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Posted by: kamari-ice Jan 2 2007, 12:37 AM

Rate Avatars & Signatures Thread
Version 9.0
The first Rate thread of the New Year!

The other thread dropped off the sticky section, and was full (30 pages), so I think it is an appropriate time for Version 9.0 to arise. This thread will be used to rate the signatures and avatars of members of FFXII.Net. You can just have other member's rate your current set, your avatar and signature that you are currently wearing, or you can post avatar(s) and signature(s) that you have made, so that others can rate. So, please, if you have works to show off, and those works are avatars and signatures, place them here to rate.

How do you rate?
Rating is quite simple. You look at the members that have posted before you, and you rate their avatar(s) and signature(s) on a scale from one to ten. Ten being great, and one being not great.

Is there a limit to rating?
There is currently no limit. Rate as much as you possibly can, but don't spam. smile.gif

Is rating fun?

What if the person doesn't have an avatar and/or signature?
Then you don't rate them. Then, you demand them to get a set (avatar and signature), just kidding. Seriously, don't demand people, because Mystikal has batch of cookies waiting for you if you are nice. smile.gif Though, anybody can rate in this thread, whether they are setless or not.

When you rate, please keep these simple phrases in mind:

Be courteous.
Be respectful.
Be aware.
Be nice.
Be knowledgeable.

Just remember (CRANK). smile.gif

On your mark, get set, Rate!

Posted by: Caesar Jan 2 2007, 04:36 AM

Rate my current set. They're basically the result of 10 mins of bored Photoshop brushing.

Posted by: Larien Jan 2 2007, 07:20 AM

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When you rate, please keep these simple phrases in mind:

Be courteous.
Be respectful.
Be aware.
Be nice.
Be knowledgeable.

Just remember (CRANK). smile.gif

tongue.gif That. is. so. cool.
@Caesar: It's interesting, and not unappealing to the eye. It's quite good for just messing with brushes. smile.gif

I'm currently sporting an icon I made for an icon award community on LJ, since the other set I had up had already been around for a bit and was re-used, anyways.

Posted by: Xiitharn Jan 2 2007, 08:47 AM

caesar: overall interesting to look at, but you don't really know where to look at. i guess that doesn't really matter, tho, since it's just messing about with brushes. happy.gif

larien: i like it. it's sort of not your usual style but then it is. text hard to read though; is it a sentence? can't tell. anyway, i hope you do well in the competition!

my latest sig is shiva (duh) and it was hour of fiddling around. i really have no muse lately ;__; i like how it turned out though.

Posted by: -josh- Jan 2 2007, 02:00 PM

^ I rated yours in the old theard tongue.gif

Caesar: Its ok.. just some brushing. I like the colourfulness of it.. 6/10

Larein: I like it but the text is hard to read and it goes over her face. 8/10

New sig please rate

Posted by: Inhert Jan 2 2007, 04:50 PM


For a quick design it definitely looks interesting. The colors are fairly random but don't look so bad, I'm definitely not a fan of the text.


I don't really like the composition, especially how the text overlaps her face, something that I would consider an important focal. I also can't really tell what it says. Nice colour choice and overall design though.


Some of the effects look nice and are fairly well placed, the size and shape of the sig also work, although they do seem restrictive on your design. You've definatly used too much white space, which makes Shiva look slightly strange & those white dots seem random.


You've done a decent job of creating a focal point, displaying the artwork with little interruption, despite some color bleeding. Your blending is fairly good, with my only problem being where you used the pixilation tool. Also, the text needs some work, mainly in your placement and font choice.

Posted by: Mystikal Jan 3 2007, 03:45 PM

CRANK, =^^=

Caesar: Nice and different looking. Not a fan of greens but it mixes well. Font is so so.

Larien: I love warm colours. Nice design and style. Mysterious and pretty looking.

Xiitharn: Good focal point, slightly flat looking. Needs a bit of RAWR and volume.

-josh-: Nice avy, good colours, they compliment each other well. Interesting signature, it is nice, not actually sure of the effect. I think it needs more expression, if it were a bit bolder it would be really eye catching. Font not suiting this look.

Posted by: Hitomi Jan 4 2007, 05:12 AM

Larien - I love that icon. The colors and text look great. 9/10
Xiitharn - Has some nice effects on it, but they're too scarce. It needs a little something. Maybe some photo manipulation or text. 7/10
-josh- - Avatar is nice. It's really simple, but has a nice look to it. 7.5/10 Sig is nice, but the render needs to be blended into the background a bit more, and maybe stick to one color for the background. The two sides of the background don't go that well. And maybe blend in the text more, too. 7/10
Mystikal - Nice animation on the avatar. Good font, too. 9/10 The sig is a bit plain, though. Maybe adding a C4D would help it. 7/10

Posted by: -josh- Jan 6 2007, 11:29 AM

I change my Sig to much :|

Posted by: Larien Jan 6 2007, 09:51 PM

Ooh, -josh-, I like it! It's unusual and interesting; I've never seen that picture of Kairi used before. It's also eye-catching - I stopped my fast scroll down the page to take a second look at it. wink.gif
Hitomi: It's pretty and soft, with the clear lines of the anime character to add some contrast. But one suggestion I would make is to add some more border to the sides of the graphic to balance out the top and bottom. The avatar is very nice! smile.gif
Mysti: Your avatar is amusing, though I can't tell who is in it. Is it Squall and Rinoa, or do I need glasses? tongue.gif Your sig is very nice. The cropping and positioning looks good, and the effects are understated and cool. ;0 Thumbs up! biggrin.gif
Xiitharn: It's simple but pretty Shiva-ness. smile.gif You chose a nice picture of her, but I think given some more space perhaps, you could have given it some more punch. It's nice, though! smile.gif

Posted by: Noelle Jan 7 2007, 02:00 AM

Haven't rated anyone yet, so... here it is.

caesar; I like the colors, they seem to a fit one tone and they go together nicely. Don't know if I like the blue, though. The name in the bottom was a little hard to read, had to look at your name to make sure I had it right, but for 10 minutes of work, it's impressive. 7.7/10 The avie looks a lot better, I like it, all except for the font, once again. 8.4/10
Larien; I really do like this a lot, wish there was a border but that's my own personal taste, I don't like how pictures just end. I like the words, how they fade and how they're just random. It's an image that's created from the words, even though I can't read some, I like the effect. Colors work well together, very pretty.
Xiitharn; I love Shiva. She's very pretty, the colors are nice and cold feeling. Like Inhert mentioned, I agree the white lines are too thick. Maybe a little too boring, but I like that it's simple, it looks very nice. 7.8/10
-josh-;The colors work well together, it looks really nice. She stands out very well. 9.5/10
Mystikal; The Avatar is cute, it made me smile. The font is easy to read, and it is quick enough so I can read it and not get bored of waiting. Very well executed. 8/10
As for the signature, I really like it. I love the colors, it has a warm feel to it. Don't know if I like the brightness on one side, then the on the left side, the contrast doesn't work/look right, but I still like it. 8.4/10

Rate mine please:) been working on new ones all day, trying something different, and this one is my favorite right now. Haven't made an avie for it yet.

Posted by: NervPoison Jan 8 2007, 04:24 PM

-josh-: I It's a rarely seen picture of Kairi I think, but it worked out greatly. Those background colours fit her prefectly.

Larien : A great avatar! Too bad it looks kinda lonely without a fitting signature. tongue.gif
Nevertheless, for the avatar alone:

Noelle : I like its mystical allure. You also did a great job combining several techniques in one signature without making it look chaotic in any way.

Rate mine too please. Any credit goes to Inhert.

