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Sep 12, 2009, 08:10 PM
What Programs do you guys use to make Avatar and Signitues?
I would like to try my hand at it but in google all i can find are auto genoraters. . .
Can anybody help?
Sep 12, 2009, 08:11 PM
I use Adobe Photoshop, but you can always google & download GIMP - it's almost exactly like PS I heard.
Then again, there's always MS Paint. :P
Sep 12, 2009, 08:26 PM
i used ms paint to make my current (temporary avatar. . . .) wata ya think?
anyway ill check out PS and GIMP
Sep 12, 2009, 09:26 PM
ive downloaded gimp and ive started on a sig but no matter how hard i try i cant do a strait line! WTF! do i need one of them tablet things for this to be wirth it?
Sep 12, 2009, 09:29 PM
Holding down shift should help when making straight lines. Also, next time just try hitting the edit button before you double post :P Just so it doesn't look messy.
There are also lots of tutorials online. Just google everything. Though if you really need help with a lot of things just drop me a PM (http://www.uffsite.net/forums/private.php?do=newpm&u=2055) and I can try & help you.
Sep 12, 2009, 10:23 PM
My First Go Any Critiques are very welcome Advise would be also welcome^^
Not as good as tims tho =(
Sep 12, 2009, 10:50 PM
Personal opinion here, but I think a border is always a good place to start. Just contains everything nicely.
Next up is to work on your extraction. Though for the most part you've done a good job - hair is always difficult to isolate and often leaves the little white bits like those around Yuna. You might also want to look into using layer styles in order to work those renders in a little better as right now there doesn't seem to be any 'flow' so to speak. This links in nicely with my next point and that's your use of text. The blue is nice but it's hard to see it, being as most of the image is blue. Format the text layer and then simply use an exterior stroke and you've got an easy way for your text to stand out.
But considering this is your first attempt, I'd be happy with the result. Look around at a few tutorials, put in some practice and you'll be well on your way :]
Sep 13, 2009, 05:21 PM
New Question but i thought id better use this old thread to save space and such now on to the question
If we have avatars or sigs we made and want to get them critiqued and such do i just post up my own thread and post em up or is there a specific thread/area for this?
Thought id ask before doing so
Well, there's the ultimate ratings thread sticked at the top of this forum - you can use that for getting bits and pieces of work rated and getting some tips. If you want to go into detail about how to do stuff, you could made a thread.
Sep 14, 2009, 07:44 AM
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