Found 23rd Jul 2007
I just started making some graphcis and such and need some advice on what more i can do to improve, im basically creating stuff like this

i64.photobucket.com/alb…jpg

any help on how to improve on this??

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Banned

I wanna know how you make that kinda stuff!

What package are you using to do that?

The edges of the head (hair) don't look right, perhaps needs better blending with the background, could add a bit of blur around the edges of the head maybe?

megalomaniac

The edges of the head (hair) don't look right, perhaps needs better … The edges of the head (hair) don't look right, perhaps needs better blending with the background, could add a bit of blur around the edges of the head maybe?



liquify :thumbsup:

Original Poster

I am using cs3 and what is liquify??

Heres another i made for a friend..

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h165/odriscoll2006/Signatures/abbycopy-1.jpg

How do you make those backgrounds then?!!

Original Poster

Layers and different brushes and clouds.

Banned

how long do they take you to make?

Original Poster

Hmm for ones like them 30mins but when i have more time im gonna spend a few hours making one.

How did you get the picture onto the background? Thats the part i cant figure out.

Original Poster

Create the background, make a new layer and cut around the picture u want and then smooth the edges.

odriscoll

Create the background, make a new layer and cut around the picture u want … Create the background, make a new layer and cut around the picture u want and then smooth the edges.




Thanks:thumbsup:

would try using a few more brushes and not just one colour. also try useing airbrush then use gaussian on it. also mess about with gradient map.

good start tbh.

[url]www.pixel2life.com[/url] is a good tutorial site. ive always thought its best to teach yourself though, and pick up hints etc from sites such as that.

heres two pictures I edited using photoshop after playing about with a camera in the garden.

Uno

this, flickr.com/pho…40/

from, flickr.com/pho…81/

Dos

this, flickr.com/pho…94/

from, flickr.com/pho…57/


These were played around with Brightness & Contract, Hue Saturation and photo effects.

Hope you like xx

Original Poster

Nice. Another example i just did

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h165/odriscoll2006/Signatures/creedcopy.jpg

odriscoll

Nice. Another example i just did



I'm honest. I prefer the other two. I think that one just ruined my compliment, but I can also say thats an amazing start you've made. A lot better than mine was. If I can find some of my first work I'll upload it.

Original Poster

That one was made with new brushes ive never used and never tried that style so was unsure if it was good, thanks for your comments

odriscoll

That one was made with new brushes ive never used and never tried that … That one was made with new brushes ive never used and never tried that style so was unsure if it was good, thanks for your comments



If you've got some spare webspace or anything, I have 200mb+ of brushes I cna upload for you

Original Poster

Thats ok i get them all off deviantart as theres hunders maybe thousands, thanks anyway

Where did you get Photoshop from, Is anywhere selling it cheapish?

Saw the new one is £300, Is there a bundle/OEM copy available?

Original Poster

I wouldnt know :whistling:

Banned

Yeah I desperately need photoshop, I no longer even have an old version!

Iom-RF

Where did you get Photoshop from, Is anywhere selling it cheapish?Saw the … Where did you get Photoshop from, Is anywhere selling it cheapish?Saw the new one is £300, Is there a bundle/OEM copy available?



What the guy above said. I'll be honest, mine wasn't legit, but I don't have it on my PC anymore since of formatting.

Original Poster

Ye torrents so yeh dont tell anyone please

I've always wondered how people got it, When photoshop was first around it was bundled with PC's for years, Now it costs a small fortune.

I've never actually used photoshop, Although it does look quite good.

Similar to dreamweaver in that respect, You can bet if they lowered the price more people would buy.

Iom-RF

Similar to dreamweaver in that respect, You can bet if they lowered the … Similar to dreamweaver in that respect, You can bet if they lowered the price more people would buy.



Yeh its true. £300 for some software, is very expensive. Though they can charge that price to businesses and sofourth because without a license they're screwed. I remember the place I did a few weeks work, they were having Microsoft come in to seven of their offices to check over 1,500 machines were legally using the Microsoft licenses. If the computer was found without the license, there was a possible fee of up to £50,000 per machine.

colours look too similar to me and the render looks too light. mines not legit but gimp is similar if you dont no about torrents/usenet.

liquify is a tool in photoshop that automatically blurs the edges around 2 seperate layers, relieveing 2 harsh edges.

Photoshop is an artform to make things look really good you need to take time, zoom in around the hair line and match tones around the hair line, each pixel at a time if you have to.

MinstrelMan

liquify is a tool in photoshop that automatically blurs the edges around … liquify is a tool in photoshop that automatically blurs the edges around 2 seperate layers, relieveing 2 harsh edges.Photoshop is an artform to make things look really good you need to take time, zoom in around the hair line and match tones around the hair line, each pixel at a time if you have to.



ditto. your pics look good, but you need to spend time with your selection when you're cutting the main image away from its original background. Looks fairly jagged!

I'm a full time graphic designer, highly recommend typing 'photoshop tutorial' into something like YouTube. I'm forever finding new techniques I can apply to my commercial design.

its one of those apps that you can learn fairly quickly, but will take you a lifetime to master.

Original Poster

I think im getting better, this is my latest (if border doesnt show its because of the forums colour)

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h165/odriscoll2006/Signatures/gerrard.jpg

odriscoll, good stuff! I get down&dirty with the GIMP myself but have found the vids at revision3.com/pix…ect helped with basics even though "Bert" the presenter (who you will soon realise is someone special) is using PS and Illustrator.

Original Poster

Thought i would post my sigs i made today

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h165/odriscoll2006/Signatures/shane.jpg

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h165/odriscoll2006/Signatures/digital3.jpg

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h165/odriscoll2006/Signatures/NFLcopy.jpg

Thanks for looking

Cool:) Did you make the backgrounds yourself?

Original Poster

Ye used a tutorial for it

I was becoming a bit of a dab hand at it, but my trial is over now lol.
I would download it from a torrent, but i dont wanna risk getting a virus.

make 1 saying IBBY please
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