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Old 12-05-2008, 01:02 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I actually think if you'd done more of the splatter in the first one, it would have been crazy. But splatter is always tough to balance.
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:46 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I think you're right plazz. I should have either done more splatter or no splatter but just that little bit wasn't enough. I'm trying to move away from using brushes though and use more lighting effects and smudging.
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:51 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Smudging is always a no-no, use the blur features, they're better.
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Alright i'll give that a try.

I only used the smudging for the backgrounds and then set them to either color dodge or screen and lowered the opacity.
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:05 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Oh, I thought you meant smudging the stock, ok, my bad.
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:13 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Pretty good MJB, only 2 things I can pick on are your fonts, they really take away from the rest of the sig, they just don't blend in every well in my opinion. Too big and blotchy.

Your boarders look off as well, once again they just don't blend in very well and take away from the render and backgrounds. For EX: on the R6 one, I'd probably shrink the stroke and maybe 50% fill.

But other than those small things, looks great.
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I hate adding fonts to sigs. I know they are supposed to help but I never know what font to use so I just try to use a plain one and they never go well with it like you said.

The same thing with borders. I might just be doing them wrong. I use the line tool to make a line and then I fill it in. If there's an easier way I'd love for someone to tell me.
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Never use the line tool for boarders. There is a much easier and better way to do it.

When you make a boarder do it at the end, it's the last thing to do even after the font.

Make a new layer and use Rectangle Tool and cover the whole sig. Then go to Edit and select Stroke. Then decide the color, and width and your boarder is done much faster that using the line tool.

Also from there, you can do tons of things to the boarder like adding a shadow, another stroke, etc. etc. Doing this gives you a shit load of more options and a major time saver.

Fonts are tricky, I learned a lot from reading Tutorials about fonts.
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im the same when it comes to fonts i never know which to use and for borders i use stroke
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Never use the line tool for boarders. There is a much easier and better way to do it.

When you make a boarder do it at the end, it's the last thing to do even after the font.

Make a new layer and use Rectangle Tool and cover the whole sig. Then go to Edit and select Stroke. Then decide the color, and width and your boarder is done much faster that using the line tool.

Also from there, you can do tons of things to the boarder like adding a shadow, another stroke, etc. etc. Doing this gives you a shit load of more options and a major time saver.

Fonts are tricky, I learned a lot from reading Tutorials about fonts.
Wow I never thought to do the border that way, that seems a lot easier. Thanks
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