

just wondering what program do you use?

I know I need to get better but I really feel I need more brushes but I don't know how to download them.

Snrm
09-19-2009, 04:23 PM
http://i31.tinypic.com/w6p7cl.png

Boomy!! that is soooo awesome!
And for more characters that show happiness or sadness...... um Balto? :p

rseah
09-19-2009, 10:44 PM
what do you think of mine


and the other one

BassDeluxe
01-03-2010, 07:37 PM
Hey once again everyone :)

Let me preface this by saying that I am not returning, but I really value your opinions. So, I'd like some opinions and critiques of this. It's very large(3450x1882), so I am going to link to it.

http://uploadingit.com/file/ltmq9m0lmwhx6p8v/daniel2.png

I made this for my girlfriend's birthday and am going to have it printed out on canvas. Please say something, I know this thread doesn't get a ton of replies but please let me know what you think so I can improve on it. Thanks guys.

Leather-Monkey
01-03-2010, 07:59 PM
Hey once again everyone :)

Let me preface this by saying that I am not returning, but I really value your opinions. So, I'd like some opinions and critiques of this. It's very large(3450x1882), so I am going to link to it.

http://uploadingit.com/file/ltmq9m0lmwhx6p8v/daniel2.png

I made this for my girlfriend's birthday and am going to have it printed out on canvas. Please say something, I know this thread doesn't get a ton of replies but please let me know what you think so I can improve on it. Thanks guys.

That's amazing! Just... 0_o

Not the best feedback I know, but I can't think of a way to describe how good that is! She'll love it. :)

BassDeluxe
01-04-2010, 05:11 AM
Thanks a lot man. Unfortunately, it seems that I'll probably have to start over as this picture isn't nearly big enough. I wish these print companies made things a little clearer. A lot of it will carry over and I have plenty of time so I'll post the new one when I finish.

Edit: nevermind actually. The final version is too big to really host anywhere, and it's the same picture sized up and with a few things changed to reduce blurriness. If anyone wants to comment on the other file, it is greatly appreciated. Leather-Monkey, I really do appreciate you taking a look and commenting. :)

Yarbone
01-13-2010, 10:54 AM
omg, thats.... O.o omg... You're fully pro, man.

Alex™
01-13-2010, 11:04 AM
That is insanely good :D

BassDeluxe
01-14-2010, 04:41 AM
omg, thats.... O.o omg... You're fully pro, man.

Well I don't know about that but I really appreciate you and Alex sharing your thoughts. I'll try to post up a picture of the canvas when it comes in.

cthulhu82
01-27-2010, 02:53 PM
decided to create my own sig and seeing as my username is "cthulhu82" i decided that nothing would be better than a sackboy version of Cthulhu...so i decided to draw one.

This is what I have so far

I dub him "SACKTHULHU"

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b209/darkwriter/sackthulhu.jpg

rseah
01-28-2010, 07:42 AM
hey nice i like it