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Old 08-08-2013, 12:08 PM   #701 (permalink)
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You are. If not more. Stop doubting yourself! You're doing great and improving fast.
Imitating is not being creative imo, but thanks TFW, I appreciate your feedback Speaking of imitating, I made this Daenerys sig after I saw CHAMP's Euron Greyjoy sig. The text sucks but it's the best I could do. It was blended pretty well at one point but it became kinda unreadable. More unreadable than it is now So I ended up with this.



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You could always make your sigs on a big canvas and then resize them. That will actually improve the quality of the overall sig and you'll be able to pay more attention to detail. Think about it like a movie camera. They film at the highest possible resolution and then resize for DVD and Blu Ray releases.

Almost all of my 500x250 sigs are made at 900x450 and then resized for example.
I make all mine at 500x300
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:40 PM   #702 (permalink)
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Imitating is not being creative imo, but thanks TFW, I appreciate your feedback Speaking of imitating, I made this Daenerys sig after I saw CHAMP's Euron Greyjoy sig. The text sucks but it's the best I could do. It was blended pretty well at one point but it became kinda unreadable. More unreadable than it is now So I ended up with this.


Adding a white stroke around the red text would surely make it standout. Not necessarily white. Any colour that matches what you're going for so long as it's not red. You could also add a drop shadow if you don't want a stroke. With drop shadow, set the blend mode to normal, spread to 100, distance to zero and play with the size. I'm sure you'll have a readable text in the end.

Great sigs btw. Everyone is improving on here. Props.
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Adding a white stroke around the red text would surely make it standout. Not necessarily white. Any colour that matches what you're going for so long as it's not red. You could also add a drop shadow if you don't want a stroke. With drop shadow, set the blend mode to normal, spread to 100, distance to zero and play with the size. I'm sure you'll have a readable text in the end.

Great sigs btw. Everyone is improving on here. Props.
Thanks for the advice Abk Tried messing around with the text a bit and this is what it looks like now.

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And as Champ mentioned if you could never use that font ever again as long as you live that'd also be an improvement.
I used that font once and never again.

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Imitating is not being creative imo, but thanks TFW, I appreciate your feedback Speaking of imitating, I made this Daenerys sig after I saw CHAMP's Euron Greyjoy sig. The text sucks but it's the best I could do. It was blended pretty well at one point but it became kinda unreadable. More unreadable than it is now So I ended up with this.

I could tell just by looking at it, I hadn't even read your post yet.

As for the text, it's pretty camouflaged. You have to either add shadow, a contrasting outline (as Abk mentioned), or have the text color contrast the colors of the pictures. Targaryen colors are black and red, so if you had made the images s bit darker and greyscale and the text vibrant crimson, it would look boss.



Aside from just trying to match the colors with my username/title/bar colors the fact that the text and the colors of the pictures contrast, makes it look better. Is my signature even rotating between Euron and Catalina? I mostly only see Euron

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I'll have a go Champ. I do agree he looks a bit out of place.
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To improve the lighting, you can go to Filter > Render > Lighting Effects, and play with that. The biggest issue for me is that his head is sort of cut off, which is always a no-no.
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Thanks for the advice Abk Tried messing around with the text a bit and this is what it looks like now.

Looks awesome now. Good job

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Play with the Bightness/Contrast on Kane, he looks a tad out of place, imo.



I could tell just by looking at it, I hadn't even read your post yet.

As for the text, it's pretty camouflaged. You have to either add shadow, a contrasting outline (as Abk mentioned), or have the text color contrast the colors of the pictures. Targaryen colors are black and red, so if you had made the images s bit darker and greyscale and the text vibrant crimson, it would look boss.



Aside from just trying to match the colors with my username/title/bar colors the fact that the text and the colors of the pictures contrast, makes it look better. Is my signature even rotating between Euron and Catalina? I mostly only see Euron



I make signatures at size as well, so don't worry about it. It doesn't hurt to try it the way A$AP does it, it might work for others.
I mostly see Catalina.
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To improve the lighting, you can go to Filter > Render > Lighting Effects, and play with that. The biggest issue for me is that his head is sort of cut off, which is always a no-no.
Yeah, I'll have a play around with it when I find the time. Thanks.
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@ Tulf it looks good to me

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