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Response to Newgrounds Sig Makers Mar. 14th, 2012 @ 06:19 PM Reply

At 4 days ago, grime-reaper wrote: I'm sorry to say this, but seriously, what the fuck has happened to the quality of the signatures being made by this crew?

Im not following you...This is an open membership club where anyone can join and elave as they see fit. They are also allowed to make sigs via what ever means the want. Ive seen good and bad sigs over the years made via MSPaint,Flash,Gimp,Photoshop,PaintShopPro and a few other i dont even member right now.

As a professional graphic designer. I fondly remember the years gone by when young members of this crew would produce some seriously amazing artworks, impressing me with their ingenious usage of the toolset offered by CS5.

Ive been a member and participant of every sig crew ever on Newgrounds...and I can count on one hand how many "young" members were able to sjut show up and wow people. More often then not a lot fo the people you saw as good started out here making utter crap over and over and over again thill a year or so later they figured out what they were doing wrong and started to improve on their hobby.

Now i'm looking in the recent pages of this thread and i'm seeing almost all of the fundamental rules of design being broke, by which I mean:

Ive been a sig maker off and on since like 2002...and ive never heard of a single fundamental rule of design...

Terrible usage of white space
No use (or far too much reliance upon) contrast
Bad balance
Bad proximity/unity of sig elements
Bad alignment
Poor use of repetition/consistency

Sounds like trial and error to me...and since we arnt gettign paid or graded I see no reason why a new or veteran sig maker cant make all the mistakes they want.

And don't even get me started on the fucking typography.

Ill be sure to google what ever that is someday.

Bad kerning
Bad tracking
Awful awful awful rasterisation
etc.

And those too...wait is rasterisation a real word?

And this is just from a theoretical perspective, i've neglected to mention how flat-out ugly/hideous the majority of these new sigs are.

theoretical perspective...dont you mean "objective perspective". No no you havnt forgotten to mention it...you jsut used differant words to say we suck

You guys need to go back and learn your fucking basics. This is a terrible shame.

What are these basics you speak of and when did I learn them in the first place...

At 3 days ago, grime-reaper wrote:
At 12 minutes ago, Shaun wrote:
At 8 hours ago, grime-reaper wrote: I'm sorry to say this, but seriously, what the fuck has happened to the quality of the signatures being made by this crew?
* look at your sig -_-
My sig is an Andy Warhol screen print. I'll shoot him an email and let him know you don't approve though.

While your there let him know I dont like most of his work

* People want these quick and free.. of course they aren't going to be quality.
Was never an issue in the past.

Yes it has been an issue since as far back as the SSM and ASM days...

* please feel free to start making sigs for people. All you buddy.
Think I might do.

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Response to Newgrounds Sig Makers Mar. 14th, 2012 @ 06:34 PM Reply

On a side note im still using PaintShopPro 7...I started out using PaintShopPro casue Iwas like a better version of MSPaint...What should I upgrade to?


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Response to Newgrounds Sig Makers Mar. 14th, 2012 @ 10:57 PM Reply

Could I get a sig made off this? Preferably with the symbols on the bottom of the screen.
Thanks!

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Response to Newgrounds Sig Makers Mar. 14th, 2012 @ 11:52 PM Reply

This club never runs out of fun to read.


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Response to Newgrounds Sig Makers Mar. 15th, 2012 @ 12:32 AM Reply

At 39 minutes ago, Chromius wrote: This club never runs out of fun to read.

Post BoBs or GTFO


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Response to Newgrounds Sig Makers Mar. 15th, 2012 @ 06:11 PM Reply

At 1 day ago, grime-reaper wrote: At a bunch of days ago, gazillion haters wrote:
Blah Blah Blah

I'm no hater. If you've studied to do what you do and you're good at it, fair enough. But to just come in here and say most of the sigs are shit is just plain rude. So if you have nothing else to add, or you're not gonna help, then just stay out.

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Response to Newgrounds Sig Makers Mar. 15th, 2012 @ 11:54 PM Reply

At 23 hours ago, HellboundNinja wrote:
At 39 minutes ago, Chromius wrote: This club never runs out of fun to read.
Post BoBs or GTFO

Sure thing, boss.
Sorry, I'm new here.

