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Taobaybee
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Feb 2003

posted posted 03-04-2004 14:40

Here be the place to add your C and C's
[edit] adding image [/edit]

Just a quickie using shapes, layer effects and a little lighting effect, to show the kind of thing I mean, in this instance for a shield
Here I have used the usual yinyang with the PhotoShop eye on the shield to show the other "knights of the realm" my "colours" and tools of the trade.
::tao::

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Amerasu
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 03-04-2004 15:07

Love the topic! I'll try to get something going this month.

Amerasu

Jung
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Angeles City, Philippines
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 03-05-2004 07:31

As another example here is one I made up for Rammstein during the "Make Another Inmate a Sig" contest:



For what its worth...

Peace,

- Jung

lovesMilou
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: the otherworld
Insane since: Mar 2004

posted posted 03-08-2004 11:30

Hello!!

I'm new at this...
So as far is a understand, you are supposed to make a graphic design with a shield? or??

explain me the rules, please

cheerio,

David

Taobaybee
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Feb 2003

posted posted 03-08-2004 12:32

Hello lovesmilou, and welcome to the Asylum.
I posted some guidelines here March BigSig

quote:
What I'm looking for is either a Flag, Coat of Arms, Ensign, Heraldic Shield or suchlike, there is no need for you to be tracing your own genealogies for this heh (unless that is your bag).


The subject for this month is based around a Heraldic theme, so that is not limited to a shield. For instance I have been trying to make an animated flag, waving in the breeze. So far my attempts look more like a water reflection than a flag heh. I also have a figure of a knight in armour on the workbench, but that is taking a lot longer than I thought so I may keep that for a later date.
Does that make it any clearer? (I'm not too sure)
If you are still in doubt, post up a question and I will try to clarify further.
::tao::

lovesMilou
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: the otherworld
Insane since: Mar 2004

posted posted 03-08-2004 14:59

[edit] forgot a question what program do you use for animations?? [/edit]

Hey tao!

sounds clear enough

thx

cheerio,

David




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EzRa-D
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 03-08-2004 17:32

good topic Tao, i think ill get back on the horse this month.

Emperor
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 03-08-2004 20:10
quote:
i think ill get back on the horse this month.



Looks like you picked the wrong month to give up Horse

___________________
Emps

The Emperor dot org

Taobaybee
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Feb 2003

posted posted 03-08-2004 20:32

I use ImageReady straight from PhotoShop lovesMilou.

Tyler
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Dec 2003

posted posted 03-09-2004 01:07

Hmm Tao, I believe you picked a winner this month




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lovesMilou
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: the otherworld
Insane since: Mar 2004

posted posted 03-09-2004 09:37

hey tao,

is there ne special tool for it??
or did you just do it with animated gifs??
or perhaps with something else..

some documentation would be nice.. maybe some tuts or walkthroughs

thx in advance

cheerio,

David

Taobaybee
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Feb 2003

posted posted 03-09-2004 13:51

Not too sure what you are asking for lovesMilou.

quote:
is there ne special tool for it??
or did you just do it with animated gifs??
or perhaps with something else..


There are almost as many tools and filters in IR as in PS. Do you have an animation in mind when you are asking "did you just do it with animated gif's"?
If you show me an example of your work or work you would like to emulate, then I may be able to help you further.

[edit]spelling[/edit]

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lovesMilou
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: the otherworld
Insane since: Mar 2004

posted posted 03-09-2004 20:54

i'm trying to get that plasma thingy what you made for your site...

i'd like to know how to start..
it is always easy to get bump ahead.. so i know where to start..

that's basically it


[edit]forgot to say: DAMN i forgot to post my heraldic something !!!! ARGH!!! ah well tomorrow then [/edit]


