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May 11th, 2009, 12:02 PM
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I know some of you have done this one, but its something I still see need work on, and we have new people participating. This will be over creating the focus in a scrap style siggy without doing the overly obvious way of just having one picture, or just one picture a lot larger than the others.
First, before I give you examples, here are the requirements, you need to use at least 3 pictures, and at least 10 elements. That's it for requirements, the rest is up to you.

Some ways you can create your focus (note do not directly copy any examples, more than likely they won't fit the requirements anyway)
use a cutout:

(if you do this one do not make the cutout larger than the other pictures.)

have your focus picture in black and white and the others in color (or vice versa)


use overlapping. don't completely cover the other pictures, but have your main one on top of the others


colors. make the colors around the focus brighter/darker


also, no example of this one, but if you have arrows, flowers, birds looking up or to the side, things that point in a direction, have it pointing towards your focus picture. It draws the eyes to it.

Let me know if you have questions.

Post your first draft here and then go over to the Makers Lounge make a post with your first draft and saying what the SSSC is going over and what program you use and ask for CC. (Constructive Critism.) Keep posting re-dos of your siggy till no one has any more CC for you then post your final here by Sunday night.
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May 11th, 2009, 02:20 PM
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Now I know what CC means!! I mean i knew it was something with critism...Will try and do this one trish as it look complicated and i'v never "focussed"on anything b4 :?
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I'm gonna try & find some time to do this..but I still don't know alot of the "terms" & how things are done..lol
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May 11th, 2009, 06:04 PM
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just ask and i shall try and explain
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Here's mine before CC:



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May 12th, 2009, 04:00 PM
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ok i have never done this before but here is mine before cc
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ok i have never done this before but here is mine before cc
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so the aim is to have one main pic not cropped and other pics cropped and put around and smaller?
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so the aim is to have one main pic not cropped and other pics cropped and put around and smaller?
The object is to make ONE photo the focus of your signature, like in the examples that Trish posted.
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Mine before CC:

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May 13th, 2009, 01:55 AM
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Thanks Kat!
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May 18th, 2009, 08:29 AM
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great job ladies! i'm about to post the poll.
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