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Response to Newgrounds Sig Makers Mar. 16th, 2012 @ 01:08 AM Reply

At 1 day ago, Spretznaz wrote: Could I get a sig made off this? Preferably with the symbols on the bottom of the screen.
Thanks!

something like this?

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Response to Newgrounds Sig Makers Mar. 16th, 2012 @ 04:42 PM Reply

At 15 hours ago, Shaun wrote:
At 1 day ago, Spretznaz wrote: Could I get a sig made off this? Preferably with the symbols on the bottom of the screen.
Thanks!
something like this?

That's great, but could you remove the empty boxes? They sort of diminish the effect


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Response to Newgrounds Sig Makers Mar. 16th, 2012 @ 07:00 PM Reply

Oh wait, ignore the earlier post, I didn't see the letters. This is actually perfect


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Response to Newgrounds Sig Makers Mar. 17th, 2012 @ 06:09 PM Reply

Bonjour. I would like a sig.

Main Text: Just the Megadeth logo from the link below

Style: Simply the logo over a picture of Dave Mustaine tearing shit up. No effects or anythang.

Picture/ Render: http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/610aaaffe97a2b650bca9b28 dc894099

Good image sites are: any of these that will be easy to work with, preferrably one that would stand out

Here's a half-assed example:

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Response to Newgrounds Sig Makers Mar. 17th, 2012 @ 07:44 PM Reply

At 1 hour ago, jjjkuk wrote:
Here's a half-assed example:

Here's my attempt,

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Response to Newgrounds Sig Makers Mar. 17th, 2012 @ 08:03 PM Reply

At 16 minutes ago, Ferenzai wrote:
At 1 hour ago, jjjkuk wrote:
Here's a half-assed example:
Here's my attempt,

That's pretty good, but I prefer to have Dave be bigger. Almost like the example I posted. Obviously, to make it NG acceptable, you'd have to minimize that image, but not too much. The only thing cropped out and moved around should be the logo.


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Response to Newgrounds Sig Makers Mar. 17th, 2012 @ 08:16 PM Reply

I have recently just started playing the open beta for Tribes Ascend because it is just so much fun and requires quite abit of skill and a little bit of luck so if possible i would like to have my new sig based off this picture. Except without the tribes ascend logo there, have my name twistex imputed there, if possible
Thanks in advance.

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Response to Newgrounds Sig Makers Mar. 17th, 2012 @ 09:12 PM Reply

At 1 hour ago, jjjkuk wrote:
That's pretty good, but I prefer to have Dave be bigger. Almost like the example I posted. Obviously, to make it NG acceptable, you'd have to minimize that image, but not too much. The only thing cropped out and moved around should be the logo.

Second attempt, How's this?

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Response to Newgrounds Sig Makers Mar. 17th, 2012 @ 09:15 PM Reply

At 3 minutes ago, Ferenzai wrote:
At 1 hour ago, jjjkuk wrote:
That's pretty good, but I prefer to have Dave be bigger. Almost like the example I posted. Obviously, to make it NG acceptable, you'd have to minimize that image, but not too much. The only thing cropped out and moved around should be the logo.
Second attempt, How's this?

Sorry, forgot the sig...

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Response to Newgrounds Sig Makers Mar. 17th, 2012 @ 09:31 PM Reply

At 14 minutes ago, Ferenzai wrote:
Second attempt, How's this?
Sorry, forgot the sig...

Dave's widened a bit too much. Also, I'd rather there be a background from the photo.


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Response to Newgrounds Sig Makers Mar. 17th, 2012 @ 09:49 PM Reply

At 17 minutes ago, jjjkuk wrote:
At 14 minutes ago, Ferenzai wrote:
Second attempt, How's this?
Sorry, forgot the sig...
Dave's widened a bit too much. Also, I'd rather there be a background from the photo.

You mean like this?

