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Jamie5192
12-26-2007, 10:06 AM
Here are a few siggies i made. ^_^ I'm new at this and would appreciate all the help i can get... So please tell me what you honestly think.. Enjoy~!

http://www.animeforum.com/image/1040944772793cab9b8.jpg

http://www.animeforum.com/image/104094477279922f5ad.jpg

http://www.animeforum.com/image/1040944772799e3b9a4.jpg

http://www.animeforum.com/image/104094477279a928516.jpg

http://www.animeforum.com/image/104094477279b82b6b6.jpg

http://www.animeforum.com/image/104094477279ed67c70.jpg

http://www.animeforum.com/image/104094477279fb93cbe.jpg

http://www.animeforum.com/image/10409447727a0678f18.jpg

The Hybrid
12-26-2007, 09:51 PM
Nice but the text is to hard to read....

darkjester
12-26-2007, 10:23 PM
1,2,4, and 7 are very nice looking. Your color work is good and placement of the pictures/people are well done. The text is hard to read like Hybrid said and to me seems a little wordy.
Sigs are like road signs, many skip over them or glance at them so they should be too the point (at least that is how I think) - but the quotes are nice, I'd just rather see them on like a wallpaper or something to that effect.

Jamie5192
12-28-2007, 12:50 PM
1,2,4, and 7 are very nice looking. Your color work is good and placement of the pictures/people are well done. The text is hard to read like Hybrid said and to me seems a little wordy.
Sigs are like road signs, many skip over them or glance at them so they should be too the point (at least that is how I think) - but the quotes are nice, I'd just rather see them on like a wallpaper or something to that effect.

>< Yeah i guess your right... i tend to get wordy. ^^ Thanks.. i'll keep that in mind you guys. I'll try to make them easier to read next time.

Knuffle Bunny
12-28-2007, 01:35 PM
I can't read most of the text, so that bothers me.
I pretty sure I like the paine one the best. The reason is this, none of your images look extracted. It simply look like you cropped an image and slapped some text on it. :/

The one under paine looks like there's some extraction going on, but the backie doesn't match the pic at all.

Are you using photoshop?

Keep practicing, you'll get better =3

Jamie5192
12-29-2007, 06:18 PM
Here are a few more that i hope you enjoy. ^_^

http://www.animeforum.com/image/1040944776e26686669.jpg

http://www.animeforum.com/image/1040944776e2383340b.jpg

http://www.animeforum.com/image/1040944776e25b8b3fc.jpg

http://www.animeforum.com/image/1040944776e243caa79.jpg

http://www.animeforum.com/image/1040944776e2520eb57.jpg

Day
12-29-2007, 06:59 PM
The blank ones are currently the best.
The words on the others are alittle hard to read,
try making the text easier to read.

Arcxcia
12-30-2007, 10:53 PM
That's nice but the quote is too long. Keep it up!

Elphaba
01-04-2008, 04:15 PM
i love them all
they really catch my attention.
i love all of their eyes so pretty and innocent.
hope to see more.
keep it up.

Jamie5192
10-25-2008, 01:26 AM
Here are my latest collection of Avatars and signatures... Comments and Critiques are Welcomed!!!

Avi's:
http://www.animeforum.com/image/10409448e80decf24b7.jpg http://www.animeforum.com/image/10409448f3fd493850d.jpg http://www.animeforum.com/image/10409448f81270244b8.jpg http://www.animeforum.com/image/10409448fd3745d0ef4.jpg http://www.animeforum.com/image/10409448fe8d7407085.jpg http://www.animeforum.com/image/10409449016c393d895.jpg http://www.animeforum.com/image/104094490280f431dbe.jpg

Signatures:
http://www.animeforum.com/image/10409448e81707b79f2.jpg

http://www.animeforum.com/image/10409448f3fd48ef679.jpg

http://www.animeforum.com/image/10409448f81270423f9.jpg

http://www.animeforum.com/image/10409448fd3939a1abc.jpg

http://www.animeforum.com/image/10409448fe8d73d8ff2.jpg

http://www.animeforum.com/image/10409449016c02423ec.jpg

http://www.animeforum.com/image/104094490280f3c457c.jpg

The reason some of them say "brokenlover101" is because that is my username on a different website that i create them for also.

.fnhvmnvmv
10-28-2008, 07:00 AM
http://www.animeforum.com/image/10409448f81270423f9.jpg

~This is cute <3. I love the pink background. Although it is very simple created. But I love it <3 Which programme do you use? you should try to work with bruhes/textures...^^

Balance
10-28-2008, 12:29 PM
This is my honest opinion...
If you are going to put a quote in your signature, put it in your text editable part of your signature rather than on your actual image signature.

