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EmperorxZurg
09-30-2011, 12:20 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 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/?r1adbgtlmn41o10To install it:http://www.techzilo.com/instal...-gradients-patterns/More on 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/ 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!

HIBEE12
09-30-2011, 12:26 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Nice to see page one again. PirateRob i have created my part of your sig now just waiting for approval from Skuldpt.

PirateRob
09-30-2011, 03:39 AM
awesome hibee thank you http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Skuldpt
09-30-2011, 05:23 AM
It's going to look awesome!!! Oh and on the previous thread you were asking what was Inkscape for?! Here is the answer:

Inkscape is used for vectorial image and used to create paths, you can make realistic stuff or unrealistic like computer icons, social network icon, can use it to create templates, walpapers, full signatures, bases, gradients and anything else it comes to your mind. I recommended Inkscape to use on base making, because there are tons of people that can't create them on GIMP/Photoshop, when I started I was a complete n00b and started to use Inkscape because is way easier and free! Inkscape is to Adobe Illustrator like GIMP is for Adobe Photoshop!

Examples:

Woman (http://www.profissionaisti.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/inkscape-044-outlineviewpreview.png)
Cup of Tea (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Pjkf0iMJ4KQ/TQ90Ddq-MRI/AAAAAAAAAfY/qMqqLN7VZA4/s1600/screenshot1.jpg)
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FbkI...A/s1600/inkscape.jpg (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FbkIkf8EixU/TWQJne57oiI/AAAAAAAAAAk/2rmbQxtviPA/s1600/inkscape.jpg) Letter S (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FbkIkf8EixU/TWQJne57oiI/AAAAAAAAAAk/2rmbQxtviPA/s1600/inkscape.jpg)
Car (http://wiki.softwarelivre.org/pub/InkscapeBrasil/ScreenShot2/screenshot.jpg)
Letter S #2 (http://inkscapetutorials.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/inkscape-icons-base.png)

Damn! Now I have to turn off my nerd switch! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

persiateddy95
09-30-2011, 06:24 AM
I thought you guys would have kept the other thread since it's a different type of thread. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

EmperorxZurg
09-30-2011, 07:49 AM
Nah, this is just a continuation of the first home thread :P it hit page 99, so we had to move.

@skulpdt: ah, I've already learned how to make vectors in Gimp at will. So it might be a bit useless to me xD

Blind2Society
09-30-2011, 10:10 AM
Originally posted by d1sturbedme_468:
I've already learned how to make vectors in Gimp at will.
What are your methods? Maybe make a vid.

jmk1999
09-30-2011, 10:28 AM
Originally posted by persiateddy95:
I thought you guys would have kept the other thread since it's a different type of thread. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif
forum rules dictate that once a thread hits 99, we start a new one. figured it out in the past hat for some reason, too many 100+ page threads causes the forum server to get all screwed up. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif there's a few exceptions, but the more popular on-going threads go by this rule.

itsamea-mario
09-30-2011, 10:34 AM
^See!? See!?^

jmk1999
09-30-2011, 10:49 AM
i just noticed, i can create a shortcut between the sig request threads for the AC and AC Multiplayer if you guys want to link the two. it would be one less to check, but that's entirely up to you guys. it will mean closing one of them first and having one consistent thread. just an idea...

Blind2Society
09-30-2011, 10:55 AM
That actually sounds like a good idea, but such a thing would be up to zeejay, slime and disturbed.

MonsterJunkese
09-30-2011, 11:07 AM
You could make a active and non active list, to show who people can ask for a sig... Also I try to make a sig but I fail lol.

Blind2Society
09-30-2011, 11:11 AM
Yeah disturbed does need to put an updated list on the front page of the request threads, after all that is why he made a new request thread in the multiplayer forum. *wink wink* http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Then again, I'd be willing to bet that most people requesting sigs just jump straight to the ned of the thread.

I was going to fix that typo but when I read it it made me laugh http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

SlimeDynamiteD
09-30-2011, 12:16 PM
Finished itsamea-mario's signature:

GIF: 36Kb
http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/1558/inmemoryofmariosignatur.gif

PNG: 116Kb
http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/1228/inmemoryofmariosignatur.png

itsamea-mario
09-30-2011, 12:42 PM
They sir are fairly awesome, thanks.

MonsterJunkese
09-30-2011, 01:03 PM
Originally posted by SlimeDynamiteD:
Finished itsamea-mario's signature:

GIF: 36Kb
http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/1558/inmemoryofmariosignatur.gif

PNG: 116Kb
http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/1228/inmemoryofmariosignatur.png I like it, but I think the top of the border should be a little bit darker, also the writing "In memory of" should be moved IMO.

MonsterJunkese
09-30-2011, 01:55 PM
http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/9851/sig63.jpg

This looks terrible got damn it... And If anyone has some cool assassin creed pics please share http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

HIBEE12
09-30-2011, 03:17 PM
I could post a few or just edit you some http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

MonsterJunkese
09-30-2011, 05:03 PM
Originally posted by HIBEE12:
I could post a few or just edit you some http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif It's up to you lol.

HIBEE12
09-30-2011, 05:22 PM
I'll try my best to, what do you think of this sig, the white line in the v shape is meant to be there http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/391/ultimatesig.gif (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/534/ultimatesig.gif/) Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

PirateRob
09-30-2011, 05:34 PM
Originally posted by HIBEE12:
I'll try my best to, what do you think of this sig, the white line in the v shape is meant to be there http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/391/ultimatesig.gif (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/534/ultimatesig.gif/) Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

pretty awesome http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

MonsterJunkese
09-30-2011, 06:02 PM
Originally posted by HIBEE12:
I'll try my best to, what do you think of this sig, the white line in the v shape is meant to be there http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/391/ultimatesig.gif (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/534/ultimatesig.gif/) Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us) I did that zip thing aswell lol, I really like it but I'd try to make the renders blend in with the background more, also try fidling with the text IMO.

Also look what I made, pretty cool don't ya think?

http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/888/messabout1.png

SlimeDynamiteD
10-01-2011, 04:42 AM
Parts seem missing :P I like the idea, but look at the shoes :x

MonsterJunkese
10-01-2011, 05:06 AM
I did that to look like he was degrading because of the fire, but It diden't come out as I imagined lol.

SlimeDynamiteD
10-01-2011, 05:09 AM
:P It kinda looks like you tried to remove the rest of the picture around Alta´r.

Skuldpt
10-01-2011, 05:18 AM
Yeah... I understand the idea too, but it needs tons of improvement! Someone was hungry, so that someone ate the shoes!

---

I'm having an imagination block http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif !
I want to make draws, wallpapers or signatures of Assassin's Creed, but I have no ideas since the past week, so I'm actually asking for help, which is extremely rare, so....

Would you help me?

I need ideas, and inspiration!!!!

Skuldpt
10-01-2011, 07:28 AM
Sorry for double post, but I wanted to share this I just made:

http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lse2odt9ZZ1qhxvs2o1_400.png

http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lsdyd6XvrP1qhxvs2o1_400.png

Some quick sketches I made in 5 minutes!

Blind2Society
10-01-2011, 09:53 AM
I like the second one. The first is a bit, strange, but I really like how you did the hair.

Maybe you could draw Rinoa from FF8. I'd like to see your take on her. Then again, that's what I ask everyone who can draw to draw http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I think I'm going to do an FF7/8 sig.

MonsterJunkese
10-01-2011, 10:02 AM
Originally posted by SlimeDynamiteD:
:P It kinda looks like you tried to remove the rest of the picture around Alta´r. Yes, If someone can post cut out renders of altair that would be great!

Blind2Society
10-01-2011, 10:04 AM
Or you could just do them yourself, we all know you know how http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

jmk1999
10-01-2011, 10:09 AM
Originally posted by MonsterJunkese:
renders
i've never understood where this term came from and what ignorant kid thought it up. i've never once found a formal definition describing an extraction as a "render." http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif it just seems like a dumb name. when i first read the term on a forum, it was from a 13 year old kid and i thought he was saying he actually rendered an image (created it in a 3D program)... boy was i wrong. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif hated that term ever since. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Blind2Society
10-01-2011, 10:14 AM
It's funny because this conversation came up before in the old thread.

jmk1999
10-01-2011, 10:19 AM
then clearly i'm not the only one who shares a distaste in the term. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif it just feels to me like someone wanted to sound like they were cool and "rendered" something when all they did was cut it out. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif don't get me wrong, if i'm too lazy to extract an image for something and i know it might be popular enough, i'll search "render" on google. it's like taking advantage of something that yield results, whether i like it or not. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Skuldpt
10-01-2011, 10:26 AM
Originally posted by Blind2Society:
I like the second one. The first is a bit, strange, but I really like how you did the hair.

