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Old 07-17-2010, 10:58 PM   #1
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Getting the hang around the whole sig artwork now, so feel free to request one if you like my work. I'm still currently learning from tutorials but in good time i'll be trying a lot of new creations.

All i ask is that you credit my name under the work to show that you have not stolen it for yourself.

Criticism and Advice is welcome!

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Old 07-17-2010, 11:14 PM   #2
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Yup, keep on with them tuts... they'll help you a lot. You'll find a lot on deviant art, some of which are very good. Keep an eye out for psd packs aswell. They'll help you to be able to see what you're trying to achieve as you build up each layer of your design. I've also seen it written on another forum, that entering competitions is a good way to improve aswell, as this will push you to perform.

Anyway, I look forward to seeing some of your work when you're ready to post them
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:17 PM   #3
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Yup, keep on with them tuts... they'll help you a lot. You'll find a lot on deviant art, some of which are very good. Keep an eye out for psd packs aswell. They'll help you to be able to see what you're trying to achieve as you build up each layer of your design. I've also seen it written on another forum, that entering competitions is a good way to improve aswell, as this will push you to perform.

Anyway, I look forward to seeing some of your work when you're ready to post them
I've already downloaded a few C4D packs along with a few fonts, i'm looking into brushes now, but i'll keep building these packs up until i have a range that i'll genuinely use a lot.

Thanks for the advice though. I'll look into competitions and sign up to various forums and what not to improve too
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:33 PM   #4
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THe first sig is pretty good imo, the rnder is choppy, but the smudging (background) looks awesome. keep it up!

you've pobably already been told, but if you ever want any advice from designers, you can always join www.graphicsninja.net

good to see ypur still using my sig still lolololol

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Old 07-17-2010, 11:51 PM   #5
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THe first sig is pretty good imo, the rnder is choppy, but the smudging (background) looks awesome. keep it up!

you've pobably already been told, but if you ever want any advice from designers, you can always join www.graphicsninja.net

good to see ypur still using my sig still lolololol

look forward to seeing more work
Just joined Graphics Ninja, and i'll be using yours until i can make a good enough sig to replace it, if that's ok? :P I prefer pop outs, but i'm no good at those you see!

Thanks too.
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:55 AM   #6
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Just joined Graphics Ninja, and i'll be using yours until i can make a good enough sig to replace it, if that's ok? :P I prefer pop outs, but i'm no good at those you see!

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good, good, you'll learn a lot there ther

and hopefully it wont be too long until your using your own sigs =P
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Old 07-19-2010, 02:19 AM   #7
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A little updating with 3 sigs.

2 were requests though and very simple to make but still :P They're simple yet effective i think.
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:35 AM   #8
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The second of the req's is better it looks finished whereas the other one just looks like text on a bg =P (but that was the req anyway so no complaints)

The AC one is real nice, its got a great flow and nice smudging (bg), your better than me at it :P

I think it needs a c4d to finish it, but you've only just started so I dont expect you to know how to do stuff like that =P

Good work so far
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:38 PM   #9
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Another update, I tried a different size this time but i'm liking it for its simplicity!
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:23 PM   #10
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with a more fitting BG the new one could be really good, it's your best so far though my friend, keep it up
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:53 PM   #11
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Another single update, but a new attempt overall - Pop Out.

It's only because i found a good image that would work well, and thus i thought i'd give it a try.

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Old 07-20-2010, 01:13 PM   #12
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I love the new one, its a bit bigger than it needs to be, but its looks fine as it is, all I would say is next time you do like a motion blur (like on the cage) If you havent already go and read a tut on doing it. The blur you have is good, its just there are different techniques and you can make the blur more subtle and improve on what you already have.

Well done tho the actual pop-out of it is fantastic imo. Real original too
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Old 07-22-2010, 12:21 AM   #13
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I love the new one, its a bit bigger than it needs to be, but its looks fine as it is, all I would say is next time you do like a motion blur (like on the cage) If you havent already go and read a tut on doing it. The blur you have is good, its just there are different techniques and you can make the blur more subtle and improve on what you already have.

Well done tho the actual pop-out of it is fantastic imo. Real original too
Thanks and i'll have a look about for some blur tips, incase i do need it again.

