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03-16-2008, 08:33 PM
Last one got closed due to length and now I have a new thread with my new name. I guess this means I've been doing sets for quite some time now. I sure hope to heck that I've improved at least somewhat from my very first creations.^^'

Now, on to the stuff. First sig to ever grace this thread is an unbirthday gift for Sera. Just thought I'd make him one since he made a rather interesting comment when he, Unli, Megi and I were chatting on MSN. Text roughly translates to "Frozen milk please" >=D


Hope you like it man.

03-16-2008, 10:45 PM
Yays for Yue. Its needs more blending, but I like it regardless of. Congrats on hitting your second thread.

03-17-2008, 12:58 AM
Nice job on that one a bit more blendig but its a amazing sig keep on going.

03-17-2008, 06:27 AM
Lovely job on the sig. man...its gonna take ages for me to reach THAT level...

03-17-2008, 11:39 PM
@Sera: Glad you liked it. And yea... I probably should have blended it better. My bad.^^' And thanks man.

@Suzuka: Thank you.^^

@Karo: Thanks. And I'm sure you've overtaken me already. I pretty much keep everything simple since I'm no good with anything else.^^'

Now for an update. Pretty fast eh? Well, I was already thinking of making Unli a set anyway, then I saw he made me a gift so I just rushed.^^ Kept this one uber simple with a little bit of Unli's style with the text and his new name in. As you can see, I had a little too much fun with the scanlines on this one.


Another update. I was unfortunate enough to have finished the gift at exactly the same day Unli decided to go back to his old alias.^^' Made a new one based on his new tutorial; made a few changes here and there of course. I think it came out good. Plus, I don't exactly have a pen so made the lines entirely by hand. Vectoring the Saber picture has improved my usage of the pen tool. Yeah...


And yet another update. Still having fun with the tutorial.


03-21-2008, 06:53 PM
A gifty for teh Zumitron. Extract courtesy of Sera. Hope you like it!^-^ This sig also represents my first footsteps in the realm of the c4d. Hold Men! We. Shall. TRIUMPH. ,o/



New avi for me. It looks so deceptively simple but it's one of the most complicated pieces I've worked on. @[email protected] It was hard to balance out the light and the dark, and what with my mouse not exactly cooperating, the whole thing was fighting me all the way.


*edit squared*

Return gifts for Knuffle Bunny. Again, credits go to Sera. Hope you like it.=]


*edit cubed*

Return gifts, this time for Mikadzuki. Credits for the extraction go to, again, Sera. Thank you very much man. Well, hope you like it.



Plus a fanbar. I ran out of people to give return gifts to. ;^;


03-22-2008, 06:20 AM

I really love this one the background is just amazing and picture two it really match the background and the text just totally fits the background and picture nice work.

Knuffle Bunny
03-22-2008, 09:49 AM
It's such a beauty. The extraction is nice, and the background absolutely amases me.

Love it, and Thanks a bunch! <3

03-22-2008, 10:01 AM
Lolz, the story made me giggle. Post #5 All on moi.

The gift for Konata,
the background is a bit sharp. and grainy.. i like the colors though. and uh... the font is a bit not good looking. >.>;;

and your avatar looks nice! (i'm not too fancy-schmancy on ava, so i can't comment much)

03-22-2008, 01:57 PM
Last one got closed due to length and now I have a new thread with my new name. I guess this means I've been doing sets for quite some time now. I sure hope to heck that I've improved at least somewhat from my very first creations.^^'

Now, on to the stuff. First sig to ever grace this thread is an unbirthday gift for Sera. Just thought I'd make him one since he made a rather interesting comment when he, Unli, Megi and I were chatting on MSN. Text roughly translates to "Frozen milk please" >=D


Hope you like it man.

Nice style, I think it COULD be improved by getting a scan of some crumpled paper instead of teh white, and maybe add a little halftone.

03-22-2008, 05:38 PM
@ Suzuka: Thanks. Glad you liked it.^^
@ Knuffle Bunny: You're very welcome. Makes it all worthwhile when someone likes their gifts.=]
@ Unli: Your fault. You changed your name plus you put out an awesome tutorial. I couldn't help myself. And thanks. Fixed it. (I hope.)
@ omniking: Yeah... I need more textures.^^' Thanks for the tip though.

Remade version of Zumitron's sig:


Plus gift spam. More later. I need to get out of the house and see the sun first. @[email protected]





Couldn't decide what was better for Megi's gift so I'll leave that up to you guys. Unli's avi was a bit of a challenge since the original had a pretty dull colour base. Had to paint it a bit again, and my mouse still fights me. Karuto's gift was fun to make, though I probably overkilled on the sharpen filter.

As always, all the extracts used (except for Unli's avi. That came from a texture I had saved) were done by Sera.
Well, hope you people like it.


Gifty for Mira. Hope you like it.=]

Teh gift shop is now closed. I'll open it again after dinner maybe. I need a new perspective.


Mira Kaiba
03-22-2008, 10:23 PM
Oh, yay, an awesome siggy for me! ^^ I love it so much - the image is really pretty, and the background looks awesome. Thanks so much! XD

03-22-2008, 10:36 PM
I'm glad you liked it then.^-^

Last product of the day, maybe even the weekend. A sig for me. Was originally going for a trance sort of look but halfway through it switched to an underwater theme for some reason. Extracts from Sera yet again.


And an alternate version of Unli's avi. Take whichever you prefer.


Or tell me if you'd like something else.^^'

Plus a new avi for me. This time with a name so I can actually claim ownership.


03-23-2008, 01:28 AM
Gifty for me??!! *gasps in awe* o_O... thanks so much Kuro!! *grabs it*

03-23-2008, 07:34 AM
Return gifts, this time for Mikadzuki. Credits for the extraction go to, again, Sera. Thank you very much man. Well, hope you like it.



I luff it!!! Very much!!! xD

Again, thanks so much! I just love chars w/ spunk! xD Plus the set looks like it was made using traditional media! Like watercolor or acrylic ^^

Plus, may I say again... your timing for giving me the gift was impeccable! >_< It reminded me of a project I was suppose to work on... and I was doing so well procrastinating...>_> kidding! xP

But, seriously though, I really really love the set. Thank you. Happy Easter! ^^

03-23-2008, 04:35 PM
@Karuto: You're very welcome. And thanks for the gift too.^-^
@Mika: Glad you luff it.eheh. Happy Easter to you too. Hope you finish your project.=]

A requested set by Aura of the Twilight. Extract compliments of Unli. You da bomb.XD Was a bit of at a loss for this one and ended up making two versions of the sig because I didn't know what looked better. Your opinions?




Hope you like it.

03-23-2008, 11:16 PM
@Mika: Glad you luff it.eheh. Happy Easter to you too. Hope you finish your project.=]



About my project: you and me both xDD


It's COOL vs WARM eh... xD
Hmm... the bg (incl. the broom and that seeming strip of cloth) of the upper one looks sort of murky to me, like painted with water used to clean brushes. I prefer the lower one's, coz the broom and cloth are more easily discernible. But I like how the girl look in the first tho'... idk, I just like how her hair looks against her pallid face >_< She looks like she was cut off a poster of an MMORPG xD

Well, that's just what I think tho'... my color preferences are kind of... off lately =/ so... that's that xP

Gomen, if it wasn't any help =/

03-24-2008, 08:46 AM
I like the warm colored one. But you might want to use a font that doesn't stick out so much and goes with the sig better.

03-24-2008, 07:27 PM
@ Mika: Oh lol. I intentionally blurred it so I could blend it better with the scan I used for the bg. I guess I blurred it too much.^^'
@ omniking: Thanks. Changed it.

Remade version. Only one this time. I tried my best, but I think it's not really that good enough. I couldn't resize the new one correctly. D=<


Plus an inverse result from Sera's new video tut. Instead of coming out all bright and happy, the opposite appeared. Size is a little on the small side because I did most of this sig at school while everyone else was busy doing homework that I finished last Friday. (Our teacher's still absent. We were told he's in the hospital with a bad case of the flu. Hope he gets well soon; I don't want to change teachers in the middle of the sem and with midterms so close). Used PS7 for this one so the effects are a tad limited. Made two versions, though I think I like the coloured one better.



And again, credit for the extract goes to Sera.


New avi for me.


*edit squared*

And another new avi for me. Image took ages to get. We need more Genshiken pics on the net dammit!


*edit cubed*

And three sigs. More or less the same, with some minor tweaks in them. Sadly, I still can't work that well with c4ds. They look like something was sick on them ;^; 'Cept for the one without any actual c4ds. That looks plain. Wah... my head hurts. =.=




Credits for the extract goes to marshmallow this time around.

03-26-2008, 07:42 PM
I think I'm safe with the two day rule now, so New Entry!XD

Made this again with the school's Photoshop. I've noticed that with the 7, when I resize characters, they tend to get more pixellated than they would be if I used my CS. =s Plus school's resolution is low, so I end up making smaller sigs.^^' This one sorta came out interesting though methinks. Extract from Sera again.


