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Your graphical thought process?

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  1. coleman

    coleman WiiChat Member

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    I didn't want to put this in the SOTW thread because that one's mainly for the sigs, but I was curious to know what kind of thought process you guys go through when making your graphics?

    For me, my final version never looks like what I intentionally had thought up in my head. I start with a vague idea and modify it until I'm happy with the final version. I try to use a lot of different PS brushes to see what I can come up with.
     
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  2. Brawny

    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    NICE IDEA!! I was thinking of making a thread like this right when I found it.

    I really need some brushes. I use more blur techniques and filters more than straight-up brushing for my bg. Renders give me ideas, not the other way around too.

    hm..... I usually like a gradient overlay. I will also incorporate a less opaque layer as well. I tend to like text too...

    That's all I can think of so far.
     
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    King Wiired HITLER ME JEZ

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    I need inspiration tbh, with me it's all about finding the right render to the mood that I'm in. But I really couldn't think in step by step. I usually work on the background, starting off with a black/white background, smudging duplicates of the render, putting in c4ds, using brushes to add a nice touch... then I'll add some lighting with a brush set to soft light, and using other effects. Add text. Then I'll use some gradient overlays, and muck around with the colour and levels til it's how I like it. New layer, Ctrl+A, Edit, Stroke, 1 px Black, Finished :] Practicially it really :] sounds so simple...
     
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    Wii_BrEnDo2007 Gran Turismo

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    i think plain and simple but complex hard to understand but briallint on paper
     
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    Gymdawg ~I Spy Hypocricy~

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    Find render
    Pick colors
    Tweak
    Fin.
     
  6. Brawny

    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    what size do you guys start with?

    mine is 392x122. Add a 4 pixel border and just get under the stupid wiichat limits.
     
  7. coleman

    coleman WiiChat Member

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    I dont have a defined size that I like to work with. I just pick one that I think will suit the given topic.

    Also, you can get a grip of free brushes from www.deviantart.com
     
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    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    yep, got lots of deviantart stuff already :thumbsup:
     

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