Also, got a new signature, a plain and simple Borderlands/Lilith signature with an out of focus background and sharp Lilith image in front.
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The borderlands one is simple, but effective. The depth is great with the blurring, but thats all it is =/

I would remove the effect on the text, it doesnt look right, if you do that you got a nice sig there

Id try starting something a little more advanced soon, since you've got the basics
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:11 AM   #15
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A couple updates.

The crash bandicoot. I was slightly bored so it became simple, the background was actually made and smudged slightly all by my self (only the one image - Crash himself). Cloud brushes helped a lot though.

The Harley Quinn is what i just made, and i tried out a couple new style/techniques - Background "scan" lines and the Gotham City background just has reduced opacity so i could apply the blue/red gradient (Harley Quinn's colours). I also think the quote and its text style work quite nicely.

But that's just my opinion.

Criticism will be much appreciated
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well the crash one is what it says on the tin, so its great for that.

The gotham one doesnt really have any flow for me, you could have smudged the focal in and Id have lowered the opacity of the gradient

Also the scan lines look out of place, but im not gonna start going on about them, because I haven't even mastered them yet :P
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well the crash one is what it says on the tin, so its great for that.

The gotham one doesnt really have any flow for me, you could have smudged the focal in and Id have lowered the opacity of the gradient

Also the scan lines look out of place, but im not gonna start going on about them, because I haven't even mastered them yet :P
So i took your advice on a new one (smudging and opacity in general though).



I basically went back to smudging my background, because it does look a lot better in most cases, then i smudged the main image around the edges (but not all of it) to add a bit more of an effect. Also with the scan lines i just reduced the opacity even more (something around 15%) and placed them behind the front image, so it only applied to the background.

I think i'm better off doing backgrounds like this, rather than just using plain brushes all the time.

EDIT:

I think this will be my main style from now on. I'll do a few more of these and re-edit my first post with these types and then the odd others, like my pop out for definite.
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Old 07-24-2010, 06:15 PM   #18
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Ok So i have a few more updates.

Darksiders



Halo 2



The Hulk




I didn't want to add the scan lines to all of them, so i didn't apply them to the Hulk sig.

Criticism will be, once again, much appreciated
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Like the Darksiders one . Simple but effective.Great work KIU
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The Halo 2 one is great imo.
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Glad you like them

Another couple updates that i've just done.

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I was initially going to put "When Little Sisters really need their Big Daddies" but then it sorta sounded like a TV show and cheesy so i decided not to!
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Can you please make me a sig with these two pictures. One for each? If not it is fine, pick the one you like better and make me a sweet sig. Yours look great.


http://media.photobucket.com/image/f...wzy87.jpg?o=13

http://media.photobucket.com/image/g...n/pic2.jpg?o=8

Thanks, Much appreciated.
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I'll have a go at them tomorrow as it is 4am here and I'm slightly tired >.< I should be fine with the first image but the 2nd may be difficult but I'll give it a go nonetheless.
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I'll have a go at them tomorrow as it is 4am here and I'm slightly tired >.< I should be fine with the first image but the 2nd may be difficult but I'll give it a go nonetheless.
Sounds good. Goodnight.
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Sounds good. Goodnight.
Here's the Fallout one.

It was kinda hard to smudge the character into the background because a lot of the colours already blended together, so i made it work like a camera. Blurred Background, Sharpened Focal. I also used a "Sprayed Stoke" filter on the background to make it look more watery and rainy, but not sure on that tbf.

Any changes let me know as i'll keep the PSD for a while.

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Nice, It looks sweet. If I think of a better one for you to do I'll let you know because you make good ones. Thanks again.
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A quick one i just whipped up.


Also, i'm going to be away for the next few days, so any requests will be done when i get back I'll be checking in on x360a every now and then though, i just won't be able to create sigs without my Photoshop :P
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Triple Post FTW I mean sorry, my bad!

Anyway, Latest since i got back from a small holiday.



Xmen Origins: Wolverine inspired this, Gambit's powers are cool!

EDIT: to save a Quadruple post!

Oblivion 1



Oblivion 2



EDIT: Latest, i was quite pleased with this one even if it does look a bit simple.

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A few more updates, including:

Crysis Signature

Halo Reach Signature + Matching Avatar.

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