I wants.

03-26-2008, 10:42 PM


*falls down*
*stands up*
*falls down*

Could've included her rocking hair, but with a 100px 100px, it might have been hard.
(im not too good with avatars, so i cant do much)

the signature.
Try playing around with the fonts a bit (preferably, smaller and simpler). and once you done that, move it around near to the focal. and when youve done that, the right side'll be empty, now crop it from the empty :3

and the extract is a bit oversharpened D:

3 sign glamor. (ohNOES)
i like the third version, the last 2 has C4Ds that sticks out.
Try adding some abstract lines to cover up the emptiness.

nice update btw ;DD

Aura of the Twilight
03-27-2008, 07:38 AM
Sorry it took so long to reply to your thread, sutpid stupid local culture reports, anyways.

thanks for the set I really like it KuroTan, I'll switch to it right away.

The avatar's awsome handsdown and so are the sigs although I like the cool one better, it shows all the differences of the character a little better than the warm one, plus I'm a cool toned kinda gal. Although when it came down to choosing which one I was going to use I just did eeny meeny miny moe.

Thanks for being so quick about it too.

03-29-2008, 12:24 AM
@ Unli: I wanted to, but the only good pic I had was her in cosplay,so her hair's all down.^^' Thanks for the critique.
@ Aura: Don't worry about it. And I'm glad you liked it.^-^

Very very very small update. One small avi for mahself.


yeah... It's probably not even worth the update.^^'


And a rather odd take on Sera's new video tut. Looks terrible I know. I SUCK at complicated stuff.=.=

Well man, this is my entry for the sig battle. Plenair! I choose you!



2 days passed so here we go again.^^

Made it with Unli's new tut, with a little adjustments. Thanks for putting it up man. I'm liking this one.^-^


I'm a collectible now. >8D

Aura of the Twilight
03-30-2008, 03:19 PM
Collectible? *fox ears perk up* I must collect yoouuuu! *glomps*

Anyways, ... right the sig! I think it's awsome, it's a variation from your regular style, and you did good with it. The placement with the characters and words are very well done. I love the bubbly look it has, and how it seems to be blocked in, sorta like a TV in my opinion.

Great job! 7.6 out of 10!

03-30-2008, 06:40 PM
My bad then FlashD.^^ And thanks Aura. It's a commercial screen cap to tell you the truth.>:3 kidding of course.

New sig with another one of Unli's tutorials. Added some more stuff in since it came out a little flat at first.


03-31-2008, 08:23 PM
WOW O_O i was gone for 2 weeks and i sure think i missed out alot... Your work turned so gosh darn stunningly beautiful!!! bravo lulu!!!!!!!!!! x3
omg omg... your new sora sig is the most adorable thing i've ever seen >_< seriously...its just so perfect!! i dont think i even have the rights to give you advice anymore T^T
but now since you're a collectible...I WILL COLLECT YOU!!! >D *hiya!*
i really really wanna request now cuz i love your new style <3333

oh btw...i know i havent used the gift you made me and im soooo sorry about it, i was a bit busy and wasnt very active around here, but i think the gift was in the old thread so i dont think i could comment anymore T^T please forgive angelic.... ;_;

04-02-2008, 06:42 PM
Go for it. I'd be more than happy to make one for a friend.^-^ And thanks for the comment, really helps.XD

New one. Made about half of it at school and the other half at home. Thanks to Sera for the advice, specially on the spatter filter. Much appreciated.


I don't really know how this one is. To be honest, I think I lost the basic sig techniques. Last ones I made were all tut based so this new one isn't probably as good. Still, CndC would be nice.^^

04-02-2008, 08:25 PM
Great job. The yellow colors dont really work well in my opinion, but everything else appears as a massive improvement.

04-03-2008, 12:35 AM
It has impact, and thats the highest level of compliment I can EVER give. Nice spattering ;3 Loving the colors~!

You have reached a new level of signature making! Try scrolling down the memory thread and see your improvement!

04-04-2008, 12:16 AM
Woot! Huge morale booster then. Thanks so much guys.^-^

And er... Might be a little late but technically the day's not over yet so... here's my entry then Sera. A combo entry and request from Angelic. Hope it came out nice, though effects were pretty minimal on this one. Extraction done by Sera.


Of course, I realize that against the Carnia sig, I've lost before I even started.^^' But it was fun making this nonetheless.=]

04-04-2008, 03:14 AM
Hi there Kuro :)

Your siggy for Angelic is nice. The background and the glowing effect are brilliant. The extract is really nice. It almost seems as if she's looking at you. Hope to see more soon!!

Konata Izumi
04-04-2008, 05:29 AM
I love the signature you made me, and I`m so pathetic I didn't realize til now. I`m going to use it NAO. Super adorable. =DD

04-04-2008, 06:26 AM
Lovely new sig! When did I overtake you Kuro? I don't think I believe that anymore. Everyone here is more experienced than me. aw heck...

04-05-2008, 10:26 PM
Woot! Huge morale booster then. Thanks so much guys.^-^

And er... Might be a little late but technically the day's not over yet so... here's my entry then Sera. A combo entry and request from Angelic. Hope it came out nice, though effects were pretty minimal on this one. Extraction done by Sera.


Of course, I realize that against the Carnia sig, I've lost before I even started.^^' But it was fun making this nonetheless.=]

=DD thank you so much!!! -glomps- ^^ im so happpy!! and i love it so much!!! its adorable <3 and i truly love how the sig looks brushless, very very impressive.

04-06-2008, 12:13 AM

The girl is oversharpened D: and (imho) the text placement is okay, but not so good looking. But still, its good as it is, but try it out if you can ;D

Loving the effects here, especially on the right side.

04-09-2008, 01:17 PM


You have seriously reached a new level of signature making, THESE ARE EXCELLENT! I especially love the latest one you made. I personally think the girl is sharpened enough, except on the left side on her hair.

Miku looks really fascinating, and I think you did a great job on her too!

Keep it up Kurotan, because you're still good at what you do!

04-09-2008, 02:58 PM
Awesome, I was waiting patiently for someone to use that stock. It was just so vibrant cute that I just could not think up an effect way to convey it into a signature. Great job with it.

04-09-2008, 10:29 PM
I might as well reply before everything goes stale. I was hoping to put up a new one but that got derailed seeing as how we're into new grounds in our java class and I can sneak in photoshop anymore.^^'

@ Red: Thanks. By spring break hopefully.^^ I'll also probably have your request done by then.
@ Zumitron (I'll keep calling you that. >=3): No worries. At first I was like, "Oh noes. It must've been horrible. She doesn't even want to wear it."^^' Glad you like it though.XD
@ Karuto: Well, you got the experience part right. A lot of us here have been doing this for more or less a year now (And I use 'more or less' very loosely here.XD) So you know, keep doing what you do.^-^
@ Angelic: Glad you love it.^-^ And the brushes used there were for the glittery bits. Everything else was a combo of dodge/burn/smudge/assorted filters and a fractal.
@ Unli: Yeah... I tend to oversharpen things ever since I discovered that little filter.^^' I'll see what I can do. Thanks.=]
@ Balance: Thanks. I'll try not to disappoint.haha.^-^
@ Serated: I've been waiting for a chance to use it too to tell you the truth.^^ It's been sitting in my hard drive patiently all this time. Thanks, glad you like it.

I'll probably edit this with a new one sometime soon. (I've got a work in progress sig that I started on during Monday's java class. I was hoping to have finished it by now but no such luck.^^')

And in something totally unrelated, Ima happy my team in the Champion's League is still up and running. It was pretty nailbiting those last few minutes when they were tied up with Arsenal leading on away goals. Well anyway, go Liverpool.^-^ (This would have probably been better as a blog comment now that I think about it. Ah well.^^')


and here we go with a new one. The sharpening was pretty intentional on this one but I tried to keep it an acceptable level though. Not really sure how it came out really.^^' Credits go to Sera once again.


Remade ones and requests will pop out randomly for the next week. Spring break's almost here.^-^

04-11-2008, 06:48 AM
This last one is REALLY good! I like the rough bit behin the extract. Can I have the PSD, please?

Knuffle Bunny
04-12-2008, 01:40 PM
I envy your text/font skills soo much. T^T
The sig is great, but I can't stop obsessing over how well you chose your font and how well you placed it.

The girl looks over sharpened ^^;
and a little too bright. Maybe tone her down some more?

Anywho, great job!

