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Posted 3/21/11


looool x3 it's kinda hard to say what a 'good' avii is since everyone has their own style and way of doing thinggs ;3
and ehh. I don't really think anyone here does any tuts lol x3 CR GFX Helpers has a couple, but they haven't made any in a long time 8'D
I meaan, if you asked me about a specific thing, I could make a tut for yoooh :DD
some tips eh~
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that's about it for meee ;DD lol sorry if it seems a bit harsh or anything; this is what I view as constructive criticism~ c':
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AH! Thank you thank you! LOL Your the only person who's actually helped in a way I can understand! xD I always have trouble with text and trying to make it match! :DD Thanks again! xxx
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Posted 3/21/11


lol no problem <3
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Can I show you an avii when I finish it? You don't have too of course!
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Posted 3/21/11


of course ;DD
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Posted 3/23/11
OLA.
whut font did you use for "support"? D'8
accidentally removed all of my fonts :'(


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Posted 3/23/11

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OLA.
whut font did you use for "support"? D'8
accidentally removed all of my fonts :'(




Renaissance. :DD
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Posted 3/23/11


aaa- thank u thank u 8D
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Posted 3/23/11


Okay here's some of my new avii's


I don't really like the green ones...I got lazy towards them
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Posted 3/24/11 , edited 3/24/11


i'll give you advice if you dont mind. xP
sorry if they will sound harsh xD okay here goes!

1st avatar
- Coloring/Action is a big NO, it looks too plain and dark for a cute pic
- Text effect is good, add a pattern to make it prettier. xP
- You can stack 2 or more text duplicates to give it some 3d effect or w/e you call it xP
- You copyright is blurred, if you use pixel/bitmap fonts, set the text mode to 'NONE' (see the Character panel on your PS)
- Background looks good. But try not to use PURE blue, add some hint of other colors to make it more interesting
- Try to use brushes, some splatter brushes will look good

2nd avatar
- Well since the coloring is the only difference, unlike the other one, this one is too bright! It burnz moi eyes!! D'8

3rd avatar
- Same as the first one, too dark, and whatever coloring/action you used, it doesn't even enhance the colors well
- Background is too boring to me.
- Sorry to say this but I think the text effect is bad. Try to use white strokes and a bit darker color also, the black outer glow is seriously making it worse.
- Fonts are quite good, but there's better ones.

4th
- too pink-tinted. though the brightness is better than the other ones, though a bit darker would do.

5th
- like the 1st and 3rd. the darkness doesnt fit the picture
- the gradient on the text is too showy, lower the opacity
- like i said,try not to focus only on ONE color.

6th
- better brightness than the 5th

my advice on everything,
add a border
try overlaying a pattern all over it.
use better colorings/actions
don't focus on one color, find the MAIN color and what colors look good with it
don't make graphics when you're not in the mood, especially in a depressed state
you need to improve on erasing, i can see clearly some spaces on the avatars with obvious erasing
use filters
play with text and take your time
observe different kinds of graphics from different designers and see what you can improve on.
(i actually take graphics from random groups[especially Aya Creation] and save those graphics in a folder in my computer, and when i don't have good ideas, i check that folder for inspiration.)

i hope my tips & advice helped (;
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Ahh! Thanks so much! xD I still have a long way to go! And yeah saving some avii's for inspiratition is a good idea! I totally can't make avii's on a bad day! xD LOL thanks again! Really helped! xPP
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Posted 3/24/11

Glad I could help! xD
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Posted 3/24/11 , edited 3/24/11
risa share some of ur good textures to me or else i get tsuna to break up with u lmao >;D
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lolol looks like Risa already helped yah, but I still have some tips that are DIFFERENT from that masters lmao x3
1) ON THE FIRST ONE THAT RISA SAID SHE NO LIKE~ I actually like that coloring lmao xD but I think you could add more to it. I think we just have different tastes :'DD If you choose to work with darker effects with 'cute' pictures, you should add more decor and stuff 8'DD am I explaining correctly? xD The text is definitely improving! But still a bit plain >w<;; like Risa said; more patterns. or you could stick to simpler text like in your current avii, and make the text different colors~
2) FFFFFUUUU MY EYES
3) ehh : / me no like, gomen x3 the text isn't very matching; the color of the action/psd/curves your using is not cutting it c': same with the next one, only this one is brighter. a tip: black outlines aren't the best color to use. ever x3 try to stick with a white outline by 1 or 2 px
4)ehh. I think the color effect is too green; the text isn't being affected by your coloring so it stands out too much and looks kinda weird gomen B'DD
overall, I'd say you are improving~ but some tips for all your works would be: use more textures that...erm 'interact'? more with the picture, as in brushs that cover some of the picture, or grunge. some nice examples of this 'grungy' or layering of textures would be Loli's works, or Risa's current Necro avii. The textures cover up a bit more of the picture, making it feel more 'together'. Does that make sense? :'DD and your copyright is too big. I'm assuming the font your using is 4b03 because it looks like it and most people use it xD the best size to use it and make it look clear and not blurry is 8px. the outline on your copyright to me is a bit large; try sticking to only 1 px on the outline. I usually don't even put an outline on my copyright 'cause I think fading it it would look better and wouldn't interfere with my graphic
hopefully I didn't just repeat Risa's advice and gave you some more~ sorry for the late reply any how x3 I had to finish a stupid essay and I wasn't on croll yesterday for a long time x) and as usual, don't be offended oxo I hate trashing other people's works when I know my works used to be shiz lol :3
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Posted 3/24/11
^ lmfao i told ya the 2nd avatar is too bright xD
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