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nekogrl
12-29-2007, 07:28 PM
Well...um...yeah. I'm new to this whole thing...So I am what people 'round these webernets would call a "noob." So...here I go. *tremble tremble*
http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/snow_ichigo/NewYear.jpg
^That one is the first sig I ever made...

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/snow_ichigo/actionpackedcutie.jpg
^That one is the second sig I ever made...

So that's really all I have to offer...um...any comments?
*is using Paint.NET*

Mira Kaiba
12-29-2007, 11:21 PM
These sigs aren't bad for being the first ones you've made. I like the first one the best - the background colors match with the extract. You might try working on blending the image into the background instead of putting a dark shadow around it. I like the lines across the top and side, and the text is well placed, though you might want to work on color blending. Overall, nice siggy!

The background of the second one is much better, but the colors do not match with the extract. You might want to work on color matching with this one. If you're using photoshop, try selective color or changing the hue of the background. Overall, very nice sigs -keep posting! ^^

Balance
12-30-2007, 01:40 AM
I personally like the second one better.
They are pretty good, and all you need to learn is how to mess with brushes and play with the blending of the extracts and everything.
I suggest watching those video tutorials that Serated has posted.
They'll help tremendously.
So I hope to see more of what you'll make in the future. =D

angelic_assasin
12-30-2007, 11:55 AM
neko-chan!!! -^^-
i see dramatic improvement from your 1st sig to 2nd. but listen to these people *Balance and Mira* they're very pro compared to me and i think they're advice will impact you more^^
just try and get your text to run smooth and vola!
i see huge potential in you, so ganbatte ne? ^^

nekogrl
12-30-2007, 12:30 PM
Thanks for all of the comments and advice!! I feel so special!! X3 hehe! Anyway...I will try my bestest to run my text smoothly and get the color schemes right and all that other good stuff! As for now...siggy update!!

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/snow_ichigo/nekonurse.jpg

The story with this one is made up of ONE WORD...boredom. XD I was bored and relied on good ol' sig-making to cure me! So there it is.

Arcxcia
12-30-2007, 10:00 PM
They are very cute! The color really suit the anime you are using. Gambatte ne!

Elphaba
12-31-2007, 11:58 AM
they are all so cute.
i love little cute girls.
keep it up.

nekogrl
12-31-2007, 11:32 PM
http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/snow_ichigo/blahblahblah.jpg

Made on New Year's Eve...just thought you'd like to know. ;D
HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE EVERYBODY!! x3
(Yes, yes...I know it's not New Year Eve themed. XD)

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/snow_ichigo/Zuzaki_RozenMaiden.jpg

Joined another forum and wanted a sig for it. Here's the finished [noobishly looking] siggy!! ;3

zyronet
01-05-2008, 11:44 PM
Made it here, like I said. ^_^
Comments! Comments!
Those are pretty nice, but I think there are lot of spaces left to add some more effects. Maybe next time you should try to play around for different styles. But anyway, the last siggy you posted means improvement from your first creation.
Anyway.. Keep it up! =3

L***
01-06-2008, 01:15 AM
you say it is your first time but if you ask me it looks like you have been doing it for some time. You are very good at it( love the girl with the fox mask.).

nekogrl
01-06-2008, 02:51 PM
@Zy-chan: Yay!! You got to see my siggies!! XD I understandies...I've been thinking that and getting it from lots of people. hehe! That's why I tried to add that little swirly thing on my "Zuzaki sig." In the future I will try to find little designs that match the siggy. Thank you very much for the comments!

@L***: Thank you very much!! I'm glad you like them!! ^.^ (I like that one, too! Tee hee!)

More on the way!!!! ...eventually. XD

nekogrl
01-11-2008, 08:51 PM
http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/snow_ichigo/smile.jpg

The newest siggy! =D I was just being bored and I was smiling a lot today. xD
C&C please?? *big puppy-dog eyes*

nekogrl
01-12-2008, 01:00 PM
http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/snow_ichigo/SHINE.jpg

New one I made for a siggy contest on another forum...that I'm prolly gonna lose. XD

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/snow_ichigo/happiness.jpg

The latest siggy I've made...maybe I should start making avies to go with the siggies. xD
C&C, please and thank you! ♥

Serated
01-12-2008, 11:09 PM
It really lacks flow and the stock looks pretty choppy. You should use extractions instead of erasers if you need to get rid of backgrounds for your anime stocks. I like the colors and text works well though.

nekogrl
01-13-2008, 02:57 PM
http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/snow_ichigo/autumn_breeze.jpg

Even though it is winter where I am and I'm surrounded by white, fluffly snow, I felt like making something autumn related for some reason. So there it is!

