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Old 2009-02-03, 06:34   Link #181
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ahh, I'm also a noob in making sigs. So, I need tips from the masters




and my current sig

Comments,Criticism and suggestions would be greatly appreciated

(kinda embarrassed here, 1st time posting this section of the forums )
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Old 2009-02-03, 07:19   Link #182
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Suddenly, this thread became alive .. And I'll need other peoples participating by giving their own critics as well.. I haven't done a static sig for so long

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Virgo_3079 As Kina said, the white spot near the middle of the sig cause problem. Exept that , this sig is beautifull but way too big for AnimeSuki
Sinfully Naomi The only problem is the text, it look too faded, nearly as part of the background, , the ''Ais'' particulary.

Thank Kina, for the comment, I tryied to apply your comment for my second try:
Some improvement.

Let see whats wrong in this.. We now have a main focus .. the BG face is still a bit distracting .. I would lower the opacity on it so its still there but barely visible to not make the BG too flat. Text is good, but I will align it to the left.. right now, it seems that you are quite reluctant to cover the BG face with text, maybe because you think it will make it harder to read? My advice is, decides the priority.. do you value the quote? or do you value the BG face more? My choice would be the quote, thus, I will lower the bg face opacity and write the quote above it ..

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Patience.. This aint like the rate your signature thread .. Maybe some peoples are quite busy with their life to post their own critic.

Anyway, the render are quite low quality .. and the BG really sort of random coloring work, the color are quite random. You seems to realised that your signature are too plain, then decided to just splash some random color to spice it up. Result is well .. a total random.

Decides whether you are going for a simplistic design, or elaborate theme (grunges vector, flowery or whatever). Plain BG will never work with multi colored. (at least I never see one yet. )

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ahh, I'm also a noob in making sigs. So, I need tips




and my current sig

Comments,Criticism and suggestions will be greatly appreciated

(kinda embarrassed here, 1st time posting this section of the forums )
There's a lot of stuff to say @.@ First thing, you need to learn how o render out your image first.. hastily using soft eraser to delete the BG dont work.. Actually, it can work ..but lets keep it simple .. Your erase work almost ate his left elbow.. Then color choice.. He is bright .. then you slap him on a very bright colored BG .. making him anonymous overall. The font choice is also random. Almost felt that it slapped on, and not part of the sig. (but believe me, text placement and font selection in a signature is an art by itself as well)

For a start, try using premade render... while spending some times to learn how to render yourself. Look for some signature tutorials to learn the basic. Let me stress .. BASICS .. (Render placement, color choice, depth, sig style) There are some good tutorials out there.. but there's also bad tutorials .. When I say good tutorial, it means that the maker took time to explain why he did something.. bad tutorial gave you exact steps taken (set layer to softlight.. opac at 37%) .. You are not learning anything (well, maybe a bit), but you are simply just copying his step.

Dont be shy, and dont be afraid to learn .. Everyone do start at one time .. It takes practice to be good .. And FCers are one big family in ASuki .. you can find imouto, otouto, oniichan, oneesan around here, if you lurks around our threads ..
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Old 2009-02-03, 07:40   Link #183
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^

Thanks for the comment

I was actually going for a dark/gothic background, I was doing some random things (that I don't remember) and it just turned out like this.
which I thought was kinda descent


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There's a lot of stuff to say @.@ First thing, you need to learn how o render out your image first.. hastily using soft eraser to delete the BG dont work
I actually used pen tool and lowered the Opacity + random blending ( I'm having a hard time blending renders with the bg).

It took me a long time just to make this single sig oh well, I'll try to improve
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Old 2009-02-03, 07:59   Link #184
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Patience.. This aint like the rate your signature thread .. Maybe some peoples are quite busy with their life to post their own critic.

Anyway, the render are quite low quality .. and the BG really sort of random coloring work, the color are quite random. You seems to realised that your signature are too plain, then decided to just splash some random color to spice it up. Result is well .. a total random.

