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Fon

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Photoshop CS3 has been known to have those problems. The solution people used was to either restart their computer or delete Photoshop all together and re-install it. Not sure what version you're using, podsaurus but that's all I know.
 

podsaurus

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It cs5 Fon and well...I friend got it for me a while ago without charge if you know what i mean lol. I'm not sure if I uninstall it I can get it back.
 
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I created this tutorial dedicated to, The Black Wolf!(Everyone can use it of course!)

First, download this render before beginning this tutorial. No C4d's or Fractals were used.
http://ffnext.com/images/game/ffxiii/artwork/High-Resolution-Renders-Dec-4-2009/cid.png


Since this is my official 2nd fail tutorial, I'll give you the summary of the tut.

-Make new Canvas(500x200)
-Open Render image/Paste/Layer/Anchor Down
-Filters/Blur/Gaussian Blur: 7.0 on both
-Layer/New Layer
-Shrink Layer to 420(Width, don't worry about height since it keeps proportions)
-Paste two roughly in the middle
-Change Layer Mode to: Divide
-Layer/New Layer
-Paste two renders again(Same size), this time closer together
-Change layer mode to: Grain Extract
-Layer/New Layer/Paste render(Center)
-Go back between the two layers and smudge it with a vine brush, don't worry about settings, just click and drag that brush in an up and down motion
-Go back to the top layer. Layer/New Layer
-Brush with Spark Brush(Size: 60) somewhere around the render
-Smudge large sparks within the render
-Change Spark's color to whatever you wish
-Layer/New from Visible/Filter/Enhance/Unsharpen Mask
-Layer/New Layer - Finishing touches, add text and border
Result


That's about it!. Hope this helps.
 
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Fon

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[QUOTE="Kuro, post: 5909368]Sweet tut Fon learned something new today..:lol:[/QUOTE]Sweet!. This kind of sigs are quite easy to make and the backgrounds hardly take much effort.

Another simple sig(No giant tut this time ;__; )



-Color background to sky blue-ish
-Filters/Light and Shadow/Gradient Flare/Default
-Changed it layer mode to Hard Light(I think)
-Paste re-sized render
-Layer/New Layer
-Brushed with Vine Brush then Colors/Colorize/blue-ish color/Changed it's layer mode to make it white-ish blue
-Layer/New Layer/Same process as above but this time I smudged it a bit
-Layer/New Layer/Same as above but I brushed the center and changed it's color to black(set Lightness to -100), then I smudged it with the same vine brush
-Layer/New Layer/ Brushed it with the Spark brush and changed it's color
-Layer/New Layer/End it with text and border(I didn't do that here though).
Edit: Thanks, Blacksite for the sticky!

Thanks, itachi73378 for the rep! :D
 

Fon

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[QUOTE="Kuro, post: 5909383]Haha yeah man once you get the hang of it. It really does become pretty easy! :)[/QUOTE]Just for fun, the sig I'm using has twenty layers while the Kingdom Hearts one I entered is over fifty >__>
 

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[QUOTE="FonFahbre, post: 5909427]Just for fun, the sig I'm using has twenty layers while the Kingdom Hearts one I entered is over fifty >__>[/QUOTE]

It really takes that many? Wow..
 
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[QUOTE="spyrde, post: 5909564]Anyone here use GIMP? I'm willing to share a few tips I use, some of which Photoshop doesn't even have![/QUOTE]

As soon as I get my cord for my laptop imma PM you bro I've been messing with gimp and now I have an idea of how to ask you things in regards to the program! Lol

You design guys are awesome providing tips and helping out new guys! Its def appreciated!!
 

Kwes

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[QUOTE="spyrde, post: 5909564]Anyone here use GIMP? I'm willing to share a few tips I use, some of which Photoshop doesn't even have![/QUOTE]
Fuck dat shit, Photoshop is so boss it just eats images, and shits out sigs. :snicker
 

spyrde

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[QUOTE="-Kwesnoth-, post: 5909610]Fuck dat shit, Photoshop is so boss it just eats images, and shits out sigs. :snicker[/QUOTE]

No wonder all your sigs look like they've come out someones ass :snicker
 

Kwes

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[QUOTE="spyrde, post: 5909641]No wonder all your sigs look like they've come out someones ass :snicker[/QUOTE]
Oooooo, thats cold man! :lol:
 

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Extremely noob question incoming:

I need a render with either a transparent background OR to cut and paste from one layer to another. when I use the scissor tool in gimp it allows me to select the area I want, but I can't drag and drop it on to another window/image/layer

Any ideas?
 

spyrde

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[QUOTE="itachi73378, post: 5909708]Extremely noob question incoming:

I need a render with either a transparent background OR to cut and paste from one layer to another. when I use the scissor tool in gimp it allows me to select the area I want, but I can't drag and drop it on to another window/image/layer

Any ideas?[/QUOTE]

Not sure on what you mean, but I think you need to cut it out before you can start moving it around.
 
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I'm not sure this helps what I do is copy and paste whatever ur trying to render into the sig cause if u add a new layer u can move it when I copy and paste I can move it where ever and then erased what I don't want around the copied image.
 
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Inspirations / Ideas:

50 Smart Logos With Hidden Symbolism
http://smashinghub.com/smart-logos-with-hidden-symbolism.htm

Few from the site...




23 Inspiring Logo Design Ideas for Creatives
http://pelfusion.com/creative-logo-design-ideas/

Few examples...




23 Beautiful 3D Character Designs and illustrations by Max Kostenko
http://webneel.com/webneel/blog/23-beautiful-3d-characters-designs-and-illustrations-max-kostenko



25 Fresh and Free Fonts for October 2012
http://www.splashnology.com/article/25-fresh-and-free-fonts-for-october-2012/6790/

30 High Quality Brush Packs for Illustrator
http://speckyboy.com/2012/10/18/30-brushes-packs-for-illustrator/

25 Creative Photoshop Sparkling Effects and Photo manipulation works
http://webneel.com/webneel/blog/25-...and-photo-manipulation-works-your-inspiration