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#16 taikara

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Posted 11 September 2005 - 08:46 PM

I usually make my own backgrounds, and just use a resource pic as a focal point :)
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Posted 24 November 2005 - 05:26 AM

I loved that pop- out sig, better try on that one, BTW (this will sound pretty ego) like my sig? Be honest, please, just want to know.

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 08:27 AM

DeathSpark, on Nov 24 2005, 05:26 AM, said:

I loved that pop- out sig, better try on that one, BTW (this will sound pretty ego) like my sig? Be honest, please, just want to know.
It looks like the cover of a comic book. Is that the intended effect? In that case: well done.

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 10:42 AM

The text is a bit small methinks, and there's a bit of a gap on the right in that pale orange bit (you could probably kill two birds with one stone on that one by enlarging the text) and a border might be handy - just a single pixel line all the way around makes a big difference. If it were me, I might have moved the character to the left so that the gun barrel was in the centre of the image, since it's the focus, which also gives you lots of space to play with the text on the right. It's a really nice colour scheme though, ties together well.
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#20 DeathSpark

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 07:46 PM

Gee, thanks for the tips, I'll do it right away. First time I do a sig!!

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 08:04 PM

Don't pay too much heed to me, mind - I'm a great armchair critic/backseat driver.
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also consider this - the turkey *male genital*ula is called little asia on some geographical maps maps.

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 08:06 PM

BeefontheBone, on Nov 24 2005, 08:04 PM, said:

Don't pay too much heed to me, mind - I'm a great armchair critic/backseat driver.
That list sounds as if there's something missing: driveby-grammarian?:blink:

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 08:07 PM

Good point - I had to stop myself pointing out that you used "motive" instead of "motif" earlier, on the grounds that it didn't matter at all.

D'oh, off topic again - sorry.
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Posted 24 November 2005 - 08:09 PM

That was your first time making a sig? Whoa nice job. :blink:

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#25 A. J. Raffles

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 08:11 PM

BeefontheBone, on Nov 24 2005, 08:07 PM, said:

Good point - I had to stop myself pointing out that you used "motive" instead of "motif" earlier, on the grounds that it didn't matter at all.

D'oh, off topic again - sorry.
Sorry to correct you there, but as a matter of fact meanings 7-8 of the OED entry for "motive" cover the meaning of "motif". Plus, "motif" is a dead ugly word, which "motive" isn't.LOL

Ahem. Sorry for being off-topic. :blink:

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 08:24 PM

DeathDude, on Nov 24 2005, 08:09 PM, said:

That was your first time making a sig? Whoa nice job. :blink:
THANKS!!! Sigs are pretty fun, starting to like em.

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 08:38 PM

A. J. Raffles, on Nov 24 2005, 09:11 PM, said:

BeefontheBone, on Nov 24 2005, 08:07 PM, said:

Good point - I had to stop myself pointing out that you used "motive" instead of "motif" earlier, on the grounds that it didn't matter at all.

D'oh, off topic again - sorry.
Sorry to correct you there, but as a matter of fact meanings 7-8 of the OED entry for "motive" cover the meaning of "motif". Plus, "motif" is a dead ugly word, which "motive" isn't.:blink:
Well, that shut me up! Hadn't realised that - motive being the original French word, makes sense I suppose. you learn something new every day - and you're right, it's much less ugly.

Sigs do indeed rock. Might get round to making myself a new one at some point - but I'd never be satisfied until it was as groovy as tai's LOL
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Posted 03 June 2006 - 06:20 AM

Wow, itīs been a while since I didnīt post on this site, Iīm still making sigs, but the diference between the past and today are enourous. I still canīt believe that I couldnīt be an artist, and the respect that Iīm gaining on other sites that Iīm helping is incredible. Those tips were my first tutorial on sigs, if it wasnīt from here, I would de something else, but Iīll had the conscious that I would never be my child passion, an artist.

THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME, A SMALL START TO A GIANT LEAP

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 12:39 AM

Try making a Death Note one.
Fits your username sorta :D

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 08:45 AM

If you like to make sigs so much, you might consider helping out the site with reviews and the likes, and get a VIP membership. Once you have that, you are allowed to make Game Banners for the site LOL

It's kinda like making a signature for a game, only a bit more advanced than a signature. LOL

Banner making has really helped me to improve in Photoshop.
(Of course, if I hadn't recieved (and still do recieve) a lot of help from taikara, I would never have had the faith in myself to ever attempt anything like it.) :D

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