View Full Version : Need a new Sig

07-31-2011, 12:13 PM
I probably could make one if I took the time.
I resized some past shots, which looks best? For those that blend images, what program do you use?

Also, resizing SS's, others seem to look much better in focus smaller, not sure what that is or how.



07-31-2011, 01:45 PM
PM me some screenies, buddy. I'd be more happy to see what I could come up with for you. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

07-31-2011, 02:29 PM
I gave the sig construction trade my first try using my SS from last month's comp. What do you think? I think it's not too bad for a first timer. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

07-31-2011, 02:37 PM

The above is something I just through together from one of the screenies you posted over at Subsim. Just a sample, let me know what you'd like.

I gave the sig construction trade my first try using my SS from last month's comp. What do you think? I think it's not too bad for a first timer.

Nice lookin sig, Werhner. Good Job! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

07-31-2011, 03:13 PM
Thanks Tambor, I'll find one. I think shots like mine above are too distant looking and a ship closer up looks better, so I'll look and see.

For me, if I resize in photo, it seems to stretch my shots, even larger ones. Others don't seem to have that effect like mine or is it just me. Many resize for the SS contest and they look OK.

Take this one, I resized it to 1024x576, but it doesn't look right, but others using the same size look much better...any advise.


08-01-2011, 10:32 AM
Here is same shot different size. Not sure if I'm making sense, others seem to resize and shots don't stretch or get out of focus.


08-01-2011, 10:56 AM
You're going to have to crop the picture MWolfe. Otherwise it'll show up too small on the sig.

08-01-2011, 06:34 PM
Something like this.


http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

08-01-2011, 06:59 PM
Geesh, I worked on one, but that looks pretty good. I cropped the heck out of this one and resized it, still a lil out of sorts, can't figure if this is best I can get or you guys doing other things.

Been working on getting US subs in RSRD, finally got them to hold speed and working on adding crews, etct..Thought a few running around would look cool.


Here original SS, if you think you could try and make it look better...Still, the more I look at the other... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


08-01-2011, 07:50 PM
Sorry, can get to the edit on large SS.

Looks a lil better.


Another few I worked on if anyone wants one, just ask and I'll send it to you.







Where do I find the SH4 emblem or will you add it Tambor? I'll send you the shot.

08-02-2011, 08:02 AM
That last pic you have is (pretty much) the way it has to be cropped in order for it to work. Pics with a lot of height value are difficult because much will be lost when cropping, unless you don't mind the pic being a bit on the small side. Here's the result I got working with the same (full size) pic:


Of couse, once the pic was cropped and resized, I enhanced it a little in order to try and restore some of the details. That's what happens when you make a (large) picture smaller. Details get lost or washed-out and a little tweaking is needed to make it look more like the original. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
No stretching or skewing is needed.

08-02-2011, 09:05 AM
That looks good. Where can the SH4 emblem be found. I found a battleflag I want to paste on it, like you did the medal. Also have a small pinup girl I would like to use, but need to crop or remove the white background or somehow make it transparent.

Like my lighthouse at Midway...not even sure if it had one, lol, but thought it looked good.

Can you PM the url of that...

08-02-2011, 09:14 AM
Here, I found this one by Googling "Silent Hunter 4 logo". It's a .gif but, if it shows up with a white background in this post, that means it's not transparent and you'll have to make it transparent. I'd give you mine but I saved it in PS format, so it may not work in any other editor.

Ahhhh, good. It showed up with the gray BG. That means it's already transparent and ready for you to use.

Here's another one that I have and am considering for future use.


You have to use an image editor that can remove BGs and use layers. Gimp is a good free application, but I use PS. You also have to get used to using these image editors. There's still so many features in PS that I haven't learned how to use or probably never will have to use.

08-03-2011, 05:57 PM
I really like that 2nd emblem, I may try it. I've found youtube tutorials very helpful with gimp, I need step by steps with each process, my brain can't function past two steps.