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@  Mage Girl : (17 February 2020 - 02:33 AM) I can safely say I'm so far the only person to post to this shoutbox in 2020...
@  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
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@  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.


Tips when downloading brushes.

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#1 Shu



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Posted 14 February 2009 - 03:01 AM

(When I talk about the main banner, I meant the one that had Lyn, Ike, Marth, and Roy on it.)

When downloading brushes, be sure to get a variety. Most GFX-ers know that Grunge brushes are the most common, and they come in many ways and forms. Remember to spread out what you get. I used about 8 different sets to get the combo I used for the main banner. You should get about...7
brushes for a start. Heres what I reccomend, and what I am doing.

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This is a basic Grunge set. Most sets are called "Abstract Grunge" or something to that effect. This has 12 brushes, which is an OK size. 85% of the main banner is grunge.

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This is a different type of Grunge. This is a sparkle abstract, which can make a banner look completely different than one with just Grunge, but also works well with basic Grunge. A good tool.

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This is a splatter Grunge. This looks alot like basic Abstract Grunge, and works really well with it. Blends nicely. This works well in colors like red or black.

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This is a "Blood Splatter" brush. Alot like splatter grunge, but it's more distinct than it. You can clearly tell this is supposed to be blood or something, and not more "Special-effecty" (Whatever) like Splatter Grunge is.

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This is a swirl set. If you look closely at the overhead banner, I used some swirl brushes. Swirls do well around the center attraction (The Render) of your banner.

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This is a Fractal set. There are alot of these, and you find some really cool stuff in these sets. You get alot more from this than saving a single C4d or fractal from a place like Planet Renders, but you can choose more to your prefrence by saving a single Fractal.

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There are lots of other brushes that dont fit in to a single category, and you should try many of them. For the 7th pack, you should merely choose something you think looks awesome, or what would go well with your next image.

Hope you found this helpful.

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 01:05 AM

yes it was very much helpful. Thanks
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Posted 10 June 2009 - 01:26 AM

For the record you shouldn't necro-post. The topic is really really old. If you wanna post ask a mod first for permission to necropost in the topic...

Although I do have to admit this is indeed quite useful, thanks for the tips Shu. happy.gif


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