Posted by: X-Master Jan 10 2007, 12:19 AM


Like the signature, but don't like the blur. Tha font is very hard to read, not the an eye for an eye part, the one below it. There is quite alot going on, the effect on the left side of the signature is uneeded. Other then that, great work. I like how you mixed it up without making the signature look like a mess. The blending is good and it's actually a good mix with the colors, though you really need to kick loose the green on the right side as well.


Not a fan of the brushing, too much going on. You mixed up quite the bit there but it just didn't turn out nice. Like the font. Nicely done, opacity is leveled. Too chaotic, tone down the effects and up the lighting.

On another note, I should start posting alot more in this topic.

Posted by: -josh- Jan 14 2007, 03:15 AM

I turned games I want into SIGS.. Why? because Im bored. So please rate away!

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Posted by: XDarkDestinyX Jan 16 2007, 03:59 AM

-josh- - 1. the size seems abit weird, I dunno. Something about it bugs me, which equals the graphic just bugs me in general. I would think about the size and placement more.
2. Now you seem to take the horizonal border, which could work very well with this image, but there is a small black spot on the top right which irked me. Things seem to irk me lately, eh. But the bubbles brush work does work here, although I would like to see various colors if the bubbles were used to the max. Maybe work on what colors would blend well and compliment each other. And for the border color, which takes away from this dark image. I think a different color would have suited it.
3. It seems a tad too bright for my liking. It drowns out the whole graphic. >.<
4. Bluntly put, I don't like it. Placement doesn't work, as it's way too busy. The colors don't work, and just argh! >.< It bugs me! The glows simply don't work well here, they just seem to be placed randomly there.
5. There is a cuteness here, and our border color is good for this one. It just seems very simple and not much was done to it. But then again, simple is sometimes better.
6. Now this is an interesting one. I love the border work here, even though there is nothing on the right.... you tried something new. The colors are all right, they aren't anything special. Maybe something more vivid here would work well.

-josh-, it seems alot of your graphics are of lower quality, like grainy like. Maybe some overlays with a slight blur could give it abit of a softer crisper look.

Noelle - your graphics seems busy. And I don't really like the brush work over her face. And I'm not a fan of the text work. Also, it's over the size limits.

- It's simple and the colors are soft. Nothing too bright or vivid, but it works here. I don't know about the text, it's abit too bold and takes away.

Mystikal - I love it. Just cuz it's Hana Yori Dango 2 which I'm a huge fan of the series.. >.<;;;

Caesar - It's just brush work... nothing special.

Xiitharn - I think you're taking lessons from Inhert. XP The vivid abstract are quite noted, and the soft colors are lovely. Yuna seems o get abit lost though, over powered by the brush work and your text.

- Nice abstract view and clean brushing and it's just a very clean graphic. It's seems abit too blurred out though. The color theme is warm, and works well with the air of it.

As a note - my rating/comments may come off as harsh, but I don't like to sugar coat, and I do not try to belittle anyone. I way things to only point them out and for you to think about if you care to think about it.

Posted by: Xiitharn Jan 17 2007, 12:26 AM

-josh-: 1. i don't like how this is so compressed. lightning looks distorted & the texture on top is kinda moldy.
2. this one is better, interesting stock. the border is a bit thick though & it could use some text.
3. i like this one because it's shiva (<3) but it'd be better if the original stock was better quality.
4. engh..text doesn't match & pics are rather outdated, but a nice effort.
5. same as above, though the text is a bit better.
6. i like this one ^^ text is alright but a better texture on top would make it nicer.

XDDX: shiny ^^ the left side is a bit empty & i'd like to see her eyes.

new sig, lightning of ffxiii.

Posted by: -josh- Jan 17 2007, 02:34 AM

Wow that is nice biggrin.gif!!! I like it, but the picture is a bit grainy. I have the same problem XD The boreder really suits it. I like what you did with the colours. 9/10

The graphics section moves so slowly...

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Posted by: Noelle Jan 20 2007, 05:03 AM

Josh you are on a role.

I won't rate your previous batch of sigs, only because it will take me a long time and I don't have much time right now, so I'll rate your most recent ones:)

1st: I <i>love</i> it. I especially love the creativity with your name at the bottom. Never seen that done before, and it's really awesome. The colors work well together, and the lighting is good. Really the only thing I can point out right now is that even though the text was a good idea to make it backwards, it's rather dull. 9.5/10

2nd: Liked this one too. She's my favorite character in FF3. Again, I like what you did with the font this time, it gives it a twist. I think my only problem with these are they are too tall, the height is too much (it might be because I've been working with small short ones, though) But it's fantastic. 9.8/10

To XDarkDestinyX:
I love your sig. It's beautiful. I'll look over the fact that you totally dissed my sig, haha. It was just a placement one, I wasn't wanting my "gentlemen may prefer blondes but it takes a real man to handle a redhead" judge, but that's alright:) She wasn't that good, but thanks for judging her for me.
3rd: I like that it's creative, and different, but it doesn't work for me. It's definitely not my favorite of the bunch, maybe it's because everything is so sharp and bright, but I do like it.

Posted by: -josh- Jan 20 2007, 11:50 AM

Noelle: Its ok. you should of erased the bit of her face. The brushing could be better, and the text is ok i guess. Pretty average. 5.5/10 xD

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Posted by: CREA Jan 20 2007, 08:07 PM

I dont know which to rate -josh-... there all so pretty.
Overall, theyre an 8/9

Posted by: Lonedove Jan 22 2007, 08:23 AM

Crea: Ayu seems a bit out of place. Yet, the Background is a pretty blend. ^^ 6/10
Joshie: For some of them they are low quality pics. My favorite has to be the one you're wearing. The background really gives it a "action" feel and the character blends with it nicely. ^^b. 7/10

Posted by: -josh- Jan 25 2007, 05:18 AM

Ls: I like it. But I cant see the image to well... The text and brushing is nice. 7/10

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^ the sotw theme was grass xD

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Posted by: CREA Jan 25 2007, 05:39 PM

@ LD: Now that you mention it it rather does look like that...
I like the feel of your siggy. So urban yet calm... the text is pretty nice too 8/10
@Josh: I adore the grass and Roxas siggies. If the Lenne siggy counts, its my favorite one. The way the borders and the colors were chosen is really good

Posted by: kamari-ice Jan 29 2007, 01:40 PM

I have a new signature! Rate it, please. smile.gif Thank you in advance.

Posted by: XDarkDestinyX Jan 31 2007, 07:47 PM

Snake - The white border gives depth and an twist to the dark scheme you have here. I feel the red is too much over used on the center, and it kinda blurs the girl out. Maybe if a "clashing" color was added, maybe it would be more eye shocking however I do like the sides with the abstract and different colors.

Posted by: kamari-ice Jan 31 2007, 07:59 PM

@XDarkDestinyX: Thank you for your rate. Well, I really didn't use red, that was the color of the picture of the girl from Heavenly Sword. Though, I did add effects behind her, to kind of make her pop out a bit. I will try to experiment with your constructive criticism, and add a color crasher. Maybe green?

Signature: Though it is simple, it is quite lovely. The effects are quite nice, and Lenne is a true beauty. I like the text placement, and the way it goes towards the back of the signature, really cool. I dig it. The only thing I don't really like much is the glow.


Posted by: -josh- Feb 4 2007, 04:07 AM

K-I: HmmAll together its nice. Though I dont like how the red kinda takes the focus point instead of the girl. Its just to strong xD

DD: Nice colours and text. Great picture too! love lenne 8.5/10

Some new stuff xD


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For a sotw the theme was pink o^^o

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Posted by: Enayra Feb 4 2007, 05:01 AM

Yay! I made a new set (It was about time XD)

Dunno I was bored and started drawing with Photoshop XD Rate rate please!

