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Blossom, first PS sig

Postby David Wood » Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:18 pm

I decided to do something in PS and this is the result, also the first time using clipping masks for a sig. Comments?

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Re: Blossom, first PS sig

Postby sky-fyre » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:05 pm

always use splatter brushes for clipping masks.
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Re: Blossom, first PS sig

Postby Cyrilshark » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:12 pm

Not true.
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Re: Blossom, first PS sig

Postby David Wood » Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:01 am

Splatter brushes? That doesn't fit the flow. :P
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Re: Blossom, first PS sig

Postby RomaGrafix » Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:51 am

You can use any brush for clipping masks if you do it right..
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Re: Blossom, first PS sig

Postby David Wood » Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:37 pm

Well, did I do it right? ;D
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Re: Blossom, first PS sig

Postby Cyrilshark » Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:34 pm

No lol
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Re: Blossom, first PS sig

Postby Maffe811 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:44 pm

IF the clipping mask is just to the left of her head, its ugly... sry, try again
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Re: Blossom, first PS sig

Postby David Wood » Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:52 pm

Well Shark, tell me how to improve.
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Re: Blossom, first PS sig

Postby Seta Sojiro » Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:01 pm

No, the clipping mask ain't that bad tbh.
Take of the BG and try some kind of a nice chinese city or mall or you know stuff stock with some adjustments and see how it turns out.
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Re: Blossom, first PS sig

Postby David Wood » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:23 pm

Wow, I think that was your most helpful cnc to date. :P I'm not sure if I can take out the bg, it's a stock, not a render, but I can try, glad the clipping mask is ok. Thanks! ;)
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Re: Blossom, first PS sig

Postby Cyrilshark » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:30 pm

I'm so mad, I wrote a nice long CnC then Gimper logged me out... -.-
Anyways, a stock really wouldn't work with this kind of tag.
As said the clipping masks don't look right. I'd do this:
Get a small hard round brush, any color, then brush with the flow, making jagged
lines. Then with the same hard brush (spacing - 1, rate - 90-100) smudge with SHORT QUICK STROKES, then
make that a clipping mask of any random stock. If it doesn't go with the colors just runa some GM's. The flow isn't bad.
When making your own background, most of the time you will use C4D's (and either smudge or leave them) or an unsized render
of what you're using (and smuge it). This starts out some good effects to work with. Otherwise you would use a stock, which like I said wouldn't look good here. Until you get really good with the basics and more advanced aspects of tag making, forget about text. Most of the time it will make a tag look like crap, like here unfortunately. That shine in her hair doesn't add anything (though it doesn't make it worse either), I'd drop it personally. The smudging in the lower part of the render looks crappy because you probably used a (round soft brush) which will give you a blurry look. Keep up the good work! :)
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Re: Blossom, first PS sig

Postby David Wood » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:48 pm

:'( :P

"Until you get really good with the basics and more advanced aspects of tag making, forget about text."
Well, this is my first PS sig, so I didn't have the same skills as I do in Gimp.

"The smudging in the lower part of the render looks crappy because you probably used a (round soft brush) which will give you a blurry look".
Well, I wasn't sure which brushes to use for the smudging. And it's not a render, it's a stock.

Yeah, the text I just wanted to try something different ;) I just realized I don't have a light source. ;P
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Re: Blossom, first PS sig

Postby Cyrilshark » Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:06 pm

I know what you mean... one of my mosed used things in GIMP is copy-visible (shift-control C/Control V) and in PS it's called apply image or something I think. Anyways it still shouldn't matter if it's your first tag in PS, you still know the basics and all that it just may be harder/take longer to do.
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Re: Blossom, first PS sig

Postby David Wood » Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:14 pm

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