Maybe you could draw Rinoa from FF8. I'd like to see your take on her. Then again, that's what I ask everyone who can draw to draw http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I think I'm going to do an FF7/8 sig.

Yeah, but I made these in 5 minutes (I counted, it was an exercise). Of course I can draw Rinoa! When I'm finished I'll put it here!

EmperorxZurg
10-01-2011, 10:26 AM
Yeah, monster knows the correct terminology for matte, and he's been told to use the correct term before.

Skuldpt: nice sketches! (I'm currently working a more detailed one :P) for inspiration, I'd suggest just looking outside, or playing the game you want it to be the subject of. Instead of really "playing" the game, look at the environment. Look at how the balance of color is used, what noticeable features reoccur throughout the game, etc; it should inspire :P

SlimeDynamiteD
10-01-2011, 11:07 AM
Originally posted by Blind2Society:
I like the second one. The first is a bit, strange, but I really like how you did the hair.

Maybe you could draw Rinoa from FF8. I'd like to see your take on her. Then again, that's what I ask everyone who can draw to draw http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I think I'm going to do an FF7/8 sig.

Well someone has a crush... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif


Originaly posted by Monsterjunkese:
Yes, If someone can post cut out renders of altair that would be great!

You konw what they're called, please use the right name, this is exactly what confuses people. They're called: MATTES Now keep that in mind.

Oh, Disturbed,
Please check your PMs, I sended you and Zeejay one about the AC:R Release project.

Skuldpt
10-01-2011, 11:19 AM
Originally posted by SlimeDynamiteD:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Blind2Society:
I like the second one. The first is a bit, strange, but I really like how you did the hair.

Maybe you could draw Rinoa from FF8. I'd like to see your take on her. Then again, that's what I ask everyone who can draw to draw http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I think I'm going to do an FF7/8 sig.

Well someone has a crush... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif


Originaly posted by Monsterjunkese:
Yes, If someone can post cut out renders of altair that would be great!

You konw what they're called, please use the right name, this is exactly what confuses people. They're called: MATTES Now keep that in mind.

Oh, Disturbed,
Please check your PMs, I sended you and Zeejay one about the AC:R Release project. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Why, you saying he has a crush on me????

SlimeDynamiteD
10-01-2011, 11:24 AM
I meant Rinoa from FF8, but maybe you too xD

Skuldpt
10-01-2011, 11:27 AM
LOL!!!!!!!!!! But I will draw her!

Blind2Society
10-01-2011, 11:30 AM
I was thirteen when the game came out and sure I had some real world crushes at the time but Rinoa was just, well Rinoa.

@Skuldpt, you are very atractive but I know nothing about you. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Skuldpt
10-01-2011, 11:38 AM
Yeah, and you are too far away too!

SlimeDynamiteD
10-01-2011, 11:47 AM
Originally posted by Blind2Society:
I was thirteen when the game came out and sure I had some real world crushes at the time but Rinoa was just, well Rinoa.

@Skuldpt, you are very atractive but I know nothing about you. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

You know alot about me... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

Blind2Society
10-01-2011, 11:47 AM
Yeah Portugal is a bit of a hike http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif and those plane rides across the Atlantic really suck. They have those maps on the screen showing the plane and it looks like you're almost there. Then it zooms out http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Skuldpt
10-01-2011, 11:57 AM
Yeah http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif that really sucks.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif


Originally posted by SlimeDynamiteD:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Blind2Society:
I was thirteen when the game came out and sure I had some real world crushes at the time but Rinoa was just, well Rinoa.

@Skuldpt, you are very atractive but I know nothing about you. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

You know alot about me... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Now who has a crush?

SlimeDynamiteD
10-01-2011, 12:08 PM
Hey, that was a joke.

Skuldpt
10-01-2011, 12:12 PM
Originally posted by SlimeDynamiteD:
Hey, that was a joke.

I know, I was joking too! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

SlimeDynamiteD
10-01-2011, 12:16 PM
You had me.

Skuldpt
10-01-2011, 12:20 PM
Yeah, I'm good on caught people! Especially outside the Internet! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

SlimeDynamiteD
10-01-2011, 12:26 PM
I bet you are... Don't sneak up on me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Skuldpt
10-01-2011, 12:47 PM
Originally posted by SlimeDynamiteD:
I bet you are... Don't sneak up on me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

I won't, unless you ask for them!

SlimeDynamiteD
10-01-2011, 12:53 PM
And how do I do that?
Just so I won't make that mistake...

Skuldpt
10-01-2011, 01:07 PM
Originally posted by SlimeDynamiteD:
And how do I do that?
Just so I won't make that mistake...

Being extremely vulnerable or an ***hole!

But I'm sure you won't! http://media.ubi.com/us/forum_images/gf-glomp.gif

EmperorxZurg
10-01-2011, 01:41 PM
here's a sig I just cooked up for Chronomancy:
http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/3483/chronomancy.gif

Skuldpt
10-01-2011, 01:50 PM
look's nice but I guess you could smooth a little bit more those rounded edges!

SlimeDynamiteD
10-01-2011, 01:52 PM
Originally posted by Skuldpt:
Being extremely vulnerable or an ***hole!

But I'm sure you won't! http://media.ubi.com/us/forum_images/gf-glomp.gif

Well, thanks... Some people might disagree with that, but Thanks! <3 http://media.ubi.com/us/forum_images/gf-glomp.gif

Skuldpt
10-01-2011, 02:04 PM
You are nice!

This has nothing to do with signatures, but, I already got some inspiration, look!
Tomorrow I'll color it:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Py6JGzxg93U/TodyAzEyzdI/AAAAAAAAAPY/0hsCb1gxMm0/s640/coutesan%252520in%252520a%252520palace.png

Blind2Society
10-01-2011, 02:12 PM
Anything artistic is welcome here http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Very nice btw, can't wait to see the final product.

SlimeDynamiteD
10-01-2011, 02:12 PM
Cool http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Love to see the end result http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

EmperorxZurg
10-01-2011, 02:50 PM
unfortunately, that's what .gifs do to my sigs :/ it can' be helped in GIMP. The .png version (which has a big file size) has ti more rounded out

and that's a nice portrait http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif The only thing I wold suggest is to change the juxtaposition of the main character.
http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/70/layingdown.png
See how it seems that she's almost laying down, due to her main body orientation facing the origin point? her orientation is parallel with the rail, which makes us believe she's in line with it. Such as a person laying down on a bed is parallel with their mattress. Try having her "stand up more, with it going this way.
http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/825/standingup.png
since it's not a two point perspective, and instead a liner center point, that's the way characters usually need to be oriented to create the appearance of standing, instead of sitting (I used to do the same thing while I was in beginning Art http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif) Also, I can no see her left arm D: I imagine it would still show, considering her hourglass figure.
(please take this as constructive criticism, I love it, but I used to get boned all the time because I sucked with orienting characters. So now I'm uber precarious about it >&lthttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

jmk1999
10-01-2011, 03:02 PM
Originally posted by d1sturbedme_468:
here's a sig I just cooked up for Chronomancy:
http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/3483/chronomancy.gif
not bad, but the pink feels a little out of place. there's nothing else in the image using it. also, it's a bit tough to read since it's got a similar dark/light value to the gold, making it a bit hard to separate (either that or the glow just isn't pulling it away from the rest of pic enough). have you tried white or off-white with a black/dark gold glow set to multiply?

SlimeDynamiteD
10-01-2011, 03:13 PM
Originally posted by d1sturbedme_468:
Blabla, tips blabla (otherwise the message gets too long)

You could've said "Hey, that looks lovelyl!" o_o

HIBEE12
10-01-2011, 03:18 PM
Post changed as i need to keep the sig a secret http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

MonsterJunkese
10-01-2011, 03:24 PM
It's good but I'd make the pieces closer together.

EmperorxZurg
10-01-2011, 03:26 PM
Hmmm, I'll give the name a shot, I did the pink since Chronomancy seems to have a thing for it xD

Slime, I did! But as a fellow artist, I don't want to lie and say it has no flaws D: they're merely my suggestions as an artist and she's welcome to ignore it, but I just wanted to try and help http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

@HIBEe, looks epic! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif it's a bit hard to pick out rob's name though

MonsterJunkese
10-01-2011, 03:29 PM
And disturbed If I say render I iether mean a cut out picture, or a picture, or a C4D, or sometimes a signature/avatar. I also like the sig alot, but I'd add some bump map and make the gold darker also smooth It out a bit.

