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GFX TRAINING

Do you wish to better your Graphics? or Do you want to help others out?
Well you're in the right place. This is where our Moderators and members
can enter without worry to better their editing skills and give out advice to those who re still learning.

Lessons will be given out and you can do them as many times as you wish.
Or if you want advice about of piece of work you did post it here.

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Posted 2/19/16 , edited 3/9/16

WHEN TURNING IN YOUR LESSONS, PLEASE PUT WHAT PROGRAM YOU USE.

Username:
Program:
Lesson : (in spoiler)


LESSON 1






LESSON 2



LESSON 3


LESSON 4

Type of GFX: TypoGraphy
Size: 450x200
Text: Avatar Shop
Style : Play with colors, make outline and gradients (look up tutorials on deviantart.com)
Make it cute!
REMEMBER TO PUT YOUR COPYRIGHT.

TUTORIAL FOR GRADIENT (GIMP): Here
TUTORIAL FOR OUTLINE (GIMP): Here
TUTORIAL FOR GRADIENT (PS) Here
TUTORIAL FOR OUTLINE( PS) Here

EXAMPLES OF TYPO
examples found on google search





Posted 2/19/16 , edited 8/29/16
Yay finally!!
I made mine :DDD Yes already >.>
i'm a loser and i have no life. GIVE ME ADVICE!
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mine is so plain help meeeeeeeee

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Posted 2/19/16 , edited 2/19/16

prabashi wrote:

mine is so plain help meeeeeeeee


Can mods take? well um prabashi, I know your new at editing but your avi/avatars needs a lot of textures try merging like cd4 textures with your render you can get some textures at deviantart, they have nice textures and patterns that can fit your avi. Your text is also a lil simple, you can download texts from dafont if your using gimp and or photoshop . if you still need help just pm me, I can help you out. Further more you did your best hun, I can tell you tried

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Posted 2/19/16
I tried as well. Please give me advice x'D



It seems I am the first to use this render ;^)
Posted 2/19/16
I finally made one from both .jpg and .png
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Hi there sweetie, just here to give my advice c:
Sorry if i seem brutally honest, i don't mean it be mean.

Okay so your avatar is decent for a first try. I'm assuming you're using Photoshop?
1st.) your text is a bit plain, i would suggest using styles ( i can recommend some of my favorites to you if you would like.)

2nd.) I would also reccomend using PSD's or Actions to help blend your photo.
you can also use curves too c: i'm currently making a tutorial on Curves for Photoshop.



(I HOPE YOU DON'T MIND BUT I'MMA EDIT ON YOUR PICTURE.)
Feel free to steal anything 8D

Okay so, i duplicated your photo and sharpened it
(Filter > Sharpen> Sharpen), lowering the opacity to 83%

Second i added a bokeh texture on top and set the mode to screen.
and erased the excess bubble things.

I then added this Blend texture on top of the picture with the mode of Darken.


I then added another texture to help tie up the avii and complete it


finally, i added a PSD on top to blend everything together.
(I don't have the PSD.)


Sorry if you already knew all this stuff Q.Q the only thing i can really see that needs improvement in your editing is blending and experimenting with textures, PSDs and Fon't styles.
Result is over there>>
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I literally have no advice for you Blade.
Uh besides making sure your render isn't blurry.
You could try to duplicate your render then sharpening the
duplicated render and lowering the opacity to just right.
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Posted 2/19/16 , edited 2/19/16



this is really cute! @.@ it's hard to judge peoples stuff.
Anyways.

Your edit is very cute, and well thought out c: i see you blended the photo with flowers to help set the "feel" of a nature theme. But there are small things that i would like to point out. Such as, the coloring on the render seems brighter than the edges of the GFX. Second, there's the text, i believe your text should be bigger and a different font, i understand you were trying to get a nature feel to it but you could use a cursive such as Birds of Paradise or other Cursive fonts. Other than that, very good job.
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Posted 2/19/16





There's this really nifty thing that a former GFX editor taught me a long time ago. It's about where people's eyes travel, and why they travel there.It's a method people use while editing photos. This method is even used for movie posters, magazines, comic books, everything.When someone looks at a photo, they look at what is in the center or at focus of the picture.The middle space shows where you should place your objects to gain your audiences attention.Like in the picture below. ( you did well in this)


OKAY down to business. You're GFX is cute, but i believe the background doesn't match, i would use something along the lines of a red/pinkish since it's a darker type of render.( with more reds and blacks).

Second, i would make the render a tad bit larger, just enough to cover some space of the background, but to keep it in the Line method mentioned above.

Third, The text style seems off, i would suggest more gradients, and color matching.

Fourth, try to erase textures in unwanted areas. (shown in the picture below).

Other than that, the coloring is nice as well as the blending.
Good Job!

If you need any assistance, please let me know <3
Posted 2/19/16 , edited 2/19/16
i did the best i could for it
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Posted 2/20/16 , edited 2/20/16
I tried doing a texturebased-grunge style kind of edit, which i'm weak at > w<
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Posted 2/20/16 , edited 2/20/16

ADVICE/ SUGGESTION:
The photo looks kind of alright but I think you have to put the render above your textures to emphasis that the render is the subject (because the outcome seems like the render is the second to notice since it's kind of faded and the designs in the bottom are the ones noticeable at first glance.) It would also help if you use more texture and blend them together. As for the font, it would be better if you use more noticeable font or make it larger if you insist in using the font you've chosen for your photo. Here's also a guide for the bookmark size like and usual banner size of the Croll in case you're having problems


I hope this helps!
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Posted 2/20/16 , edited 2/20/16
I mostly need advice for the fonts and probably an improvement in the hue or shading? I kind of liked this new design tho (AND I MADE 5 VERSIONS whatta dork)
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