I got a good result and decided to make a tutorial, so here it is.
1. For this tutorial I will be using this picture. I got it from google and typed "tekken".
2. Now you need to a blank space with a white background for your signature. I'm using a 400 x 150 box. Your'es can be any size.
3. Open you're picture and size it down (image > image size, just change the width and the height will automatically change) until you get a certain part that fits nicely into the area. Then you need to render it so it hasn't got a background. Use this topic to explain that part. The copy and paste it into a new canvas that is set as a transparant background.
This is my rendered picture
4. Copy and paste it into your signature box and position how you want, you'll need to come and copy and paste it again so don't close that box.
Anyway, once you copied and pasted into your signature go blur > motion blur and use these settings.
5. Now hit cntrl + J and move the blur around, then press cntrl + J again, and move the blur. Keep doing this until the whole area is a blur.
Then press cntrl + shift + e to merge all the layers. Now go blur > motion blur > ok.
6. Now go filter > distort > ocean ripple, and use these settings.
You should have something like this.
I have run out of image space, so I will provide links to imageshack.
7. Now what you wanna do make a new layer. Shift + cntrl + alt + n, now get your magic wand out. :I Use these settings.
Hold down shift and click a few areas, so some parts are selected. It's likely you'll only be able to select one part, but I got 2, top and bottom.
Now go edit > fill and select a pattern. Either gridlines, scanlines, or the pattern I used which looks like this.
Obviously, I used black to show you, but you will use white, to save your pattern. Go edit > define pattern > ok. Back to the signature, go edit > fill, then select your pattern and use these settings.
Now you have this.
Now, set your settings to Overlay and opacity 50% like so.
8. Now bring back your trusty render that you had minimized, didn't you. Copy and paste and put where you want.
9. Now whip out your rubber and use a size 65 soft brush.. heres a pic.
..and whiz round the outline of your new picture so it blends in.
Heres my before and after blend.
10. Now with the layer still selected go filter > sharpen > sharpen, then press cntrl + f. (it's just repeating it). (you may not need to do this, just depends on how your picture looks, you decide)
11. Okay, now you need to find either, a bigger picture of the thing you are focusing on, or something related to it. Something that will cover the entire sig. I used this picture.
12. Now copy and paste that picture ontop of everything and add a layer mask.
Using your soft brush size 65, brush the area where your main picture is, then set the opacity of the layer to 60%.
13. Now for text, I'm using the font "28 Days later", colour white. Make the first letter size 72, and the next set of letters size 30.
Then double click each letter layer and use these settings.
14. Here is my final piece
Oh and also, I'm not very good with rendering hair. Thats why it looks a tad white around it.
Heres some other outcomes.
http://img252.images...580/pink2gu.png - matt27689
http://img494.images...65/night0pl.png - matt27689
http://img229.images...4mehitrs9hb.jpg - ImHereToStay
http://img207.images...751/spiy2fm.png - matt27869
http://i30.photobuck...Kenshinsig2.jpg - Cubano
http://i27.photobuck...Jet/zeldaza.png - Jonny Tightlips
http://img65.imagesh...199/wuzi9ei.png - matt27689
Some people will like, some people won't.
Edited by matt27689, 18 January 2006 - 09:09 PM.