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/snow_ichigo/loving_from_afar.jpg

And here's a new siggy that I'm not particularly proud of. I don't know why I used that text, though. It sounded good when I was making the siggy. *shrug* Oh well. XD

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/snow_ichigo/nekogrl01.jpg

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/snow_ichigo/nekogrl01AVA.jpg

Here's a new set. Forgive me. I have not had any practice with avies. Well...nothing else to say, really. Um...byebye!!

Asriel
01-13-2008, 09:02 PM
OH I luv the new set!
The backgrounds awsome and the render is to.The colors you used for teh background are great and i like the font.Keep up the good work.

Chariza
01-13-2008, 09:10 PM
From my point of view your doing quite well. =]
I'm a beginner for both avi and sig,
apperntly you're quite good at it.
I like the autumn breeze and the new set.

Autumn Breeze: I like the way you did the bg, one thing make sure you make the bg colors match your render. =]

New: LOVE THISS ONE!!! The avi is quite nice even if you're new.

Keep it up hoping to see more. =]

-Saku-

Knuffle Bunny
01-14-2008, 04:01 PM
Your newest set is adorable, I like it =3
It's just a little big. The design in the back is nice and i like the color scheme.
The avatar's cute, but I think the orange is overwhelming. The actual render should take up more then half of the avatar, and it will look better. =3
The text is cute and i like the reflection, very creative.

For the "loving you from AFAR" sig, I like too. The design in teh background is cute, and so is the render. The black text doesn't really match. Maybe a lighter color other than black?

Overall, I'm very impressed. The signatures are very nicely done for a beginner. Keep up the good work!

nekogrl
01-15-2008, 09:45 PM
@Hieko: Thank you very much for the kind words!!
@Saku: Hehe! I like the Autumn Breeze one the bestest! XD And the avy for the new set was just a quick little diddy because I wanted to go to bed. How lazy am I?? x3
@akari: Hmm...I was worried about the size a bit, but it seemed like nobody would notice. Guess you caught me! xD I was a little disappointed at the reflection of the text, though. The lines don't go through it and as I said to Saku-chan, I wanted to get to bed. XD I'll keep working on my avies. Maybe one of these days I'll actually do it a decent time instead of 30 minutes before bedtime. *shrug* The "Loving you from AFAR" siggy was a challenge with the text color for me. I couldn't find the right color! And I was getting frustrated!! So I just went with black before I punched a hole in the monitor. What kinda color do you think would be dark enough to read, yet light enough to go with the color scheme?

Thank you everyone for the C&C!! I feel so special!! x3
http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/snow_ichigo/rosemaiden.jpg
ANYWAY...here's a new siggy that I just made.
I'm not very proud of it...*shrug*

Asriel
01-18-2008, 06:37 PM
The new sig is very cute in my opinion.The background matches the render and the render sticks out and isn't to bright to me.The text goes with the background and render as well.I say its just really cute.

nekogrl
01-24-2008, 01:32 PM
@Hieko: Thank you, again, for the comments! ^.^

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/snow_ichigo/crystaltears.jpg

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/snow_ichigo/crystaltearsAVY.jpg

Here's a new set. I noticed Angelic-chan's newest siggy and it had Sakura Kinomoto in it, and that got me in the mood to make a siggy with a CCS piccy in it! C&C if ya don't mind!

Asriel
01-24-2008, 08:10 PM
Nice and Beautiful!
The background colors go with the render and its juts looks quite pretty together.The text goes along slightly as well but I reccommend making the text slightly bigger.It may look a little cuter.Thats my opinion though.Although the render does look a little slight to bright,maybe either sharpening it more would help or lowering down the brightness and contrast.(Since your using PDN).Anyway all together its terrific!
Hope to see more soon.

nekogrl
01-24-2008, 09:27 PM
Thank you for the C&C everybody! *absorbs happiness of getting noticed* XD

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/snow_ichigo/flowerneko.jpg

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/snow_ichigo/flowernekoAVY.jpg

zomg!! I made two sets today!! :O I'm on a roll!! XD
I WANTED to make a set about baking, but I can never find a piccy that shows that the character is actually...well...BAKING! XD So my backup plan was kittehs or flowers. I chose both! XD

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/snow_ichigo/sweet.jpg

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/snow_ichigo/sweetAVY.jpg

I found a baking pic!! Hooray!! So here's the new set!

