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@  Fire Blazer : (24 December 2019 - 03:17 AM) naw, it's when the bots make collaborated efforts to crawl places, lol
@  kirant : (23 December 2019 - 05:20 AM) What do we do on Index Day? Give each other bots?
@  Fire Blazer : (16 December 2019 - 01:39 AM) LOL
@  xcrash1998 : (30 November 2019 - 11:07 PM) New fictional holiday "Index Day"
@  Fire Blazer : (28 November 2019 - 08:52 PM) yeah just guest bots and stuff I think :( we really were active once upon a time though...
@  kirant : (26 November 2019 - 03:48 PM) No invasion. I imagine a lot of guest bots visiting for indexing purposes.
@  xcrash1998 : (26 November 2019 - 02:15 PM) How is most people online at 959 for the 8th of October of this year? Is that right? Did I miss something or was there somekind of spambot invasion?
@  xcrash1998 : (26 November 2019 - 02:06 PM) I know what you mean, it gets awkard to post something unrelated to the current conversation, and even if somebody picks up on it, it would just become a huge mess in the c hatbox if a multitude of groups talk about different topics.
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:45 PM) especially better imo if you want to update on a topic but like only occasionally (e.g. a project you're working on or a let's play of a game)
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) it's hard for me to explain precisely why but forums just like work better for meaningful discussion over a longer period of time ig
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) but that's def just not hte same ig, idk
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) yeah, you can also kind of respond at your own pace on forums. Discord conversations are often like... it's awkward to respond to something that happened a while ago, especially if the server is active, but even just in general. since you sort of need to keep track of multiple conversations at once at times, and it's not like it has a good reply/quote system ala forums, closest thing really is to copy/paste or screenshot the text you're responding to and then type a response below
@  Elwood : (09 November 2019 - 11:29 AM) Adding on to what's been said, I just enjoy the order and structure of the forums. You can look through the threads and know exactly what people are talking about. Conversation get lost and buried on discord which is why I'm not a big fan of it.
@  kirant : (06 November 2019 - 05:31 AM) I enjoy that part of forums too. They become niche communities where you can have very specialized conversations as opposed to the cluttered mess in Discord.
@  Ezra : (31 October 2019 - 01:17 AM) Yeah, part of me wishes I could go back to the times forums were more prevalent. I really enjoyed how even several different forums based off the same franchise could feel so different. It's not like what we now is bad though, I just feel nostalgic for old times.
@  Fire Blazer : (30 October 2019 - 06:39 AM) also forums in general are just not as prevalent, there are so many other ways to interact these days, like Twitter, FB, Tumblr, etc., where you can just throw your thoughts into the void. I think that's the real issue and that the only people rly interested in forums these days are either super dedicated to whatever they're about, have a specific reason/need to (e.g. support forums), or grew up with them and are thus attached to the idea enough to continue to try and use them (this was kinda me for a while lol but things happen, I couldn't keep it up forever)
@  Fire Blazer : (30 October 2019 - 06:36 AM) I've posted on SF for various reasons ofc but in terms of like making friends and stuff it's p. much just been smaller groups/forums, yeah. mainly FES
@  Elwood : (27 October 2019 - 10:08 PM) Only reason I'm even on Serenes was because I had hacking questions. @Ezra yeah I figured it must be an age thing. I've been called an old man by many a child because I use Facebook.
@  kirant : (26 October 2019 - 09:39 PM) It's strange. I don't think I've ever posted on Serenes...period. I've always been a fan of smaller forums.
@  Ezra : (26 October 2019 - 05:49 AM) I think it's because a lot of newer FE players didn't frequent forums growing up. And those that do probably end up on Serenes.

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#1 Shu

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 07:36 PM

A few forums have a thread like this. Here is where you ask questions, ask for resource sites, etc.

Do NOT post all your own work here. Go to the gallery section for that.


(And yes, Im trying to get others here to get into GFXing. People have already started doing very well here, better than when I started)
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Posted 14 February 2009 - 07:57 PM

So. How do you GFX? What tools do you need, and what basic info do you need?

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 08:04 PM

Well, you can either use Photoshop, which can cost alot of money to buy, but is the most powerful image application everz, or GIMP, which is a free, and a pretty good subsitute for Photoshop. What kind of Basic info do you want?
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Posted 14 February 2009 - 08:19 PM

(I got GIMP)

Err....how to make a signature.

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 08:44 PM

Well, for a start, I reccomend following a tutorial. This will allow you to get familiar with a few techniques and tools. Here's a good one:
http://www.gimp-tuto...torial-370.html
Not too hard. Just scroll down and its there. If you have any other questions, just ask. Remember, you dont have to use the images and colors used in the tutorial, just follow the technique.
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Posted 14 February 2009 - 09:46 PM

Lol...I'm confuzzled. I got here.

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I don't know how to do the next part.

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 10:53 PM

Oh, you must not have the Layer Dialog out...no matter, just look under "tools" or something on the main tool area (Its been a while since I last used GIMP) and look for "Layers"


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Posted 15 February 2009 - 04:03 PM

But I don't have anything to work with. I can get the picture up there, but I can't do anything with it.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 05:22 PM

Of course you can... Unless I get you wrong entirely. Just look under "Tools" or whatever and there should be plenty tools you can use.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 05:51 PM

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All I have is this. I don't know how to do anything else, and tools doesn't help me.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 06:21 PM

You can't even draw a simple line or something?

I think you should consider reading the documentation >_>

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 06:51 PM

Documentation....?

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#13 Shu

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 06:53 PM

You need to use the Magic wand tool, or use a render. To move it, go to tools>Transform>Move (Or something)

I believe thats it. Tino, you have GIMP right? You made a banner on the old forums, do you still use it at all?
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Posted 18 February 2009 - 11:42 PM

Sorry, for the late reply. Aside of messing around, no, not really, but I do have two actual signatures that I made with it (and they are the only two that I actually finished...)

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That was the first one

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And that was the second one

Are they any good for first signatures? I've had lots of good comments, but I prefer getting actual criticism since you actually learn something from that, which you do not from "omg tats awesum dood" tongue.gif

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 11:48 PM

It is good XD

But if you want some criticism, I'd say add some borders, and try to make renders glow (Which is done in GIMP by cloning your render, and then doing a Gaussian blur on the lower one, which is in filters)
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Posted 18 February 2009 - 11:51 PM

Thanks. Much appreciated. Finally someone who does notice flaws or wants to point them out. smile.gif

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 11:19 PM

Whee... I'm not sure where this goes, so might as well put it here. What else can I do with this to improve it/make it better? This was made using Photoshop, by the way.
Thanks in advance ;D

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 11:52 PM

D:

that looks awesome.

I totally want that.

Um, the word 'Unite' seems a little too light; perhaps change the transition in the gradient to go to a lighter red color than a glowy-whitish color.

Phoenix's outline makes him stand out, like he sort of pops-out and is in front of the image rather than on it. I think it looks fine but it depends on what you are going for and making it "flat" might make it look better, I wouldn't knwo without seeing.

That's it really, I'm not a great GFX artist so I can't say too much, xD

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:11 AM

Awesome job, Darkstorm. I would say you should set up a gallery in the galleries sub-forum If you want to post more off your work.
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 09:33 PM

Never mind I think I got it.
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