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January 1st, 2009, 10:29 PM
Kalseng's Sig thread is officially open!

It seems that in my massive dimensional-teleporting adventures, I stumbled upon many pictures and interesting objects! So I vigorously threw them at my GIMP program, and these wonderful signatures popped out! In fact, I'll be using one soon!

New Work:

OLD work:


And if you want to request something, please leave something along the following lines!

Anything else:

Dear mods/Admins!! If you see this thread, please, change the title to Kalseng's Signature Shop. Please!

January 1st, 2009, 10:44 PM
These are all impressive, but i must say;
i am not so much a fan of your font uses.
so may i be one of your first customers?

Text: Optiimus
Picture: Optimus Prime
Background: Whateva
Anything else: Maybe an AutoBot Emblem Logo?

Thanx in advance.

Ooh Btw; I LOVE the first Sig, its cool :)

January 1st, 2009, 10:47 PM
OK, I am not going to request, I am going to rate the formatting so you get the most out of your thread!
Firstly, having a successful graphics shop is about keeping things simple and immediately getting your art across to the people. The spoilers are preventing lazy people from seeing your graphics and you may lose customers. It takes up a bit more room, but if as soon as people come in, they see your art, they may be drawn to request before reading anything. After all, "A picture paints a thousand words".

I might come in later for a request or a full graphics rate if I have time!

January 1st, 2009, 10:59 PM
I'll get on your request tomorrow, Mr. Prime!

Right now I have to sleep, but I promise that tomorrow you'll have your signature!

January 2nd, 2009, 2:52 AM
Okey Dokey then,
Don't forget if you want to become succesful,
your going to have to accept peoples ratings,
and stay with them to "anti-up" your career.
know what i mean jelly bean?

January 2nd, 2009, 5:35 AM
Your newer graphics are definitely better than your older ones, but they're still a long way from perfect.

Not every tag needs to have a crazy, abstract background. One of the things I'm noticing with your tags is that you tend to focus more on the background than the actual render. Seriously, don't do that. You want the render to be the 'focus of attention', also know as the focal point. Try repositioning your renders so they take up more of the canvas, eliminating most, if not all of the empty space.

You also might want to think about using actual images as backgrounds. One of the key aspects of a good signature is depth, the majority of which is blurring and burning. An abstract background is... well, abstract! It wouldn't really make a difference if you blurred out some areas, as no one would be able to tell that wasn't how it was suppose to be in the first place. Where as an actual image (such as a forest or a city) would have distinctive parts to it, and the viewer would be able to distinguish which parts were blurred and whatnot. Does that make sense?

Anyway, those are the two main things I think you need to work on, besides text which is incredibly hard sometimes, so I'd just leave text out until you become a little better if I were you.

January 2nd, 2009, 8:37 AM
Rockets: My old backgrounds are entirely abstract, considering the fact that they a re fractal pictures atop dirty backgrounds with splatters that were colorized. That, my good friend, is very abstract. However, my neweer work uses different backgrounds in order to portray the feel that I want to get across. In the Ifrit signature, I used a fire background as my back picture, and I really liked it, so I stuck with it. Shiva has a beautiful blue waterfall as her background, and I really like that. The Epoch has a picture of an ancient city, and that seems most obvious. The reason that the pictures don't take up much of the signatures is becasue they're just that. Signatures. They need to have the name of whoever they represent be the very center of the focus, rather than the pictures themselves.

Not trying to be mean/sarcastic here, I'm just saying.

Optiimus, I got your signature finished. I know that you said you wanted an Autobot symbol, but it wasn't really working with what I worked on, and you said maybe, so I figured it wasn't that important. Regardless, first post updated, and signature number one is done.


January 2nd, 2009, 7:57 PM
its alright but
the font and font colour =/
abit too dark
but its good, i guess
good not perfect
im afraid im not gonna put in my sig
but a honour being your first customer

January 2nd, 2009, 8:04 PM
It's alright. If you think it's just the darkness, then tell me if you want it lightened, or if you wanted a different color scheme all together.

The font? Meh. It can be changed.

January 3rd, 2009, 4:40 AM
The reason that the pictures don't take up much of the signatures is becasue they're just that. Signatures. They need to have the name of whoever they represent be the very center of the focus, rather than the pictures themselves.

Not trying to be mean/sarcastic here, I'm just saying.

Well.. Um, no. You're definitely wrong, sorry to say. :/

When a signature (or any piece of art for that matter) focus' on text more than the actual picture, it's called Typography (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typography) (read up on it). Forum style signatures usually focus more on the picture than the text. For example, check out my signature. This was made by one of the best here, and, as you can see, it definitely focus' more on the render than the text.

I'm not saying text isn't an important factor, but if you're more worried about it than your basic elements of design, typography is what you want to be doing right now.

Oh, and one more thing; if you want the text to be the center of attention, you should try, y'know... actually using some visually appealing fonts and colors. The text on the banners you have above (old and new) is terrible (as I said before, it's fine to leave it out if you don't know how to do it).

January 3rd, 2009, 6:23 AM
Sorry, but i think ill pass
youve got talent
but it doesnt suit me
great being your first customer

January 3rd, 2009, 12:11 PM
Ouch, that seemed harsh. I like your style Kalseng and I'll use whatever you make:

Text: jasonresno
as far as the actual graphic/image I just want it to be related to Dunder Mifflin/The Office (It's a TV show). You can have complete creative license. And if it's as good as I think it will be, I'll drop you a rep as my thank you. I would like the colors to be lighter if possible (possibly a white background?)

January 3rd, 2009, 7:42 PM
Alright! I just got the new GIMP downloaded, so I'm totally ready for this assignment! I'll get right on it, Jasonreno!

January 3rd, 2009, 10:07 PM
Highly impressive I would assume you use PS? None the less when I saw that House Wife Terror...ROFLOL! But yes keep up your awesomely astounding work.

January 4th, 2009, 10:53 AM
Actually, I'm using the free program called GIMP. (http://gimp.net/) Which stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program. I have no idea what GNU stands for, however. Dammed random letter generators.

Anyway, jasonresno! Your signature is done!


Took me a while. Homework interrupted me.



And then I hit F5. All is fine.

January 4th, 2009, 1:32 PM
Excellent, I'll go ahead and rep you now but if you could just ditch my username all together--that'd be fantastic and I'll add it to my sig a.s.a.p!

January 4th, 2009, 1:47 PM
I totally fix'd it.

Alright, now that I've smashed the desu out of Photobucket, I think it's time that I just plug that new signature into the first post.

January 4th, 2009, 2:08 PM
And victory, thank you Kalseng :D

January 4th, 2009, 2:25 PM
No problem, my good sir! I'm glad to see my Sig being put to good use.

And now I take a very small break.

January 15th, 2009, 6:40 PM
Hey Kelseng I'm in your corruption thread and I was just curious, could you make me a sig because these are freakin' amazing.
Text: Forever Eldritch

Image: Use your imagination, I would really like it to be Gray and black but if you put some colors put some red in there, I would like the infinity sign in there even if its very small and difficult to notice. and maybe a devil and an angel or like a fallen angel or something you know? The generic cool sig basicly.


January 15th, 2009, 10:53 PM
Very well. I'll get to work on that sometime tomorrow, but I can't promise when.

And now, I sleep.

February 7th, 2009, 12:47 PM
Hey umm... I don't mean to be a pain or anything but how the sig comming..?