Okay, this was really hard concept wise. I tried so many things that didn't work. I then go the idea of using the TVAus logo and building the sig around it. I then found an eye image and blended the two images to form the background. Then I struggled to keep the palette, while still being able to see all the elements. I used a web program called Flaming text to create the Signature Competition and the 7 elements and blended these into the overall background. I know they are not as obvious as you would expect, but i felt that it looked right and I like the idea that you need to look more in-depth to see the topic of the sig. You probably disagree but meh...i stand by it (unless of course i change my mind later! ). I then found the laptop and added it to the mix. lastly is used the editing tools in photobucket to play around with the border and used a grain overlay to tie it all in together. It is not as in your face as others will be I am sure. But the colour palette is light and breezy and i think it is different from the in your face logo's that have won in previous years. ThanksContestant 2:
Bucket filled a pattern as the back drop. Added a border. Title is two layers, with the under layer as a drop shadow. I sought out and added the previous Sig Comp banners to acknowledge the previous comps leading up. The original Sig Comp, '#1,' had no themed sig. I filled a faintly opaque layer over all the banner images and associated number titles. I had no #6 for the current banner as the '6' in the sig itself is clear and it intentionally sits alongside the title's own '#7' in sequence. Some may guess I didn't spend so much time on this Sig, but was short for time and the time I did have short on ideas tbh. Good luck to all my fellow contestants, I look forward to what they produce!Contestant 3:
Final round!! I had a thousand ideas for this round & it took me till near the end to actually decide what to do!
I thought I'd actually have a theme/style rather than just a plainish look. Looking back over the whole competition I thought of the main key in creating sigs that everyone had to do...that was to unlock our artistic & creative ideas,use our skills,imagination,be inspired, so we all could design a sig in relation to the round topics. All this comes under the artistic banner...so hence the design.
I started with a plain black background. A medieval door for the image,edge feathered & pasted as a new layer with a blend mode back so slightly transparent. I used "Morpheus" font for its Medieval style, with a gradient shadow from deep orange to nearly a white. I gave it a slight ageing effect to keep in style of the whole sig. I thought of the tag line (as was intended) "unlock the door to your inner artist" which is in 'Black Chancery' font, which is also a medieval sort of style text. The door represents the entry into our artistic mind & capabilities....we have all had to unlock our artistic capabilities this competition....it certainly wont be any different for the nextContestant 4:
First I collected all submitted signatures from the previous rounds. Then I blended each Round's signatures together using various filters into one image [resizing where needed]; seven in total. And then blended the seven new Round images together using the overlay filter to create this very busy piece of strange artwork. As it resulted in a lighter, whiter, image, I darkened the new background and gave it a blue tinge. The font is called "Ruthless Wreckin Two", and it was given the 'Groovy' effect - transparency with a dark outline and white glow.
This signature shows, in the simplest of ways, that the Signature Competition is about style, colour, and chaos. Being able to manage all three will help get you near the top of the leaderboard.Contestant 5:
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