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Old 04-08-2010, 10:42 AM
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Thought this might be fun. Have you made a sig or chop that you think turned out especially well?

post it here to inspire your fellow choppers, offer tips to them, and perhaps ask for some pointers or suggestions
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:05 AM
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here's a few favorites i've done



make sure your shadows hit objects right to make sure it does not look like its just floating there



the "posterize" filter is your friend, as are watercolor, stroke, and the smudge tool


download brush sets, and use layer styles and overlays


download lots of fonts, and have fun with them





work on one part of an image at a time. for example, this one every color you see started as its own separate layer that i could then colorize, tweak saturation, throw on a few filters for a nice pulpy feel



check out online tutorials for ways to creat different materials. this started with a google search for "photoshop worn metal tutorial"



use skew, some gradient overlays, a reflection, and shadow to make your images appear on boxes




make sure what you chop in looks like it fits. add some film grain to the chopped in layer to mimic some image artifacts
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:09 AM
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excellent idea! most of the stuff i learned was from looking at other designs, then adapting them to make them my own.

here are some of my fav sigs i've made (in no particular order):


















and here's my awesome wallpaper i made a few days ago (the only things that were not my 'doing' is the angel and the original background; all the effects, layout, etc are my doing... the angel and background did get altered, though, in the process):



if anyone wants to know anything 'technical' about them, just ask

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Old 04-08-2010, 11:32 AM
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you guys are so ****ing special, now i feel like fail, thanks


some of my recent favorites:













i'm a ****ty teacher though, so i have no tips, lol.

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Old 04-08-2010, 09:45 PM
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Here are some of mine form when I had photoshop still.




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Originally Posted by LS1mp View Post


if you added that orange stripe, then this is really impressive
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:58 PM
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Originally Posted by LS1mp View Post
you guys are so ****ing special, now i feel like fail, thanks


some of my recent favorites:


has been my background ever since u made it imp, haha. would love to know some of the details on how this type of design is made! thanks again!!
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Id never add something so bad looking to a car
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Old 04-09-2010, 03:50 PM
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damn ls1mp. thats harsh! i could see u saying u dont like it!!!

plus their temporary until car gets repainted after body parts are chosen and ready. They look good some days to me and iffy others. But it's unique and I like them enough to keep them on.
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:13 PM
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i don't like the color, like i said, they look like tear stains on a dog. that pic is one of the easiest yet still best looking i've done. i just took the whole screen, doubled it and flipped it, making the flipped copy at like 30% opacity to look like the reflection. looking back i could have done motion on the wheels to make it look like it was moving, but oh well.. and the one you kept as your sig was even easier than that and looks awesome as well. you're just easy to please

stangant: idk what all you ps'd in that top pic, but that pic look awesome

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