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McRebel42
Ole Miss Fan
North Mississippi Hollywood
Member since Oct 2012
11532 posts

Ok Fark Board I'm Just a Novice but Rate My Work Please

Ok Most of this is is sig work but just wanted to see what you guys thought of it and ways I could improve.

TIA




















McRebel42
Ole Miss Fan
North Mississippi Hollywood
Member since Oct 2012
11532 posts

re: Ok Fark Board I'm Just a Novice but Rate My Work Please
Oh Yeah by the way is there anyway I get some help adding this font ...




To this pic with the word "HOP" in the same location as the similar picture in the post above



Thanks


Nortizzle
UAB Fan
Posibarner™ Captain
Member since Nov 2006
23029 posts

re: Ok Fark Board I'm Just a Novice but Rate My Work Please
Need to work on keeping things proportionate when resizing.


McRebel42
Ole Miss Fan
North Mississippi Hollywood
Member since Oct 2012
11532 posts

re: Ok Fark Board I'm Just a Novice but Rate My Work Please
Yeah My biggest issuse I see myself is that but its because I just an image and fit it to at 800x300 to work on before shrinking to a 400x150 ... thanks Nort will try to keep in mine in the future


bdv1974
Georgia Fan
Liberty, South Carolinananana
Member since Nov 2011
9380 posts

re: Ok Fark Board I'm Just a Novice but Rate My Work Please
Teach a man to fish thread pinned at the top of Fark board... has a link to the place to get any font you want...

I like the ones that have the ole Miss transparent.. with what im guessing is the "grove" the one with the players.. too busy for me... but thats just me... the work itself and this is coming from a fellow rookie so take it for what its worth lol


idlewatcher
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Jan 2012
11880 posts
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re: Ok Fark Board I'm Just a Novice but Rate My Work Please
quote:

McRebel42


Need to use Drop Shadow in the worst way bro It'll make it look like it's pinned to the actual wall instead of floating in the ether.


McRebel42
Ole Miss Fan
North Mississippi Hollywood
Member since Oct 2012
11532 posts

re: Ok Fark Board I'm Just a Novice but Rate My Work Please
Yeah I hear you out because even I somewhat thought it was too busy as well ... I guess I need to pay heed to the whole "less is more" logic ... But hey thanks


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McRebel42
Ole Miss Fan
North Mississippi Hollywood
Member since Oct 2012
11532 posts

re: Ok Fark Board I'm Just a Novice but Rate My Work Please
quote:

Need to use Drop Shadow in the worst way




A) what's that

B) I assume it will shadow in behind to make it look really there & deflecting light

C) how do I use it


bdv1974
Georgia Fan
Liberty, South Carolinananana
Member since Nov 2011
9380 posts

re: Ok Fark Board I'm Just a Novice but Rate My Work Please
in Gimp its in the filters...


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RonFNSwanson
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
University of LSU
Member since Mar 2012
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re: Ok Fark Board I'm Just a Novice but Rate My Work Please
My thoughts:

You have way too much going on in all of these

Try not to make everything transparent

Like idle said, you need to add shadows to make things look like they are actually there. Not sure if gimp has a burn tool, but that is what you can use. Or just paint with 5% black.

Just keep your file at 400*150 and zoom in if you can't see.
This post was edited on 12/28 at 2:51 pm


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idlewatcher
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Jan 2012
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re: Ok Fark Board I'm Just a Novice but Rate My Work Please
Ron pretty much summed it up.

In PS, there is a separate function called Drop Shadow where you can adjust the lighting (shadow), the degree of rotation among other things. Not sure about Gimp though as I've never used it.

All it does really is give things realistic depth.


bdv1974
Georgia Fan
Liberty, South Carolinananana
Member since Nov 2011
9380 posts

re: Ok Fark Board I'm Just a Novice but Rate My Work Please
I know Gimp2 has burn, blur, all that jazz plus on the top toolbar there is a filters tab. in there is a shadow among a lot of other things..


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