Posted by: Xiitharn Feb 9 2007, 10:32 PM

enayra: interesting concept here...i like it ^^ the squiggly lines are a bit distracting to the overall image, & shouldnt the eyelashes be longer on the left side of the eye? nice job.

engh, new siggy. i spent a long time trying to get it right (my eyes hurt), so be nice.

also, just finished this -- comments?

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Posted by: Inhert Feb 11 2007, 08:07 PM

As an abstract it does look ok. Most of the sig appears to be various elements piled upon each other, with an apparent lack of consideration for: color coordination, saturation levels & composition of the overall design. The blue that stains Natch's face doesent look attractive.

~Josh (All three)
All three sigs show a lack of: Color coordination, decent image quality & typography skills. Your merits lie in the radiating effects present in the second sig & the creative simplicity of your current sig.

It's creative and interesting on the eye, the various flaws in the drawing seem to be masked by its cartoon-like style. The secondary text (below Enayra) would look better with a more fitting font. The avatar seems too simple and appears boring aside the sig.

~Xiitharn (Posted sig)
The mirroring of Yuna does look attractive, despite it blurring the focal point, especially how either side of the sig is only slightly different. In my opinion, the large white band spanning the whole sig is not needed. The other effects you chose create some nice depth.

Nice, subtle and soft effects compliment the image well. I'm not so keen on the all the colours you chose to use & the areas where the effects have been erased could be improved (near her sholder) (maybe use a solid brush and erase it right up to the edge, so it looks like the light beam is passing behind her?).

Posted by: -josh- Feb 12 2007, 03:25 AM

Enayra: Nice biggrin.gif always love your sigs o^^o!! 10/10

Xiitharn :

1st(posted): Love this one ^^ I like how the colours are all different and stuff! Though the the two yunas is cool I like lenne hehehe. I dont think the white band is needed xD. 8/10

2nd: I like the colours on this too! Though some of its a bit wild.. I like the softness of it. 8/10

Your merits lie in the radiating effects present in the second sig & the creative simplicity of your current sig.

What does that mean >_>? is it good or bad XD

Posted by: Xiitharn Feb 12 2007, 04:03 AM

^ it means it's good (despite the low score) xD

i have to agree, your typography skills really aren't that fabulous, & the two posted sigs are way too busy. i can see that you're trying to draw attention to the figure with your textures, but they're actually taking away from your proposed focal point.

you just need to work on making everything less distracting, josh.

Posted by: Inhert Feb 12 2007, 11:21 AM

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Your merits lie in the radiating effects present in the second sig & the creative simplicity of your current sig.
What does that mean >_>? is it good or bad XD
Sorry if wasent clear josh. It means dispite all the problems, I did like a few things (your merits). The effects you added around Natch in the second sig look attractive & in your current sig, I like the simplicity of it.

and It's not a bad score at all. There is a reason for a 1-10 scale, it's there to be fully used.

Posted by: -josh- Feb 16 2007, 09:21 AM

Thanks for simplifying it for my simple mind xD

Anyway more for your rating pleasure!

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Now rate!! XD

Posted by: Lady Sora Feb 17 2007, 08:26 AM

Inhert - Simple but it looks good. 7/10

Xiitharn - It looks pretty and shiny. I liked it. 8/10

Josh - Um not too bad, they all look okay but you need some work on 'em. All got 6/10 don't murder me. =x

Enayra - Aw I lub it. I like that kind of sets, rare to find xD colors of you set works well and the text is nice. 9/10

Posted by: Final Filbert Feb 20 2007, 03:34 PM

@josh: 7/10, 7/10, 7/10, well, just all that rating... I wouldn't use them but they're still totally smashing!

Posted by: XDarkDestinyX Mar 5 2007, 07:52 PM

Been a while since someone last posted here... Well I made a new graphic for a different forum. i'm trying new styles and such or whatever. Haha. Rate please?

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Posted by: Xiitharn Mar 6 2007, 02:02 AM

^ very reminescent of inhert's style ;D, i like it. the text doens't suit it as well as it could, and its a bit too bold for the rest of the sig. 8/10

Posted by: XDarkDestinyX Mar 6 2007, 05:22 PM

^ XD When I saw Inhert's siggy, I fell in love with it and the image. I wanted to do my own twist haha.

Posted by: Inhert Mar 6 2007, 05:43 PM

^It's my fravourite screenshot so far xD

Lady Sora 5.5/10
A soft, shrine-like sig. Nice but, not that interesting - also let down by that border.

XDarkDestinyX (Lenne) 8/10
Well, I love it. The colors are fantastic along with that slight glow. Nice work on the text too. Despite the fact Lenne looks slightly strange in that screenshot, you've pulled of a nice looking sig.

XDarkDestinyX (FFXIII) 7.5/10
I like your light use of an exclusion layer. The border really lets this sig down - it just seems obtrusive & dull compared to the rest of the sig. The rest is great, the text looks lovley and defined.

Posted by: Larien Mar 9 2007, 07:11 PM

@Xiitharn: I'm mostly posting here so I can this, but I love your avatar. It's beautiful, and I love how you used the image in a way different from the norm. It's very pretty! 10/10

@XDDX: I like it! You used an image of Lenne that isn't used very often, and it looks very good. The colors are the glowy effect look nice. smile.gif I would have probably put Lenne off to one side of the graphic, though.
It's pretty! 8/10

@Inhert: Awesome, as usual! wink.gif I love the rainbowy, flowy colors, though I can't really see what exactly is going on in the picture. The text looks great, too. biggrin.gif I'm tempted to say it might be better with a border, but every time I think that, I look again and decide against it. I like what you've done with the bottom stripes. 9.8/10

Just a note: I didn't make the avatar I'm using, and the sig, I know, is nothing spectacular. So go easy if you do rate! tongue.gif

Posted by: Xiitharn Mar 10 2007, 03:12 AM

^ aaww, thank you! i just wish i could make sigs as nice as some of my icons o.-

anyway, larien, i quite like your siggy. it's something different from a regular siggy, and i like the detailing on rikku's outline. the text could be a bit more interesting though.

as for the ava, is it for POTC3? tis exciting ^^

Posted by: Lirael Mar 10 2007, 01:12 PM

Xiitharn, I love your ava. The colouring is very good and the placing of the face is nice. smile.gif I also like how it's not too compex and your choice of not using text was a good one. smile.gif 10/10

Posted by: Xiitharn Mar 11 2007, 12:31 AM

^^ thank you. i had a hard time trying to fit some text on there and eventually gave up. i like the result.

sig: not bad. what i don't like is the repitition in the right side of the sig. it'd be better if there was a different part of the same image in that space. another thing that bothers me is the box around ashe; it's too severe & doesn't flow. you could work on your typography skills, and the whole sig could use a bit of color & other interesting effects. 7/10

ava: it's nice, but i'd like to be able to see ashe more clearly. again with the text, it's nice but a bit out of place. pretty effects. 7.5/10

Posted by: Inhert Mar 11 2007, 11:22 PM

Larien - The avatar is allright, you could have used the space better and the composition is slightly random. Your sig could be ok as a simple vector with text, if your text was actually any good. It's missplaced, too large and drags attention away from the pretty render. - 5/10

Lirael - The avatar isen't so bad, the pastel tones work fairly well. The block that cuts through Ashe's head is clearly unattractive - along with the dots. Your sig is unattractive: the text is poorly positioned, using a bland selection of fonts; the duplicated part on the right ruins the sig and the overall color scheme is bland and a poor mixture of pastels and hightones. - 3/10

Xiitharn - The avatar's strength lies in the stong emotion portrayed by Yuna and you were clearly playing a safe bet by only making slight adjustments to an allready great screenshot. The bottom 1/5th looks strange on the left and I'm not so keen on how vibrant her lips look. Other than my needless niggles xD It's really quite lovley. - 8.5/10

Posted by: Xiitharn Mar 13 2007, 04:59 AM

inhert - lovely, as usual. there isn't much to complain about; i see you've fixed the text -- it looks alot better imo. the only thing that really irks me is the fact that i have no idea what is in the middle..looks like a woman yelling to me xD 9/10

anyways, i was just playing around in ps with a photo of ayumi hamasaki:

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Posted by: Inhert Mar 13 2007, 12:47 PM

^ omg haha. Maybe she lost her eyes? I dunno xD. My next sig will show I had some inspiration.

