View Full Version : my first jersey changing expierences

07-19-2007, 09:37 PM
alriht, i have been secretly working on some pictures. i have been attempting the jersey changing techniques. i have it almost down, but i still have a few kinks to work out.
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2007/07/ginsig1-1.jpg this was my first attempt at a sig. i couldn't change the numbers very well (anyone know how to do this professional looking?), so i used the actual jersey numbers from his real jersey.

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2007/07/BECKchangerTry1-1.png This is my 2nd attempt. i know that his jersey still says 12. i am still getting the hang of things. i am not all to good at numbers. my first try at this pic it loooked like the #9 was just spray painted on his jersey. his jersey was completely 1 color, lacking any detail.

does anybody here use fireworks 8 on mac? that is what i have been using for these projects. i have also made a couple sigs: http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2007/07/SenecaWallaceKOTD-1.png http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2007/07/johnbecksig-1.png http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2007/07/MarinoSigKOTD-1.jpg

07-19-2007, 11:05 PM
Constructive criticism time, meant to help you and not meant to upset you. :wink:

I like the fact that you tried this out, but they look a tad cartoonish or like you used a paint tool on top of the original picture. When you use the paint tool or paint bucket, it takes away the texture from the original image, especially when you don't change the layer properties. I'm not sure what type of program Fireworks 8 is and maybe changing the layer properties isn't an option, but maybe you could try downloading GIMP (it's free) or try downloading the free trial of Photoshop CS2 or CS3 and give that a go. The tools are better and the jersey switch tutorial that I sent you is geared more towards Photoshop anyway (because that's what I was familiar with).

Jersey switches are tricky and time consuming, so don't get discouraged. And please don't take the constructive criticism personally, it's only meant to help you become a better sig maker. I still have people tell me that my sigs need work, or are too grainy, or the text needs to be changed, or whatever, that is how I learn better techniques. Infact there is one site that I've gone to (Rover) and I haven't gotten one good compliment yet. :lol: So don't be discouraged, we've all been there and it just takes time to learn and grow as a sig maker.

Just keep at it and try one of those different programs (GIMP/Photoshop), they are both very good and offer some great tools to help you out.

Good luck

07-21-2007, 10:39 PM
thanks man, i'll look for that photoshop download. the thing i discovered with gimp was you have to keep downloading things to get EVERYTHING. i didnt have all that much time.