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A Small Fry, Wants To Try.

Creator: Kodaigan January 2, 2015 12:08pm
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My current Signature size is 600x200. And I don't think I'm ready to change the dimensions, since I like what I am working right now.

Thanks for that tip with the text. I think I can see the idea behind it. :0

I also pointed out I am working on that green...-ish umbrella to recolor it to a different more friendly color.

Few minutes later...

Well I actually updated it abit and it looks now like this:

Oh and it looks "big" because of the screenshot program. So any thoughts?

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Okay last bit of suggestions:

1. Desaturate the signature (until the bright red turns to pale red)
2. Make a top and bottom pale red border
3. Change the blue text to pale red

I hope that was good enough of an explanation, I don't have you PSD but I edited that last screenshot a bit so you'd get the overall idea (couldn't alter the text though of course).

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Since that Border you've been suggesting is being overused (I guess it is your style then) I won't do Point 2.

But if you want my PSD heck, you can have it. As long as I get to know the changes you did. Even the tiniest bit is important, as you can guess, for me.
You are free to download it anytime you want:
Mediafire download (4.93 mb)
But to keep the file not for everyone and take it to use it as "their work". I'll delete the link after sometime. :]

At some point even you can't help me. At some point I have to find my own style. :/
And that's where I am most scared of.

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I am not suggesting it because it is "part of my style", I'm suggesting it because it is good and would fit your signature. But suit yourself, there aren't too many ways to go with borders.
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I am not suggesting it because it is "part of my style", I'm suggesting it because it is good and would fit your signature. But suit yourself, there aren't too many ways to go with borders.


It's just, I can see it almost everywhere. The very same border. It is true it can and will fit perfectly with the signature. You could put it everyhwere it would look fine.
But yet it would seem boring. Once you've finished you'r improvements I will think of something. Maybe something kewl maybe something disgusting who knows.

But thanks and sorry, for seeming so unthankful. (You sound to me very disappointed. :/)

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Honestly I really liked the background on this version and I honestly felt you should of used it instead, the grunge blue lines lines on that white background looks very nice, the blood just needed to blended in to match the background a little further.


Now of course let's get to the fixes.

The quality of the render is awful, the background is extremely high quality and then you slapped this low quality image in their hoping it would work. First you need to do what MissMaw said earlier and use DeviantArt for everything render related, the highest comes from there, also inspect the renders if their is multiple, whichever is genereally bigger and looks like a higher quality is better, it's common sense to choose the 1280x645 photo then the 365x128 photo. the larger the photo the better the resolution in most cases, you need to find both BIG and HIGH QUALITY. Keep that in mind.

The position of the render doesn't make sense, at all. You have these beautiful diagonal lines coming in from blood, both of these match the Caitlyn perfectly, however the position is bad. In this case, position means the rotation of the image, If you have diagonal lines and a render looking straight, you are going to have a bid image, you are essentially stopping the flow of the image. Want to know why this is important? 1. People love unity, symmetry, and balance. By not doing this you blocking all 3 of these. 2. Most people read from the left to the right, not only is the render going to be the first thing they see, but it will be the first thing that makes them say, "Ugh, that's a bad signature", when they move the eyes to the right more they will say "Wow, that's a nice background" or "Wow those lines are really cool" right before they say "too bad they didn't use the render correctly"

Last one I promise. EXPORT THE ******** IMAGE. You think I don't see this pathetic gray border bull****? It's awful, really f'ing awful, wanna know why? BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T EXPORT IT. For graphics like signatures you need to do either .png or become Toshabi and use .tiff. Why? .png is meant for online related artwork, if you are making a image you use .png. .jpeg, or .jpg is meant for REAL WORLD imagery, like taking an actually picture of a flower or a person, why? Because it actually exists. So whenever you respond to anyone helping you out on this thread, do them all a favor and EXPORT THE IMAGE FIRST. Use imgur for hosting the image, really fast and you can forget it if you want, oh and it's free, so there is that.

Seriously though, I see major potential in this, it's clear you have some understanding of what you are doing and you have done some pretty nice features in the images you posted, whether or not you want to actually follow advice is your choice however, let me tell you though, when it comes to MissMaw, Janitsu, The_Nameless_Bard, you will never find more active art enthusiasts that are willing to help someone, these people have years of experience (Aside from Janitsu but he is special because he listens <3) and know most aspects of imagery that people fail to understand.

PS. the reason why borders look good is because of their simplistic affect that makes people focus on the actual focus point, just because it is overused is a terrible reason to not pursue it.
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well, I decided to take a stab at showing you what kind of things I'd do with it as is, despite the fact that PSDs never really open properly in gimp (mostly some of the colors were off, as usual).

