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Posted 2/2/09 , edited 2/22/09

xxx everyone can help in answering the apprentices questions, giving advises or comments SO WHY NOT HELP? xxx

RULES and REGULATIONS :
+ one apprentice will own one post
+ everytime something new as in another question or work that you need advises on, you add to your old post, meaning no one is allowed two posts unless somehow you have way too much stuff [tell me about it first] also, only one of each form is allowed on each post, so if you need more then one post, copy and paste the x------x below please
+ everyone must follow the help format [bold, italic, same words, etc...]
+ be helpful in a kind way OKAY? don't say "oh that's UGLY haha. [cause guess what? YOU'RE BANNED]
+ when you post a work that needs advise, you will have to make changes to it after other people give you advises, and edit your post to add on the new graphic work
+ all graphics in SPOILERS please
+ the help forms are below

DON't BE AFRAID - ask anyting you want unless it's not rude like...
+ where do you find fonts?
+ how do you make the thin stripes for graphics?
+ how do you save a made picture?
+ where do you download programs?





FORM ONE : asking question :
APPRENTICE :
>I HAVE A QUESTION :
>my question >>>

MODERATOR :
<my username :
<answer :
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next question below etc...





FORM 2 : asking for advise :
APPRENTICE :
1st TRY : I NEED SOME ADVISE :
>this is my graphic work :
>questions about it [e.g. what can i do to...?] :


MODERATOR :
<my username :
<work's strengths [what's good about it?] :
<work's weeknesses [what's maybe not so good?] :
<advises :
<comments :
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APPRENTICE :
2nd TRY : I NEED SOME ADVISE :
>>is my graphic work :
>>questions about it [e.g. what can i do to...?] :

MODERATOR :
<<my username :
<<work's strengths [what's good about it?] :
<<work's weeknesses [what's maybe not so good?] :
<<advises :
<<comments :
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APPRENTICE :
3rd TRY : I NEED SOME ADVISE :
>>>this is my graphic work :
>>>questions about it [e.g. what can i do to...?] :

MODERATOR :
<<<my username :
<<<work's strengths [what's good about it?] :
<<<work's weeknesses [what's maybe not so good?] :
<<<advises :
<<<comments :
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continue etc.... same format as the 2nd and 3rd TRY [:


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Posted 2/6/09 , edited 3/1/09

learning apprentice number 1 : CREATOR : ceciliachang


FORM ONE : asking question :


APPRENTICE :
>I HAVE A QUESTION :
>my question >>> hai hai ~ i use GIMP [: but i can't seem to upload any of my downloaded fonts, i downloaded them at www.dafont.com [i dunno if my version of GIMP is too new for the font or something - or is it something else eh?]



MEMBER :
<my username : peaye
<answer : After u downloaded it. U have to extract it and save it into your fonts folder inside the control panel. After this it shuld appear in the GIMP font tool box. If it doesn't appear, try clicking the refresh button

MEMBER :
<my username : ashleefen
<answer : this is how i do it. download file > extract the font file into Program Files/ any folder > go to control panel > click on fonts > File : Install New Font > click on Program Files/ any folder > Install. Then it should appear on the fonts list.

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learning apprentice number 2 : MEMBER : peaye


FORM 2 : asking for advise :


APPRENTICE :
1st TRY : I NEED SOME ADVISE :
>this is my graphic work :

>questions about it [e.g. what can i do to...?] : Just made this aviie with first try on textures - please comment on it [: need avises



CREATOR :
<my username : ceciliachang
<work's strengths [what's good about it?] : There are a lot of details that bond well together as the colour choice is quite similar but can still be made out what shape/textures is what.
<work's weeknesses [what's maybe not so good?] : The font used for your username, it stand too out? (maybe)
<advises : I am not an excellent computer graphic maker but i am (quite?) good at designing (hopefully), at least better than graphic stuff so my advises may only work in some areas, but not the more technical stuff though. Also, you might be looking for texture advises or comments but my advises tend to be more broad, about the designs.

1st advise : Use another font, and don't make the fon't colour so plain, as in make it more colourful or something.
2nd advise : Use brushes, pictures, and textures, or whatever you used (I do not know at all) that have more high quality so that when you make them bigger, as in making them into a big avatar it won't have bad quality or seem a little fuzzy.
3rd advise : Since the colours are all very similar, it seems like it is one image which it is supposed to be, but maybe have anothe layer of more decorations, quotes, borders that stand out a little more yet still link well together.
<comments : In general I like the colours and the cute image created. Well done!


