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AggroPaul
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Thread created on Wed Jan 22, 2014 18:49:33
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Here are my first two real attempts at making signatures, let me know what you think.

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Last Edited: Wed Jan 22, 2014 18:50:08
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Mendhi

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Posted on Wed Jan 22, 2014 19:24:55
Nice for first attempts.
Remove the text, deal with that at a later stage.

Sig 1;
-Left side is boring as the logo/text doesn't blend. Remove the text, make the AC logo be behind him, showing enough to be distinguishable on his right shoulder. Play around with the layer setting, have a look at colour dodge or linear dodge, there is no red in the tag except that, so if the layer settings don't work, go for a passive, calm colour that blends with the smoke.

-Add texture to the left side, you can download bubble-packs/texture packs from deviantart. Have a google, download a few, play around, have fun and see what you like. It has to be noticeable to add detail but not so much to draw away attention.

-Render, it's got poor placement, learn about the rule of three, google 'rule of three photography', using this rule will aid in drawing attention to your render, which is ultimately what you're aiming for. Then sharpen/blur/dodge/burn. Sharpen areas closer to the viewer, or areas which you want the attention to be greatest (face), blur areas further away from this focal area of the render (bottom chest, arms), this helps draw more attention to focal point. Dodge lighter areas of the render, burn darker areas. This helps with lighting and depth.

-Lighting, force a prominent light source and keep it consistent, if the light is coming from his right, make sure there is no overly light patches on his left. Using a soft white brush on linear burn, don't touch the brush to the tag, but just off to give ambient lighting.

-Right side, that's far too under dramatic for what it could be, unfortunately it's slight distracting from the render, but if you wanna keep it, blur it. Not so much it's not able to be recognised, but enough for people to appreciate what it is but not care enough to stare.

-Colouring. If you're using CS5 (what i'm using), you'll have an adjustment section on the right. Experiment, gradient maps, colour mixers, curves, brightness and contrast. Figure out what they do and use them.


I won't do Sig 2 for now. Lets see what you can do to sig 1.
Overall, not a bad effort. Do more tutorials, download some LRO PSDs, follow them, learn what does what and keep trying.

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Posted on Wed Jan 22, 2014 19:42:31
Thanks for the comments, I will have a look at some tutorials and see what I can do.

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Posted on Thu Jan 23, 2014 08:00:06
If you work with some c4ds on something on #2, it would be a great sig!! R+

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