Really all I did was: change the colors a bit, add back in the blood splatter you hid and change the color of it slightly, sharpen the grungy texture layers a bit...I suppose I could just upload a new version of the PSD somewhere if you really wanna see exactly what I did.
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Wow. I'm....I'm speechless. I'm just....speechless of what information I just got here.

@IPodPulse:
1. The Render has already changed in the new version. I can revert back to the old background easily without a problem, since I know the process on how to do it. (I'm wondering what you mean by different positioning? I have problems imagening a different one.)

2. (Have you read my previous posts? Just making sure. :0) But exporting it is a pain! I mean, I have millions of pix in many files sitting there finished und mostly not used. But I keep them for memories. :/
Know why? So I could show people how awful and random I did once. (2 Are just...Meh)

3.I already tried to point out, that the borders used are simple and fit to almost any theme. My problem here though is how many times it has been used already. As example for you as a person here in MOBAFire you would be like: "Hm...same border...nice background thou" and so on.

4. I'm surpised somebody says I know my stuff. Let me tell you this:
No, I really don't, haha. To be honest I don't work by knowledge or experience. I use tools by imagery. I use it, experiment around with it, and if I see something kewl I keep it.

5. I will and have to follow advice, since I'm the greenhorn doe. Look at the damn title! "A Small Fry, Wants To Try." Do you actually see what I did there? x)
Ok, let's be serious. I need and want to follow advice, because I feel still unexperienced. To change that I need to find a way to gain it, by tips and tricks from others who ARE experienced.

Anyway, I'll work multitask on different version, one with the MissMaw and one for you IPodPulse. Since you like it that much. o.O



@The_Nameless_Bard:
1. I guess that's almost what MissMaw wanted. I really like how you've finished it. My personal brain problem here is it looks too pinkish. I once said somewhere I'm the mysterious-dark-glowy-stuff type, and yet I still like it. xD

2. I would appreciate to see changes. You could use Mediafire to provide it as download, since you need no account too to do so.



Okay, I really really thank you guys until now. I'm still speechless as I mentioned above.

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PS.: You guys gain really fast on +Rep for havens sake. o_o
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Kodaigan wrote:
Wow. I'm....I'm speechless. I'm just....speechless of what information I just got here.

@IPodPulse:
1. The Render has already changed in the new version. I can revert back to the old background easily without a problem, since I know the process on how to do it. (I'm wondering what you mean by different positioning? I have problems imagening a different one.)

2. (Have you read my previous posts? Just making sure. :0) But exporting it is a pain! I mean, I have millions of pix in many files sitting there finished und mostly not used. But I keep them for memories. :/
Know why? So I could show people how awful and random I did once. (2 Are just...Meh)

3.I already tried to point out, that the borders used are simple and fit to almost any theme. My problem here though is how many times it has been used already. As example for you as a person here in MOBAFire you would be like: "Hm...same border...nice background thou" and so on.

4. I'm surpised somebody says I know my stuff. Let me tell you this:
No, I really don't, haha. To be honest I don't work by knowledge or experience. I use tools by imagery. I use it, experiment around with it, and if I see something kewl I keep it.

5. I will and have to follow advice, since I'm the greenhorn doe. Look at the damn title! "A Small Fry, Wants To Try." Do you actually see what I did there? x)
Ok, let's be serious. I need and want to follow advice, because I feel still unexperienced. To change that I need to find a way to gain it, by tips and tricks from others who ARE experienced.

Anyway, I'll work multitask on different version, one with the MissMaw and one for you IPodPulse. Since you like it that much. o.O



@The_Nameless_Bard:
1. I guess that's almost what MissMaw wanted. I really like how you've finished it. My personal brain problem here is it looks too pinkish. I once said somewhere I'm the mysterious-dark-glowy-stuff type, and yet I still like it. xD

2. I would appreciate to see changes. You could use Mediafire to provide it as download, since you need no account too to do so.



Okay, I really really thank you guys until now. I'm still speechless as I mentioned above.

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Alain/Kodaigan


PS.: You guys gain really fast on +Rep for havens sake. o_o


Well, you should get used to it :P There's so many helpful users here in terms of artwork.
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R4GE wrote:
Well, you should get used to it :P There's so many helpful users here in terms of artwork.


What if I don't? ^^'
It may be better to stay the way I am right now. Else I get dependant. :x

By the way, I've finished rebuilding the old version Mr. IPodPulse. So I need now what you picture in your head about the position and maybe also the text. Or I can keep the same idea as MissMaw. Oh and any ideas on how I can smoothen the edges of the bloodsplat, since you can see...abnormalities. Like this one:

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