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Response to Newgrounds Sig Makers Mar. 17th, 2012 @ 10:02 PM Reply

At 3 hours ago, jjjkuk wrote: Bonjour. I would like a sig.

-_-

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Response to Newgrounds Sig Makers Mar. 17th, 2012 @ 10:06 PM Reply

I need a sig with Bruce Lee and the TF2 Sniper in it, thanks.

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Response to Newgrounds Sig Makers Mar. 17th, 2012 @ 10:18 PM Reply

At 2 hours ago, twistex wrote: I have recently just started playing the open beta for Tribes Ascend

ok.

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Response to Newgrounds Sig Makers Mar. 17th, 2012 @ 10:55 PM Reply

At 35 minutes ago, Shaun wrote:
At 2 hours ago, twistex wrote: I have recently just started playing the open beta for Tribes Ascend
ok.

This is really good, thank you very much.


I am lovin' me some Retro Haze .

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Response to Newgrounds Sig Makers Mar. 18th, 2012 @ 01:55 AM Reply

At 7 minutes ago, Austerity wrote: I'm in the need of a nicer looking sig. My only requests are that it has my name and rain in it. Thanks in advance.

raiiiiiinnn

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Response to Newgrounds Sig Makers Mar. 18th, 2012 @ 02:17 AM Reply

At 4 hours ago, Ferenzai wrote: You mean like this?
At 4 hours ago, Shaun wrote:
At 3 hours ago, jjjkuk wrote: Bonjour. I would like a sig.
-_-

I'll go with the one Shaun made. Thank you both. Sorry for the pickiness.


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Response to Newgrounds Sig Makers Mar. 18th, 2012 @ 06:16 AM Reply

Hi guys. Wanting to have a second sig so I can have some diversity. Was thinking of asking for a sig of the Creation of Adam, although I'm not sure which version i like most, primarily meaning the hue or filter of the image. I think I like this version the best.

No name please and try and make the hands in the center. As for what parts of the picture to have in the sig, just make sure the hands are in the center and have the face of Adam on the left and God on the right, but only if this still looks good. Just go with what looks good, I trust yalls quality.

Please and thank you amigos.

(Not religious, just is a badass painting)

Also, if you'd be willing to give a different version a go, one with a different shading to it, just to see what ends up the best would be greatly appreciated.

Stay sexy.


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Response to Newgrounds Sig Makers Mar. 18th, 2012 @ 11:26 AM Reply

At 5 hours ago, FallenMartyr wrote:
Stay sexy.

Yeah, here it is...

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Response to Newgrounds Sig Makers Mar. 19th, 2012 @ 12:47 AM Reply

At 13 hours ago, Ferenzai wrote:
At 5 hours ago, FallenMartyr wrote:
Stay sexy.
Yeah, here it is...

Wow, I don't mean to be an asshole but that is horrible. The angle and everything is just way off. Seriously does that look good to you? Again i don't mean to sound like a bitch but I have zero skill and I could probably make that.

Could someone else give it a shot?


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Response to Newgrounds Sig Makers Mar. 19th, 2012 @ 05:07 AM Reply

At 4 hours ago, FallenMartyr wrote: Could someone else give it a shot?

You're a dick.

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Response to Newgrounds Sig Makers Mar. 19th, 2012 @ 05:48 AM Reply

At 36 minutes ago, Shaun wrote:
At 4 hours ago, FallenMartyr wrote: Could someone else give it a shot?
You're a dick.

I am, but I try not to be to the best of my abilities.

I'll use this one, but I really liked the style of the one I linked to. The shade of the background and the cracks give it character. Also sorry for sounding picky here, but could you make sure the hands are center, because they're slightly to the right here and make sure they're completely visible, kind of cut off some of god's hand.

Please and thank you. Call me a dick all you like, if it helps the sig making process.

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Response to Newgrounds Sig Makers Mar. 19th, 2012 @ 10:29 PM Reply

Can I get a sig comprised of these images?

http://tf2chan.net/dis/src/132778016675.jpg

http://forums.tf2maps.net/geek/gars/images/1/3/9/0/jarate.jp g

And the words "Invented by Australians, mastered by me."


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