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EmperorxZurg
02-09-2012, 09:12 AM
http://img.skitch.com/20111104-1kpn2a51awgef3r5dapfh9cexn.png hey there everyone! This is the official home page for the Unofficial Ubisoft Signature Design Group! Or the UUSDG for short.
the first home thread (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/5251069024/m/5611016909/p/1)
The Animus effect-
The UUSDG's beginnings (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/5251069024/m/5691095978) Basically, this thread will be for members of the Group to bounce off ideas, chat about design related subjects, and help one another to get better in the area. Also, join this group for the official UUSDG! http://forums.ubi.com/group.php?groupid=27 (http://forums.ubi.com/group.php?groupid=27) Remember that if you're in the group, you should incorporate this image:
http://img.skitch.com/20110101-dy5y9b348r1cgkcq32q35j6pua.png
LINK: http://img.skitch.com/20110101...1cgkcq32q35j6pua.png (http://img.skitch.com/20110101-dy5y9b348r1cgkcq32q35j6pua.png) into your signature for ease of everyone else to identify you. I'll update the roster for each person who joins as well.and to show that your sigs are part of the UUSDG, show:
http://img.skitch.com/20110214-ehxqf5xwpg273rcn6n98atcfpk.png
LINK: http://img.skitch.com/20110214...273rcn6n98atcfpk.png (http://img.skitch.com/20110214-ehxqf5xwpg273rcn6n98atcfpk.png) also, just as a reminder in case anyone forgets. The signature limits for this forum are under 60kb and must be, at the most, 500x150 pixels. lest your sig be replaced by:http://media.ubi.com/us/forum_images/sig-placeholder.jpg
If you want to make .PNG sigs without optimizations, please use a size of 375 px x 75 px. This the size that is A-OKAY for 60KB.If you still prefer the normal size, you can save them in either .GIF or PNG-8 image. However, soft edges (such as shadows) will be sacrificed, in replace, the edges will become rough. Picture quality may also degrade.here are the links to each request thread opened so far: signature (and avatar) request thread #3 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=5251069024&m=6561020629&r=8761076239#8761076239) AC:B Multiplayer Signature Request Thread #2 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=2361024388&m=7311035039&r=1361076239#1361076239) EndWar Signature Request Thread (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/8911019745/m/2131029319) Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Signature Request Thread (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=3291043913&m=7541023239&r=7541023239#7541023239)
The Signature Challenge:It'll be a two-in-one challenge - all connected to one another:The first one is create a typography of any kind you like - be it a comprehension (for reading), title (effects) or art (creativity).Second, using the typography, design a sig in minimalism style or clean.The size required is 500 px x 150 px or smaller, at 60KB and it can be .PNG, .GIF or .JPG.Boxed sig is okay - however, a generic box (with just a sharp black/white/colored line frame or no frames at all) is not allowed. Boxed sig will need more than a thin frame, find or design a thicker and/or creative frame that complements the whole design.Custom shaped sig is highly recommended.The aim of this challenge is to create a pleasing yet attractive design with minimal elements put in. Good luck & happy designing.
Known Members of UUSDG:
Zeejay21
SlimeDynamiteD
d1sturbedme_468
T0xicLotus
Blind2Society
Skuldpt
livfreorletmedi
triforceman5
rocketxsurgeon
sbredflag
Isaac500MonsterJunkese

resources: deviantart (http://www.deviantart.com/) (brushes, C4D's, etc; dafont.com (http://www.dafont.com/) (fonts) planet renders (mattes) (http://planetrenders.net/) obsidiandawn (http://www.obsidiandawn.com/)(brushes)Note: Please do not confuse renders as image cut-outs (stocks or otherwise); those are called mattes. Renders are drawn/generated images, mattes are cut images.Please remember.some good design links/tips:http://www.elated.com/articles...oshop-smart-objects/ (http://www.elated.com/articles/photoshop-smart-objects/)
here's the Dirty Transparency action for those with PhotoShop:http://www.mediafire.com/?r1adbgtlmn41o10 (http://www.mediafire.com/?r1adbgtlmn41o10)To install it:http://www.techzilo.com/instal...-gradients-patterns/ (http://www.techzilo.com/instal...-gradients-patterns/)More on PhotoShop Action:http://veerle-v2.duoh.com/blog..._a_photoshop_action/ (http://veerle-v2.duoh.com/blog..._a_photoshop_action/)And here's where I got the Dirty Transparency technique (as well as some other pretty cool PNG optimizations):http://www.smashingmagazine.co...mization-techniques/ (http://www.smashingmagazine.co...mization-techniques/) PHOTOSHOP USER TV (http://kelbytv.com/photoshopusertv/) PSDTUTS+ (http://psd.tutsplus.com/) GIMP TUTS (http://kelbytv.com/photoshopusertv/) GIMP KNOW HOW (http://www.youtube.com/user/GimpKnowHow) free textures (http://www.cgtextures.com/) photoshop plugin (alien skin) (http://www.alienskin.com/bokeh/index.aspx) color value definition and explanation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_value) creative mornings Designs and interviews (http://www.creativemornings.com/) Ahxakri's Signature Tutorial (http://ahxakri.deviantart.com/art/Aeon-Flux-Signature-Tutorial-198878360) lighting and shading (http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/drawing-light-and-shadows.html) how to comprehend and work with clients (http://psd.tutsplus.com/articles/inspiration/michael-bierut-clients/) Composition (Rule of Thirds) (http://features.cgsociety.org/story_custom.php?story_id=3275&page=1) Typography (http://www.smashingmagazine.com/tag/typography/) Layer masking (an alternate of cutting images) (http://photoshoptips.net/2006/07/25/layer-masks/)
Signatures 101:- Creating sigs are not just about pretty, cool & amazing images. It's about representing the person or a community.- Don't limit yourself just to create images in rectangular boxes, try custom shapes like ovals or hexagonal (use .PNG or .GIF when you saved for the web).- If text are needed, use a suitable font with the whole theme of the sig or create a compatible mix; make the text readable if you want the viewer to read by changing either it's size, proportions, placement and colors.- Always experiment with designs - don't just follow tutorials, practice and then stop there; always look for fresh ideas. And, just a reminder for everyone, while UUSDG design sigs, it concentrates more on core digital design knowledge and improves on it. We are more into giving out tips and, if able to, tutorials. This is to make people as better designers not just in skill but also in discipline. okay fellas, with the expansions date I set for myself almost here, this should be one of the final posts about it.
Happy Crafting to ya'll now!

Chronomancy
02-09-2012, 09:30 AM
First!

zeno_182
02-09-2012, 09:33 AM
2°! ;)

SlimeDynamiteD
02-09-2012, 09:41 AM
Big deal!

hehe third!

Skuld_pt
02-09-2012, 12:51 PM
WTF? Now it's a race?

Ok 4th :P

It's not a signature but still

http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lz4jioGiFm1qhxvs2o1_1280.png?AWSAccessKeyId =AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1328874589&Signature=T5Hh8LIGgI3rsUct3E9emMQzpPw%3D

Matteo90Fi
02-09-2012, 02:53 PM
so i am the 5°... or the 2°, actually? ;)

anyway, good topic, congrats you all! :cool:

persiateddy95
02-09-2012, 04:17 PM
You're probably using 10 posts per pages as to me it had only reached page 50. Plus V-Bulletin forums allow you to go beyond page 100 anyway.

SlimeDynamiteD
02-09-2012, 05:06 PM
I'm using the most posts per pages so for me it was somewhat in the 20 I believe. :P

LordWolv
02-09-2012, 08:05 PM
The new PoP embassy:

http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/659110-The-UUSDG-Signature-Request-Thread

EmperorxZurg
02-09-2012, 08:19 PM
Apparently, shade still wanted to make new threads at 100 (why, I dunno...)

But anyway, just continue as usual :p

SlimeDynamiteD
02-09-2012, 08:28 PM
It has come to my attention that there are still 2 other requests in the Request thread.
You guys should take them, otherwise they will be piled up and we will have alot of work in less time which influences the designs.

So take them why it's still relatively quiet. ;)

LordWolv
02-09-2012, 08:41 PM
I'll take one.

EmperorxZurg
02-10-2012, 07:13 AM
A new siggy I made for the last request at the AC branch:
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg703/scaled.php?server=703&filename=avvsom3.gif&res=medium

LordWolv
02-10-2012, 07:36 AM
I made this graphic for the beginning of the PoP embassy post:

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg221/scaled.php?server=221&filename=popcx.png&res=medium

EmperorxZurg
02-10-2012, 07:48 AM
Don't blur the text. If you do, put a solid base on top of it of another color-it makes it harder on the audience to view it and is viewed as tacky. You can also color the UUSDG symbol. If you want a header, make concrete boundaries like we did for the contest. Or else, no borders at all :) don't want that square. But definitely a nice concept

LordWolv
02-10-2012, 08:06 AM
How's this?

