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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:17 AM Edited by sorv, 10 August 2012 - 05:22 AM.

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In the GFX request section.There are many request for the headers. If you are a beginner in GFX and want to help others by completeing there request or you want headers for your own topic then you come to the right place.This is a small tutorial.I will tell here some things for making simple,easy headers.Program used in this tutorial is gimp.So let's start:-

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1.First of all fireup Gimp.
2.Make sure you have not open any image in gimp.
3.Click on File>Create>Web Page Themes>Classic gimp.org>big header.
4.Type the text you want.
5.Choose the font you want.
5.Select the colors you like.
7.Make sure that there should Tick on all the boxes like Autocrop,Remove background,Index image.
8.Click ok.
9.Save it as png format and upload it to any image hosting sites.
10.After uploading the header the website give you many URL codes but copy only Forum URL code.
11.Next you know paste the code in GTAForums new topic you are creating.
12.Have fun!

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Some of my Tips
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1.If You want use other font you can download any font and install it.Automaticly gimp will install it.Choose the font like in step 5.
2.If you need any help You can PM me or post here.
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Links:-
GimpDownload gimp here
Dafont.comfree font collection
Imgur.comfree image hosting
Imageshack.usfree image hosting
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A great tutorial by Narcis_speed6 for Photoshop users.


Here is Narcis_speed6 little version of the tutorial wink.gif

Select the type tools user posted image and type your text (in this tutorial I used Phoenix Script FLF font), the color does not matter, we are going to add gradient later on

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Add a gray ( 767676 ) 2 px outer stroke (Layer->Layer Style->Stroke...)

user posted image

Now let's add a gradient color (Layer->Layer Style->Gradient Overlay...) you can eighter make it your self by folowing the picture below or you can download it from here

user posted image

It should looks like this

user posted image

We should add a inner glow to make it stand out more (Layer->Layer Style->Inner Glow...)

White color, Blend mode set to Color Dodge, Opacity to 75%, Center Source, Size 16.

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Apply an outer glow (Layer->Layer Style->Outer Glow...)

Black color, Blend mode set to Normal, Opacity to 75%, Size 9.

user posted image

Now we need a inner shadow to make it look like the text is 3D (Layer->Layer Style->Inner Shadow...)

White color, Blend mode set to Color Dodge, Opacity to 30%, Angle 120, Distance 1, Choke 0, Size 0.

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A drop shadow to spice things up (Layer->Layer Style->Drop Shadow...)

Black color, Blend mode set to Normal, Opacity to 100%, Distance 13, Spread 100, Size 1.

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Let's make the header sparkle by using this star, simply resize and add at the edges of the text.

This is how the final product should look:

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The grey background was added so you can see the text better.

Download the PSD

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:27 AM

i had a little go smile.gif good job

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:34 AM Edited by sorv, 09 August 2012 - 12:41 AM.

links not working can someone fix it in tables

Edited:Links have been fixed

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:41 AM

I gave it a go as well, not bad.
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:43 AM

This is simple header making tutorial.So it is not so awesome.I will update it to how texture header

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:48 AM

with some drop shadow
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:55 AM

though it is best to keep it simple, keep the canvas 50px high because you font want the header too big. stick with a nice solid font and add a nice gradient that works well and maybe a stoke to help it stand out.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:59 AM Edited by sorv, 09 August 2012 - 08:52 AM.

QUOTE (nic_23 @ Thursday, Aug 9 2012, 07:25)
though it is best to keep it simple, keep the canvas 50px high because you font want the header too big. stick with a nice solid font and add a nice gradient that works well and maybe a stoke to help it stand out.

example:
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I think you are right.I will add some simple effects like Lightning the headers.I will add after evening because i'm going to school.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 09:33 AM

Added to the archive, you should also fix the headers in this topic. wink.gif

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 09:40 AM

Thanks narcis for adding this tutorial to the archive

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 09:55 AM Edited by xGhostx, 09 August 2012 - 10:17 AM.

I guess I'll try to make headers when I'm free, thank you.

EDIT: YAYYYY I FINALLY MADE A HEADER!!!

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:43 PM Edited by Narcis_speed6, 09 August 2012 - 01:21 PM.

Tutorial deleted since you added it to the first post. smile.gif

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 01:16 PM

Great tutorial Narcis I love the gradient icon14.gif

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 01:17 PM

QUOTE (Narcis_speed6 @ Thursday, Aug 9 2012, 19:13)
You should have gone into more detail because:

Type the text you want.
Choose the font you want.
Select the colors you like.

ain't gonna be much help.

Here is my little version of the tutorial, feel free to add it to your own wink.gif

Select the type tools user posted image and type your text (in this tutorial I used Phoenix Script FLF font), the color does not matter, we are going to add gradient later on

user posted image

Add a gray ( 767676 ) 2 px outer stroke (Layer->Layer Style->Stroke...)

user posted image

Now let's add a gradient color (Layer->Layer Style->Gradient Overlay...) you can eighter make it your self by folowing the picture below or you can download it from here

user posted image

It should looks like this

user posted image

We should add a inner glow to make it stand out more (Layer->Layer Style->Inner Glow...)

White color, Blend mode set to Color Dodge, Opacity to 75%, Center Source, Size 16.

user posted image

Apply an outer glow (Layer->Layer Style->Outer Glow...)

Black color, Blend mode set to Normal, Opacity to 75%, Size 9.

user posted image

Now we need a inner shadow to make it look like the text is 3D (Layer->Layer Style->Inner Shadow...)

White color, Blend mode set to Color Dodge, Opacity to 30%, Angle 120, Distance 1, Choke 0, Size 0.

user posted image

A drop shadow to spice things up (Layer->Layer Style->Drop Shadow...)

Black color, Blend mode set to Normal, Opacity to 100%, Distance 13, Spread 100, Size 1.

user posted image

Let's make the header sparkle by using this star, simply resize and add at the edges of the text.

This is how the final product should look:

user posted image

The grey background was added so you can see the text better.

Download the PSD

Nice tutorial.I will use it when i have photoshop.Thanks!

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 02:23 PM

I Have Photoshop Cs5 & Gimp Both In My Laptop !




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