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/snow_ichigo/Yotsuba.jpg

Yotsuba&! siggy!

angelic_assasin
01-26-2008, 08:43 PM
hehe^^;; sorry for not commenting for so long! =D i see improvement!! your sigs are getting alot better now^^ my suggestion for you is that try spice up your avie a little, they're a bit too plain and bold.
rofl at the yotsuba sig x3
pm me anytime if you wanna know some tricks for paint.net^^

nekogrl
01-26-2008, 09:40 PM
@Angelic: Hey there! Hehe! I'll try paying more attention to the avies...XD I love the Yotsuba one too! I just wanted to make a funny Yotsuba one. And I found Yotsuba with a gun on a reindeer! You can't get much more funnier than that! XD BTW...I can't wait for the siggy!! >_< Tee hee!
ANYWAY!!! On to the new siggy! I made another "gag" one.

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/snow_ichigo/GUNDAMultimate.jpg

It's Konata from Lucky Star!! She IS the ULTIMATE Gundam!! XD I didn't put much detail into this...:/

Asriel
01-27-2008, 08:39 PM
OMG thats so funny!Its a cute siggy and the background is nice.I say you should have added a little more detail to it but thats it.Its very humurous and Konata's cool(lol)

nekogrl
01-29-2008, 09:42 PM
@Hieko: Yeah!! Konata IS awesome!! XD

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/snow_ichigo/LittleDEVIL.jpg

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/snow_ichigo/LittleDEVILAVY.jpg

I made a new set just now. I know...I know...The colors from the avy and teh colors from the siggy don't match very well. XDD
But I absolutely LOVE OHSHC!! The twins are my favorite hosts so I made a siggy dedicated to them. May Hikaru and Kauru live on in our hearts forever. ♥

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/snow_ichigo/PuppyGal.jpg

New siggy created from boredom!! YAY!!! XD Not that complicated...
C&C??

Asriel
01-30-2008, 08:08 PM
I've never really read Ouran High before.Just looked at what the first chapetr was about and never decided to really check it out.(lol)But the sig is awsome anyway^^

The new one is really cute and yes boredom can make you do anything(lol)But the sig is really cute and the background goes with the render^^

~*Red*~
01-30-2008, 10:14 PM
Neko, I really like your latest siggy!! The background is awesome!! :)

nekogrl
01-31-2008, 09:34 PM
@Hieko & "Red" : THANK YOU!! XD

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/snow_ichigo/childhoodDepression.jpg

Once again...I was bored. And I was feeling a little depressed. *sweatdrop* I had just suffered through a migrain and was depressed because of it. So yeah...C&C?

Asriel
02-02-2008, 10:29 AM
Awwwwwwwwwwwwww thats a cute siggy.Ya know i'm depressed just about 24/7 so I think I should make depressed siggy now but anyway its very cute and I like the background and how the BG and the Render seems to flow together nicely.

Knuffle Bunny
02-02-2008, 11:20 AM
I saw the sig and I cracked up. Childhood depression with a cute guy who doesn't really looked depressed, just tired x333

Anyways, It's cute, the wavy blue background is nice, fits pretty well. The image looks quite sad, so it's well chosen.
Let's see...border [check], nice text [check]. Yup, I like the sig =3

nekogrl
02-04-2008, 07:20 PM
@Hi-chan & Akari: I'm glad you two like it!! I didn't think it turned out too well. Heheh...

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/snow_ichigo/MSNETM.jpg

Here's my NEW creation! *waits for applaud* ...Okay. No applause. XD
I have my four favorite characters from Negima here! Asuna is first, Negi is second, Setsuna is third, and Nodoka is fourth!
C&C?

Asriel
02-04-2008, 09:02 PM
OMG its CUTE!!!!!! and awsome.
Your so much better at making sigs then me >D(lol)

Anyway the renders are nice agaisnt the background.The background is cute and borders nice.So over all its terrific and I like it^^

nekogrl
02-08-2008, 09:19 PM
@Hi-chan: Thank you so much for that! I liked this one too.

