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Decka
07-19-2005, 10:30 AM
Im tryin to learn how to use photoshop, Right now i really cant do a thing!

Can you guys give me the names of some websites or give me tips to help me improve.

The first thing i wanna learn to do is make sigs, are they hard to do? Do they take long?

Thanks in advance.

Peace

MantiZ
07-19-2005, 10:43 AM
www.good-tutorials.com
http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/tutorials/ps/?view=1&order=5&limit=24
www.pixel2life.com
and timing depends on what kind of sig you're doing

Skellington
07-19-2005, 10:58 AM
First thing you need to learn to create signatures is cutting and blending and create original styled fonts.

You can cut out images by using the "cut tool" (obviously, "Eraser Tool", "Magic Wand" or the "Pen Tool".

The best tool is the Pen Tool, but you gotta learn to work with it first tho.With clean images with a blank,black or whatever background it's easy to use the magic wand tool,just click everywhere excempt on the image itself and hit delete and you'll create a transparant image in no time, but this don't work with all images that's why you'll need to learn to work with the pen or cut tool.

MantiZ
07-19-2005, 11:06 AM
hmm i also use lasso tool sometimes...

Skellington
07-19-2005, 11:12 AM
Yeah that's that cut tool I told ;) It's quite good but leaves lots of cracks, you can't ever cut, like for instance a head, nicely without any edges.

MantiZ
07-19-2005, 11:15 AM
hmm... that black and white mansons head in my sig was cut out using magnetic lasso tool... and if you have some little cracks you can fix them using blur tool. it doesen't work well for big images, but for sigs its a great economy of time...

Skellington
07-19-2005, 11:20 AM
yeah, with the magnetic one you can get it right sometimes, but you'll notice it won't work with everything, pen tool is the best,works even with the most detailed images.

MantiZ
07-19-2005, 11:26 AM
i agree that pen tool is the best, but it takes time to master it and it's not the best choice for beginer. let him start with basic stuff, so he'll get interested. after he'll get interested, he'll want to master the harder tools of PS. otherways newbie can get scared of all this graphic things.
just my opinion. :D

Skellington
07-19-2005, 11:30 AM
True, that's what I said, he needs to master it first.

Decka
07-19-2005, 11:32 AM
Your right mantiz it seems very complicated to me now, but ima keep on playin around with it, hopefully ill get good at it. Thanks for the help guys, both reped!

MantiZ
07-19-2005, 11:35 AM
just post up your works and more experienced cats will tell you whats good and what's wrong.
peace and good luck! i hope we will have new artist online.

Skellington
07-19-2005, 11:42 AM
Yeah post some progress or sumthin' if y'r stuck.

Decka
07-19-2005, 12:00 PM
Ill post some in a while, im just startin off, so i dont wanna post anythin yet,

Peace

Decka
07-19-2005, 12:02 PM
How do i put a good text in a sig? I know about dafont.com, but how do i use some of them fonts on photoshop?

MantiZ
07-19-2005, 12:03 PM
just don't be shy.
to encourage you, i'll post up my first sig i made in before-crash wucorp times
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y59/RZArectah/dirty_brooklyn_zoocopy.gif

peace :D

MantiZ
07-19-2005, 12:06 PM
How do i put a good text in a sig? I know about dafont.com, but how do i use some of them fonts on photoshop?

just copy the fonts into windows/fonts folder
then in PS use text tool

Liquid GZA
07-19-2005, 12:23 PM
ive jsut started wif diz graphic shti i made diz da other day but am not to happy wif da font
this iz lyk da 2nd one ive eva made

Decka
07-19-2005, 12:51 PM
just copy the fonts into windows/fonts folder
then in PS use text tool
I cant get it to work, im savin them in the fonts folder, but they are not comin up in the text tool, do i have to update or refresh it or somethin, when i try and open they up, its says they are not the right format.

Tage
07-19-2005, 12:56 PM
check out...

http://www.n-sane.net/tutorials.php


they have alot of good tuts.

Decka
07-19-2005, 01:02 PM
thanks wutage! *reped*

Skellington
07-19-2005, 01:07 PM
I cant get it to work, im savin them in the fonts folder, but they are not comin up in the text tool, do i have to update or refresh it or somethin, when i try and open they up, its says they are not the right format.
You might have to close photoshop first, add the fonts in Windows > Fonts and start photoshop again

MantiZ
07-19-2005, 01:13 PM
make sure that u've unzipped them aswell :D

Tage
07-19-2005, 01:32 PM
^yeh.. if you using xp you can jus go to control panel>fonts... much easier that way.... ;)

and nah you dont gotta restart ps i done this before..

Sifu Dragon
07-19-2005, 02:13 PM
make sure you've actually installed da font too

MantiZ
07-19-2005, 02:31 PM
it installs automaticly after you drop it in fonts folder. at least win2k does it. maybe win95 wont :D

Decka
07-19-2005, 02:41 PM
http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/8751/myfirstsigcopy1mi.jpg

I had no plan and just kinda made it up as i went on, its not the worst sig i have ever seen lol. Feedback?

MantiZ
07-19-2005, 02:47 PM
ok! for 1st sig it's pure fire, but next time dont use bevel on renders. just cut that bee a bit more carefully and experiment with that particular layer blending modes. also try to apply some effects on text. and try adding a border.
but as i said it's very hot 1st sig. personally i like bg.
peace!

Decka
07-19-2005, 02:53 PM
I hadnt really got a clue how to cut the bee so i just done it as best i could. Thanks for the tips and feeback, i can only get beter lol.

Peace

MantiZ
07-19-2005, 03:00 PM
http://www.good-tutorials.com/tutorials/8

this is the page you need to start with!

Liquid GZA
07-19-2005, 03:01 PM
when peoeple say liquify da font wot does it mean lyk

MantiZ
07-19-2005, 03:13 PM
maybe they mean filter->liquify

Decka
07-20-2005, 09:36 AM
Can anyone give me some tips on blending?