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    My first attempt at trying gimp.

    I'm really new to gfx. I've never used anything but paint but today I was commited to trying gimp. So far it's complicated but I like it.

    So I decided to try to make a CS 1.6 Forum signature background and layout. Now ignore the white marks around the layer I will fix those this is just a draft.

    Please keep in mind I'm a beginner so when giving tips please explain to the point where I can understand.

    I mainly want to get an opinion on the Saturation and sharpness.


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    Well, being a gimp user myself i feel kind of forced to chime in...so...
    The image is composed off a random flare, a cs render and a smudged background.
    So, the flare shouldn't be there, the render's placement isn't well done and the background is truly messy: some parts are too clustered and sharp (for example near the pistol) .
    There's little to no blending too and the color scheme is awful.

    My suggestion to improve is to either learn from tutorials (even tho i'm against them) and try any layer type, filter, tool with anything. By trial and error you'd find by yourself what looks good and why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IV2B View Post
    Well, being a gimp user myself i feel kind of forced to chime in...so...
    The image is composed off a random flare, a cs render and a smudged background.
    So, the flare shouldn't be there, the render's placement isn't well done and the background is truly messy: some parts are too clustered and sharp (for example near the pistol) .
    There's little to no blending too and the color scheme is awful.

    My suggestion to improve is to either learn from tutorials (even tho i'm against them) and try any layer type, filter, tool with anything. By trial and error you'd find by yourself what looks good and why.
    Okay I'll look into some tutorials. Thanks for the feedback it is greatly appreciated.
     
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    I do not like it as the first attempt can go ... still trying to Use Photoshop

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    Try using photoshop instead of any free software such as gimp and you will improve!

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