I like some of the colors, especially the deeper purples. Although there seems to be too many contrasting colors and overly saturated areas (like her chest). The sig as a whole, just looks too busy, with too many different effects all going in different directions. You also need a stronger light source, it would tie everything together nicley. 7/10

Posted by: bangaa-fangirl Mar 13 2007, 12:57 PM

9/10... beautiful colors and composition. Only thing I'd change is maybe make her eye visible, because it took me a long time to realize that was her mouth and not an oddly placed eye.

Posted by: Inhert Mar 13 2007, 01:12 PM

^I should have probably chosen a different screenshot but I'm not really a fan of Bloodyrayne II, this particular image stuck out as being interesting though, despite the fact that her eyes are not visible xD

(sorry for the offtopic)

Posted by: Balthier's Girl Mar 16 2007, 05:58 AM

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Okay, please be gentle. My absolute first attemt at making a sig. (I plan to use it as my own.) I used ArcSoft PhotoImpressions 5 (whatever the hell that is). The only thing I could figure out how to do was blur, sharpen, and adjust the colour. I had to use paint to put in the font. happy.gif

Posted by: Xiitharn Mar 19 2007, 01:14 AM

balthier's girl : it's nothing awful for a beginner -- i've seen worse. i don't want to list a whole bunch of negatives to throw you off, but here we go. i like the screenshot you chose, the pic quality is a little nyeh, but i like the coloring you chose for it. the text is also a bit engh, but anything done in paint is average (except those drawings that you did). don't give up though, with a better program you could do well. 4/10

inhert : not sure if i like this one. it's very eye catching & has good color, but the render in the middle isn't blended as much as i'd like it to be and seems a bit misplaced. text is lovely as usual, and the effects on the gun are nice. i like how you've got variety between textures (sharp on the left, smoother & more flowing on the right) but the render could be a bit sharper. 7.5/10

Posted by: Balthier's Girl Mar 19 2007, 09:49 PM

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[size=1]balthier's girl : it's nothing awful for a beginner -- i've seen worse. i don't want to list a whole bunch of negatives to throw you off, but here we go. i like the screenshot you chose, the pic quality is a little nyeh, but i like the coloring you chose for it. the text is also a bit engh, but anything done in paint is average (except those drawings that you did). don't give up though, with a better program you could do well. 4/10

I actually chose the font because it's the same font that's used in the previews for XII. For an example, check out Ethereal Blade's avatar. I don't like the font much either, but I thought it was a good choice because it's one they used in their own offical work. happy.gif

I chose the picture because I liked how Balthier looked. After posting it here, I kinda see how sloppy it looks. But oh well. I'll be trying more later. Nothing fancy though, as all the programs I have are very low grade.

Thanks for the rate though, Xii. smile.gif

Posted by: Lonedove Mar 19 2007, 11:22 PM

xii: six out of ten for the Ayu hamasaki siggy. Over all, itís a very colorful piece. The colors do complement her nicely. Very pretty. <3 The light source really doesnít give the picture a focus point to it. You really don't know where to just look at. The light streak [for lack of a better word xD] on her right shoulder seems to be brighter then any other light in the siggy. Maybe itís just my screen and/or my eyes.
inhert: six out of ten. Can I be blunt? xD I really don't like the colors chosen. Itís a good piece just, personally, I don't think I would've chosen those colors to match up. I focus on the neon green too much. The text fits well with the image. I feel so blind. X'D At first look, I seriously thought that it said, 'nhert' without the i. x_X

ayyio, I guess you can rate my current signature. I haven’t made any new ones in awhile.

Posted by: a_vasi Mar 27 2007, 03:36 AM

^ I think this signature gives you a sense of Ďfreedomí...seeing the birds fly high into the sky. The text is hard to read though and I wish the colors were stronger. But itís good. smile.gif
I'm giving it a 7/10.
I have had a couple of different Signatures here on, well 4 to be exact, with this being my 5th one; but Iíve always stayed true to my ďthemeĒ...this one is only about a week old.

Posted by: silentaura Apr 1 2007, 10:48 PM

Lonedove - 6.5/10

Pretty creative, I like the idea of having the birds slightly overlapping the tilted white space under there. Focus on the composition more, the texts looks dull and I agree with a vasi that its hard to read. Also I think the sig size should be much more smaller, better if its got a border.

a_vasi - 8/10

Good resolution. Renders is well placed and they nicely occupies the background. I like the colors especially; they give it a shiny feel to it. Well done.

Posted by: -josh- Apr 4 2007, 10:29 AM

SA: like the colours. And teh repetion. nice text and break up of image smile.gif 8.5/10

Something new, somthing blue. and something old * as in basch xD*

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I made the other in gimp. But since I got photoshop CS no more gimp biggrin.gif

Posted by: hevrae Apr 4 2007, 10:45 AM

It's been a long while I haven't posted here, ahahah.
Now no one can rate me, bwuahahaha.


Larien ~ I like the smooth of it, it's simple, but me likes, the text could be more well fitted into rikku, no? Anyway, it is nice. I have this pastel feeling. I love synaesthesias : D (is that how it's written in english? It's hell easier in portuguese xD (sinestesia)).

Xiitharn ~Loving the effect, very girlish, very you, *clap clap*.

It's simple and clean, I like it, reminds me of magazines o_O

Lirael ~Eh... It's nice, the text blending isn't so nice though, and yuna's blending... not too found of it, but I like.

Inhert ~ A bit too sharp for my eye, but It's good as always. I don't get a vibe (LOL) from the text though, but it's wonderful : D

Balthier's Girl ~ The image quality is a bit sad, the text blends in a hard way... the color ain't so bad though.

Lonedove ~ I <3 the ava. The signature is.. hmmm expressive o_O

a_vasi ~ it reminds me of a trailler xD, the text... something missing?

silentaura ~ uhhh, I like the colors... not much to points, perhaps it could use a more rounder outter design?

josh ~ you are progressing very well, the first one, the left part of it I simplu love it, the rest... well eh- the second one, uhhh me likes... I think though, you'r missing some smoothness.

I love the design of your current set, the pics could be better, but the idea, I like it!

Posted by: -josh- Apr 5 2007, 11:51 AM

Thanks heavre :X

I wish more people would rate xD


This one is to simple. But im still trying to get used to photoshop.. Ill look at some tuts

Thanks heavre :X

I wish more people would rate xD


This one is to simple. But im still trying to get used to photoshop.. Ill look at some tuts

Posted by: hevrae Apr 5 2007, 11:53 AM

tutorial can help one to get more ideas, you do well!
: D

Posted by: -josh- Apr 5 2007, 12:06 PM

I forgot to post the image. Such a dud. And my edit button isnt working either o__O

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Anyone got any good tuts at that?