Decides whether you are going for a simplistic design, or elaborate theme (grunges vector, flowery or whatever). Plain BG will never work with multi colored. (at least I never see one yet. )
Okay, how you guessed that is beyond me. Pretty much all I can do is nod in agreeance. *nods in agreeance*[/redundancy] You're right, I didn't want a plain background, so I tried my hand at blending a few colors that mixed well for my taste. I actually didn't feel like cropping Taiga herself, so I still had the background from the art, as well as the blank space that I started with. After I started on the back ground, I had to blend them together, but then I needed to layer more and more things on to mak it look as "good" as possible, which is where that came up. I blurred the back too much, I guess. I was going to try larger patches of color, but I doubt that will be any better. I'm not really sure where to go from here. DX
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Old 2009-02-03, 08:46   Link #185
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A sig I made recently. I've never got any real feedback on what I make so any comments would be nice
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Old 2009-02-03, 09:33   Link #186
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A sig I made recently. I've never got any real feedback on what I make so any comments would be nice
Try playing with the font a little more...it may be better used to the left of the render (and it could be even bigger than it is now), possibly with the same color as the guys cloak. That way, it would be easily readable and usable for some kind of effect/detail that will further enhance the signature. Other than that, nothing comes to my mind right now.

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Curse you Larthak! its KAMINA! AWESOME IMBA OMGWTFOWNAGE KAMINA ! Not just "the guy"

Oh, great Kamina-sama! Forgive me for my disrespectful words, for my limitless ignorance. I didn't mean any harm to your greatness! I humbly beg you, do not banish me from this existence!

Now, would you be so kind as to lift the curse, KiNA?
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Old 2009-02-03, 09:54   Link #187
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Curse you Larthak! its KAMINA! AWESOME IMBA OMGWTFOWNAGE KAMINA ! Not just "the guy"

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Old 2009-02-03, 12:49   Link #188
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Some improvement.

Let see whats wrong in this.. We now have a main focus .. the BG face is still a bit distracting .. I would lower the opacity on it so its still there but barely visible to not make the BG too flat. Text is good, but I will align it to the left.. right now, it seems that you are quite reluctant to cover the BG face with text, maybe because you think it will make it harder to read? My advice is, decides the priority.. do you value the quote? or do you value the BG face more? My choice would be the quote, thus, I will lower the bg face opacity and write the quote above it ..
Yes the priority is the quote, but the bg face( the no-mask face). have is importance too. I changed the time of some verb ( text more coherent) the color of the text said/thinked by the narrator (from now, I will keep the color violet/すみれ色 for some technical element and line of text said by Amano Tooko). I hope it's better, but there room to improvement.
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Old 2009-02-03, 12:53   Link #189
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Since this thread looks a bit of active again. I think it's time to post my new siggie fresh from the oven!

I always have probs with the background so i left it plain and simple(as always)
any comment would be grateful. thanks
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Old 2009-02-03, 22:38   Link #190
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Cierra, a interesting sig. A little over the limit and is it intentional than one of her side seem to got more light when the source of it seem to be at the center ( in her hand?).
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Old 2009-02-04, 03:21   Link #191
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Cierra, a interesting sig. A little over the limit and is it intentional than one of her side seem to got more light when the source of it seem to be at the center ( in her hand?).
Look at Cierra's current signature (or avatar). Dizzy, that character has two different wings.

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Since this thread looks a bit of active again. I think it's time to post my new siggie fresh from the oven!

I always have probs with the background so i left it plain and simple(as always)
any comment would be grateful. thanks
Well, it is...plain and simple.

You said it yourself. Not only that, I can see quite a number of white spots at the borders of the render. That needs fixing too.
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Old 2009-02-04, 07:50   Link #192
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Yes the priority is the quote, but the bg face( the no-mask face). have is importance too. I changed the time of some verb ( text more coherent) the color of the text said/thinked by the narrator (from now, I will keep the color violet/すみれ色 for some technical element and line of text said by Amano Tooko). I hope it's better, but there room to improvement.
Have you ever considered to italized some of the quote .. so they are not only separated by colors?
Also, your name is randomly placed .. I cant think of another place tho.. would consider dropping it altogether.