HIBEE12
10-01-2011, 03:33 PM
Monster, i dont know about the peices, imo i think they're good like that, but something i need to bring up with skuldpt

Disturbed thanks, and i 'll get onto that.

jmk1999
10-01-2011, 03:34 PM
@ disturbed:
yeah, the pink is fine if you can implement it into the color scheme somewhere else. the key is the ensure you've got some sort of marrying of colors. unfortunately, i hate to say it but, but i don't see pink and gold going along together very well. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Skuldpt
10-01-2011, 04:08 PM
Yeah, disturbed, I forgot to say that the perspective isn't done yet, lol. I don't think that pink fits very well!

HIBEE12
10-01-2011, 04:08 PM
This is PirateRob's new signature designed by Skuldpt and I. A huge well done http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif and a glomp http://media.ubi.com/us/forum_images/gf-glomp.gif to Skuldpt for her amazing work and logo. Enjoy !!
http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/5312/baseq.gif (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/33/baseq.gif/)
Link: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/33/baseq.gif/
We have decided not to change anything, unless PirateRob requests so

Skuldpt
10-01-2011, 04:22 PM
Originally posted by HIBEE12:
This is PirateRob's new signature designed by Skuldpt and I. A huge well done http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif and a glomp http://media.ubi.com/us/forum_images/gf-glomp.gif to Skuldpt for her amazing work and logo. Enjoy !!
http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/5312/baseq.gif (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/33/baseq.gif/)
Link: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/33/baseq.gif/
We have decided not to change anything, unless PirateRob requests so

Hope he likes it!

HIBEE12
10-01-2011, 04:27 PM
Hope so to, personally i really like the sig http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Skuldpt
10-01-2011, 04:40 PM
Personally, I would like to have a sig like that!

MonsterJunkese
10-01-2011, 04:41 PM
What's with dom1999's sigs? How do I make them like that and why do they keep changing...

EmperorxZurg
10-01-2011, 04:49 PM
no idea, but it's probably a certain forum code, considering each image is just a .jpeg

And thanks a lot dom, you got me addicted to Panty and Stocking >/ (I watched the entire season in one day after researching who the heck was in one of your sigs)

EDIT: So here's a quick 5 minute sketch of what I'll be using as a template for an English poster. We had to pick a proverb from an African story, and I picked "The lizard that jumped from the high iroko tree to the ground said he would praise himself if no one else did." So of course I drew an epic lizard free falling http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/296112_277616002258155_100000292714756_1078543_922 314885_n.jpg

SlimeDynamiteD
10-02-2011, 12:51 AM
Originally posted by d1sturbedme_468:
Slime, I did! But as a fellow artist, I don't want to lie and say it has no flaws D: they're merely my suggestions as an artist and she's welcome to ignore it, but I just wanted to try and help http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif



Yea, you know I was joking right? :P

jmk1999
10-02-2011, 02:08 AM
Originally posted by d1sturbedme_468:
And thanks a lot dom, you got me addicted to Panty and Stocking >/ (I watched the entire season in one day after researching who the heck was in one of your sigs)
lol... PSG rocks! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

persiateddy95
10-02-2011, 02:32 AM
I know how John did that to his signatures, but I won't say because I think it's a secret of his. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

MonsterJunkese
10-02-2011, 08:39 AM
Originally posted by persiateddy95:
I know how John did that to his signatures, but I won't say because I think it's a secret of his. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif You will say or I will have to ban you teddy I'm sorry...

Skuldpt
10-02-2011, 08:47 AM
Originally posted by MonsterJunkese:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by persiateddy95:
I know how John did that to his signatures, but I won't say because I think it's a secret of his. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif You will say or I will have to ban you teddy I'm sorry... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Lol, poor teddy.....

Oh, and here it's my draw starting to get some colors!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Pwd62VIMOjQ/ToiSlyLfJkI/AAAAAAAAAPs/Es1b8_5mjdg/s640/coutesan%252520in%252520a%252520palace1.png

MonsterJunkese
10-02-2011, 12:22 PM
Maybe put a shark entering the door?

Skuldpt
10-02-2011, 12:44 PM
Originally posted by MonsterJunkese:
Maybe put a shark entering the door?

Lol, no.....

Hope I'm not spamming with these progresses....

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-z7CP3W3nKFQ/Toiw9pZ0NMI/AAAAAAAAAQA/cO7o2wbFmtc/s640/coutesan%252520in%252520a%252520palace2.png

EmperorxZurg
10-02-2011, 01:12 PM
It's not spamming :P
I still think you should fix the perspective though. It looms like she's laying down and the walls slant inward instead of straight

PirateRob
10-02-2011, 02:45 PM
Originally posted by HIBEE12:
This is PirateRob's new signature designed by Skuldpt and I. A huge well done http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif and a glomp http://media.ubi.com/us/forum_images/gf-glomp.gif to Skuldpt for her amazing work and logo. Enjoy !!
http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/5312/baseq.gif (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/33/baseq.gif/)
Link: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/33/baseq.gif/
We have decided not to change anything, unless PirateRob requests so

omg guys that is amazing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif huge thanks wow just wow http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://media.ubi.com/us/forum_images/gf-glomp.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Blind2Society
10-02-2011, 08:53 PM
Originally posted by Skuldpt:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MonsterJunkese:
Maybe put a shark entering the door?

Lol, no.....

Hope I'm not spamming with these progresses....
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Definitely not spamming, and it's coming along great. I do agree with disturbed though. The balcony is on the wrong angle.

And don't mind monster, he's part troll http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

SlimeDynamiteD
10-03-2011, 12:06 AM
Originally posted by Blind2Society:
And don't mind monster, he's part troll http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

-.- Wish he wasn't.

Skuldpt
10-03-2011, 01:13 AM
Yeah, there are wrong things but this draw is killing me!

Blind2Society
10-03-2011, 01:48 AM
I'm truely not trying to sound rude, just trying to help as it seems you may still be learning English http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Originally posted by Skuldpt:
Yeah, there are some things wrong but this drawing is killing me!

Again I'm really not trying to to be the grammer police just trying to help. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

Skuldpt
10-03-2011, 02:43 AM
Originally posted by Blind2Society:
I'm truely not trying to sound rude, just trying to help as it seems you may still be learning English http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Skuldpt:
Yeah, there are some things wrong but this drawing is killing me!

Again I'm really not trying to to be the grammer police just trying to help. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Lol, I was on my phone so I didn't noticed that, but thank you!

Blind2Society
10-03-2011, 03:32 AM
Then I did make an a** out of myslef http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif

zeejay21
10-03-2011, 05:17 AM
Second thread already? That is impressive! All credits goes to the members (and no, Monster, it doesn't mean money or honey, mmmkay?)! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Anyway, I was 'stalking' this thread when I caught on Skuldpt's artwork and I think she needs help.

Both her art perspective and the composition are wrong if she wants a realistic and accurate piece, otherwise it's okay IF she wants to distorts things artistically.

Here, I found links that greatly help you in your artwork Skuldpt:

Perspective: http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=181436

Composition: http://www.cgsociety.org/index...composition_tutorial (http://www.cgsociety.org/index.php/CGSFeatures/CGSFeatureSpecial/phil_straub_composition_tutorial)


Also, I'll share with you the great Andrew Loomis books, read and practice it and it will improve your work:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12882813/Andrew%20Loomis.rar


Also, to d1sturbed, check your PM on UUSDG minor update.

SlimeDynamiteD
10-03-2011, 06:15 AM
Originally posted by Skuldpt:
Yeah, there are wrong things but this draw is killing me!

Well, I love your drawing.
Good luck with it.

<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">haters...</pre> xD

MonsterJunkese
10-03-2011, 09:01 AM
Is the money in pounds or dollars?

Blind2Society
10-03-2011, 09:49 AM
Originally posted by zeejay21:
All credit goes to the members
Could've avoided the inevitable had you just typed it right http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

MonsterJunkese
10-03-2011, 11:02 AM
SHUT UP BLIND YOU GRAMA QUEEN! (see what i did lol)

I made this battlefield sig, feedback would be nice http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/427/sig64.png

Blind2Society
10-03-2011, 11:11 AM
I'm just going to ignore the first part of your post.

As for the sig, I really like it and I''m not sure there's anything I would change. You have improved quite a bit http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I made a new sig myself.
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/4333/gunlbadesig.png

SlimeDynamiteD
10-03-2011, 12:05 PM
Looks awesome! <pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">Blind</pre> http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre"> see what I did there? :x </pre>

Skuldpt
10-03-2011, 12:07 PM
Both of your sigs, look AWESOME!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Blind2Society
10-03-2011, 12:13 PM
@slime, thanks http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Thanks skuld http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif (you are talking about mine right?)

