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I was wondering to everyone who does graphics, what got you started and how has the road been?
My story is that I was on my first forum, a gaming/graphic forum. I admired everyones talents and decided I wanted to make things like that. I started in paint, making very simple things and I eventually got myself a copy of photoshop. With some help from the members of this forum, and some tutorials, but mostly my own fiddiling around with it, my skills improved. I only used filters and images for the first half of my graphics life, and then found my way into brushes. I have been using photoshop for about 3 months and I plan to use it for even longer. I am contemplating doing some photoshop courses when I get a bit older and am currently trying to get it installed on our school computer network so I can get a little practice in at school
Whats everyone elses stories?
I have always ahd a knack for drawing and then when I hit my Junior year of high school I got inot web-design and game design. I also took yearbook my Senior Year where I developed the yearbook cover. Ever since then I have been obsessed with Photoshop adn deisgning band box art and designing sigs and avatars. I also am taking Graphic Deisgn at my College here in Spokane and that is where I have learned alot about layout and such....
your from spokane so do you know nouseforaname64?
lol...you mean NoUse4aName68? Yeah I know him...look at our usernames, lol. Yeah we are buddies and we go to the same school for Graphic Design. We have been friends since about somphmore year in High School...i think.
Umm how did I do it....
I've been at it awhile now, atleast a year, with a bit of playing around before then. I used in design to layout the whole school yearbook (not like american ones its different) but yeh... I started because I liked what others could do from forums and I thought, yeh I can do that easy... and now I sort of can I guess...
Well I just started design about 4 months ago and I wanted photoshop because a lot of people here were making such great thinks so I decided to try I am not that great at photoshop but Im getting there.
Holy sweet resurrected thread of new years eve. If only you had waited a month it'd been a year old.
LOL it was like the last thread on the last page of the design corner section it is kind of cool so I wanted it back up.
It was kinda cool? It had four posts. :suspect:
But whatever kid lol, I wont complain.
It was COOL ... :) why dont you most on how you got started with design.
Well it all started in ResidentEvilFan.com/forums.
I had like 100-300 posts and I wanted a signature, so I went to the "request a sig thread" and requested, after a while I got my first sig. From here on I asked once in a while for sigs and I got frustrated with not getting the sigs, so I decided to download photoshop.
I made sigs of my own (I didn't use any tuts, alllearned from scratch) for 0.5-1.0 years (Yeah I don't remember...) and then suddenly I had the urge to learn new techinques and this is where gamerenders come in, I started to download tuts and learn new techinques.
And now I love making stuff with PS and I'm fairly good at it.
So it all started because Nobody was willing to make me a sig.
But yes, there are up's and DOWN's as for sig making.
I hate when someone gets a 10/10 for a sig that's just an image that he/she didn't make and just resized to sig size and at the same time i'm getting 5's in REFan(Though most of the people there don't understand **** about graphics, they don't make anything with photoshop, and if I give critism, people will say to me "your PS ego is a tad too big" "You're full of yourself" etc.
I just hate when talent goes overlooked.
(and some people say "they're only sigs, sheesh calm down" well it's art to me, yes, ART.)
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