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Post by soccer11 » 04 Feb 2008, 19:39

well at school, i discovered that one of the journalism computers we have has photoshop. i decided to mess around with it and this is the first sig i've ever made, actually it's the first time ever on photoshop

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it's not good but i know a lot of you guys are good so tell me what to do to make it better
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Post by Evan » 04 Feb 2008, 21:51

well the first thing wrong I noticed was that John Terry was in it...just kidding man it's not bad for a first effort. I have gimp, and even though it isn't as good as PS, it has many of the same features. What I would suggest is find a better background picture, because that one has some weird light effect which doesn't go with your rendered photo of Terry. Second, you need to work on the render, (your renders will be better the more you practice it). Those jagged edges can be fixed with the blurring tool or eraser tool, just zoom in on the photo and try to smooth the render out. Third, you should actually try to use some brushes in your background, it adds a bit of flair. Go to www.deviantart.com and you should be able to search for photoshop brushes there. They have LOADS of gimp and PS brushes free to download. Go to www.dafont.com for a very cool selection of free fonts. I get all the ones I use from there. Those are some basic things that would make the sig a bit better. Search google for guides on how to make photoshop sigs; there are loads of guides that can help you on just about everything.

P.S.- You can try to blur the outside of the render by putting the first layer on a gaussian blur, then duplicating it and pasting the original non-blurred render back on top. It adds a "glow" around the render. All in all though, not bad for a beginner. Hope that helped. :)
On a different note everyone's pretty good with women when it comes to hookers... well except the sham-wow guy.
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Post by soccer11 » 05 Feb 2008, 03:22

thanks man, i did that render from some website, it's like, sun or something.i tried putting some other background but it didn't work well. it was the end of the class period so i just put it on my flash drive. it's not anywhere near done yet. i'll be working on it tommorrow probably and i'll post what i did on it tommorrow :)
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Post by fir_nev » 05 Feb 2008, 05:10

It is about trying out. U want to see failed PS works? Here

I started working with PS for more than 3 years but still not good in it.
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Post by soccer11 » 27 Nov 2008, 22:03

Well i didn't feel like making a new topic so i just opened up my old one. While watching my Detroit Lions continue their run for a perfect season, i started making a background. This is my first one and I think it's pretty good. I had a little help from a tutorial but a lot was just me messing around. Hope you like it.
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In my boredom , i kept messing around. I made a cobi jones background, which was ok but not great. then I made this Ronaldinho Sig. I'm actually surprised at how this turned out. Again, let me know what you think. Image
my boredom did not stop so I went on and made another one. I like it. Image
Yet again, made another one. I think I'm improving with every sig. Image
(BTW if anyone quotes this post, you'll be bitchslapped)
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Post by soccer11 » 28 Nov 2008, 07:13

That last post was getting long so i just made another one.
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I like this one but it just seems a bit off. I think it's the text. it doesn't seem to fit. Does anyone have any ideas about what text to use?
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Post by ronaldoR7 » 28 Nov 2008, 07:17

hey i like the ronaldinho sig you made .
and thats a preety good first sig for your first attempt i gotta say

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Post by soccer11 » 28 Nov 2008, 07:40

thanks and I've made sigs before, but that Ivanschiz wallpaper was the first wallpaper I've made. today was the first day in over a half year that I've made a sig though.
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Post by ronaldoR7 » 28 Nov 2008, 07:53

np 8) keep working at it and im sure you will be a pro at making sigs in no time

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Post by casar22 » 28 Nov 2008, 15:21

I'm going to use your raul sig dude its awesome, way to go!
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Bienvenido Cristiano Ronaldo!

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Post by soccer11 » 28 Nov 2008, 19:28

no problem, and thanks for the flattering byline :D
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Post by soccer11 » 28 Nov 2008, 22:43

Alright, I was bored so I made another one. This one is by far my favorite one as of now. Let me know what you all think.
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Post by xilog » 29 Nov 2008, 19:28

I can see a BIG improvement from ur first u posted lol. Good sigs, but try to blend the render with textures. Also, you dont have have a stadium in all your backgrounds ;) KIU
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Post by soccer11 » 29 Nov 2008, 19:37

xilog wrote:I can see a BIG improvement from ur first u posted lol. Good sigs, but try to blend the render with textures. Also, you dont have have a stadium in all your backgrounds ;) KIU
haha yea i notice that after I finish that they all have a stadium in it.
thanks though. Oh and what do you mean by blending the render with the textures? I'm not exactly sure what you mean by that.
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Post by 2brown347 » 29 Nov 2008, 19:46

To be honest though xilog it's important to develop your own style and some people consider stuff like a stadium in the background almost a trademark and in lots of ways it can add to a sig, but it's not a bad idea to mix it up a bit.

and as for textures use H2bH's texture tutorial.
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