04-13-2008, 01:48 PM
Wow, great stuff you have there, Kuro ^^
The last one is very cute, I love the colors. Yeah, it+s pretty sharp, but it's still very good imo. And that gift you've done for Angelic is so... sparkling! *_* I love it! Sparkles rule x]
Anyway, great job! Can't wait to see more =)

Mira Kaiba
04-13-2008, 03:26 PM
Oh wow, I love Angelic's sig! The effects in the background are very nice, and I like the font choice. The lighting is fantastic.
I also like the new one - the colors have a lot of impact, and I like the background as well - simple and well placed. The girl doesn't look too oversharpened. The "rough" text looks a little - I'm not sure - beveled, almost. Maybe choose another rough looking font? Fantastic sig though. ^^

04-13-2008, 06:16 PM
The originality and interesting text along with layering which are very obvious in your graphics are awesome. This is impressive. I get more jealous every time I look at your guys sigs :)

04-22-2008, 12:11 AM
Massive lag time again.^^'

@karuto: done and done.^-^
@Knuffle Bunny: I was just playing around with what I had on hand. I'm happy it came out so nice. And thanks for the CndC.
@poison.ivy: Thanks. Glad you liked it.=]
@Mira: Thanks much for the input.^-^ I'll see what I can do when I get around to revising my stuff.
@Twylight: Thank you.=]

New one made, again, in my java class. Still have a request lined up (so hard to find a good extract.=/) and revisions to make. I know I said I'd work on them during spring break but I decided to do some other stuff instead.^^'





Not really sure which one looks the nicest. Text was brought about while I was listening to the Cloud Smiles track in the FF7 movie soundtrack.^^'


A little return gift for Mika for Earth day. This probably needs a lot more work but it's late and I need some sleep for school.^^ CndC? (I do appreciate them you know.XD)


04-27-2008, 01:09 AM

In my opinion, I think this one looks the best. The rest seems to make Nagato's hair and the background behind her head weird.

Also, in your last signature, I think it would have been a bit more appropriate to make a .gif file out of it. Also, I think a little bit of blur here and there would have looked nice.

04-27-2008, 02:34 AM
Ah, thanks for that then. I'll keep those in mind for future stuff.^^

A return gifty for Bukitron (formerly known as teh Zumitron). Made a mistake with this one to be honest; I had too many applied images up before I realized that I should have put a little more contrast between the extract and the bg. It came out like an old school movie shot where everything's brown based.XD


Ah well, I tried my best. Hope she likes it.

Still haven't gotten to Red's request. Darn hard to fins a nice pic that'll make making the request enjoyable.

Oh, and credits go to Sera for the extract. Much appreciated man.

05-01-2008, 01:15 AM
Wah. Too big. ;^;




Fixed the size. She's been lollified! =O


Been a while since I used custom brushes (this is mostly due to laziness and the fact that I don't want PS dying uploading all those brushes so I reset everything) I forgot how easy they are.^^'

05-04-2008, 11:12 PM
New one again. I was looking at the old sigs I made and I felt the urge to try out my old style again. I think they came out ok, though I'm not sure. It might just be because I made them that I think this way.XD

Tried to keep the theme to something old with these ones.



CndC? Oh, and many thanks to Sera for the extraction.

05-05-2008, 08:14 AM
The re-collections one is nice. it's so simple ^_^
Reminds me of FlashD's style...

05-05-2008, 08:33 AM

HAH, Fuuko just went back to Izumi >8D

Also, thats why Photoshop gave us the might Gradient Maps and Color Balance. Text work, kuro. Text work ^^;;

And I'm so loving that avatar of Ichi.

Jagan Eye
05-05-2008, 04:41 PM
I haven't been here in so long, I hope you haven't forgotten about me.

Your new works are so good! I especially love your poppy-outy siggy! The colors just go so well together and its so cute. The larger version is a bit less fuzzyish, so maybe sharpening the smaller one a bit would make it more toned. Other than that, its perfect.

I love the Bleach avatar. I like the style you did it in. The whole purple blending in with the jacket is really neat.

The girl with the heartbox signature is simple and very nice. I like the color transitions. They look good together. The font kinda looks out of place, but it doesn't do any harm to the sig itself.

<3 Love your new works

05-05-2008, 05:47 PM
@karuto: Thank you.
@Unli: Yeah... I know. Kinda a bummer that. It's evilicecoob all over again. I'll try my best on the next ones. Thanks Unli.^-^
@Jagan: Me? Forgot about you? No wai.XD Glad you liked it Jaggy. I'll go see what I can do about it.

05-12-2008, 08:02 AM
No more new updates? darn...

I was actually hoping for something new from you. You're so good at sigs.

05-12-2008, 10:48 AM
LiLi's a potato T__T;;; I havent posted in your thread yet! Jebus, im such a bad friend..


Hawt sig. Loving the colours, so cool *o*. O and especially i like how you changed the font for each word, very impressive. Goodie work, asian buddie xDDDDDD

05-13-2008, 05:50 PM
@karuto: Sorry... school's kinda in the way.^^'
@LiLi: Nah... don't worry about it.^^ Thanks.

My SOTW entry. Was experimenting with the pen tool for this one. I thought the picture was cute. Cutest picture of Ogiue I've seen anyway.XD


Oh. An addendum. Thank you to mika and teed for voting for this sig. Much appreciated.^-^

05-13-2008, 05:55 PM
I really liked your entry for the SOTW contest, though it was a bit too brown/orange for me. I think some spots of red here and there might have made it pop a bit more, but overall it has a really nice composition.

My all time favorite is the sig your using now. The colors work well, it has a nice flow, and is really eye catching.

Nice work Kuro :3

05-14-2008, 12:16 AM
That was yours Kuro? oh...

The reson I didn't vote for this one is because there some jagged ends near the extract's hair. It's sort of bothering me and spoils the look of the sig, making it look a little low quality.

Sorry about that...

05-14-2008, 06:41 PM
@Maru: Thanks. I think I got caught up with keeping it all consistent that I kinda killed it.XD
@karuto:Oh lol. Don't say sorry. I don't really mind.^^

I had nothing better to do today so I present to you Schrödinger's sig. There could be a sig here, or, if something were to fail, then there could be not. Unless you mouse over it and highlight you'll never know. In the meantime, it both exists and does not exist.

I think that's how the Schrödinger's cat thing worked anyway.


I was going to do it with spoiler tags but it didn't work.

05-14-2008, 08:34 PM
Schrödinger's cat!!
What an interesting "theme" for a sig. I love it! <3 <3

As for your Sotw entry: I definitely like the overall composition, and the colors do indeed go well together. The negatives for me are the sharpness (I think it's too sharp) and just the general lack of wow factor, which is really just based on my opinion I guess.

Hope to see more sigs soon.

05-16-2008, 03:00 PM
I agree. It does lack any sort of wow factor. And the brown tinge doesn't help at all. It's like eh... Thanks for the CndC.^^

New one:



So colourful.*-* I'm kinda at a loss how I managed to do this without any custom brushes. Which one looks better though?


Sera! I forgot to credit you again. Thanks for the extraction man.

05-20-2008, 08:30 PM


My SOTW entry


And a little attempt at fixing up the sharpness.^-^

Thanks to Demoni and Chrono for the votes. Much appreciated.=]

05-20-2008, 09:06 PM
I've not been in here, why?! lol
Your sigs are amazing! I really love your Chalk it Up sig. [That's why I voted for it, duh. lol]


Isn't the character in this one that girl from ARIA? lol. just wondering
I have no Criticism to give you! I love em all.
Keep up the great work!
*thumbs up wink* ;D

05-20-2008, 11:16 PM
Thank you Demoni.^-^ I really have no idea to be honest. i just got the extract from Sera.

New one. Viva la Revolucion! (Am I spelling that right?^^) Viva la Evolucion.XDD


Weh... Extract looks choppy. =/

05-20-2008, 11:24 PM
Whoa! I don't know who that smexy guy is, but I'm signing up for this revolution! Rawr! xD

I like how it's transparent in the top left corner and I also like the choice and "waves" of colors in this one.

05-21-2008, 05:34 AM
And I've been looking for that extract for weeks now. SEND IT DAMMIT! (Lelouch and Suzaku)

the first SOTW entry,
It was one of the entry that made me oggle at it for a while. It was the colors and how its arranged that made me interested ;D
I said that, but imo, its kinda empty... Maybe some patterns could help. And also coloring the eyes of the girl.

Probably xD
Nice entry btw~

05-21-2008, 07:54 AM

The new lelouch one is pretty good. I always loved that extract. Did you get it from planetrenders? Overall the colours go very well and I really like the style too. Good job.

05-21-2008, 02:17 PM
Nice new sigs Kuro!
I'm lovin' your Lelouch one!The design reminds me of
something.. which I need to remember [-.-]

Ja ne!!

05-27-2008, 05:28 PM
@Demoni: Thanks.
@ Unli: LINKZOR is unavailable. I'm too lazy to look for it. It's somewhere in the depths of planetrenders.
@karuto: Thank you. And yes, I did.^^
@IchigoKiss: Thanks.^^ Let's just think of it as a national flag of some sort.XD

New one. Third again. I shall hold that spot forevermore! haha.XD It'd be pretty neat though if time after time I kept coming in third. Sorta bizarre.



