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Old 09-12-2013, 10:31 PM   #1
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Welcome all to my gallery! I'm relatively new to this art form so any tips are greatly appreciated.


















If you'd like a signature/avatar made than feel free to request one in a PM/VM or in the request thread found here.

Also, any critique is appreciated but please don't insult me.
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:32 AM   #2
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You have a lot to improve on mate! But nice collection for a beginner!
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Old 09-14-2013, 06:25 AM   #3
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How's my signature now?i Just added it in.
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Old 09-15-2013, 04:01 AM   #4
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Old 09-15-2013, 05:01 AM   #5
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Nice transparent sig! ^.^

My only critique would be that you can see where it cuts off on the right and left side, but it's not that big of a deal i've always struggled with transparent sigs
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:24 PM   #6
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Old 09-22-2013, 03:11 AM   #7
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This one looks good but it looks very over sharpened. Keep up the good work though, nice to see a new artist around and look fwd to seeing your work improve
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:04 AM   #8
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A lot of these are pretty decent. I notice that with some of the characters, it seems like the edges are too sharp/clunky, like it was magnified in Paint or something. (Dunno if that's what Gackt was mentioning, or not?)

My favorites are the Fallout ones, and the Dark souls one directly under the Lou Lou Bug picture. Keep up the good work, my man
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:11 AM   #9
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Old 10-27-2013, 05:56 PM   #10
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:26 AM   #11
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All criticism is good! please don't take this in a harsh way, just pointing out what my opinions are.

Feedback asked and feedback you shall receive. Out of a 10 I'd give the sig made a 7/10 (average?) I like the side blends but maybe making them larger or more visible to blend the whole black shade would accompany the middle white ghosts mask better. When I look at the sig the sides make it seem as if they're blurry and not mixing in right but that could just be my eyes since I don't have perfect vision.

With that being said I still love the sig and will be sporting it for some time.

Also:: is there a way to trim the extra white edges on the top and left side or is that needed with the lift you gave it? Never done anything like that so wouldn't know.
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Old 10-31-2013, 03:03 AM   #12
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I don't know why most are pointing out the bad even though there are good things as well, I really like the Battlefield signature you have as your current one. I think I would have used a smaller bar behind the soldier but that's just a preference. The blur works well but the placement of the name isn't superb. Don't be afraid to overlap the signature with a part of a name.

A couple of things you need to pay attention to:

1. Use of clipping masks, these can make a signature much more interesting.
Look at this signature, I used it and used a clipping mask to get a complete different "feel". It took 1 whole second to do this.

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2. The use of dark and light, if you use a black soft brush (200pix) and just darken the left and right side of a signature the focus would be on the focal.

Same image with that technique



3. Read and learn about using C4D's, flow of a signature, color scales, font placement and render placement. This site and Ps3T have a broad collection of easy to follow tutorials.

4. Try out a lot of tutorials, the more different tools the better so you'll become familiar with layer options, tools and eventually create your own style.

5. Master your own style, do what you like and stick with it. Try to keep a preferred size of your signature and only do signature requests you can actually work with. I for one don't like to do multi render signatures.
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:05 AM   #14
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:03 AM   #15
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I have one little comment in regards to the drop shadows. Maybe make the offset a little lower so the shadow isn't as large. Just a thought as they feel a little overbearing on your pieces.
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:36 PM   #16
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I have one little comment in regards to the drop shadows. Maybe make the offset a little lower so the shadow isn't as large. Just a thought as they feel a little overbearing on your pieces.
Yeah i thought I was overdoing it with the drop shadow lol
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I'm gonna be honest, not really diggin' the signatures. They all seem so put-a-render-in-the-center-with-some-text-that-has-a-weird-font-and-a-c4d-behind-it. Most of the backgrounds (and renders for that matter) look really low quality and don't blend well. I really don't like the drop shadows on the signature itself and the random and overwhelming glows you're putting around some of the renders. I believe I saw some of your earlier work and it doesn't look like you've changed much.

Like Matt said, not saying this to down you, just help you improve. Don't be afraid to try new things or just mess around with random tools (I don't really know what GIMP is capable of though as I use PS), but it can't hurt to try!
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Old 12-15-2013, 01:35 AM   #18
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Really like how this one turned out. What do you guys think?
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Old 12-15-2013, 01:44 AM   #19
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^ I really like it. Keep yourself in this area of effort, because it really pays off and it shows.
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^ I really like it. Keep yourself in this area of effort, because it really pays off and it shows.
Thanks Spade. That digs up a lot of motivation.

Pun intended.
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Thanks Spade. That digs up a lot of motivation.

Pun intended.
Better pray you don't make any military or pig related signatures, because pun-day monday will be coming reaaaaaaaaal soon.
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Old 12-16-2013, 12:27 PM   #22
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I need a Dark Souls Sig in my life!

Hello Cpt Slaugh7er, I was wondering if you could make me a Dark Souls Sig with the great lord Nito in it!
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