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/4060/popbr.png

SlimeDynamiteD
02-10-2012, 11:10 AM
The type you used for "Prince of Persia Embassy" is kinda off..
How about making a PoP themed background and the "Prince of Persia Embassy" in the type used for PoP.

EmperorxZurg
02-11-2012, 06:03 PM
That would make more sense to me as well. And instead of using the watermark, whic is inherently transparent, make it so that it's solid ;) were the ones using it and advertising it. So when it's a centerpiece, it doesn't need to be a watermark

LordWolv
02-11-2012, 07:10 PM
That would make more sense to me as well. And instead of using the watermark, whic is inherently transparent, make it so that it's solid ;) were the ones using it and advertising it. So when it's a centerpiece, it doesn't need to be a watermark I think it personally sorta looks better when blended in with the background, I'm not just using it because I lazily picked it up from the front page.

YaktaTsikTsik
02-12-2012, 08:26 PM
disturbed i realy need help making a sig is it possible to do so....

EmperorxZurg
02-12-2012, 10:07 PM
What do you need help with?

YaktaTsikTsik
02-12-2012, 10:21 PM
generaly making one the one i have currently is realy bad...

YaktaTsikTsik
02-12-2012, 10:29 PM
my friend said u guys made a sig so mabi u can make me one as well?

EmperorxZurg
02-13-2012, 03:47 AM
Yes, we're graphic designers ;) we have tons of tutorials on the homepage to help you, And we'd love to help you become a better graphics artist. First off though, what program do you use? Gimp, photoshop?

YaktaTsikTsik
02-13-2012, 04:27 AM
i use gimp

LordWolv
02-13-2012, 05:42 AM
Yakta, how about you post your work so far, and we can give some good points and points to improve on. It's how I came to be a decent designer today, criticism from these guys! :D

EmperorxZurg
02-13-2012, 06:25 AM
He's correct. Also, what I can tell from right now is-lose the box. Make a border using alpha channels. I'll see if I can post a video for you, and then what we'll do is give you some challenges to bolster yourself.

YaktaTsikTsik
02-13-2012, 06:43 AM
how do you post something from the desktop

YaktaTsikTsik
02-13-2012, 06:56 AM
ok

SlimeDynamiteD
02-13-2012, 07:55 AM
You can't, you'll have to upload it to www.imageshack.us or photobucket or websites like that.

YaktaTsikTsik
02-13-2012, 03:35 PM
http://imageshack.us/content_round.php?page=done&l=img856/6883/yakataa3.jpg

SlimeDynamiteD
02-13-2012, 03:42 PM
Put the link between [ IMG] and [ /IMG] (without the spaces between [ and IMG)

YaktaTsikTsik
02-13-2012, 03:52 PM
now it shows nothing

YaktaTsikTsik
02-13-2012, 03:59 PM
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/856/yakataa3.jpg/

EmperorxZurg
02-13-2012, 04:58 PM
You need to use the exact URL. Get the picture ALONE on its own window. This means there's NOTHING else on that page sve for the picture. Then copy that URL to use and click the image ****on here

YaktaTsikTsik
02-14-2012, 12:34 AM
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg856/scaled.php?server=856&filename=yakataa3.jpg&res=medium

LordWolv
02-14-2012, 06:14 AM
Whoah, mate, that's pretty good! Are you a member of the UUSDG yet!?

EmperorxZurg
02-14-2012, 06:39 AM
he hasn't asked yet D:

okay, comments: nice outline, but what's up with the obvious black corner?make it opaque, or get rid of it. The white text is also a bit hard to read. Change the font, or change the color and thickness.

It's a good PICTURE overall, but try to utilize alpha channels ;) they add another layer of depth all together

Mr_Shade
02-15-2012, 05:46 PM
Just a heads up...


The Far Cry 3 forum may get a little busier now, that a game is maybe getting released... maybe... lol

May be worth someone having a nose and see if they want any signatures doing...



oh and I will need a Far Cry 3 one v.soon ;)

SlimeDynamiteD
02-15-2012, 05:49 PM
I've been following this on Twitter...
Isn't there an embargo on saying this? xD

And can I take care of your signature? :P

Mr_Shade
02-15-2012, 07:19 PM
I've been following this on Twitter...
Isn't there an embargo on saying this? xD

And can I take care of your signature? :P
It ended today at 5pm GMT :rolleyes:


So - they have a nice shiny new Far Cry 3 game coming - in September.. [4th NA, 6th EU, 7th UK]

So I expect they will need some nice new signatures ;)


Happy to have you do mine - make it awesomesauce as always ;)

Better put Far Cry 3 and ACIII on there.. somehow ;)

SlimeDynamiteD
02-15-2012, 07:59 PM
If there's ACIII screenshots/pictures released by then, I sure will ;)

EmperorxZurg
02-16-2012, 06:06 AM
Awesome, Shade, thanks for the tip! An Ambassador will be dispatched shortly.

Slime, would you like to head the FarCry signatures?

SlimeDynamiteD
02-16-2012, 08:29 AM
I will, unless maybe Skuld or Isaac would like to lead this, as some sort of initiative,
the by all means go ahead guys ;)

LordWolv
02-16-2012, 08:33 AM
I got the PoP, so nah, two embassys might be a bit much. :p

SlimeDynamiteD
02-16-2012, 08:35 AM
Fair enough ;P

EmperorxZurg
02-17-2012, 12:28 AM
and skuld is still on hiatus XD we need someone who can stick with it and commit. If it's too much trouble, I can head it

YaktaTsikTsik
02-17-2012, 04:48 AM
kk thanks for the tips... last question where can i go to get an ac sig made?

SlimeDynamiteD
02-17-2012, 10:38 AM
By yourself? Or by us?

By yourself: Get Photoshop or GIMP and make it!

By us: The Signature Request Thread. http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/475193-Signature-(and-avatar)-Requests-Thread-3 :)

LordWolv
02-17-2012, 08:18 PM
Comments please. Ignore the purpose of it, concentrate on graphics. :p

http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/7674/theforumers.png

Skuld_pt
02-17-2012, 08:26 PM
lol, good work ;)

LordWolv
02-17-2012, 08:27 PM
If you're wondering why you're not in it I was concentrating on the BUWUWL thread. :S

EmperorxZurg
02-18-2012, 01:14 AM
concentrate on the borders more: maybe bump map or something to give them depth

LordWolv
02-18-2012, 07:02 AM
I like the blurr though.. :s

LordWolv
02-18-2012, 09:16 AM
I thought I'd redesign the PoP opening image.. what do you think?

Shadow or border?

http://img816.imageshack.us/img816/6185/princeofpersiadraft.png
http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/1873/princeofpersiadraft3.png

EmperorxZurg
02-18-2012, 10:44 AM
which ones shadow? one is borderless and the other has a small border 0_0

and the font is AutomatonCapsLightSSK

LordWolv
02-18-2012, 10:47 AM
The first one is shadowed, the second has a white curved border. Any improvements?
And thanks for the font.

EmperorxZurg
02-18-2012, 09:23 PM
I would actually make the shadowed one fade out-use alpha channels and such to make it as if it were part of the board since you don't have these outrageous limits for sigs XD

LordWolv
02-19-2012, 06:38 AM
Hm, I suppose, but last time I said that, you told me to put a border on.
xD

EmperorxZurg
02-19-2012, 06:48 AM
this is for you, Isaac:
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg267/scaled.php?server=267&filename=johnmarstonb.png&res=medium
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg267/scaled.php?server=267&filename=johnmarstonb.png&res=medium
you can trim it

SlimeDynamiteD
02-19-2012, 11:07 AM
Most definitely the one with a border,
though I'd say use this picture:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_oJpV6yalpOk/TSssRRwimqI/AAAAAAAACEs/1chQKBSPiK8/s1600/Prince-of-persia-achtergronden-prince-of-persia-wallpapers-11-game-wallpaper-prince-of-persia-warrior-within.jpg

And leave it as it is.

And on a complete different note:

I have a free copy of Dirt 3. And since I'm not into race games I can give it away for our next event, as prize.

LordWolv
02-19-2012, 01:51 PM
I used that pic, I wanted to make it quite dark and shadowy.

I have the original Mass Effect to give away if ever needed.

SlimeDynamiteD
02-19-2012, 02:06 PM
I know you used that pic, but leave it as it is.
The way you made it dark and shadowy takes the effect it's meant to have away.

The skin colours and background are too light for the Prince to be Dark and Shadowy.

LordWolv
02-20-2012, 08:28 AM
Okay, well, I've made the graphic for the upcoming PoP competition using the original pic.

AND I also have a copy of Dirt 3 now I've digged it out, so I suppose we could do one for the winner and runner up or something.

