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  1.    08 Jun 2014 #231
    Join Date : Mar 2014
    South Carolina, USA
    Posts : 16,946
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Thanks Wenda, my first was really pretty sad...but I think I'm getting better.

    Do you have any suggestions or advice? What should I work on?

    What do you think of these ones? I consider them my best.

    [ATTACH=full]1222[/ATTACH]

    I completely forgot that Mr. Brink already had his other sig, but here's the one I made...
    [ATTACH=full]1224[/ATTACH]

    All advice is welcome.

    EDIT: Wenda, are you on PC Help Forum?
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  2.    09 Jun 2014 #232
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Posts : 168
    Windows 8.1.1 64-bit

    No, Chuck, I'm not.

    Didn't even know about it, actually. Just went for a quick look, quite a few familiar 'nicks' there...

    Those two sigs look pretty good to me.

    Wenda.
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  3.    09 Jun 2014 #233
    Join Date : Mar 2014
    South Carolina, USA
    Posts : 16,946
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Yeah, it's very similar to this one. I think Mr. John likes using XenoForo over whatever he was using before.

    I'll keep on practicing. "Practice makes perfect"

    -Chuck
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  4.    09 Jun 2014 #234
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,617
    Win 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda, post: 31558, member: 149
    You're doing OK, Chuck. And the more you do, the better you'll get.

    Don't be afraid to make mistakes, or try something different. No-one here will denigrate or laugh at you for it.

    Up until about 15 months ago, I had literally never attempted anything in Photo- Shop previously, apart from touching-up the odd (and sometimes very odd ) photograph. But, after becoming a member of SevenForums and seeing the lovely sigs on display there, I decided to 'have a bash' at designing one for myself. I admit I was terrified to post my first attempt because it was, quite frankly, pathetic.

    But they didn't laugh or put me down, instead they proceeded to offer lots of constructive criticism, and a train-load of invaluable advice. I was both pleasantly surprised, and very grateful, which encouraged me to continue, and to try new ideas even when told 'that won't work'.

    So, thanks again, guys and gals...

    Here, Chuck, have a look at my first-ever attempt at a sig (March 2013), and the one which replaced it. If I'd been laughed-at (I wasn't) or told it was garbage (it is) I'd probably never have bothered to try again.

    Now, even if I don't have a specific design in mind, it's a great way of whiling away these cold winter evenings, and I've even done a few sigs on request for other members. It's now at the stage where I've also done sigs for fellow members of other fora and groups of which I'm a member, and several 'real-life' but Photoshop-illiterate friends have commissioned me to design Facebook cover-pics etc for them.

    I think I've come a long way in only 14 months, especially when you consider that I'm essentially self-taught. My major problem these days is finding enough keyboard-time to actually get anything done... :arghh:


    Cheers.

    Wenda.

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    Hi Wenda,

    Just a quick Photoshop tip, to avoid having those white corners or backgrounds as shown below:
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    Always use png image files. If you are googling for, say, "intel i7 logo", include the "png" in your search ("intel i7 logo png" )and you will get png files for download. png files have images floating in the background. When you copy-paste them using rectangular lasso, you will not get any of the background.

    Or..... use the magic wand tool to select those white corners or separate image from the white background.

    Or maybe you know about this already, so ignore this post.

    Other that that, your sigs really look great!

    Here's one of the coolest wallpaper I created with Photoshop:

    [ATTACH=full]1227[/ATTACH]


    I took a picture of my wall and Photoshop did the rest. (Notice: No TV was damaged in the creation of this image. )

    Cheers!




    ...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails IMAG1610.jpg   sig_edit.jpg  
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  5.    09 Jun 2014 #235
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Posts : 168
    Windows 8.1.1 64-bit

    Thanks, Bad, I did end up working that out. That sig was only about the second or third one I'd ever done, so it was still very much a learning-experience.

    I did improve, a little, here's my current Sevenforums sig...


    Wenda.

    (Nice wallpaper, BTW!!).


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  6.    09 Jun 2014 #236
    Join Date : Mar 2014
    South Carolina, USA
    Posts : 16,946
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Made this one for myself, but it's to large. I got this forum mixed up with PCHF. Oh, well.

    [ATTACH=full]1231[/ATTACH]

    EDIT: I resized it! All good, now.
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  7.    09 Jun 2014 #237
    Join Date : Mar 2014
    South Carolina, USA
    Posts : 16,946
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by badrobot, post: 31586, member: 124
    Here's one of the coolest wallpaper I created with Photoshop:

    [ATTACH=full]1227[/ATTACH]


    I took a picture of my wall and Photoshop did the rest. (Notice: No TV was damaged in the creation of this image. )

    Cheers!
    ...
    Very nice!!
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  8.    10 Jun 2014 #238
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    The Netherlands
    Posts : 121
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit Professional & Windows 10 Tech Preview on VM
    Thread Starter

    Great work everyone!


    Nommy
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  9.    11 Jun 2014 #239
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
    Posts : 10,382
    W10 Pro, W10 Home

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck38, post: 31636, member: 290
    Made this one for myself, but it's to large. I got this forum mixed up with PCHF. Oh, well.

    [ATTACH=full]1231[/ATTACH]

    EDIT: I resized it! All good, now.
    Looking good Chuck! Seems like you are taking to sig making like a duck to water.
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  10.    11 Jun 2014 #240
    Join Date : Mar 2014
    South Carolina, USA
    Posts : 16,946
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Thanks, LG.

    It's a lot of fun and since I don't have anything to do, 'till next week, I can spend a lot of time on them!
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