I usually make the dimensions first, it means you know exactly how the sig is gonna look, cause if you are gonna do it big then scale it down, then the chances are it is gonna be stretched, squashed, pixelated, generally bad quality and you also might not get all of the sig in.
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I use Photoshop 7..its old.but maybe i can help....
FILE...SAVE FOR WEB......there should be a tab that will let you choose what format..JPEG (for most)........there will be a tab QUALITY....lower it and keep an eye on the file size untill its around 48.(some sigs will become pixelated and not look as good,so its a toss up)..you can also add BLUR to lower the size...
For a GIF....SAVE FOR WEB.......GIF....lower the color,diffusion...
Most of these methods will take away from the overall quality of the sig....so the choice is yours..Good Luck
If your using a different version of Photoshop or another program alltogether.....maybe someone else can help..or maybe someone has more tips....anyway,be good
I hate the fact that I suck at photoshop, lol. I could view every tutorial in the world pertaining to Photoshop and I still wouldn't progress with skill, lol.
A girl on VampireFreaks created this signature/banner for me of Peter Steele and I've messaged her asking how she did it with no reply yet but I'm assuming she'll probably give me a one-liner and tell me she used brushing techniques which is obvious to me even though I cannot do it.
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My question is if anyone is decent with photoshop, do you think you could help me, like with advice and/or tutorials and etc. because I want to create something similar to this for my gURL signature but by myself.
edit: I WAS RIIIIGHT! This is what she replied with "I just arranged the photos, added the brushes as an overlay and a green line with a border over his eyes."
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Last edited by Kelly_Bean on May 13th, 2009 at 07:11 PM
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Doesn't really even look like much of a brush technique. If I was to make this I would place the images each on separate layers in PS then make my edits to the images to get the background layer.
I would then make a white layer over the top and add the cloud filter effect to the layer, then add a layer mask to that layer then with the layer mask selected add the cloud filter again to create the see-through effect. You can play around with the brightness and contrast on the layer mask to change the look. Once you get the level you are looking for apply the layer mask to remove the mask but keep the effect, then play with the layer blending to see what you like for the overlay of that layer. To do some touch up you can select the smudge tool and using one of the smudge looking brush ones works well. Open up the brush options and select the scattering effect, play around with this and you can start to "smudge" the cloud layer.
For the overlay of the line just find or make a layer that has a bunch of lines on it and lay that over the image then play with the blending or opacity.