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thoughts on my first(and second) sigs?

Postby queencitysluggerr » Sat Jul 21, 2007 3:05 pm

any advice/opinions are greatly appreciated. i am using the gimp.

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Re: thoughts on my first sig?

Postby Snakes Gould » Sat Jul 21, 2007 11:05 pm

you made the classic rookie mistake of trying to fit the whole player in the sig. you really only need a bust shot (a picture from about the shoulders up). by making the players so small, you basically make them indistinguishable. try this sig again and find bigger and clearer pictures of the players. also, try making the sig 400x100. thats a good proportion and you wont make things look stretched out.
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Re: thoughts on my first sig?

Postby bucsfan04 » Sun Jul 22, 2007 1:17 am

I'd zoom in when you cut out the players, they look a little rough around the edges. Not bad for a first sig though.
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Re: thoughts on my first sig?

Postby soty » Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:02 am

not too bad for your first. i would do like snakes said and use a bust shot of a big picture. other than that it looks pretty decent. one more thing, maybe you could make the sig bigger. it wont look so squished together that way ;-D
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Re: thoughts on my first sig?

Postby smoovethug » Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:30 am

Yup everyone is steering you the right way. Here's a nice site I frequented for some tutorials when I first started with the gimp.

http://www.gimptalk.com/forum/forum/GIM ... s-8-1.html
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Re: thoughts on my first sig?

Postby queencitysluggerr » Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:07 pm

i tried to follow your advice and heres my 2nd sig:] Image
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Re: thoughts on my first(and second) sigs?

Postby raygunpunx » Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:48 pm

This is my first sig as well. I'm guessing your comments would apply to me as well?
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