is this ugly?

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is this ugly?
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Tue, 05-31-2011 - 11:34am

I can't decide if I like it or if I hate it... I'm hoping for pink and should find out on the 6th, so I was playing around and made this. But I can't decide if it's ugly. Plus I hate that my name looks jagged, I'm using gimp and I have that box checked, when I uncheck it, it's worse, I wonder if it's just the text... oh well, is it ugly? or is it just uhh not right. I'm trying to learn, I really need to learn how to work with pics!!! I have been unsuccessful at reshaping or anything with them :( I guess I'll just stick with names until I get to where I'm liking them, then I'll try and learn more.

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Tue, 05-31-2011 - 6:40pm
Thanks everyone! I've actually made several ones just playing around with the tutorials :)

Some have been horrid! And some are actually cute!

I'm guessing that must just be in the font because I haven't resized, I have the box checked. I'll play around with the font a bit and see what I can do.

And a side note :( I'm not finding out on the 6th now. They called this afternoon and rescheduled me for the 28th. Oh well.


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Tue, 05-31-2011 - 6:53pm

ok, so I fixed it up a bit - I took off those cut off bubbles, and I changed the font, what do you think now?

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Tue, 05-31-2011 - 8:36pm

I like it...great job hon..:)

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Tue, 05-31-2011 - 8:43pm
Looks great, Torie!

And boo for getting rescheduled. :(
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Tue, 05-31-2011 - 11:56pm

looks great!!! keep em coming, sorry you gotta wait, ill be crossing my fingers for a pink tinted U.S. : )

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Wed, 06-01-2011 - 1:51am

One other suggestion (and I do like your remake, btw). Sometimes when an element seems overpowering, I find that reducing the opacity of that layer does the trick...it keeps the element, it's just not quite so overpowering. I don't use Gimp, so I can't tell you how to do if it you don't already know how to do it...sorry ;-)

Bummer on the re-scheduled u/s...and that you have to wait so long.


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Wed, 06-01-2011 - 2:21am
the easiest way to reduce the opacity or make things clearer in to pick the eraser tool, and the slide the opacity bar back and forth till you get a look that you want, ive learned that if you pick up your mouse in the middle of erasing it this was you can double lighten, so hold tight that mouse button till everything get erased once over. youll have to play around a bit, but this is what i do.
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Wed, 06-01-2011 - 3:41am

It looks great, Torie. Well done. :)

Boo for the reschedule but the best things are worth waiting for. :)

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Wed, 06-01-2011 - 9:53am
Actually, the easiest way to reduce the opacity is to go to the layers box, and click the layer you want. Then slide the slider at the top (default is 100%). This adjusts the whole layer, but is easier than using the eraser and accidentally doing too much.
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Wed, 06-01-2011 - 10:20am
thanks for the great tip - I didn't know how to do anything with opacity!

I actually like the darkness of the pink bubbles, I just thought it was a bit much, but taking off the few cut off bubbles worked great - at least for my taste ;)


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