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Xiao's PHOTOSHOP Resource

Creator: Xiaowiriamu April 5, 2011 3:31pm
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Your Photoshop Resource



*UPDATES WEEKLY so be sure to check it out :D*


Below is an extensive resource of useful links, tips, notices, tutorials and

other various information that will help you in Photoshop

so - ENJOY!
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Signatures are small artworks often made with adobe photoshop that are used in a users signature area on forums. Signatures come in different styles and shapes. Signatures can look photo-realistic, abstract or have a grunge feeling; with signatures everything is possible. Almost all signature designers use the program adobe photoshop, you can download a free trial here: adobe photoshop trial

Tag is another word for signature
Render is a cut out part from a wallpaper, picture, poster that is used as the main focal point in a signature.
Stock is an uneditted wallpaper, photo or pictures that is used in signatures. (often for the background)
C4D render an abstract 3d looking render made with the program Cinema 4D
ps photoshop
C&C comments and critique
SOTW signature of the week; a weekly battle in which everyone can participate to become that weeks best signature designer

A good signature designer needs 2 things, good knowledge of the program he is using and good resources to use with that program. You will need to download brushes, fonts, renders, c4d renders, patterns and much more to really get the best out of your program.

The best way to learn making signatures is by reading lots of tutorials that will teach you the basics of photoshop and all kinds of techniques.

Just use google and you will find thousands of signature tutorials with the click of a button. But there is a problem, most tutorials are really rubbish and you will only get more confused. How do I know? Because I have been in that exact same situation. Thats why I decided to create this thread:

Splatter Tutorial by Xiaowiriamu





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IMPORTANT NOTES


- Always experiment and try new things
- Erase tool is your friend
- Try to make yourself a 'signature template' which outlines the flow of your signature
- Adjustment layers such as color balance and gradient maps are essential to achieving awesome signatures!
- Use sources such as Google and 'brusheezy' to aid you
- Always set your c4d's to linear or color dodge unless otherwise... ^_^

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splatter brushes used in the tutorial above and more


- Brushes for splatter: here + here + here
- More brushes for splatter: splatter 1 + splatter 2 + splatter 3



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How to load BRUSHES


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C4D/Smudge tutorials by Xiaowiriamu:




similar style tutorial



A smudge "tutorial" by NAMIKAZE


similar tutorial by Zerner: http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/7739/siigtutcopyka5.jpg

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OLD SCHOOL USER BARS:






psd. user bar template here:


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IMPORTANT LINKS



Tutorial sites
http://www.good-tutorials.com/
http://www.computerarts.co.uk/tutorials/
http://www.phong.com/tutorials/
http://www.spoono.com/tutorials/photoshop/
http://www.spyroteknik.com/
http://www.dubtastic.com/
http://www.designsbymark.com
http://www.effectlab.com/
http://www.eyesondesign.net/pshop/tuts.htm
http://www.photoshopcafe.com
http://www.planetphotoshop.com/tutorials.html
http://www.pankpages.com/
http://www.perfectpixels.com/index.cfm?method=photoshop
http://www.teamphotoshop.com/
http://www.eyeland.com/tutorials.php
http://www.nebulus.org
http://www.dreaminfinity.com/tutorials.php
http://www.phong.com/
http://www.tutorialized.com/
http://www.pixel2life.com/
http://www.lynda.com/
http://www.lethalmedia.net/
http://psd.tutsplus.com

some may know them all, but if not I'll definitely recommend http://psd.tutsplus.com


Font sites:

http://www.dafont.com
http://www.1001fonts.com
http://www.abstractfonts.com (credit goes to Nyoike for sharing this awesome site, also check out his amazing artwork and sigs here)


Brush site:
http://www.brusheezy.com

This is the only brush site you'll need to be honest :-)


Want C4D's?
http://creativeoverflow.net/650-free-c4ds-to-use/


Inspiration and other:
http://www.deviantart.com (great for anything - i use this for c4d's sometimes)
http://www.google.com (never underestimate this search engine :-) )
http://www.planetrenders.com and http://www.gamerenders.com (amazing render galleries)
http://stinky666.deviantart.com/art/C4Ds-Illy-s-74-112382432 (amazing c4ds by stinky666)


Struggling on a color scheme?
http://colorschemedesigner.com/#0b11Tw0w0w0w0 (credit goes to wRAthoFVuLK for spotting this awesome site, also check out his new POP ART Sig shop here)

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List of useful tutorials for Photoshop



Photoshop

Novice:
http://www.sigtutorials.com/tutorials/basics/basic-grunge.html - SigTutorials - Absolute Beginner Tutorial
http://www.sigtutorials.com/tutorials/basics/fire-effect-signature-tutorial.html - KidZero - Fire Effect Signature
http://www.sigtutorials.com/tutorials/basics/ripple-and-smudge-signature.html - JasperVD - Ripple/Smudge Signature
http://www.sigtutorials.com/tutorials/basics/c4d-renders-signature-tutorial.html - SigTutorials - Basic Guide to C4D's

Intermediate:
http://www.gamexe.net/photoshop/never-winter-full-signature/ - Asphyxia - Never Winter Full Signature Tutorial
http://www.phstudios.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=145 - Sanity Penguin - Blank Stare Tutorial
http://www.sigrealm.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10642 - - SR[ - Clean Signature Tutorial
http://mpcoyote.deviantart.com/art/Metroid-Signature-Tutorial-50490347 - MPCoyote - Metroid Signature Tutorial

Advanced:
http://fc01.deviantart.com/fs41/f/2009/037/7/a/Stalker_Tag_Tutorial_by_enVe555.jpg - enVe555 - STALKER Signature Tutorial
http://www.gfxjunk.com/showthread.php?t=933 - 250 Signature Tutorials!


