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    Whys is it so? Borders: Friend or Foe?

    Why do people like borders? Why do some don't?

    What purpose do they serve? Is there any practicality involved, is it simple aesthetic?

    Why do beginners, novices, and even some mods think they are a requirement and that not having them is a detriment to even signatures, let alone art?

    I believe in some cases that borders can be ok. Whether it be a simple cut-off to a signature to "encapsulate" the contents, or simply to make it easier to see the contents of a dark tag against a light background.

    What are your thoughts on it?

    I should make a series of discussions about tag making. Be good for "noobs" and others, haha.

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    well i know thats not u shayne
    but a nice big cinematic always work with a good atmospheric tag, other than that they just dont ad anything to the tag


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    Quote Originally Posted by HϤdrᴓKlᴓriK View Post
    well i know thats not u shayne
    but a nice big cinematic always work with a good atmospheric tag, other than that they just dont ad anything to the tag
    lol it is me. ill appear online on msn.

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    I think it depends, to me a border can honestly make a sig better, for a more cinematographic style as well as decoration. Also it can state boundaries, not only literally but as a flow of the sig. Depends, everything in life has a border... without it everything would melt into the next, no distinction no end.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Liz View Post
    I think it depends, to me a border can honestly make a sig better, for a more cinematographic style as well as decoration. Also it can state boundaries, not only literally but as a flow of the sig. Depends, everything in life has a border... without it everything would melt into the next, no distinction no end.
    I guess you're right. But why do I see people always saying, ur sig needs borders, or you're not good coz u never use borders. People could at least use some justification for such things. Perhaps it just gets drilled into people minds after reading countless starter tuts.

    Another thing I wanted to point out is how come no one ever makes good looking borders? A good picture has a good frame, so if borders are needed then why not make a good looking border, rather than a standar widescreen 2px border, or a 1px black+2px white+1px black (I'm not sure how to explain it but I'm sure you understand).

    I've now decided to go back to my latest sigs and start adding in some nice borders. And I'm going to mix it up a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post


    lol it is me. ill appear online on msn.
    u seem very questioning in nature, and the tone different
    thats why i thought it wasnt u


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    Quote Originally Posted by HϤdrᴓKlᴓriK View Post
    u seem very questioning in nature, and the tone different
    thats why i thought it wasnt u
    Yeah I know :P

    Bit different to my usual relaxed, say it how it is type attitude :P

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    Why do people like borders? Why do some don't? Im not a fan of them because they kind of drag me away from the focal

    What purpose do they serve? Framing your work
    And maye theyre to add more "detail" to simple sigs.

    Why do beginners, novices, and even some mods think they are a requirement and that not having them is a detriment to even signatures, let alone art?

    idk

    I believe in some cases that borders can be ok. Whether it be a simple cut-off to a signature to "encapsulate" the contents, or simply to make it easier to see the contents of a dark tag against a light background.

    What are your thoughts on it?

    Well for me some borders are like...srsly i just like plain black then people but bevel and emboss shit on it and fuk up the whole sig.
    So for me i use borders when... they look good on it.
    sometimes they look good and somethimes they dont.

    Nice thread

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    Please don't make me get into smashing the "sig" mentality again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    Please don't make me get into smashing the "sig" mentality again.
    Nawwwwws, you don't have to. We all know your stance on sigs and how restrictive they are (especially in ones view of art), and quite frankly I also share that view.

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    Borders are fine as long as they don't deter the atmosphere of the piece.
    Kids that say stupid fucking shit like:
    "He don't have border this ruins it" obviously have artistic Down syndrome, and have no business giving critique in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post


    Nawwwwws, you don't have to. We all know your stance on sigs and how restrictive they are (especially in ones view of art), and quite frankly I also share that view.
    Everyone branches their own way I guess. I still think there's some amazing small art, I just have an preference. My brain doesn't work as well in small spaces.

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    where is that roxter newphag
    he had his opinions on borders
    and shayne are u sure thats u cause u sound like some strange as, just cause ur 18 today


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    D: I hope its me D:. Well I haven't had much sleep the past week or so, so it might be getting to me

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