since i see more people getting involved with sigs, and are exploring some kind of blending. i thought i could help some out. this will be the sig made in this tutorial step by step step 1 make a 400x125 background or whatever size u like..and set the gradient to white/gray on radial gradient, thats the one that makes the circle..mind u the gradient will depend on how far u drag the mouse, i got this step 2 i got a dallas texas stock photo and set it to glaussian blur at 13.1, then set the layer to overlay i used this picture of dallas texas http://www.zonaviaggi.it/galleria/a...al_Between the Skyscrapers, Dallas, Texas.jpg and i got this outcome so far step 3 took another stock image and set it to soft light at 50% opacity used this image http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/5523/vsvzflt1.jpg this is the result so far step 4 get a brush, any brush i guess..i used a brush called firaga_halftones, that can be gotten on deviant art.com. set the brush to white and scaled it to a bigger size, then set the layer to overlay, then i erased the hard edges with a 100 soft brush on 50% opacity to blend it in the background i get this result step 5 open a new layer and fill it a solid blue and set to softlight Step 6 get another stock photo, i used another c4d and put it to difference at 41% opacity, and used a soft brush to erase where i wanted the background to blend in i used this image http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/2492/gfnfnsz3.jpg i got this result step 7 open a new layer and fill it to white and set it to overlay..to give it light, then go to layer>layer styler> gradient overlay i used these settings and i got this result Step 8 i get a picture of a dallas cowboy cheerleader then crop it, then i make 3 three duplicates of the render so i have 4 layers of the cheerleader, then and set the bottom to to overlay Step 9 i take one of the duplicates and set it to pinlight Step 10 i take another dulplicate and set it to soft light at 70% opacity Step 11 take the last render and leave it at normal on 19% opacity Step 12 open a new layer and with a soft brush set on white brush over the cheerleader as u see fit, depending on how much light u want then set it to overlay Step 13 next add some text, and if u like a subtext. with some lighting over it on overlay on another layer to give it a little depth if u like with a lowered opacity somewhere between 15-45% the fonts i used for this were janeaustin and tahoma Step 14 this is optional but it could bring out the text a little a simple vector brush around or under Step 15 also optional, add a border, i use a 3px border most of the time and you're done, hope this helps some.