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Recommended tutorials (Intermediate - Advanced)




Tut made by: Redefined
Tag made by: [.BC.] *.:Stoneface:.*
Link: http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/1091/c4dfrenzytutlt1.jpg



Tut made by: [.BC.] *.:Stoneface:.*
Tag made by: Zabiela
Link: http://www.ofthevoid.net/tutorials/paprika%20copy.png *LINK IS BROKEN - will try find new one*



Tut made by: Forsaken and by.buxx
Tag made by: by.buxx
Link: http://uploadsonline.com/images/sg0qcfl4gp35ek9nwc8.png



Tut made by: forsaken and basshunter
Tag made by: .hk
Link: http://sigresource.com/uploads/tutorials/shared/1193327715.png



Tut made by: forsaken and basshunter
Tag made by: .hk
Link: http://sigresource.com/uploads/tutorials/shared/1193328158.png



Link: poster design myst gfx



Tut made by: Streetstyle
Tag made by: Streetstyle
Link: http://fc01.deviantart.com/fs40/f/2009/032/8/5/Auron_Sig_Tut_by_street_stylegfx.png


Tut made by: brisk
Tag made by: brisk
Link: http://www.brisktutorials.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d1iicq1



Link: http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/8169/tutt2.png

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Make requests at my other thread here please ^_^
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Beginner - Advanced text tutorials :




The end result isn't generally my best, but that's because I kind of rushed it

but hopefully you get the main idea and as you can see the 'A TEXT TUTORIAL' is really

well blended and also doesn't destroy the focal point, it's nearly perfect^_^



Another great text tutorial: ]http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/154/2/6/Text_in_Signatures_by_Narudan.jpg





Brand Tutorial






Thought I'll share some of my PSD's with you guys as I've been getting a few requests about how I do them, I chose a mix of some of my signatures done in the past month; I personally think by looking at PSD's it can help gain a further insight into how the maker got the final product, and it can also be sometimes more helpful than a tutorial. The PSD's follow a similar format, and you'll start to notice the style I have when making signatures, it's not particular advanced level, more beginner/moderate to be honest with you. Anyways hope this helps, if you need any more help just message me I'll do my best. Note: these PSD's are for training purposes only! :D

PSD DL Link: http://www.mediafire.com/?gv4v71wevzogije


PSD DL Link: http://www.mediafire.com/?831ox9xt9tl234l


PSD DL Link: http://www.mediafire.com/?t4ggblka7u7r3e1


PSD DL Link: http://www.mediafire.com/?td5wyx9dmxm8htm


PSD DL Link: http://www.mediafire.com/?irvalua41aedbpi


PSD DL Link: http://www.mediafire.com/?fips1kpddu9bim4


PSD DL Link: http://www.mediafire.com/?h06chh28p6bckv6


PSD DL Link: http://www.mediafire.com/?qjnn13xc4n0czv8


PSD DL Link: http://www.mediafire.com/?8djiwdj5plx6ra4


PSD DL Link: http://www.mediafire.com/?kj476eqkbd77gj4


PSD DL Link: http://www.mediafire.com/?vlbbwojqq4gev8b


PSD DL Link: http://www.mediafire.com/?h5lw9woew4zpbn0


PSD DL Link: http://www.mediafire.com/?voda543uahgu7gh


PSD DL Link: http://www.mediafire.com/?wd00pc9899tyos6


New Beginner - Advanced Tutorial "Brush Mask Sig Tut"






A advanced signature in 8 beginner steps!




Thanks, hope you like :)
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there is some typo where you repeat a line, in the middle, when you are showing feathering :3


what do you do once you rasterize it o-o
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Thanks to TRUeLM, Plastictree, Scrax, Xiaowiriamu, foggy12, JahGFX, jhoijhoi, msrobinson, JEFFY40HANDS, Nyoike, MissMaw, and me :) for the sigs!
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Yeah I need to re-make it <3

It was rushed :-(

Thanks for spotting it though;)

*fixed*
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ah


so, once you rasterize, you put the rectang. marquee at the edge of the text at 5px, then what? O_O

and what if the txt is slanted? would lasso work?

Thanks to TRUeLM, Plastictree, Scrax, Xiaowiriamu, foggy12, JahGFX, jhoijhoi, msrobinson, JEFFY40HANDS, Nyoike, MissMaw, and me :) for the sigs!
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then press delete.

and if slanted lasso tool :)
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thought so and thought so

:D

Thanks to TRUeLM, Plastictree, Scrax, Xiaowiriamu, foggy12, JahGFX, jhoijhoi, msrobinson, JEFFY40HANDS, Nyoike, MissMaw, and me :) for the sigs!
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Awesome^_^


Since it's half beginner and half intermediate tutorial I didn't

go into full detail, at that stage people should know :D
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yea xD

Thanks to TRUeLM, Plastictree, Scrax, Xiaowiriamu, foggy12, JahGFX, jhoijhoi, msrobinson, JEFFY40HANDS, Nyoike, MissMaw, and me :) for the sigs!
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bumping

Thanks to TRUeLM, Plastictree, Scrax, Xiaowiriamu, foggy12, JahGFX, jhoijhoi, msrobinson, JEFFY40HANDS, Nyoike, MissMaw, and me :) for the sigs!
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