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Discussion in 'GBAtemp Art Studio' started by Edgedancer, Feb 23, 2010.

Feb 23, 2010
  1. Edgedancer
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    Member Edgedancer Director of Moon based operations

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    Mass Effect for life! Are there any ways it vould be improved?
     
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    Member zeromac Finally reached 1000 posts EXACTLY

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    This is why the testing area was built....

    It looks alright though
     
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    I personally think it's too simple, not enough effects and shadings but some people prefer it that way, if you like it then there's nothing wrong with it
     
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    It is a little basic, however that is sometime good on some avatars/sigs.

    i think it looks good.
     
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    Save it as a .png to improve the image's quality. Jpg's are not the way to go when making sigs.
     
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    Or just tell him to save it as a 100% quality (not the default "max", which tends to be 80%) JPG.

    Rarely can I find somebody that can tell the difference between a 100% quality JPEG and a PNG, while I see so many PNGs that have a disproportional filesize (usually an uneeded alpha channel on a 24-bit PNG that could do just fine as an 8-bit) that I can't honestly recommend that format without coupling instructions on not saving unneeded information in the file.

    Original image, 24-bit PNG with an alpha layer, 144KB.
    100% JPEG, 66KB.
    Comparison, and yes the comparison image is a 24-bit PNG.
    Not everybody has access to high-speed internet, and the original image takes over twice as long to download as the JPEG copy.



    Yes, yes I am bored.
     
  7. elmoreas

    Member elmoreas GBAtemp Regular

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    I like it alot but I am a fan too so I am biased. How are you guys designing sigs that look so good? Photoshop or is there some app out there that lets you generate sigs that come out in this high of quality. Compared to what I make by hand this is superb. Mind sharing what you do/how you do it, to make such sigs? Thanks.

    Elmoreas
     
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    While people may recommend photoshop out the ass, in reality you'll rarely use it's extra features, you'll do just fine with a cheaper or free program, such as The GIMP, Pixia, or even www.getpaint.net for simpler signatures.

    Most of the time it's a combination of filters (special effects) and/or modifications (like color, blending modes, or warping) applied to some base shape/design.

    Example.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Most "signatures" on forums, as you see here are not fully created by the person who made them, though. They take a subject (such as a car or a video game character), cut it out of an image, and then make their own image around it made up of a background with special effects applied, as well as text with effects applied.

    Example.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Okay, I've got too much time on my hands right now. D:
     
  9. elmoreas

    Member elmoreas GBAtemp Regular

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    No that was a excellent reply, thank you for explaining. I do all my sigs by hand drawing with a tablet and pen and then editing in various free programs and corel painter11. Thanks again.

    Elmoreas
     
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    VERY GOOD!!
     

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