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cptkelly
06-01-2008, 04:31 PM
I'm really new to photoshop and here's 2 sig a made during the first 3 hours of messing around in it.

constructive criticism would be nice:D

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j277/Zaros200/Untitled-1copy.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j277/Zaros200/Cptkelly2copy.jpg

cptkelly
06-02-2008, 09:03 PM
Ok so I've use photoshop for a total of 2 days time and decided to make some siggies. they're not great but i think they turn out ok.

Any and all advices are welcome :D


http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j277/Zaros200/cptG1copy.jpg
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j277/Zaros200/K.jpg
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j277/Zaros200/CptG2copy.jpg
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j277/Zaros200/CptG3copy.jpg
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j277/Zaros200/Untitled-1copy.jpg
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j277/Zaros200/Cptkelly2copy.jpg
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j277/Zaros200/Evakellycopy.jpg
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j277/Zaros200/ShanaKellycopy.jpg

Balance
06-02-2008, 09:13 PM
They're not bad, but here's what you need to work on.

The signatures don't usually have flow in them.
A lot of them seem like you just slapped the extract on them.
Don't use the same font over and over again.
Shana doesn't look proportional, did you hold shift while scaling her down?
A lot of the same background.
The backgrounds are usually boring.

Follow a few tutorials, and you will learn how to eventually blend the extract INTO the signature.

You definitely have potential though, so I say keep it up and keep practicing.

Cotaku
06-02-2008, 09:18 PM
You're doing great so far! I like these sigs, but they all seem VERY similar.
Use a different font that fits the style of the sig, like Balance said. And just play around with things and make them look different from each other. Individual.
Otherwise...the renders are clean. The size is good, and they have good detail.
You're off to a great start and if you keep practicing you'll get better and better! Keep up the great work! ♥

IchigoKiss
06-03-2008, 05:55 PM
but they all seem VERY similar.

They're not bad, but here's what you need to work on.

The signatures don't usually have flow in them.
A lot of them seem like you just slapped the extract on them.
You definitely have potential though, so I say keep it up and keep practicing.



Nice sigs you got there but...
I'd have to agree with Demoni and Balance, they do seem to be similiar.
Shana does seem kind of narrow(?)
And the font seems to be monotonous try downloading some
although some you have to buy...
Also use some tutorials it will get you far of your GFX knowledge.
So then you always have something different.
I'd love to see improvement from your works like Balance said


You definitely have potential though, so I say keep it up and keep practicing.

cptkelly
06-05-2008, 05:01 PM
Does anyone have any links to good Tut?

Famahama
06-06-2008, 05:33 AM
TUTORIALS OF AF (http://www.animeforum.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=&f=74)

I'll go easy ^^
the 5th siggy;
Probably just deepen the colors of the red background a bit. Especially behind the guy. And to really make it natural, darken a bit of the guy as well. Probably near the sides.
And get rid of the text in the background =/


Nice work for 2 days worth ;D

cptkelly
07-10-2008, 05:29 PM
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j277/Zaros200/Untitled-1.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j277/Zaros200/bleachlovercopy.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j277/Zaros200/Layer0.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j277/Zaros200/narutobanner.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j277/Zaros200/CPTK.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j277/Zaros200/sigpic6862_17.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j277/Zaros200/Hirakocopy.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j277/Zaros200/uchihacopy.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j277/Zaros200/SSj5copy.jpg

I'm still learning how to use photoshop so try not to be so hard on me...

Any and all advices/criticisms are welcome!

Cotaku
07-10-2008, 06:36 PM
You're doing an awesome job here.
My fav sig is your Lucky Star one. I like the circles. xD
The render in your last sig seems a bit blurry to me. And I think it would look better if the bg was a color similar to the characters hair color.

You're doing great for "getting used to photoshop".
Remember:
Practice makes perfect! ^_^
Keep up the good work! ♥

Dottie.
07-10-2008, 06:37 PM
Hi there :3

Well, in my opinion, i think your doing great as a beginner.

