• Effective October 15th, all Youtube content threads that are posted within the creative media section will be subjected to being moderated before being displayed. Over the past year we've noticed lots of new members and a few old members that come here to advertise (obviously here since we're the largest Kingdom Hearts fan base community why wouldn't you) their Channel to promote new subscribers, likes, and displaying their media. However there is a huge difference between creative constructive media criticism, and borderline advertisement. So please, before you post here, understand how the creative media section works, if you have any questions or concerns regarding this change please reach out, we always like to hear ideas. Few might not like this idea, but it does help keep my section stay organized and not crazy looking, I would like to keep the traditional platform of what the section main purpose is for. It's to help build new and old artistry to an entire whole level.



    Here's how it will work :

    • If you post a thread within the creative media section that is youtube content related to your channel, it will be moved to the "Creative Media Youtube Showing Content thread", a sticky'd thread where members can all over discuss and see everyones content all at once rather than making it self promoting, by making your own thread, if you get my drift. The whole idea behind this is to get members involved in everyones media, and the purpose is to showcase your works, but not self advertisement right? Its all about the constructive criticism and giving everyone the same feedback and layout of how display and showcasing video media should look like.

    • If you have already posted a thread regarding your youtube content, you will not be affected by this change and your thread will be untouched and you can continue to post and discuss accordingly with your peers.


    Social Media Advertisement Content :​

    Now I know lots of new members (out of the blue suddenly became youtube friendly, you're not slick) be-aware that you cannot use the Creative Media section as a gateway to advertise your media without wanting, giving and receiving criticism from your forum family. The idea behind the Creative Media is to help showcase and help improve everyones work or arts, whether it's digital, traditional, etc. Not to promote then leave, it's not fair to the community.

  • As we all know, this is a forum for Kingdom Hearts. Even so, if anybody posts spoilers for Endgame anywhere on this site without spoiler tags, you will be banned. If you change your avatar to something related to Endgame, you will be banned. If you put something in your signature, send a message to somebody that is visibly seen, or share spoilers with somebody who does not wish to see them, you will be banned.

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Welcome to the "Ask an Artist" Thread! Here you can leave a question asking various things about graphics or just art in general and have one of the section's artists answer your questions. There's also a directory of artists, so, if you don't feel comfortable posting here or need some continuous help, you can simply IM one of the artists who leave their contact information.

Guidelines for Questioners:
- Simply post your question and wait for someone to reply. You can leave contact information if you'd like, but it's not required.
- Before posting a question, please, take the time to skim through the pages to make sure your question hasn't already been answered. There's a search function at the top of the thread.
- Be specific. Try to avoid questions like, "How do you make a tag?"
- The standard forum rules apply.
- There's no such thing as a stupid question.
- No asking for specific stocks, resources, etc. There's a thread for those in Resources. It's acceptable though to ask where to find archives of those things.
- Use common sense. If you think it's not right to ask here, you're probably right, so don't ask it.

Guidelines for Answerers:
- Be specific.
- Be polite.
- Answer completely and concisely.
- If they break one of the above rules, don't reply.
- Forum rules apply.
- Use common sense. If you think it's not the right way to answer, you're probably right, so don't even bother posting it.
- If you'd like to add your information to the list below, contact me or another mod of this section, and we'll edit it in.

Artist Directory:
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AIM - duzyourfacehurt7
 

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Re: "Ask an Artist" Thread

Ok, so I'll ask some questions that could possibly appear up frequently.

1) What's the difference between the word "tag" and the word "sig"?
2) What's the difference between a "render" and a "stock"?
3) What's a "C4D"?
4) How do I cut stocks?
5) How do I use renders?
7) Can I ever be as good as the older members (See: Dan, Ray, Prod, Veritas, etc)?
 
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Ok, so I'll ask some questions that could possibly appear up frequently.

1) What's the difference between the word "tag" and the word "sig"?
2) What's the difference between a "render" and a "stock"?
3) What's a "C4D"?
4) How do I cut stocks?
5) How do I use renders?
7) Can I ever be as good as the older members (See: Dan, Ray, Prod, Veritas, etc)?
7. Most likely not.
 
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Fuck I am bored and half ass these answers.

Ok, so I'll ask some questions that could possibly appear up frequently.

1) What's the difference between the word "tag" and the word "sig"?
2) What's the difference between a "render" and a "stock"?
3) What's a "C4D"?
4) How do I cut stocks?
5) How do I use renders?
7) Can I ever be as good as the older members (See: Dan, Ray, Prod, Veritas, etc)?

