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Help me Improve

Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 9:48 AM

I just made my first Graphic.. but its not amazing or good.. help me improve, also any one know how to use and or make GIFS... I have GIMP. ( I will be using the size 500 by 200 for now on, just starting out I wanted bigger areas to work with.

Updated one just playing with GIMP:

here is my first ever made Graphic.... give me advice and tips how to make this better. .



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    RE: Help me Improve

    Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Its good .You do need to work on the cutting in both pics






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    Re: Help me Improve

    Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    I use pixlr... It's easier to cut things out with

    ^Primafacie

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    Re: Help me Improve

    Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Well... it is a great graphic! You need to cut the pictures out more exactly and maybe use less colours, or choose a colour scheme before you start. I would also put your username in one of the corners, small, even though that isn't really anything to do with the graphic itself. Hope this helps!


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    Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    This is AMAZING!! You should have seen my first graphic! I love yours!!

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    Re: Help me Improve

    Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Thanks... ya the cutting was hard.. I will work on that.. user name is a good idea...

    thank you

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    Re: Help me Improve

    Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    Most graphics are 500x200, headers/banners for profiles are 700x200 or 500x200, the normal size for an avatar/profile picture is 300x300. Credit your graphic by putting your username in small text somewhere. Most pictures are good from www.taylorpictures.net
    Look at other people's tutorials for cutting a blending :D

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    Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    I actually think the cutting gives it a cool effect!

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    Re: Help me Improve

    Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    I think I had at least one tutorial for gimp in my old tutorial thread:) I don't take requests anymore but you can still use the tutorials!
    http://taylorswift.com/forum/fan_made_graphics/2042631





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    Re: Help me Improve

    Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    I download Text PNGS and PNG pictures instead of having to cut every little thing you can download some on deviantart.com or just google Taylor Swift PNGs.

    Also as they have stated add your username.



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    Re: Help me Improve

    Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Guppy1313 wrote:
    Most graphics are 500x200, headers/banners for profiles are 700x200 or 500x200, the normal size for an avatar/profile picture is 300x300. Credit your graphic by putting your username in small text somewhere. Most pictures are good from www.taylorpictures.net
    Look at other people's tutorials for cutting a blending :D]


    I agree with Guppy1313..
    Plus Gimp is harder than it looks from graphic makers who use Gimp, See i use Gimp and it took me forever get used to it but i am better at using Gimp now than i was before with it, So the more you work with Gimp and learn from those have used Gimp and have tutorials for Gimp, Than everything will be fine(:


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    Re: Help me Improve

    Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    It's pretty good. Just remember, graphics should always be 500x200, don't use so many fonts, and you definitely need to work on your cutting. I suggest Music21's tutorials.



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    Re: Help me Improve

    Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    I made a new one I'll add it here.. thanks for the advice so far.. I'm just playing with GIMP and figuring things out and trying to find tutorials.


    ( Also this is not Pic related but to change my name here do I need to make a new account?)

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    Re: Help me Improve

    Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 12:51 PM

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    This is AMAZING!! You should have seen my first graphic! I love yours!!

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    Thank you

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    Re: Help me Improve

    Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 12:53 PM




    i'm making them as this size just so they are easy to see... when i make one to use as a sig they will be the 500 by 200

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    Re: Help me Improve

    Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Calizzle4 wrote:
    I actually think the cutting gives it a cool effect!

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    This is what I was going to say! Depending on what you're going for, you might need to work on the cutting, but it does look kind of edgy and cool! :) Also, don't use too many fonts, but I like the fonts you used. :) Other than that, this is really good for a first graphic!




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    Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 2:03 PM

    Taylor_Is_My_Hero wrote:
    I made a new one I'll add it here.. thanks for the advice so far.. I'm just playing with GIMP and figuring things out and trying to find tutorials.


    ( Also this is not Pic related but to change my name here do I need to make a new account?)

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    Re: Help me Improve

    Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    I really like the first one :D good luck with gimp

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    Re: Help me Improve

    Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 4:18 PM

    I think they are really good...it's just the way the two pics are cut out.

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    Re: Help me Improve

    Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    great for your first graphics!

    but there are ways to improve :

    ~ make sure your color scheme is the same without (example : the pink text in the first one could have been green or blue)
    ~ make your graphics around 500x200
    ~ don't use more than 2 fonts per graphic (maybe 3, but no more)
    ~ you can get better quality pictures at taylorpictures.net
    ~ try out different programs to crop pictures
    ~ check out some tutorials

    if you follow that, i'm sure your graphics will be even better :)

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    Re: Help me Improve

    Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    RockStarRonan wrote:
    Taylor_Is_My_Hero wrote:
    I made a new one I'll add it here.. thanks for the advice so far.. I'm just playing with GIMP and figuring things out and trying to find tutorials.

    yours is good
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