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  1. CommanderCSY

    Free inners

    Hey nice penguin avatar I do like this template much more than the previous one you used actually. I'm not sure if it was intended that way but I think you might want to move the smiley shadows down a couple pixels (check img below) so they do look like actual shadows underneath the smileys instead of a weird sort of black flare Not sure if you're taking critiques here, if you aren't just ignore me haha. (and remember that its only my opinion, ultimately make what you think looks good) I agree that the blur doesn't seem necessary especially for a BG suck as the mickey/donald duck/pluto one. I think with the glow thing around it, theres a lot of flow already and a sharp render would be far more effective. In addition for your St Patricks day one, since the text is so bold, a sharp render would honestly be much more effective. If you want to you could brush it a bit to draw lighting for better contrast (instead of going for a blend). Or even try outlining everything with a light color. However the blur DOES work in some cases, e.g. the Minnie one. It's aesthetically pleasing and I know what you want to do with it. My criticism of that one would be perhaps a larger awareness to where the xat overlays go as I am personally not a fan of renders stepping out of the overlay as illustrated below: However that said, the top and bottom bits on the user overlay do look nice as it fades out almost like a reflection For the donkey kong one I would suggest toning down the opacity of the recolor layer or erasing bits so you can still see key (albeit dimmed) features... If you're using photoshop all you have to do is tone the opacity down or erase bits of the hue layer with a soft eraser.
  2. Here's a 2nd entry (I thought the render 'wasted' such a 'nicely' made background so I did one without it too): Remind me to never use pink again, I feel like i've been experimental enough today to last me an entire lifetime Credits: Render Template by Rant
  3. Hey Version with brighter border (I don't think it works too well with the white BG of the forums, but posting for future personal use) - http://i.imgur.com/k5g5Xwd.png Credit: Kirigirl render from pinterest I may make another entry if I get some time Plus I still have 3 more anime suggestions x) Please h8/critique (9/3/2017 - Edited dimensions to fit forum requirements)
  4. Here's a version with a recolored render (http://i.imgur.com/UMrett1.png), as suggested by le god hype Credits: Smiley bar and buttons by Draii Levi render from Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.com/mikasajaegera/levi/) H8/critique appreciated.
  5. #TeamIronMan or I mean, #TeamCapt if you're a CA fan
  6. Good work, and congratulations to the winners
  7. CommanderCSY

    Freee!

    I'd be interested in seeing how you do this too ;D
  8. CommanderCSY

    Free Templates

    Looking great man. Would definitely love to try out some of those smiley bars Thanks
  9. Would be an idea i'd like to see implemented
  10. Started off at xat.com/PokemonTD or some other PTD chat. Got animate from a friend and because I didn't want to spend 200 xats on an avatar, I started getting into making avatars, and moved onto Graphics.
  11. Best smiley power. (Anime) Best function power: (me) Best group power (gline) Best bot provider: Fexbots
  12. Thank you. Had my eye on your template for a while, glad to finally be able to use it
  13. Hello! I'm CSY, and I've been doing xat graphics since 2011. I mainly started off as a animated avatar (otherwise known as 2D GIFs) hobbyist as I wasn't ready to spend 200 xats to get someone to make me one. I started expanding my scope and working on xat backgrounds in 2013. I didn't know a lot about graphics and most of my stuff were things randomly placed on top of each other on paint.net. I slowly learnt about GIMP, which would be the programme for a lot of my projects. I began working on generic graphics after my parents asked me how making bgs for chats was "useful". Not that they thought graphics was useful, but they were willing to let it slide if I learnt some skills. As an avid pokemon fan, I engaged in a Pokemon community and started doing a lot of signatures. I personally love doing signatures, because every bit can be toned to perfection - unlike xat, where you have the main canvas, but you also have to remember where the chat overlays go. I got Photoshop towards the end of 2014, and it's been a useful tool for me since. So yea. I can pretty much do anything you ask - animated avatars, xat graphics and other stuff. Here's my portfolio: https://www.behance.net/CSYDesigns I'm usually on xat.com/graphics.
  14. Each chat (and their respective mains) probably enjoy a different style of backgrounds. Perhaps host a "designer of the month" thing for people to refer to. Not too sure about making all official chats use a certain designers' work
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