1. Nothing you fuck.
2. Render is a 3D creation, stock is a picture.
3. A program.
4. Use scissors.
5. However you feel like.
6. the fuck?
7. NOOO
 

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D: Wow, I forgot 6. Thanks buddy, now I feel stupid ):

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Do any of you have any influences besides your peers and tutorials?
This is a question that would get multiple results, since it's pretty member specific. Most people won't be influenced for sigs other than their peers and tutorials. It's not really something you can call art, unless you expand on it and start doing large pieces, such as scarecrow, envyme2x, etc, or create backgrounds that are exceptionally original and/or creative. Most people just spew sigs out of their asses to get popular, and most of the time, they've just learned how to do a specific effect via tutorials, or they saw someone really good make a nice looking tag and they feel the need to imitate.
 
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Re: "Ask an Artist" Thread

Ok, so I'll ask some questions that could possibly appear up frequently.

1) What's the difference between the word "tag" and the word "sig"?
2) What's the difference between a "render" and a "stock"?
3) What's a "C4D"?
4) How do I cut stocks?
5) How do I use renders?
7) Can I ever be as good as the older members (See: Dan, Ray, Prod, Veritas, etc)?
1) There's really not much of a difference. Tag is a small graphic. They're usually placed in someone's signature on a forum which is where they get their label as "signatures" or "sigs" from.
2) Render is a 3D object of some sort. They go through a rendering process to be made. Stocks are images of people, landscapes, objects, etc. used to make any sort of graphic.
3) C4D is a shortened term for renders made in the program Cinema 4D. It's also the abbreviation for the program itself.
4) Outline it with the pen tool to cut out most things. Use the extract filter for hair.
5) However you want. Most people set them to things like lighten and color dodge. Others use them as solid effects in the background or foreground.
6) Good job, Ken.
7) Artistic skill is subjective. Work until you feel that you are as good as the older members. You may get there someday. You may not. Everyone has differing artistic abilities and styles. Just have fun making art, and I'm sure you'll do fine.

Do any of you have any influences besides your peers and tutorials?
I get influenced by pretty much anything. It's random for me. I most often get influenced by current events, music, and books. I usually only look to be inspired by my peers and tutorials when I'm in a slump. I try to experiment more than I look at tutorials and imitate others now that I'm familiar with how to use Photoshop and Illustrator.
 

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Re: "Ask an Artist" Thread

Use the pen tool in either Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator. There are other vectoring programs, but those two come to mind quickly. If you want to be serious about vectoring, go with Illustrator.
 
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^If your eyes end up looking at a sig, and see that the effects are flowing in one direction, rather than darting to each part of the sig, trying to connect the effects together.

Flow ; Has direction
No Flow ; Scattered Effects

That's my interpretation, at least.
 

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Re: "Ask an Artist" Thread

Depth is like a perception of how deep or far away something is from another object, person etc. For depth use nice light source and the dodge,burn,blur,and sharpen tools.

light source the source of light in a piece.

OZMG were is the extract filter Veritas mentioned never head or seen it?
 

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I am looking to draw a picture with multiple vanishing points but if they dont get them exactly where I want them the picture gets thrown off how can I get my vanishing points exactly where I want them
 

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Punctuation marks are your friend.
 

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Re: "Ask an Artist" Thread

I was told to come here to see if I could find a mentor to teach me how to use GIMP to make sigs and avvies so that I may further my skills and provide yet another source of art of the occupants of KHI. And the only reason that I'm lookin' for a mentor is because of the fact that I am the type that must be taught how to do something in order to start my own path of whatever the subject is that I wish to study. On top of that, I'm not able to figure out programs on my own.

I was also told by Pablo, or something like that, to look for tuts. ....Too bad I ain't got any clue as to who that is.
 

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Tuts = Tutorials. Go to the Recources section and you'll find a whole bunch there. But if you're looking for a mentor try PMing Tenacious GFX. He's actually one of the better GIMP users on the site.

EDIT: Or you can find Geocillin. But his activity is pretty questionable.
 
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I was told to come here to see if I could find a mentor to teach me how to use GIMP to make sigs and avvies so that I may further my skills and provide yet another source of art of the occupants of KHI. And the only reason that I'm lookin' for a mentor is because of the fact that I am the type that must be taught how to do something in order to start my own path of whatever the subject is that I wish to study. On top of that, I'm not able to figure out programs on my own.

I was also told by Pablo, or something like that, to look for tuts. ....Too bad I ain't got any clue as to who that is.
- pablo honey.



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