I really like the vector-type signature with all the shapes everywhere, it goes well with the character. Except your name is a lil hidden in the signature, maybe try using a different colour to contrast against the pink instead of a different shade of pink but it isn't that bad, it's fine as it is :3 The naruto one is also good, except the black scanlines are just a bit too heavy so just lower the opacity but if you did intend to have them heavy; sorry ^^; i still think it looks good at the moment, the text is good and the icon.
All of your sigs are fine ^_^ you just need to learn to blend a lil better, try putting brushes in front of the render like on the corners of it, if that makes any sense ^^; just make sure you don't go entirely over the render/extraction so you can still see most of their body and their head. You could also try using vector shapes and smudging.

Anyways, i hoped i wasn't harsh and i hoped i helped. C:

cptkelly
07-11-2008, 10:23 PM
Thanks a lot of the tips...it will surely help me in the future!:D :D

cptkelly
07-15-2008, 01:46 PM
Ok so here it is...For some reason i can't get it to flow properly...Any advice?

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j277/Zaros200/YoYocopy.jpg

IchigoKiss
07-15-2008, 05:19 PM
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j277/Zaros200/YoYocopy.jpg

I think you should put make plumish pink
and maybe lessen the yellow behind Yoruichi
But overall I think it's perfectly fine
But maybe the text needs some work..
Change the font and dont put it in the
bottom left maybe where the yellow is
but a little bit to the left so it's not too idk..
Anyway the font 'Impact' would probably do.
In white and outlined in #b0b0b0

Scion
07-15-2008, 08:56 PM
Well some simple tips for getting c4ds to flow with your tag would be to rotate the entire c4d and erase what stands out and disrupts the flow. You just gotta be aware of things such as lighting and if the extract/focal point is tilted a certain way, etc.

But no worries, it's not bad for your first attempt, keep at it.

cptkelly
07-24-2008, 06:36 PM
Here's my lastest sig :p

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j277/Zaros200/allencopy.jpg


here's the same one with more color and no text

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j277/Zaros200/allencopy-2.jpg

Sanosuke X
07-24-2008, 06:50 PM
Not bad, I wish I knew how to use photoshop.

Evockzi
07-24-2008, 07:50 PM
Hell of alot better then mine. Gj they look great.

I just need to get ahold of some brushes I need such as Grid's and stuff.
And start using C4d's I just got.

Dottie.
07-25-2008, 06:27 PM
I like the coloured one better. But thats just me I like colourful things >:3
The render/extraction looks a lil squashed, maybeits just me. But remember to Hold Shift when resizing an image, extraction.. whatever. Nice grungey background. And is that some clipping masks?
Maybe try putting some standing out text rather than blending it with the sig. xD just imo.

Great work. :3

cptkelly
07-26-2008, 07:59 PM
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j277/Zaros200/Nellcopy.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j277/Zaros200/AA.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j277/Zaros200/Yunacopy.jpg

IchigoKiss
07-26-2008, 08:03 PM
I think post 19 2nd sig needs some text..
But not bad on your new ones keep going ^^

cptkelly
08-07-2008, 12:42 PM
here's my latest sigs....


http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j277/Zaros200/Yuna2copy.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j277/Zaros200/animecopy-1.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j277/Zaros200/Domcopy.jpg

DeeviousDemon
08-07-2008, 04:56 PM
haha the second sig is adorable!!! >_< like the style of one and three!!! very gd from what i've seen so far! nice work! keep it up

Diocletian
08-07-2008, 04:57 PM
Hellsing has never looked so pretty.
It would look awesome if you used anime characters who almost nobody knows.

cptkelly
08-09-2008, 10:29 PM
Here's one i tried using the same render as before, but using a different style.

Tell me what you think:D

http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd360/darthjuggernaut/Cptkellycopy.jpg

Magelation
08-09-2008, 11:35 PM
Oh that is awesome! I love the lighting, the highlights, the blending... everything :D

cptkelly
08-10-2008, 02:50 PM
http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd360/darthjuggernaut/Blaze.jpg

http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd360/darthjuggernaut/Hackcopyjpg.jpg

Yes the text doesn't fit in...I'm trying to work on that

I think im improving a little....kinda

:D :D :D :p

Mira Kaiba
08-10-2008, 04:10 PM
Very nice - I love the last 2 sigs. The Blaze sig is awesome - I love the lighting and the flare colors. For the text you might try a scriptish font to go with the sig, or something more flowing. You also might want to place it closer to your extract.