PirateRob
10-03-2011, 12:13 PM
really awesome sigs guys and skuldpt youre a talented artist there http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Skuldpt
10-03-2011, 12:17 PM
Blind- Both, but your is awesome like any other of you, for Monster, he did a big improvement!

PirateRob- Thank you very much, your sig let me so proud of me and hibee!

PirateRob
10-03-2011, 12:20 PM
yeah i did say thank you on the last page i think but thanks again http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif really amazing job well done guys http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

MonsterJunkese
10-03-2011, 12:26 PM
Originally posted by Blind2Society:
I'm just going to ignore the first part of your post.
As for the sig, I really like it and I''m not sure there's anything I would change. You have improved quite a bit http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I made a new sig myself.
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/4333/gunlbadesig.png Why don't you just cancle the wedding then! And thanks, your sig is awesome aswell! But I'd take that girl picture/mante/render what ever you want to call it... IMO you should take it off the blade or sharpen It up abit and move it.

Blind2Society
10-03-2011, 01:50 PM
Got rid of the smudges round the grip
http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/4333/gunlbadesig.png

EmperorxZurg
10-03-2011, 10:26 PM
nice sig, Blind! Is it within forum regs?


So, I tried creating assassino's sig, and finished the first draft. But even as a draft and a .gif it reaches 57 kb! I sure hope he doesn't want changes XD


here it is if anyone wants to see (I made this in 30 minutes at home while half asleep after a gig, so sorry if it's bad ><
http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/9206/assassino0151.gif

Blind2Society
10-04-2011, 02:55 AM
Yes sir, it's 500x115 and 57Kb. I was quite happy about that because I thought I was definitely going to have to save as a gif and loos all the quality.

That sig looks good. I remember thinking I didn't want to take that request but I can't recall why. You did good with it though. One thing I would change though is the GoW image, the lighting on him doesn't fit with the rest of the sig.

I think the size is so high because there is so much color variety. You could try altering the nameplate so it had less color. Even make the background grey and grain merge the xbox and psn logos.

HIBEE12
10-04-2011, 08:50 AM
PirateRob
Originally posted by Skuldpt:
Blind- Both, but your is awesome like any other of you, for Monster, he did a big improvement!

PirateRob- Thank you very much, your sig let me so proud of me and hibee!

Sorry for my inactivity http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif anyway...
Blind i really like your new sig you made
PirateRob I'm glad you like the sig, but whats up with it atm, its not showing up?
And to Slime, i'm not sure if you've announced it but what is the upcoming project/challenge ?

PirateRob
10-04-2011, 02:53 PM
Originally posted by HIBEE12:
PirateRob<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Skuldpt:
Blind- Both, but your is awesome like any other of you, for Monster, he did a big improvement!

PirateRob- Thank you very much, your sig let me so proud of me and hibee!

Sorry for my inactivity http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif anyway...
Blind i really like your new sig you made
PirateRob I'm glad you like the sig, but whats up with it atm, its not showing up?
And to Slime, i'm not sure if you've announced it but what is the upcoming project/challenge ? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
is it not :S thats odd it seems to be showing for me :s

SlimeDynamiteD
10-04-2011, 11:57 PM
Originally posted by HIBEE12:
And to Slime, i'm not sure if you've announced it but what is the upcoming project/challenge ?

Right now we're starting to set up the "Assassin's Creed: Revelations Release Signaure" project, which has our priority, the challenge will come after that.

The announcement/project thread will probably be up next week.

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

HIBEE12
10-05-2011, 09:48 AM
Good,i'll get my ideas ready http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif oh and PirateRob, no worries its up now, must have been the computer i was on http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
Oh wait no its down again, its says removed by tinypic, to make it easier for you go to this website <pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre"> http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/33/baseq.gif/ </pre> then go to embed then forum then copy the link and post that in the signature box

PirateRob
10-05-2011, 02:46 PM
why would tinypic of taken it down :s

EDIT: seem to have fixed it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

StarScream391
10-05-2011, 03:27 PM
Nice knife sig Blind, and #2 thread already? damn.

Blind2Society
10-05-2011, 03:52 PM
Thanks http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif It's a gunblade (Final Fantasy 8) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Yeah we've been busy. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

EmperorxZurg
10-05-2011, 06:31 PM
R.I.P Steve Jobs ;_; you were a great man. I'm glad I was able to meet you once

1955-2011
http://cdn.trendhunterstatic.com/thumbs/macworld-2009-hacked-steve-jobs-dead.jpeg

EDIT: In memory of him, I'll be wearing this sig for the next week

StarScream391
10-05-2011, 09:26 PM
Isn't he the guy from Apple?

SlimeDynamiteD
10-05-2011, 11:42 PM
Former CEO of Apple, yes.

LordWolv
10-06-2011, 12:26 AM
Hey http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I'm back. Doubt any of you remember me, but yeah.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Moultonborough
10-06-2011, 03:38 AM
May I please have a signature. Something from AC 2 and AC:R and my name if possible. If you can't than do whatever you feel like. Thank You.

HIBEE12
10-06-2011, 04:11 AM
I'd be happy to take that request up, any specific things you'd like ?

Edit:
Isaac, im guessing i remember you http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif but hey anyway

Originally posted by d1sturbedme_468:
R.I.P Steve Jobs ;_; you were a great man. I'm glad I was able to meet you once

1955-2011
http://cdn.trendhunterstatic.com/thumbs/macworld-2009-hacked-steve-jobs-dead.jpeg

EDIT: In memory of him, I'll be wearing this sig for the next week
Indeed he will be missed, and Wow you met him, wish i could of http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

SlimeDynamiteD
10-06-2011, 06:53 AM
Ofcourse I remember you Isaac, How have you been? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

zeejay21
10-06-2011, 09:33 AM
Originally posted by d1sturbedme_468:
R.I.P Steve Jobs ;_; you were a great man. I'm glad I was able to meet you once

1955-2011
http://cdn.trendhunterstatic.com/thumbs/macworld-2009-hacked-steve-jobs-dead.jpeg

EDIT: In memory of him, I'll be wearing this sig for the next week

You're really lucky to meet him. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I too will wear a Steve Jobs tribute sig. He shall be missed greatly.

Blind2Society
10-06-2011, 09:47 AM
Zeejay, would you mind if I wear that sig for the week as well? I will credit you of course.

HIBEE12
10-06-2011, 09:52 AM
I will wear one aswell http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif zeejay, may i use your sig for the week, i will of course credit you http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

LordWolv
10-06-2011, 09:58 AM
Originally posted by SlimeDynamiteD:
Ofcourse I remember you Isaac, How have you been? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
Fine thanks. Got my computer nicked, which is why I've been gone. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

HIBEE12
10-06-2011, 10:47 AM
Oh http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

And Disturbed, is the UUSDG website still happening ?
Oh and i know its not a big acievment but http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif 500!! Now im just waiting for 1000

Blind2Society
10-06-2011, 01:44 PM
I got this guy on the Red Dead forums into sig crafting and he made this. It's only like his 3rd sig but it's the best damn signature I've ever seen because it makes me laugh like a little school child http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l508/THRILL606/giorgiosig.png

Blind2Society
10-06-2011, 04:18 PM
Made another sig
http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/3266/busterswordsig.png

Moultonborough
10-06-2011, 08:09 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by HIBEE12:
I'd be happy to take that request up, any specific things you'd like ?[QUOTE]

Not really. Just anything from the two games. Not really picky about it.

LordWolv
10-06-2011, 11:40 PM
Could someone please make me an ACR signature with my name on it, not looking for anything specific, just (ideally) without anything saying USDG. I will put it in text underneath.
Thanks. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

EmperorxZurg
10-07-2011, 12:01 AM
I'm already on it Isaac http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif although, UUSSG sort of has to be on it, it's just a small watermark; it won't destroy it xD

LordWolv
10-07-2011, 12:08 AM
Fine http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

jmk1999
10-07-2011, 12:25 AM
@ disturbed:
nice choice in sig... i've been using macs for almost as long as i can remember and have no desire to quit now... long live steve jobs' legacy. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Originally posted by Blind2Society:
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l508/THRILL606/giorgiosig.png
i've seen that guy... he's absolutely insane. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

HIBEE12
10-07-2011, 03:17 AM
Originally posted by Moultonborough:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by HIBEE12:
I'd be happy to take that request up, any specific things you'd like ?[QUOTE]

Not really. Just anything from the two games. Not really picky about it.

OK and i take it you want Moultonborough on it, any other words, shape or design ? I'll have it done asap

zeejay21
10-07-2011, 04:05 AM
Originally posted by Blind2Society:
Zeejay, would you mind if I wear that sig for the week as well? I will credit you of course.