Posted by: Jayhawk Apr 17 2007, 01:57 AM

4/10 ~ The colors don't work well at all, and the composition is broken. I know you're trying to use the technique where black is replaced with another, lighter shade. Next time you try it, be sure that it's not too saturated, and use it more subtly.

Now about my signature: this is a remake of one of my very first forum signatures, which was created almost three years ago when I was first learning Photoshop. It's almost unreal that I haven't done anything with Reiko since, as Ridge Racer Type 4 is one of my all-time favorite games. So, keeping with the current "revision" phase that I've been going through lately, I came back to this one.

Posted by: steiner Apr 23 2007, 08:46 PM


Its quite nice and vibrant. It looks neat, but its a bit too simple IMO. Anyway, I dont know much about sigs, so dont take my rating seriously.

Please rate my sig and ava.

Posted by: tanjavasi Apr 24 2007, 02:16 AM

-josh-: I love the one of Basch...his image is very sharp and the colors are so vibrant; it demands your attention.
Basch signature: 9/10

I like your second signature image...however; I think it is too pale:

Jayhawk: I really like it. It is nice that you used two different pictures of the same character for your sig and avatar...and both pictures of her are very nicely rendered. I like the round edges and the way you did your border in your signature - very stylish made IMO.
Also, orange/yellow are my favorite colors happy.gif
Avatar & Signature: 8.6/10

steiner: Your avatar is funny...I do think the render could have been done a bit better (the edges should be a bit smoother IMO)
Avatar: 7.5/10

Your signature is HILARIOUS!!! I loved it the first time I saw it laugh.gif
Judge Magister Steiner does blend in nicely with the judges from FFXII - I love the gold-like colors too. I do think the image of the FFXII judges could be a little sharper, especially since Steiner’s pic is quite sharp, it is really a tiny complaint though.
Signature -
look: 8/10
Idea/humor: 10/10

Posted by: Michiko Apr 24 2007, 08:05 PM

Anyone wanna rate mine? :3 I'm really not very good at sig making but eh, I like to try. I use Gimp. All I did was some cropping and the use of a few filters. The original photo is very different as this is just one part of the entire piece.

Posted by: Xiitharn Apr 26 2007, 10:45 PM

jayhawk - cute screenshot & lovely use of color. text on the side is nice too. everything blends really well, but the yellow spots to the left of the girl are distracting-ish. 9/10

steiner - cute concept. i agree with tanjavasi overall. 8/10

tanjavasi - we match! xD nice shot of laguna, like the simple concept of the sig, but i don't like the text all that much. 7.5/10

michiko - i don't like the razorblade : ( photo quality is a bit down & some larger text would be nice. good try for first attempts though. 7/10

---new siggy. felt the urge for some viii love today ;D

Posted by: Inhert Apr 26 2007, 11:42 PM

Jayhawk -- 8.5/10 -- I love the colors and styling. I don't think you've made great use of the space, the area around Reiko is hardly interesting.

tanjavasi -- 5/10 -- Simple and neat but very boring and un-inspired.

Michiko -- 6/10 -- It's ok, I quite like the softness. The razor seems random and I'm not a fan of the text, looks too sharp, missplaced and too small.

Xiitharn -- 8.5/10 -- I love the softness and flow of the design. The text seems missplaced and slightly forced though.

Posted by: -josh- Apr 28 2007, 06:33 AM

Michiko: I like the picture, and the grunge around it. Text be bigger. And the other thing is wierd xD

Xii: I like the softness and the orange in the BG. The text is okai for me. For some reason I thought it sayed desire * thirteen* and i was like wtf. Overall good job biggrin.gif 8.5/10

Inhert: nice job biggrin.gif soo good. Im no sure what to say though great work.

Im not sure what happened to mine. I did it on another computer then when it got to this one it looks all wierd.. well maybe just the picture of yuna.. I really like the background though <3

Posted by: Airi May 4 2007, 01:01 AM

My my, it's been a long while. XD And how is everyone doin'? XD I love to see people with new skills and such, tis lovely.

Jayhawk - I love the mixtures and clashes of colors. It's so bright and vivid that you just get drawn into the image. The black and white image on the right really gives a boost of imagery and draws you in. I really like that alot. I like your border, it's unique and different than the standard lines.

steiner - I love the idea and theme. I had to take a double take on this image. The color theme matches very wel, however Steiner seems abit clearer than the judges. I'm not sure if that was the intend as he is different, but I think it would be better if he was slightly blur along with the judges, or have the judges be clearer.

Michiko - It's not bad, with simple imagery and fliters. I would like to see a form of border to somewhat close off the image. However, I'm not sure on what exactly is the item is on the left hand side, it kind of throws me off. I wish the intend was clearer.

Xiitharn - The clash of pink with the image gives me mixed feelings. I'm not exactly sure on what to say, because I've seen a lot of your work, and this is pretty simple. :X

Inhert - I'm surprised to not see a border here, haha. The mixtures and color theme work quite well here, and I love the text. It's a unique twist on the lettering and the idea is great.

-josh- - You've improved quite a bit since I've been back. Bravo! I realyl like the background, it's sharp and edge, but Yuna doesn't seem like she belong here. I think blending her in would smooth out and balance the image a lot more. XD

Posted by: Chaosheart May 5 2007, 10:22 AM

i really like every ones sigs there all so cool

ps can some one rate my one plz its my first sig ever

Posted by: Lady Sora May 5 2007, 10:36 AM

Looks okay. 7/1o

Cute but I didn't like the white thingy. 7.5/1o

Kinda messy, text doesn't fit the sig. 6/1o

Posted by: Inhert May 8 2007, 01:44 PM

Xiitharn - 7.5/10 - Those crisscrossing light streaks don't look so good & there's a few fairly random looking colors hovering around. I do love the way Audrey looks though, those over-saturated colors are fab.

Airi - 8/10 - Hey! xD Love the sig. That little blob of blue in the bottom right needs removing though. I love that effect you've got going, very flowing and deep. I'd change the sub text doesnt quite fit in. Not really a fan of the avatar.

Chaosheart - 2/10 - You seem to have the hang of simple blending but everything's a bit messy. You should check out a few tutorials.

Lady Sora - 7.5/10 - I like its simplicty. The sig & avatar need a border though.

Slightly random text play
meh x)

Posted by: Fran_Fan May 8 2007, 08:11 PM

Could someone plz rate my avi?

Posted by: daredevil2-5 May 9 2007, 08:44 PM

As a basic animated gif, I like it 7/10. Your sig is mostly text now, so no reason to rate it.

Posted by: Jayhawk May 9 2007, 10:41 PM

Inhert {text}
~ I'm assuming this is a detail of the text, and part of a larger image. Looks like a couple of Overlay layers with white and black font colors. I like how the overlapping part is bright and makes the text stand out. It works nicely with the font as well. I'd like to see the text in relation to the entire piece.

About my signature: I had originally made this signature way back in late 2004, right at the height of my Beatlemania obsession. The first was a JPG file with a background color that matched the old forum theme. I came across this signature not long ago and realized that it never got the attention that it deserved (I had never set it as my forum signature), so I wanted to use it with the current skin. I'm still in my "revision" phase, but I didn't do anything to change the look of the signature--I just added a drop shadow and made it into a PNG.

Posted by: Inhert May 9 2007, 10:58 PM

QUOTE(Jayhawk @ May 9 2007, 11:41 PM) *

Inhert {text}
~ I'm assuming this is a detail of the text, and part of a larger image. Looks like a couple of Overlay layers with white and black font colors. I like how the overlapping part is bright and makes the text stand out. It works nicely with the font as well. I'd like to see the text in relation to the entire piece.
It's not part of a larger image...I made the whole sig, heavy brushing practice. It's actually 2 overlay layers with soft black drop shadows.

