Circle of Eldritch Magi is recruiting

Re: Circle of Eldritch Magi is recruiting

Postby Teru » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:21 am

ErnnLaties wrote:ehhh totally xD I want a banner too! but no idea how to make one :p and not that good with photoshop yet

Here is my process:

Step 1: Open Photoshop
Step 2: CTRL+N 400x150 new file
Step 3: Copypaste/resize card image
Step 4: Filters -> Render -> Clouds
Step 5: Brushes. Brushes everywhere.
Step 6: Apply a combination of low opacity erasing and the smudge tool to duct-tape card image onto background
Step 6b: New layer -> ~250 px 0% hardness solid white round brush -> blending mode: overlay
Step 7: Spam adjustment layers: Curves/Gradient Map/Vibrance
Step 8: CTRL+Shift+N CTRL+A Edit -> Stroke: 2 px solid black, opacity: 80%
Step 9: Copypaste circle logo, do weird uncreative things with it
Step 10: Add generic Helvetica-style text, Save as... -> .PNG

Looks terrible? You need more adjustment layers.
Not interesting enough? More brushes.

It's really that simple. I have literally gone through this same sequence of steps for the 9-10? sigs I've made for the guild so far. Honestly though, the process could be reduced into just three steps:

Step 1: Make background interesting
Step 2: Get image onto background
Step 3: Resolve color conflicts

i.e.

Brush, Erase, Adjust(ment layers)
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Re: Circle of Eldritch Magi is recruiting

Postby Anima13 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:23 pm

Teru wrote:
ErnnLaties wrote:ehhh totally xD I want a banner too! but no idea how to make one :p and not that good with photoshop yet

Here is my process:

Step 1: Open Photoshop
Step 2: CTRL+N 400x150 new file
Step 3: Copypaste/resize card image
Step 4: Filters -> Render -> Clouds
Step 5: Brushes. Brushes everywhere.
Step 6: Apply a combination of low opacity erasing and the smudge tool to duct-tape card image onto background
Step 6b: New layer -> ~250 px 0% hardness solid white round brush -> blending mode: overlay
Step 7: Spam adjustment layers: Curves/Gradient Map/Vibrance
Step 8: CTRL+Shift+N CTRL+A Edit -> Stroke: 2 px solid black, opacity: 80%
Step 9: Copypaste circle logo, do weird uncreative things with it
Step 10: Add generic Helvetica-style text, Save as... -> .PNG

Looks terrible? You need more adjustment layers.
Not interesting enough? More brushes.

It's really that simple. I have literally gone through this same sequence of steps for the 9-10? sigs I've made for the guild so far. Honestly though, the process could be reduced into just three steps:

Step 1: Make background interesting
Step 2: Get image onto background
Step 3: Resolve color conflicts

i.e.

Brush, Erase, Adjust(ment layers)


but how do I get photoshop :

Anyway I get recomendations to join your circle repeatedly :D.
I am also intrested as I love falkow thus the initial idea is very appealing to me.
The only issue is that I can be a very difficult person, I write long posts noone reads and can be very inconsistent with my time-management. And the worse I like to discuss and argue then talk nonesense and then agains super serious and philosophical and...... this all can creep out ppl sometimes.... Oh and I am not that great player either, but i like to play.
Would you guys survive something like this in your guild?
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Re: Circle of Eldritch Magi is recruiting

Postby GonFreeces31 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:23 pm

Anima13 wrote:Anyway I get recomendations to join your circle repeatedly :D.
I am also intrested as I love falkow thus the initial idea is very appealing to me.
The only issue is that I can be a very difficult person, I write long posts noone reads and can be very inconsistent with my time-management. And the worse I like to discuss and argue then talk nonesense and then agains super serious and philosophical and...... this all can creep out ppl sometimes.... Oh and I am not that great player either, but i like to play.
Would you guys survive something like this in your guild?


You sound like the ideal candidate :)
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Re: Circle of Eldritch Magi is recruiting

Postby wakka9ca » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:32 pm

Yes, our presence is the forums is quite noticeable, especially with all these banners flying around.

The more argumentative you are, the better.
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Re: Circle of Eldritch Magi is recruiting

Postby Anima13 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:38 pm

GonFreeces31 wrote:
Anima13 wrote:Anyway I get recomendations to join your circle repeatedly :D.
I am also intrested as I love falkow thus the initial idea is very appealing to me.
The only issue is that I can be a very difficult person, I write long posts noone reads and can be very inconsistent with my time-management. And the worse I like to discuss and argue then talk nonesense and then agains super serious and philosophical and...... this all can creep out ppl sometimes.... Oh and I am not that great player either, but i like to play.
Would you guys survive something like this in your guild?


You sound like the ideal candidate :)


then I would like to apply for your circle :D. Is there any entrance ritual I should absolve?
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Re: Circle of Eldritch Magi is recruiting

Postby wakka9ca » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:51 pm

First, you have to make a sacrifice to call Cthulhu. In fact, any of the eldritch abominations will do.

/jk

I think you just have to state the reason to join the guild, which you partially did already. Gon will complete the application process.
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Re: Circle of Eldritch Magi is recruiting

Postby GonFreeces31 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:30 pm

I sent you a PM check your inbox
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Re: Circle of Eldritch Magi is recruiting

Postby YamiJoshua » Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:04 am

Hi Gon I'm looking for an active fun guild to join. Hopefully I can contribute quite a bit with my creative ideas and large card pool - I already have almost 3 of each set 10 cards. Currently playing around with Alphonce refess ideas and toromea ideas.
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Re: Circle of Eldritch Magi is recruiting

Postby GonFreeces31 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:58 am

Sounds great, sending PW now!
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Re: Circle of Eldritch Magi is recruiting

Postby MonarcH » Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:23 am

Hello,

Most people already seen me around in chat / forums. I'm LighTEmperoR in game :D and I'm pretty interested in joining.

Unfortunately, the two falkow files I really want to run (Grimcount and Deep Ones) are far from being completed so currently I don't play Falkow :[. Mostly due to the lack of falkow cards entirely ( I mean I have Tidals/Cyclones/Returns/MoFs but that's about it). However, I heard you guys don't really mind spheres that much and mostly I'm looking for an active guild with friendly people and invite open discussion on strategy and balance. Although I haven't really had much success with original files at the moment (especially due to my relatively limited collection), I do love putting new spins on standard files. :D So basically, I'd like to join because I feel Alteil would be a lot more fun with people to talk to intellectually. I'm really tired of people who just throw insults around about metas and "op cards".
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