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.
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?