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lavanda94

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Since DR has the problem about making a new thread, I'll post it o.o.
This is just a test, to see if It's any use.
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Extension: how to pixel stretch:

To pixel stretch, first select the layer that your stock is on. Pick the Rectangular Marquee tool, but right mouse click on it, and select the Column Marquee tool (some editions of photoshop don’t have it). Select a really small area of your stock, from top to bottom, 1 pixel wide. While It’s selected, right mouse click and say “Layer Via Copy” then click the new layer that should have come up and click Edit/ Free Transform. Then stretch it out, and there you go! Pixel stretch!
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Ok…time to learn how to make cool-ish pixel stretch sigs like this!

http://photobucket.com/albums/b32/da...Narnialion.jpg


We start off with the blank background, 450 X 135 is the size I used, but I guess it doesn’t matter.

Now we’re gonna go Filter/ Render/ Clouds (make sure your colors are set to black and white.

http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/6534/narniastep18ju.jpg

now, we’re going to put the stock in….oooooooo…..i used this pick:

http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/walt_disney/the_chronicles_of_narnia__the_lion_the_witch_and_t he_wardrobe/narnia_aslan.jpg

Now, I pasted it in the sig

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/5108/narniastep22fy.jpg

now, I cut around the edges of the stock, making it round. And then I blurred the edges, like so

http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/8893/narniastep39po.jpg

Duplicate the layer, and use Gaussian Blur, so go to Filter/ Blur/ Gaussian Blur, and blur it at 2.0, and set the top layer that was blurred to soft light.

http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/1322/narniastep48qs.jpg

now the stock looks better. Now we’re gonna do a pixel stretch on both sides of the pic, since one side’s light and the other is dark.

http://img431.imageshack.us/img431/5347/narniastep54ge.jpg

now set the pixel stretches behind the stock, and put them each halfway, so they meet behind the stock. Now duplicate those two pixel stretches, and bring them to the top. Set them both to softlight, to give some more color to your stock.

http://img431.imageshack.us/img431/7089/narniastep66tk.jpg

create a new layer. now, get out a good pair of sparkle brushes and brush on both sides of the sig, black on the dark side, and white on the light side. Set that layer to soft light.

http://img431.imageshack.us/img431/740/narniastep77wk.jpg

looks better right? :D anyway, now create a new layer, and get some stardust brushes. Like in the last step, brush white on the light side, and black on the dark side, set this layer to soft light as well.

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/1303/narniastep86cf.jpg

Now we’re gonna go back a little bit. Take the two pixel stretches that are above your stock, and bring them to the top above the brushing. It’ll give them more color.

YAY, now you’re done! Sorta. Now just add text and a border, (I used a one pixel black border) and voila!

http://photobucket.com/albums/b32/da...Narnialion.jpg
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yeah...i just noticed, that the last link isn't working, but it's the same as the first one, so yeah....
 

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PS.png

^My result. Not really, I just followed the Extension Tut o.o
But yeah, what do you think?
 

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For once I made a smooth sig, not the best, but meh. Tried something new for once. I liked how the stock turned out nice with the blending lol.
 

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lavanda you used Sophia from Star Oceon: Till The End of Time! I LOVE THAT GAME! but since i know already how to pixel stretch............... but here is a rating!

Tut: good, very basic, could help alot of people! 10/10
lavanda sig: the sig is quite good, the background needs touching up though, but apart from that I love it, 8/10
 

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dual_wielder said:
lavanda you used Sophia from Star Oceon: Till The End of Time! I LOVE THAT GAME! but since i know already how to pixel stretch............... but here is a rating!

Tut: good, very basic, could help alot of people! 10/10
lavanda sig: the sig is quite good, the background needs touching up though, but apart from that I love it, 8/10

That was a stock that someone requested for a sig o.o I used that cause I didn't know what else to put lol.
 
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