Oh. And thank you Jagan, SuXrys and Capernicusfor the votes. Much appreciated.^^

05-27-2008, 06:17 PM
It is so awesome when your hypothesis ends up correct.
I knew that was yours. X3

It is truly awesome, I believe.
I had a hard time choosing between yours and Midnight Rider's Signature.
Well, Rider pwned us both in the end. XD

No but seriously, it is awesome.

05-28-2008, 08:37 AM
That was pretty much yours. yeah, it's like a duh thing. So my guess was correct. And congragualtions on getting 3rd place again. That sig was a great piece.

05-31-2008, 01:38 AM
@Balance: Was it that obvious? haha. I know. Well, thanks.^^
@karuto: Thank you.=]

New one. New style courtesy of Sera. I hope it came out nice.



I need more c4ds. ;-;

05-31-2008, 09:52 PM

I really like your latest (current)
Great colors and comp.
Maybe tone down the sharpness in bottom right?? ^_^

Konata Izumi
06-01-2008, 03:21 AM
I haven't been here in a while. D:

Anyway, I love the newest signature. It's vibrant in color and has nice depth also I really like the smudging you did. OH THE POSE REMINDS ME OF CARAMELLDANSEN.

If you need C4Ds I PM you a folder full of what I use which I took from a stock pack at AR.

06-01-2008, 04:05 AM
2nd version ftw ;D
The thick borders works well here. And the vivid colors is just so beautiful. (but then, I'm not sure, maybe try changing the purple to yellow hue? but then, it'll look boring with no contrast factor... VERSION 2 PLEASE, O-GREAT MASTER VINCENT!)

06-01-2008, 07:55 AM
The new ones are nice. And the one with the text work is better. But the sharpness down there looks awkward. And I have to agree with Unli there...the purple should go. But changing it to blue would be better. It would look like a nice waterfall.

Oh and the effect near the extract's elbows looks pretty bad. It's not going too well. I guess removing that effect near those spots will do.

Good job overall ^^

06-01-2008, 02:35 PM
@Middy: Thanks. I tried that out.^^
@Zumitron: haha. I think she is doing the caramelldansen.=D And YES pls. That would be nice.
@Unli.: At last! Ive finally done something worthy of my real name.haha.xD Thanks Unli.
@karuto: Thank you for the suggestions. Much appreciated.

Edited version:


New one:


06-01-2008, 04:15 PM

You sir have just created a piece of epic win here. This, along with the Priest one, are a MASSIVE jump in you level of GFX.

06-02-2008, 10:33 PM
Awesome. Thanks Sera. I had a great teacher. haha. =D

New one. Thanks to Maru for the extract.




The Nightingale
06-03-2008, 04:30 PM
Could chu maybe, make meh and siggy or two?
I'd like one with Yuuki from Vampire Knight,with my username on it.
I'm not picky ^.^

06-03-2008, 05:11 PM
I demand you share your process for making that recent one....

06-04-2008, 12:12 AM
@twilightdreams: Uh... I'm sorry but no. I don't really take requests. You could always post your request in the request thread and I'm sure someone will make it for you.^-^
@Sera: A tut it shall be, if I can remember all the convoluted steps I had to take to get the result.

My SOTW thingy:


My first time ever at dabbling with this style. I thank Sera for that.


And another new one. I'm having too much fun with these brushes. Really.


Extraction credit to Maru again. Much appreciated.^-^

06-04-2008, 08:37 AM
Hipty Hop - Your Gfx level just jumped exponentially

This one is wonderful


And your Sotw entry was top notch - Definitely got my vote

I would really like to know how you do that style.


Edit: Your lager piece has great composition..But it does look a bit messy at parts. If you're using a displace filter (looked like it) make sure to be selective.

Overall..Gorgeous ^_^

06-04-2008, 08:41 AM
I think I did vote for your entry Kuro. I loved the depth bit. And your 3 latest sigs have coe out very well indeed ^^
y favourite is the KuroGFX one of Rozen Maiden. i made a wall with that just last month. It was something like ehat you've done with it but with out that lovely depth. Good work...

06-04-2008, 08:54 AM
Damned the size limit of SOTW. Your stuff may as well killed the dinosaurs.

The newest batch seems so hot xD Sugintou especially. Has a nice sense of depth.
Well done, Kuro ^^ Getting a whole lot better!

06-04-2008, 04:21 PM
@Middy: I'm glad you liked them. I'll catch you on MSN, easier to explain that way I think. And yep, displacement. I still need to keep practicing.^^
@karuto: Thank you.^-^
@ Unleh: Another name change?haha.Yeah, damn that size limit.=b Thanks Unleh.

New one. First ever real life piece (Not counting a really early animated one, which sucked anyway.xD) I can't make him pop out. ;-;


06-05-2008, 12:57 AM
Interesting piece ;D Probably just abandon the text. And then again, the text just looks boring; buff it up ;P

Anyway, looks good-enough a sig for me ^^

06-05-2008, 01:11 AM
I know. I couldn't make the text work for it. And the depth too. XD


I think I prefer it textless too. Thanks Unleh.^-^

06-05-2008, 09:40 AM
How about giving more shine to the flashlight?

And adding, that mirrored white hand seems out of place lol. Really liking the left =D Perhaps the blur is too strong?

06-05-2008, 10:18 PM
Veeeeeeeeerrrrrryyyyyyyy minor changes to the Doctor Who sig. Thanks for the input Unli.^^


And a new one. This was an experiment on smudging and a practice on depth and effect c4ds


The Assassin
06-05-2008, 11:11 PM
I love the Deception sig. VERY nice. Flawless.

06-05-2008, 11:19 PM

hmmm... I like this one. She's a High Priest from Ragnarok, I'm a fan of their transcendent job class but I prefer the male version.

the pic is very well defined and colors are very vivid. nice sig. :)

Konata Izumi
06-06-2008, 02:59 AM

The stock is very beautiful and I love the reflecting effect you did for the first one.

The second one has nice colors but the text can be blended in a bit more.

about the C4Ds I promised I give them to you when I find the time to upload em. ;D

06-10-2008, 01:33 AM
@Koshiro & Braggi: Thank you.^^
@Zumitron: Awesomness. Glad you liked them.=] And no worries, take your time.

New one. It's the hell girl. wooooo~ hehe. This was made entirely by playing around with clipping masks because I was too lazy to make any extractions and I had to make do with the bg the character was in. Still came out pretty nice I think. Or at least, I hope.=D


Tsubaki Yoshikara
06-10-2008, 05:07 AM
Love it~The Deception one & the rangarok high priest one were really nice and the "KuroGFX" one~
But the text can be blended in more(for Deception)

Yup~You were right.The Hell girl turned out pretty nice,I mean the siggy XD.
You should be taking request you know,your works are quite nice. Seems like Serated and the others have some competition here >.<.(please don't kill me for saying this)

06-10-2008, 05:16 AM
YAY!! It's Ai enma from Jigoku Shoujo ^^ (referring to your latest piece there).
You're really good at depth aren't you? And you've GOT TO make a tutorial for that deception sig. It really is flawless. Both of the new ones.

06-10-2008, 05:20 AM
I'm adoring your latest ones that you're wearing!! And the Rozen Maiden one is really gorgeous. I agree with everybody, you've improved a lot since the last time I came around your thread. Keep up the great work! =D

06-10-2008, 05:22 AM
Might wanna add some colors on the squares ;]

And stock editing? Are you sure? I found a stock of it before, it was freaking hard to extract without a good figure on knowing how she looks like exactly. I made the head extract like she was a stub :/ You made the edges crispy, good work young 18-year-old lad.

The left side seems so perfect ;D The right, eh... probably would look nice with a shade of yellow. or orange. Lighting makes the whole thing more realistic. And since the light is coming from the right, why not give it a try? xD

And also, I'm not liking the shade of the unsaturated repeat at the left. Try leveling that part a bit :laugh:
Awesome Clipps btw.

06-10-2008, 07:46 PM
@Tsubaki: Thank you. I never really liked taking requests. Too much of a hassle.^^
@karuto: I do know who Enma is you know... haha.=b Thank you. I'll see what I can do if I get some free time.
@poison.ivy: Thank you. Much appreciated.=]
@Unleh: That's what I said. I didn't extract it at all. Just went crazy with blurring and stuff to hide the fact that I didn't. haha. And thank you for all the suggestions. Will try that out later.^^

My SOTW entry. Didn't get a single vote, which is a little sad. haha. But no matter, it was a fun exercise.


Mira Kaiba
06-10-2008, 10:07 PM
Ohh, yay, fantastic sigs! I love the hell girl sig, especially the portion on the right. I agree with Unleh - you might want to drop the squares or color them differently. I love the colors on the sig!

The Deception and Dr. Who sigs rock - awesome smuding, and you definitely got a lot of depth on both of them. Nice colors and sharpness.