I feel that when there is too much text in a signature, it really loses its focus and the interest is lost.

So if you are going to make signatures, then you are going to have to realize these few things.

Keep the words to a very low minimum.
When putting your subjects in your signature (which would be whatever extracts that you used), be sure to centralize it like you did with this signature.

http://www.animeforum.com/image/10409448f81270423f9.jpg

Although it is very cute, in my opinion, it's too simple to a point to where I think you only used five layers.
Yes, it's true, the more layers doesn't mean the better the signature will be, but if you try different things and perhaps even put a gradient in the background, then perhaps it would have looked a lot better.

Lastly, your avatars.

Make the colors more vibrant. What a lot of people tend to like in an avatar is the bright vivid colors in avatars that signatures normally can't achieve. And keep your subjects in proportion. The subjects look thinner than they really should be.

Jamie5192
01-11-2010, 05:49 PM
I don't remember creating a thread in here and I know that I could use some constructive critizism.. So I figured I'd create one of these threads and see people's thoughts and ideas about my signatures and avatars. Please Enjoy!

BTW BROKENLOVER101 IS ME FROM A DIFFERENT WEBSITE CALLED ANIMEONLINE THAT I NO LONGER GO TO!!!

Set1:
http://www.animeforum.com/image/10409448e80decf24b7.jpg
http://www.animeforum.com/image/10409448e81707b79f2.jpg

Set2:
http://www.animeforum.com/image/10409448f3fd493850d.jpg
http://www.animeforum.com/image/10409448f3fd48ef679.jpg

Set3:
http://www.animeforum.com/image/10409448f81270244b8.jpg
http://www.animeforum.com/image/10409448f81270423f9.jpg

Set4:
http://www.animeforum.com/image/10409448fd3745d0ef4.jpg
http://www.animeforum.com/image/10409448fd3939a1abc.jpg

Set5:
http://www.animeforum.com/image/10409448fe8d7407085.jpg
http://www.animeforum.com/image/10409448fe8d73d8ff2.jpg

Set6:
http://www.animeforum.com/image/10409449016c393d895.jpg
http://www.animeforum.com/image/10409449016c02423ec.jpg

Set7:
http://www.animeforum.com/image/104094490280f431dbe.jpg
http://www.animeforum.com/image/104094490280f3c457c.jpg

Jamie5192
01-11-2010, 05:53 PM
SORRY ABOUT THE DOUBLE POSTING BUT HERE ARE MORE!!!!!!!




Set8:
http://www.animeforum.com/image/10409449034d7b51b63.jpg
http://www.animeforum.com/image/10409449034d7b9e418.jpg

Set9:
http://www.animeforum.com/image/10409449056ff63d041.jpg
http://www.animeforum.com/image/10409449056ff657df3.jpg

Set10:
http://www.animeforum.com/image/104094490d43c5b8210.jpg
http://www.animeforum.com/image/104094490d43c595f34.jpg

Set11:
http://www.animeforum.com/image/1040944a0b709f67f3f.jpg
http://www.animeforum.com/image/1040944a0b709ed5d0b.jpg

Set12:
http://www.animeforum.com/image/1040944a0ef979cda80.jpg
http://www.animeforum.com/image/1040944a0ef979698e2.jpg

Set13:
http://www.animeforum.com/image/1040944a0efa558c5df.jpg
http://www.animeforum.com/image/1040944a0ef97a42a92.jpg

Jamie5192
01-11-2010, 05:54 PM
OMG I'M SO SO SO SO SO SORRY I HAD TO TAKE THIS INTO A 3rd POST!!!!!!


Set14:
http://www.animeforum.com/image/1040944a11f868aa1b8.jpg
http://www.animeforum.com/image/1040944a11f86808f95.jpg or http://www.animeforum.com/image/1040944a11f8678a5d8.jpg


Set15:
http://www.animeforum.com/image/1040944b4a29ecb9ef6.jpg or http://www.animeforum.com/image/1040944b4a2d88649a1.jpg
http://www.animeforum.com/image/1040944b4a29ec2ec61.jpg


LATEST SET!!!!
Avatar:
http://www.animeforum.com/image/1040944b4a3b062eae9.jpg
http://www.animeforum.com/image/1040944b4a3b059a1ae.jpg

Dreams
01-11-2010, 06:52 PM
Hmm...well, I think the part that you can improve most on is the font. Try to make the amount as little as possible, it seems to me like in some of your signatures, the font is overtaking the actual picture, which is a no-no. For some of them, you might also want to try and keep the pictures high quality, so they don't seem pixellated or blurry. The last point is, you might want to add something else rather than adding brushes in the background, or sticking a picture in there without blending the original stock picture into the background.

