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Offline Candyman

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What you think?
« on: November 11, 2007, 02:08:34 pm »
Just more messing around now trying to get backgrounds and stuff.


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Re: What you think?
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2007, 02:10:34 pm »
Its...incredibly generic. I agree on getting better stuff in the background...

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Re: What you think?
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2007, 02:16:03 pm »
can u tone the smartness down? can speak a lil more so i can understand. i dont know generic
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Re: What you think?
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2007, 02:17:18 pm »
Its boring and has been done before.

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Re: What you think?
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2007, 02:18:49 pm »
can u tone the smartness down? can speak a lil more so i can understand. i dont know generic
It looks..."blah". (There I translated.)

Chief doesn't fit into it at all, that's my problem with it yo.
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Re: What you think?
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2007, 02:20:43 pm »
ahh well atleast your honest and now that i think about it im a dumb butt who puts master cheif in a nice sunset god im an idiot im sorry i wasted all your time.
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Re: What you think?
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2007, 02:23:42 pm »
ahh well atleast your honest and now that i think about it im a dumb butt who puts master cheif in a nice sunset god im an idiot im sorry i wasted all your time.

lol Candyman, you're not an idiot. You're just learning how to make sigs.

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Re: What you think?
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2007, 02:48:34 pm »
look on the web for tutorials on how to cut out images... it looks like you are just using the eraser around it... baaad idea.

there are a lot of better ways that weill give you a cleaner cut...

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Re: What you think?
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2007, 03:16:03 pm »
ahh well atleast your honest and now that i think about it im a dumb butt who puts master cheif in a nice sunset god im an idiot im sorry i wasted all your time.
This is why I don't comment on stuff in this forum...
« Last Edit: November 11, 2007, 03:19:11 pm by Reizin »
The above post is for your own good.

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Re: What you think?
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2007, 03:19:53 pm »
This is why I don't comment on this forum...
??? Didnt you just comment 2 times? 1 of them saying how you "don't" comment....lol.

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Re: What you think?
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2007, 03:41:12 pm »
candy do you even have halo?

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Re: What you think?
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2007, 04:39:35 pm »
??? Didnt you just comment 2 times? 1 of them saying how you "don't" comment....lol.
What I meant was, I don't (normally) comment unless I have something "nice" to say. People tend to take negative comments a little personally. :)
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Re: What you think?
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2007, 05:39:20 pm »
Just more messing around now trying to get backgrounds and stuff.

Looks good Candyman..  Looks well integrated
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Re: What you think?
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2007, 05:52:13 pm »
This is why I don't comment on stuff in this forum...

Your negative comments and suggestions back on the CV forums when I first started doing sigs helped me get better.  I always appreciated the honest feedback.


I know you like learning on your own rather than being shown things Candyman, but I'm going to offer some suggestions anyway.

First off, I have no problem with the sunset idea.  I'm sure MasterChief has seen many sunsets, there's no reason he shouldn't be captured in a sig that way.

You could use Color Balance (among some other more tricks) to make the MasterChief's color look more like he's actually there in the sunset rather than pasted on.  I don't know what Gimp's version is, but you should be able to find it rather easy in the adjustments menu.

While we're talking about color, think about what colors go well together.   Blue on orange, while highly contrasting, is a bit of an eye sore.  Most of the time when I'm looking for a text color, border color, or most anything else, I will use the eyedropper tool to pick a color already in the sig, then possibly change it slightly as needed.  Instead of white, use a lighter version of a color already in the sig.  Reizin's name in his sig above is a perfect example.

Lastly, in most cases, you want the sig to be primarily focused on the character, not the background.  If you do put your character on one side of the sig (which I often do) you should do something to balance it out on the other side, like use an intricate background, or adding another focal point object.  I personally use the player name as a balance alot, while Reizen usually focuses on a central character and minimalistic name.  Another option is to make the sig smaller like Reizin's, drawing the focus back to the primary object in the sig.  Borders can also help, simply because they cut down the main viewing area of the sig, and make a simple picture look like more than it is.

That's all I've got for now, like I said, if you wanna grab me on TS anytime, I can help you with all sorts of stuff.


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Re: What you think?
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2007, 06:55:34 pm »
:)

I am offended by this.

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Re: What you think?
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2007, 08:04:30 pm »
I am offended by this.

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Re: What you think?
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2007, 09:22:52 pm »
Good Suggestions Drizz.  Yer a nice guy.
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Re: What you think?
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2007, 11:01:38 pm »
drizzle said alot and i read it all and what im gonna say isnt arguring just what happend to me.

i got into the pic and the face mask wouldnt change colors i was trying to make the sunshine glare off but it wasnt working at all like i couldnt cut it out or erase it or change it spray it nothing so i gave up and posted this. idk what happend but i well keep at it and take all opinons in mind good and bad.
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Re: What you think?
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2007, 01:35:40 pm »
It's ok its just master chief doesn't fit in with the sunset....

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Re: What you think?
« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2007, 03:27:34 pm »
It's ok its just master chief doesn't fit in with the sunset....

^^thinks i hack^^

lolz

as i said, im sure gimp has better ways to cut out an image then just erasing all around it.

look up some gimp tutorials on the internetz.

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