Jayhawk -- 8.5/10 -- I really love the paper effects and various levels of opacity, I feel some parts could be softer though. Almost all the images are obscured & the left side appears messy.

Posted by: Neosoldier May 11 2007, 12:37 AM

Hi, new here

I think mine is boring but rate it please
so I can see what others think
(its kinda big though)

Posted by: Inhert May 11 2007, 10:12 AM

^Sig size limits are 450x150 pixels wink.gif

& it's just a website banner o_O

Posted by: -josh- May 11 2007, 12:39 PM

Inhert: Hmm Its ok. I dont like how paines arm loooks tank. I would like to see you do something a bit differnt then your all ready perfected style. Maybe more vibrant colours and more spectrum colours.

Posted by: Xiitharn May 15 2007, 04:10 AM

jayhawk: i like the style of this sig; it's very vintage and very beatles. the only drawback is the fact that i don't quite know where to look first, and some of the images are hard to make out. 8/10

inhert: i like how you've tried a new style here. the text is nice and the brushing is well done except that the shoulder on the right side of the sig is a bit overdone. i'd also like to be able to see his face a bit more clearly. 8.5/10

-josh-: you're getting better, i'll give you that. i don't like the streaks in the top right corner and the color layer could be a bit less dominant so we can see the characters in the sig. also, the girl on the right seems a bit misplaced..if you moved her closer to the girl next to her, she would fit better. it'd look good with some text, too. 7/10

Posted by: Hyperion May 15 2007, 12:26 PM

Xii~ I absolutely love your sig in each way! It has pretty colors and Yuna & Tidus on it too. I also like the text you put on it. I don't know how else to continue rating it, I love it in every way. You get full 10/10 points from me! ^^

Anyhow since I'm sigless right now, comment/rate my avi please. :3

Posted by: -josh- May 20 2007, 07:42 AM


I like, I like!! Colours, text and brushing go well together. 9/10


Its pretty average to me. Again with the pink gradient xDD I do like the rain effect and text too. 7.5/10


Posted by: Inhert May 20 2007, 09:56 PM

josh 6/10
~ It looks like too much of a good thing, despite the effects being pretty, you've totally overloaded the sig. You need to work on the text!

Xii 8/10
~ Nice and simple, text placement is good & the effects compliment the image well, not so keen on the colors.

Posted by: daredevil2-5 May 21 2007, 03:59 AM

inhert 9/10- I like everything about it. The blending and fade effect, colors, font, everything. Great work.

Posted by: Lonedove May 21 2007, 08:44 AM

Josh: I like the colors and b/w woman and her wings a lot. <3 It just looks kind of messy, especially the right side. The wings are overpowered and don't really stand out too much. 5/10

Inhert: I love it! It has such a smooth feeling to it and the colors blending really draws the eyes to it. The font is a nice touch and the white right cutoff gives it a nice unique original flair without going too far over the top.

Xiitharn: Love this signature. You and Inhert must be sharing tips. ^^ The blending of colors always catches my eye and keeps it there for a while. =D I have always loved this picture and its gorgeous what you've done with it.

Posted by: Anarloth May 25 2007, 12:45 PM

I tried to make a new sig, but I don't know what you think about it...? unsure.gif

Posted by: -josh- May 25 2007, 02:41 PM

LD: I like the concept. Quiet pretty a simple. 8/10

Anarloth: Not to bad... I thing too many pictures blended in. The middle one could be removed to make it better. Maybe more intersting effects too. And the text is to blurred in. nice try =D what program you using?

Posted by: Anarloth May 25 2007, 03:02 PM

Okay !
I use Photoshop 7.0 smile.gif

Errr what middle pic ? There two pics in the middle... There's one of almost entire Ultima, and one of Ultima's face...

Posted by: -josh- Jun 1 2007, 10:42 AM

New ava & sig.

Since no one has anything else to rate...

Posted by: Melissa Jun 1 2007, 10:59 AM

9/10 ava
7/10 sig

Love the colours in the ava josh

Posted by: Anarloth Jun 1 2007, 07:18 PM

I made another sign of Ultima -->

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What sign do you prefer ? The current or the new one ?

Posted by: Tobo-Potato Jun 1 2007, 08:30 PM

Would anyone like to rate my sig? A friend called reach made it, but I really like it.

Posted by: -josh- Jun 6 2007, 01:18 PM

Anarloth; better. But The text on the other is better XD maybe a overlay effect would be good.

Tobo; its ok. It there a stripe that goes across his face or is it just me shok.gif? brushing is ok.. text could be better 7/10

new; which is better?
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Posted by: Anarloth Jun 6 2007, 06:30 PM

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Anarloth; better. But The text on the other is better XD maybe a overlay effect would be good.

Thanks... Okay, I'll try, and I'll upload when I'll recover my ADSL connection.

Posted by: Zwill Jun 6 2007, 08:58 PM

I totally heart the first one more

Can someone rate this old sig I made?

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Posted by: Xiitharn Jun 11 2007, 04:19 AM

josh - i like this one. the background compliments the stock, and the overlay is nice. nice and shiny. simple and clean. i have reservations about the stock used's not the greatest imo.8/10

zwill - interesting brushing..overall not bad. i'm not a fan of the text or the gray area around it -- could be improved. cute stock though. 7/10

Posted by: Inhert Jun 11 2007, 03:33 PM

josh - 7/10
agree with xii, plus the text is a little un-inspired.

xii - 9/10
i actually really love this one, my only complaint would be how heavy the black bar looks.

Zwill - 7/10
The text is fairly bad, poor font and effect choices. The brushing's slightly overworked though.

Posted by: Lonedove Jun 18 2007, 02:10 AM

Josh: I like the simple and clean one over the KH2. The KH2 one looks really cluttered. And I can't pick out a true focus point. I like the background on the simple and clean and the minimal effects. It's really simple and clean. haha. lame pun. x_x six out of ten.

Zwill: I think I would have liked it more if there wasn't that stuff on her chin. I'm starting to consider that I'm a minimalist type of person since; I'm not really a fan of "busy" signatures. Hikki looks really cute here. It's a good pick for a siggy. :3 six out of ten.

Xii: I can't wait to try out this game! I love the lighting and the ghostly feel of this one. nine out of ten.

Inhert: imo, I think it's a bit too dark. Though, the darkness does add on to a texture-like feel. Maybe I should mark myself as undecided. Overall, good sig. Eight out of ten.

Posted by: Inhert Jun 19 2007, 10:13 PM

^it's supposed to be weird/dark...or something xD

i really love the color choices, especially how much the stock fits in with everything else. the brushing is simple & effective, giving it that vintage style. though there's too much space around the text, maybe the font and surrounding box need variation? it seems slightly too organised & clean. 8.5/10

Posted by: hevrae Jun 20 2007, 02:54 PM

Now, it's really a long time now I have up on graphics, but It's always nice to see how things are going.

You'r going very well, I like it a lot! Nice feeling, a bit empty in the edges, butI like it
Meh, I don't even comment it. 9.2/10
I think that the animation is neat, but overall is very empty 7/10
I really really really like, what I nice overall 8.9/10
It's just to pictures together, the text isn't that fancy 6/10
I really like the text, but not the face, toooooo bright. 8/10
It's rather boring. The text isn't appealing 6.8/10
Josh, second -
8.5/10 I like the feelinh actually of this one better. though, keep on it!
posted: 8/10 I like it, but the border is awfu
the one. Now ain't that pokemon cute, but the rest is too... not blended with the pic.