Skuld_pt
02-20-2012, 06:17 PM
Here it is as promised what I did on my livestream ;)

http://th07.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2012/051/9/7/forum_mafia___from_ubi_forum_by_skuldpt-d4qdjdt.png

zeejay21
02-22-2012, 01:49 AM
I login briefly to give an idea for a group activity:

I was watching several movie posters from the 70s and 80s and I was intrigued if UUSDG members can create a 70s retro look.

I want UUSDG members to explore the retro look and experiment with them. Google for 70s movie posters & study some retro tutorials. I haven't seen any sigs that matches the authenticity of a retro feel; most of them are a mixed of new and old or as I called it, neo-retro.

Some tips to remember in creating retro designs:

- Use textures such old papers as a blending effect to give the feel of aged look
- Use bold, funky, rounded fonts instead of generic defaults ones
- 'Wash out' (desaturate) images for a bit and add a noise effect, giving a more further enhanced aged look
- Observe old paper edges; most have folded effects and a bit of tears - apply these onto sigs to give a realistic touch
- Most titles back in the 70s and 80s don't use capital letters except at the beginning
- Observe the layout as well - the most teaching example is none other than movie posters back then

Do this activity for a week, repeatedly showcasing your works if you want to.

Hopefully by doing this, UUSDG members can upgrade their design comprehension and skill. The idea is that by understanding retro design, members can advance without forgetting on how to create and understand the old style design. This is nothing more but to strengthen the design base of UUSDG members and further pushes the understanding of the concepts of each design genre.

Good luck and have fun.

PS. I'm currently recovering from a flu and a leg injury so I'll only be here from time to time.

EmperorxZurg
02-22-2012, 05:28 AM
uh, Star wars, Jaws, and dance murder were released at this time which have NOTHING to do with this style, so I assume you mean the style of bands at the popular time (Ex: Woodstock) that fit these examples. Feel free to use them as resources, people:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_uG0V1DI0Hb0/TL9UIHwA-vI/AAAAAAAAACk/zil2PmYextE/s1600/dirty_harry_movie_poster_rolling_roadshow_2010_oll y_moss.jpg
http://members.tripod.com/~Originator_2/images3/poster4.jpg
http://www.woodstockstory.com/posters.html
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3338/3441975383_367cc57a3c_o.jpg
utilize heavy, flat colors with a usual border to everything. Colors are either bright or faded (depending on color scheme), and feel free to replace entire shapes (hair, face, etc) with flat colors as the objective of the 70;s was not detail, but contrast in color as black and white TV was being abandoned and color was instead being embraced. This era was also heightened by drugs and the surrealist movement applied with many protestors (thus the "wavy" lines one would see when under the influence) an example of neo-retro actually refers to the 40's and 50's-as seen in bioshock and other posters like this:
http://dribbble.com/system/users/29114/screenshots/165779/neo.png?1309036211
one signature you could see that has already been made in "70's " fashion is this:
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg839/scaled.php?server=839&filename=20607458.png&res=medium

LordWolv
02-24-2012, 07:37 PM
Something I cooked up because I quite like the phrase in LightRey's signature. xD

http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/1549/lightreywrong.png

LightRey
02-24-2012, 08:50 PM
Something I cooked up because I quite like the phrase in LightRey's signature. xD

http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/1549/lightreywrong.png

I'm going to use this as a stamp sometime when someone is persistent but wrong...

EmperorxZurg
02-25-2012, 03:25 AM
So is anyone taking up this new challenge? Anything new to hear from the group? Who's taking on GR expansion?

Skuld_pt
03-02-2012, 12:24 AM
I'm taking that challenge ASAP, I love retro :D but been kinda busy with school :/

Lethalla
03-02-2012, 01:49 AM
Hello again Sig designers, love your work...

Wonder if someone could please design a new Sig for me.
Looking for ACB Officer and ACR Corsair, on a background of one of the shared MP maps (ie.Venice, Rome Dusk)
Text: PS3 x-Tallycat-x XBL x TallyCat x

Thank you <333

Skuld_pt
03-02-2012, 08:58 PM
Here is my entry for the challenge :D :

https://p.twimg.com/AnAbf5XCQAEzt10.jpg:large

I won't accept any request for now cause I'mīkinda busy, sorry Lethalla, I only made the challenge 'cause I got some free time thanks to being sick. I'm sure someone else will pick it up ;)

LordWolv
03-03-2012, 07:00 AM
Hello again Sig designers, love your work...

Wonder if someone could please design a new Sig for me.
Looking for ACB Officer and ACR Corsair, on a background of one of the shared MP maps (ie.Venice, Rome Dusk)
Text: PS3 x-Tallycat-x XBL x TallyCat x

Thank you <333
Nice to see you here. ;)
I'll get started right away, and I'll tweet it you.

JumpInTheFire13
03-03-2012, 07:05 AM
He's correct. Also, what I can tell from right now is-lose the box. Make a border using alpha channels. I'll see if I can post a video for you, and then what we'll do is give you some challenges to bolster yourself.
Can you guys do the same thing for me? I was going to ask one of you if I could sort of be an "apprentice," but I wasn't sure how you'd respond.

LordWolv
03-03-2012, 07:36 AM
Lethalla Draft 1

http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/4079/lethalla.png

Any edits, ask. :)
49KB

HIBEE12
03-03-2012, 09:16 AM
Sorry I've been gone so long, will be back to making more signatures straight away ! Not to mention that I'm slightly scared by the new layout , I hope to get used to it and skuld we should do another collaboration project just to refresh my self :P

EmperorxZurg
03-04-2012, 04:12 AM
Jumpin, sure! who'd you like to be apprenticed to?

hibee, glad to see you back!

LordWolv
03-04-2012, 04:42 AM
Can you guys do the same thing for me? I was going to ask one of you if I could sort of be an "apprentice," but I wasn't sure how you'd respond.Lol not a bad idea, apprentice designers.. But yes, as disturbed said, pick who you want to be an apprentice to. :p

PluralAces
03-04-2012, 05:23 PM
are there any threads that show how to create a link in a signature, i cant seem to do it in this forum..

EmperorxZurg
03-05-2012, 01:30 AM
it's the same on all forums ._.

try using the url brackets, with the image brackets in betwixt them. I suppose that would work.

LordWolv
03-07-2012, 08:19 AM
I've been testing some sigs, and I just want to tell you what I've found, and maybe give some advice I know some of you are already using.
Because of the new forum's background colour, black colours in your signatures are going to blend in too much, so from now on I'm going to be starting to use a lot more white; which obviously won't show up on other forums but will here. I think it looks very clean. Here's something I cooked up very quickly:

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg189/scaled.php?server=189&filename=splatsig.png&res=medium

Just if any of you were wondering (obviously not talking to the founders) to test what your white signature will look like, as your image editor will also have a white background, create a new layer > send it to the back > fill it with black.

Anyway, I just want to start suggesting that when you're making borders and such to a transparent background, you should probably start using white, and the same with the UUSDG watermark. I've been noticing a lot of signatures with the UUSDG watermark to the black background have been putting little white specs in it and quite reducing the effect and quality.

LordWolv
03-09-2012, 07:49 PM
Oh, yes, and here's a signature I cooked up for LightRey in a swift two hours:

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/2919/lightrey.png

Anyone else ever get jealous of your own work? Yeah. I think I just made one of my best, ever. o.o

EmperorxZurg
03-11-2012, 07:08 AM
can someone please pull up a list of active requests? I don't get notifications for some reason now and have no idea what's been taken or not. What requests are unfulfilled?

Moultonborough
03-11-2012, 07:19 AM
From the other thread: Now that Connor can be used, can I get something with the Three(or four if it will fit) main Assassins? I don't have any real preferences other than that. Just have fun with your imagination. Thanks.

JumpInTheFire13
03-11-2012, 11:29 PM
From the other thread: Now that Connor can be used, can I get something with the Three(or four if it will fit) main Assassins? I don't have any real preferences other than that. Just have fun with your imagination. Thanks.
Do you guys mind if I take this one?
And Moultonborough, which version of Ezio would you like? I know you said you have no preferences but I'm just wondering.

SlimeDynamiteD
03-12-2012, 11:52 AM
Go ahead, and Welcome to the UUSDG ;)

Now that you're in the Group, you must incorporate this in the signatures you make:
http://img.skitch.com/20110101-dy5y9b348r1cgkcq32q35j6pua.png

Moultonborough
03-12-2012, 12:27 PM
Do you guys mind if I take this one?
And Moultonborough, which version of Ezio would you like? I know you said you have no preferences but I'm just wondering.

Disturbed is making it I think. But, if you want to make an Alterinate one so I can switch throughout the year go right ahead I don't mind. It's your choice. AC:R for Ezio works.

JumpInTheFire13
03-13-2012, 12:02 AM
I already started yesterday. I'll show you what it looks like once I finish it.

Moultonborough
03-13-2012, 12:19 AM
Alright cool, Have fun.:) And thanks.

