u should always use a border if the borders of ur sig dont blend in with the background of the forum, it makes it 'end' better, so yes you need to use it here too...my advice to you is...try learning to brush
hmmm by a border i usely mean a simple black stroke, but this will do if u like it
anyway, for a brushing tutorial (and alot of other effect tutorials) check this site:
http://www.good-tutorials.com/(use search, on 'brush' or 'brushing')
but remember u need to use the effects of a tutorial in your own way to create ur own style, do NOT exactly copy the tutorial, so if they ask for wave filter settings or sumthing, change urs a bit to experiment
Maybe i will try next day to make a betta sig! but what u thinking now about my new sig?
VCrits? Because befor i dont understood why u think it sucks! now i understood! please tell me what u thining of the new one?
its a little too dark >< also, do wat others have said, its nice and all to blend images, but brushwork can help with everythin, it also works nice for blending images. Your new one is better in someways but the blending of the images isnt too good, cant see them too well, and the background looks like uve only used filters (dont overdo filters >< they are handy for certain things but they arent going to magically make u an awesome sig, use filters carefully and appropriately). The font doesnt really fit the sig either imo it would look better on the other side too, Keep practicing though, im seeing sum improvement :], and please start using brushes instead of filters ><
U get me sick with it! URGH! Ppl look what i do! ****!!!!
Me really gets sick with it! me only needs to do a Kakashi sig. and then i will teach everybody here !^^ (lol just a j/k) but im really happy that i learned somethin new!
last one looks REALLY nice, ur improving gj on it 8/10!
btw there might be some other nice trick u wanna know to (somtimes) get a cool sig, merge all layers togeter,
filter>blur>gaussian blur on 2.5 or sumthing
edit>fade gaussian blur (set it on 100% or lower if u want) then mess around with the blending settings this is how i get my dark almost evil looking sigs combined with brushing *points at sigs*
Lol when i read the first post wich dont edited me gets a setfull joke laugh ^^ because u said that i make advanced steps and i only get 8 of 10 ^^ lol but thatnks!
Also ur trick about that! it do not change many!
ABOUT THE NEW SIG!
its a sig for my SisterÂ´s Boyfriend! just wanna ask ya if that looky oright? ^^
With each, I see too blurry of effects being crowded together, and poorly blended with an image. Your best strategy is to stick with one basic layout and work to keep it stable, trying to create admirable texture. Your sigs have a poor spray paint feel, a below average graffiti style, and beg for one solid to color define it. I also notice that you use very low appealling fonts, and that can kill a sig automatically.
Just keep experimenting in photoshop, it's the best way to improve by yourself. Tutorials can also help, but should only be a learning experience that calibrates your overall knowledge, and efficiency with photoshop.