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Taobaybee
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Feb 2003

posted posted 03-10-2004 09:31

Ah, the "Plasma thingy effect". I followed a tutorial called "Greg's Plasma Effect" over at the PSTechniques.com

lovesMilou
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: the otherworld
Insane since: Mar 2004

posted posted 03-10-2004 15:16

my first attempt



and my last attempt



i might try to make the banner a little more detailed

cheerio,

David



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GrythusDraconis
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: The Astral Plane
Insane since: Jul 2002

posted posted 03-10-2004 16:23

Hey! I like that lovesmilou! Just clean up the transparency and mayhap increase the text size or thin it down some and you're ready to roll.

lovesMilou
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: the otherworld
Insane since: Mar 2004

posted posted 03-10-2004 16:35

THX!! dragonis!!!

i might even remove the damn banner thingy... it just sucks..

didn't turned out what i'd hoped for..

cheerio,

David



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Taobaybee
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Feb 2003

posted posted 03-10-2004 18:54

Yeah that looks good.
Now the thing to keep in mind is that this is a sig for the Asylum forums, so fitting in to the colour scheme is a consideration. The shield works well but the background lets it down. The good news is that it is easy to fix if you save it as a tranparent .gif and set the background to #2b0404, (Ah, I remember the days when I thought I'd never remember that number) with the shield on a seperate layer.
Another important consideration is the filesize. There are no hard and fast rules here, as a general principle I set myself a top limit of 50k, but I always aim to get well below that. Usually averaging out at about 30k(ish). Have a look at sigs that you like here, most of them, if not all, will fit in to the above description.
The design of the shield I like. I notice there are fewer jaggies on the smaller version. Looking good lovesMilou
::tao::

lovesMilou
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: the otherworld
Insane since: Mar 2004

posted posted 03-10-2004 22:20

Hey!

good you liked it Tao.. thx very much

i made this on traineeship, so had the time to struggle a little...
i will see if i can change some of it tomorrow, as i wanted to fix the size and transparancy but did't have the time cos of work, but is still wanted to upload the pic just for comments..

what colors should i change (asking as an advice ) the blue stripes??? or?

ne advice is welcome!!


cheerio,

David




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outcydr
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: out there
Insane since: Oct 2001

posted posted 03-11-2004 02:59

this is just my opinion, but i think it is better with the banner, though i agree with you that it (the banner) needs some work. maybe you could try moving it up a bit to just below the eagle wings, and try a different texture - more cloth-like. the one you're using looks more like a rock texture. otherwise, it's a good start.

lovesMilou
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: the otherworld
Insane since: Mar 2004

posted posted 03-11-2004 14:08

hey!

i will bring it into consideration

tho i keep getting stuck on that banner thingy..



cheerio,

David

EzRa-D
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 03-11-2004 17:47

i liked this topic so i did a little research and googled heraldry and found lots of reference material is available. this site has an interesting explanation of the the field and the icons that were commonly used, it's an interesting read, i did try looking up my family crest Friedlan but all i found was some town in germany and didnt care enough to dig any further.


Taobaybee
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Feb 2003

posted posted 03-11-2004 19:26

I can see what you mean lovesMilou about the banner at the bottom. I think it either needs to be more like draped cloth or perhaps more like metal. At the moment it is betwix styles. If you are looking for a quick fix (relatively) and you are using PhotoShop7, try using shapes. There are a few there banner like. Or check out EzRa-D's links, for inspiration.
Thanks for the input EzRa-D, plenty of info' there.
=====================================
As a suggestion to everyone/anyone who wants a good way to test your sigs, try this.
While you are reading this, save the whole page to a folder on your computer. Then you can test your sig on both backgrounds before posting.
::tao::

outcydr
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: out there
Insane since: Oct 2001

posted posted 03-12-2004 09:42

here's a link to my WIP. i just never can seem to get the colors like i want. and can't decide what else (if anything) to put in. guess there's a few days to go - i got to work on that color thing though. cheerio!

lovesMilou
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: the otherworld
Insane since: Mar 2004

posted posted 03-12-2004 15:46

hey there!