YaktaTsikTsik
03-13-2012, 05:51 AM
ey guys i wud like to join the uusdg um i just made my friend a sig t is this one right here

YaktaTsikTsik
03-13-2012, 05:52 AM
sorry wrong one lol

YaktaTsikTsik
03-13-2012, 05:53 AM
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg19/scaled.php?server=19&filename=24284378.gif&res=medium

EmperorxZurg
03-13-2012, 06:00 AM
well, it's a good start, but to generic ;) get rid of the "rough, torn look" unless you utilize alpha channels to make it seem realistic. Also, font color needs changing from black to something more readable. then get rid of the rectangle and utilize them alpha channels! ;) Once you get concept down, it boosts the quality of your sigs tenfold!

YaktaTsikTsik
03-13-2012, 06:03 AM
um ok but how do i aply for th uusdg

YaktaTsikTsik
03-13-2012, 06:03 AM
thanks for the advice ill do that right away

EmperorxZurg
03-14-2012, 04:15 AM
there is no real sign up other than asking to join and using the watermark on your sigs :p

YaktaTsikTsik
03-14-2012, 04:22 AM
um so i wud like to join lol and where do i find the watermark

YaktaTsikTsik
03-14-2012, 04:26 AM
oh i found it lol

YaktaTsikTsik
03-14-2012, 04:43 AM
so am i in the uusdg?

Moultonborough
03-14-2012, 05:05 AM
You asked and put the watermark on, so I would guess so.

SlimeDynamiteD
03-14-2012, 09:49 AM
so am i in the uusdg?

Yes, Welcome ;)
When you create signatures post them here before handing them to the person who had request the signature,
we'll give feedback on your Signature, after that you can either hand the signature to the person who requested it, or edit the signature and then hand it in.

Don't forget to put the watermark on the signatures you make. :)

Once again, Welcome in the UUSDG.

YaktaTsikTsik
03-14-2012, 12:55 PM
this is the water mark u wanted correct http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg214/scaled.php?server=214&filename=uusdg.png&res=medium

SlimeDynamiteD
03-14-2012, 02:26 PM
Yes ;)

YaktaTsikTsik
03-15-2012, 12:23 AM
Ey guys as my first project can i tackle knight curses not to hard and just what i need to get started lol

JumpInTheFire13
03-15-2012, 02:08 AM
Hey Moultonborough, here's the signature I was making for you. Isaac and I kind of worked on it together. The quality of the images isn't as good as I had intended because the original version did not fit within the restrictions. You can use it if you want though.
http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/259/forjump.png

And, if I'm not mistaken, I think your name is spelled wrong on your signature.

YaktaTsikTsik
03-15-2012, 05:11 AM
Ey guys knightcurses sig is almost done
I am done with the sig but cant fix the quality shud i just make it from scratch
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg15/scaled.php?server=15&filename=knightcurse.gif&res=medium

YaktaTsikTsik
03-15-2012, 05:54 AM
if it is possible can somebody make me a vid toutorial about how to get rid of the little white spots please

JumpInTheFire13
03-15-2012, 06:15 AM
if it is possible can somebody make me a vid toutorial about how to get rid of the little white spots please
How did that happen in the first place? Did you use the color select tool to erase the background around Connor?

Moultonborough
03-15-2012, 07:40 AM
Hey Moultonborough, here's the signature I was making for you. Isaac and I kind of worked on it together. The quality of the images isn't as good as I had intended because the original version did not fit within the restrictions. You can use it if you want though.
http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/259/forjump.png

And, if I'm not mistaken, I think your name is spelled wrong on your signature.

I noticed. Doesn't bother me though. It actually has a few different official spellings to it, and it's not too far off one one version. Thank You.

EDIT: Do you have a link to it?

LordWolv
03-15-2012, 07:51 AM
I noticed. Doesn't bother me though. It actually has a few different official spellings to it, and it's not too far off one one version. Thank You.

EDIT: Do you have a link to it?
http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/259/forjump.png

LordWolv
03-15-2012, 08:00 AM
Which do you prefer, this one or my current signature?

http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/5445/isaac500use2.png

SlimeDynamiteD
03-15-2012, 09:07 AM
Your current.

YaktaTsikTsik
03-15-2012, 01:48 PM
How did that happen in the first place? Did you use the color select tool to erase the background around Connor?
i used the fuzzy select tol and then cleared the white box i tried to get rid of it as much as possible but this hapend

EmperorxZurg
03-15-2012, 11:18 PM
your current.

And sure, Yakta-though my first advice, DON'T use an eraser tool. Get the pen tool and outline your character. Then hit enter and youll have a selection. Then use CTROL+I to invert selection, press delete, and voila! Nothing but connor ;)

YaktaTsikTsik
03-15-2012, 11:24 PM
lol do u mean the paths tool or is there another name for it because there is no pen tool where i am lol

EmperorxZurg
03-15-2012, 11:39 PM
paths is same as pen.

JumpInTheFire13
03-16-2012, 05:16 AM
Thanks for the advice d1sturbed! This shall be useful.

YaktaTsikTsik
03-16-2012, 05:57 AM
ok this is what came out of the one i tried to do http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg28/scaled.php?server=28&filename=knightcurse.gif&res=medium

sorry if i am bieng anoying im trying to learn as much as i can

SlimeDynamiteD
03-16-2012, 04:19 PM
Alright, try using the "Blur" tooil on the edges of Connor. Also, maybe put the flag (halfly) behind connor?

EmperorxZurg
03-18-2012, 02:35 AM
did you zoom in as you outlined? Go 400x, then just go square by square. Also, why is he outside the flag? It doesn't make it more aesthetically pleasing and makes the room feel empty, so give him a background or something to pop pout of. You can also see his bottom hit the invisible line, ruining the illusion. Fix that with some believable border.

SlimeDynamiteD
03-27-2012, 11:16 AM
Finished Mr_Shade's signature:

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg521/scaled.php?server=521&filename=mrshadesignaturewebpost.png&res=medium

Sorry it took so long :x

And another Far Cry 3 themed signature:
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg4/scaled.php?server=4&filename=mrshadefarcrysignaturep.png&res=medium

EmperorxZurg
03-28-2012, 02:06 AM
woah, and you got those under the kb? awesome!

SlimeDynamiteD
03-28-2012, 10:16 AM
Yea, I believe the first one's 57 Kb and the second 48 Kb. ;)

Blind2Society
03-29-2012, 03:06 AM
Hello all, it's been a while. I have been quite busy lately and have spent most of my free time with Mass Effect and the BW boards. Hopefully I'll be back around more often.

I haven't done much work lately but I did make this one
http://i1102.photobucket.com/albums/g444/Blind2Society/BSNMESig1.png

It's pretty basic but pretty much everything about the BSN boards sucks including the sig limits (this sig actually get shrunk when adding it.

So what's new?

JumpInTheFire13
03-29-2012, 03:13 AM
Slime those sigs look awesome. How do you make the ends curved like that?

SlimeDynamiteD
03-29-2012, 10:44 AM
Blind! :D
Good to have you back mate ;)

Jump,
I first made a square using the 'select' tool, coloured it black then set my brush size to the size of the square and used half the brush to make the ends curved.
If you want I can make a couple of screenshots for you.

Blind2Society
03-29-2012, 11:10 AM
Glad to be back, can't wait to see what's new with the UUSDG. New members, requests and/or projects? Still the same ol' crappy sig rules?

Can't wait for ACIII as well, it looks incredibly awesomesauce and it mostly takes place in Bean town! The wait for an AC game is always far worse than that of any other, made all the more unbearable by the absolute epicness of this installment.

I think it's time I made myself a new sig as well. So much material to pick from though, I think this one is going to take a while.

Oh yeah, and we're going to have to have an ACIII release sig event too! Probably not for a while though huh?

SlimeDynamiteD
03-29-2012, 11:13 AM
And I'm sure it's going to be a great sig ;)

And yes, new members requests not any projects at the moment, same ol' crappy sig rules. :P

SlimeDynamiteD
03-29-2012, 09:05 PM
New Signature :)
Please comment/criticize ^^

sorry for double post.

JumpInTheFire13
03-29-2012, 10:54 PM
New Signature :)
Please comment/criticize ^^

sorry for double post.
Love it. And I think I know what you meant, but some screenshots would be helpful.

SlimeDynamiteD
03-29-2012, 10:58 PM
I'm glad you like it ;)
And I will take some screenshots for you.
They'll be posted by either sunday or monday I think, got to work the whole weekend.

JumpInTheFire13
03-29-2012, 11:12 PM
I'm glad you like it ;)
And I will take some screenshots for you.
They'll be posted by either sunday or monday I think, got to work the whole weekend.
I think I actually figured it out. Sorta like this?
http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/6474/asdffdsa.png

Blind2Society
03-30-2012, 12:04 AM
I think you do. That is just a rough draft though right? ; )

Do you use PS or Gimp?