I like the color explosion on the Ragnarok priestess siggy - it's my favorite! ^^

06-11-2008, 03:51 PM
I'm glad you liked them Mira. I appreciate the CndC.^-^

Remade as suggested:


Added a bit of a cooling filter to sorta make the blue tinge not look out of place.

Tsubaki Yoshikara
06-12-2008, 03:18 AM
Whee~Yay!Enma again!
Yup,this is nicer!!>.< ehehe~!
(Unleh was attempting to kill me @[email protected]")heee-ll-l-p!*gulps and runs away!

06-12-2008, 04:03 AM
Thank you.=]

Something funny Sera showed me today (Or technically yesterday seeing as how it's past midnight now) that I thought would be make a very nice tag.


06-12-2008, 08:19 AM
LOL........ I swear I am going to laugh until I throw up. XD

Great design choice too, that stock really could not work any other way, so use of dynamic depth was perfect. Nice Job.

06-12-2008, 08:44 AM
Beautiful display and combo of sepia, colors and Hatsune fandom

I'm not sure what to say now :laugh:
crapping awesome work!

06-12-2008, 08:58 AM
use of dynamic depth was perfect.


That, my friend, is truly an amazing signature.

...Excuse my TTGL Fanism...

Honestly, that is a great, great signature.
Can't really say anything else...

Jagan Eye
06-12-2008, 02:05 PM
Finally, some time to stop by.

Latest sig gets fangirl screams from me. xD
Wow, its so good. I really really love it. Everything is so perfect about it. Kyahhhh! So good, T____T I should be keeping up with everything more, Vinny. I don't think you really need to change anything about it and wow, love it lots.

Tsubaki Yoshikara
06-12-2008, 02:11 PM
Hahaha!WACKY =D!& CUTE>.<
Awesome Sig!Nice + Funny=Really awesome sig!
@[email protected] signs!
Truely Love it!Have to become one of ya fans!Haha XD!!
Rock on~!

06-14-2008, 08:57 AM
>=3 im back again kuro!!! long time no see^^
i came to see how you were doing.
wow cute sig^^ the theme is very creative and it's content is adorable. keep it up^^

i should get back to sig making myself....

Konata Izumi
06-14-2008, 08:13 PM

Miku sure does have loads of fanboys, especially on e-shuushuu. There's a nice depth in the sig and I like how the attention is on Miku (and her Kaito plushie). Amazing stock. :3

06-15-2008, 07:49 PM
@Sera: HA! Made you use an ASCII emoticon for the first time. (I think) Thanks Sera.^-^
@Unli: Awesomness. Thanks Unli.=]
@Balance: Haha.Thanks Balance.
@Jaggy: Aw... Thanks Jaggy. Much appreciated.
@Tsubaki: Glad you liked it. Thank you.^-^
@angelic: Welcome back! And thanks.
@Zumitron: She sure has. haha. Thanks. And much much thanks for thec4d link. I appreciate it.=]

Boy. I think that's the most number of replies one of my sigs has ever had. haha. But time to move on to something new.



Code Geass! Barelled into the list and smashed through Rurouni Kenshin to make it my number 1 favourite anime. It's pure awesomness.xD

06-16-2008, 04:44 AM
I like this set. It's cute ^^
It's sharp in the right spots and gives good depth too. Really nice. But I don't think I've seen that red bit near Lelouch's eyes before. Did you do it yourself?

Tsubaki Yoshikara
06-16-2008, 07:08 AM
Code Geass ~
the avy's pretty good!
And the sig,did you make the b/g using the same method as the Enma sig?
A bit of florescent(is it how you spell that?)colors here and there!Nice!

Mira Kaiba
06-16-2008, 02:38 PM
Lol, I love the fanboy sig! Perfect combination as Unleh said - I love the sepia versus the colored portion, and the depth of the background is awesome. I love it! ^^

06-17-2008, 01:35 AM
@karuto: Thank you. And yup, put a c4d on there.
@Tsubaki: Thanks much.^-^ is was kinda different from the Enma sig because this one was from an extract and the bg was made up of a couple of c4ds compared to the Enma one where I just messed with layer masks. But yeah, they do share some similar stuff.
@Mira: Glad you liked it.=]

No updates for a while because summer session is kinda hectic so I thought I'd reply before I completely forgot.^^'

06-17-2008, 01:43 AM
I forgot to comment on that Hatsune sig. I adore that one. And yea, I was laughing for quite a while there. Everything blends so well in it ^^

Konata Izumi
06-17-2008, 03:44 AM
No problem Blackie. :3

You have officially made my day. Up to R2 yet?

The icon is the smex oh Kallen but the orange color is a bit too dark, tone the opacity down a little and it'll be perfecto. :D

Signature is WIN WIN WIN. Lulu looks awesome as usual and the depth is amazing! The bits of bright colors on the bottom left and right should be blurred or dulled a little.

With the red C4D near Lulu's eye level down the opacity and it'll be very much near perfect. |D

06-23-2008, 10:01 PM
@karuto: I'm glad you liked it.^-^
@Zumitron: I went through the whole series in a 2 day power marathon and I'm glad to say I caught up to R2 Madame Zumitron. xD And thank you for the input. I really appreciate it.

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd291/kuya_vinchi/ichi.jpg http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd291/kuya_vinchi/iceCold.jpg http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd291/kuya_vinchi/rainbowAava.png

Only one of those are actually recent. I was just too lazy to update the thread with only icons.^^'


That was an experiment on the new tablet I got myself last week. I must say, it was really fun messing around with that tag. Like, super. =D

06-23-2008, 11:19 PM
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd291/kuya_vinchi/iceCold.jpg http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd291/kuya_vinchi/rainbowAava.png


The first avvy is awesome, but oversharpened. ;-;
The second one is creative though. Very cute. =D

Now the tag seems messy, but mesmerizing at the same time.
Also loving how everything does seem as though you did it on a tablet.
Love the text finish on the bottom left corner.
The text and the squiggly line underneath it is quite smexy. >=3

06-24-2008, 12:19 AM
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd291/kuya_vinchi/ichi.jpg http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd291/kuya_vinchi/rainbowAava.png


Nice tablet tag experiment! The washy sort of colors reminds me of watercolor washes ^^ I love the matching avi, the "taped" idea is cute, but the extracts on the avi are a bit blurry to me though. Hmm... and how about if you added hints of those nice yellow, yellow-greens, blue and purple on the avi too.

The Ichigo avi looks so sullen, the colors seem a bit murky, and Ichigo himself seems a bit too stretched along the y axis. But all in all gives a melancholy vibe, which you've said you were aiming for, so I think it's okay from that stand point. ^^

06-24-2008, 12:58 AM
That was an experiment on the new tablet I got myself last week. I must say, it was really fun messing around with that tag. Like, super. =D

I like your handwriting. Pen pressure seems so useful now that you have a Tablet ^_^ And very funky background there.

But then, colorful signature with a black border seems nyah >__>

06-25-2008, 11:05 PM
@Balance: I know. It's terribly oversharpened. D= And thanks, everything was done on a tablet.=3
@mika: No extracts on that one. I just took a stock and played with it. Too lazy to do any extractions anymore.^^' Thanks for the advice, I'll keep it in mind for subsequent stuff. And congratz on winning the latest SOTW.=]
@Unli: Why thank you. =D Those were my same thoughts too when I experimented with black but if I use any lighter colour, the focus on the tag gets diminished somewhat. Keep it in contrast, that sort of thing. (If that even made sense.)

SOTW entry.


I reeeeeeaaaaaaallllllyyyyy need to start getting into extractions again.

06-26-2008, 02:18 AM
Had way too much fun on the sharpening xDD
2nd choice on the SOTW btw :3

06-29-2008, 03:25 AM
haha. So very true.

First, too much fun with sharpening. Now here's having too much fun with c4ds.


Too much going on, I know. It's midnight so my brain needs a double dose of everything just to register something.^^' If I pushed the scale a wee tiny bit further, I think I might have succeeded in making a seizure tag. =D

06-29-2008, 04:57 PM
xD lol i agree with you there. I think it is a bit too over blurred in the background, and the purple is out place with the green and yellow. I like your use of text though, and your thick border makes it kinda look like a tv o.O lol
Better lucck next time with the background. Keep on truckin' x3

06-30-2008, 01:11 AM
Keep on truckin'. Gotcha. =D


Text brought about by previous comment. Thank you for that.


And a nice little icon to match.




A return gifty for Mika. Hope she likes it. Oh, and thank you Unli for the stock.


And a new one whcih I'll probably use after I get tired of my current one.


07-02-2008, 11:01 AM
I'm thinking it should be safe to update now.


My SOTW entry, done while I was still familiarizing myself with the tablet so, as Sera noticed, I didn't really use the eraser tool or any of the brushes for this one. Still, managed to get some votes, which was kinda surprising.^-^

07-02-2008, 11:08 AM
Your sotw entry looks classically plain. Not liking the black text either. Def not your best. Good thing it managed to qualify even though the Animegalleries.net" ' looks hard to discern.XD Anyway, GL on familiarizing yourself with the tablet mate.!;)

07-02-2008, 11:14 AM
Oh Definitely. Made that a while back. And I can think of other sigs where it's kinda hard to read the thingy. Thanks for the criticism though.


