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Quarath
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Magna, UT
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 09-08-2004 08:03



mas
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 09-08-2004 10:28

wow dude thats sweeeet. the only thing i dont like about it is the fat border...maybe you can make it thinner....1px maybe and fade it out at the ends?
however.....the animal is an absolutely nice job. how did you do that?

B | T | E | P | L

Quarath
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Magna, UT
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 09-10-2004 02:36

I agree I like that idea

Moth
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: columbus, ohio, usa
Insane since: Jul 2002

posted posted 09-10-2004 04:42

A fellow lizard. Good job!


Life's too short to put up with bad art.

Jung
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Angeles City, Philippines
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 09-10-2004 09:15

Hey, I wanna play too!

Tao
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

posted posted 09-10-2004 12:12

Here comes the comedian chameleon in caricature

RhyssaFireheart
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Out on the Sea of Madness...
Insane since: Dec 2003

posted posted 09-10-2004 16:09

Loks much nicer with the thinner and faded border, but the last few letters of your name fade out as well, and not at the same rate at the border. The "th" are getting a bit lost to me. Not sure how it'll look without the fade, since the letters extend past the border now. Perhaps making the text a tiny bit smaller, so that they don't extended so far past the end of the border, and have them all visible?

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Gilbert Nolander
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Washington DC
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 09-10-2004 21:22

That's pretty sweet.

Jung
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Angeles City, Philippines
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 09-11-2004 12:59

Heheheh

There are more entries in this lizard thread than the horror thread! I better get to work for the contest!

Peace,

Tao
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

posted posted 09-22-2004 23:09

mas's question about how Quarath made this sig got me wondering.
I was sure I knew how to do it, but whenI came to try I realised that I must have forgotten So I played around with it for a while and this is what I came up with, I wish I had used a better source image for the lizard now.

[whoops]adding image[/whoops]

(Edited by Tao on 09-22-2004 23:12)

mas
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 09-24-2004 19:36

cool. but now you didnt tell me either how you made it

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mahjqa
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: The Demented Side of the Fence
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 09-24-2004 22:11

Crash course? Sure.

a) start out with a picture
b) make it grayscale by pressing CTRL-SHIFT-U or going to [image>adjustments>hue/saturation] and setting the saturation slider to 0.
c) what you want is to separate the blacks from the whites, so you get a nice clear picture.
What you need to know is that the main color (which was orange with Tao and Quarath) will be white in your picture. (we'll replace the white with orange later) So, if needed, invert your picture (CTRL-I) to get the right colors to be white.

To clean your picture up a little, you can use levels and/or curves. If you've never used these, I recommend reading the manual and/or help files. If you're too lazy to do that, press CTRL-L [image>adjust>levels] and move the black triangle in the 'input window' to the right, and the white one to the left until you have something you like.

Use brushes or whatever to modify your picture if you need to. paint on your picture in black to remove things, since only the white parts will remain.

go to the 'channels' tab. It's in the layers palette, next to the text 'layers'.

Hold CTRL, and click on one of the channels. (red, green or blue) Release CTRL.

Now, the white parts of your picture should be selected, while the black parts are not.

Go back to the layers palette, make a new layer, and fill the selection with a nice color.

Turn off the source picture layer, and use file>save for web to export your picture.



(Edited by mahjqa on 09-24-2004 22:22)

Tao
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

posted posted 09-24-2004 23:44

Whoops, sorry mas I knew I forgot something
I used the same procedure as Mahjqa has outlined with some minor differences, but Mahjqa's magic is much stronger than mine.
I love the way your new sig worked out btw Mahjqa

:::tao::: ::cell::

mahjqa
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: The Demented Side of the Fence
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 09-24-2004 23:55

"Magic"? No comment on that one. Getting a selection from a channel is a VERY useful method, I found. In cact, most of my sigs use that technique to get rid of a black background. For example, the snowflake sig also started out as black-and-white. Only in the very last part of the export process I added the blue color and removed the black background.

Also, if my description is unclear in anyway, don't hesitate to ask.

mas
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 09-25-2004 19:53

thanks mahjqa, thats very nice =). will try to your technique soon

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