Quick And Easy Sig.

Quick And Easy Sig.

Postby Rockin' Robin » Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:51 am

Today we're going to learn how to make this signature:
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It's mindblowing simple but very effective. Only a couple of steps, but the outcome is in my opinion very nice.

Step 1:
Open a blank canvas of whatever size you wish your sig to be. I went with 400 x 150.

Step 2:
Paste in whatever picture you want to use in your sig, and resize it so it's the same width as your sig, and move it to where you want it. Make sure it's the only layer you have by deleting any others that show up in your layers box. This is what I have so far:
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Step 3:
Duplicate your layer with Ctrl + Shift + D.
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Step 4:
Desaturate the bottom layer, which was the original. On Photoshop, this I think is Ctrl + Shift + U. On GIMP, simply go to the Colours drop down menu and click Desaturate, select 'Lightness' and click OK.
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Step 5:
On the top layer, change the mode to "Soft Light". Hard light also works, but I'd recommend Soft Light.
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Step 6:
Simply add a 1 pixel x 1 pixel black border, and you're done.
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So there you have it. A good looking signature, and you hardly had to do anything complicated.
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Re: Quick And Easy Sig.

Postby Rockin' Robin » Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:56 pm

Other examples:
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I got bored, okay?! :lol:
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Re: Quick And Easy Sig.

Postby Popey » Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:57 pm

thanks!
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Re: Quick And Easy Sig.

Postby Rockin' Robin » Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:58 pm

No problem dude, feel free to post an outcome so I can see if the tutorial was as easy as I thought :)
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Re: Quick And Easy Sig.

Postby Rockin' Robin » Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:01 pm

If anyone without an GFX program would like me to make them one of these sigs or would like to use one on display, feel free to ask.
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Re: Quick And Easy Sig.

Postby Rockin' Robin » Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:18 pm

That's probably enough examples for now, I think I got a bit carried away. :lol:
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Re: Quick And Easy Sig.

Postby Swan » Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:34 pm

thanks i'm going to have to give it a go...
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Re: Quick And Easy Sig.

Postby Rockin' Robin » Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:59 pm

No problem mate, once you do if you could post your outcome that'd be great :thumbsup:
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Re: Quick And Easy Sig.

Postby Irish Gunner 7 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:35 pm

Nice sigs , the arshavin ones are cool :clap:
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Re: Quick And Easy Sig.

Postby Rockin' Robin » Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:37 pm

Cheers mate, do you have a GFX program to try it with? :P
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Re: Quick And Easy Sig.

Postby Massa » Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:54 pm

I would try It, but I only have paint....

Keep up the good work.
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Re: Quick And Easy Sig.

Postby Irish Gunner 7 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:12 pm

Theo14Cesc4 wrote:Cheers mate, do you have a GFX program to try it with? :P

No I only have MS paint to arse around with , I'll leave it to the experts :clap:
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Re: Quick And Easy Sig.

Postby Rockin' Robin » Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:13 pm

Haha okay thanks, btw here's the link for your sig, it seems poor quality. http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj49 ... avasig.png
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Re: Quick And Easy Sig.

Postby Irish Gunner 7 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:48 pm

Okey doke :)
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Re: Quick And Easy Sig.

Postby Gunner Down Under » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:54 am

The Massa Machine wrote:I would try It, but I only have paint....

Keep up the good work.


Paint or PaintNet? SGW gave me a link to download the latter, changed the say I view graphics.

But its still quite frustrating not having Photoshop though
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