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Fortune

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#1 12 years ago

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.

These-

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and

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More...

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I soon learned the great art of the scanline, however.

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and

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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.

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A couple of learned tricks later-

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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.

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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).

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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).

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and

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Soon enough, I conquered the land of "Pop Out", making wonderfull creations, they were brilliant!

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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!

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Glorious as this signature was, I still remembered where I had come from! Because my border was still there!

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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.

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I gave my Userbar sig some more work..

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Mastered the art of the Glassy button.

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And supported some newfound allegiances.

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And finally, here I am, at my very newest signature.

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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.




Chocu1a

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#2 12 years ago

I love the last one(freeman).Nice progression.




Fortune

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#3 12 years ago

Thankyou, on the Freeman one I made the explosion, and the lighting from it from scratch basically.




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#4 12 years ago

That was a lot of fun! Thanks for the show Jedi!




Fortune

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#5 12 years ago

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 ).

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Fortune

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#6 10 years ago

*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.

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I made that for a competition at another forum, I won too. =p

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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..

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That one used a similar technique to my Kill Bill signature, just less defined.

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That was pretty much just an image "Upgrade".

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Not all too happy with that one, mainly because of the text.

Some for Gatecrusher.

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Never really got what it is with people and their airlines. :uhm:

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That signature took a long, long time to make. :uhoh:

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The head was blurry. :uhm:

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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.




Fortune

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#7 10 years ago

Some I missed, and with the lack of an edit button, I'll post them quick.

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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.

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I still have those saved as PSD's, in the slim case that someone would claim them. :D

And some for some competitions.

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Some Black Thread signatures.

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and another Usersig I forgot to post.

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The Great Signature Round-up continues.




Fortune

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#8 10 years ago

3 Additions.

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And thats all I have to say about that.




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#9 10 years ago

I like your current sexy sig...




Fortune

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#10 10 years ago

A couple more..

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