MEMBER :
<my username : ashleefen
<work's strengths [what's good about it?] :
<work's weaknesses [what's maybe not so good?] :
<advises : remember when u use textures, dont OVER-use them because it makes the work look less-pro. this first try is not bad, try adding some brushes or minor details ? I dont really like too much textures over my character in the avatar so i usually rub some of them off. XD and ur copyright [ peaye//suu] is too obvious. ^^ hope my advice is useful~
<comments :

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<my username :
iLove-
<work's strengths [what's good about it?] : the flowers are placed beautifully, and the dots are kewl. >>:D
<work's weeknesses [what's maybe not so good?] : the color is blinding, i think. it's too bright. you should have darkened it. or make the texture not so lighter. if you get what i mean, i mean i'm no expert but i see that the color contrast is not good. and the copyright. lol, you should make it a little bit smaller and color black/white but you're still good. it's like you want to be different. lol, i likey! :))
<advises : you should change the color contrast, don't make it too bright because it doesn't comes out too well.
you should have made it with a good quality. the quality of the picture isn't that good.
<comments : i like the flowers but the texture isn't that likeable. for me, that is. again. lol. :)) but it is fine. :))



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Posted 2/11/09 , edited 3/1/09

learning apprentice number 3 : MEMBER : charavatar

FORM ONE : asking question :


APPRENTICE :
>I HAVE A QUESTION :
>my question >>> I use Photofiltre. ^^...I'm not actually pro yet coz Ive only been using it for 2 months, but, how can you do the "vintage effect" with it?



MEMBER :
<my username : ashleefen
<answer : i dont use photofiltre but i suggest u do some basic tutorials from the net before advancing to more difficult ones. the basics to understand the function of all the tools >w< sorry but i dont get what "vintage effect" ? maybe u could put some avatars that has that effect ?”




FORM 2 : asking for advise :

APPRENTICE :

1st TRY : I NEED SOME ADVISE :
>this is my graphic work :

>questions about it [e.g. what can i do to...?] : what can i do to make it better? does it look ok? does it lack anything? or is it too much?



CREATOR :
<my username : ceciliachang
<work's strengths [what's good about it?] : I like the way you chose to put the main character at the bottom so that there is a lot of space in the middle and top to put other decorations and words, also i like the position where the word 'charavatar' is put and that it is kind of transparent.
<work's weeknesses [what's maybe not so good?] : There's too many different shiney colours, and the entire image created looks too light, maybe it could have been a little darker in some places or something like that.
<advises : Don't put to many different fonts unless there's some good positioning and effects used. I think you could go to this website : www.dafont.com to get some more professional looking fonts, the fonts can be downloaded easily and put into your program if possible. The fonts there are better, and when you have some, put the words more close in a better position so that the image won't be filled too much with words. Also, another thing is that, maybe you can pick more simple or delicate frames for tadase. Apart from this, I really think you're getting better than before from the ones you showed me, the avatars you make are becoming prettier.
<comments : It's quite nice as you've only started for a while - especially the image you had in mind.

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APPRENTICE :
2nd TRY : I NEED SOME ADVISE :
>>is my graphic work :

>>questions about it [e.g. what can i do to...?] : well i changed the font ^^....idk if its good enough tho...tried lia-chan's advice ^^.....but, what can i do to make it better or what can't i do?



MEMBER :
<<my username :anyathesix
<<work's strengths [what's good about it?] :well at least the font and the brushes it's suit with the avi
<<work's weeknesses [what's maybe not so good?] :is too bright and the one write charavatar is kinda hard to see
<<advises :try to darken it and add some texture [: also you can add outer glow or stroke on the avi so the word
can be seen clear enough :]
<<comments :actually for a newbie on designing, you are really good on matching the font
and the brushes for the avi you make, well keep it up, i know you can do this better than now O≥⌂≤O ganbatte!!
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APPRENTICE :
3rd TRY : I NEED SOME ADVISE :
>>>this is my graphic work :

>>>questions about it [e.g. what can i do to...?] : VERY different from the others xD...okay, abt this, is it good? is it improving? wat can i do to make it better or what can't I do? x]



MEMBER :
<<<my username :anyathesix
<<<work's strengths [what's good about it?] :nice :] now my eyes can see it anytime, good job on darken the avi ;D
<<<work's weeknesses [what's maybe not so good?] :the one written charavatar is hard to see [again]
<<<advises :try to add stroke or outer glow the word so ppl can see it clear :] and don't forget to add some texture
so the avi don't get to blank ;D
<<<comments :is acctually good than the 1st and the 2nd, the nice thing is , you learn to make the avi not to bright ;D
and for the decorating, why not add some more??, but not to much because it will ruin all ;D
but i like this one better :]

MEMBER :
<<<my username : ceciliachang
<<<work's strengths [what's good about it?] : I like how you put a bold pale lavender coloured border/banner/line in the midde under the word 'jazz chan,' it fits well with the font and makes the entire avatar look much more connected. Also, I especially like how you used the white stripes for the background, it makes it look more pro and pretty.
<<<work's weeknesses [what's maybe not so good?] : The font for 'My Prince' and the two frames behind that. The frames are to not pro-looking enough? At least that's what I think, I think everything else looks quite pretty except for this.
<<<advises : Change the font for 'My Prince' and maybe don't use frames for the two tadaese images but blend them in more gently like in a more background kind of way.
<<<comments : it's clearly getting a lot better [: seriouisly you're an a.w.e.s.o.m.e. student-y learner LOLS. Continue to get better and maybe make a fourth one?

