Alright man, just PM me what you need help with and I'll try and help you as well as I could. I'm leaving for a week tomorrow though, so I'll have time to answer tomorrow but not for a week after that though :/
Throughout my entire time doing this, I've only depended on three or so tutorials and even so I can't follow them properly. I can relate in not being satisfied with just following them so instead I just started doing my own thing. Of course I seek inspiration from other sigs by looking at them but I don't attempt to make inquiries in how they achieved them, instead I forge a vision in my mind on how I want my sig to turn out. When I first started out I was never any good and heck, I've even given up once for being crappy but it was through encouragement from others that I continued to make them and better improve myself. I may not be the best designer but I can make something that I can be satisfied with.