New one. A very confusing sig. Very, very, very confusing sig.


07-08-2008, 09:17 AM
A very confusing sig. Very, very, very confusing sig.


You're right about that ^^; My eyes kept darting from the 2 texts and the parallel lines on the corner. Too much going on. Everything on the sig seem to be fighting for attention, me thinks ^^; But then again, you did say it's confusing...

How about downplaying some areas? maybe brushing on some black in lowered opacity to frame the extract and make him get more attention...

07-09-2008, 12:40 AM
It is. It's very, very confusing. =D Thanks for the CndC, I'll use it for future projects.



Got the idea from Unli's sig.

07-09-2008, 04:18 AM
I like this new one ^^ It's all drawing-ish >_>

I guess everyone likes Unli's style so much, they're all copying him. How cute ^^

07-12-2008, 03:55 AM
Thanks. I'm glad you liked it.^-^

New one:

Comments desu? ehehe.

07-12-2008, 12:27 PM
Long time since I've commented in your thread Kuro but I always keep an eye open on your updates ^.^ Loving your new style sigs overall.
Right, comment time then... starting with your latest SOTW entry, love the choice of render and background to match, not so sure on the font used for the animegalleries.net part and the other text ... not so clear and maybe a colour other than black could have been better but overall loving the sig.

Posts #128 and #130:
Not so sure on the colours and background used for the first example perhaps, nice render choices on both sigs. Again perhaps the text could be better but could just be me.

Latest sig: I love the way everything blends on this one, maybe the font and colours could be better once again ...somehow not feeling the green tint surrounding her. Again, these things could just be me but overall you've improved so much from your original signatures and it really shows in most of your latest work, keep up the good work and looking forward to your next update ^^ Hope the comments help too.

07-12-2008, 04:34 PM
Kuro Kuro^^ long time no comment from me.
i've noticed your style changed alot o_o you've moved on to the blurry bg with sharpened render style x3 its cute, i like it.
your new sig is definately adorable, is it a C4D sig? =3 overall, i think the flow is great and it has good depth. I have a suggestion though^^ well its not really a suggestion, but its what i would've done. I think the bg is a bit too green for the render's pink, so i would've made the bg out of colors of the original render. but now that i look again, the green and pinkness balances out, so its really good either way^^
KEEP IT UP! i shall visit you more often :3

Konata Izumi
07-13-2008, 05:06 AM

Commenting on the Suiseiseki one. The stock is adorable, but it's sort of over sharpened. I find the effects in the background and foreground very unique and beautiful though the font color should relate a big more to the overall signature aand that's pretty much it. =)

Keep updating bb.

07-13-2008, 06:00 PM
Phoenix! Been a while since I saw you around.^^ Thanks for the CndC, they really help. I'll work hard to keep on improving. =D

angelic, you too! been a while since I've seen you. I'm glad you liked it, and yup it's a c4d sig with a bunch of layer masks thrown in. And thanks for the suggestions. I appreciate it. =]

@Batman: Thanks.
@Zumitron: haha. Yup yup, it's the best thing since sliced bread yo.xD Thanks for the suggestions. I'll use them for future works. ^-^

And now, a signature that probably breaks every single rule in Sera's guide. No idea why I decided to make it like this. I just know that I suddenly had the urge to make a sig with a sort of reflection theme. I guess this can be used as a teaching implement to explain two styles of sigmaking to people who are new to the whole process. xDDD


My eyes are dead now. x_X

07-13-2008, 09:30 PM
My lord!!! that is the most creative piece of work i've ever seen!! i love it!! and suprizingly, i kinda get it =DD I have no suggestions, cuz its very very well done. yay kuro^^ i haven't seen you do transparent sigs in awhile!

07-14-2008, 02:20 AM

My eyes are dead now. x_X

Creative is right!! Goodness...
I actually like this, but I really wish the size was smaller. The left side doesn't have much get-up, really. But it suits the extract so well ^^

Good job!! Maybe you could even help Unleh with his creativity block!

Jagan Eye
07-14-2008, 02:34 PM
I absolutely love it when I see transparent sigs done well, Vinny! Its so wow-like! And karuto is right, its so creative! I haven't seen anything like this in so long. The reflections is very cool and the way it seems like two different worlds, ah, its beautiful. I adore this siggy.

Mira Kaiba
07-14-2008, 03:10 PM
Very nice sig - I love the new style. The right side is perfect - I love the colors and the portion in the middle that looks like the magnifying glass. I also like the black lines on the left, though the colors are not as rich as on the right. There is still a very nice balance. Fantastic sig!

07-16-2008, 12:03 AM
@angelic: You make me very happy. xDD
@karuto: I'm glad you liked it. ^-^ And yea... the size is kinda big coz I had to put in the whole extract. Otherwise it would look odd if it got cut off by nothing.^^'
@Jagan: Thank you so much Jaggy. I'm glad you like it. =D
@Mira: Thank you for the input.^-^

And now, as a big big thank you for Mira, here's a new sig. Sorry if it's kinda simplistic.^^' Extraction credit to Sera.


Jagan Eye
07-16-2008, 12:21 AM
Damn straight. xD That was my first thought when I saw your newest siggy. I really like the simplicity and the transparency is really cool. The colors are nice and the text matches the sig really well. Love it.

07-16-2008, 01:36 AM
I think its a great idea, very original and hand written text aka mouse/tablet written text always makes things look more unique. Simplicity is good sometimes; as it is now :3 Great siggyyyy <3

07-16-2008, 06:11 AM
That is very cute!
I'm envious of Tablet users now >_> I like the way she's riding the *actual* signature.

Mira Kaiba
07-16-2008, 01:42 PM
Ooh, yeah! *squeals* I absolutely love it! ^.^
The tablet writing is awesome. It is absolutely fabulous! I love the darker portion on the left side that curves over on the blue. Thanks! ^_^

07-17-2008, 10:53 PM
Oh wow. I didn't think it would be this well received. ^-^

@Jagan: lol. Glad you liked it. =]
@dotmyztick: Thanks. I'm glad you think so. ^^
@Unleh: You're one to talk. You've got a little panda variation riding your button. xD Thanks Unli.
@Mira: Awesome. Now I've returned the favour. I'm glad you love it. =]

And something I forgot to post. SOTW 10 entry for Sera.



And a new avatar one. How cool yo. \o/


Much love to Sera's tut for that.

Jagan Eye
07-20-2008, 10:06 AM
AVATAR! I've been so obsessed with Avatar, and wow, I love that sig. I've been meaning to make one for the characters as well. Its a really itty bitty sig, but thats just as cute. I like the text in the black border, I can never figure out how to do that. The background is really nice as well. Yay for Avatar.

07-20-2008, 10:18 AM
Haven't been here in a while. Anyway, awesome work! I love your latest experiments, as you know. :] So it was YOU who made that adorable sig for Serated... It's great. Can't wait to see more, your gfx skills are impressive!

07-20-2008, 10:44 AM
I like your outcome there! The colorful area especially caught my attention, although, it kinda looks like its flowing randomly. Awesome nonetheless~ Text looks good too (Yay, saved from my attacks of text complaints!)

Pizza Girl signature is so adorable! GWAH, she's nibbling on Cheese-kun xDD

07-29-2008, 08:54 PM
Pow. An update before this disappears to oblivion.

@Jagan: lol. Too bad it's over. ;^; Thanks.
@poison.ivy: Thank you. =D
@Unleh: I was going for a little bit of firebending action with that colour thingy. xD And thanks. ^-^


kekweh... Forgot to remember to center the thingy until it was too late. ._.

Jagan Eye
07-29-2008, 08:59 PM
Yeah, I know T____T And I missed the last half hour and can't find it anywhere, its killing me!

Amazing signature! The extract seems a bit noisy I guess, but it looks wonderful on the siggy. I like the border but I think its got too much text in it. I feel like the text would be more powerful in the sig instead of on the border. Loving the colors though. <3

07-29-2008, 10:16 PM
I like the image. It is noisy though, but it add an effect to make it look like its in the dark like in the image in my opinion. Only critic is the centering.

07-30-2008, 05:22 AM
I love the way this signature came out. My gawsh please give your creativity. :3 yus?

I think the noise effect fits in perfectly with the whole, may I quote "CSI" thing going on. Typewriting font goes perfectly with it.

I'd like to day it is perfect, because I think it is.

07-30-2008, 10:33 PM
@Jaggy: I'm sure it'll roll around soon. Don't despair.^^ And thanks.
@TVL: Thank you.=]
@dotmyztik: Thank you. You melt me with kindness. xD

New one. Random experiment. I wanna doodle but I don't know what to doodle. ._.


