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Windows 7: Custom Made Sig and Avatar [12]

01 Aug 2013   #1321
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
thanks jerry, im in the process of working out how to add a gold leaf effect on the embossed areas.
i had to paint a layer then i have to work out how to make it look like realistic gold leaf.
trickier than it sounds.
booh ,This is my wallpaper ,do you mean this gold effect




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01 Aug 2013   #1322
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

thanks pebbly, those are gradients .
i mean more like this,



the trouble is that the letters on goldens sig are so thin then any gold effect just looks like one color so no reflections and no variety in the gold color effect.
i will persevere, im a determined bugger if nowt else
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01 Aug 2013   #1323
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Eureka Gold

BooBah ........... Are you using Corel 6x? There is a preset in Fountain Fill for gold plate. If not try this R=214, G=157 and B=23
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01 Aug 2013   #1324
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Julian are you trying to create something like this


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01 Aug 2013   #1325
nommy the first

Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
thanks pebbly, those are gradients .
i mean more like this,



the trouble is that the letters on goldens sig are so thin then any gold effect just looks like one color so no reflections and no variety in the gold color effect.
i will persevere, im a determined bugger if nowt else
Try this tut; it's where your pic originated from.



About the font, duplicate the text layer with ctrl+j and notch it a few px to the left, then to the same to the right to make each letter a few pixels thicker (and merge all those layers afterwards). That usually does the trick for me.
You can adjust the tracking (space between the letters) by going to Window > Character, and then tracking is the weird symbol with VA on it and an arrow pointing left and right underneath that. That way the thicker letters don't look weird and packed together.
Change the tracking before merging the layers obviously, as it is not possible to use that feature on a rasterized layer.


Hope this helps
Nommy
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01 Aug 2013   #1326
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

thanks guys but you got the wrong end of the stick,

i was trying to get the embossed areas in the sig i was making colin, i was trying to get it highlit by gold leaf effects,

i kind of got it but not perfect,
if any of you want to try then use the sig i posted earlier...here

thanks for the tut nommy i saw that one a few times, hes really good at explaining, in fact i was reading a tutorial last night and the way it was written i was hearing that chaps voice as i read.


i think i will stop now and come back to it in a day or so as fresh eyes will see things differently , put about 11 hours into this one, as i tried tons of other ways different styles and even learned to make custom brushes along the way.
loving this stuff.
anyhow heres the effort so far.

preview

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sig


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02 Aug 2013   #1327
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Now its looking way good
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02 Aug 2013   #1328
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Definitely looking better Julian.
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02 Aug 2013   #1329
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
thanks guys but you got the wrong end of the stick,

i was trying to get the embossed areas in the sig i was making colin, i was trying to get it highlit by gold leaf effects,

i kind of got it but not perfect,
if any of you want to try then use the sig i posted earlier...here

thanks for the tut nommy i saw that one a few times, hes really good at explaining, in fact i was reading a tutorial last night and the way it was written i was hearing that chaps voice as i read.


i think i will stop now and come back to it in a day or so as fresh eyes will see things differently , put about 11 hours into this one, as i tried tons of other ways different styles and even learned to make custom brushes along the way.
loving this stuff.
anyhow heres the effort so far.

preview

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That very nice boohbah
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02 Aug 2013   #1330
kandypenny44

 
 

Nice Work here Guy's
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