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Dark Wolf 09
04-07-2008, 06:56 PM
Hello there on Animeforum, I am a free-lancer web-designer, and graphical web-face interfacer if you like to put it like that. I spend my time using Photoshop CS3 Extended, it's a perfect solution for web graphics. Well intergrated lay-out as well. I'll post some of my abstract arts. You can see I love abstract art. Mostly rendering, or distortion. Here's some wallpapers, and signatures, and avatars. Warning though, I can have criticism, you can say extractions are kinda off course, however, extractions of photo-manipulations are very difficult.


Here's a good example of abstract art by using renders, and distortions. Sorry about the text I rushed through it trying to use the chrome feature; The whole graphical interface took me at least 6 hours to complete overall.


I made this by using flares renders, or sun. I don't know what it is called, I do like Solid Snake from MGS (Metal Gear Solid) and I thought this signature would fit perfect for Solid Snake.

Dark Wolf 09
07-30-2008, 02:11 AM
Anyways with that out of the way on 'a' catchy headline of deceit, I am going to post down some of my latest works from Adobe Photoshop CS3, and it'll be updated from time-to-time. At least I will hope to keep it that way, again I am a bit blunt with the options, so don't go to judgemental hopefully without the profanity. Thanks a bunch!

Here's some of my published works:


I was inspired by the Simpsons' movie that I watched yesterday, and I thought it would be funny to gather up some of the main character's that you see on the film, and episodes, and let me tell you this right now, the txt's was haaard to complete on the signature they would come out to bright, or to linear.


For a friend, and I hope she likes this, don't judge it to hard, I fail at these type's of request (s) I'm usually good with my own idea's.


I have two of these published but I don't know what to decide, here you go Seth your sig is done my good sir.


You can choose each of the other, Seth if you're looking at this thread, I know it's a bit grungy, but hey that's the style right now for digital media.So here they are, I am a bit blunt with the options on the software since' I haven't been using it lately, and all.Feed back would be lovely! Anyways to help this novice on being 'Photoshopped'?

07-30-2008, 07:24 AM
The singular word that can make almost any signatures look professional is 'Flow'
I tell you, it can trick people >xDD

And yes to

For a friend, and I hope she likes this, don't judge it to hard, I fail at these type's of request (s) I'm usually good with my own idea's.
I haveth the same problem

Anyway, best start with smaller sizes first

07-30-2008, 06:28 PM
I like the Simpson sig. The font choice could be alil better, but it goes pretty well.

Dark Wolf 09
07-30-2008, 06:39 PM
Now with all the 'battles' I've consumed over the past life, I won this in a forum just recently today! Here's the two published works, what do you think? I want to make avatars, but I don't know how are the dimensions 100x100?

There's the Photoshop goodies, don't get over excited:


Another draft:


I wanted to make a futuristic background like a blue or a black, but then it came out like this so I was pleased, and somehow I won the contest. To keep my mind focused I was listening to Dragonforce. Songs:

My Spirit Will Go On

Through the Fire and Flames

Heroes of Our Time

Operation Ground and Pound

Those songs kept me from coming insane with this picture over 60 layers.

Feed back will be greatly appreciated. More to come!

07-30-2008, 06:44 PM
I like the first version. I think you should add a border to it.

The Assassin
07-30-2008, 07:11 PM
It's not McCloud fooo. It's McMuffin!! >O

Dark Wolf 09
07-30-2008, 07:48 PM
Up for GoW2 this year? Feeling lucky about chainsawing locusts in half? I've made a very important sig this year, and you can keep it! This one is a freebie. Just entitle my name and credit it:


I think you should add a border to it.

I don't understand, what's a border?


The two is recognizable now, enjoy the freebie! And don't forget to pre-order, More to come! :)

07-30-2008, 07:56 PM
I don't understand, what's a border?

See my sig? There's that pink edge around the outside? That's a border.

