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Radical Rob
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Lost Angeles Kalifornia, via Hawaii....
Insane since: Jun 2001

IP logged posted posted 05-22-2006 07:41 Edit Quote

Ok since I've been coming here, I've messed with several sigs for myself, this latest attempt was made just looking at teh asylum in the header and trying to just eyeball it to come close... my question is, some of you have incredible detail in yours and the transparencies are flawless.... it's taken me several tries to even make the transparency this clean....

just curious what some of the experts do as far as getting sigs going. (yeah im a little bored....)

Radical Rob
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Lost Angeles Kalifornia, via Hawaii....
Insane since: Jun 2001

IP logged posted posted 05-23-2006 09:52 Edit Quote

ok let me try this one now.....

Blaise
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: London
Insane since: Jun 2003

IP logged posted posted 05-23-2006 10:00 Edit Quote

Hi Radical Rob, it was buried deep and I almost gave up, so I'm not suprised you never found (if you looked of course...)

How do I make a transparent graphic?

Check out that faq, ,it should lead to some answers.

Cheers,

Radical Rob
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Lost Angeles Kalifornia, via Hawaii....
Insane since: Jun 2001

IP logged posted posted 05-23-2006 20:46 Edit Quote

yeah eventually found several threads. Although I've never used transparent gifs before, i dont grasp the whole matte thing.... ahh.... i need a beer

poi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Norway
Insane since: Jun 2002

IP logged posted posted 05-23-2006 20:47 Edit Quote

'matte' is the color the transparent parts of your image will tend to.

DL-44
Lunatic (VI) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

IP logged posted posted 05-23-2006 21:32 Edit Quote

This may be handy too:
http://www.gurusnetwork.com/tutorial/gif_transparency/

I did an asylum logo based sig a while back, can't recall what the occasion was, but -



There was a PSD of the asylum logo floating around at one point...can't seem to locate a copy now though.

kuckus
Paranoid (IV) Mad Librarian

From: Glieberlermany
Insane since: Dec 2001

IP logged posted posted 05-23-2006 23:06 Edit Quote

http://kussatz.com/asylum/ASYLUM44c.PSD

Radical Rob
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Lost Angeles Kalifornia, via Hawaii....
Insane since: Jun 2001

IP logged posted posted 05-23-2006 23:35 Edit Quote

sweet DL... but then you always had the sweet sigs far as i can remember.... i just never been into sigs.... now it's kinda fun... are there ever "theme" sig contests or anything?

kuckus
Paranoid (IV) Mad Librarian

From: Glieberlermany
Insane since: Dec 2001

IP logged posted posted 05-23-2006 23:41 Edit Quote

Yup, we have the monthly contests in the BIG SIG forum - and a huge list of previous themes (kinda deep) in the faq too!

Sig Contest

and

***WARNING*** BIG SIG APPROACHING


Here's the current one:
** MAY SIG CONTEST ** - Metal/Wood- Submissions
** MAY SIG CONTEST ** - Metal/Wood - Discussion

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 05-24-2006 02:35 Edit Quote

Thanks kuckus, I'd misplaced my copy of the Asylum logo PSD and I don't think it had the April version either, or perhaps it had? Well slainte anyway
Radical Rob, it looks like you have all the help you need already given above. One little bit of advice I found useful was to work large (on a sig) and shrink down for the final version. Most of the sigs I have made have started off two, to four times the final size.

Radical Rob
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Lost Angeles Kalifornia, via Hawaii....
Insane since: Jun 2001

IP logged posted posted 05-26-2006 02:29 Edit Quote

sweet... thanks tao. (and everyone else)

DL-44
Lunatic (VI) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

IP logged posted posted 05-26-2006 04:28 Edit Quote
quote:

Tao said:

One little bit of advice I found useful was to work large (on a sig) and shrink down for the final version.



Just for the record - I know a lot of people do this. I know a lot of people have success doing this.

I never do this.

I always have far better luck working 1:1.

YMMV

NoJive
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Land of one Headlight on.
Insane since: May 2001

IP logged posted posted 05-26-2006 16:09 Edit Quote

Either this forum or in photoshop Mahj laid out a rather detailed procedure he uses for reducing at least some of his sigs. It involved, as I recall, something about 'nearest neighbor' in the resampling process... I thought I saved it somewhere but can't find it now. Anyway I thought it was pretty interesting and remember saying to myself.... how the hell did he ever figure out that. =)

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 05-26-2006 22:16 Edit Quote

YMMV? I don't think I have ever heard that one before DL, I had to look it up
My mileage varies all the time with respect to the size of the file I am working on and if the finished piece is to be animated or not.
One of the frustrating things about working more than twice the size is all the detail you have painstakingly worked on can be lost when reducing.
Conversely, one of the joys, is it can also lose a lot of the mistakes I am too lazy to fix



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