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#1 Neeyd_

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:07 AM

First of all, welcome to my Signature Guide thread!

Please note that this is my style of doing siggies, you’re not forced to copy it. You can adjust it to your personal style!

If you’re willing to share this guide with your friends, other forums/etc, please give me credits for it. Since i had a lot of work doing this tutorial.


Required program:
Photoshop (I use the version CS3)
Optional program:
Photoscape (you can download it for free) http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Photoscape+free+download

  • I also recommend you to download some brushes at DeaviantArt.com, where you can find thousands of art related things. I also like to use some renders from there.
  • I would say 380x160 is a nice size, but you can pick another one. I personally don’t like huge signatures.

So let’s get started!

Open your Photoshop and then pick a bright and dark color that fits the render (right now I’m using blue).

  • Go to File>New, choose your signature size and where it says Background Contents, select Background Color.
  • Click on the Gradiant tool>Radial Gradient and decide which gradient you want to use (you should pick the first/second one, that’s why we adjusted the colors first).
  • As you can see in the picture, the opacity is 20:

 

  • Now comes the render part! Open the render on photoshop (change the size if you want) and place it on your signature.
  • Go to Filter>Sharpen>Sharpen and you will notice a difference on the render, (don’t forget to use the move tool to adjust your render place)

 

  • Ok I usually use textures on my sigs, in my opinion this step is really important. You should google light textures (my favorite).
  • Here’s the one I’m using now: http://th03.devianta..._by_xRumorx.jpg
  • Place the texture on your sig, move it like you wish, put the file between the background and the render and choose screen mode!

 

  • Now we’re gonna need the brushes I told you to download at deviantart. You don’t need to pick the exact same brushes that I’m using.
  • Just go to that site and search for the ones that you like the most.
  • Next, adjust the opacity, size, color, etc and put it.

 

  • Write the text you want to add, change color, size and things like that.
  • Right click on the text file>Blending options>Outer Glow>Inner Glow (choose a light yellow).
  • Add a stroke as well, change color, make it size 1 and adjust the opacity.

 

  • Right click on the text file>Duplicate Layer. It will appear a copy of your text.
  • Select the original text file again and go to Filter>Blur>Motion blur. Here’s the example:

 

  • Right click on the Layer 1 file (the render) and pick Lighten.
  • Another example:

 

  • At this moment I added some light brushes effects, like little stars, a weird text under my name, etc.
  • Let’s give a little more attention to the text.
  • I went to the stroke part again and I picked a white gradient to it.
  • As you can see it stands a lot more now!

 

  • Ok that’s it for photoshop! Remember the program I suggested you to download? Yes, Photoscape!
  • It’s a free images editor, I only use it to change colors a little bit and to add a cute border :3

 

Ok here it is the final look of my signature:

Another guide made by me but with a different style:

<iframe width='420' height='315' src='http://www.youtube.c...bed/nl8vRLdWlSs' frameborder='0' allowfullscreen></iframe>

Thank you for reading my guide! If you have any suggestions feel free to comment below!

Hope you like it.

More signatures that i made:


Wish you Luck!



#2 Misty_Blue

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:08 AM

~Thank you for sharing! upsmile



#3 iMheeMz

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:10 AM

Thanks for sharing smile. .

but unfortunately there is a proper section for this tongueout. .

http://forum.cherrycredits.com/forum/categories/view/fan-media



#4 PAROKYAniBUDOY

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:11 AM

smileup



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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:12 AM

iMheeMz, on 2012-02-05 00:10:43, said:

Thanks for sharing. .

but unfortunately there is a proper section for this. .

http://forum.cherrycredits.com/forum/categories/view/fan-media

qft.

Oh btw, isn't that signature a bit too bright? =/ I know it's effects and such but imo it's a bit too bright...



#6 Neeyd_

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:16 AM

Chronicle, on 2012-02-05 00:12:17, said:

iMheeMz, on 2012-02-05 00:10:43, said:

Thanks for sharing. .

but unfortunately there is a proper section for this. .

http://forum.cherrycredits.com/forum/categories/view/fan-media

qft.

Oh btw, isn't that signature a bit too bright? =/ I know it's effects and such but imo it's a bit too bright...

like i said, you should adjust your signature to your personal style :3 want to make it darker? make it darker :3



#7 GuaPao

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:17 AM

every artist has their own taste ^^

like what you said its too bright but for me its just pale :)) but over all its good ^^



#8 LeWorldPeace

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:17 AM

Thanks! carrot

clapclapclapclap



#9 PopCornSeller

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:19 AM

Tutourial on making siggy, nice



#10 Misty_Blue

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:20 AM

Hope they can make this into a 'sticky' in fan-media section. tense



#11 Siemens

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:20 AM

where is the 'free download' ?mad



#12 Neeyd_

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:29 AM

thanks guys <3

@Jason: you can download Photoscape for free here: http://www.filehorse...hotoscape/5002/



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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:30 AM

jasonagreedy, on 2012-02-05 00:20:57, said:

where is the 'free download' ?mad

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Photoscape+free+download



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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:44 AM

Neeyd_, on 2012-02-05 00:29:54, said:

thanks guys <3

@Jason: you can download Photoscape for free here: http://www.filehorse...hotoscape/5002/

iMheeMz, on 2012-02-05 00:30:50, said:

jasonagreedy, on 2012-02-05 00:20:57, said:

where is the 'free download' ?mad

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Photoscape+free+download

Thanks girls and to your guide



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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:49 AM

Epic thread is epic. thanks! smile



#16 Neeyd_

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:56 AM

you're welcome <333



#17 NandN

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 01:14 AM

Hi Neeyd_,

Appreciated the effort, even providing screenshot for every step smile

Loved the final signature as well.

I've moved it to the fan media section and sticky it for you bow

and...

You're Welcome wink



#18 Neeyd_

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 01:33 AM

omg reaaaally? thank you so much ^-^

i'm also thinking about adding some other siggie examples :3



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Posted 05 February 2012 - 04:22 AM

Neeyd_, on 2012-02-05 01:33:04, said:

omg reaaaally? thank you so much ^-^

i'm also thinking about adding some other siggie examples :3

add more guides smile. .



#20 Neeyd_

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 04:36 AM

iMheeMz, on 2012-02-05 04:22:15, said:

Neeyd_, on 2012-02-05 01:33:04, said:

omg reaaaally? thank you so much ^-^

i'm also thinking about adding some other siggie examples :3

add more guides smile. .

do you have any suggestions? :3