JumpInTheFire13
03-30-2012, 12:54 AM
Yes, it most definitely is.
Gimp.

EmperorxZurg
03-30-2012, 03:01 AM
we all seem to be GIMP users except for Isaac and Zeejay XD

oh, so I forgot to upload my new mass effect themed sig: (I'm a mass effect nerd. It's the focus for my art semester, my collegiate English essay as I prepare for my major, my ringtone, my wallpaper, my room theme....and it's been like this since Mass effect 1 XD)
thoughts/criticism?
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg36/scaled.php?server=36&filename=n7sig.gif&res=medium

EmperorxZurg
03-30-2012, 03:11 AM
....*ahem* so, it's come to my attention that Zeejay has resigned and is no longer affiliate with the group. So, as of now, there are only two co-founders-though some discussions will be held amongst us soon to clarify this and a structure of the group's rules.
Although it's not official, I will be talking with Slime about interviews for a new co-leader for a tricameral form of government amongst us (not saying it will happen, just what I will be discussing). So, although Zeejay is no longer part of the group, he is welcome to take requests as he is a freelancer-so no need to tell him to get lost (Though he DID sort of leave without ever telling anyone...). Based on his usual activity though, I can deem it safe to assume that he won't be online to take requests anyway XD he gets offline a lot....anyway, happy forging and some new events will soon show up!

Blind2Society
03-30-2012, 03:42 AM
Hey there disturbed how's it?

What's all this zeejay leaving rukus?

@jump, you can always use select rounded rectangle. Disturbed can tell you all about it ; )

EmperorxZurg
03-30-2012, 04:09 AM
well-there were some schisms, some "power hunger," complaints that wouldn't be addressed, etc; really, it just came to the point where he wasn't helping lead-but still wanted to say he was in charge of us (sorta forgot the equal, co-soveriegn power rule). So in the middle of us delegating how we can fix this and compromises so he wouldn't feel like we were ganging up on him....he quit. Now, don't take this as a personal attack on him, but he just didn't want to talk or discuss any matters. So he quit, instead of talking them out. However, we wish him the best of luck in whatever he decides to do, and I guess we'll just continue on as we have before

SlimeDynamiteD
03-30-2012, 06:24 AM
Thank you Disturbed for informing the group since this happened while I was asleep, it saddens me that things worked out this way and we that we had to let one of our co-founders go.
Zeejay will not be forgotten and he will always be one if the 4 founders of this Group.

Jump, your draft looks good ;)
The next thing you want to do is the shading and highlighting in your sigmature.

kuqidejilala
03-30-2012, 06:27 AM
Tragedy! I don't know you're talking about, even if want to understand, but the language, depressed.

LordWolv
03-30-2012, 07:24 AM
we all seem to be GIMP users except for Isaac and Zeejay XD

I use GIMP most of the time, just sometimes glitch my school system when I need some PS unique effects. xD

I second all the goodbye's on zeejay's part, I will remember you as an inspiration and teacher in my early days as a designer. Thank you.

EmperorxZurg
03-30-2012, 07:47 AM
heyyy-is anyone going to critique my mass effect sig at all? ?_?

Blind2Society
03-30-2012, 12:46 PM
The sig isn't symmetrical, meaning, the rectangles on either side aren't the same distances and sizes. Also I think you should separate the reds and blues rather than mixing them. Other than that it looks good.

EmperorxZurg
03-31-2012, 12:00 AM
Might I inquire as to what red and blues should I separate? I purposefully put the red logo with a blue bg so it would pop out more...or are you talking about the name plate?

Blind2Society
03-31-2012, 02:27 AM
Both. The mixing of blue and red give it kind of a cartoony look that doesn't really fit ME.

Now that I look again, the nameplate may be fine if the sides were changed.

So what do you think of my ME sig? Kind of basic I know. ; )

EmperorxZurg
03-31-2012, 03:24 AM
what color should it be? it looks cheesy with the same colors...-I sort of modeled it after the title screen actually XD

As for yours, I like the blending of the name. The rest looks....generic....

EmperorxZurg
03-31-2012, 03:36 AM
I would also like to stipulate the need of an ambassador for the Far Cry 3 forums...come on people

Blind2Society
03-31-2012, 05:18 AM
I was thinking a textured neutral color BG behind the paragon/renegade symbols. Or even a space background of some sort. The blue and red just seems too spider man, marvel comics like, not really fitting of ME in my opinion.

As for mine, yeah, I know it's pretty generic but aesthetically I like it. The name is really all I did unique with it. I just took a space BG slapped the logo and a Shepard Reckoning armor matte on there and slapped a border on it. Oh I do like the layer mode I chose for the paragon symbol, it worked out well with the BG. Overall though, yeah, very generic. It took me about 10 mins ; )

LordWolv
03-31-2012, 05:42 AM
Late as I am, welcome back blind. :p

Blind2Society
03-31-2012, 07:06 AM
Thank you sir. Glad to be back. What's new?

EmperorxZurg
03-31-2012, 07:59 AM
hmmmm, what if I made the colors more subtle-maybe overlaying the background? Cause I actually DO have a space bg in those squares XD I'll see what it looks like if I make the colors keep there, but blend more-just as a v2 to see my options

Blind2Society
03-31-2012, 08:25 AM
I actually noticed that and I think that's what gave me the idea. The top rectangles on the left seem to have a space background and they look good. Maybe what you need to do is add some texture or effect to the symbols, maybe make them seem like colored metal. I don't really know for sure but as I said before, they come across as somewhat cartoony.

LordWolv
03-31-2012, 10:15 AM
What are we commenting on..? xP

Blind2Society
03-31-2012, 10:33 AM
disturbed's ME sig on page a couple pages back.

SlimeDynamiteD
03-31-2012, 05:47 PM
Blind, do you have Twitter, Skype, Msn or Facebook? Need to talk to you ;)
If not, I'll PM you. ^^

JumpInTheFire13
03-31-2012, 05:59 PM
Thank you Disturbed for informing the group since this happened while I was asleep, it saddens me that things worked out this way and we that we had to let one of our co-founders go.
Zeejay will not be forgotten and he will always be one if the 4 founders of this Group.

Jump, your draft looks good ;)
The next thing you want to do is the shading and highlighting in your sigmature.
How would you recommend I do that?

And, if you don't mind me asking, who was the fourth founder?

SlimeDynamiteD
03-31-2012, 06:29 PM
sbredflag was originally the 4th Founder, but when the Group was created we've never heared of him anymore.
So his title is more of an honorary title than one that implies leadership.

I'm using Photoshop, it's different from GIMP. So I advice you to ask a GIMP user on highlighting and shadowing your signatures.
Try Isaac or Disturbed ;)

JumpInTheFire13
03-31-2012, 07:21 PM
sbredflag was originally the 4th Founder, but when the Group was created we've never heared of him anymore.
So his title is more of an honorary title than one that implies leadership.

I'm using Photoshop, it's different from GIMP. So I advice you to ask a GIMP user on highlighting and shadowing your signatures.
Try Isaac or Disturbed ;)
Thanks. What do you guys think of this?
http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/7982/unchartedsig.png

It's not even close to the quality of the sigs that you guys make, but I'm still trying my best. Tips/help/pointers/criticism are glady welcomed.

LordWolv
03-31-2012, 08:39 PM
UUSDG: Signature Showcase (Promotional Video)
The idea of this is concentrating on embassys and people who haven't come across the UUSDG before. I was thinking that so far in our branches we have been typing out information and giving signature examples, and this has been attracting attention, but I think a video is a lot more appealing and interesting. So I made this to give examples and information, with a general aim of blowing away the audience with our complexity and skill displayed in the vid. Unless someone makes better I would suggest using it when talking to new members and launching embassys. ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75zSMoJOO7M&feature=youtube_gdata

Skuld_pt
03-31-2012, 08:43 PM
UUSDG: Signature Showcase (Promotional Video)
The idea of this is concentrating on embassys and people who haven't come across the UUSDG before. I was thinking that so far in our branches we have been typing out information and giving signature examples, and this has been attracting attention, but I think a video is a lot more appealing and interesting. So I made this to give examples and information, with a general aim of blowing away the audience with our complexity and skill displayed in the vid. Unless someone makes better I would suggest using it when talking to new members and launching embassys. ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75zSMoJOO7M&feature=youtube_gdata

Isaac that looks awesome :)

EmperorxZurg
03-31-2012, 11:17 PM
good concept, yes-however the video could use some better execution. Perhaps we can try some stuff together-I know my Final Cut could at least enhance what you have now. Also, as it would be for embassies, we shouldn't use the AC bg and songs, it needs to be more general

also: here's a completely designed v2 for my sig: comments?
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg43/scaled.php?server=43&filename=masseffectv3.gif&res=medium

Blind2Society
04-01-2012, 12:31 AM
@slime: Yeah, I have twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/Blind2Society) and facebook (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1514872138). I just started using twitter and I rarely ever visit facebook.

