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Pikachu?!
December 19th, 2008, 11:08 AM
Just something I made a month ago for somone.
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc227/roxace_bucket/Delibirdsig.png
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc227/roxace_bucket/LinkSig.png
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc227/roxace_bucket/Giratinasig.png
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc227/roxace_bucket/Josessig.png
What do you think?

Donnie
December 19th, 2008, 11:15 AM
Uh..
you need 4 examples to open a gallery.

Pikachu?!
December 19th, 2008, 11:22 AM
Sorry, I wasn't aware of that. I'll add three more examples.

Yrie
December 19th, 2008, 11:56 AM
If you are a beginner, I would consider you rather mediocre. All of your banners are rather plain and empty, with nothing particularly eye catching save for the render. Your renders themselves look slapped on, though I can't say too much without being hypocritical. Try brushing over them or erasing part of them to blend them into the background, though you first have to have some more effects to help you blend the renders in in the first place. Changing the transparency in a particular area doesn't always help to blend it it, or at least, not on its own, you might want to try blurring a few areas to bring focus to the areas of the banner where you want people to notice. I'll skip the text because I suck at text, so I really wouldn't be able to write anything about the text. Your banners also seem to be very similar in terms of style as well, with a background of diagonally slanting stroke things, or a solid color brushed over with brushes with a lower opacity. I would suggest you try some variation, mostly in your backgrounds, and maybe download some brushes (almost always helps). Also read a few tutorials, they really do help you to improve at graphics, and you can always add your own spin to it. Just keep practicing (hypocritical, cause I'm a beginner), its the only way to really get better.

Mr. Epic
December 20th, 2008, 10:39 AM
Well the good about your work is the quality of images in the giratina and vaporeon tags however there is a big lack in use of effects.
It is important that you learn to smudge and use C4Ds and gradient maps to get any further with your banners.
This is why your banners look to simple, check out the tutorial thread and use google to learn this stuff.

POKEARC3NCIEL
December 20th, 2008, 09:11 PM
Well the good about your work is the quality of images in the giratina and vaporeon tags however there is a big lack in use of effects.
It is important that you learn to smudge and use C4Ds and gradient maps to get any further with your banners.
This is why your banners look to simple, check out the tutorial thread and use google to learn this stuff.
PLUS

Oh and by the way, a word of advice, don't rely on C4Ds too much, that is all.

moments.
December 20th, 2008, 09:25 PM
Ok, I recommend you visit a few tutorials which can be found in the sticked thread in this forum to help you learn smudging and effects.
Try playing around with blur and sharpen tools, maybe some gradients and photo filters.
Keep mucking around, I see most of your banners are similar in style and effects, keep trying new things until you find something you like, then add that to something else.

Practise makes perfect.