And it's aimed to him, though there are many here. "OH, WELL NOW THAT I HAVE PHOTOSHOP, I'M GONNA GO BE GOOD AT ART OR GET BETTER." And he's picked cause my comment was deleted for saying something 100% true.
"Copying and pasting must have killed your hands."
So tired of hearing that it's not even funny. I work as a graphic designer and let me just say, Photoshop is the program we use less out of everything. I own the whole master Suite of CS4 (bought) and so this makes me a graphic artist. Wrong.
Photoshop doesn't help your skill, nor does it improve it. It's just a tool. Pencil or pen, a "real" graphic artist / artist / whatever doesn't really care. They probably have a preference, but can do the same with either.
"It took me 3 hours to make it..that's how i suck at the moment."
? Did he just use that silly term that people use when they steal stuff. "Make". Copy and pasting isn't making, and filtering the hell out of an image isn't art.
I'm 99% sure the image of the guy to the right is a GunZ loading screen character from the art style and being a fan back in the day. It's easy to make a sig. -anyone- can do it. I'd literally be embarrassed to ever show a signature to anyone - unless I drew the whole thing or made it from no tutorials that anyone can just google, and pictures anyone can googleimage.
Here's my rly fst kewl tutorial yo do dis n ur a GRAFIC ARTIZ
cpy imgez u wnt to a blnk psd
cut out da pplz u wntz ta steel
get da pen tewl and draw random shiz den filtr rape dem
den filter rape da pictas so dat they look kewler
dun 4get to clix da layer style n go down da list 1 by 1 until it lewkz kewl bu overlai workz da best
den put ur name n sell 4 $50330503030 dollaz
I SWEAR. If you follow these instructions you get from this(picture is from GunZ):
I no i has skillz. 4 minutes. Really, I managed to improve the image quality. I think the original could have used more light/shadows. But am I gonna go fix it and take credit? No.
Half of these people, if you ask, "What does the Layer style "overlay" do?" -shrug, makes everything all white and kewl lookin-
This is why I don't go, "Wow, nice job." even if it looks nice. You've done nothing. Now if an artist draws a login for a game and everything is 100% original, kudos man. Great job.
And don't even get me started on "brushes". Anyway, this is pretty long and I don't have time to go over it. But really people, before you post up "art" you've done, try to think if you've done anything at all. Cause this:
Consists of motion blur and layer settings. That's not art.
This community looks down on people who edit rips and have no idea what they're doing, yet approves of people who do the same thing when it comes to art.
PS: I'm studying at a college not only as a Graphic/Commercial Art major but as a side project, I'm trying to be Adobe Certified, and so far so good.