thanks guy u rock. i don't really understand what ur saying when u talk about overlays though. and i would put lighting on his face, but i don't know what it is everytime i do face lighting it makes the render look less quality, plus i was going for a darker look. but idk. i'll work on more stuff
. i hope to get photoshop soon actually
overlay is a effect in photoshop where if you make the same layer twice, then overlay the top one, it makes it semi transparent, but the bottom layer becomes a bit darker.
i would think there is some sort of overlay effect in GIMP. if you can find one, there is a really easy way to lighten areas like the face, or just add bright spots on a sig for effect. just use a paintbrush and paint white over an area (on its own layer). blur the white paint. overlay it. thats it.
. i use this method on almost every sig i make.