Originally posted by HIBEE12:
I will wear one aswell http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif zeejay, may i use your sig for the week, i will of course credit you http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Yeah, sure thing. I'll share my Steve Jobs tribute sig with anyone who would like to wear it in remembrance of the great man. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Blind2Society
10-07-2011, 06:45 AM
Cool, thanks my friend http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Moultonborough
10-07-2011, 01:48 PM
Originally posted by HIBEE12:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Moultonborough:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by HIBEE12:
I'd be happy to take that request up, any specific things you'd like ?[QUOTE]

Not really. Just anything from the two games. Not really picky about it.

OK and i take it you want Moultonborough on it, any other words, shape or design ? I'll have it done asap </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes, I do. Not really just have fun with it.

HIBEE12
10-07-2011, 04:06 PM
Originally posted by zeejay21:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Blind2Society:
Zeejay, would you mind if I wear that sig for the week as well? I will credit you of course.


Originally posted by HIBEE12:
I will wear one aswell http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif zeejay, may i use your sig for the week, i will of course credit you http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Yeah, sure thing. I'll share my Steve Jobs tribute sig with anyone who would like to wear it in remembrance of the great man. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

MonsterJunkese
10-08-2011, 06:16 AM
Hes the guy who made apple things right? RIP. I'm having trouvble with my internet explorer and MSN at the moment so I might not get to sigs untill I fix it.

zeejay21
10-08-2011, 07:51 AM
Originally posted by MonsterJunkese:
Hes the guy who made apple things right? RIP

Yeah, technically. He envisioned and directed them.

Man, how long has it been I haven't showcase any new sigs? Here's one for ThUg LyFe at Saints Row forum:

http://img.skitch.com/20111008-qx6nq5b49y3bwjghc75mmpjdnp.png

375 px x 129 px, 76 KB

EmperorxZurg
10-08-2011, 01:10 PM
sweet Zeejay!

Here's a new one I made for Isaac500
http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/2144/newisaac.gif
LINK: http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/2144/newisaac.gif

500 x 150 pixels 50kb

LordWolv
10-08-2011, 01:28 PM
Originally posted by d1sturbedme_468:
sweet Zeejay!

Here's a new one I made for Isaac500
http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/2144/newisaac.gif
LINK: http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/2144/newisaac.gif

500 x 150 pixels 50kb
Thanks Disturbed! It's brilliant!
Couldn't ask for anything more.

SlimeDynamiteD
10-08-2011, 02:14 PM
Actually... I think disturbed would've? could've? should've? given you alot more... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

EmperorxZurg
10-08-2011, 02:22 PM
hmm? I was going for a minimal effect, nothing to extravagant. Then I realized that I could do a color effect going from Altair's time to Ezio, but use the same background due to them sharing location within the AC:R game. Hence why it's the same backdrop, but with a desaturated gradient...I actually spent an hour figuring out the meanings behind this as I did it 0_o what more should I add?

Blind2Society
10-08-2011, 03:21 PM
It does seem very minimal and I like the black and white to color fade. The only thing I don't like is the blue text. Not sure what color would be better but I don't like the blue.

EmperorxZurg
10-08-2011, 10:40 PM
hmmm, I don't know any other colors- maybe green?
Anyways, the AC:R sig release thread is up! come check it out! (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=5251069024&m=2311094259&r=2311094259#2311094259)

EmperorxZurg
10-09-2011, 12:09 AM
I'm no playstation fan, but this is one of the best video game commercials I've ever seen. Some great cosplays in here, and you can tell that they're appealing to the everyday gamer. Not just saying "we're great," but like Kevin Butler's speech.
We all serve one master, no matter our fanboy allegiance. And his name is gaming! May He reign forever! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdWkKKSckNk&feature=channel_video_title)

Moultonborough
10-09-2011, 12:14 AM
Originally posted by d1sturbedme_468:
I'm no playstation fan, but this is one of the best video game commercials I've ever seen. Some great cosplays in here, and you can tell that they're appealing to the everyday gamer. Not just saying "we're great," but like Kevin Butler's speech.
We all serve one master, no matter our fanboy allegiance. And his name is gaming! May He reign forever! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdWkKKSckNk&feature=channel_video_title)

That's what I thought too the first time I saw it.

Skuldpt
10-09-2011, 06:06 AM
Something I'm making for HIBEE, a wallpaper he asked me to do, he is making one for me as well.

What do you think until now? I'm done of covering people and shadows, applying filters made by airbrush, blurring/sharpening and lighting!


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6qPLqZhXGVw/TpGNfw1GZuI/AAAAAAAAAQU/J5suj8dqbWE/s800/Ottoman_BF.png

EDIT: Only saw that vid now, it looks awesome, they could make movies from all games, especially Assassin's Creed and inFamous! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

SlimeDynamiteD
10-09-2011, 06:37 AM
Looks awesome Skuld http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Blind2Society
10-09-2011, 08:47 AM
disturbed, maybe gold or something?

That commercial was epic. Only sony could pull of cosplay like that. I was blown away. Btw Michael, is me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif. Just kidding, wish it was though.

Looks good Skuld http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Skuldpt
10-09-2011, 09:33 AM
I agree gold would look good, and thanks for your support!

HIBEE12
10-09-2011, 09:44 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif its looks great Skuld , thanks
I am ever so sorry about how long i taking, im really caught up, i promise you your wallpaper will be ready by tuesday maybe monday http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Skuldpt
10-09-2011, 10:13 AM
Originally posted by HIBEE12:
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif its looks great Skuld , thanks
I am ever so sorry about how long i taking, im really caught up, i promise you your wallpaper will be ready by tuesday maybe monday http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

No problem, we started this just for fun!

Oh and if you want, join HERE (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/#!/bf3/platoon/2826550451930093056/)

EmperorxZurg
10-09-2011, 11:37 AM
Hmmm, I'll give gold a shot!

@Skuld, The doctor looks too...yellow imo 0_o have you darkened him to fit a bit more?

SlimeDynamiteD
10-09-2011, 12:04 PM
Ignore that!

It's beautiful, you can see the sun shining on him that's why he's so 'yellow'.
Don't make it darker ;d

Moultonborough
10-09-2011, 12:07 PM
It looks great. But were there Palm trees at that time. I love the color and details to it though.

EmperorxZurg
10-09-2011, 12:18 PM
palm trees have always been around http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

but if it was shining on him, the area around him should be lighter as well 0_o shouldn't it? Light doesn't decide what to make brighter

Moultonborough
10-09-2011, 12:37 PM
Originally posted by d1sturbedme_468:
palm trees have always been around http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

but if it was shining on him, the area around him should be lighter as well 0_o shouldn't it? Light doesn't decide what to make brighter

You know what I mean. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif I've just never thought of Turkey having Palm trees. Not sure if it is able climate wise. But it is just a picture. I agree about the light however it should be even all over. Unless there is a recessed doorway for an example.

HIBEE12
10-09-2011, 12:51 PM
ok thanks, and guys the background is BF3 incase you didnt know http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif and moultonborough i'll post your sig tomorrow

Moultonborough
10-09-2011, 12:52 PM
Originally posted by HIBEE12:
ok thanks, and guys the background is BF3 incase you didnt know http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif and moultonborough i'll post your sig tomorrow

Take your time. We all have lives outside of the Forums. It's not a big deal.

EmperorxZurg
10-09-2011, 12:54 PM
but in Istanbul, it has a desert-ey climate. Palm trees grow in deserts http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif *Lives in one*

Skuldpt
10-09-2011, 01:35 PM
Uh, he does have light behind him can you see the lighter border I made?

EmperorxZurg
10-09-2011, 01:44 PM
yeah, but that's not what I'm talking about. It's the general color of the persona itself. Because it was taken from a different picture with different lighting, the color palette on the doctor is different than the BF3 bg. Whereas the BF3 bg is blue/grey and more of a cloudy summer's day; the doctor has a more "bright summer's day at the beach" look t him. Obviously those two don't go well. Which is why I'm just suggesting you go to general color preferences of the matte layer, and give it a hue coloration towards the bg color palette. It's just my opinion though http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

SlimeDynamiteD
10-09-2011, 02:08 PM
"Keep it Yellow, you'll be my Fellow" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
I'd do good as a rapper, would I not?

Moultonborough
10-10-2011, 04:48 PM
Originally posted by SlimeDynamiteD:
"Keep it Yellow, you'll be my Fellow" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
I'd do good as a rapper, would I not?

