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Windows 7: Custom Made Sig and Avatar [9]

11 May 2012   #661
The Howling Wolves

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PooMan UK View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JaidynM View Post
Congrats to Yussi on the shiny new medal! I also think that you have a new Supporter badge?

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hang on a bit Athene ..... ain't that the photos I took of you the other night.... You said you wouldn't show them to anyone

Sig looks good, so I'll let you off


Nice sig though.

Also, perhaps I could request one of Nick's famous orb sigs?
Here ya go .... enjoy
Nice work Nick on Jaidy's sig!
Hope you didn't leave your socks laying around the house again.
You do have cute legs and a nice selection of socks.
Meet you at our local Pub...
THW


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11 May 2012   #662
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JaidynM View Post
A new sig for Archie. Took me about half and hour to do as I'm still learning to make orbs properly. The thing I'm having trouble with is trying to make it look glassy (for example, like the ones in Nick's sigs). Any tips?

Anyway, here it is. Hope you like it.

Preview size:
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Okidoki here's a quick rundown on how to create a shiny orb with transparency so you can plonk something inside it. I've attached all the elements below in a psd file with all the layers intact for you to play around with.

First Create your orb as normal then (see image)
1. Look online for an image that bends or warps similar to the ones shown. You can create your own if needed by using the "mesh warp" or "sphere" effect (tutorial here)
2. Fade the image out so the bottom is almost invisible
3. *IMPORTANT this is the bit that has the most effect. Change the "mode" to "overlay" or "hardlight" Drop the "opacity" a bit if it's to shiny/bright.
4. Bring in the image that you want to be "inside" the orb move it down a couple of layers so it's behind some of the "glow" "shade" layers

----- This effect will work in Corel Photo paint, Photoshop & GIMP -----

That's about it .... enjoy
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11 May 2012   #663
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
 
 

While we are on the subject of "orbs" and a lot of GFX'ers here can create start orbs in 30 seconds flat, A new member onlypatty needs some help here.
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11 May 2012   #664
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IownAmoneyPit View Post
While we are on the subject of "orbs" and a lot of GFX'ers here can create start orbs in 30 seconds flat, A new member onlypatty needs some help here.
Posted
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11 May 2012   #665
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IownAmoneyPit View Post
While we are on the subject of "orbs" and a lot of GFX'ers here can create start orbs in 30 seconds flat, A new member onlypatty needs some help here.
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Thank you Arc the OP had been trying to get the original image to work as a start orb but it was an invalid image and at first I tried to convert it to BMP myself without success, however I just read your post and you are right it is an involved process having tried to follow Zalith's tut .

But you and the rest of the talented members here make everything seem elementary because of your speed and skill.

Edit: read your 2nd post too and learned something wasn't sure what type of images you are allowed to use as I've seen Superman orbs etc. created by others.
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11 May 2012   #666
Arc

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Rob, I really cannot help there .

Follow this page only ... you will be able to understand my point. #Start-Orb-Artists on deviantART

I had to pay a price for my learning curve.

That's why I help in those situations. Follow the earlier pages of the orbs thread .... I did the same thing many a times, what the OP asked here.
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11 May 2012   #667
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Rob, I really cannot help there .

Follow this page only ... you will be able to understand my point. #Start-Orb-Artists on deviantART

I had to pay a price for my learning curve.
Yea sorry about that Arc I thought you could just get the original image to work properly without infringing upon the original artists rights but I guess it would be the same as someone copying one of Brink's tuts.

PS. the OP in a latter post is now also correctly requesting help from where they downloaded the image at DA.
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11 May 2012   #668
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Nick, you blew my socks off with that sig for Jaidyn

A Guy
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11 May 2012   #669
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Nick, you blew my socks off with that sig for Jaidyn

A Guy
So now Athene has to look for both your and Nick's socks ! She is not going to be a happy camper when she returns.
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12 May 2012   #670
Athene

 

I'm sure the two gentlemen are perfectly capable of finding their own footwear...their nostrils should give them a good hint
Very nice sig for Jaidyn and orb tutorial, hubby!
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