As for your latest sig:
To the left of the GoW...is the 2 included with the text? If so, I think you should change the bg color and make the 2 more noticable.
And the render seems...squished.
Otherwise, it's very nice. The grungy background matches well, IMO.
Keep up the great work! ♥

Dark Wolf 09
07-30-2008, 11:22 PM
Since I am a Dragonforce fan like all you other guy (s) and gal (s) out there, like Soldiers of the Wasteland, My Spirit Will Go On, and Heroes of Our Time I've made some other freebies that you guys can keep on, to show your support for Dragonforce by using this signature, I've made them by three different colors, and don't forget to pre-order Ultra Beatdown as it releases in Augest 25th!




Of course all of them are freebies, so go ahead and embed it to show that you are a Dragonforce fan! Don't forget to credit me to.

And here's Seth's (BatManII sig) it's a bit blunt because of the txt =/ Any recomendations?


The Hybrid
07-30-2008, 11:33 PM
Text is awful and you need to work on your blending...

Dark Wolf 09
07-30-2008, 11:38 PM
Text is awful and you need to work on your blending...]

Haha, thanks for the criticism, I know the text is awful, it's a bit plain. But I don't mind on some of them. Especially the Dragonforce signatures, I quite like them. I'm still learning though, Hybrid. Thanks again! Any tutorials on blending? That would be greatly appreciated. :)


Fox McCloud

07-30-2008, 11:49 PM
I'm liking the gear of wars sig. The effects around the image are nice. The font could be different though for the text in the corner though.
www.dafont.com has nice fonts to download.

Memento Mori
07-30-2008, 11:56 PM
Text needs work. You need to work on your backgrounds. But you've got a good start.

lol, dragonforce

Dark Wolf 09
07-31-2008, 12:02 AM
Text needs work. You need to work on your backgrounds. But you've got a good start.

lol, dragonforce


Isn't Grunge, and C4D's the way to go in Signature making? I believe so...Although I will try to make better background (s), and such. Thanks for the criticism again!

PS: I know the text needs' work, I just need some inspiration when it comes to text making, and what do you mean lol, dragonforce? :o

Fox McCloud

07-31-2008, 01:22 AM
Dont feel bad when people tell you you have done this and that wrong in your sig. We have all been there, been critised like that.

You just need to keep practicing. :3
And text should contrast against the background so you can read it. I like the grundge style, that was my first style attempt.

If you want to know how to make a border, (I have CS2 so it may be different) but make a new layer, push Ctrl + A, go edit, then stroke and choose a colour and click ok.
I wouldn't worry about C4Ds yet, try using just brushes and shapes and smudging at the moment.

Good job, Hope I helped. :3

Dark Wolf 09
08-17-2008, 10:14 PM

Something I made for Kuro, the text was abit hard to make. I was inspired by the Fable text, but it looks like it kinda, the blue and green fitted in with the character. So far I don' t know how to make a border, and still doing grunge backgrounds! :) More will be updated soon, I am a bit slacking of Photoshop.

08-18-2008, 01:44 AM
So Far I've noticed in all of your Sig's so far basically, are just kinda bland back ground that is all pretty symmetrical.

Try Going outside of the Box and doing some other things that Flow a bit nicer.

Try using some Really Detailed Tut's too, really help you get going.

As for a Border, Go to Deviant Art and download a TON of brushes.. Enough said... There is alot of different types of Brushes that can be used for border, and or actual Brushes meant for Borders.

Dark Wolf 09
09-02-2008, 02:51 PM
I've worked on these today, and this signature and avatar needs a home for a user! I've already made my sig, but here's this signature I have made:


I've also made an avatar for the user as well, if someone wants the whole set, let me know or PM me that you want this set, I'll be gladly to entitle your name under it:


Dark Wolf 09
09-24-2008, 09:15 PM
Here's something I made today, I made it for my bro Andy. So here its bro.


I also thought something was missing to it, I believe it was "Team StarWolf" =)

Edited version:


More good stuffs:


Dark Wolf 09
10-17-2008, 11:19 PM
So let's get this show on the road!

