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Old January 10th, 2006 (02:13 AM). Edited January 10th, 2006 by alangeds.
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Hi everyone, here I'm going to be posting some of my best so you guys can rate them and maybe use if you like


















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Old January 10th, 2006 (06:03 AM).
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I cant tell wihch ones i like the best, theyre all so great!~ ><;;
Theyre really awesome, and i like the backgrounds on all of them~! these are cool!
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Old January 10th, 2006 (06:40 AM).
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I love the icy filter you used on Cloud...it suits him well
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Old January 10th, 2006 (07:41 AM).
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I've been itching to tell you this... ummm... you really need to work on the flow of your work. They're all brushed randomly, and not in one direction so that it doesn't look effortless =/
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Old January 10th, 2006 (02:26 PM).
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What are you talking 'bout Sawyer? They're amazing!
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Old January 10th, 2006 (02:35 PM).
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What are you talking 'bout Sawyer? They're amazing!
They're good, but nothing is perfect. And I agree with Sawyer, the brushing does seem kind of everywhere. (Not that mine isn't sometimes)

I also find your style too 'flashy', for lack of a better word. Sometimes simpler things look better than more complicated things.
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Old January 10th, 2006 (05:16 PM).
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I don't really understand how you're supposed to get a flow with Grunge Brushes where in tutorials, it tells you to brush randomly, maybe if you gave me an example, I could try and Improve, and I would like to try and make simpler ones with the Pen tool that I've heard of, but Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 doesn't have the same tools so I don't really know how I can make something look nice without using all those brushes and such.

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Old January 10th, 2006 (05:26 PM).
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If those tutorials tell you to brush randomly, they're written by morons. Try a different style, I don't know... try something where you don't download brushes, try making something completely yourself. Grunge was fun for a while, but it it doesn't have flow in any way, it just looks bad. And, you control the brushing, not the other way around. You can make the brushing go in a different direction than what it's supposed to be set to =/ Just read some advanced grunge tutorials and stuff like that.
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Old January 16th, 2006 (03:20 PM).
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Old January 16th, 2006 (05:37 PM).
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Old January 17th, 2006 (01:43 AM).
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They're good, but they all follow the same theme. You should experiment with other things.
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Old January 19th, 2006 (01:34 AM).
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I changed the Web Layout, also made a new style of Sig,

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I spent 2 and a half hours on it :s I'm not that pleased
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Old January 19th, 2006 (04:40 PM).
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Here's another, and does anyone think I should re-open my old shop where I was the only one making the graphics?

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Old January 19th, 2006 (06:52 PM).
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Pixel stretch... not good. I like the new layout, the sig is nice... but work on the shadowing, it's kinda weird where the tube meets the main interface icon.
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Old January 26th, 2006 (09:00 AM).
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Wow you are like very good at that! Keep up the good work!
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Old January 26th, 2006 (12:27 PM).
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I for one like your style, I just think it comes down to personal taste really, and if you like your style, you should stick to it. Some times your work can appear over the top, but its still good, and I can't say much, I like my things to look over the top, I have been told not to do it, but I can't help what I like XP

Everyone has different tastes, thats all I can really say other than keep up the good work.
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Old January 26th, 2006 (03:01 PM).
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Taste never overrules quality, though, Ookami. Sure, we all have a level of bias when it comes to style, even I do, but a good rater will classify someone's work based on the quality of the work in the artist's preferred style, rather than the quality of the work in the rater's preferred style.
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Old January 28th, 2006 (12:47 AM).
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I have made a new soft Grunge Set, I will be making this style from now on since it looks much better, and I really am trying to improve..

I know the picture of may doesn't look that good on it, but I wanted to make a pokemon one..

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Old January 30th, 2006 (02:40 AM).
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Here is my latest and best style, Smudge

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Nice alangeds. I remeber only a few months ago you were asking me advice on sigs and now your so much better. You should be proud of your self.
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