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PostSubject: My first crack at making signatures   Tue May 11, 2010 12:21 am

So I downloaded a free trial of Photoshop Elements 8 to mess around with and see what happens. Well I made my first "sig" and don't think it's too bad considering I've never used any version of the sofware before. It's a FFXIII one. Here it is:



I tried blending Lightning (that's the name of the character) into the background some more to get rid of the "box" that's around her, but couldn't. When I take another crack at making one, I'll try to do better. Not bad for a first attempt though huh?

BTW, I'm just doing these for fun for myself. If I ever get really good at it I may consider making them for other people, but probably wouldn't do it.
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PostSubject: Re: My first crack at making signatures   Tue May 11, 2010 12:35 am

if you use the magentic lasso to highlight lightning light. Copy/paste her onto a new document with a transparent back ground the white will go away. I'm sure there's an easier way to do that though lol.
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PostSubject: Re: My first crack at making signatures   Tue May 11, 2010 12:52 am

Dacheat wrote:
if you use the magentic lasso to highlight lightning light. Copy/paste her onto a new document with a transparent back ground the white will go away. I'm sure there's an easier way to do that though lol.

Well usually all you'd have to do is when you paste the image on, is go to Image->Adjustments->Match Color, but on Elements 8 I have no such option as "Match Color" which kinda bummed me out a lil bit. I did use the lasso tool to get a featherd image of her (which is essentially a "ghost image") to blend her into the background, but the "box" stayed. All I want to do is get rid of that box. It bugs the hell outta me and makes what I think would be a triumphant 1st sig an alright 1st sig. I will try your method though dacheat, because it sounds crazy enough to work. Not tonight though. I worked on that basically all day and want to play some FFXIII now. Thanks though. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My first crack at making signatures   Tue May 11, 2010 9:11 am

You can use the quick selection tool, and MOST of the time it will properly select all of the white backround behind the character. Then click delete. Or like dacheat said, throw a magnetic lasso around the character, then just move it with the move tool into the sig.

Also, get photoshop cs4 its much better.
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PostSubject: Re: My first crack at making signatures   Tue May 11, 2010 10:11 pm

Well I took both of your guys advice and decided to restart from scratch and make it all over again. Well I gotta say I'm proud of myself even more this time:



Much better now IMO. And using the lasso tool like dacheat suggested worked like a charm. The quick selection tool didn't work, but I see what you are talking about lefort. CS4 may be better than Elements 8 but I'm not spending $500 or whatever it is for it. $80 for Elements 8 is right up my alley.
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PostSubject: Re: My first crack at making signatures   Tue May 11, 2010 10:21 pm

Damn, thats hella good even if I'd thought you were using PS for a while even, nice job yo Cool
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PostSubject: Re: My first crack at making signatures   Wed May 12, 2010 12:49 am

looks damn good bro. jocolor
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PostSubject: Re: My first crack at making signatures   Wed May 12, 2010 12:59 am

Welcome to the forums MILENKO!

And yes it does look damn good haha.
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PostSubject: Re: My first crack at making signatures   Wed May 12, 2010 1:13 am

I wish my graphics tablet still worked. Was only starting to get used to it and then... dead. Need to buy a new graphics software package as well. My old copy of Photoshop Elements doesn't work with Vista. Can't update it either the few times I did manage to get it working.
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PostSubject: Re: My first crack at making signatures   Wed May 12, 2010 1:15 am

Dacheat wrote:
Welcome to the forums MILENKO!

And yes it does look damn good haha.

Milenko is a buddy of mine from XBL so he's cool. (Just a FYI)

And dacheat it's thanks to you my friend. Your tip about using the lasso to cut Lightning out and moving her onto the sig worked real good man. <inserts thumbs up emote here>
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PostSubject: Re: My first crack at making signatures   Wed May 12, 2010 8:04 pm

GR8T MILENKO wrote:
looks damn good bro. jocolor

Doooood, I have a strange feeling I've chased tanks with you and junk......

Please note- Tanks are Cowards Cool
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PostSubject: Re: My first crack at making signatures   Wed May 12, 2010 9:18 pm

Bobtm wrote:
GR8T MILENKO wrote:
looks damn good bro. jocolor

Doooood, I have a strange feeling I've chased tanks with you and junk......

Please note- Tanks are Cowards Cool

Indeed you have Bob. OMFG HAPPY!
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PostSubject: Re: My first crack at making signatures   Sat May 29, 2010 2:41 am

yea bob u have and yea tanks are cowards lmao jocolor
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