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    They found it useful, so I thought I might as well make a thread for it.

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    The text on a sig either makes the sig, or breaks the sig. Lots of people have trouble adding text to their sig so i've made this tutorial to help you guys out. In your mind imagine 3 horizontal lines, and 3 vertical lines. Imagine red dots at the point where the lines meet. Or you can just draw the lines out on a new layer and delete the layer after you have added your text. Look at my sig underneath. Your text should be placed either on or somewhere near the red dots. The text should never be covering the focal of your render, or be placed somewhere near the corner. It distracts the person viewing your sig, and brings their attention towards the corner. Pick one of the red dots that are not on your render, but not too far either. It should be somewhere close to your render. If you look at my sig, the text is at the bottom middle dot. Its not on top of my render, and its not too far away from my render. Its just perfect. Out of your judgement, pick one of the red dots where you think your text will look good. Place it there. If you follow this tutorial it will make your text look good, not amazing. After placing your text, you have to chose a font, a size, and a color that works well with your sig. If all this is done proper, your sig will be AMAZING

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    thnx, this helped

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    Dividing up an image and sticking the txt in one of the places the guides intersect is not a solid rule of thumb. It all depends on the image layout, the colors, the background, the font face/size, etc. Text placement for sigpics can't be decided by guidelines, it should be part of the artist's creative personality.

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    Well, no.
    This is just to help you out.
    You don't have to, It's to help the Focal to make better.
    I choose my spots, but are near my Focal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinyl Scratch View Post
    They found it useful, so I thought I might as well make a thread for it.

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    The text on a sig either makes the sig, or breaks the sig. Lots of people have trouble adding text to their sig so i've made this tutorial to help you guys out. In your mind imagine 3 horizontal lines, and 3 vertical lines. Imagine red dots at the point where the lines meet. Or you can just draw the lines out on a new layer and delete the layer after you have added your text. Look at my sig underneath. Your text should be placed either on or somewhere near the red dots. The text should never be covering the focal of your render, or be placed somewhere near the corner. It distracts the person viewing your sig, and brings their attention towards the corner. Pick one of the red dots that are not on your render, but not too far either. It should be somewhere close to your render. If you look at my sig, the text is at the bottom middle dot. Its not on top of my render, and its not too far away from my render. Its just perfect. Out of your judgement, pick one of the red dots where you think your text will look good. Place it there. If you follow this tutorial it will make your text look good, not amazing. After placing your text, you have to chose a font, a size, and a color that works well with your sig. If all this is done proper, your sig will be AMAZING

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    So, Not to take the limelight or nothing do you think I placed the text on my newest sig Right. Cause I usually just wing it and place it somewhere I find right. I have kinda of an ocd thing for that. Thxs If you respond.

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    Pm or Vm me the sig and I'll give you some advice, and tell you my recommendation for the placement.

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