Signature Tutorial (first)

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  1. M477H3W

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    Hey, I felt like contributing to the community, so I am creating a simple signature for beginners.

    Result: [​IMG]

    First, start with a new project, in my case, most of my sigs are 450 by 150.

    Get your background, I chose a brick wall stock. And re-size it to fit the way you like.

    Next we fade.

    So, create a new layer and take the paintbrush and paint as much as you want to be dark.

    This is what you should have:

    [​IMG]


    Next we actually fade the black, staying on the blacked-out layer, go to filters -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur.

    The setting I used for my blur were: Horizontal= 97.0 Vertical= 97.0

    Now, it should look similar to this:

    [​IMG]

    Time for the text. I used the font named "MOO". You can download it at abduzeedo.com

    Make sure the font layer is UNDER The black blur later!!!!!!!! It makes it more realistic.

    Now, To make the stain like splatter on the text, right click on your text layer -> at the bottom of the tab, click "Alpha to selection". Now, create a new layer above the text and choose your favorite splatter brush and splatter some cool brushes, then set the opacity to about around 70% or something that you like. The right click on the splatter layer, and click merge down. Now the splatters should be on the text:

    [​IMG]

    Now, we make the splatter behind the text. Create a new layer BELOW the text.

    Click on the text layer and right click -> Alpha to selection.

    Then go to Selection -> Grow, I chose 3 pixles. Then, on the layer below the text, take the fill tool and fill in with black. You should get this:

    [​IMG]

    Then go to select -> none.

    Now paint some different splatter brushes on the layer behind the text. You should get your final result:

    [​IMG]

    Tell me how I did for my first tutroial!!!!!!!
  2. Maffe811

    Maffe811 Moderator Staff Member

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    i love it :D its awsome... :D

    I under stood everything :D
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    Thanks!!!! 8)

    Glad you liked it.

    It took me about thirty minutes. :eek:
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    :eek:
    its awsome... have a link to the splatter brushes?
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    Nice for beginners. :)
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    here is mine:





    but instead of alpha to selection, i made a new layer, used my splatter brushes, layer to merge pixels or so(??), and it works awsome... it sems more.... Together? like seemless...
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    Yeah, you're right, it does look pretty good that way too.
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    i think its a little beter cause its like a splatter on the wall...
    instead of like splatter on text then hang it on the wall :p

    but super tutorial :D
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    thanks a lot dude.
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    Just tellin the truth ;)

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