QUOTE(Loly Pop @ Mar 28 2008, 06:21 PM) [snapback]1402417[/snapback]
Another thing...make things blend...not like the tool blend, but like...come on, you got a helicopter flying into a diner while niko crouches in midair...everything looks out of place...
Now what i would've done is taking a city skyline pic of Liberty City, added the helicopter to the right...and instead of niko crouching, show an Art picture of Niko like the one of him holding a gun or something BUT, don't try to squeeze him in (his whole body) from the top of the sig to the bottom...instead, just show his face and upper torso
EDIT: and like Van said: simpilicity is better...you have a border that it out of place and looks like it goes to a game like Gears of War or Halo....my sig just has a black border, but it matches and I think it looks good...and of course: it's simple.
Cheers for the comments people, much appreciated. I didn't really start out with any ideas in mind which is kinda why it ended up like it did. I thought I'd have a go at a few different things in Elements when they don't really go together all that well. I had a go at a border which turned out pretty bad. then there was the background with a gradient over it, I kinda like the way that turned out with the red coloring to the left and the blue to the right. Next I thought I'd experiment with cutting stuff out, the cutting itself wasn't too bad but it doesn't blend with the image very well and I agree the choice of things to cut out wasnt really appropriate. It's a long time since I've done something like that and your comments will certainly help me think properly about the next sig I do, which I hope will be some time over the weekend. Thanks again.