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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 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 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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