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Discussion in 'Artwork Zone' started by LatinMind, Dec 31, 2006.

  1. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    in this tutorial ill be showing how tomake this sig. a christina aguilera goth style sig that im growing to like.
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    step 1.
    create the size of the sig u want. i used 425x150 i normally dont use this size anymore but i thought the bigger the easier it is to see the effects

    fill it with black
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    step 2.
    get the picture(render) you're going to use and crop it. place in the middle
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    step 3.
    get a c4d and put it behind the render picture, set the layer to screen and erase with a soft brush what doesnt look good. remmber a soft brush is the circle brush with faded edges. usually a 100 pixel size brush.
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    step 4.
    set up a new layer on top of the render layer and with any design brush fil in some spots with that brush. and erase what doesnt look good over the render. set the layer to screen at a lowered opacity, your choice at what setting. i set mine at 85
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    step 5.
    next you're going to add 5 gradients and solid colors on seperate layers layers 5-9
    first layer add from left to right a yellow to black gradient set to softlight at 43%
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    2nd layer add from left to right a red to black gradient, set to lighten at 35%
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    3rd layer from right to left a white to black gradient set to overlay at 28%
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    4th layer fill in a solid white color and set to overlay at 22%
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    5th layer add a solid black color and set to difference and leave at 100%
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    step 6.
    next get a stock picture with light colors, and set it with a filter blur(i used a box blurr at 90). and set to it color at 50%. make sure the light part is over the render(picture).
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    step 7.
    add a 2 px border i usually use white
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    STEP 8.
    add a text and a simple design and ur done
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  2. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    i've noticed people have been blending and usind depth in their sigs lately. some have even used c4d. in this tutorial i'll be showing u how to blend in them c4d's to get a nice smooth feel. this is a tutorial for a background

    OUTCOME
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    step 1.
    open up a new item, your size whatever u use and fill it with black
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    step 2
    create a new layer and get a soft round brush(the round brush with faded edge, is in the basic brushes) make it size 500 and brush your layer once at the top left corner.
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    step 3
    next step get a c4d(www.deviantart.com)and place a spot that u like where the white from the soft bursh is located.
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    this is the same step. that same layer set it to screen and leave it at 100% opacity
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    step 4.
    open a new layer and get a radial gradien white/to black. make this go from left to right
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    set this same layer to color at 55% opacity
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    step 5
    new layer and get another c4d place where u like
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    set this layer to color dodge at 100% opacity
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    step 6
    find a stock image of a storm or something that u like that has light source. insert
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    this layer set to color and leave at 100% opacity
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    step 7

    make a border and font
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  3. Coakleys Dad

    Coakleys Dad The Re-Birth has begun.

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    it should be just THAT easy..... always nice work latin
  4. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    lol it really is. u just have to find the right pictures that fit well together. and mess with the properties of the layer.
  5. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    simple tutorial that people dont know.

    ps doesnt have the dotted line feature. but its real easy to make
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    step 1
    make your background and fill it with a color
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    step 2
    make a new layer and pick a circle brush from your basic brush pack or default. and this is the default setting u get
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    u adjust the settings to this
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    step 3 place the cursor where u want to start and press shift and scroll however long u want the line. by pressing shift as u drag the mouse, it keeps the line straight. if u dont press shift the line go wherever u move the cursor to.
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    there u go

    simple tut, but i noticed that alot of people dont know how to do it.

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