@isaac: a video is a great idea

@disturbed: That looks cool, I love the shape. Maybe put the text outside the sig?

EmperorxZurg
04-01-2012, 12:41 AM
followed you on twitter :D

hmmm...outside the plate...that would boost the b limit....but maybe I can find some kind of name plate to incorporate into the master shape

Blind2Society
04-01-2012, 12:55 AM
Ahhhhh, the infamous kb limit, forgot about that. I can't believe they didn't fix that with the new forums.


Is twitter messed up for you? When I go to @masseffect I can't see their tweets. If I sign out I can. Seems all mucked up.

EmperorxZurg
04-01-2012, 02:07 AM
strange, I can see them...

LordWolv
04-01-2012, 02:30 AM
good concept, yes-however the video could use some better execution. Perhaps we can try some stuff together-I know my Final Cut could at least enhance what you have now. Also, as it would be for embassies, we shouldn't use the AC bg and songs, it needs to be more general

also: here's a completely designed v2 for my sig: comments?
That could be interesting. ;)

LordWolv
04-01-2012, 02:33 AM
Thanks. What do you guys think of this?
http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/7982/unchartedsig.png

It's not even close to the quality of the sigs that you guys make, but I'm still trying my best. Tips/help/pointers/criticism are glady welcomed.
I like it, you're getting better! But that's called a cookie-cutter sig.Your character in it has been cut off and it really lessens the quality of your signature. If you moved him over to the side, within the borders, so that the bottom of him was resting on the black line it would give the effect of him standing and the border cutting him off. Cookie-cutting can work on any of the 4 sides.

LordWolv
04-01-2012, 02:39 AM
also: here's a completely designed v2 for my sig: comments?
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg43/scaled.php?server=43&filename=masseffectv3.gif&res=medium
Nice, the shape is very Mass Effect-y.
But one thing is sticking out, the text isn't centred in the middle, and I know it's because of shepard but I think it would look so much better if you nudged him along a bit because the text is more attention grabbing.

Blind2Society
04-01-2012, 03:27 AM
Ah it seems twitter is aware of it.
"Bug Alert:

Some users are not currently able to see all Tweets posted within the past week from accounts they follow. These Tweets might still show up in third party applications or in your Mentions tab.

This is a bug, and our engineers are hard at work to solve this issue. "

Thank god because there is simply no solid way to talk to support. I hate places where you can't talk to a human.

Put a tube vid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Unh55a4zv5Y&context=C449aed1ADvjVQa1PpcFMTriowq1696cpgMhjqHuVB waGCPrxZ9kE=) up showing my issues

Blind2Society
04-01-2012, 04:23 AM
Any of you play ME3 MP on PC with Origin?

EmperorxZurg
04-01-2012, 04:52 AM
sorry, I'm an xbox :p

SlimeDynamiteD
04-01-2012, 05:17 PM
Thanks. What do you guys think of this?
http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/7982/unchartedsig.png


It's not even close to the quality of the sigs that you guys make, but I'm still trying my best. Tips/help/pointers/criticism are glady welcomed.

It's great! A good start, certainly better than when I first started :P
Looks promising ;) Keep it up ^^

JumpInTheFire13
04-01-2012, 06:03 PM
I like it, you're getting better! But that's called a cookie-cutter sig.Your character in it has been cut off and it really lessens the quality of your signature. If you moved him over to the side, within the borders, so that the bottom of him was resting on the black line it would give the effect of him standing and the border cutting him off. Cookie-cutting can work on any of the 4 sides.


It's great! A good start, certainly better than when I first started :P
Looks promising ;) Keep it up ^^
Thanks! It means a lot :)
Isaac, do you mean something like this?
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-5D8OTzJeaFY/T3c2Mq3q7wI/AAAAAAAAAsw/H5I1_o7-Y54/s825/signature_Jexx.png
*Edit* That sig was made by Skuld_pt, it definitely isn't mine.

EmperorxZurg
04-01-2012, 07:35 PM
that's what he means ;) see how the characters look like they're part of the picture and are popping out of the border? Whereas in yours, he gets randomly cut off by the invisible line. This destroys the "immersion factor" as spatial sense is disrupted

Blind2Society
04-01-2012, 11:00 PM
For some reason I actually like him outside the sig in that one. Yeah, I know cutting them off at the legs like that is taboo but it gives a kind of cool perspective if you get what I mean. Then again, I would have to see him inside to see if it still has the look.

Add some texture or effects to the text and border and I think you're good jump.

Oh, and by the way, I absolutely F'in love the sig you're using jump. Extremely simple but one of my favorite sigs I've seen. You should fix the color of Connor though, he's too blue for the rest of the sig ; )

JumpInTheFire13
04-01-2012, 11:00 PM
What do you think of these?
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg571/scaled.php?server=571&filename=unchartedsigmarkii.png&res=medium

http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/7788/batmannateeziojohnsig.png

Blind2Society
04-01-2012, 11:08 PM
This time you do need to keep Bman inside the border especially on the top (need to shrink him a bit). I love the background you used, I like that effect, I've used it in the past. What's it called? Cubism I think.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/32/acbmultiplayer.gif/love that effect, surprised I haven't used it more.


uuuummmmm, what's up with posting images with this new forum format?

JumpInTheFire13
04-02-2012, 12:17 AM
This time you do need to keep Bman inside the border especially on the top (need to shrink him a bit). I love the background you used, I like that effect, I've used it in the past. What's it called? Cubism I think.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/32/acbmultiplayer.gif/love that effect, surprised I haven't used it more.


uuuummmmm, what's up with posting images with this new forum format?
Copy the image URL, then when you're posting a message the symbol third from the right says "Insert Image." It's pretty self explanatory from there

Blind2Society
04-02-2012, 12:28 AM
http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/5566/acbmultiplayer.gif

Huh, tried that in my last post and it didn't work.

JumpInTheFire13
04-02-2012, 01:42 AM
Oh, and by the way, I absolutely F'in love the sig you're using jump. Extremely simple but one of my favorite sigs I've seen. You should fix the color of Connor though, he's too blue for the rest of the sig ; )
Thanks!!!!!!
I really like the sig you made. The ID card is a cool idea. And cubism FTW!
Add me on PSN if you want, my name on there is JumpInTheFire13 as well. Just tell me who you are in the message so I know it's you. :)

Blind2Society
04-02-2012, 01:49 AM
I'm Blind2Society pretty much everywhere, you can't miss me. I don't do much online with my ps3 of late but I'll add ya none the less. A few months back I got some extra RAM a graphics card and a terabyte HDD so I've been PC gaming of late.

EmperorxZurg
04-02-2012, 06:33 AM
so, any advice on my next version? :D
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg814/scaled.php?server=814&filename=masseffectsigv4.gif&res=medium

LordWolv
04-02-2012, 08:37 AM
so, any advice on my next version? :D
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg814/scaled.php?server=814&filename=masseffectsigv4.gif&res=medium
Better! Love it :D

SlimeDynamiteD
04-02-2012, 11:04 AM
It's way better Disturbed, my advice for your next version would be: Try to make the borders look like real silver.
Now they're grayish, try to make them like as if they're shiny silver :)

SlimeDynamiteD
04-02-2012, 11:14 PM
Apologies for the double post.

But here are two Signatures I'm working on for practice:

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg85/scaled.php?server=85&filename=collagesignaturecopy.png&res=medium

And:

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg706/scaled.php?server=706&filename=altairsignaturecopy.png&res=medium

I know the first one has Isaac's name on it, that's just an example.

KillGhast
04-02-2012, 11:51 PM
Replying because SlimeDynamiteD invited me here. Don't have to much work to show you guys since I deleted ALL of my photoshop stuff. I actually started making signatures, etc. at the age of 16-17. I'm now 22 and I have recently started to design again after a break from 2-3 years, my first piece in my collection is the one I have now.

JumpInTheFire13
04-03-2012, 12:31 AM
Apologies for the double post.

But here are two Signatures I'm working on for practice:

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg85/scaled.php?server=85&filename=collagesignaturecopy.png&res=medium

And:

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg706/scaled.php?server=706&filename=altairsignaturecopy.png&res=medium

I know the first one has Isaac's name on it, that's just an example.
They're both awesome, but the second one is just... Wow. It's so 3D.

Blind2Society
04-03-2012, 02:52 AM
KillGhast, if slime invited you then you're in! Check out the first page of this thread for details on the group. Welcome:)

LordWolv
04-03-2012, 05:37 AM
Apologies for the double post.

