RWLongy4 wrote:As all the artists i'm sure are well aware we have a 12kb limit to work with when creating our sigs. I do everything I can to preserve the integrity of the sig while still keeping it under 12kbs. Sometime this can be a tough task...
For this reason I thought I'd start a thread where artists can share their tricks for keeping high image quality while still keeping the sig size down.
Some simple (maybe obvious) things I do:
-Use slight blurring to disguise pixelation
-Try not to overload the sig with images
-Use the quality bar when saving as opposed to just the Low, Medium, High, Very High quality box
-Delete all unneeded layers (not sure if this helps just something I do)
Any further suggestions would be much appreciated.
Yeah, really in my experiences, there's not too much you can do. I mean, you have posted the more obvious things. If you REALLY want a nice looking cafe quality sig, try to use things without definite edges. Sometimes (if it is your style) you can use a lot of lighting effects in front of your renders and kind of cover some stuff up.