I've never made cloth texture b4, so i'd like to learn about it if you guys got some pointers on how to start, or maybe a tut can help.

i will look into the shape thingy
cos the banner atm is really bringing down my shieldie. :P

cheerio,

David

p.s: thnx for the advice etc


Taobaybee
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Feb 2003

posted posted 03-14-2004 14:47

outcydr, I like what you have done so far. The one in the middle that you have coloured would fit in very well to the Asylum theme, and I also like the paintbrush you have added to the third, Good work.
lovesMilou, I had a quick search for you for a tutorial on adding cloth texture, but could not find one that would suit you exactly. but there are plenty of good resourses out there to assist in other ways. My first suggestion would be to try to draw the shape you want for the cloth banner on a seperate layer above the shield. Look at similar drawing/images for reference, paying attention to how the cloth folds. Then when you have something you like, make another layer above that, and use that layer to add colour. Then make another layer above that layer, and add any shading/highlight you may need.
If this does not work for you, consider not making it out of cloth at all. Try something else like metal. You seem to be able to create a good metal effect.
I'm still looking for the cloth effect you initially desired in a tutorial, and will let you know if I find it.
::tao::

lovesMilou
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: the otherworld
Insane since: Mar 2004

posted posted 03-15-2004 09:30

Thnx tao

i really appreciate your help
i will try play some with the advice you gave me.

cheerio,

David

Taobaybee
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Feb 2003

posted posted 03-18-2004 07:00


There are good techniques to make a curtain effect something like this.
Using the gradient tool to make a good displacement map, and then fine tuning it with the "Liquify" Tool can produce some great results.
::tao::
[edit] I have described the steps needed to achieve this effect Here [/edit]

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outcydr
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: out there
Insane since: Oct 2001

posted posted 03-19-2004 11:54

cool beans, Taobaybee!
i worked on mine some more if you care to see it. seems i lost some resolution on the skull. oh well, still afew days to go yet. maybe patch it up some more. it's just so many layers accumulated and not named - eek! - gotta work on my orginiztional skills.

p.s. - hope the page works - trying to learn a little css and stuff along the way.


Jung
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Angeles City, Philippines
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 03-19-2004 12:52

Sweet on so many levels (npi)!

I love the artwork itself, very creative, and I especially like the sig tester page. Copied the source and will use it to test out my sigs in the future. Hope you don't mind?

Nice work!



outcydr
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: out there
Insane since: Oct 2001

posted posted 03-19-2004 18:32

mind? actually i'm flattered! i'm happy if anyone can find it useful.
and thanks.

Amerasu
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 03-20-2004 18:09

Jung, I think your friend's sig is really very nice. She did a good job

Amerasu

Taobaybee
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Feb 2003

posted posted 03-26-2004 08:03

Bumpity bump
Just five days left to submit your work.
::tao::

Khr0nik
Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Mar 2004

posted posted 03-26-2004 19:22

hey i want to get in on this.. which thread do i post my pic in, this one or the other one?

EzRa-D
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 03-26-2004 21:13

the other one

Khr0nik
Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Mar 2004

posted posted 03-26-2004 23:53

Here's what I've got so far.. C&C welcome!



outcydr
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: out there
Insane since: Oct 2001

posted posted 03-29-2004 20:03

heads up to Jung and anyone else -

i found a bug in my sig-tester page. seems if you keep adding sigs, they overflow the div in firefox. i took out the width and height attributes and it seems o.k. now.
(i told you i'm just learning)
i only have ie and firefox, so i don't know about other browsers. or even if the code is valid or not. maybe someone can tell me?
http://www.outcydr.f2o.org/clan/badsig-tester.html
http://www.outcydr.f2o.org/clan/sig-tester.html



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Tao
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

posted posted 03-30-2004 05:14

The second link behaves itself, the images in the first link overshoot the "frame".
Good work btw Only one more day to submission deadline.

Skaarjj
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: :morF
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 03-31-2004 23:14

OK...I have a last last minute entry...I just have ot find somewhere to host the damn thing.

It's...uh...big

Justice 4 Pat Richard

outcydr
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: out there
Insane since: Oct 2001

posted posted 04-01-2004 00:37

Amerasu, i really like yours
and Ezra D's too
and Skarjj - yours is kinda creepy. big, but i like the effect
lookin' good everyone

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