Bmarlo, Thanks for my sig, I like your smudge practice image, How long does it take you to knock these things together. I have followed a Wiihacks link by Zeroskyo.
I am a complete novice I need to run the guide on my laptop while I work my art on another. I'm only at it for the knowledge. Always like a challenge. But it takes me a few hours to get something respectable. Any advice gratefully received.
That sig isn't the one I did for you lol.
As for the time taken, it depends. Some take 30 minutes, while others
do take a couple of hours. The smudge above took a little over an hour.
Practice makes perfect mate. A great gfx community is "sigresource.com".
Take a look mate. Plenty of tuts, and members to offer advice.