Oh, And, uh... Thank you Unli for the last extract and thank you IchigoKiss for this one.^-^

07-30-2008, 11:45 PM
Hmm I don't know if you use GIMP, but there is this filter that can make your images look really cartoon like. I think if you did that to the image it'd go nicely with the doodles.

08-02-2008, 01:45 PM
Thank you for the input. I use PS though.^^




Size EXPLOSION! 8D This was a fun sig to experiment with.^-^ Much love to Unli for his very helpful tutorial.

08-02-2008, 02:13 PM
the crazy thing is, I don't see anything from the tutorial xDD
Excellent work of concealing!

Blue C4D, change it to red or brown or purple.
Love the epic size~!

08-02-2008, 06:13 PM
I love the spiderweb effects. I think it couldv'e been cropped to a smaller width on the right side though.

08-05-2008, 06:08 AM
I like it alot...it has this manga cut out effect!!! nice work there!! keep it up :)

08-06-2008, 08:01 PM
@Unleh: Understandable. I only used the bit about flow and the pen tool thingies. xD
@Twila: Thanks. Taken in for future stuff.^-^
@DeeviousDemon: Thank you.^^

New one:



Text translates to: The power of my heart. Thank you Jaggy.xD Magical girls ftw. hehe.

Oh! And, against all reason, look at the hand and see the power of the lens flare.

Jagan Eye
08-06-2008, 08:04 PM
Ahwwww, its sooo cute. The text sorta seems all over the place, but that might be because of its size, I think maybe you should have made this sig a little smaller. The extract also seems a bit oversharpened imo. I do like the border on the signature. Haven't seen one done like that in a long time. The avatar is super cuuuute. Love it.

08-07-2008, 12:15 AM

=3 I like this one :D
I always ave problem with the blending stuff and I think you just did it so damn good on this one ^_^

08-07-2008, 05:27 AM
I agree with Jagan about the sharpness of the girl and especially the effects around her.
Just need to notch it down a bit and it won't be so harsh.
I love the colours, and the depth you have created.
But I think that the text on the left should have been moved next to the girl on the left, more centered. - just my opinion.
I like your border and the japanese writing. <3

tis a good siggeh. :3

08-08-2008, 09:18 PM
@Jaggy: haha. Thanks.^-^ I'll see how I can improve on the next ones.
@lawlietth: lol. Thank you.
@dotmyztik: Gotcha. I'll make sure to work on that in the future. Thanks. =]

New one to sorta counterbalance the uber happiness and girlyness of the last one. xD



08-08-2008, 09:39 PM
I love the dice, thats such an awesome idea ;3
I love this signature~ It's got so much flow, it looks so good.
If you want you could crop the left off a bit.
& Nice choice of font ;3

Flame Haze
08-08-2008, 10:49 PM
There are some very nice signatures here ^^ A lot of really nice colors! I like a lot of them.

08-09-2008, 08:58 AM
New one:



Text translates to: The power of my heart. Thank you Jaggy.xD Magical girls ftw. hehe.

Oh! And, against all reason, look at the hand and see the power of the lens flare.

I am loving this set! nothing i would change just drop dead gorgeous!

08-09-2008, 11:43 PM
@dotmyztik: haha. As much as I'd like to take credit for the dice thing, it was already in the stock when I used it.^^ But thank you for the flow thing though. That's the best thing anyone has said about my sigs for quite some time now. xD
@Flame Haze: Thanks.^^
@DeeviousDemon: Awesome then. Thank you. ^-^

A return gifty for Balance. Hope you like it. =D


08-09-2008, 11:54 PM
A return gifty for Balance. Hope you like it. =D

Why, thank you very much!
This has just made my day. ^^
Because this entire day, my Photoshop skills just went down the drain... and it was boring the entire day today.

Thank you again. ^^

08-11-2008, 02:55 AM
I'm glad you liked it then.^-^

New one. Because the new Code Geass episode was oh so tragic. ;^;



08-11-2008, 03:03 AM
You mean this week's episode on AS?
If so, I think that also ;D.

New set w00t! haha

I love the sixe of the this set, I also really like the clipping mask [correct me if that's not what they are called] that you place to the right of Le, overall it doesn't seem like you did as much with this set, as you normally do with your other seta [yes, I've been lurking ;D and not posting] but I still like how the overall look of the set ^^, the colors flow very nicely, and I like the black and white avatar =D

08-11-2008, 03:16 AM
Very calm colors, and absolutely of optimum sharpness =D

Though, I have to say, the grass looks a bit overblurred there ^_^;;

08-11-2008, 07:21 AM
I like what you did to the bubbles in your newest sig. I think the text could be a different font or color though.
What a unique sig though, I like it. ^_^

08-11-2008, 07:48 PM
@jose: lol. Hooray for lurking then. xD I did do quite a lot to it, though mostly subtle changes so it's not as noticeable as the previous sigs. Roughly the same amount of layers though.^^'
@Unleh: Thank you. And yeah... I overdid the whole focus thing. ^^'
@Twilia: Thanks for the input. I'm glad you liked it. =D

And, as reference, original pic attached. I wanted to show it for some reason. xDD Will probably edit this post later if I decide to make a new sig.

08-11-2008, 10:18 PM
New one. Because the new Code Geass episode was oh so tragic. ;^;


Oh goodness.
This is just perfect.
The simplicity is enough to make me cry.
Yeeeah, the newest one was pure tragedy...
I almost cried. ;-;
Also, I'm stealing that stock image.
It's perfect...

Great signature by the way...
Love it too much...
Probably because of that episode...

08-12-2008, 10:00 AM
I'm glad you showed the original image. It shows how much effort you put into the making the sig.
I've been showing my images for quite awhile in my old signature thread and now in my new one.
Keep showing the original images. ^_^

08-12-2008, 11:02 PM
@Balance: I teared up a bit on that one. ;-; Thanks for the comment. And sure, have fun with the stock. I've got loads more if you want.
@Twila: Thanks. I'll see if I'll keep it up.^-^

Right. New one. A gifty for dotmyztik because I haven't given her one yet (Oh what an excuse! >=3 )


It's giNORMOUS! I know I should crop it but it took so much experimentation to get that result that I can't bring myself to do it. ^^'

Little story to go with the sig. Took me forever trying to get it look right. Spatter wasn't working, noise wasn't working and displace was throwing up some rather fugleh combinations.^^' So I tried to give clipping masks a shot but when I was transforming the applied image, I forgot to actually set the clipping mask so the whole sig flipped horizontally instead of just a few spots. It looked waaaaaay better though so I just kept it. And they lived happily ever after.xDD

08-12-2008, 11:42 PM
Bravo Bravo *claps* :3

It is quite large!, but it is very smexifine.
I like the use of that displace filter and oh the pretty colours~~
Just the part at the bottom of the extraction looks wierd cause its empty.
Thank you very much! Kurotan C:
I shall wear it soon, after I wear Balance's siggeh for a lil more. <3

EDIT: You spelt my name wrong Kuro xD Forgot the C
- it's ok no one will notice~ ;3

Jagan Eye
08-17-2008, 04:04 PM
Dotz gift is really pretty. The extract you used is quite adorable and the text suits the signature really well, but maybe you could make the text larger to take up more space, since it seems out of porportion with the rest of the sig. I do like the C4D usage but the yellow tinted C4D doesn't seem to belong with the rest of the pinky ness. Nyaa, make some more stuff Vinny <3

08-17-2008, 09:46 PM
@dotmyztick: D= I'm soooo sorry. I was stupid. =.=
@Ichiq: Thanks
@Jaggy: lol. Here you go then. And thanks for the input.^-^



I left no place for the text whatsoever. =.=

In other news, to all Intuition GFX people, I'm filling in as leader for Sera while he goes somewhere (I don't know where. Probably to train with some mystic zen GFX monks under a waterfall in the middle of a volcano or something). So, in my first attempt at seizing power, I shall... keep the status quo. Because, apparently, there's nothing much to do as leader of Intuition GFX.^^"



Code Geass just keeps bringing me down darn it.




So many sig changes in less than one week. ._.

08-19-2008, 07:13 PM
And now for my SOTW entry. I finally won one. ;-;


As all of you might well know, I've foregone using extractions for quite some time now. So this was stock with c4ds with clipping masks plus a hell of a lot of displacement and spatter filters. But anyway, there you have it.

08-19-2008, 07:33 PM



Alright, time for me to comment again...finally.

The first one is absolutely AWESOME.
Perhaps make it smaller by doing the Image Size option, then afterwards, just apply the entire image and either Filter>Sharpen or Filter>Noise>Reduce Noise.
I know big is good, because of you I started making big signatures, but sometimes small is good too.

The second one...
In my opinion, honestly, sharpened spatter doesn't seem really interesting.
Perhaps do a smudge on it then sharpen?
That's what I usually do.

