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Signature Tutorial (first)

Postby M477H3W » Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:42 pm

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

Result: Image

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:

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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:

Image

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:

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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:

Image

Then go to select -> none.

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

Image

Tell me how I did for my first tutroial!!!!!!!
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Re: Signature Tutorial (first)

Postby Maffe811 » Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:16 pm

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

I under stood everything :D
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Re: Signature Tutorial (first)

Postby M477H3W » Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:18 pm

Thanks!!!! 8)

Glad you liked it.

It took me about thirty minutes. :o
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Re: Signature Tutorial (first)

Postby Maffe811 » Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:09 pm

:o
its awsome... have a link to the splatter brushes?
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Re: Signature Tutorial (first)

Postby David Wood » Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:16 pm

Nice for beginners. :)
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Re: Signature Tutorial (first)

Postby Maffe811 » Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:06 pm

here is mine:

firefox_sig_maffe811.jpg

firefox_sig.jpg



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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Re: Signature Tutorial (first)

Postby M477H3W » Sat Oct 17, 2009 7:47 pm

Yeah, you're right, it does look pretty good that way too.
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Re: Signature Tutorial (first)

Postby Maffe811 » Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:26 pm

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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Re: Signature Tutorial (first)

Postby M477H3W » Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:36 pm

thanks a lot dude.
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Re: Signature Tutorial (first)

Postby Maffe811 » Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:03 pm

Just tellin the truth ;)
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