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Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: The Attic
Insane since: Dec 2000

posted posted 08-19-2002 00:19

Something's lacking. *sigh*
It's just a first try at a new sig.

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: out of a sleepy funk
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 08-19-2002 01:27

yes yes yes, I like it fine

I want the text to wrap around the sphere a tad though and the flares all seem to be coming from behind the sun but hey, it looks really good.


Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: AČ, MI, USA
Insane since: Nov 2001

posted posted 08-19-2002 03:04

Yep yep, I agree with JK. You need to soften the edges of the sun.

Select the sun. Select -> Border (I forget just what the exact command is, maybe select -> modify -> border), enter 5. Feather by 3-5 ish? Then guassian blur it. An alternative is to pick the average of the colors that make the flares, and the edge of the sun. Fill that selection with that color, and blur that.

Other than that, it looks really nice. Good job

[This message has been edited by Raptor (edited 08-19-2002).]

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Oblivion
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 08-19-2002 03:20

What's the word I am looking for? Ah yes, ownage.
To make it look like the text is wrapping around the planet try and spherize outward and maybe resize teh text smaller, should do the trick. That is of course assuming your text has it's seperate layer.
I would like to see it a little smaller too.

Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: buttcrack of the midwest
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 08-19-2002 04:23

I think if you add some edge definition to the text ( to add to *glassy-see-thru-thing*), and ( as JK suggested) bring some of the flares around the visible surface, then all ya gotta do is reduce it 40% and it`s a keeper.
Nice one.

Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: Inside your Head...
Insane since: Aug 2002

posted posted 08-19-2002 05:49

ok, wait a sec.
Did you do that all by yourself?
whered you get the pic of the sun? and the rays? how was that created?
its really sweet.
please teach me =)

-Live to fight another day-

Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: the space between us
Insane since: Dec 2001

posted posted 08-19-2002 12:12

i agree with them above
and make it a bit smaller

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Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Where I'm from isn't where I'm at!
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 08-19-2002 14:28

*Looks up*
How curious... I'm sure I've seen HanShim's monkey before recently...
here maybe?

Am I finally going sane?
Not the blue ones.... anything but the *munch*... so calm... so pretty... ZZZzzzzzzzz

Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: The Attic
Insane since: Dec 2000

posted posted 08-19-2002 21:32

Wow, thanks for the useful hints, folks.

JK, db: there was a slight problem when I flattened the layers, I guess I won't flatten them again, at least not when I'm exporting as a GIF or saving to web. Thanks though, I'll see what I can do with the edges and the flares.

Raptor: thanks a lot for the kind words - it's actually much like your e-d flare, with a little spice from the flares, which I'm still trying to pursue to show up the way I want them to.

HanShim: there's a neat tutorial that Raptor wrote. I haven't checked with GN to see whether it's there, but I found it over at, and it's perfect in my eyes. Kudos to Raptor for the technique, all I did was a little tweaking - and yes, that's all without external textures or outside filters. Just clouds, blending modes and a little bulging with the PS-internal filters.

Folks, thanks a lot for the help. I'll try to put it together now.

Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: Inside your Head...
Insane since: Aug 2002

posted posted 08-20-2002 01:20

yeh, i used that gif...
its not as if you've copyrighted a monkey in the game metal slug...

-Live to fight another day-

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