First up: (Samus Aran: Game Franchise: Metroid)


Second up in the list: (Samus Aran (again) Game Franchise: Metroid)


Third up in my list: (Master Chief: Game Franchise: Halo, Halo II, and Halo III)



The color in this one is more vibrant than the other one. Either way you decide.

Fourth on my list: (Super Mario Brothers: Game Franchise: (Of course duh!) Super Mario Brothers). This one seems a bit stretched sorry guys =/


Lolol this one was for jokes, and I made it for Celes Victoria, fith on my list Pac-Man! Say hello to wakka, wakka, wakka. In the Pac-Man sig, I made it on Illustrator. ^_^



More junk




First time using the pen tool :x and vector images, sorry if it came out all bad.

Current sig:


Signature requests:


10-21-2008, 12:27 AM
My set you made isn't junk! I asked you for it! ;_;

Haha, anywho, You did a great job on the sigs you made. I might be coming to you for more sets in the future. =D

Dark Wolf 09
10-21-2008, 03:09 AM
Whose in the mood for Killzone?



10-21-2008, 05:02 PM

I'm sorry, but this is not all that great at all.
One, it doesn't seem as though you really did that much work on that signature.
Two, the extract is horribly out of proportion.
Three, the size of the signature vertically would be too tall, and it really just looks like as though it's just meant to be a "google image" out there in the internet.

I'm sorry for these harsh words, but it is critical to understand this concept.
As for your other signatures, they are not bad.
But there's too much noise in my opinion.
Try different tutorials to see different techniques on both how to centralize your subject as well.

Dark Wolf 09
10-22-2008, 09:35 PM
@ Balance, I know I was trying something new and exciting, but I guess not.

More stuff:


My smudging abilities:


My animation (first one) sig:


Edited version:


I couldn't put my name in the text, it started recording my text. =/

Dark Wolf 09
06-11-2009, 02:39 AM
Weeeellll, after getting Photoshop CS4 up and running I've been extremly busy with Photoshop and many many GFX's site improved my skill, but it has been long gone now. I wish it was back up and running again...But oh well..Here are the signatures! I'll update it every day so it won't be closed as the other ones x.x

Okay lets get started shall we?


Thats only first round, I will update it soon! (Oh and Btw, I was a Moderator at Open-Designs, but its not there anymore, which sucks, because I really loved that site, but I guess Toups didn't have the current funds for it :/)

Dark Wolf 09
06-16-2009, 10:29 PM


Two more, yes?

06-17-2009, 04:30 AM
The first one is very nice smudging, but the light source...hmm, I'm unsure. While this sig gives me the impression he is in a "cave" or similar with walls on the side and the only light source in the roof, it does feel a bit weird. It might just be me though.
Text fits I guess, looks a little slapped on so it could be blended in more.

For the second one I think light is completely screwed up. The extraction is too bright compared to the rest and any source of light or indication from where it comes is non-existent. That would be remedied by removing the extraction, only working on it as an abstract C4D sig. The text looks also fairly out of place, even if the font fits with the extraction.

Dark Wolf 09
01-22-2010, 08:06 PM
Okay, I'll start taking in requests. But for now, this will be my second thread for CNC. Just send me a PM for a signature request

Now onto the signature CNC's:

I've been trying to do a black and white signature so this is my first attempt:


(Dimension 400x150 B/W filter, and smudge background. Made on Photoshop CS4.)

Here's another graphic design:


(Stock photo, with photo gradients, and C4D's. Dimension 400x120).


(Another Halo signature, 400x150, and smudge, kinda pixelated...)

More will be updated soon!

Would love some critique and comments.

Jagan Eye
01-23-2010, 12:18 PM
The black and white sig is good for your first attempt. I do think that the text takes away from it though. It kind of just seems like it was stuck in on MS Paint. I like how you have the dark to light in a radial symmetry design though, but I think you need to blend it more so that the transition seems more natural. The black and white feel of your stock and of the back ground seem to be of different blackandwhite-ness. Dunno why though. Overall, great first try.