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Old 02-22-2009, 03:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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this is my first attempt at a graphic there are a couple of white bits that I cant get rid of but any constructive criticism would be appreciated

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Old 02-22-2009, 08:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not bad for the first time.

You need to work on cutting out your stock though.

If you are using CS3 don't use the eraser to cut it out. Instead use the pen tool and make a lot of points tracing the outline of the stock then make it a selection (right click) then feather it 1 px and copy and paste it on a new layer.

Try doing some tutorials to learn the basics.
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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being a sig pimp isnt easy. way better than anything i would do.
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Not bad for the first time.

You need to work on cutting out your stock though.

If you are using CS3 don't use the eraser to cut it out. Instead use the pen tool and make a lot of points tracing the outline of the stock then make it a selection (right click) then feather it 1 px and copy and paste it on a new layer.

Try doing some tutorials to learn the basics.
think its cs 2 with elements but I'm not entirely sure.
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Old 02-23-2009, 01:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If it's CS2 you can still do the same thing I said.
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Right before I start something else I thought I would try again I'm not happy about the text but I think the image looks a bit better
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Old 02-23-2009, 04:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You're still using the eraser to cut out the picture aren't you?

Try out this tutorial to cut stuff out.

http://digitalvagrant.deviantart.com...ction-44213059
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You're still using the eraser to cut out the picture aren't you?

Try out this tutorial to cut stuff out.

http://digitalvagrant.deviantart.com...ction-44213059
Actually I used the magic wand tool and I kept the same stock from the first attempt. thanks for the tutorial I'll read that before my second sig attempt
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Old 02-23-2009, 04:10 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Actually I used the magic wand tool and I kept the same stock from the first attempt. thanks for the tutorial I'll read that before my second sig attempt
Don't use the magic wand.

Do it like that tutorial and it'll come out 1000X better because the edges will be smooth.
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