I was originally going to try and find "all" of my old sigs I made, then I figured out my computer has crashed, and most of the old forums I used to go to are... not there anymore.
I'll post the oldest ones I can get my hands on.
I soon learned the great art of the scanline, however.
And then I met a friend that would help me for the rest of the my sig/avatar ect. making time.. (which isn't over btw)... the Outer Glow! Such a great creation it is, instantly I could make things glow in heavenly splendor!
Not only that, but this is the first signature that I used "my" border for, I've used it on most of my signatures (non pop-out ones) ever since.
A couple of learned tricks later-
Yes, glorious as they may have been, I did put a lot of work into that second one, but soon my skills progressed, and the times of "Textures" and pretty basic brushes was over, soon a new age would begin... one full of custom brushes, and lots of "Layer Properties".
Eventually, after much great research, I aquired knowledge of how to create an animated signature... Naturally, I had to use the knowledge, test it out, you know?
Unfortunately, I learned that if this technology would backfire without proper skill, I tried it anyways.
I never really mastered this art, but I have withheld this knowledge for a greater time.
Soon, I was pumping out more signatures, with much less scan lines (I hardly use them now).
Twas then I understood that simplicity... was in fact, my greatest ally, I would use the knowledge, to great affect.
I learned a little trick from my friends for these fancy little dots, they look snazzy! (This one I made in a competition, the site isn't even still online).
Soon enough, I conquered the land of "Pop Out", making wonderfull creations, they were brilliant!
And then, while watching some member heres signature, and thinking about the rule "1 Image with 1 19x350 userbar", it hit me.. what if I joined them?
I toiled on it, and it was there! a creature of wonder, a new breed.. a Usersig!
Glorious as this signature was, I still remembered where I had come from! Because my border was still there!
And now I learned how to blend the colors... everything was at my fingertips! blending what I created with the render itself, as if everything was there already.. just waiting for my quad shaped image of it.
I gave my Userbar sig some more work..
Mastered the art of the Glassy button.
And supported some newfound allegiances.
And finally, here I am, at my very newest signature.
My journey is not yet over, for I have not yet become the master of all Signatures, let alone Avatars and Userbars... but Soon, my friends, my journey shall come to a close.
P.S. You may think your photoshop (or whatever you are using) skills suck, but just do what I did, check out some tutorials, ask some questions to people who know what they are talking about, and test things yourself, it may be frusterating at first, but its a lot of fun once you get used to it.
If I can find my very oldest signatures (There are like 2-3 missing, they were.. horrible), I'll post them here.
My Minnesotan blessings.
I love the last one(freeman).Nice progression.
Thankyou, on the Freeman one I made the explosion, and the lighting from it from scratch basically.
That was a lot of fun! Thanks for the show Jedi!
I'm going to try and keep most all signatures I make in this thread, so in the future I don't lose anything (I doubt this forum is going down any time soon :p ).
*Bump* For the reason that I have a whole crapload of my work in here and I don't feel like reposting it, my initial goal for the thread was to keep adding on, anyway- I just rather.. forgot it was here.
This won't be in Chronological order, like the other list- though.
I made that for a competition at another forum, I won too. =p
That is my favorite signature I've made, I haven't had the heart to replace it. I haven't really made anything I like more. :uhm:
Some signatures I made for members here..
That one used a similar technique to my Kill Bill signature, just less defined.
That was pretty much just an image "Upgrade".
Not all too happy with that one, mainly because of the text.
Some for Gatecrusher.
Never really got what it is with people and their airlines. :uhm:
That signature took a long, long time to make. :uhoh:
The head was blurry. :uhm:
There weren't very many good renders for that one, so I just dissected a poster into a Signature.
I think thats right about it, though.
Some I missed, and with the lack of an edit button, I'll post them quick.
I still love that signature, never really used it anywhere too long- though. :uhm:
These from that Gift Thread that never seemed to go anywhere.
I still have those saved as PSD's, in the slim case that someone would claim them. :D
And some for some competitions.
Some Black Thread signatures.
and another Usersig I forgot to post.
The Great Signature Round-up continues.