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/snow_ichigo/yilinSIGGY.jpg

Here's a new one for yilin. I hope she likes it. >_<

Chariza
02-09-2008, 05:20 PM
hey you've improved.
i like this one.
http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/snow_ichigo/MSNETM.jpg
its cute.
make sure you check up on the render of your image
you can see the outlines, im not perfect on my sets either,
i also use the same program as you.
Paint.net is what i use to make my sigs and avi's.
You might want to go to the Paint.net Forum to see Tutorials and
see if you can make better ones. thats what i did and it really he;ped.

nekogrl
02-13-2008, 06:56 PM
http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/snow_ichigo/Goodylucky_siggy.jpg

Here's a gifty for Goodylucky!! ^.^
I really hope she likes it!!! >_<

Goodylucky
02-16-2008, 01:35 PM
http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/snow_ichigo/Goodylucky_siggy.jpg

Here's a gifty for Goodylucky!! ^.^
I really hope she likes it!!! >_<

I really love it ^^ It's the best siggy I've ever seen :p
keep it up!! want to see more *cant wait* *drools..*

~*Red*~
02-16-2008, 02:03 PM
I really like Goodylucky's sig, neko. The background is well done and the pic is kawaii!! Keep making more, so we can see you get better!! :)

nekogrl
02-16-2008, 04:46 PM
Yay!! I'm glad you like it Goodylucky! I'm glad you like it, too, "Red". XD
Here's a Valentine's gifty for Angelic!! =3
http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/snow_ichigo/angelicsiggy01.jpg

I think this is one of my better one's. I really hope she likes it!!!! >_<

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/snow_ichigo/knowledge.jpg

Here's a new one. I was bored. XD
CREDS for Sereted-chan for the excellent extraction! Thank you very much, serated-chan! =3

nekogrl
02-25-2008, 05:50 PM
http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/snow_ichigo/Hiekosiggy01.jpg

I made this for Hieko. I really hope she likes it!! >__<

Nariko
02-25-2008, 06:19 PM
Bad image quality.

Why do you make your images so blury because it ruins the banner. It's slaughtered. Also the render is a little squished down and it doesn't make the banner look good. Use the colours that will make the image itself stand out, don't randomly throw in colours for the banner. It'll make it worse.

What's with the background of the images? First of all, when you apply your background or texture behind the render, it looks horrible. The image looks like it was cut and pasted there. Some texture in the banner will make it look nicer and along with good colour coordination. That's the skill you suffer and needs improvement.

I recomend you saving your images in .png, now why do I say that? The image quality is good and it's clear. You can play around with the colours if you use Selective Colour in Photoshop. At the same time, find some sites that you can download some brushes, textures, etc.

If you're going to do that, DO NOT OVER BRUSH OR OVER COLOUR. Balance out the banner and it'll turn out fine. You have a lot of stuff to work on, and I don't consider them bad but I have seen worst and you did a lot better than my first time I used Photoshop. Browse around and find some colour tutorials and stuff. They'll be convenient or you can just make your own to be original.

5/10 It can be better, don't be hating me. All graphic designers need to be critized in a fairly way. In my honest opinion people will say it's "nice" but they won't bother giving you suggestions. You're better off with someone giving you some critism for the better. And this is not to hurt you, please don't take me wrong. I know you can do a lot better than that. Feel free to ask more stuff from me or anyone to make yourself better on your weak-points.

nekogrl
02-25-2008, 08:29 PM
Bad image quality.

Why do you make your images so blury because it ruins the banner. It's slaughtered. Also the render is a little squished down and it doesn't make the banner look good. Use the colours that will make the image itself stand out, don't randomly throw in colours for the banner. It'll make it worse.

What's with the background of the images? First of all, when you apply your background or texture behind the render, it looks horrible. The image looks like it was cut and pasted there. Some texture in the banner will make it look nicer and along with good colour coordination. That's the skill you suffer and needs improvement.

I recomend you saving your images in .png, now why do I say that? The image quality is good and it's clear. You can play around with the colours if you use Selective Colour in Photoshop. At the same time, find some sites that you can download some brushes, textures, etc.

If you're going to do that, DO NOT OVER BRUSH OR OVER COLOUR. Balance out the banner and it'll turn out fine. You have a lot of stuff to work on, and I don't consider them bad but I have seen worst and you did a lot better than my first time I used Photoshop. Browse around and find some colour tutorials and stuff. They'll be convenient or you can just make your own to be original.

