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Jon
02-14-2007, 10:21 PM
The First Outcome

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a100/Dazark/OUTCOME.gif

The Tutorials Outcome.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a100/Dazark/outcome2.gif

How to get there.

http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/378/tut1bo6.gif
http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/9014/tut2dt1.gif
http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/4512/tut3ty6.gif
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/1193/tut4fb9.gif

BRUSHES (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=L2ES24N0)

Oh, And Post your Results. ;)

Runeknight
02-16-2007, 08:20 AM
I just made one, it wouldn't even be half as good without the tutorial. :D

I'm using Photoshop CS2, but I only started about a week or two ago and this is like my 3rd signature so it's pretty crap compared to yours.

Uhh, how do you post a image again?

Edit: I got it, here it is.

http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/6785/signaturexa1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

C.S.Kaniel
02-16-2007, 08:45 AM
Question, are you using cs2 or the new cs3 beta?

Jon
02-16-2007, 08:52 AM
I just started using CS2, but CS works just as well, and the versions before also, the options are just shifted around a little bit.

the-caitiff
02-16-2007, 10:51 AM
For those of us without $650 for a copy of photoshop or cant be bothered to steal it like the rest of you (not that I'm morally opposed to it, I do it for everything else), any other graphic creation tools you'd reccomend? Have you used the GIMP?

My custom web graphics experiance is pretty much just MS paint and the default MS photo editor that comes with XP, but I do understand the process (brushes, layers, transparencies, effects...) enough to give it a shot. I am very good with AutoCAD and "engineering graphics" packages though. I can produce blueprints from specifications in a jiffy but "rendering" and "masks" are a touch over my head at the moment.

Jon
02-16-2007, 10:57 AM
Apparently Gimp is good, i have had limited experience with it, but it seems to measure up to Photoshop quite well, although you'll have to find the options yourself if you'd still wana use this tutorial. o.o

Dwitty
02-16-2007, 04:16 PM
Right, I'm only doing this cause Jon said he wouldn't make me a Death Note sig unless I tried this tutorial :(

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p72/Dwitbal/DeathNoteSig.jpg

Don't like it much, too dark. I don't have any text styles I would've liked to use, so I just put a pic of a death note in there. Meh-ish at best, in my opinion.

:D Now where's ma sig bish?! :D

Vincent V
02-16-2007, 04:58 PM
http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/7623/sig22mj5.jpg

Heres my attempt. The border kept screwing up the size of my background for some reason. You can see the white spaces on the top left and the left side. Oh well.

I wasn't able to do a few things, like the marquee part, because I'm using GIMP. It's fairly easy to use, and I've managed to make a few sigs with it. This is probably my best one though.

Anyways... Great tutorial Surrarin. The few other tutorials I've read all use the layer>colors>color balance tool to create the colors. I like this way much better.

+Rep

Edit: Can't get the image the right size for some reason... It should be in my sig, but I don't see it this post. Wierd.

the-caitiff
02-16-2007, 05:16 PM
As someone elightened me to a nifty trick, I'll try this with CS3 and see what happens.

Avoid getting the pirated versions, their "cracks" and "patches" are a quick way to infect yourself with malicious code. Sure it will work, but at what cost? Download the CS3 beat "trial" from adobe and install as usual. Once you get to the screen asking for a serial, hit "quit". Go to "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS3\ATM" and delete the file "application.sif". Problem solved. Surprisingly enough it worked. I hope they fix that before the final version of CS3 gets released otherwise they're just not even trying anymore.

I'll post the results when I'm done.

Edit;http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/3924/attemptee8.png Crappy but oh well, I'm new. http://andwat10.freehostia.com/attempt.png

Antivash
02-16-2007, 10:54 PM
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y145/vash_the_unholy/Sigs/ItachisigA.png

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y145/vash_the_unholy/Sigs/Itachisig.png

two attempts with Jon's Tut.

Midknight
02-16-2007, 11:31 PM
Hey Dwit, here.


http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/Midknight00711/Untitled-1copy.gif http://forums.darklordpotter.net/images/u_avatars/avatar1139_55.gif

it ain't 100% perfect, but it's better then the first one

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/Midknight00711/Untitled-1copy.gif

edit, bah need to resize it

Xiph0
02-16-2007, 11:42 PM
Apparently Gimp is good, i have had limited experience with it, but it seems to measure up to Photoshop quite well, although you'll have to find the options yourself if you'd still wana use this tutorial. o.o

I can help a bit with GIMP (it being the only program I use, being on Linux) if you need it.

If there's enough demand I'll write a quick intro for it in this section.

Dwitty
02-17-2007, 12:11 AM
Hey Dwit, here.


http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/Midknight00711/Untitled-1copy.gif http://forums.darklordpotter.net/images/u_avatars/avatar1139_55.gif

it ain't 100% perfect, but it's better then the first one

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/Midknight00711/Untitled-1copy.gif

edit, bah need to resize it

Danke Middy :D I tried uploading it in PNG and GIF, but one utterly failed and the other kept that annoying white stroke-like effect. I would've tried a green background ... but I'm lazy :) I'll resize it some time tomorrow, but it's late for me, so meh.