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APPRENTICE :
4th TRY : I NEED SOME ADVISE :
>>>>this is my graphic work :

>>>>questions about it [e.g. what can i do to...?] : Okay, the 4th attempt! I didn't actually added more decor coz...I just don't have any suitable ones T^T.....and i changed it a bit - i removed the frame...but i cant change the font T^T....and of course, the 'charavatar' more viewable 8D....so, wat can i do to make it better? oh and did i make it lighter again? O.o....



CREATOR :
<<<<my username :
ceciliachang
<<<<work's strengths [what's good about it?] : That there is a clear image created of what you want your avatar to be like, and importantly, it looks NICE.
<<<<work's weeknesses [what's maybe not so good?] : The red frame is still there =0= the hearty one ~ it makes it look a little W.E.I.R.D. [no offense], maybe you can just make it the normal way like the tadaese above it, or maybe it is the way the original image was.
<<<<advises: Make the bottom tadaese a little darker, and take away the read heart tadaese frame unless you really like it because after all it is your own design and work [: Maybe add on a more classical wooden frame image, and make the middle transparent so you can place that tadaese in the middle of the wooden frame. Also, maybe use a thin black border on the outside, and add more decorations - don't be afraid to try even if there isn't really awesome decorations.
<<<< comments : A little more thought to it is shown, but not a big jump TEHEHE. Try more combinations with the images LOLS. Good job ~ getting way better.

MEMBER :
<<<<my username : anyathesix
<<<<work's strengths [what's good about it?] : yey finally, charavatar is viewable :3
<<<<work's weeknesses [what's maybe not so good?] : it's to bright T3T my eyes gonna hurt again LOLs
<<<<advises : good job on putting the word in the right place :3 but once again you can add stroke on it
so it will more viewable, and don't let the avi plain :0 try some gradient or texture but keep it not to bright ;D
<<<<comments : it's acctually better than the previus :] try follow some of my advice also ;D



APPRENTICE :
1st TRY : I NEED SOME ADVISE :
>this is my graphic work :

>questions about it [e.g. what can i do to...?] : my first OFFICIAL manga coloring xD....well, what can i do to make it better? x) ....comments abt it is good too ^__^.......i just learned to manga color using photofiltre lols x]

Posted 2/25/09 , edited 3/1/09

learning apprentice number 5 : MEMBER : iLove-


FORM 2 : asking for advise :


APPRENTICE :
1st TRY : I NEED SOME ADVISE :
>this is my graphic work :


>questions about it [e.g. what can i do to...?] : i just made that. lol, comment on it , anything to help me improve! :))


CREATOR :
<my username :
ceciliachang
<work's strengths [what's good about it?] : There are a lot of good things, first of all, the colours go well together, the black line is choosen at a good position behind the character's head, and the fonts are chosen nicely.
<work's weeknesses [what's maybe not so good?] : Well there's nothing bad about it, maybe a little one layered because it's mainly all blue coloured.
<advises : I would advise you to add a little layer of other colours, like yellow, white, or black.
<comments : Overall, I really like the design. GOOD JOB!
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Posted 2/15/09 , edited 3/1/09

learning apprentice number 4 : MEMBER : anyathesix


FORM ONE : asking question :

APPRENTICE :
>I HAVE A QUESTION :
>my question >>> uhm, i don't know if this allowed or not bt can someone in here teach me on how to make a circle thingy
like this one: credit to rockman707 for the example

is it brushes?? or something else?



CREATOR :
<my username :
ceciliachang
<answer : Suzu-chan [: I'm not very good at using these graphic programs, but i think i've used something similar before. I might not be correct since i don not understand anything useful at all but just wanted you to know that I've read your help form here LOLS. Is it like the circles below in my ID CARD REQUEST example?
I know mine looks transparent but if they are the same thing it's just in the textures, at least for GIMP.

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<my username :
peaye
<answer : It might be a texture cuz i also have that circle thingy as a texture even though it looks quite diffferent. It looks something like this:


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Posted 2/28/09 , edited 2/28/09

APPRENTICE :
>I HAVE A QUESTION :

>my question >>>
i hv seen 'em alot n most of 'em r like the same quote so i tot mayb it isnt juz typing the words in fonts
is it brushes or sth? if it's realli brushes,can plz tell mi whr ter find 'em?

eg: the top part whr alot of quotes-like thing


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Fe-fe wrote:

well is it ok if i can make an avartar request


please go to The Friendship Studio to make avatar requests [:
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