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SOTW #4 - Simplicity

Creator: Janitsu September 22, 2013 10:37am
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Last SOTW's Winner:

XeresAce





Signature of the week #4
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These are the following rules for this weeks Signature of the week contest.




If these rules are not followed your signature will either be Disqualified or you will be asked to change the specific problem to enter the rules.

If a signature is Questioned to be either pre-made by another person you might be asked for proof of the signatures resources E.g. Stock, render and any other resources used. or the Psd/file format it was created in.

All entries will be anonymous. Due to the fact that people might vote for their friends and not because the artwork itself. Therefore, you have to send me your entry with the Bbcode by PM.

Remember not to write your name in the signature.

When your entries are received, we would revise it and submit it in this thread with a number.

Last SOTW's winner can't participate.

The theme this week will be: Simplicity
(basically, no effect whoring the images, no major editing - just keep the sig clean and simple :3)





All entries can be changed up until the Closing date so dont think once you have PM your sig that its final

Specifications:

Min. Size: 300x100
Max. Size: 650x250
Animation: Not Allowed.
Text: Don't write your username. Any Additional text related to the theme is allowed.

Extra Information

Please PM me recommendations for a theme we can use for the next Signature of the week.
We may use the Signature of the week winners theme in the next weeks theme.

Good luck to everyone!

Voting will end one week from the post of this thread.


To enter, use BB Code to embed your image.

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[img]http://imgur.com/WpM3odM.jpg/img]
((Example by: XeresAce))

XeresAce wrote:


For example, all I did was re position the image, copy the original image, cut out everything but the predator and the girl, increased the brightness and contrast on the copied layer. Then I applied the image in a new layer and distorted it a little bit. I left the background distorted while deleting the distortion effect from the focal points. I then added a border and a warming filter.



Now, sig artists, get to it!





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Thanks to OwenTheAwesomer for the signature =)
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Well, I think I nailed simplicity with this one:

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Lol. Well, now to think of an actual entry.
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does smudging count as major editing?
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I'd probably say it's anything that doesn't take much time. Adding a nice gradient overlay can be really effective but is also simple. Painting a complex multi-layer background probably does not. That said, some clarity on where the simplicity should lie would be nice. Should it be simplicity of technique or aesthetic? Or both? That is to say, a simple technique is one that is easy to do. However, many fractal overlays and dodges, while simple techniques, are visually complex.
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Just keep the image simple, a smudge or a blur here and there is fine as long as you don't overdo it I suppose :3
EDIT: To clarify, by simple I meant something that looks simple but also isn't complicated to make.
If you add 10 layers and liquify them in to one background while adding different effects to every layer then it isn't very simple. If you add 5 images on top of each other to create some whacky effect then it still isn't simple. When you take your focal, make it stick out and then do some subtle changes to the background it's simple. I hope I explained it well enough D<
Thanks to GrandmasterD for the sig!
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Can we use text?
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I think something simple is allowed, Xeres is the one who decides, but I don't think it matters ^^
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Quoted:
Can we use text?

Yup, text is fine

Also great job on the entries so far, I'm pleasantly surprised (I thought everyone would like post an image with the contrast as the only thing being changed) :3

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