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Old 08-25-2007, 12:05 PM   #1
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In depth For n00bs

First things first. Font.

Font- Advice: Make it simple, pleasent, nice. Not "Oh its linkin park font!" No, thats just..no. I tryed it, it never works with about 100% of the sigs (that dont suck) iv seen. Stick with something like Arial, or Century Gothic. Something Clean and simple, you can always use effects on it.

But if you rather not heed my advice, or you doing a graphic arts project that isnt a sig here is a link for moar fonts; http://www.typenow.net/themed.htm (Thanks Gigbig)

Background: Dont make it boring, plain and/or dull. Smudge, blur, spatter, etc. Make it as busy as you want, just make sure there is flow and its not graphical vommit.

Stock: Not to big, not to small. Some sigs require a stock with no action going on, some with alot, and some that rest in the middle. You want to find a clean cut render...'cause it makes your life easier.

Types of stocks: Render-Image with no background
stock- Image with the background

Stock:http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...tockpack65.jpg
render:http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...t/DBZGOKU2.png

Where to get them:http://rendergfx.ipbfree.com/
http://simplegfx.net/forums/forumdis...85001 b&f=210
http://s162.photobucket.com/albums/t...ocks/?start=20
http://planetrenders.net/

Gfx: Graphics. Aka what your doing atm
aka:Also known as
Atm: At the moment
lol im jk: Lol im just kidding

Brushes: Uhm....well they're what you use to erase, smuge, or paint...with. The type of brush determens the shape of the smudge, erase mark, etc.

Where to get them: Deviantart.com
Search: blah blah photoshop cs(what ever you have) brushes. (ex: Fire photoshop cs2 brushes)

Sig: See Signiture

Signiture: What your making. The dementions can be as small as very small and as big as holy fucking hell thats big. Sig sizes I recamend: 400x100, 350x100,300x100.

Scanlines: Unfortunaly at this moment in time I can not find a tutorial on scan lines. But, scan lines are thin black (or another color) lines that are Used in the background or on the stock. Ill upload an example later.

Background-The back most area of the sig. Example: The black of my captin america sig

Bg: An abreviation of Background.

Border: The design, shape, line, etc. that goes around the border. A way to do this is:

when your finished with your sig go to
New layer
Image ( its on the left hand side, at the top)
Click on it
Go down to "Apply Image"
Then go to edit
Go all the way down to "stroke"

Have those settings
Click okay

Cnc: Not sure exactly what it means. But when you see this make sure you do what is stated in this V link
See also:http://forums.narutocentral.com/showthread.php?t=29113

Some Tutorials I suggest you try:
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...tbyyojinr8.png
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...ud_tut.bmp.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...spentutwn1.png
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...al_by_Dead.png
(these should cover the basic things your gonna have to do to make sigs)

On the advanced side of things:http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...myspawntut.jpg

Moar advanced: http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...ltimatetut.jpg
Tutorial Site:http://planetrenders.net/forums/index.php?showforum=20

Vids:

http://rapidshare.de/files/5202660/Clone.wmv.html

http://files.filefront.com/Jarheadwm.../fileinfo.html

See also: http://forums.narutocentral.com/showthread.php?t=23749
http://forums.narutocentral.com/showthread.php?t=32070

How to render:http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...1183896654.png (8mg picture)

Kay, now you have a sig. START PANICING! START! RIGHT NOW! YOUR PARENTS ARE GOING TO DIE!YOUR FRIENDS!LOVERS!EVERYONE!YOU CAN SAVE THEM THOUGH! JUST SAVE IT AS THE PERFECT FILE TYPE! Shitting your pants yet? Dont, just check out this link: http://forums.narutocentral.com/showthread.php?t=23749

My tutorials:Updates soon!

Moar updates will come.
Also taking requests for anything.

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Old 08-25-2007, 12:33 PM   #2
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Fix your links, d00d.
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Old 08-25-2007, 12:35 PM   #3
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Fix your links, please. When that's done, I'll sticky this.
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Old 08-25-2007, 12:35 PM   #4
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Re: In depth For n00bs

Son of a bitch!. Ill fix that asap.

Edit: Im just going to save all the tutorials and stocks then upload them myself. So give me like 5 minutes.

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Old 08-25-2007, 12:38 PM   #5
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Re: In depth For n00bs

Also, a bit of graphics lingo would be helpful in your tutorial. Such as what brushes are, what "CnC" means (took me a while to figure that out myself), the meaning of "bg", "border", "scanlines"--stuff like that that complete beginners would have trouble understanding.
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Old 08-25-2007, 12:44 PM   #6
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Also, a bit of graphics lingo would be helpful in your tutorial. Such as what brushes are, what "CnC" means (took me a while to figure that out myself), the meaning of "bg", "border", "scanlines"--stuff like that that complete beginners would have trouble understanding.
Thats why I said MOAR UPDATES! lol but no, thanks I didnt think about the scan lines thanks.
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Old 08-25-2007, 12:49 PM   #7
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Thats why I said MOAR UPDATES! lol but no, thanks I didnt think about the scan lines thanks.
I actually didn't see that part, but yes, you're welcome.

This thread should probably be left open for update posts and questions/suggestions and such

also, stickied.
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Old 08-25-2007, 01:27 PM   #8
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Re: In depth For n00bs

Updates:

Scan lines
Background
Bg
Cnc
Border
How to do a basic border
Uploaded a settings photo for basic border
Reuploaded the stock and render example pics
Added link of what to save your file as.

Updated last-08/25/07

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Old 08-26-2007, 03:55 PM   #9
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lol two years ago it took me three full months to understand and be able to do all of the things you explained ITT

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Old 08-26-2007, 06:03 PM   #10
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Re: In depth For n00bs

I want everyone to know, that I will be taking request. That means if you ever see a sig I, and only I cause i cant explain how other people on here do there sigs, made I will do a tut. for it. Want a tut. or something that isnt up there (example: how many layers you should use) Simply ask
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Yeah, make a tutorial, since you make great sigs. And what about making renders? Add that.
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Old 08-26-2007, 07:17 PM   #12
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Re: In depth For n00bs

Updates-

Added rendering tutorial
Added massive font site

Soon to come- A sig ( I would do my captin america one, but i forgot to save as psd >_>)
Last updated 8/26/07 1:17 am

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Old 12-10-2007, 10:35 PM   #13
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Re: In depth For n00bs

Very Nice Job, but your pics/links are somewhat on teh small side, making them almost impossible to see.

This is mainly Photobucket's fault, as they limit the size of uploads.

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This thread should probably be left open for update posts and questions/suggestions and such


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