But here are two Signatures I'm working on for practice:

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg85/scaled.php?server=85&filename=collagesignaturecopy.png&res=medium

And:

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg706/scaled.php?server=706&filename=altairsignaturecopy.png&res=medium

I know the first one has Isaac's name on it, that's just an example.
Amazing, especially the second. No offence but I didn't know you were capable of that, nice to be proven wrong though. xD

LordWolv
04-03-2012, 05:42 AM
Replying because SlimeDynamiteD invited me here. Don't have to much work to show you guys since I deleted ALL of my photoshop stuff. I actually started making signatures, etc. at the age of 16-17. I'm now 22 and I have recently started to design again after a break from 2-3 years, my first piece in my collection is the one I have now.
Hey, welcome. Will you be joining the UUSDG?

Anyway, your current signature, good. But of course, I say this to a lot of new UUSDG members, you need to work with vectors & transparency. You clearly have the knowledge and potential but you'll never get massively noticed without integrating shapes, as Slime has on the same page up a bit.

JumpInTheFire13
04-03-2012, 06:29 AM
How's this one?
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg707/scaled.php?server=707&filename=nateandnavarrosig.png&res=medium

LordWolv
04-03-2012, 06:56 AM
How's this one?
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg707/scaled.php?server=707&filename=nateandnavarrosig.png&res=medium
You're really good Jump, better than when I started out. :p

I'm glad to see you've eliminated your cookie-cutter effect, and I like how you've made the guns stick out the borders. Adds good effect.

Two things for improvement. The first is on the far left there's an extra box, I don't see the point of that, care to explain if you have to, I think it would look better if it wasn't there. And the style you've used for your text isn't very readable, it should stand out more.

I'll challenge you for your next signature I think:
It's great you've adventured into borders and transparency, but next you need to use more shapes than just rectangles. I'm pretty sure I haven't seen one of yours using even a curved point rectangle (seen in mine). So my challenge is for your next sig use more shapes. ;)

EmperorxZurg
04-03-2012, 07:17 AM
I like the box-it gives more depth to Nathan's gun. However, the colors are conflicting. You need something that doesn't clash so much. I could barely read the name because of the colors XD BUt other than the color issue-I like it a lot!

@Slime: hmmmm....true-I never tried making real silver before. I usually just did gradient and then left it XD

LordWolv
04-03-2012, 08:45 AM
Okay, I know this is awful, can someone point me in the right direction. ;)
I've been messing around with what your vision does when bits are removed etc, much like disturbed, and tried 'shards'. I know it's been done before but it's new for me.

So, I know this is awful, but it's my first ever work with the shards, not sure if I've done it the most obvious and effective way. Can I have some improvement pointers and such.

http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/4433/isaac500.png

I know it's not in the restrictions, thanks. :p

KillGhast
04-03-2012, 10:13 AM
Changed my sig a bit, better?
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/8303/acspecial.png

Chronomancy
04-03-2012, 10:16 AM
Changed my sig a bit, better?
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/8303/acspecial.png

I know i'm not a member and all but dude that signature looks awesome.

SlimeDynamiteD
04-03-2012, 10:30 AM
Changed my sig a bit, better?
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/8303/acspecial.png

It's alot better ;) I like your style, kinda darkish.
For the next time, try something different than the square box. :)

KillGhast
04-03-2012, 10:38 AM
Adjusted the bottom right corner, also made it more roundish :P
Thanks for the comments guys!

SlimeDynamiteD
04-03-2012, 10:43 AM
What programm are you using?
Photoshop? GIMP?

KillGhast
04-03-2012, 10:45 AM
Using photoshop, never changed since... Everything in my signature is made by myself, except for the Connor picture :p

LordWolv
04-03-2012, 10:48 AM
Signature restrictions KillGhast. I know it's annoying, but the maximum physical size is 500 x 150 pixels and maximum size 60KB. You will get warnings if you don't heed, annoying, yes.

SlimeDynamiteD
04-03-2012, 10:48 AM
Nice ;)
I'm using Photoshop as well :P

KillGhast
04-03-2012, 11:01 AM
Updated my signature to the "normal" version.

SlimeDynamiteD
04-03-2012, 11:05 AM
I think it's better, it's a lot cleaner.
You should work with the Bevel & Emboss effect in Photoshop, adds some highlight and shadowing.
Also, try working with Shadows. :)

Makes your signature have a more realistic look.

KillGhast
04-03-2012, 11:14 AM
my signature is still above 60kb, and I need to save it as .PNG because it's transparant background, any tips on how to reduce kb without losing quality?

SlimeDynamiteD
04-03-2012, 11:22 AM
Yes, when you have the .PNG file, open Photoshop, Go to Image -> Adjustments -> Posterize -> Level 40, resave it as .PNG file.
That way the filesize will be decreased with minimum quality loss. ;)

KillGhast
04-03-2012, 11:53 AM
Yes, when you have the .PNG file, open Photoshop, Go to Image -> Adjustments -> Posterize -> Level 40, resave it as .PNG file.
That way the filesize will be decreased with minimum quality loss. ;)

THanks for the tip bro, adjusted my signature, made is bit smaller and added a glass/mirror effect at bottom to add a little touch.

LordWolv
04-03-2012, 11:59 AM
You should try making a 500 x 150 signature next, it will look much better.

SlimeDynamiteD
04-03-2012, 11:59 AM
You're welcome, the effect at the bottom looks good ;)

KillGhast
04-03-2012, 03:53 PM
Another sig just made, nothing to do with games but just wanted to show it.
http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/8124/jaredletocopy.jpg

Skuld_pt
04-03-2012, 04:56 PM
First of all I want to say welcome to all the new members :)

JumpInTheFire13 Nice works you're making, in my opinion they are very good, and yes, you should play a bit more with the borders, gradient, textures and effects. Keep up the good work ;)

KillGhast I like you're style, seems to be very dark but simple.

Slime Those two signatures you made, I'm impressed with the 2nd :)


To everyone, what happened to our forum? I'm still making it's template :p But no one said anything else about it.

JumpInTheFire13
04-03-2012, 11:06 PM
You're really good Jump, better than when I started out. :p

I'm glad to see you've eliminated your cookie-cutter effect, and I like how you've made the guns stick out the borders. Adds good effect.

Two things for improvement. The first is on the far left there's an extra box, I don't see the point of that, care to explain if you have to, I think it would look better if it wasn't there. And the style you've used for your text isn't very readable, it should stand out more.

I'll challenge you for your next signature I think:
It's great you've adventured into borders and transparency, but next you need to use more shapes than just rectangles. I'm pretty sure I haven't seen one of yours using even a curved point rectangle (seen in mine). So my challenge is for your next sig use more shapes. ;)
Thanks to everybody for the compliments. I would never be this good without all your help, and there's still a TON of room for improvement.
I only realized that the text is quite unreadable after I posted it. And the extra box looked okay at first because the only character was Nathan, but then I added Navarro on the other side and it didn't look as good. Do you have any advice for making shaped borders?
I'm working on another one right now.

LordWolv
04-04-2012, 05:55 AM
I could make you a video, Jump - You use GIMP right?

Skuld_pt
04-04-2012, 10:59 PM
Thanks to everybody for the compliments. I would never be this good without all your help, and there's still a TON of room for improvement.
I only realized that the text is quite unreadable after I posted it. And the extra box looked okay at first because the only character was Nathan, but then I added Navarro on the other side and it didn't look as good. Do you have any advice for making shaped borders?
I'm working on another one right now.

For the borders I always use Inkscape, Inkscape is a free software, in the same way GIMP "replaces" Photoshop, Inkscape "replaces" Illustrator (the word 'replaces' is between quotation marks because those free programs will never replace the adobe ones, they're good but, you know :p). In this program you use scalable vector graphics (or .svg) the big difference between a regular image format like .png and .svg is that you can zoom in or zoom out with no quality loss. If you need any help just PM me ;) I'll gladly help you.

My new signature, what do you think?

HQ:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-n4BIr9Zy8xU/T3zEpAdkCwI/AAAAAAAAAts/uDWY1qtYkyM/s800/My_siggyHQ.png

LQ:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KLk2Ek8MeVg/T3zEpDRmrbI/AAAAAAAAAto/FJBhixW57PI/s500/My_siggy.png

and this version, not sure which one is better :p opinions?

HQ:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-1Jssw_dJZSc/T3zGVozqLXI/AAAAAAAAAuU/xIysc-DR-Wg/s800/My_sigc.png

LQ:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-3Pe4O0gevU8/T3zGVba7UqI/AAAAAAAAAuQ/WkzDyVUNK9o/s500/My_sigcl.png

KillGhast
04-04-2012, 11:13 PM
Looks fine, maybe try B&W ?

JumpInTheFire13
04-05-2012, 01:33 AM
I could make you a video, Jump - You use GIMP right?
Yep!

