Terrible Signature

Discussion in 'Signatures and Small Art' started by David Wood, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. David Wood

    David Wood Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2009
    Messages:
    5,472
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Freelance graphic designer and visual effects arti
    Location:
    Western New York
    Home Page:
    It's been so long since I've made a sig. Plus the fact all I have is a stock pack without any c4ds or fractals.

    Anyway, tell me what you think of it, I was trying for something simple.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Maffe811

    Maffe811 The forum pet Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Messages:
    6,811
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Norway/Norge/Norwegen
    The thing to the right should be a bit more unfocusalar/blurred ? :p
    The title fits :D
     
  3. David Wood

    David Wood Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2009
    Messages:
    5,472
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Freelance graphic designer and visual effects arti
    Location:
    Western New York
    Home Page:
    Yeah it probably could be blurred a little more. You mean 'terrible signature' or 'Survive'?
     
  4. Maffe811

    Maffe811 The forum pet Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Messages:
    6,811
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Norway/Norge/Norwegen
    Survive, ive seen the movie ;)
     
  5. 25000st

    25000st Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2010
    Messages:
    522
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Not bad actually. This tag would benefit though from removing the blue effects and clever use of adjustments as colors are kinda washed and contrast isn't working.
     
  6. Lil'Hero

    Lil'Hero Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    Messages:
    411
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Could you send me a link where the heck you learned to make those awesome red and blue curves?
     
  7. David Wood

    David Wood Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2009
    Messages:
    5,472
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Freelance graphic designer and visual effects arti
    Location:
    Western New York
    Home Page:
    @25 So I need to darken it up a little and remove the blue flame?

    @Hero They're just flames. Filters, Render, Nature, Flames.
     
  8. David Wood

    David Wood Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2009
    Messages:
    5,472
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Freelance graphic designer and visual effects arti
    Location:
    Western New York
    Home Page:
    Version two. Took out the blue flames, gave him a little more contrast, and blurred the right side a bit more.

    EDIT: Oops, I accidentally deleted the first version, crud.
     
  9. Arzoroc

    Arzoroc Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2009
    Messages:
    2,201
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Germany
    To be honest, this is one of the best sigs I've seen around here for the last weeks...
    I like...
    - The depth
    - dat flame
    - the mood of the image itself

    I don't like...
    - the colors on some parts

    You could improve...
    ...the colors by using some gradient maps (but don't overdo it, it only needs a slight touch). Also the right may be a bit over-blurred.

    All in all rating
    Beginner [-------------------[]----] Awesome

    Further tips/comments
    Idk why you call it terrible but the flame is really awesome (!) and the depth is cool, the font and text in general is fitting the humble and serious theme,
     
  10. David Wood

    David Wood Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2009
    Messages:
    5,472
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Freelance graphic designer and visual effects arti
    Location:
    Western New York
    Home Page:
    Well I think it's terrible because all I did was add the depth, flame, text, and color corrected it. I think the colors might be personal choice, I like the washed out effect with the subtle blue and orange. :)
     
  11. Maffe811

    Maffe811 The forum pet Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Messages:
    6,811
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Norway/Norge/Norwegen
    IMO the blue to the far right isnt that subtle.
    but other then that and my eyes are constantly fighting over looking at Smith and the thingy to the right.
     
  12. David Wood

    David Wood Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2009
    Messages:
    5,472
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Freelance graphic designer and visual effects arti
    Location:
    Western New York
    Home Page:
    The blue in the middle, if that's what you're calling the far right,is meant to be stronger
     
  13. 25000st

    25000st Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2010
    Messages:
    522
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Try using a solid dark brown layer on lighten only and play around with the opacity and see what you get in terms of colors.
     

Share This Page