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Windows 7: Custom Made Sig and Avatar [6]

07 Sep 2011   #1501
The Howling Wolves

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Archie,
We must be on the same wave length as I was thinking of making a 9/11/2001 sig also...
Maybe even a wall if I get time.
Have a great day M8
Dennis


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07 Sep 2011   #1502
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Hi Dennis, I have that only from Tools/Options, not on the tool bar. how do I put it in the tool bar?
Attachment 174249

I've not checked in PS yet.
Gary, it is Nick's workspace ... which makes the life with CorelDraw much more easy . Haven't you applied it ?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Archie,
We must be on the same wave length as I was thinking of making a 9/11/2001 sig also...
Maybe even a wall if I get time.
Have a great day M8
Dennis
Will wait to see it, Dennis ! I respect the saying ... you can destroy our buildings, but not our foundation . Here we are also a frequent victim !
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07 Sep 2011   #1503
Athene

 

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Tom, Gary and Athene,

In your set up for making the border ...do you not have these options?
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#1 is the shaping of the corner ...from a round corner,scalloped or chamfered corner
#2 is where you can shape any corner by increasing or decreasing the x and y axis.

Not sure you have these options with CS5 but I do in Corel Draw GS 5X
Hi Dennis,

No, I do not have those options in PSE, and GIMP does not offer any shapes at all (just square and ellipse).
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07 Sep 2011   #1504
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Let's post up some new pics GFX team. Post a picture of you
Dennis, Arc, Chan,Jdobsy, and myself are already there....Nick?

@ Dennis, I found it, seems I have to click the Rectangle tool first...
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07 Sep 2011   #1505
tom982

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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The other day I made myself a sig for VF, but as you can see the edges on the rounded bits are a bit jagged

I'm using Photoshop Extended CS5 and anti-aliasing was on, but I can't figure out why the round bits are like that, any ideas?
Try making your image at 1300x300 then resize it to 650x150 and save. Or start with double the size of the end product.
I do that anyway Gary Thanks for the suggestion though!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Tom, Gary and Athene,

In your set up for making the border ...do you not have these options?
Attachment 174247


#1 is the shaping of the corner ...from a round corner,scalloped or chamfered corner
#2 is where you can shape any corner by increasing or decreasing the x and y axis.

Not sure you have these options with CS5 but I do in Corel Draw GS 5X
Dennis, I don't do it that way and I'm unaware of those features in Photoshop. What I do is make a rectangle (layer 1), duplicate the layer (layer 2), smooth the edges of layer 2 by say 50px, select layer 1, delete an chunk off two opposite corners to expose the layer behind, flatten the image.

It's kind of a bodge job really But it does the trick

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tom982 View Post
The other day I made myself a sig for VF, but as you can see the edges on the rounded bits are a bit jagged

Attachment 174244

I'm using Photoshop Extended CS5 and anti-aliasing was on, but I can't figure out why the round bits are like that, any ideas?
Tom, I dont have any formal training in graphics .... still I am telling what I do , and those rough corners dont appear .

You are making a shape and work in it ..... after making the shape, ctrl+click on the shape to select the pixels of the shape, create a new layer, fill the new layer with paint bucket tool . Now hide the original shape , and work on the new layer which is an identical copy of the shape layer but doesn't have a shape path to make it look jagged .

If you find this method is childish, please dont laugh at me ... I am saying that I have no formal training .... so my methods are not formal. But it works .
I'll give this a go in a minute Archie, thanks for the suggestion!

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Today I have made a new sig


EDIT : Sorry forgot to post the large preview !
Very nice sig Archie!
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07 Sep 2011   #1506
Athene

 

Your method is excellent, Archie :-)
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07 Sep 2011   #1507
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Your method is excellent, Archie :-)
Did it work ? Is it able to remove the rough edges ?
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07 Sep 2011   #1508
Athene

 

Hi Archie,

For copying the layer the method is excellent, and one doesn't lose the shape either :-) In GIMP, for example, it seems to be impossible to copy shapes via ctrl+click or any other way. But...well, the jagged edges still remain, copying the layer shape also copies the exact shape outline.
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07 Sep 2011   #1509
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Athene, Ctrl+click selects an object in photoshop or elements . For making rounded rectangles, use the keyboard command "U" for adobes products , and choose the rounded rectangular tool. But it makes a mask in the paths pallet , which cause the creepy corners . So I tried to avoid the mask .

Ctrl+click on the mask in layers pallet will select (not copy) the shape . now create a new layer and fill the selection with color .... which will make an exact copy of the shape, but not the mask .

If you work on it, it will be free from this unwanted things .

Well, tomorrow I will try to make a detailed post on it, step by step .
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07 Sep 2011   #1510
Athene

 

Thank you, Archie, that is very kind of you, but please do not take so much trouble :-)

In the meantime, I'm just posting a few screenshots of what I've been doing in Photoshop Elements (version 5 in the screenshots - I've got the latest version 9 on the other computer, but the results are the same with regard to the jagged edges). First, since I do not have rounded-corner-rectangular-selection tool, I have to use a shape tool. So I use that and then I simplify it (image 1).

In image 2, I create a new layer, select the black shape but with the new layer highlighted, and then, in image 3, fill the new layer with blue. And...well, in image 4 (with the black shape hidden) you can see those edges.
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