Posted by: daredevil2-5 Jun 22 2007, 01:58 AM

Something I whipped up for a Tekken forum I'm at:IPB Image

Posted by: Anarloth Jun 22 2007, 07:44 PM

A new version of my second sign :

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The first version of this one :

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Posted by: CREA Jun 27 2007, 10:04 PM

EDIT: It looks better without the colored writing smile.gif Great job


Posted by: Jayhawk Jun 27 2007, 10:43 PM

From a sig request topic that I did on another forum.

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Posted by: andrzej Jun 28 2007, 01:07 AM

i don't like the round edges :?

black text, should be white maybe or something else? it sticks out too much like that; maybe smaller, or no text at all

and the second one, megaman looks blurry ...and the text looks too sharp at the edges. i'm not sure about the pattern in the bg though Oo

Posted by: Jayhawk Jun 28 2007, 01:13 AM

Your sig sucks.

Posted by: andrzej Jun 28 2007, 01:21 AM

i know, isn't it great wub.gif

Posted by: Jayhawk Jun 30 2007, 07:05 AM

No text at all:

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I guess you were right...for once...


Posted by: andrzej Jun 30 2007, 06:34 PM

i'm always right

it's just sad that you can't see it tongue.gif

Posted by: CREA Jun 30 2007, 10:04 PM

@jayhawk: looks really good without text. the megaman set looks kind of blurry (i don't know if that's what the creator was aiming for)and the letters could have been better.

KH siggy ---------- 10/10

megaman siggy--- 7/10

Posted by: axel720 Jul 2 2007, 06:50 AM


I like the sigs. The rounded edges, too =p
Love the KH one, and I think it's better without the text.

Don't really like megaman though ._.
The font is a little 'blingy', but I like the picture you used.
The text covers it up ; ;

Posted by: *impossible* Jul 4 2007, 08:46 AM

jayhawk --- 7/10 sweet job with the megaman, but i'm not sure which i like more.

Posted by: Zwill Jul 4 2007, 05:07 PM

Oh I heart it and I usually hate B&W

Ava: Heart the rounded edges. 6/10
sig: I like the bar in the backroud but hate the text. 7/10

Jayhawk I love the colors and effects!

Posted by: -josh- Jul 6 2007, 09:50 AM

jayhawk: really loving the pattern and pictures. Nice burn on her face =P

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Posted by: Inhert Jul 6 2007, 04:11 PM

1-- image quality looks very low. it's quite interesting though strange to look at, radials look a bit forced. 6/10
2-- looks iffy where her head is cut off and the missed clipping (bottom left), you could make better use of the space. both stock images look forced into the texture/brushing. 2/10

Posted by: Xiitharn Jul 6 2007, 06:42 PM

#1 - agreed, looks better without text, but now that space looks KIIINDA empty. i guess it's a lose/lose situation xD (and i noticed you still left some text on there..saying delete? cheeky) 8/10
#2 - text is nice, background is a bit bland, and the stock could stand out a bit more. 7/10

#1 - image quality sucks (to be blunt xD) & you've overcompensated by sharpening it. the blending job isn't too bad but i agree with inhert; the circular gradient doesn't fit. 5/10
#2 - dunno whats going on here xD the space on the right of the sig is like a blank canvas..TEXT COULD GO THERE!!! rly odd effects around rinoa & it looks like you've used the spot healing brush tool to put the second rinoa in. bad boy. 3/10

love the overall darkness of the sig and then the splash of blue. text.....nyeh. maybe blur it a bit more? again, it seems like you're trying to hide the focal point by not making it stand out as much -- as you said, not everything has to be clear all the time but he seems a little lost between the renders. 8.5/10

same one, just different versions

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& current
which one do you like best?

Posted by: *impossible* Jul 12 2007, 04:42 PM

^^ I like your current one better. I'm not to fond of the purple overtone to be honest.

Posted by: Terika Jul 15 2007, 05:10 PM

What ya think of my sig

Its my 3rd attempt so be nice
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also how do you do the rounded edges

all tips aprechiated


Posted by: Anarloth Jul 25 2007, 11:49 PM

A new sig -->

Posted by: Binibini Jul 28 2007, 08:06 PM

Jayhawk, you have a knack for siggie-making. <3

Here's one that I did today. There's actually five versions to this but I liked this one the best. Wasn't actually planning on this being a sig but ended up becoming one anyway, as I messed around on Photoshop with several pix of FFXIII's Lightning. Yeh I know it's not as bright and colourful as a lot of the siggies on here but that's sort of what I was going for.. contrast.

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Posted by: Anarloth Jul 28 2007, 08:19 PM

Gooooooood Bini ! Very good !!

And question to all, what do you think about my sig of Gilgamesh ?

Posted by: Binibini Jul 28 2007, 11:39 PM

QUOTE(Anarloth @ Jul 28 2007, 02:19 PM) *

Gooooooood Bini ! Very good !!

And question for all, what do you think about my sig of Gilgamesh ?

Thx! <3

I love how you're bold with your siggies. ^^ My only criticism is that the image/s mesh too much and it makes it difficult to make out Gilgamesh. Maybe limiting your overlapping images to one or two? Or if you wanted to incorporate a bunch of images, try not overlapping too much?

Posted by: Anarloth Jul 28 2007, 11:54 PM

Bold ? tongue.gif

Okay, thanks for criticism, I'll try to delete a layer (I hope it's the good word... )

Or... perhaps I've another idea... I'll try it tomorow too !
Now it's 2 AM, I'm going to bed !

Posted by: Binibini Jul 29 2007, 09:40 PM

OK well here's another one. Again, there's several versions to this but I ended up liking this one best just cos. Feel free to critique, tho it's not like I'm gonna go back and change this one. tongue.gif But yeh, for future reference I guess..

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Posted by: Anarloth Jul 29 2007, 10:00 PM

I prefer this siggy... although the other is more tinted...

Oh I've forgotten to try manipulations on mine ! I was too busy with Anim8or this evening !

Edit :
I've made new sig of Gilgamesh...


(Personnally, I prefer 1 and 2, if I had to choose between my new versions ! tongue.gif)

Posted by: Binibini Jul 30 2007, 02:20 AM

^ Good job. <3

Sig 1 and alternate v.o3 are my favourites. I think I really like your alternate version cos it's so crisp looking. Suggestion, changing the text "The Ancient Man of Mystery" font colour to gold/yellow also? The blue doesn't compliment the image, somewhat dulls it a little bit IMO. But even if you don't and leave it as is, it looks great overall. ^___^


Here's my third siggie this weekend. I went through hundreds (it seemed) of FF7 pix before deciding on using a profile of Kadaj. Anyway, if you've seen the movie of the continuing storyline of FF7, you'll know that the graphics are very life-like (like this pic was), which I tried to give a cartoon-like quality to it. Dunno if it looks more comical (in a sinister way) but that's what I was sort of going for. I did do a bunch of edits on this one but for the most part, it was all the same version with minor tweaks here and there.

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EDITED: Got bored so I made another siggie..

I pretty much knew what I wanted to do with this one, so there's only one version. Self-explanatory; it's Tifa from FFVII. Another boldish siggie and a little darker than the previous one. Image on the right is a commonly seen pic but the image on the left isn't an image at all---it's actually a 3d model (and no, I didn't make it).

