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My first ever signature tag! (made by me, that is)

Posted March 23rd, 2014 at 3:50 PM by Sopheria

After a long time of putting it off, I finally decided to make myself a signature pic! It's about time, right? I see all these really cool signatures all over PC, and it's made me really want to make my own. After all, a signature is essentially an allowance of free space allocated to each post to show off your personal sense of style. So I'd like to use it a bit more creatively.

Sooo...here it is. It's a work in progress, of course. I see a few flaws in it that I'd like to fix. The thing that sticks out most to me is that the background is quite pale. It doesn't really "pop out" at you, so to speak. Also, there's a lot of empty space that I'm still trying to figure out what to do with it. I don't feel like I should go overboard with too much "stuff", but I also feel that there's too much real estate between Cheria and the "Sopheria" text that isn't being used. Finally, I need more practice with blurring correctly to give the picture depth. I did a bit, but it still looks a bit flat. It'll take some more experimenting with blurring parameters before I get the hang of it. For the time being, I'd rather it not have enough depth, rather than it look distorted because I did it poorly.

Here's to hoping my skills improve!

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    Gorgeous! =) Thinking you might attempt to make a variety of banner work like that?
    Posted March 23rd, 2014 at 4:58 PM by Pendraflare Pendraflare is offline
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    Sopheria's Avatar
    Thanks! Yep, that's my plan when (if) I start getting the hang of it ^^
    Posted March 23rd, 2014 at 5:19 PM by Sopheria Sopheria is offline
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    derozio's Avatar
    You need to make moar!!! You're already better, WAAAAAAY better, than how I was when I started off. :D
    Posted March 23rd, 2014 at 6:14 PM by derozio derozio is offline
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    derozio's Avatar
    I can provide critique on this if you want, though. :p
    Posted March 23rd, 2014 at 6:15 PM by derozio derozio is offline
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    Sopheria's Avatar
    Thank you Dante!! I'm glad to know I'm off to a good start! And yes, a critique would be great, if it's not too much trouble :)
    Posted March 23rd, 2014 at 6:22 PM by Sopheria Sopheria is offline
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    El Héroe Oscuro's Avatar
    I honestly would not have been able to tell that was your first time making that, that's incredible! You my friend, have got some serious talent! [:

    Keep up the great work, I can't wait to see what else you've got in store!
    Posted March 23rd, 2014 at 8:01 PM by El Héroe Oscuro El Héroe Oscuro is offline
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    Kano Shuuya's Avatar
    Aaaah, that's a very good first try... I remember I used to try to make banners in MS Paint. This is loads better than some of my first sig banners (We don't usually talk about that!) Keep up the good work. If you're working with Photoshop, I can give you some tips and tricks sometime. c:
    Posted March 23rd, 2014 at 9:06 PM by Kano Shuuya Kano Shuuya is offline