help and preparation to make a signature

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  1. Dkitsme

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    Hey my name is Alex and i made this small guide about...

    How to make a sig:

    making a signature is like painting a picture, you need to come up with a theme or idea of
    what your painting.

    1. you write down what you want to make.

    lets say i want to make a [ Foliage painted sig with a Raiden render and some c4ds].


    2. Write down what colors you want to use, ( use the 3 color rule here for signatures).

    i will use:

    Dark blue: "001541"

    light blue: "90b6ff"

    Blue for shadow: "257d7d"


    3. Now you must find out where your render and / or objects are going to be.

    Make a quick sketch, and take a look at it and ask yourself:

    [​IMG]

    anything missing? is something to be removed? should your render be smaller? etc.


    this will help you alot!


    4. after that you'll find out your shadow and light setup.

    ask yourself: "do i want a Dark or bright signature?"

    example:

    [​IMG]



    important! after you decided what shadow and light setup you want to use, stick to it!

    you will need to follow it until the signature is fenished.

    5. now place your render or whatever you decided to use.

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    6. now add the colors you have choosen, and as i said before, follow your shadow and light setup as i did below:

    [​IMG]


    for this step you can do whatever you like.. use brushes, filter effects, pictures etc.

    7. well after this it's really up to yourself, go make your own signature! Remember to make some lagers above you render to make a blend or 3d effect. use some c4ds! and remember to adjust the colors and shadows.


    GL guys i hope it helped.
     
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    Re: How to make a signature

    ^-^
     
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    Re: How to make a signature

    Hi Alex, welcome to Gimper, interesting little tutorial, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Re: How to make a signature

    Thank you, and np ;)
     
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    Re: How to make a signature

    A little behind but welcome to Gimp Chat.Neat tutorial by the way. :)
     
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    Re: How to make a signature

    well .... no :p
     
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    Re: How to make a signature

    well .... no :p

    you should change the title to "how to prepare to make a sig" since you did not add any instructions for effects lightsurce. etc. ... It also should be said that, from my xp, sigs look better when there is only one lightsource (there are 2 undefined ones in yours rght now).

    Let's see what other folks have to say :)
     
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    Re: How to make a signature

    this is not a full tutorial for advanced members vt :) , i actually made it for a newbie who had some problems.
    but yea you maybe right about the title. :question:
     
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    yeah dont take em to harsh ;0
     
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    well you know i cant! :p , and yea you right... this not a tut... it's a guide, and i'm not showing specific how you make a signature :)

    but there is not only one recipe on how to make a tutorial :p i think there is to many step by step, take my renders and c4ds and make the exactly the same signature tutorials.

    i'm missing more ingenuity based tutorials. :|

    if you took time reading it, you might understand i suggests you do your own style, and do what you think looks cool,

    i didnt really have time to add more steps, i can another day if you want me to ? :)
     
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    this would be for analytical people i for one cannot ever follow this tut since i would feel like having to stick to the parameters
     

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