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My first few sigs

Postby rookies and cream » Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:21 am

Any comments regarding my first sig (done with GIMP)? Any advice/opinions are greatly appreciated. It took me way longer than it should have (probably because I did not read the tutorial).

Thanks and Happy New Year!

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Re: My first sig

Postby stevethumb » Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:13 pm

nicely done !! good use of word play and clear photo and graphics
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Re: My first sig

Postby rookies and cream » Sat Dec 29, 2007 2:25 pm

Thanks!

It didn't help that I could not find a Garrett Atkins cut-out (so I had to do it myself which took forever to touch up). Is this noticeable?
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Re: My first sig

Postby rookies and cream » Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:09 am

My second sig. Starting to get the hang of this...

Any advice for making backgrounds? That's my next project.

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Re: My first 2 sigs

Postby Snakes Gould » Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:34 am

my suggestions, especially for the first one, is to make the player much bigger, to recognize his face, etc...

what i do for backgrounds, and this is my personal preference, is to just use a picture in the background, and just add some effects to it. brush over it with a color on overlay, some gradients, etc... i stay away from brushes and abstract type bg's mostly.
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Re: My first 2 sigs

Postby rookies and cream » Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:37 am

Thanks for the comments SG. I agree with you about the player size. I tried to correct this on the 2nd sig.

Thanks for the advice about backgrounds. I'm also not big on highly abstract bg's. I'll try your suggestion next time.

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Re: My first 2 sigs

Postby Snakes Gould » Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:39 pm

rookies and cream wrote:Thanks for the comments SG. I agree with you about the player size. I tried to correct this on the 2nd sig.

Thanks for the advice about backgrounds. I'm also not big on highly abstract bg's. I'll try your suggestion next time.

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no problem...keep working. practice is the only real way to get better and try new things....check out some of the tutorials here and other graphic websites. they really help out alot, but my only warning to you is to not follow them exactly or keep repeating them over and over. if they tell you to make something dark, try making it light, flip things around and find your own personal style and preferences. if you're using photoshop or even gimp to some extent, there are so many options and things to mess around with. ;-D
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Re: My first 2 sigs

Postby sliders51 » Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:36 am

Finally an Atkins sig!

Good times last season getting him through his slump with the Official Garrett Atkins thread
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Re: My first 2 sigs

Postby rookies and cream » Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:03 pm

It's been a while, but decided to give it another shot. What do you all think?

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Re: My first 2 sigs

Postby smoovethug » Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:28 pm

Made me chuckle when I saw it. Could use a splash of more color and it's probably my personal preference but I'd probably make the image of Atkins himself a little smaller, somewhere between where it is now and in The Atkins Diet sig. All in all good job though, keep it up. ;-D
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