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Member Since 11 Oct 2013
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#6295 Windy Day

Posted by Nate on 22 October 2013 - 05:00 PM

Time for an in-depth CnC :)

*Note: +'s are positive things that add to the signature's overall appeal, -'s are things that could be improved, and ~'s are things that don't add or detract from the signature as a whole.

**Another note: These are all my opinions, so don't get offended. Honestly I shouldn't even have to say this, but you never know with some people -_-


+Blending, you've blended the render and C4D's perfectly imo

+Depth, your signature has a clear sense of depth, with effects that are both in front of and behind the render (if you want, you can get even more depth by applying a gaussian blur to the background)

+Colors, they fit... Not much else to say here :P


~Text, it's ok, some tips on improving it would be to move it closer to the render/focal point, and to maybe change the font you used on the word "Nate" as it doesn't seem to fit very well


- Color contrast, yeah yeah, I know this isn't really a category that you normally put in CnC, but I get the feeling that your signature is a tad washed out... Use either the burn/dodge tool or the levels/curves tool to add some contrast...

- Lighting, while you've done better than most in that you actually tried to emulate some light on the focal, you did it in the wrong areas. Let me explain.


When you add lighting to a signature you should look at the render to see where the light and shadows fall on it. If there is no lighting on your render than you can do whatever you want, but in the case of your specific render, the light is coming from the left hand side. You can tell because the right side of her face has a shadow on it. So the light you have on the right hand side doesn't really fit. You can remedy this by simply moving that light behind the render, and then adding a subtle outline/glow to the right side of her face to show that the light is coming from behind. For the light on the left hand side, it's on the right side, but I would move it up a little bit (around the area of the text) because it appears that the light is hitting her face from above.


I hope all of this has helped grow as an artist in some way, and if you have any questions don't hesitate to message me and I will answer to the best of my abilities (I'm not the god of Photoshop ya'know)

Also if you're wondering about any of the terminology I've used in this CnC feel free to check out the Graphics Terminology Thread

Wow man very insightful and has helped a lot, I will post an updated version later ;) Thanks Fire 

#6134 Un-amused.

Posted by Nate on 22 October 2013 - 10:19 AM

7/10 i found it werid side ways but otherwise it is pretty good.



:hi: Imo, the whole crazy weird feel of the render fits. Looks AWESOME.. I know :D I'm weird XD I vote 9/10  because I just feel like somethings missing, but I don't know what  :4519626a:   



same feels like something missing,maybe a bit of depth? dunno but ill give 9/10

Thanks, not quite sure how to fix that missing thing :P I was thinking of adding text but I suck at it, i'll give it a go

#6131 Music

Posted by Nate on 22 October 2013 - 10:10 AM

oke like it, only is this guy from harry potter ? or i am crazy??

Haha XD you're not crazy, the guy in the music video is the guy from Harry Potter, but its a different guy that does the singing ;P

#6008 Music

Posted by Nate on 22 October 2013 - 02:16 AM

Who is ED SHEERAN ?? post a link, as i found some on youtube, but i think that cant be it..cccc

One of my favorite songs ;D 


#6006 LoL

Posted by Nate on 22 October 2013 - 02:13 AM

Used to play it a lot, now I just can't stand some people


I have many accounts across NA, EUW, EUNE and Oceanic (I joined Oceania for the luls, it seems like there's not much there however and the connection is really slow)


Highest rank I got to is Silver I, but now I'm around Bronze V cause of inactivity


Favorite champs would be Teemo, cause he's cute and annoys everyone and Ryze, cause I watched this dude on YouTube play him so much that I started to also (+1 like to the first person who knows what dude I'm referring to :P)


Main accounts that I play on now are: i R pr0 feed3r (NA) and 514 (EUW), the rest are really inactive

I wouldn't add me though, unless you don't mind having added someone who only signs on once or twice a month and is really noob in game :P



Awwh why not many people play on this forum T-T

#3838 killua zoldyck signture

Posted by Nate on 18 October 2013 - 03:02 AM

6/10, there is potential for this sig to be a lot greater


1. Text out

2. I feel there are too many colours or it just doesnt go well. Yellow and blue are very contrasting colours, so having them on the same sig isn't a good idea

3. Maybe add something on the foreground, the sig is lacking depth I feel.

4. Either the light source is in the wrong place or there is none at all.

5. Use some gradient maps on that bad boy.

6. Got the right idea with flow ;)

#3727 First try at a Signature!

Posted by Nate on 17 October 2013 - 05:32 PM

Good job for your first try ^^. Long way to go though 


1. Delete the text, not needed, it spoils your masterpiece : )

2. I believe the light source should be coming from the top/middle right, pretty important cause it looks kinda weird : P

3. Background definitely needs to be either smudged or blurred more. 

4. I would add maybe some C4Ds and fractals for elitz0rs effects ;D

5. Gradient maps are your best friend ^^

6. Maybe decrease the height of the sig a tad 

7. You've got the right idea with the flow good job ^^

#3708 Pink Wind

Posted by Nate on 17 October 2013 - 05:12 PM












Which ones your favorite? CnC please and thanks