KillGhast
04-05-2012, 01:37 AM
Another one I've made, has a more realistic look to it.
http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/1558/ghostreconcopy.png

EmperorxZurg
04-05-2012, 04:59 AM
it's nice, but you went back to the square ;) utilize new vectors-get into that alpha channel. It doesn't have to be a .png, you can do .gif if size restrictions are that bad

Skul, I like it! The monochromatic nature of it is nice :clap:!

so, I know this isn't a sig, but I'd like some feedback on my pyrography: what do you guys think?
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg152/scaled.php?server=152&filename=photodss.jpg&res=medium

YaktaTsikTsik
04-05-2012, 05:23 AM
Guys i am so sorry that i have been away for so long persinal reasons but i did the sig http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg32/scaled.php?server=32&filename=knightcurse.png&res=medium

YaktaTsikTsik
04-05-2012, 05:28 AM
the pic is so hq on immage shack

LordWolv
04-05-2012, 08:53 AM
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg152/scaled.php?server=152&filename=photodss.jpg&res=medium
Amazing! How did you do this?

SlimeDynamiteD
04-05-2012, 10:35 AM
My Advice for both YaktaTsikTisk and KillGhast:
Guys, try to get rid of the Square box, in the UUSDG we want to create unique signatures.
Unique signatures with custom shapes, not the 'regular' square boxes.

For examples look at the signatures of Disturbed, Skuldpt, Isaac500 or me.

;)

Skuldpt
Nice Signature Ana ;) I like the second one better! :)
My advice to you is: Try to work with Shadows and Highlights, it adds another dimension to your signature! :)

Disturbed
I don't know much about Pyrography, but it looks cool! :P

Skuld_pt
04-05-2012, 11:49 AM
YaktaTsikTisk and KillGhast They look nice, but as Slime said try to get rid of the square boxes, as I said to JumpInTheFire13 try to use vectors. In my opinion they are easier to work with, including irregular shapes because of the bezier tool.

Slime Thanks, I like the second one better too. I'll use that advice ;)

Disturbed Looks awesome :D

Blind2Society
04-05-2012, 08:31 PM
Odd, I like the first one better, maybe I'm just weird.

JumpInTheFire13
04-05-2012, 11:57 PM
Starting to use somewhat non-rectangular shapes.
http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/9350/infamous2sig.png

YaktaTsikTsik
04-06-2012, 05:54 AM
how do you make irreguler images on gimp

Blind2Society
04-06-2012, 02:55 PM
@jump, Like the sig and the shape. Definitely a step in the right direction. The image you used of Cole is very grainy though I guess you may have done this on purpose. I still say you add some shape/depth and/or texture to your text and borders. You can also mess around with lights and shadows to spice it up a bit. Here is a tutorial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVVlItASBoM) for Gimp that I think you should have a look at. Links for the scripts and such are in the description

@yakta, There are many ways to go about making different shapes. One way it to just create them using the paths tool. You can also start with a basic shape like a rectangle and subtract from it using different shape tools or the paths tool. You can also just combine different shapes to come up with something new. There is also the rounded rectangle which is found under the select tab.

EmperorxZurg
04-06-2012, 09:13 PM
thanks :D Isaac, I used pyrography for this. Basically, I drew the image in pencil (just contours, no shading), then got my burn tool (link: ) and burned in the contours, creating high contrast, then for shading, you just lie the pen on its side and go in rows to shade in, or make quick "feather" marks to do stuff like what I did for his upper lip :p this was actually my first pyrography and I winged it, but I think I may be doing more

as for Jumpin, nice! definitely a step in the right direction. Try giving the border some depth now, use the bump map filter and maybe an inner shadow to show depth between the "frame" and the actual picture ;)

Cpt_Yanni
04-07-2012, 03:10 PM
Showing off my new signature, it's not that special but sometimes simple things tell more...

http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/2664/aciiifull.gif

All feedback is welcome ;). (I had to make it smaller in my signature due to the restrictions of this forum (max. 60 kb)).

TheHowlerrr
04-07-2012, 11:51 PM
Any chance I could join?

It'd be nice to have somewhere to get input on my work, and that apprenticeship idea sounds cool :P

EmperorxZurg
04-08-2012, 03:32 AM
anyone is welcome to join! :) if you want an apprentice ship, just ask whoever you'd like to be apprenticed to

Akaskas
04-08-2012, 05:10 AM
Can someone tell me how to request a signature? I'm confused :3.

YaktaTsikTsik
04-08-2012, 06:16 AM
go on this thread and make a request :) http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/475193-Signature-%28and-avatar%29-Requests-Thread-3? the as soon as we are done with all the projects that came first we will cater to your requests just be as explanitory as possible when you make a request

LordWolv
04-08-2012, 07:49 AM
Cpt_Yanni, the next step or you is obviously to start integrating shapes. You have basic knowledge of GIF animation which is great, but if you want to improve shapes is the answer.

LordWolv
04-08-2012, 07:50 AM
thanks :D Isaac, I used pyrography for this. Basically, I drew the image in pencil (just contours, no shading), then got my burn tool (link: ) and burned in the contours, creating high contrast, then for shading, you just lie the pen on its side and go in rows to shade in, or make quick "feather" marks to do stuff like what I did for his upper lip :p this was actually my first pyrography and I winged it, but I think I may be doing more
Nice!
I'll look into it, might be quite fun; never even heard of it before this.

TheHowlerrr
04-08-2012, 08:04 AM
Cool, can people give me some criticisism on my sig please?

And should I ask them over pm, or just on here?

jmk1999
04-08-2012, 08:14 AM
Cool, can people give me some criticisism on my sig please?

And should I ask them over pm, or just on here?

yeah, drop it to 60 kb... it's still at about 75 or so. this is mostly due to the transparent png.

TheHowlerrr
04-08-2012, 08:17 AM
Photoshop lied -.-

I swear it keeps sayin they're under 60, then they're not. And can I just ask, why is the limit 60kb?

jmk1999
04-08-2012, 08:21 AM
it's primarily for loading times and minimal scrolling. since this is really just a chat/text forum, signatures and avatars are nothing more than identifiers. in order to help maintain the speed of the forum for all members (yes, some are still on dial-up), we have to keep a strict rule on avatar and signature guidelines. within reason, we sometimes will overlook it if they're close, but considering there's people here who volunteer to make them, as well as strict guidelines already set, there should be no excuse for large or incorrectly sized signatures and avatars.

TheHowlerrr
04-08-2012, 08:24 AM
Fair play. I'll sort it out next time I can get on my laptop

jmk1999
04-08-2012, 09:00 AM
cool. thanks. :)

TheHowlerrr
04-08-2012, 09:20 AM
Awesome. Found this this that drops it to 26kb with almost no quality loss. WIN! :o


And in case people don't find it before, some criticism on my sig please :)

SlimeDynamiteD
04-08-2012, 10:29 AM
Photoshop lied -.-

I swear it keeps sayin they're under 60, then they're not. And can I just ask, why is the limit 60kb?

Hey Howler,

First of all: Welcome to the UUSDG. On the first page there's a picture of our Watermark, when you make signatures (since you're part of the group now) you mustincorporate the watermark in them.

That said:
When I finish a signature I upload it to www.imageshack.us (http://www.imageshack.us), it shows the size of your images accurately ;)

As for Criticism on your signature:
I like how your signature's not a regular square box but you're already a step ahead with creating more of a custom shape.
The Bevel and Emboss you used on your signature looks good too ;)

Though, the hand and scarf(?) of the characters are outside of the layer, when you do this either don't reduce the transparancy, or don't do it ;)
It'll create a more realistic image.

TheHowlerrr
04-08-2012, 03:08 PM
Thanks for the criticism, I see what you mean about the faded bits, they look kinda dodgy :P

Two questions:

Do I have to use the watermark/logo on my personal sigs? I'm fairly sure I don't from other peoples', but might as well ask :P

And can I be apprenticed to you Slime, seeing as you're a photoshop user?

SlimeDynamiteD
04-08-2012, 03:29 PM
Sure thing ;)

And you should use the watermark/logo on every sig you make including your own ;)

What I did on my sig is have our logo and co-founder written under my name, with a text of what I am of the UUSDG (with link to this thread).

But yes, use the watermark on every sig you make. :)

TheHowlerrr
04-08-2012, 03:31 PM
Awesome :p

And ok, what exactly does the 'apprenticeship' entail? Am I a full member of the group, what do you do etc (sorry for the ignorance :rolleyes:)

SlimeDynamiteD
04-08-2012, 03:36 PM
Yes, you are a full member of the group, and you can take any requests from the Request thread.
When you made a signature you post it both in here and in the Request thread.

In here you'll get feedback on your signature from both me and the other members and it's up to you what you do with the feedback.
Maybe change the signature or take the feedback and use it in your next.

Also, in here we occasionaly post works, tutorials etc. Feel free to criticize and comment on other works/signatures.

TheHowlerrr
04-08-2012, 03:49 PM
Ok cheers :)

YaktaTsikTsik
04-08-2012, 05:53 PM
welcome to the group howler and i never heard of this apprentice positions if that is the case may i ask who uses both ps and gimp if there is i would love to be assigned to them :)