For the second one. I like the flow from the extract to the C4D. You might eant to drop the blur on the text, and use a cleaner text that flows with the sig. Great colors and lighting! ^^

cptkelly
08-10-2008, 04:13 PM
Thanks for the advices Mira:D :D


Well here's my lastest

http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd360/darthjuggernaut/Itachicopy.jpg

Aleyna
08-11-2008, 07:07 AM
I think your newest sig needs a border and the text is off centered. The light effects are certainly cool though.

cptkelly
08-11-2008, 09:20 PM
I decided not to put text in this one tell me what 'yall think

http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd360/darthjuggernaut/BLcopy.jpg

these are my attemps with vector

http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd360/darthjuggernaut/PEACHcopy-2.jpg

http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd360/darthjuggernaut/Nekocopy.jpg

cptkelly
08-14-2008, 10:30 AM
http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd360/darthjuggernaut/Tobicopy.jpg

Famahama
08-14-2008, 11:16 AM
http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd360/darthjuggernaut/Blaze.jpg

Size is a bit too much and off centering. Everything else looks quite good actually! Love those effects =D

(Text, you noticed, improve it)

Good development there!

cptkelly
08-14-2008, 11:45 AM
here's my experimentation with the dreaded pen toll...lol


tell me what you think and keep leaving those awesome constructive critisism


http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd360/darthjuggernaut/Dramacopy.jpg

Famahama
08-14-2008, 11:55 AM
The contrast seems too dull, put more action with it with curves, levels, and sharpness. BTW, the right side showed some faults of the pen.

(Not constructive, but doing my best)

cptkelly
08-15-2008, 11:36 PM
http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd360/darthjuggernaut/AnimeGabecopy.jpg

http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd360/darthjuggernaut/Cptkellucopy.jpg

cptkelly
08-18-2008, 08:34 PM
Here's a sig i did when i was really bored.
yes it is a bit bright just bare with me I'm still new....kinda

http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd360/darthjuggernaut/Avrilcopy.jpg

DemonsRevenge
08-19-2008, 01:29 AM
Very nice work :) i like your second one best(at the top of page). your lighting placement was very good and suited the render ^__^ +rep

cptkelly
01-23-2009, 06:33 AM
So I haven't touch photoshop in about 3 monnths and wondered if I can still do anyything on it. Here's the result.

http://www.animecrazy.net/forums/members/cptkelly-albums-signatures-picture30555-hitman.png

cptkelly
01-25-2009, 09:41 AM
http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd360/darthjuggernaut/TagWall1-1.png

CnC please! These are just my most recent signatures. 2 days old :)

Syphion
01-25-2009, 12:49 PM
wow all of them look really nice. Interesting color choice for the FFXIII. Definitely seems like you got your photoshop skills back compared to the one you posted before ^^

cptkelly
01-25-2009, 03:32 PM
Here''s the wall second v2

http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd360/darthjuggernaut/Tagwall2.png

Famahama
01-25-2009, 10:33 PM
Overall, most of your works in the tag walls are oversharpened, which brings out the unnecessary details and makes it look very busy imo D:

Distrubed sig is pretty cool btw, realistic effects and those outer-glow lines really gives it depth

cptkelly
01-29-2009, 05:25 PM
Here's my latest one :)

http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd360/darthjuggernaut/117.png


Also made a tut for it. >.< It's not a great sig to make a tut for but there's a lot of beginner on my other forum.

UrusaiSevera
01-29-2009, 08:28 PM
Tutorials belong in Dazzle Us' Editing Tips and Tutorials section, please post your tutorial there.

Thanks.

tswarthog
01-29-2009, 09:05 PM
I would honestly work on using more photoshop defults in your signatures compared to outside images (c4d's, fractuals, ext) You will be suprised with what you can do with the defults in photoshop. Overall I would clean up the effects and work on depth/composition.