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Windows 7: Custom Made Sig and Avatar [14]

12 Nov 2013   #941
ThrashZone

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I'm not sure what to think of these ?
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13 Nov 2013   #942
kado897

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They are not very clear.
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13 Nov 2013   #943
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Thanks emboss seems to have that effect ?
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13 Nov 2013   #944
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

try making them much larger then save it as a png then open the png and resize it , see if that makes a difference.
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13 Nov 2013   #945
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi Boohbah,
That's how I did/ using scaling instead of resizing though, I believe the scaling looses some quality but the colors are fairly bland/ just can't seem to get the chrome look down ?
I didn't space the letters apart on the above which I usually do on most others I've done possibly I'll try both starting larger and spacing a bit so it doesn't look so crammed together,
I like the font though,
Cheers.
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13 Nov 2013   #946
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yup resizing does leave more quality than scaling.
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13 Nov 2013   #947
nommy the first

Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
I believe the scaling looses some quality
Correct.
Although just to FYI Julian, in GIMP you don't save as, but you actually have to export the .xcf file to a .png/jpg/jpeg file.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
just can't seem to get the chrome look down ?
That can be achieved in multiple ways.

Here's a tut that gives you a thick chrome look achieved by manipulating the bevel & emboss;


And here's a tut that gives you a more slick and clean chrome look achieved by playing a bit with gradients and a bevel & emboss;

Both tutorials require the Layer Effects plugin (GIMP's alternative for Photoshop's Layer Styles), and the first one also requires the G'MIC plugin (this one contains a lot of filters, compare it to Photoshop's FilterForge).

Also, FYI, I don't think that GIMP's native drop shadow (via filters) looks a lot better, and more like the Photoshop one, than the Layer Effects one. Here's a comparison;
Custom Made Sig and Avatar [14]-difference.jpg
All drop shadows use the exact same settings, and as you can see, the Ps one looks the most 'natural' (in my opinion at least). The GIMP native one comes very close, only the size is a tad bigger, even when you use the exact same settings.
The Layer Effects doesn't at all look natural. The color is much harder and it doesn't fade out at all.


Nommy


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13 Nov 2013   #948
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Man those people move fast
I see say the blind man I appreciate the guides
Cheers.
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13 Nov 2013   #949
nommy the first

Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit Professional
 
 

It took me a while to get used to, but now I've finally created a siggy in GIMP!
It's still a little rough on the edges, but I blame that on GIMP's horrible not-that-perfect layer styles


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13 Nov 2013   #950
kado897

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It looks OK Stefan. GIMP doesn't really have layer styles just a set of plugins that try to do the job. Better than nothing I suppose but nowhere near the quality of PS.
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