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PostSubject: My first sig!   Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:32 am

Well, this is my firts sig that I've ever made, so it's definately not a work of art, but everyone has to start somwhere so here goes:

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PostSubject: Re: My first sig!   Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:20 am

good start... you got a few things right... well done
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PostSubject: Re: My first sig!   Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:41 am

Thanks. What could I improve on to begin with?
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PostSubject: Re: My first sig!   Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:13 pm

blendging the focal with the background....
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PostSubject: Re: My first sig!   Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:20 pm

Yeah. I tried but I couldn't get it. Thanks fo rthe advice.
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PostSubject: Re: My first sig!   Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:42 pm

Try use a simple text like Verdana to begin with and lower the opacity. You don't want your text to be the focal.
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PostSubject: Re: My first sig!   Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:46 pm

play with curves, exposure and levels to correct the lightning
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PostSubject: Re: My first sig!   Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:33 pm

Add a 1 stroke border (white/black).

Download a TON of fonts at www.dafont.com and download brushes at www.deviantart.com
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PostSubject: Re: My first sig!   Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:34 pm

When trying to merge an image into the background (of the same colours! Check out my killzone signature for an example) use an eraser and set it with 5-10% Flow.
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PostSubject: Re: My first sig!   Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:39 pm

No, that's right.

That's how I did my killzone sig as well.
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PostSubject: Re: My first sig!   Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:15 am

Thanks to all you guys for your comments. The text was just to say I made it but I get your point. I'll check out the text sites.

Radarr, thanks for the eraser tip, wil be very helpful for next time. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: My first sig!   Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:17 am

Another sig:

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PostSubject: Re: My first sig!   Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:43 am

Stop using stroke, and ya, try getting better quality renders, othervise its a good start.
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PostSubject: Re: My first sig!   Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:39 am

By stroke, you mean the brush stroke?
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PostSubject: Re: My first sig!   Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:03 am

When you open up the layer settings DON'T click 'Stroke'

For text try use normal plain colours. Black/White and muck about with opacity
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PostSubject: Re: My first sig!   Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:16 am

I can't find the layer settings, and I use Jasc Paint Shop Pro, so maybe I can't choose layer settings...
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PostSubject: Re: My first sig!   Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:06 am

By stroke i meant the outline of the render.
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PostSubject: Re: My first sig!   Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:06 am

So you mean that I should blure the outline?
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PostSubject: Re: My first sig!   Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:24 pm

Oh, I thought you used photoshop Razz
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PostSubject: Re: My first sig!   Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:58 am

Nope; but would slighlty blurring the outline work?
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PostSubject: Re: My first sig!   Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:29 am

With Jasc, you added an outline to your animals. Don't do that.

*reminiscing

Jeez it's been so long since I used PSP, I can't even remember what the process is.

What version are you using? PSP 9?

I can see the green "drop shadow" with no distance lol.

Although, you can make good stuff with jasc *searches for 20 minutes*

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The one thing I did always love about PSP was the ability to quickly produce near industry standard designs. I'm talkin' minutes. But, it is sub-par, less than GIMP. It's just some stupid little programming difference for image quality, but it makes all the difference. The ease of making your own effects was nice.

/reminiscing :

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PostSubject: Re: My first sig!   Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:57 am

So in clear, what do I have to do for the outline thing and the blending?
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PostSubject: Re: My first sig!   Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:29 pm

Remove the outline and try to add more to the scene.

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PostSubject: Re: My first sig!   Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:33 pm

So I would add some more stuff to the background, which would kind of overlap the outer part of the ender making it blend? Sorry to be soooo slow at understanding, but i'm a newbie.
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PostSubject: Re: My first sig!   Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:45 pm

Well, that's kind of the idea.

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