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Signature of the Month (September 2015)

Post icon  Posted 03 September 2015 - 11:36 AM

Time for another signature of the month competition!

Last month's winner was snoopy11 and no2pencil, for their signature in the 'Checkmate!' - themed contest.

They deliberated on a topic and decided:

-- Pets on Mars --

He left it open so that means the board is yours.. be it photochopping a favorite pet on Mars, snapping a pic after crafting a faux Mars plushie, borrowing something out of a movie, or whipping something up.

Feel free to discuss what you may try your hand at. It's all up to you!

Rules and important info:
  • The contest will run until the 28h of September after which voting will begin.
  • Signatures must not exceed 400x100px
  • They must contain your username.
  • When finished post the signature image on this thread.

.. and more!


Winners will receive this shiny userbar to display in all its 24 carat glory and the right to pick next month's theme.

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Good luck!


Oh, and if you are thinking about participating it wouldn't hurt to drop a note here so I can harry those "down to the last minute" sort of folk when the deadline looms!

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Re: Signature of the Month (September 2015)

Posted 03 September 2015 - 11:52 AM

Some ideas rolling around in the rattle cage..

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Re: Signature of the Month (September 2015)

Posted 03 September 2015 - 12:45 PM

Oh I like the painting of the cat...

What I have done so far is this....


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Done by hand in GIMP...

Will be refining it and adding what I like to call stuff to it...
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Re: Signature of the Month (September 2015)

Posted 03 September 2015 - 12:53 PM

So a couple of things that I like to do. Knowing the requirements are 400x100 I like to make a canvas that is two to four times that size. So I can get my drawing in and be able to shrink it to the right size without loosing pieces or scaling weird. One of those odd things of mine.
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Re: Signature of the Month (September 2015)

Posted 03 September 2015 - 01:05 PM

No I do the same that's just a sampling of the bigger picture...

but you are right to point that out...

also a Snoopy will figure in the final picture...

Just looking for a suitable image.. to copy the hell out of.... ha !
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Re: Signature of the Month (September 2015)

Posted 03 September 2015 - 01:41 PM

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Re: Signature of the Month (September 2015)

Posted 03 September 2015 - 01:42 PM

I think I found a candidate its a t-shirt image but its a good un...

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Re: Signature of the Month (September 2015)

Posted 03 September 2015 - 01:55 PM

fast worker andrewsw....


maybe animate the minions so they dance..?
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Re: Signature of the Month (September 2015)

Posted 03 September 2015 - 02:02 PM

What's a simple, free piece of software to do animation? Something akin to PowerPoint which I am familiar with.

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fast worker andrewsw....

I was just looking around for some potential images and ideas.. but once I/we start it's difficult to put aside ;)
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Re: Signature of the Month (September 2015)

Posted 03 September 2015 - 02:15 PM

[I had to carefully remove the background of the minions, although it isn't perfect on close inspection.. hopefully no one has the time to inspect ;). Then cropping and resizing to get the images to fit.

The guy on the left is just in view, giving a suggestion that these may not be the only guys present. (The gap on the right seems to add to this suggestion as well.)

It is happenstance that the two guys on the right seem to be noticing the sun-setting.]

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Re: Signature of the Month (September 2015)

Posted 03 September 2015 - 02:22 PM

View Postandrewsw, on 03 September 2015 - 09:02 PM, said:

What's a simple, free piece of software to do animation? Something akin to PowerPoint which I am familiar with.

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I was just looking around for some potential images and ideas.. but once I/we start it's difficult to put aside ;)/>


I do know what you mean SOTM is addictive ! ;)

Animations are typically .gif's the old compuserve image standard for those of a certain age group.... will remember !

so google gifmaker and you will be pleasantly surprised...

I make .gif's in GIMP or Photoshop....... although I tend to prefer GIMP.


In GIMP or Ps its just a matter of adding each frame of the image as a Layer and exporting as a gif animation select time between frames and your good to go...

However I realize that while this is easy for me ......... not so easy for others ...

but http://gifmaker.me/ might be more easier to use.

Regards

Snoopy.
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Re: Signature of the Month (September 2015)

Posted 03 September 2015 - 02:22 PM

Shadows, brah. There needs to be little fuzzy dark ovals under them but above the ground.
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Re: Signature of the Month (September 2015)

Posted 03 September 2015 - 02:39 PM

A really basic example of a dancing minion in gif format

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The more effort you put in the better it gets... :)
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Re: Signature of the Month (September 2015)

Posted 03 September 2015 - 02:45 PM

I won't attempt to animate this one though ;)

I find if I continue working/playing the picture starts to deteriorate..

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(I'll stick with my first version for the moment.)
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Re: Signature of the Month (September 2015)

Posted 03 September 2015 - 02:50 PM

Ok andrewsw

its just a bit of fun and I feel I have pressurized you enough for one day ..ha! :)/>

In further news on my own front I have done this with the t-shirt image...

by the magic of layer tracing...

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