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Since this thread looks a bit of active again. I think it's time to post my new siggie fresh from the oven!

I always have probs with the background so i left it plain and simple(as always)
any comment would be grateful. thanks
Not only the BG, as Larthak said, the render could do a makeover cleanup .. and its as flat as Taiga's chest .. no depth at all
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Old 2009-03-02, 13:04   Link #193
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Those two are just a insane idea than I got last night I honestly don't know if I will use of those one day,(or eve if it is usable).
Comment would be appreciated:
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Old 2009-03-02, 19:35   Link #194
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What are you looking for with that post? Which is better? I prefer the one on the right... Or do you wish for criticism?

Possitive
  • Its something different compared to images people use here.
  • You use only 2-3 colors: paper color and solid red & blue.
  • I like the non standard intentation on the quote.
  • The sky in the seccond with its noise and the cirrus clouds looks good in contrast with the ground.

Neutral
  • The font size used is small.
  • I wish you would use more cheerful colors in your signature.

Negative
  • You failed contrast on the font. Those settings on that background are taboo. The general consensus is that the way you are currently going about it is not design but "attitude" (if it can be called that), whereas you are purposely making it unreadable. This is not a good thing, do not annoy your audience its best left to jokes.
  • You have - what appears to be - three vertical lines in the starting quote. I fail to see the purpose of that originality, if intentional.
  • You appear to have two quotes in the first signature; if that's not the intention (ie. you are quoting different sources) then its a mistake. The ellipsis in that context is also a typo. If the 1st and 2nd part are from the same source and the ellipsis is to mean a break in content then the place everything under one set of quotes and the ellipsis which is not part of the text in brakets. Brakets (ie. "[" and "]") is what is - usually - used to symbolise inserted content in a quote, for example: "Those two [signatures] are just a insane idea than I got last night [...] Comment would be appreciated:"
  • The clock has no contrast; I think placing a physical object there also ruins the symbolism.
  • It doesnt feel like Poe to me. I do not really see how that small smuged polygonal area fits with the theme. The colors are a little too bold and random with the deep red somewhat cliche. (hint) The shades of red, for example, are not colors that have been associated with anything other then the generic "its red".
  • Is the border necesary?
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Old 2009-06-17, 01:16   Link #195
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Old 2009-06-17, 02:31   Link #196
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Seems pretty decent, though, of course, it can be better.

A few observations:
  • The render is a bit jagged (especially visible on the left side on her hair), a subtle blending would eliminate this problem easily without reworking the render from the scratch.
  • The background is nice, fits very well with the girl, still the area on the left feels a little empty, simply adding a text is another great workaround. Of course, the font could ruin everything decent so far.
  • Sorry for pointing it out, but that sig is double the signature filesize limit. >_<
One more thing to praise. That 3D border is cool, good idea there.

Hope I helped.
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Old 2009-06-17, 02:51   Link #197
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...lol I'll try to resize without ruining it XD And yeah the text actually ruined it.

Thanks a lot!! But I have a few questions:

What type of blending?
How can I improve the rendering?

Also, guys, what about:

Http://s694.photobucket.com/albums/v...isianthius.jpg
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Old 2009-06-17, 02:58   Link #198
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I would remouve the light near her eye and try to make it AS safe ( the file is more than the double of the weight limit)
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Old 2009-06-17, 03:06   Link #199
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...lol I'll try to resize without ruining it XD And yeah the text actually ruined it.

Thanks a lot!! But I have a few questions:

What type of blending?
Well, you can do a lot of stuff, you can smudge the edges of the girl or use a layer mask for blending, so that you hide all unwanted stuff.

Spoiler for layer mask:
Um...though I don't know if you're using Photoshop or GIMP.


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How can I improve the rendering?
Did you cut the girl from some picture yourself or got a pre-made render from somewhere? If you did it yourself, what tool did you use for that? If not, well, nothing can be done about that.
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Old 2009-06-17, 07:15   Link #200
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The layer mask seems cool I'll try it thanks =3

Tried making stuff AS safe:



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