But with that said, I think if you improve your typography first, it'll start looking a lot better =)

Hopefully this helps!

Yoko Littner
01-11-2010, 07:10 PM
^ Basically what this user said. The font does not really match well with the picture itself and I know with practice you can easily improve on that.

Also the backgrounds, seems too bland and way too stock. Maybe adjust it up a little bit and try getting creative.

Daken.
01-11-2010, 07:21 PM
Well everyone has room for improvment, maybe you should try less font on your pictures, just your name would be fine on them instead of all that extra stuff. You could also make it to where your signature quality is better then it is, and they could use a little bit of sharpening. Might I suggest saving them as PNG.

Some things looked stretched out to me, there is a easier way of resizing things to were it wont look stretched. I cant really tell what the main focus is in some of your signatures, if you improve on all that stuff I bet your signatures would look way better. Looking at tuts always helps. I hope to see more signatures of yours in the future. Good Luck.

Jamie5192
01-12-2010, 08:28 PM
Avatar:
http://www.animeforum.com/image/1040944b4d2a2caba34.png

Signature:
http://www.animeforum.com/image/1040944b4d2a2d871b6.png

MoroDashi
01-12-2010, 08:52 PM
Your newest set is amazing (: I really liked the way the text matches the image well.
Just a couple of things;
I think the avatar should have a little bit of green in it. But not too much or else the avatar gets messy.
Andd the text colour on the signature, its good but it seems a bit odd to me. Like it's a bit too light for the colour scheme.

Buuuut overall- It's fantastical ;D

Jamie5192
01-12-2010, 09:59 PM
AVATAR
http://www.animeforum.com/image/1040944b4d446c52cf2.png

SIGNATURES
http://www.animeforum.com/image/1040944b4d446d0991f.png

http://www.animeforum.com/image/1040944b4d446d888f7.png

Serated
01-13-2010, 07:02 PM
Alright, lets just get this out of the way as soon as possible. Unlike what everyone else says, I think the main thing your signatures lack is a type of theme. What you seem to be doing is taking an image and then copying about a paragraph of text in order to explain why it looks the way it does. And that just isnt necessary.

Your most latest tag, while superior to your previous efforts, is probably the best of the bunch. You are using more effects, and applying more thought to the overall construction of the image. What it mainly lacks as above, is a theme. Am I supposed to feel warm and fuzzy? Or dark and lifeless? The use of the word 'love' and the heart used really are competing ideas since the tag is just so dark and empty.

This may sound stupid, but make a happy tag. Use a bright stock image, use bright colors, and combine the effects and we should work from there with other improvements such as your uses of blending, and hierarchy.

Best of luck to you.

Jamie5192
01-13-2010, 09:44 PM
Hmmz.. Here's me trying to do a more happy and upbeat one! lol I don't knowz right now it's kind of hard for me O_o

ENJOY~!

Avatar:
http://www.animeforum.com/image/1040944b4e8d2632522.png

Signature:
http://www.animeforum.com/image/1040944b4e8d2571cbd.png

bee.
01-13-2010, 09:55 PM
sorry in advance if this sounds harsh.
what i see right off the bat, is the stock is a little blurry.
the flowery things around the sig doesn't go with the stock, it just looks like everything is pasted on there, so there's not much to critique.
find better higher quality renders/stocks, try some C4D's, and the text placement doesn't really look nice. it just looks slapped together.

Try to lay off the text a little, blend more, don't just use those brushes to surround your sig, use the brushes to make it flow more and to make it more appealing, not to just "decorate"


overall just keep on making sigs, you'll get better easy if you keep at it.

Jamie5192
01-23-2010, 10:06 AM
New sets

http://www.animeforum.com/image/1040944b54c0a462046.png
http://www.animeforum.com/image/1040944b54c0a36957f.png


http://www.animeforum.com/image/1040944b5b1b7707c50.png
http://www.animeforum.com/image/1040944b5b1b775ac7c.png

salcha00
01-23-2010, 05:26 PM
I cant' see them.

Jamie5192
01-23-2010, 07:08 PM
The very first ones you won't be able to for some reason. I'm sorry T.T

.Tatty.
01-23-2010, 10:54 PM
My advice to you is to stop using so much text in your tags. Its very dominating and means there's two focal points fighting and scrapping for attention.

Your latest "Innocence" tag is your best by far. However i would say take out your username text and change the font used for the "innocence" text.