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GirlBlunder

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PostedMar 03, 2013 3:31 pm
Gaze. wrote:
Couldn't you use the Grid option in GIMP on a new layer, and rotate the layer to get a diagonal line pattern going?  


Brush is easier imo. It depends on personal preference though.

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PostedMar 04, 2013 6:41 am
I could help you with this if you want to.
If there are any question about my sigs then I would happily answer them if gb agrees too.
To be known,I use only GIMP.(so,no photoshop questions for me).

Sig rotator with sigs I made and like

GirlBlunder

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PostedMar 04, 2013 8:29 am
Sebster18 wrote:
I could help you with this if you want to.
If there are any question about my sigs then I would happily answer them if gb agrees too.
To be known,I use only GIMP.(so,no photoshop questions for me).  


Of course Seb, you're more familiar with GIMP than I am. Smile

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PostedMar 04, 2013 10:34 am
GirlBlunder wrote:
Katovas wrote:


the borders on this signature, how did you make that diagnal texture pattern?  


That is a brush. I couldn't find the specific one I used, but this pack has a similar one. Note: I didn't use full opacity and did some 15% erases along the edging to smooth the transition/blending a bit.

The file type there should work for both photoshop and gimp I believe.

For gimp (the 1px border) I just go to Filters>Decor>Add Border *note adding border will always add at least 2 px to your img size*



For Photoshop, I use the Rectangle tool and manually enter the size of the siggy (usually 700x200). I select No Fill and a 1 px line.



If you need more detail on the brush usage let me know.  

I experimented with this and i realized an easier and better way.

first you need to download a diagonal pattern pack you can search deviantart for that.

then you make your background and you duplicate the layer



Then You go to blending options



Texture > patterns and choose your pattern



Then you just lower the opacity until the desired result.



This is what i got

for borders just use the selection tool to define an area for your border and do the same thing Smile Hope i helped some people with this.

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PostedMar 04, 2013 10:37 am
Very nice contribution. Smile

I still prefer my brushes. /creatureofhabit

But that's because I rarely want a texture over all a siggy. I like to integrate multiple textures and patterns for subtle yet interesting things to look at.

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PostedMar 04, 2013 10:40 am
GirlBlunder wrote:
Very nice contribution. Smile

I still prefer my brushes. /creatureofhabit

But that's because I rarely want a texture over all a siggy. I like to integrate multiple textures and patterns for subtle yet interesting things to look at.  


For that problem you use the selection tool to make a selection in the center of the image, then the eraser tool to erase it and you get this


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PostedMar 04, 2013 10:41 am
Or, I can just use my brush once and erase once without all the steps lol. Smile

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PostedMar 04, 2013 10:42 am
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Or, I can just use my brush once and erase once without all the steps lol. Smile  

well everyone has their ways, and yours seem to suit you just fine Smile

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PostedMar 04, 2013 10:46 am
Katovas wrote:
GirlBlunder wrote:
Or, I can just use my brush once and erase once without all the steps lol. Smile  

well everyone has their ways, and yours seem to suit you just fine Smile  


Yes, it's really hard for me to break what I'm used to. That's the great thing about photoshop, there's about twenty ways to do each thing.

I tend to choose brushes for most things simply because I use a lot of layer masks, and I find it much more simple this way. Sometimes with blending options (unless you convert to smart object or rasterize) if you do a partial erase it severely changes the appearance of the effect interaction with the siggy.

Most of what I do is all brush work.

Edit: Also, I tend to keep each set of brushes on separate layers without interacting with my base background, this way if I make changes I don't have any overlap with duplicate objects.

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PostedMar 04, 2013 10:50 am
with that technique you can make a little siggy like this in about 5 minutes, but then again this isnt very well done Very Happy


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