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Creator: Bleed September 18, 2012 1:14am
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And this is my first try pls comment :)
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Haha gangnam style :)

Firstly,.... its better than my first sig i ever done.


Now for some comments:
(1) Sig size is a bit too big, 200x500 is really the biggest you can do, ill recommend using 200x430 for bigger scale sigs, i usually use these where i have a big render with amazing flow, or to help not suffice to "floating head syndrome". For medium scale signatures 170x400 or around that is perfect, and for smaller scale signatures anywhere from 100~150x350~400.

(2) The font used is stylish and looks appealing but you need to answer whether it reflects your signature and style. For instance if i was doing a robot signature, i would use some sort of analogue or futuristic font. For Shen the perfect font would be something strong but then again smooth ~ a perfect font would be Arial black, or Bebas. Sometimes using Verdana oes the trick for almost every tag style out there, especially smaller size signatures and sprites.

(3) The 'gangnamSTYLE' suggests to me you know about text properties already and layer properties, which is a good sign, you've learnt pretty fast, back when i was a beginner i would always use overlay as a cheap way to help blend my text, but eventually you find that it isn't the best method. I would suggest clipping masks methods later on when you're more familiar with the software and learnt a few tricks, or using something as simple as a outer glow set to 30% opacity at 10px.

(4) Hard to tell what you've actually edited other than sticking the image on a canvas. Obviously for a first signature anything tricky such as making your own background or trying to blend your render into a 3rd party background can be hard. Also effects such as fractal, c4d and brush identification and blending can also be very hard at the beginning stages.


I'll suggest at this given time to keep practicing and also try looking at some tutorials, and don't give up on certain tutorials or think "that tutorial is long, i cba". Eventually after repeating a specific tutorial or style you'll know what to do without needing guidance, its the fastest way to learn. For me when i first started tags the software i used didn't have many of the tools and settings we have today, and also there were not many tutorials out there. so use the resources available to your strengths you'll pick it up very fast.
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Thanx a lot for suggestions :)

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