The third one...
I was seriously considering if I wanted to vote for it on the SOTW.
Here's why I didn't.
The smudging was quite obvious on those C4Ds.
It also seemed dirty in a few places.
Yeeah, I know what you mean. Before I started doing a lot of stock image signatures, then when I went back to extracts, I was just sitting there, thinking...
"...What the hell do I do for a background?"
And now when I try to do stock image signatures again...
I say the same exact thing...
But it is definitely cute.
I'm glad to have shared the place with ya. =D

08-22-2008, 02:25 AM
Well you've more than made up for your lack of comments. xDD

1st one: I'm glad you found it awesome. That took quite a bit of effort. ^^' Generally though, I never resize a finished sig.
2nd one: Yeah... That was pretty much an experiment. Or so I tell myself. haha. Thanks for the tip. I'll make sure to use it.
3rd one: The funny thing about that is that I never actually did any smudging. =D But thank you. And HELL YEAH. We tied and that's awesome.

New one. In a bid to get everyone in Intuition more involved, I've decided to use some scare tactics. Whooo~ It was a coin toss between this or higurashi. xDD


Oh, forgot to add. Try clicking the sig. Go on. Unli gave me the idea for that.

08-22-2008, 02:32 AM
Looking good, Like the blending, Red eyes are awesome ^^...
Text is interesting but In a good way. Love lighting too.
personally I think the brush on the right went over her a bit too much but thats just me.

Any rate Looks great ^^ Gj

Jagan Eye
08-22-2008, 05:17 AM

Oooh, I really like this idea, and what a nice handy PM button it makes. XD
But for some reason, I don't feel that the two themes of this signature really go together. Like the submit thing is really cute, but I kinda feel llike it should belong on a more computerized signature. The overall theme of this signature seems to be the grungy blood kind so I think its text should be more like the theme. Wow, I think I rambled on over one thing for too long. I do enjoy the vibrant reds though. You know what, you should make a tutorial once you get some time, that would be nice.

08-23-2008, 03:24 AM
@Evockzi: Thanks for the input. Much appreciated.^^
@Jaggy: The meaning's kinda lost on those who haven't watched jigoku shoujo. There's like a little website thingy where you can submit the names of the people you want to go to hell and then she goes and takes them for you. Rather morbid.^^ I do agree that they sorta clash though. Thanks for the CndC. =]

New one. Yet again.


I was gonna put in something along the lines of "You guys (Intuition) are awesome" but then I ran out of space.


I missed your post by a second hinata.^^' But thanks for commenting. The button bit is kinda entertaining isn't it? =D

08-23-2008, 03:25 AM

I think this sig is really good. The grungy effects and the bloody (somehow "scary") theme is so attracting. But I do agree with Jagan, about changing the text thingy. I enjoyed the button part! :P

Jagan Eye
08-23-2008, 11:47 AM
Ah, I'm so out of it when it comes to anime ;____;

Fallen Angel vectored siggy is so hot! I want it. The vectored feel and the c4d flow amazingly together. You should make a tutorial for this sig. The colors are so together and the text suits the sig extremely well. And I love Disgaea.

08-25-2008, 03:25 PM
Where on earth do you get such pretty Jigoku Shoujo stocks? she's so pretty!!


And that help sig has lovely use of spaltter brushes. And it's not crisp either. And I'd noticed I'm getting better at predicting which entry is yours at every SOTW. A lot of depth with the extract right in the centre with full focus. Becoming real typical, you know. How come you don't use that depth style when you normally make sigs that aren't meant for any SOTW?

Oh and you wanted people to click on that Jigoku sig. How is it that nothing is happening when I click on it??

08-28-2008, 04:45 PM
lol. Mostly because some of the SOTW themes force me to use stocks I don't like using. So I go the most basic route.xD Sorry about the clicking thing, that was meant for when I had it as a sig.^^' But you can tryi clicking the new one. =D


Very simple sig. So simple it looks boring. xDD For IGFX people, click please.


New one! Couldn't find any space for the text so I didn't bother putting in anything. Hid my user name in a very obscure spot though, just so this doesn't get ripped by someone else. xD


08-30-2008, 11:03 PM
I keep forgetting to post my SOTW entries. =.=


And the coloured version/ The clipping masks are in black and white because they were added after the image was already desaturated.


08-31-2008, 10:14 AM
Oh so very nice
My vote was totally worth it; you earned it >3
During the SOTW, yours' was the one that has the most controlled contrast imo. In Black and white, almost everything depends on contrast xD

But hmm, the black at the sides really don't match the girl ^^;; Maybe some gradient maps to create a more sky-blue feeling all around. And you kinda made the clip mask a wee bit too detectable, I usually add less on the foreground and more at the background for a cheap backdrop

09-01-2008, 03:35 AM

I LOVE this one!! Nice work getting it all pixelated. It's a great effect. I remember using that on my Clannad wall...It sucked after that. But you're usage is pretty good. You've given nice flow ^^


09-01-2008, 11:30 PM
@Unli: I'm glad someone appreciated all those adjustment layers I used.^-^ Most, if not all of my backgrounds were made with clipping masks. It's almost mandatory if you're not using extracts anymore. XD Thanks for the input Unli. I appreciate it.
@karuto: I think I remember seeing that one.^^ Thanks karuto, I'm glad you liked it.

New one. A return gifty for Jaggy. I hope I'm not taking the joke too far. XDD


Next on the list, dotmyztick and Jose.^^

09-02-2008, 01:58 AM
Ooooh *gets all excited*

Its a little plain, but it works because you have two characters and therefore a wider spread for a focal point.
Love the colours and real pretty extraction~
But there is something annoying me to the right of the signature,
Its like a straight cut of something, to the right of the girl's head.
the text doesn't really fit in my opinion, actually, I don't think any text would.
It's one of those signatures that can't handle the text D: <

But nonetheless, its smexy. kurroooootaaannn <333 & im sure jaggy will love it.

Jagan Eye
09-02-2008, 02:00 PM
Ehhh, its a joke ;_________;

This is the cutest siggy ever!!!! The colors are so amazing and prettyfull and I love the stock you used! Awwwww. Everything is so pretty and lovely and your the bestest hubby in the world. Love you Vinny <3333

09-04-2008, 12:10 AM
Oh boy. I'm way past my bedtime.

@dotmyztick: Ah... Well, uh, that line thing is exactly that. A line. It marks the cut off where my stock ran out and it ran into the unresized stock I pasted underneath it to cheat my way into a background. Usually I manage to blend them better but it didn't work this time because I made it too small. ;-; But thank you for the input. I appreciate it.^^

@Jaggy: Kidding, kidding. XD Haha. I'm glad you liked it then. Love you too my cute wifey. <3333 (I should make you more sigs, if only to see your reaction. They're the most enthusiastic replies I get in this thread. XDD )

New one! for dotmyztick this time. I hope you don't mind the text.^^'


Ah... This is what happens when I rely on the uploaded pictures of other people. My sigs keep winking in and out of existence. haha.

I should sleep now. o.o


TaDAH! Sig made from Unli's epic stock. You da bomb Unli.


There you go Jose. Next will probably be a return gift for Sera.

Konata Izumi
09-05-2008, 04:36 AM
omg. it's so rare to see a neko!arc signature. X3

You've got really nice color schemes there Blackie, especially for dotmyztick's gift. You might want to tone down the scanline's opacity just by a smidgen. Lol. IgnitionGFX.

Now, Jose's gift. Lighting is good and I like the overall image quality. That smudge on Neko!Arc's tail is a little distracting but it's nothing big. I love the blurred star shape that emphasizes the fork.

09-05-2008, 09:31 AM
I love Dot's sig the best ^^ It's so FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!

ok I'm being silly again....

It's got really great flow in it, and the text makes it a pleasure to look at. Nice job!!

09-06-2008, 12:31 AM
@Zumitron: haha. Well You have Unli to thank for that. He gave me the stock.^-^ Thanks for the input Kona.

@karuto: lol... Thank you. =D

New one, for me. Sera's one is one hold.^^



Who will be the lucky person to push my thread to the closing limit? XDD

09-06-2008, 12:44 AM
I will XD

lol I feel special somehow

anyway let's review :3

Like ZOMG at dotz gift set it's so pretty o_O; I love the talk bubble, lol a joke woot that's like extra credit.

Jose's gift (third person huh?) well I just love it, it's strangly cute I'll make sure I'll use it for a while also =3 [Justice FTW!]

Your own set, I love it, everything is pretty awesome, esp the clipping mask ^^ The text is a bit small imo but still I read it pretty easily. [this was the best imo but Jose's was my fav] :3

KuroTan Set version trois? Woot

Konata Izumi
09-06-2008, 12:51 AM

Anyway. Onto the signature. The focus is excellent especially how it goes white in the background towards the middle and the stock. I like how the stock is nice and sharp and that circly effect you always do makes your signatures look happy and playful in a way. I really like the newest one. ;3

09-08-2008, 02:07 PM
Closed for length. Feel free to open a new one. ^_^