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Windows 7: Custom Made Sig and Avatar [9]

16 May 2012   #821
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tekno Venus View Post
Right then, prepare to be amazed.:P I have created a sig for Tom. I decided to make it ambitious! It didn't want to follow traditional designs so created one that is unlike any I've seen before.

So here it is. Hope you like it Tom!
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This is the 3rd or 4th revision of the sig (I've lost count). The first version was scrapped completely as I made it the wrong dimensions. So I made it again! It was originally without the background and the paintbrush was much thinner but when shrunk to 650x150, it was unreadable. So, once again, I went back to PS and tried again! The 3rd version was without the background but I thought it was lacking something so I added it. Finally I got this, the final product. I think the hardest thing was getting the text to look right but it came out OK.

Hope you like it
Stephen

P.S - Britton30, don't expect all my sigs to be this ambitious, I had lots of free time to do this one
Nice design Stephen, Only your third or fourth revisionI know the feeling by the time I get to the final one I have trashed many attempts.
Jerry


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16 May 2012   #822
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
An addition to LADYPINKtomato1's rotation
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And here's the companion piece to the first "limitless love" sig. In case you're wondering who the guys in the sig are - they're the gay lovers Brian and Justin from Queer as Folk (US version - based in turn on the UK version).
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
One more for Tom's rotation ... Lately I had nothing to do but using photoshop to pass some time.
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You three have made some very nice signatures
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16 May 2012   #823
Bongo

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Is it a case of double reflection? The reflection of the orb reflecting off the shiny and therefore reflective surface of the rim? Can't view the PSD layer on this old rattletrap of a library computer, so I'm guessing that there are two overlay layers involved; one for the orb, and another separate one for the rim :-)
You guessed it right, in the rim, I put two reflection layers , with two different angels . One reflection is caused by the shine of the orb, and the other is due the the original object, but with a different angle.
Just a heads up but here's a tip when it comes to reflections etc.

If You create a reflection on one object then this reflection should be visible on the other objects (unless they have no shine in which case they should absorb the light or give off very little reflection at all.
In the example below I've shown a shiny orb which reflects any light then I have a very shiny chrome border which also reflects the same image.
The orb also has a blue glow to it which means that some of this should be picked up by the high mirror like surface of the border so some of this colour should be reflected from the chrome surface, we call this light bleed.
If you want the orb to sort of bulge out of your image then you need to create some shadow below the orb (the heavier the shadow the more it bulges out)

The key to understanding reflections is "light" and the surfaces it's hitting. An "overlay" layer is the best way to achieve this...

1. Decide where the light and direction is coming from and how high/low it is (in the example it's from the top left)
2. Decide which surface the light is going to hit (the shape of the object and how shiny/dull the texture/surface might be)
3. Create multiple layers so yo can achieve the feeling of depth. ( a little glow here and a small highlight there can make it all the more believable)

And last but not least practice, practice, practice .... hope this helps a bit
Very nice tip Nick
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16 May 2012   #824
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Can somebody make me a new sig? My current sig says Power User and I have been upgraded to Seven Pro.
I will try one ... give me some time .
EDIT : Well, here it goes ... let me know if you want any changes etc
Preview :
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16 May 2012   #825
koolkat77

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Can somebody make me a new sig? My current sig says Power User and I have been upgraded to Seven Pro.
I will try one ... give me some time .
EDIT : Well, here it goes ... let me know if you want any changes etc
Preview :
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Well done Arc
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16 May 2012   #826
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post

Well done Arc
An appreciation from you means a big one now
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16 May 2012   #827
koolkat77

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
An appreciation from you means a big one now
Blush blush blush
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16 May 2012   #828
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
An appreciation from you means a big one now
Blush blush blush
Not needed at all. I have seen the entire way you crossed with your designing abilities. From the very noobish stuff to the perfect things of these days. Your hardwork is highly appreciated by me, coz only talent cannot do it so fast.

Just keep it up.
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16 May 2012   #829
koolkat77

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Not needed at all. I have seen the entire way you crossed with your designing abilities. From the very noobish stuff to the perfect things of these days. Your hardwork is highly appreciated by me, coz only talent cannot do it so fast.

Just keep it up.
Appreciate your kind words Arc
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16 May 2012   #830
Tekno Venus

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Can somebody make me a new sig? My current sig says Power User and I have been upgraded to Seven Pro.
I will try one ... give me some time .
EDIT : Well, here it goes ... let me know if you want any changes etc
Preview :
Attachment 212033

Applicable size :
Attachment 212034
Great job as usual Archie. You are one talented artist
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