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Re: Couple of New Sigs

Postby abrage22 » Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:38 pm

do these steps and show me what you came up with:

First alls you need to do is duplicate the players layer once.

then take that duplicated layer and set it too hard light

theres usually a huge difference
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Re: Couple of New Sigs

Postby rookies and cream » Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:15 pm

Ok. Lightened the box around the text and messed around a little with blending modes (soft/hard light, overlay, and dodge/burn). ;-D

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Re: Couple of New Sigs

Postby Snakes Gould » Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:30 pm

1. i would put beltran over the checkerboard effect, that may be holding you back.
2. while ive used hard lighting before, it generally makes too big a change for my taste. youd have to lower the opacity.


this sig is pretty good. i still think you could do better on beltran himself, but the bg very looks very nice to me. the text could be worked on as well. trust me, i know good text is one of the hardest parts of making a really nice sig.

all in all, i see nice strides, but some minor tweaking still could help you a lot.
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Re: Couple of New Sigs

Postby rookies and cream » Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:42 pm

Snakes Gould wrote:1. i would put beltran over the checkerboard effect, that may be holding you back.
2. while ive used hard lighting before, it generally makes too big a change for my taste. youd have to lower the opacity.


this sig is pretty good. i still think you could do better on beltran himself, but the bg very looks very nice to me. the text could be worked on as well. trust me, i know good text is one of the hardest parts of making a really nice sig.

all in all, i see nice strides, but some minor tweaking still could help you a lot.


Thanks Snakes. First time you've given me a complement. :-D

I actually duplicated the checkerboard effect. One layer below Beltran at 30% opacity and another above him at about 4%. I actually liked the way it looked above him but I may be in the minority.

What exactly would you do to the Beltran render to make it better?
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Re: Couple of New Sigs

Postby rookies and cream » Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:56 pm

With
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Does everyone like the the second version better?
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Re: Couple of New Sigs

Postby abrage22 » Sat Oct 11, 2008 11:15 pm

i really can't see a whole heck of a difference to be honest

here i did a simple duplicate than a hard light and this is what it looks like

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too me i think it makes a huge difference and makes it look alot better.
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Re: Couple of New Sigs

Postby rookies and cream » Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:21 am

Looks like you hard lighted the whole sig instead of just Beltran. Here's what it looks like if I add another layer of Beltran with hard lighting. This would make it 7 layers of the Beltran render...

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Re: Couple of New Sigs

Postby Snakes Gould » Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:28 am

im not noticing much difference...quanity of layers doesnt make qualify, just remember that. also, if you just keep adding layers on top, odds are the ones on the bottom arent even doing anything...


aww rooks, im sorry. your work is getting better and better. i never meant to come across as a jerk or anything, i hope you dont take it as that, but if i say "nice, i like it! ;-D " i think you wouldnt get a whole lot from it. whenever i post a sig i would hope people would critique it in detail and tell me more of what i could improve as opposed to what i've done they liked. keep up the good work though pal. :-D
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Re: Couple of New Sigs

Postby rookies and cream » Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:40 pm

Last one before a little break...

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Re: Couple of New Sigs

Postby abrage22 » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:17 pm

nice thats deffinetly your best one yet ;-D , you keep getting better and better B-)
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