[Tutorial] Brush Signature

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  1. Dervie

    Dervie Veteran Hacker

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    Note: This tutorial was taken off another forum, but reworded. I just found this a neat tutorial, so I wanted to share it.

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    If you stumbled upon this thread looking to make a awesome looking signature, you came to the right place! Before you start, make sure you have Photoshop CS2/CS3/CS4.

    First, open a new document as shown below with a picture.
    Width: 500px
    Height: 100px

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    This suppose isn't a definite must, but this is the size I will use today.

    Before you do anything, make sure your colours are set to default, foreground black and the background white.

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    You can easily set this by pressing the letter 'D' on the keyboard.

    Next, select the Paint Bucket tool as shown below.

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    Once using the Paint Bucket, press on the canvas once to make it black.

    Now, for the brush package I'm going to we're going to use for this tutorial, .

    Now select the brushtool in photoshop, and go to settings, click the little arrow, and then click on Load Brushes as shown on the picture below.

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    Now go to the directory wheres you saved the brushset, mark it, and press Load.

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    You should now be able to use the brushes, as shown below.

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    notice the size of the brush is pretty big, but just leave that untill you get more experienced with using these brushes.

    Note: I forgot to mention, we'll be using THIS brush:
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    Now create a new layer, and be sure to mark it.
    Make sure your foreground color is set to white, so the brushstrokes you do will be white color.

    Now simply click once with your left mouse button on your new layer, to use the nice brush. Dont "Overbrush" it too much, few clicks are enough with this brush.
    Here is what I got:
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    Now create a new layer and set the Blending Mode to Color. Set your foreground color to any color you like, Im just gonna be using a normal blue.

    Pick a normal brush, with the size of 100 and Hardness of 0, settings (opacity, mode etc.) should still be the same.
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    Now start coloring the new layer you did, which has the Blending Mode set to "Color".
    You will notice that parts of the brush and background becomes the color you choose, and it gives a nice effect. Now switch to another nuance of your color, and brush a few spots, to make it look better.
    Here is what I got out of it:
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    Now select the layer where you did the abstract brushes on and duplicate the layer by pressing Ctrl + J. You now have "Layer 1" and "Layer 1 Copy" above "Layer 1"
    It should look like this:
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    That's pretty much it for the background, experience around a little, to make it look like you want it to be ;)

    Add some text and other extra's if you want :)

    This is what I did:

    - Added some text with a gradient and a small shadow on.
    - Added a little shine effect on the top half of the signature.
    - Added a 1px black stroke around the whole signature.



    Here is my outcome:
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    Warning: Before anyway says I ripped half of the original guide, I admit I did, as I had to go asap.

    Credits:
    IceBoy of GameSignature.com for the tutorial.
    r0man for the awesome brushset.


     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2009

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  2. m4st3rhckz

    m4st3rhckz The New Guy

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    i got this sorta following your tut
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  3. m4st3rhckz

    m4st3rhckz The New Guy

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    with that brush i got this result
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  4. Dervie

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    You've used the wrong brush. It's actually this brush, I forgot to mention, sorry!

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    Here's my little signature I made quickly to show It's really simple:

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    Not sure why that looks different, but are you followed each step correctly?
     
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  5. jtin360

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    Awesome!!!
     
  6. Dervie

    Dervie Veteran Hacker

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    If you've actually tried/used this tutorial, please post your results.
     
  7. Redneck

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  8. kingshot

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    Heres is my kinda of brush project :

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  9. SkyLine

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    Thx i made this :( First siggy i ever made.

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  10. kingshot

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    Its aint bad SiR...
     
  11. PenIsland

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    SiR, your signature would be alot better if you made the letters more visible.
     
  12. SkyLine

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    :3

    Before I didnt know how. I know how to edited stuff now :)
     
  13. Dervie

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    They look okay for brush sigs, but you didn't use the brush I assigned.

    Not bad for your first try. Next time make your text a different colour that'll stand out.
     
  14. Randy

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    yeah yeah yea i know i suck. i dont really like making it out of brushes i dont like or DONT have... Enjoy my BAD result...[​IMG]
     
  15. Neurotoxous

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    This Will Be Good For October When I Purchase Phtoshop. I Like A Lot Of The Signatures Made With This.
     
  16. WingsOfLife

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    I love this tut, its a good process for almost any type of signatures
     
  17. zer0mafia

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    thanks man, good duide
     

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