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Post by Noodle on Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:32 am

Simple/Beginner GFX tutorial using Photoshop CS3

  • First, you will need Photoshop CS3, or higher.

  • Then just follow along with what I am doing!

  • ...Also you might need SOME skills in Photoshop, you might get lost or confused.


STEP ONE
Have the specific options:
(File > New or Ctrl + N, Apple + N)
Beginner GFX tutorial Step1

STEP TWO
Get the picture(s) you're going to use and use the
Lasso tools:Beginner GFX tutorial Lassotools
Pen tool: Beginner GFX tutorial Pentool
Selection tools: Beginner GFX tutorial Selectiontools
to cut out the picture for the signature like so:
Beginner GFX tutorial Picturetransparent

STEP THREE
Select the cut out of the picture and copy the photo and paste it on the 300x100 signature:
Beginner GFX tutorial Selection
Beginner GFX tutorial Copyandpaste

It should now look like:
Beginner GFX tutorial Lookslike

STEP FOUR
Now, resize the photo by holding and letting Ctrl + T on your keyboard, or Apple + T(on Macs)
You should resize it so it looks good, this part is up to you, but I made mine look like:
Beginner GFX tutorial Lookslikethis

STEP FIVE
Duplicate the picture at least 4 times by doing CTRL + or Apple + J(for Macs):
Beginner GFX tutorial Duplicate

After, hide the last 3 dupes by clicking the eye next to the layer:
Beginner GFX tutorial Unseen

STEP SIX
Go to Filter > Gaussian Blur:
Beginner GFX tutorial Filter

Then put these options in:
Radius: 4.2 pixels
Beginner GFX tutorial Gaussian

Then you go to the blending options and put it on Overlay:
Beginner GFX tutorial Overaly

STEP SEVEN
Go to Filter > Motion Blur:
Beginner GFX tutorial Motionblue
Beginner GFX tutorial Pbucket

Put the blending mode on Screen:
Beginner GFX tutorial Screen

STEP EIGHT
Duplicate the original layer(Ctrl + J, Apple + J)

Then use the Smudge Tool(Beginner GFX tutorial Smudgetool) and smudge the layers to make a background:
Beginner GFX tutorial Smudge

Make a new layer:
Beginner GFX tutorial Newlayer

Select All: Ctrl + A, Apple + A

Go to Edit > Stroke:
Beginner GFX tutorial Stroke

Use these options:
Beginner GFX tutorial Strokeoptions

STEP NINE
Use the text tool (Beginner GFX tutorial Texttool) by hitting T on your keyboard, then click on the picture, and type in what you want.
You can use any text you want, the maximum size is 1296 pt for text size, and any color.
This part is up to you. This is what I did for it:
Beginner GFX tutorial Text

STEP TEN
Click on the original layer(Layer 1) and duplicate it, and put it on the top of every other layer(except the Stroke border layer), then go to the fx(Beginner GFX tutorial Fxbutton) button, at the bottom of the Layer tab.
Then put in these options:
Beginner GFX tutorial Overlay

STEP ELEVEN
Go to the Layer Adjustment button(Beginner GFX tutorial Overlaybutton ), and go to Gradient Map:
Beginner GFX tutorial Gradientmap

Choose the Black and White gradient map, and then put it on Overlay.
Beginner GFX tutorial Gradientoptions



OUTCOME:
Beginner GFX tutorial Signaturefortutorial


Congratulations! You're done! You can do more with the signature, though.

You have any questions? Just ask, and I will gladly answer<3

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  • I do tutorial requests, so I don't mind you asking if you want to learn a certain thing.


Tutorial©Noodle of VoidMS
Mirror's Edge©EA Digital Illusions CE, Electronic Arts, Owen O'Brien
Photoshop CS3©Adobe


Last edited by Noodle on Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:30 am; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : Added in stuff)
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Post by Noodle on Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:28 am

Sorry for the double post, but I added in some stuff.

I DO TUTORIAL REQUESTS, SO YOU CAN ASK ME ANYTIME IF YOU WANT TO LEARN ANYTHING.
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Post by Ever on Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:52 am

good work for a simple, beginner tutorial, but maybe you should teach them how to add in borders and other effects too
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Post by Noodle on Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:42 am

Thank you~

I'll do those as separate tutorials xD
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Post by Wezza94 on Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:13 pm

Make a website up with all of these tutorials or record them XD. But yet again, good hand written + screenie tutorial

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Post by Hugo on Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:50 pm

This is a very specific tutorial. You should do some on specific tools and ways to use then.

Even though this is specific, it doesn't mean it's not well done! Good work.

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Post by iRoveMyRice on Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:43 pm

This was really helpful thank you Shelby!!!11!!!11!!1 Very Happy
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Post by aabdeen on Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:10 pm

Great Tutorial .
I'm gonna try that when I get Photoshop.
Very Happy

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