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Windows 7: Custom Made Sig and Avatar [8]

09 Mar 2012   #1171
Arc

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Excellent one Athene !!


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09 Mar 2012   #1172
koolkat77

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Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Athene View Post
Yes, it can be done in Photoshop CS and in Elements, too :-) This is how I do it, Yusra - I made a small tutorial for you :-))
Note: Photoshop Elements actually has a preloaded quarter circle shape - it would seem, however, that CS5 does not ;-))

Open Photoshop CS, create a new workspace/document.
For visual/size purposes: create a grey rectangle of the size 1300 x 300 (choose “fixed size” under “style”) with the Rectangular Marquee Tool. This will help you to stick to what I call the sig boundaries, that way you won't have any size problems. In other words, you will work within this rectangle, but not outside its borders.

Create another layer, and draw a circle (press the "Shift" key on your keyboard while you use the Elliptical Marquee Tool; this will constrain the circle’s proportions and make it perfectly round) and fill it with black.

Go to “View” and enable “Rulers”. Now, with the “Move Tool”, drag horizontal and vertical guides (indicated in light blue in the image below) to the circle so that they meet in the exact centre (this is indicated by the Move Tool’s transform controls, so make sure that “Show Transform Controls” is activated.



Now you need only one quarter of this circle. With the Rectangular Marquee Tool (change the style to “Normal”), draw a rectangle over the circle so that the bottom edge meets the guide.



Then press the “Delete” key on your keyboard. This will remove the upper half of the circle. Next place a new rectangle over the right half of the remaining half of the circle and press “Delete” again. Now you’ve got just one quarter of the circle. Go to “View” and select “Clear guides”.
Move the quarter circle to the left side of the layer (you can resize it a bit so that it fits within the sig size boundaries).


Now hold the ALT key and tap the right arrow key at the same time. When you let go, the shape will look like this, and your layer palette will be full of layer copies.
Go to the layer palette, make sure the topmost layer is highlighted, scroll down to the very first layer of the quarter circle, press the “Shift” key on your keyboard, right click and merge and the layeres.


Duplicate the resulting shape layer. Make sure the duplicate layer is selected. Go to “Edit”, “Transform” and choose “Rotate 180°”. This will flip the duplicate layer; now, still making sure that this layer is highlighted in the Layer Palette, press the “Shift” and the right arrow keys at the same time. This will move the layer quickly to the right.


Make sure your layers are properly aligned and merge them. You’re done :-)

wow Athene miss major misfit

thank you so much for this!, will take a look around to see what i make out of it.

thanks again
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09 Mar 2012   #1173
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Yussi, Archie, Athene!
Nice to see we have some fantastic new work going on.
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09 Mar 2012   #1174
Athene

 

Thanks for the nice words, all :-) I've also posted the layers of the final shape for Yusra (and the others, of course) to play around with and use (and improve) :-))
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09 Mar 2012   #1175
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Thanks Yussi, Archie, Athene!
Nice to see we have some fantastic new work going on.
+1

Great work guys! Hopefully I'll be able to make some sigs up to your standards in the future.

Also thanks to Athene for the great tutorial, it really helped a lot. I'll rep when I can, for the moment I need to spread it around.
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09 Mar 2012   #1176
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Used some old layers ... combined those with each other, and got it. It is not a creation, but a combination.

Preview :


Actual size:


Will Turner why ? I dont know ! Just put that image.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
another one for Dusty
You two are amazing. Thanks for the spectacular sigs! Good ideas one and all
Now where do I begin?
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09 Mar 2012   #1177
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Dusty you can rotate them like A Guy does, he has 3-4 sigs I think.
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09 Mar 2012   #1178
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

I've created Athene's shape but is there a way to save it as a custom shape so I don't have to reuse it every time?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Dusty you can rotate them like A Guy does, he has 3-4 sigs I think.
That's definitely a good idea. I have about 20 sigs that I change every now and then.
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09 Mar 2012   #1179
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Brilliant! Now I have a place to start haha
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09 Mar 2012   #1180
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Congrats on your first rotation sigs.
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