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I created this thread simply to help people get better with anything concerning signatures,C4DS,patterns,textures,fractals anything that comes to mind,or anything that you feel you need help with,think of this as the thread to help you

How are tutorials displayed ?Easy, you simply post a signature that you yourself created and list key points on how to obtain a style that is similar to that of the signature posed,just list tips on how to get the effects,the text,or anything that you feel would come in handy to the reader,it doesn’t have to be a long wall of text.As long as you feel it’ll help the reader make a sig like the one displayed.
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What is the purpose behind the tutorials ? Your goal isn’t to give a full essay from scratch on how to make a signature exactly like the one that is being shown,your goal is to help the reader as much as possible to obtain a style exactly like the one used in the signature.Remember try to keep your tutorial nice and simple so it’s easier to follow.

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Getting some things cleared.

c4ds



These are generally used to add affects to the signature.THey could be used in many ways however i usually always use them to add more texture to the background,you also wanna make sure that these blend in well with the signature.The reason being is that they take the attention of the eye very easily.

of C4D placement in a completed signature]





Fractals


Much like C4DS however are usually used to increase or set the flow of the signature,these are usually changed in the modes section to dodge,soft light,addition.However all modes work great depending on what style your going for in your signature.Id your going for a dark and gritty signature then soft light or overlay would work the best for you,and just like C4DS there are many of them so you have countless variations to choose from.





renders

The main focus point of all signatures is the render,these are the images with no backgrounds that you use in your signature as it’s focus.You base your signatures off the renders,renders can come with both a background and no background as long as you know how to mix and blend them with the background at hand.






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Speed of darkness. wrote:

Tutorial being edited in.

Very simple to make.

1.Just paste in the render and duplicate it twice now take the bottom render and blur it to 15,now you have a background that blends with the render,and resize the top render to whatever size your gonna be using it in.


2.Get any C4D that you think will blend well with the render and background at hand and change the mode to dodge remember place the abstract C4D in the correct spot,i placed mines behind the render,and blur it with the liquify tool in the tool box.

3.Get a fractal that you feel would merge in well with the background and place the layer behind the render,this adds more flow to the background,and should blend in well with the C4D if used correctly,you can find fractal packs on deviant art so just search it for some fractal packs and your good to go,same thing for the c4ds,you’l need both so go download them


4.Add text,blur the surroundings of where the text is being displayed so that the text catches the eye of the reader easier,now you could use any font,just make sure it blends with the theme of the signature,this was a very deadly and gritty signature so i used a blood font.You can download fonts in lots of sites search for them and download as many as possible,and remember you might also wanna add some lines in there to make the text appear more organized and professional.

Edited 08-08-2012 10:39 PM by Speed of darkness.
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.Bored. has yet to choose the signature that I was suppose to make a tutorial about.


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Silent Survivor wrote: .Bored. has yet to choose the signature that I was suppose to make a tutorial about.

Well if you do,post it here.

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I’ll be posting my first tutorial shortly.

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Tutorial being edited in.

Very simple to make.

1.Just paste in the render and duplicate it twice now take the bottom render and blur it to 15,now you have a background that blends with the render,and resize the top render to whatever size your gonna be using it in.


2.Get any C4D that you think will blend well with the render and background at hand and change the mode to dodge remember place the abstract C4D in the correct spot,i placed mines behind the render,and blur it with the liquify tool in the tool box.

3.Get a fractal that you feel would merge in well with the background and place the layer behind the render,this adds more flow to the background,and should blend in well with the C4D if used correctly,you can find fractal packs on deviant art so just search it for some fractal packs and your good to go,same thing for the c4ds,you’l need both so go download them


4.Add text,blur the surroundings of where the text is being displayed so that the text catches the eye of the reader easier,now you could use any font,just make sure it blends with the theme of the signature,this was a very deadly and gritty signature so i used a blood font.You can download fonts in lots of sites search for them and download as many as possible,and remember you might also wanna add some lines in there to make the text appear more organized and professional.

Edited 08-08-2012 10:37 PM by Speed of darkness.
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Wow, Sod might need to tutor me.


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Acrius Reborn wrote: Wow, Sod might need to tutor me.

Nah,your very good.I’ve seen some of your work,keep practicing smiley

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New tutorial coming soon.

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Nice thread.

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The Knight ELMO wrote: Nice thread.

Thank you smiley

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Speed of darkness. wrote:

The Knight ELMO wrote: Nice thread.

Thank you smiley

This’ll certainly help most just starting on PS.

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The Knight ELMO wrote:

Speed of darkness. wrote:

The Knight ELMO wrote: Nice thread.

Thank you smiley

This’ll certainly help most just starting on PS.

Hopefully,i’ll try to help out as many people as possible.Awaiting to see if tipper or slayer wish to do any tuts.

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Speed of darkness. wrote:

The Knight ELMO wrote:

Speed of darkness. wrote:

The Knight ELMO wrote: Nice thread.

Thank you smiley

This’ll certainly help most just starting on PS.

Hopefully,i’ll try to help out as many people as possible.Awaiting to see if tipper or slayer wish to do any tuts.

I am waiting for .Bored. to say which sig I should do a tutorial off. You can PM to remind him.


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I’m just have a huge procrastination problem. Back then, I used to come up with sig ideas on a daily basis. But i haven done a sig in months.

I’ll try getting back into it, maybe start from square one.


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Acrius Reborn wrote: I’m just have a huge procrastination problem. Back then, I used to come up with sig ideas on a daily basis. But i haven done a sig in months.

I’ll try getting back into it, maybe start from square one.

Yes,go back and start from the beginning,if you need any help or pointers just ask me/cooltaff/atheist.

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08-09-2012 09:16 AM
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We might mutually dislike each other, but you’re a seriously good sig-maker.

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Didn’t read.


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NLI lol wrote: We might mutually dislike each other, but you’re a seriously good sig-maker.

Nah,i don’t hate you,and thank you lol.

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08-09-2012 09:39 AM
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Speed of darkness. wrote:

NLI lol wrote: We might mutually dislike each other, but you’re a seriously good sig-maker.

Nah,i don’t hate you,and thank you lol.


I would rep you but the site won’t let me login. Rofl.

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NLI lol wrote:

Speed of darkness. wrote:

NLI lol wrote: We might mutually dislike each other, but you’re a seriously good sig-maker.

Nah,i don’t hate you,and thank you lol.


I would rep you but the site won’t let me login. Rofl.

It logged me out 3 times,don’t know why it’s doing this shit again....

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