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Discussion in 'GBAtemp Art Studio' started by gov78, Feb 28, 2007.
tell me what u think of my first sig \/ \/ \/ \/
It's a nice try for a first attempt. Composition could use some work, nothing really goes together at all. The 3 characters are drawn in different styles that don't match (black and white ink, anime and I assume a fanart). And why are there leaves? Also it's a bit too spread out, the spaces in the middle look plain (and squishing it together would get it closer to the recommended size too )
Keep workin' that photoshop son!
It's a good first go, but I can tell you from personal experience, it's easy to go overboard with filters. Subtlety is the key.. as soon as you notice your intended effect, scale it back just a bit.
Also, does each character have it's own layer? If so, try making the background in the first layer, a separate layer for each character, then start trying different layer effects on a character (drop shadow, bevel, satin, etc..) until it looks good against the background, then you can just drag that set of layer effects to the other characters' layers and start tweakin'.
Photoshop unfortunately doesn't teach composition, but as long as you've got everything in a layer, you can experiment without screwin' anything up.
I assume the leaves are the leaf brush with shape dynamics, and maybe scatter turned on. Again, if you do them in a separate layer, you can monkey with layer effects on 'em.
If you've never heard of Bert Monroy, head immediately over to his site http://www.revision3.com/pixelperfect
He's great at showing you the photoshop ropes without going too far over your head. Things like the pen tool, alpha channels and layer masks, all the bugaboos that you don't even wanna touch, he makes them a lot less scary.
Keep up the good work, and keep practicing!