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Dragonkof
10-12-2008, 09:16 PM
Ok, some of you might like my style of signitures, some of you might not.
If some images arent there, i'll add later
ok.

1. Open Photoshop. Im using CS3 Extended.
2. Make a new file, with these settings:
http://i38.tinypic.com/2cz3w5c.png
http://i38.tinypic.com/2cz3w5c.png

3. Make a gradient background. Im using these colours:
http://i37.tinypic.com/2mqn6ky.png
http://i37.tinypic.com/2mqn6ky.png

4. Paste in a c4d. Pick any, im using this one:
http://i38.tinypic.com/5z328l.jpg
http://i38.tinypic.com/5z328l.jpg

5. set the c4d to color dodge, and erase light bits with an eraser on low opacity, like so:
http://i33.tinypic.com/2qdbnew.png
http://i33.tinypic.com/2qdbnew.png

6. Flatten the image (right click layer> Flatten image)

7. (OPTIONAL) Add in another C4d, in this case, im using this wallpaper:
http://i37.tinypic.com/ei61js.jpg
http://i37.tinypic.com/ei61js.jpg

8. Put the new C4d UNDER the gradient, and set the gradient to linear dodge. Duplicate the gradient and set to overlay or soft light. Erase bright parts of the new C4d. This is what i have so far:
http://i35.tinypic.com/2nbcdts.png
http://i35.tinypic.com/2nbcdts.png

9. Place your render around the center. Where ever you want is fine. I'll set my render to Luminate, so it has the same colors as the background.

10. Add a C4d ONTOP of your render, and set it to low opacity. Erase the c4d that covers the render. (OPTIONAL) you can leave part of the c4d ontop of the render.
So far:
http://i36.tinypic.com/ao8h1i.png
http://i36.tinypic.com/ao8h1i.png

11. Set this render to luminosity, soft-light or overlay. Im setting mine to Overlay, with the fill at 55%.

12. Add a light source. A large white fade brush will do nicely.
So far:
http://i35.tinypic.com/2585u87.png
http://i35.tinypic.com/2585u87.png

13. leave that at normal, and you can create a color balance filter.
Im using these settings:

Shadows:
-69 0 0

Midtones:
0 0 -35

Highlights:
0 -18 0

So Far:
http://i33.tinypic.com/2i6n2b.png
http://i33.tinypic.com/2i6n2b.png

14. You can continue to add color balance filters, or just go straight to the next part.

15. Ok. make a selection 1 pixel from the border. fill it with white.
Then go to Layer effects (little fx button) and go to stroke. make the line black, and 1 pixel width.[OPTIONAL] Set the stroke to overlay. (its in the stroke settings)

So far:
http://i34.tinypic.com/2rr14zs.png
http://i34.tinypic.com/2rr14zs.png

16: ok. Create a vector mask. Select about how far in you want your border to go, and press delete.

So Far:
http://i36.tinypic.com/2r59dzd.jpg
http://i36.tinypic.com/2r59dzd.jpg

17. Set that to soft-light, and i've lowered the opacity.

18. Add Text!
http://i35.tinypic.com/118j2qc.png
http://i35.tinypic.com/118j2qc.png


Your finished product:
http://i36.tinypic.com/1zn914w.png
http://i36.tinypic.com/1zn914w.png

Rabstar
10-13-2008, 05:22 AM
Awsome, Pure epicness..lol
First post, yay!

Mantha
10-13-2008, 05:27 AM
I actually liked it before you added that light at the bodom. The signature is too cramped and has barely any flow.

But the tutorial itself is good, because it explains the basic concepts of putting backgrounds and stuff.

Oh, and by the way ... it's spelled "signatures". Not "signitures". <.<

Dragonkof
10-13-2008, 05:59 AM
oh.
Shit.

i always get mixed up with those spellings.
Thanks Mantha.