IPB Image

OK that's probably all for now and for awhile. Me going to bed I think.. <3

Posted by: Anarloth Jul 30 2007, 09:31 AM

Good works, I prefer Tifa although Kadaj is interesting, with shade difference. smile.gif

QUOTE(Binibini @ Jul 30 2007, 04:20 AM) *

^ Good job. <3

Sig 1 and alternate v.o3 are my favourites. I think I really like your alternate version cos it's so crisp looking. Suggestion, changing the text "The Ancient Man of Mystery" font colour to gold/yellow also? The blue doesn't compliment the image, somewhat dulls it a little bit IMO. But even if you don't and leave it as is, it looks great overall. ^___^

You want to say for the text, the font color should be like the text "Gilgamesh" ?
I'll try today... tongue.gif

Edit : I tried te change the text "The Ancient Man of Mystery" to gold/copper... I tried more yellow but I didn't like. I wanted this text in a different color than the other text ("Gilgamesh").
And I retouched saturation, lighting and shades on some layers.


Posted by: Larsa Ferrinas Solidor Jul 30 2007, 08:31 PM

QUOTE(Anarloth @ Jul 30 2007, 01:31 PM) *

Good works, I prefer Tifa although Kadaj is interesting, with shade difference. smile.gif


I prefer the one with Kadaj for my part! Tifa is quite goos too ... But I like the one with Kadaj more!

And Anarloth a prefer Sig 1 too...

Posted by: MontBlanc Jul 30 2007, 09:37 PM

Well this is my signature and avatar. Haven't used Photoshop in many months.

Posted by: Binibini Jul 30 2007, 11:01 PM

Thanks for the feedback. ^__^


Anarloth, I like the edits you made. They look great. Don't tweak 'em too much tho cos you might drive yourself mad with not getting it exactly right---or at least---I tend to be that way.. *Sheepish grin*

MontBlanc, I suggest that you keep playing around with Photoshop to get the hang of things. Unless you're one of those people that enjoy reading thick manuals/tutorials, can absorb what you read and then execute it hands-on. I'm not one of those people, so I skipped step one and went straight to hands-on, which is how I learned.

As for your sig, cute idea! I would suggest maybe adding a colour overlay to give the current 2-tone a little UMPH? It seems a little flat to me---colour wise. Also, maybe try blending a little bit to make the graphics appear smoother?

Posted by: MontBlanc Jul 30 2007, 11:04 PM

QUOTE(Binibini @ Jul 30 2007, 07:01 PM) *

Thanks for the feedback. ^__^


Anarloth, I like the edits you made. They look great. Don't tweak 'em too much tho cos you might drive yourself mad with not getting it exactly right---or at least---I tend to be that way.. *Sheepish grin*

MontBlanc, I suggest that you keep playing around with Photoshop to get the hang of things. Unless you're one of those people that enjoy reading thick manuals/tutorials, can absorb what you read and then execute it hands-on. I'm not one of those people, so I skipped step one and went straight to hands-on, which is how I learned.

As for your sig, cute idea! I would suggest maybe adding a colour overlay to give the current 2-tone a little UMPH? It seems a little flat to me---colour wise. Also, maybe try blending a little bit to make the graphics appear smoother?

Thanks for advice happy.gif

Posted by: Anarloth Jul 30 2007, 11:17 PM

QUOTE(Binibini @ Jul 31 2007, 01:01 AM) *

Anarloth, I like the edits you made. They look great. Don't tweak 'em too much tho cos you might drive yourself mad with not getting it exactly right---or at least---I tend to be that way.. *Sheepish grin*

Thanks for the comment sista !

As soon, maybe I'll try to make one with Gilga AND Enkidu... But for laugh !

Posted by: Amelia Jul 31 2007, 01:58 PM

Any thoughts on my av/banner combo? I literally just threw it together so I could start posting without feeling signaked, but i'm quite pleased with it. Yay Vayne.

Posted by: Binibini Jul 31 2007, 03:45 PM

^ Nice and simple. Maybe, if you wanted to make adjustments, mess around with the green background colour? It looks sleepy.. <3 Good job tho!

Posted by: MontBlanc Jul 31 2007, 06:52 PM

QUOTE(Amelia @ Jul 31 2007, 09:58 AM) *

Any thoughts on my av/banner combo? I literally just threw it together so I could start posting without feeling signaked, but i'm quite pleased with it. Yay Vayne.

I like that outline around Vayne. It almost makes him.. 3-D? The green background would be better a different color, and the text of "Vayne Solidor" Could be smaller tongue.gif

Posted by: Dalmascan Hero Aug 4 2007, 03:37 AM

Not bad, moogles are cool i'd say eh 6.5-7

Posted by: Swordsman Aug 10 2007, 06:40 AM

I don't know much about sig making at all. (I've only just started using photoshop).

Anyway, I was following a tutorial and ended up with my current sig. It doesn't look nearly as flashy as the one in the tute, but still, I like it. =)

Posted by: Binibini Sep 10 2007, 03:11 AM

^ I like it. <3

It's dark, mysterious and ninja-like! Woot.

Posted by: Lady Sora Oct 6 2007, 04:47 PM

Like 0MG. Is a dead topic, isn't it. xD

MontBlanc - Cute & simple. 7/1o

Dalmascan Hero - Kind of Dark, the colors of the shining stars don't match the background in my opinion. 6/1o

Swordsman - Heey a good start, I don't like the texts matey. I guess you should have sharpen them or something. 7/1o

Posted by: rainbowbrat Oct 7 2007, 05:58 PM

LS~ i really like yours.... 9/10!

How bout mine?

Someone do me!! hehe

Bini did the siggy though... tongue.gif

Posted by: Moguri Oct 13 2007, 05:43 PM

From what I know about making sigs I would say 9/10

I like the make the colors mix and its a very flashy sig which it good for that one.

EDIT: Ok I haven't made a sig in a long time. So I'm just wondering what you think of this.

Ok well I can't remember how to get it to just show up without a link, so if you do and when you rate in please tell me.


Posted by: Anarloth Oct 16 2007, 08:09 PM

I tried to make my first animated avatar... What do you think about it ?

Posted by: NervPoison Dec 15 2007, 05:38 PM

I like how the scenes flow. You really love Seymour, don't you? tongue.gif

I plucked a temporary avatar from the net (colours don't really match with the sig but meh). The sig was made by andrzej (and I think he did a very good job).
Any comments on it?

Posted by: Anarloth Dec 15 2007, 06:28 PM

Seymour is so sexy !

About your av and sig, good, very good ! smile.gif

Posted by: rainbowbrat Dec 19 2007, 05:20 PM

yeah NP, Andrzej did a wonderful job!!

and Anar~ Yours is awesome as well, I need to do one...just waiting for me to get a router!

Posted by: Renegade of Art Jan 23 2008, 01:02 AM

Hey guys, I haven't designed anything in quite some time, until a couple days ago.
and out popped my current sig. anyway, please rate it.

and Keep in mind, I'm very rusty, and also everything I have is outdated, I need new fonts, and brushes.

Posted by: Anarloth Bunansa Feb 27 2008, 12:59 AM

New sig and avy for me --> Faris, from FF V.

(I've put the avatar for a few week, but I just made the sig).

Posted by: rainbowbrat Mar 10 2008, 04:28 PM

I like Break like Glasses and yours ana

BLG: 8/10

ANA: 7/10 only because the avy is hard to see sad.gif

Posted by: Anarloth Bunansa Mar 10 2008, 06:01 PM

Hard to see ? Errrr ? It's too slow or is a problem with the quality ?

Posted by: rainbowbrat Mar 10 2008, 07:28 PM

Look! It's moving now!! LOL

When I posted that, it was not moving, and it was all grainy and cloudy it was stuck in a turn point or something

It looks fine now, so

8/10! Just because it is still a little grainy smile.gif

Posted by: Anarloth Bunansa Mar 10 2008, 08:07 PM

Oooh, okay, it was a problem with the animation.
I can make it less grainy but the file will be bigger... unsure.gif

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