EDIT: Gave it another shot:
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p72/Dwitbal/BleachSigcopy-1.jpg
Much better, in my opinion :D

Vincent V
02-17-2007, 12:19 AM
Does anyone know a good place to get Death Note renders? I've been looking for some, but the few I've found aren't all that great.

Jon
02-17-2007, 12:43 AM
Anime render is good, has alot of renders on it, and a few Death Note Ones.

www.animerender.com <~

Midknight
02-17-2007, 01:30 AM
Danke Middy :D I tried uploading it in PNG and GIF, but one utterly failed and the other kept that annoying white stroke-like effect. I would've tried a green background ... but I'm lazy :) I'll resize it some time tomorrow, but it's late for me, so meh.


NP. I wound up having to remove the hazy white outline, and I couldn't get it looking right the way i wanted, so I added DLp's color as the back and touched it up a hair more.

InfernoCannon
02-17-2007, 04:57 AM
I can help a bit with GIMP (it being the only program I use, being on Linux) if you need it.

If there's enough demand I'll write a quick intro for it in this section.

Please do. I recently downloaded the 2.2 and I struggle with things in it. I even downloaded the help bit, but that doesn't help becuase I can't load it.

Jon
02-17-2007, 05:29 AM
Any other kind of tutorial you guy's would like to see? Another Signature, a Text tutorial, etc.

Dango-Fetish
02-17-2007, 09:07 AM
How's this? I'm a total dunce as far as photo-editing is concerned, so I was rather proud of this little "Shakugan" sig.

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u263/Dango-Fetish/DFsigcopy.jpg

Psychedelic!

MrINBN
02-17-2007, 11:07 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v434/ineedbettername/INBNsig.gif
My first sig attempt. I think it's just a little too dark. But I like it. Made using a tutorial I found elsewhere, as I don't have photoshop (I use GIMP).

the-caitiff
02-17-2007, 11:51 AM
Here's the latest attempts. For some reason most of the filters are greyed out when I try to explore. My renders are coming in as png's rather than psd's is that a possible reason?
http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/8995/sig1em7.png
http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/1426/sig2zs8.png
http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/8656/sig3eg8.png

Jon
02-17-2007, 04:39 PM
No, Render's are supposed to be PNG, .psd files are Photoshop files that contain all the work information and haven't been merged together into a single layer image.

Nexus
02-24-2007, 08:08 AM
Squee!! Finally got around to trying this out.

I quite like the effects.

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k230/Lord_Nex/jontrysig.jpg
and here is another one
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k230/Lord_Nex/terrorsig.jpg

KANE
02-24-2007, 12:44 PM
I've mostly given up posting on these forums, but I check in from time to time anyway. I thought it would be worth posting to give Surarrin kudos for his tutorial.

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n201/Cu-roi/Untitled-1-1.png

^The alien looks distorted like that because I put the render's layer underneath the background (but above the black and white layers). And I also changed the gray layer with lighting effects to a black layer with lighting. I just think it fits for this one.

Jon
02-24-2007, 10:42 PM
Awesome work Nexus, Kane.

CGB
02-26-2007, 11:06 AM
I finally came around attempting this tutorial. Here is my result:
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j269/CGB_DLP/Signaturen/GarfieldKopie.jpg
Oh and btw: Nice tutorial Surarrin :)

Kiklo
02-26-2007, 05:11 PM
Nice tutorial Surrain! I tried also. I think you should put up more tutorials, that would be very helpful! :)

http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/8602/project35el7.gif

http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/874/project36bx8.gif

http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/2314/project37sk2.gif

http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/3051/project38xi9.gif

Dango-Fetish
02-27-2007, 10:33 PM
/\ Good stuff, Kiklo

A few more, having got the hang of it:

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u263/Dango-Fetish/shana.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u263/Dango-Fetish/Ri.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u263/Dango-Fetish/dei.jpg

(I know - I need to work on my text)

Nytmare
02-28-2007, 04:32 PM
I am a fan of easier methods of making sigs, but I do acknowledge that the way you work with the backgrounds is a very good way of making each one fit with the chosen render. I am also starting to like floating sigs more than I used to.

CGB
03-02-2007, 10:52 AM
I made another one, this time with a new kind of border. It needs more work, but I think it's ok for the first try.
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j269/CGB_DLP/Signaturen/CCKopie.jpg

[/Edit] I animated it. If you're interested click (http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j269/CGB_DLP/Signaturen/CCVerbessert-Animiert.gif)

TripticWriter
05-09-2007, 04:28 PM
Here is my first one, look at my signature because I don't know how to post picture.

I thank you for the tutorial, without it I will never had done as well.

But as you can see I still have a lot of practise to do, specially for the text.

Raijin
07-09-2007, 06:52 PM
Haha thanks for the tutorial, finally making something useful after trying to learn photoshop for a couple of days.

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z8/Twilightsdusk/siggycopy.gif

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z8/Twilightsdusk/siggy2copy.gif

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z8/Twilightsdusk/sigg-3.gif

In order of how i made it, and yea couldn't think of what to put for text.