Funny. Never would of thought of that. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Blind2Society
10-10-2011, 08:46 PM
Sig showcase. Any feedback?
http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/2061/roseladdie.gif

EmperorxZurg
10-10-2011, 08:54 PM
I like the shape http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Though I think the name blends a bit much; try making it more noticeable?

Moultonborough
10-10-2011, 08:56 PM
Originally posted by Blind2Society:
Sig showcase. Any feedback?
http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/2061/roseladdie.gif

I like the shape of the signature and the light green color. The name kind of blends in though. Maybe outline it in a slightly different green or change the letters to something other than black? Still great looking though.

EDIT:d1sturbed beat me to it.

Skuldpt
10-11-2011, 01:25 AM
Originally posted by d1sturbedme_468:
I like the shape http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Though I think the name blends a bit much; try making it more noticeable?

You don't understand it's a Stealthy name! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif But yeah try to outstand the name a bit more! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

PS: I'm taking more time on my requests because of school and to perfect it! Hope you understand! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

Moultonborough
10-11-2011, 09:13 AM
Schools important I think everyone understands that.

HIBEE12
10-11-2011, 09:22 AM
Exactly what SKULD said, time to concentrate on GCSE's

Moultonborough
10-11-2011, 09:42 AM
Originally posted by HIBEE12:
Exactly what SKULD said, time to concentrate on GCSE's

GCSE's?

HIBEE12
10-11-2011, 10:35 AM
sorry i shouldve said its the uk's tests to get us a job oh and go onto the 1st pinned topic on the general discussion page look for a comment on page 3 by TRIPLEM00 look at his avatar, i dont think hes taken my warning but its not 64x64 and needs to be sorted

LordWolv
10-11-2011, 11:36 AM
Hey, guys, have you ever tried for official... ness? I think it would be a great idea, asking Shade or something. I'm guessing we're based in all the Ubi forums, correct?

SlimeDynamiteD
10-11-2011, 11:54 AM
Define 'official... ness' :P

LordWolv
10-11-2011, 11:57 AM
Originally posted by SlimeDynamiteD:
Define 'official... ness' :P
Well you know, we're the unoffical SDG at the moment.

SlimeDynamiteD
10-11-2011, 11:59 AM
True, but what would we gain if we'd go 'official' also, I don't think we're good enough to go 'official' yet

Skuldpt
10-11-2011, 12:50 PM
HIBEE, where you have!

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-3HkMIqiK63k/TpSPJwWslEI/AAAAAAAAAQk/8KJOQTQkdl0/s800/Ottoman_BF.png

NEXT! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/typing.gif

EDIT: here is Taxotes319 sig request:

HD:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Qj5cJfIh_vE/TpSg55phkwI/AAAAAAAAARE/HRhWuntJZ4E/s500/sig.png

Optimized:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-PTkZn0AfdXE/TpSg513u7lI/AAAAAAAAAQ8/6_xwZBeIyrg/s500/sig.gif

Moultonborough
10-11-2011, 09:15 PM
Originally posted by HIBEE12:
sorry i shouldve said its the uk's tests to get us a job oh and go onto the 1st pinned topic on the general discussion page look for a comment on page 3 by TRIPLEM00 look at his avatar, i dont think hes taken my warning but its not 64x64 and needs to be sorted

Good luck on your tests if your taking them soon. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif And Skuldpt great work on the picture.

LordWolv
10-11-2011, 11:58 PM
Originally posted by SlimeDynamiteD:
True, but what would we gain if we'd go 'official' also, I don't think we're good enough to go 'official' yet
We'd gain awesomeness. the Official Ubisoft Signature Design Group sounds better, right? :P

SlimeDynamiteD
10-12-2011, 12:12 AM
I agree, but we'll have to get better http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

SlimeDynamiteD
10-12-2011, 11:15 AM
I apologize for the double post

But!
I have a new Signature http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Please comment/criticize! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Blind2Society
10-12-2011, 11:19 AM
You rifined it and it looks much much better. Well done sir http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Now it's time for you to come up with an entry for the release sig.

Oh, I just noticed something extremely insignificant. The top of the assassin insignia comes in front of the border, it appears as though it shouldn't. Was that intentional?

SlimeDynamiteD
10-12-2011, 11:35 AM
Nope :P

HIBEE12
10-12-2011, 12:19 PM
thanks moultonborough its just revision at the time being, i'll make sure your sig is posted by the weekend same goes to Skuld your wallpaper is almost done and thanks it looks great. Isaac they kind of sound equal however im sure to be official we'd have to work for ubi or for one of us to be a Mod, however im probably wrong http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif and Slime i love it

EscoBlades
10-13-2011, 06:22 PM
Hey Blind...i dropped you a PM/PT with a sig request. Thanks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Blind2Society
10-13-2011, 11:57 PM
Here's a draft I came up with for Esco. In my opinion this is my first high profile request so I want it to be perfect. Any critisism would be greatly appreciated. I have some giant shoes to fill considering how rediculously awesome his previous sigs by zeejay were and I could use the help and extra set of eyes.
http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/7868/escodraft.gif

Azugo
10-14-2011, 12:12 AM
Well, top right says 'Machinima Repsawn. Not, Respawn. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Otherwise, looking good!

Blind2Society
10-14-2011, 12:29 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif
http://img803.imageshack.us/img803/4867/facepalmq.jpg
Thanks for catching that

Blind2Society
10-14-2011, 06:00 PM
I got another version for Esco, what do you all think?
http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/5505/esco.png

I still like the first one myself but he wanted a less rectangular sig. I 'm going to start work on another draft from scratch and see what I can come up with.

EmperorxZurg
10-14-2011, 09:55 PM
I like it, although I cannot read his name for the life of me XD And I'm on an HD 24" screen

Blind2Society
10-14-2011, 10:02 PM
Yeah, that one isn't really to my liking. I'm currently working on one that should be pretty cool. I'll post it up when it's done.

Moultonborough
10-14-2011, 11:06 PM
Originally posted by Blind2Society:
I got another version for Esco, what do you all think?
http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/5505/esco.png

I still like the first one myself but he wanted a less rectangular sig. I 'm going to start work on another draft from scratch and see what I can come up with.

I'm just curious is that the Green Lantern sign in the Sig? EscoBlades needs to be changed a little bit kinda hard to read. Other than that though I like it.

Blind2Society
10-14-2011, 11:25 PM
Yeah that's Green Lantern, it's kind of Esco's thing. The name is hard to read. I'm working on a better version now and hopefully that won't be an issue with this one.

Ok the strangest thing keeps happening. I scaled the sig down to 500 and it came to 65kb so I scaled it down to 470. I check the size and it's 67.7!? It didn't know doing nothing but making the sig smaller could raise the file size.

Ok I made a bunch of different versions of this with different fonts. This is the one (Dead Space font) both Esco and I like the best.
http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/3005/esconew7.png

Moultonborough
10-15-2011, 01:35 AM
I love that. It's wicked cool looking. I at least haven't seen anything else like it. Good Job!

Blind2Society
10-15-2011, 01:36 AM
Thanks http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

It took quite a bit of work. Before I did the finishing steps it had 41 layers!

EmperorxZurg
10-15-2011, 09:17 AM
I definitely like this one the best http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif one thing that may be hindering you however is the gaussian blur into the alpha channel. Maybe make a background layer like this:
http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/3005/esconew7.png
And use that as the canvas for his name? (Don't mind color and font, it was a 1 minute edit to just show a template)

Blind2Society
10-15-2011, 01:15 PM
It's funny I was actually think of doing something quite like that. I could give something a shot but it may raise the file size too much.

EmperorxZurg
10-15-2011, 01:24 PM
have you tried creating a "new from visible" layer when you're done? Once you do, open up a new project, paste that one compressed layer in, and use that one. It won't have the hidden layers that bumps up kb http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Blind2Society
10-15-2011, 01:38 PM
Hmmm, that's something I never really thought of, I need to give that a try. Thanks http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Blind2Society
10-15-2011, 06:37 PM
How's this?
http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/3323/escobladessmall.png

jmk1999
10-15-2011, 06:47 PM
looks good, though try with white or something and a dark black or dark green glow to separate the text. the black part still gets lost in the middle.

Blind2Society
10-15-2011, 06:52 PM
Not sure what you mean. Do you mean white text?

jmk1999
10-15-2011, 06:57 PM
on the "escoblades" part. try a light text with a dark glow to separate the text from both the signature and the background it sits on. similar to what i did with this. it's white, sitting on a white background, but it stands out still, thanks to a stroke (or a heavy, dark glow might work). the inner bevel helps as well... though not recommended to be too dark if on a dark background (like the center of that sig).
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c152/dom1999/esqew.png

Blind2Society
10-15-2011, 07:03 PM
Ah I know what you mean. I did that in one of the earlier versions but I went a different way after that. I'll give it a shot though.

jmk1999
10-15-2011, 07:05 PM
sure thing... btw, i added to not make the inner bevel too dark to my post after the fact. as i mentioned, if you do that on a black or dark background, it becomes hard to read as well. can also look amateur-ish if done incorrectly or when using the default setting.

