Tripredacus

My Signatures

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I've made a whole bunch of signatures over the years. Sometimes they are simple, sometimes not. Each time I try to do something special. I've not only made signatures for myself, but for others on request from time to time.

I don't have them all uploaded or organized well, but most are sitting up in my photobucket.

Here is my latest one for use right here.

damacy_msfn.jpg

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Perhaps it could use some NOMNOMNOM?

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Perhaps it could use some NOMNOMNOM?

Like this?

funny-pictures-orange-cat-eats-corn1.jpg

:lol:

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Haha, the 'turn' is genius :)

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This would be a better starting point for nomnomnom:

pacmen.jpg

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To suite my current state of mind.

tpxjuly09.jpg

A prize (ie free sig) for anyone who can guess the 2 bands referenced.

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Just got this idea. Use for you dedicated 9x guys.

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New signature I made last week:

msfn2_zpsc37c7153.jpg

Also here are my previous two that I hadn't put in this thread:

tpxmsfn1.jpg

and this Windows 8 one:

metro_tpx.jpg

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Nice sigs...

one of the designs reminds me of Soundgarden's Badmotorfinger album cover.

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@Tripredacus:

Your new signature is absolutely stunningly beautiful !!!

It easily transcends the category "Signature" and passes into the category "Fine Art".

You did a great job.

I'm impressed !!!

Larry

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New sig made: sentry_zps629a4e63.jpg

EDIT: displays not all being equal, this image doesn't look so nice on an LCD monitor, for whatever reason. I will revert to my previous one.

Edited by Tripredacus
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WOW, Trip, that's fantastic!

IMO, that's your best one yet.

Are the letters behind your name just random characters?

I see some Greek letters there, as well as English.

The image is very mysterious and evocative.

It would be great if you showed the individual layers from top to bottom,

along with a little discussion, if you wanted to, of course.

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Ah you know, I didn't save the layered version, so I can go off memory I guess.

That image was only 4 layers.

 

Layer 1: 371x100 image with the 2 drummers, the man in the middle, and the sun rays. Technically also the dark portion at the bottom is trees/grass and the lighter portion is the sky.

 

Layer 2: this is 371x100 image with the light blue scripted elements. I am not certain if this one, or the other image is "on top" as both layers have lowered transparency. So the fact that you can see the script on the dummers does not indicate it is on the top layer. Additionally, both layers have been colorized.

 

Layer 3: This is the greek text you see. It is "random" and does not particularly mean anything. It is there only for background decoration as I typically like to put some sort of "design" behind text. It is not random, as in that it is whatever TRIPREDACUS is turned into when using that font. The font used was Symbol, Open Type. I believe I used one of the default gray options and not using the color wheel. Its transparency is down a bit as well, and has a soft glow added to it.

 

Layer 4: This is my name here, and after a bunch of fiddling I decided to just use the standard Xenotron font. It has a glow on it as well. I did just a bit of tinkering with this and the other text layer to make sure it stood out enough and didn't have too much "black on black" going on.

 

This project had a bit more R&D time put into it. Firstly, I had a base image I liked (the drummers) however its proportions were not as workable to fit into the permitted signature size here. Simply put, the base image was too tall. That is why the guy in the middle has no head. He also wears some mask with horns or ears on the top like the other two guys, and it easily makes the image twice as tall. The shot was only shown in this close fashion, with not enough real estate on either side to make it fit. This is fine, as it doesn't look horrible. I thought about removing the guy from the center, but I didn't want to deal with the sun rays because I wanted that pattern in there.

 

The use of the text background using the Symbol font was not my first choice. Originally, I wanted to use Akkadian and to have an actual cuneiform word of phrase there. It was too late in the day and it was already become too time consuming to determine a correct translation to use. The internet is still a little too "mixed up" when it comes to Akkadian, as most sources seem to mix it with Sumerian and other Assyrian languages.

 

Source for the first two layers from this:

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Thanks for taking time to respond, Trip. I watched the video. Thanks for that link. I've noticed in the past that you've gotten images from videos. That's a good approach, because you can come up with more exactly what you want, instead of relying on a Google image search, which is what I do too much of the time. I'll keep the video-stills approach more in mind now. Thanks.
 
I like the fact that the guy in the middle has no head. To me, it focuses more on his hands behind the "Tripredacus", which compositionally connects with the two drummers to form a unified whole for the signature. Great layout.
 
On my monitor, the sky background is a purplish gray and the scripted elements are a light lime green color. I like that warm/cool color combination. You did a great job colorizing. I see the scripted elements in the video around 0:37 (and also before and after that time). Was it difficult to remove the background around these elements? What was your approach in removing the background?
 
The glows on the Symbol and Xenotron fonts really work well to make each clearly visible against the background, with more emphasis on the Xenotron, of course.
 
Thanks for sharing.
 

Larry

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No background removal was done, actually, with the script. It was one reason why I chose to do the colorization and transparency on both layers. You can especially tell with the brighter area to the left of the center guy. This is from the background of the particular shot I chose.

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Yes, I now see it to the left of the center guy.

I had to enlarge the downloaded image -- (actually a screen capture, because my PS CS5 couldn't open the jpeg) -- to see it clearly.

It's also to the left of the drummer on the right.

But it worked out great, because you can still make out the scripted elements well.

This light colored "fog" adds to the image, IMO, by making the image more 3 dimensional.

Also, it didn't obliterate the sun's rays.

If you had removed the background first, the scripted elements would have been on a 2-dimensional plane, giving a flatter feel to the image.

I bet you were a little surprised that the scripted-element layer worked out that well, even though you had the skill to tweak it to get what you wanted.

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I just changed my previous signature, shown first, below, to my new signature, shown below that one:

 

 

new_MSFN_static_signature.jpg


" What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality."  Plutarch

 

 

new_new_MSFN_static_signature.jpg


" What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality."  Plutarch

 

Guess that shows that in the time I've been away that I have been on the ball ... the eyeball, that is.

Sorry for the groaner of a pun ............................................................................................... NOT!

lol

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Happy new year and welcome back, Larry!!! :hello:

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Thanks so much, my friend, dencorso. That means a lot to me. You have always been there for me, in so many ways, and I do so appreciate it.

Happy new year to you, as well !!! :hello:

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Oh an eyeball? I thought it was the Windows 7 "donut"

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Oh the Windows 7 "donut"? I thought this was the Windows 7 "donut":

 

Windows_7_donut.jpg
 

Edited by larryb123456
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Hey Larry!

 

Long time no see.  I hope you are well, my friend.

 

Cheers and Regards

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Thanks, bphlpt. Doin' great!

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New signature:

office2016_sig_zps5dackl2h.jpg

Text in signature are actual strings from the Office 2016 setup executable! I was looking in that exe for install switches and happened upon them. I arranged them in order but I left some out. The top one (Click-to-Run) is enough to denote it from being from Office.

You can see these for yourself as someone did a Malwr analysis of the exe. Go to Static Analysis, Strings to see them if you are skeptical.

https://malwr.com/analysis/MTUwN2I5MDc1MjhiNDYyNWI4N2U2YmU1Yzk0YjU2YjM/

Top layer is modified from the image used here:

http://siliconangle.com/blog/2015/03/06/what-office-2016-for-mac-says-about-nadellas-new-microsoft/

actual image

http://siliconangle.com/files/2015/01/Microsoft-CEO-Satya-Nadella-Windows-10-Press-Briefing-1080x675.png

Made the monitor wider and cleaned out what was on the screen.

1 layer, 13 objects.

Each "string" object +/- 10% opacity from 30-90%

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