5/10 It can be better, don't be hating me. All graphic designers need to be critized in a fairly way. In my honest opinion people will say it's "nice" but they won't bother giving you suggestions. You're better off with someone giving you some critism for the better. And this is not to hurt you, please don't take me wrong. I know you can do a lot better than that. Feel free to ask more stuff from me or anyone to make yourself better on your weak-points.

Yeah, I know I'm not good at this. I don't hate criticism either. I need a lot of it instead of people going, "Oh!! It's very great!! I LOVE it!!" all the time to make me feel better. [ex. MY BF!!] *ahem ahem*
ANYWAY
I don't use photoshop, sadly. I use Paint.NET because I don't have any moneys. I am a poor 14 year old. So I tried to find the best, free program and that's what I got. And there's not very much to do on the croppy image stuff except for the "magic wand" tool that totally sucks. I seriously, would rather use the eraser than that thing. But I don't for some odd reason.
The images are blurry? I think I need new glasses...seriously. I've been getting migrains from these ones and I can't tell that the images are blurry. Huh.
Would messing with the opacity of the image make it blend better?
.png? My bf told me that .jpg would be the best. I don't really know anything about the whole saving images thing so I just go with .jpg because it sounds the coolest. XD
On the PDN forums I can only find plugins. I can't find texts, brushes, or anything like that. But they're probably there SOMEWHERE. I'm a conny-looker when it comes to trying to find things.
[conny-looker = somebody who just can't find anything/doesn't try very hard to find something]

Thank you for all of your criticism, Nariko. I'm not good at anything, really, and I want to get better at SOMETHING. I appreciate it a lot! n_n

Yurka
02-25-2008, 08:54 PM
Anyway, Deviantart is full of brushes though I'm not really sure if they would work for that program.

This last sig of yours is rather plain plus the stock picture is surrounded by white edges. I guess it already had a white background and you simply used the magic wand. When you do that try to smudge the edges of the stock so the white lines around it will blend in.

You should probably work with renders instead of trying to work with normal pictures, since it's harder. Also in most of your siggies your stock seems to be either streched or squished quite a bit. You should probably practice at resizing the renders so you can get a more professional feel for them.

Backgrounds also need work since I don't really see any that actually blend well and are rather plain and uninspired.

Overall 6/10 Keep practicing.

~*Red*~
02-25-2008, 09:31 PM
Awww, your siggy for Angelic is so cute!! I really love the picture you used :)

The background and also the text match up with it very nicely. Good stuff!!

Nariko
02-26-2008, 03:02 AM
Yeah, I know I'm not good at this. I don't hate criticism either. I need a lot of it instead of people going, "Oh!! It's very great!! I LOVE it!!" all the time to make me feel better. [ex. MY BF!!] *ahem ahem*
ANYWAY
I don't use photoshop, sadly. I use Paint.NET because I don't have any moneys. I am a poor 14 year old. So I tried to find the best, free program and that's what I got. And there's not very much to do on the croppy image stuff except for the "magic wand" tool that totally sucks. I seriously, would rather use the eraser than that thing. But I don't for some odd reason.
The images are blurry? I think I need new glasses...seriously. I've been getting migrains from these ones and I can't tell that the images are blurry. Huh.
Would messing with the opacity of the image make it blend better?
.png? My bf told me that .jpg would be the best. I don't really know anything about the whole saving images thing so I just go with .jpg because it sounds the coolest. XD
On the PDN forums I can only find plugins. I can't find texts, brushes, or anything like that. But they're probably there SOMEWHERE. I'm a conny-looker when it comes to trying to find things.
[conny-looker = somebody who just can't find anything/doesn't try very hard to find something]

Thank you for all of your criticism, Nariko. I'm not good at anything, really, and I want to get better at SOMETHING. I appreciate it a lot! n_n
You see the banner saved down in my signature? That's a .png image and you can see how clear the banner itself.

Chariza
03-18-2008, 07:42 PM
keep it up and be happy you know how to make these.
your a lucky one and an original just work on your images and rendering.
other than that ur pretty great.
♥Saku

qG.Shogun
03-19-2008, 12:44 AM
Your latest sig has such a cool background cant wait to see more of your work keep on going.