EDIT... you can also try something like this that i just cranked out quick.

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c152/dom1999/escoblades.png

Blind2Society
10-15-2011, 07:54 PM
Thats pretty cool. I just pasted it into the image and the bright white looks a bit odd. I tried a bunch of other things as well but nothing looks as good as the black. It does get a tad lost in the middle but after trying a bunch of different things it seems worth it.

Blind2Society
10-15-2011, 09:24 PM
Alright I got a few more versions. I actualy got a version with white text that works well also.
http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/5081/escoblkbgblktgreensmall.png


http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/8784/escoblkbgblktgreenwhite.png


http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/4016/escoblkbgblktwhitesmall.png


http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/4247/escoblkbgwhitetgreensma.png

Moultonborough
10-15-2011, 09:35 PM
I like the last one the best. His name stands right out and does not blend in with the rest of it. My least favorite would be the first one. Unlike the last the name blends in with the rest and the whole middle is too dark in general.

Blind2Society
10-15-2011, 09:53 PM
Yeah I agree. One thing to remember though, when they are still 1000x300 they all look good and you can see everything well. Once they are scaled down, however, things change. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

jmk1999
10-15-2011, 10:43 PM
agreed... last one looks the best. the bright colors are always gonna stand out better on the dark. although, it feels a bit fuzzy in the visuals. all the text is slightly blurred. you're designing the signature at a larger size and resizing it? that doesn't make much sense unless you're using it for something else as well.

Blind2Society
10-15-2011, 11:19 PM
It's easier to work on when it's bigger. I suppose I could just zoom in but when you do that everything appears fuzzy, it's just easier to work on it whe it's bigger. Personally I think it could all be solved if they just gave us more reasonable sig rules.

Just for reference, this is the sig I use on the Red Dead boards.
http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/6545/mynewsigbig.png

Moultonborough
10-15-2011, 11:20 PM
Originally posted by Blind2Society:
It's easier to work on when it's bigger.

Is it still within the guidelines though?

EmperorxZurg
10-15-2011, 11:24 PM
he does the same thing as me. We start with a proportionally scaled image larger than 500x150 so as to see detail bigger. Afterwards, I make a "new from visible layer" and then open a new project and then past that "one" merged layer. Then resize back to the 500x150 guidelines and it fits! Afterwards though, you may wanna hit the enhance filter again; it'll clear any blurring from resizing

btw, what do you guys think of my new sig in honor of the transformers finale that aired today? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif (The ending was so mindblowing 0_0)

Blind2Society
10-15-2011, 11:26 PM
Looks good cept for the name plate looks a little wierd.

Btw, that could work but sharpening raises the file size.

EmperorxZurg
10-15-2011, 11:36 PM
is it too cluttered?

It has only raised it like 1kb for me if I'm doing it to the whole visible layer. shouldn't be THAT catastrophic XD

Blind2Society
10-15-2011, 11:40 PM
Not exactly sure, something just doesn't look right. I don't it's too cluttered though. I think it's the bottom left corner that looks odd. You could also maybe lower the opacity of the UUSDG logo and try to make it part of the name plate rather than something on the name plate. That might help.

When I did it to the whole sig it raised it 7kb when I used rectangle select to do it only to the text it raised it by 4kb. The sig is right around 60 as it is. Yet another example of the sig rules here being rediculous.

jmk1999
10-15-2011, 11:42 PM
i see... in all my years i've always worked in the size i need it for... which is probably more years than need be said. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Blind2Society
10-15-2011, 11:47 PM
You could be right. That maybe what is amking the text fuzzy. However, working on a highly detailed image at 500x150 pixels is a bit of a pain, doesn't matter who you are.

Though, on Esco's sig there was a threshold. Once I scaled past about 470 the text gets fuzzy anything bigger than that the text was fine. Unfortunately, when above that theshold the file size would be around 68kb. Yet another example of the sig rules here being rediculous http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Alright hopefully this is the last one
http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/6994/escob.png

jmk1999
10-16-2011, 02:02 AM
i like to challenge myself... what can i say? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif anyway, looks better. and yes, typically rescaling it will make details blur a bit... from my experience anyway. especially if you do it upon merging layers and whatnot... then optimizing for web doesn't help much. you want to preserve the type in vector form. also unsharp mask or toggling the aliasing might work in making the text crisper at smaller sizes.

Cpt_Yanni
10-16-2011, 08:37 AM
I just made myself a new sign.

In case you were wondering; this was my old one:
http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/3938/yannisigacsmall.gif

The new one (in a little higher resolution/colors than the one I use in my signature - Forum rules ya know...)

http://r26.imgfast.net/users/2612/20/32/20/album/acsign12.gif

Share your thoughts, thanks!

SlimeDynamiteD
10-16-2011, 09:15 AM
Cool man :P

I finished Isaac500's Signature, and I've got to say... I'm a little jealous :x

http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/480/isaac500signaturecopy.gif

Moultonborough
10-16-2011, 10:34 AM
That is cool. I like the Assassin symbol details.

Blind2Society
10-16-2011, 01:06 PM
Yanni, that is simply epic, I love it. I don't mean to be a party pooper but it seems both of them are waayyyy, and I mean wwaaayyy, beyond the file size limit.

Slime Looks good, shame it has to be .gif. However, I think you should change the color of the assassin isignia. White seems a bit, meh. Maybe just change the color curves a bit?

SlimeDynamiteD
10-16-2011, 01:52 PM
It isn't white, it has a Gradient on it.
Kinda shiny silverish I might be adding a "bling" though.

HIBEE12
10-17-2011, 12:07 AM
right, i know that for the past week nowive been saying all my request will be done and the sort of are http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Moult this is a work in progress as i am currently changing the text and adding a border http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/3065/giffc.gif (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/713/giffc.gif/) Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us) , Skuld most possibly tomorrow. but you understand how caught up i am, when i'm not on the forums you can just give me a nudge if i need to do you something on psn, if you don't then just keep pm ing me and i'll get to it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Moultonborough
10-17-2011, 05:45 AM
Well now that it's almost done I suppose I should ask a question. How do I put it on? I saw on other threads that you use a link. But when I click on the actual picture there is a share bar with different sites. But when I click on the Image Shack next to the picture there is a "upload now" button. So, which do I use? Sorry if this is just a stupid question.

HIBEE12
10-17-2011, 11:17 AM
don't worry its not a stupid question, once you have clicked on it click on embed imaged on the bottom right then copy and paste the code by forum then go to personal zone profile and past it in the sig section there, do you like it so far?

Moultonborough
10-17-2011, 11:34 AM
Originally posted by HIBEE12:
don't worry its not a stupid question, once you have clicked on it click on embed imaged on the bottom right then copy and paste the code by forum then go to personal zone profile and past it in the sig section there, do you like it so far?

Very much so. It's wicked cool. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

MonsterJunkese
10-18-2011, 09:40 AM
Hey guys, Haven't been active lately since I had a virus on my computer, I had to make a new user that meaning I have lost all my pictures, brushes and gimp stuff... So I may not be able to get back to sigs for a little while. So if someone could help by posting that Layer effects Script-fu?

Skuldpt
10-20-2011, 10:59 AM
Originally posted by MonsterJunkese:
Hey guys, Haven't been active lately since I had a virus on my computer, I had to make a new user that meaning I have lost all my pictures, brushes and gimp stuff... So I may not be able to get back to sigs for a little while. So if someone could help by posting that Layer effects Script-fu?

That happened to me, happily I hadn't many brushes when it happened, but the ones I had were very popular so it wasn't a big deal!

Yes, Azugo I just ended my sentence with an exclamation point again. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

MonsterJunkese
10-22-2011, 11:30 AM
I made this for fun to practise my editing skills http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/6901/assassincreedpicture1.png

Skuldpt
10-22-2011, 11:46 AM
^Looks good my friend http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

But I think you should darken the background a little more and blur Ezio's left side

_EDIT_

I made this signature, but I guess I don't like it:

HQ:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-y2I-wTLl6BU/TqMkSEfgg7I/AAAAAAAAASU/vcOQYRFth6Q/s500/ezio_sk.png

LQ:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-sGiMTabdINw/TqMkSNCP1gI/AAAAAAAAASY/4llLRM197IU/s500/ezio_sk.gif

Blind2Society
10-22-2011, 03:41 PM
I like everything about it actually. Cept I think it needs a border. Oh and you forgot the UUSDG logo. Which actually could be a good thing because the left side seems a bit empty. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Here's a sig request I just finished

.png 95kb
http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/8305/poguemahone629.png

.gif 32kb
http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/5848/poguemahone629.gif

Sarari
10-22-2011, 03:53 PM
Originally posted by Cpt_Yanni:
I just made myself a new sign.

