Transparent siggies

Discussion in 'Guides' started by shawnpal, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. shawnpal

    shawnpal Guest

    Transparent siggies is unique and difficult to make

    Discuss why
  2. tyroncs

    tyroncs Guest

    I use pixlr for everything. You can easily make transparent sigs
  3. Tyrion

    Tyrion Strategos

    Mar 23, 2010
    Transparent signatures are more difficult to make because it requires that you not only remove the background (or that part of the background you don't want) but also that the file be saved as a .png in order to preserve transparency. I personally don't see too much appeal in the use of transparent backgrounds, but that is because I like being able to make use of the entire canvas.
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  4. theice

    theice Guest

    They are unique but i don't think there hard to make...

    *make background transparent*
  5. lawpaok

    lawpaok Guest

    Well in my opinion they are neither unique nor difficult to find/make...:p
  6. shawnpal

    shawnpal Guest

    HUmm.. they never seem a good one have you?
  7. lawpaok

    lawpaok Guest

    I didn't understand the question...:rolleyes:
  8. theice

    theice Guest

    My transparent sig is very good look:

    See it is so transparent.
  9. shawnpal

    shawnpal Guest

    LOL sorry

    Ok so imagine a siggy

    that looks like is floating out of grepolis forums, as if it was comming out of water

    that is a example of a tranpartent siggy
  10. raptok

    raptok Guest

    still easy just change the opacity of the water
  11. shawnpal

    shawnpal Guest


    hence Floating out
  12. Tyrion

    Tyrion Strategos

    Mar 23, 2010
    Are you talking about a signature that looks like it's rising out of the water? Cause that is a completely different effect than transparency. For a water-type layer you need to create a ripple effect above the image and around the part that is rising.
  13. shawnpal

    shawnpal Guest

    the image will still need a back ground that make it look transparent
  14. Tyrion

    Tyrion Strategos

    Mar 23, 2010
    So would are you talking about looking into a clear pond and seeing the bottom with some ripples on the surface? I'm trying to understand why you need a transparent background for a watery looking object.
  15. theice

    theice Guest

    like this?

  16. mango97

    mango97 Phrourach

    Jul 2, 2010
    dude that sig is way over the allowed size
  17. theice

    theice Guest

    funny thing is that its not a sig, just a example.
  18. shawnpal

    shawnpal Guest

    My transparent siggy really just meant filling the background with the forums background colour.

    This way, it gaves an illusion of a transparent siggy. I should specify it more

    So yes to Tyrion and no to THE ice
  19. lawpaok

    lawpaok Guest

    Well that's not transparency and it will not blend really well...
  20. shawnpal

    shawnpal Guest

    well The trick is to gave the viewers a illusion of transparency.

    You can do this with

    save file tyle as


    fill the back ground with the same texture