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Making A L33t Signature - A Tutorial for GameBanana.

Making An L33t Signature
Ok in this tutorial I'll be showing you how to make an avatar and sig. First thing your going to need is Adobe PhotoShop CS2 Ok, let’s begin. This is a long process but once you get the hang of it it’s nothing. The Pattern First thing we need is the pattern on the sig.
  1. Make a new document. Make sure it look’s like so: As you can see, I have the name as lines1, you can name it whatever you like. Another point is that it is 3 x 3, Transparent and RGB Color
  2. Ok now we have our blank page. Let’s make pattern! Zoom in as much as you can, then press “B”. You should now be in “Brush” if you do not have a pencil, right click on the brush tool and select it.
  3. Next, we need the thickness of the pencil to be 1. Like so: Now make three dots across the page. Like so:
  4. Were almost done! Now we go to Edit > Define Pattern and name it lines1 or whatever, it doesn’t matter.
Now we have our lines. Next we’ll start our sig.
  1. First thing is to make a new doc, have the settings like so: As you can see, you need it to be 250 x 25,Transparent and RGB Color
  2. Next, press “G”, which is the Gradient/Paint Bucket tool. If it’s not the gradient tool, right click on the Paint Bucket and select Gradient. Now pick your 2 favorite colors. (Or two colors that you want on the sig) I’m doing blue and red. Now click and hold from the bottom of the sig and pull upwards to the middle and let go to make our background.
  3. The next thing is to add a picture that you want on it. I’ll be using the half-life 2 icon.(Screen B) Now resize your picture (If you need to) Make sure the background is transparent. (Try looking for a white background picture and using the wand tool to highlight it and use the “Background Easer Tool” to make it transparent) Now copy your picture and paste it on! Another thing you can do to add more detail to the picture is to right click on the new layer that the picture is on and click "Blending Options" Try experimenting with these. You can add some nice effects. Here’s what I did: Here’s the difference:
  4. Now we add our lines! Make a new layer. To add a new layer go to the bottom of the “Layers” It looks like so: Now press “S” for the stamp tool. Make sure that it is on “Pattern Stamp” If not right click, select it! You see at the top you should see a arrow beside a pattern. Once you do that you should see this: Look for our “lines1” and select it.
  5. Make sure “Aligned” is checked off and “Impressionist” is NOT. If it is you won’t get lines. So now we apply the lines by painting the over the whole sig. Like so: And then like this: Now we got our sig lines. If you’d like you can fade them out a bit to make the lines not look so dark. By doing this select the layer you have your lines and find Opacity. Make it 45%. And I get this:
  6. Next up, our border. Make a new layer. Zoom in the sig at about 600%-800%. Now press “B”(pencil tool) and make a white border along the whole inside of the sig. Like so: Once completed, you get… Now we had some effects to our border! Right-Click on the new layer we made our border in and click “Blending Options” I use these settings: Checked off: Drop Shadow, Outer Glow, Bevel And Emboss and Stroke.Make sure you got it 1 pixel, and color set to black.
  7. Were on our last step, the text! I’m going to add my name ‘SRT-4 RuLeZ’ to it. So I got my text… Let’s spice it up a bit! Right-Click again the on the text layer and click “Blending Options” again. This is what I did: I got Drop Shadow, Bevel & Emboss, Stroke (of 3 pixel and color black) and I decided to do a gradient. You really juts have to experiment with these.
Here’s my final result: Now for the avatar… you do the same thing. Just follow the steps with a 50 x 50 document. And your done. Hope you guys liked my tutorial on making an l33t sig.
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    Thank you I made my signature check it out :D
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    Posted by outrageousmayo This is a great tutorial, but it isnt 'l33t' as you put it. its still good. its all good.
    The name "Making a Avatar + Signature" was already made, so I decided on 'l33t' lol.
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    This is a great tutorial, but it isnt 'l33t' as you put it. its still good. its all good.
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    Thanks! That helpt alot,check out mine signature and avatar :) 10/10
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  • Whoa this is cool tut check out my sig i just made it :P
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    Wut text are u usin??? By the way thx for the help:D
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    Forget what the others say, awesome =)
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    Posted by Embusque I can't get over how many things you did the hard way. :o
    Lol. Yeah, now I do things a bit differently as this was.. 9 months ago from when I posted it.
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    I can't get over how many things you did the hard way. :o
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    Thank you so much :) I've just made one and now ill upload it !
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