In case you were wondering; this was my old one:
http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/3938/yannisigacsmall.gif

The new one (in a little higher resolution/colors than the one I use in my signature - Forum rules ya know...)

http://r26.imgfast.net/users/2612/20/32/20/album/acsign12.gif

Share your thoughts, thanks!
"Give me name and I'll give you blood" is what Altair said. Not Ezio.

Skuldpt
10-22-2011, 04:16 PM
Originally posted by Blind2Society:
I like everything about it actually. Cept I think it needs a border. Oh and you forgot the UUSDG logo. Which actually could be a good thing because the left side seems a bit empty. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Here's a sig request I just finished

.png 95kb
http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/8305/poguemahone629.png

.gif 32kb
http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/5848/poguemahone629.gif

Thanks for the reply, I don't think a border would fit, but I added the UUSDG logo.

HQ:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-wfAi_0Grfvs/TqM_iXVEf3I/AAAAAAAAAS0/2a0sFpF_kBw/s500/ezio_sk.png

LQ:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-uoevipuZ2HM/TqM_ibIK31I/AAAAAAAAAS4/TApVJgjxWmA/s500/ezio_sk.gif

Which one you think it would fit me the best? The one I'm using right now or this^? And do you you think is face shouldn't be blue?
---
A sig request for Jexx21:

HQ:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-RchCMxulm1c/TqMWSTl1vpI/AAAAAAAAAR4/rFFkmcepDKw/s500/siggy.png

LQ:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ygMaqYLcA_4/TqMWSO5PKRI/AAAAAAAAAR0/muKdaJXXwPk/s500/siggy.gif

---
Btw, I guess you should add some gloss on your sig, and the UUSDG logo, is a little bit covered by the border. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif Otherwise I think it's looks amazing! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

MonsterJunkese
10-22-2011, 06:23 PM
Them sigs are awesome guys, I'll probably rob your idea's sometime later... lol

Skuldpt
10-23-2011, 03:19 AM
Originally posted by MonsterJunkese:
Them sigs are awesome guys, I'll probably rob your idea's sometime later... lol

You won't rob me! ... Only because I have a guarding testicle... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Oh, and BTW if any of you need help, you can always count with me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://media.ubi.com/us/forum_images/gf-glomp.gif

SlimeDynamiteD
10-23-2011, 10:54 AM
Finished ShaneO's (dead_gunner187) signature. Check it out http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/3023/shaneosignaturecopylq.jpg

EmperorxZurg
10-23-2011, 11:33 AM
It's....nice. But why are you reverting back to the generic box sig? It could be much better with a shape to it

SlimeDynamiteD
10-23-2011, 01:35 PM
I'm not reverting back, just a little difference.
Besides, it could be better with a shape to it, because of the darned Forum Rules.

This one as .JPG was already too big, imagine if it was .PNG.
Plus, I hate the use of .GIF, borders, quality and shadows get messed up with it.

Blind2Society
10-23-2011, 01:49 PM
Originally posted by SlimeDynamiteD:
I'm not reverting back, just a little difference.
Besides, it could be better with a shape to it, because of the darned Forum Rules.

This one as .JPG was already too big, imagine if it was .PNG.
Plus, I hate the use of .GIF, borders, quality and shadows get messed up with it.
This^

Skuldpt
10-23-2011, 02:53 PM
Originally posted by Blind2Society:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SlimeDynamiteD:
I'm not reverting back, just a little difference.
Besides, it could be better with a shape to it, because of the darned Forum Rules.

This one as .JPG was already too big, imagine if it was .PNG.
Plus, I hate the use of .GIF, borders, quality and shadows get messed up with it.
This^ </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If UBI could change the sig and avatar size would be awesome! Especially the sig, 64 kb is way to short, and the avatar should be like 75x75 or 100x100 and 50kb, who agrees with me?

Blind2Society
10-23-2011, 04:17 PM
My idea of acceptable rules, Avatar: 75x75 30kb Signature: 500x150 100kb.

MonsterJunkese
10-23-2011, 08:12 PM
My idea, Avatar: 125x125 100kb, Sig: 600x200 1000000kb

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Blind2Society
10-23-2011, 08:46 PM
I think mine would be more of a reasonable change

zeejay21
10-23-2011, 10:21 PM
First of all, any of you who want to petition Ubi to increase file size of sigs will not work since the rules are fixed.

Secondly, I have already discussed this with Mr_Shade previously even before UUSDG was made and he had replied that the rules 'had been set in stone'.

Third, more and more official game forums have either reduced sig dimensions and file sizes or discard them entirely. I and d1sturbed has seen several.

Fourth, consider it as a challenge. For those with PhotoShop, it's time to learn the Dirty Transparency technique (link posted on the first page) to reduce file sizes without destroying the images much.

Fifth, I'd already mentioned I can optimize it for you guys if you guys want it.

And finally sixth, using generic rectangular boxed sig is common. In design, being common means being static, stale or have no uniqueness and often frown upon. So avoid being common.

Remember, UUSDG is group with class and recognized by Ubisoft themselves, it's not just another signature design group. So we better be good at it.

It's a constant challenge but that what makes UUSDG and it's members special - the ability to overcome it.

zeejay21
10-23-2011, 10:36 PM
Hmm, I think I should kick you guys up a notch. If you're able to overcome the limitations, you will create something like this:

http://img.skitch.com/20110528-m592kksjhfm1hp4gf3a1mmbg5t.png

455 px x 150 px, 60KB, .PNG


From there, it can grow to something like this:

http://img.skitch.com/20111023-xckdwuyg1jg***w5snd28s99x7.png

And that's a preview of an icon of a commission I'm currently working on.

Blind2Society
10-24-2011, 12:40 AM
Originally posted by zeejay21:
Remember, UUSDG is group with class and recognized by Ubisoft themselves, it's not just another signature design group. So we better be good at it.
Which is exactly why we should have more room to work with and not be limited by these crap rules.

Also I am aware of some forums that don't allow signatures at all (Fallout forums for example), and it's crap to be frank. But there are also others that allow them and have beyond reasonable rules. Again, this is the sig I use on the Red Dead boards (and to be clear I'm not asking for something like this to be usable rather just a slight increase in file size allowed 100kb for example) If it's completely undoable, well, then that's a shame.
http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/6545/mynewsigbig.png
An ironic thing about the Red Dead boards though, the sigs here tend to be far cooler and of much higher quality than there. Kind of mind boggling if you ask me. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

As for that sig of yours, I still think it's one of the best sigs I've ever seen and it's one of your best. My skills have grown quite a bit, and though you are a far better designer than myself, I feel I could craft that sig or something like it of comprable quality. The difference, however, I could never get a png verson within these rules that's for sure.

Anyway I understand the rules and I always make sigs used here within those limits. But I still think they are unreasonable and I don't have to like it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

By the way that emblem looks brilliant! Great work my friend as always.

zeejay21
10-24-2011, 01:28 AM
Originally posted by Blind2Society:

Which is exactly why we should have more room to work with and not be limited by these crap rules.

There's nothing we can do about it. We can complain but nothing will change, it's best we find a workaround and adapt to it.

I, too, had trouble with the rules before. What I did was find a solution, first by finding that reducing the dimensions to 375 px x 75 px allows any unoptimized .PNG to fit within the size then I discovered (thanks to SmashingMagazine.com; a web designer community site) that there is a way to reduce the file size WITHOUT reducing the image's dimension - the Dirty Transparency and Posterize trick.

Since then, I had no problem making sigs the way I want them to. Mr_Shade's first sig was the first one I optimized and it impressed him greatly. I brought what I learned to UUSDG and we all know what happened then, lots of unique sigs were made without using the common rectangular boxes.

The lesson here is simple:

Find solutions to problems and be adaptive to the limitations. You will gain respect & recognition that way. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


Originally posted by Blind2Society:

By the way that emblem looks brilliant! Great work my friend as always.

Uh... that's not an emblem. It's one of AC MP icons.

Blind2Society
10-24-2011, 01:46 AM
An emblem and an icon are the same thing.

Let me rephrase, both words can be used interchangeably. They are both small images that represent something.