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I´ve done it ! My 1st Sig

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
here it is - a bit hazy........but Iยดm working on that !

thank to Anakat for whizzing emails etc back and forth...............so back to PS for some more playing and refining

2nd try...................but this one is 49 k .............so still large
post #2 of 22
Looking good! You'll be a pro' in no time!
post #3 of 22
It looks great, You will be addicted now
post #4 of 22
That looks great I am showing the file size at 60K though, so you will need to resize it to lower than 30K.
post #5 of 22
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by AbbysMom View Post
That looks great I am showing the file size at 60K though, so you will need to resize it to lower than 30K.
Oh I thought that would be a problem...................but I dont know how to resize it down !! for the Kb bit.................the best I got was 40 ish


off I go again !!
post #6 of 22
Fantastic! Way to go!
post #7 of 22
Thread Starter 
done another one.............as below.........but this is still 49k.................. .............what am I doing wrong ??
post #8 of 22
Are you saving for web?
post #9 of 22
I myself don't know how to make siggy's yet...but just wanted to say that I love your first attempt!
post #10 of 22
You did GREAT!! Wow, that is nice.
post #11 of 22
If you do a Google search for "photoshop save for web", you will come up with several sites. Here's one Tutorial I found.
post #12 of 22
You did a great job - and like the rest of us will be completely addicted in no time

Try saving it for web as a jpg and generally you will get a smaller file size.

For most images, you can just open them in MS Paint and save them, it has good compression and will make it small enough - I tried saving yours as a jpg in Paint and it made it 16kb - more than small enough in file size
post #13 of 22
I've converted your file to .jpg, and reduced the size to 14 KB:

Try saving anything you make as a jpg file. If you have trouble reducing the file size, you can download this freeware: www.irfanview.com. All you have to do with it is open the file, go to "Image", and then "Resize/Resample". Reduce the DPI until you get a reasonable (<30 KB) size, and click "Save".
post #14 of 22
Well Done It's really nice
post #15 of 22
Thread Starter 
hey guys - heres No. 3.............thanks for the tutorial & tips on saving etc

is this one ok size wise ? it was showing as 23k in photobucket

I am so happy - I like playing with these

now I want to get better at putting text in...............any thoughts ?
post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by mooficat View Post
hey guys - heres No. 3.............thanks for the tutorial & tips on saving etc

is this one ok size wise ? it was showing as 23k in photobucket

I am so happy - I like playing with these

now I want to get better at putting text in...............any thoughts ?
I'm getting a reading of 24 KB, so the size is quite okay. If you want to put in text, start collecting fonts (just Google "fonts" for lots of fun sites, or browse this forum for suggestions and instructions), and store them under "WINDOWS, Fonts". They're addictive.
post #17 of 22
That is so sweet great 1st siggy
post #18 of 22
You are doing a great job!
post #19 of 22
I agree with Karen, you're doing great! I love your siggy
post #20 of 22
I really like the latest signature you made. I see you're getting used to using some of the "Shapes" in photoshop to make your background.

You had some questions about "Flattening" and adding boarders and edges to your signatures, and I gave you some idea's in Sarahp's thread, about that.
post #21 of 22
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by HopeHacker View Post
I really like the latest signature you made. I see you're getting used to using some of the "Shapes" in photoshop to make your background.

You had some questions about "Flattening" and adding boarders and edges to your signatures, and I gave you some idea's in Sarahp's thread, about that.
Re. shapes - yes, and I discovered you can download a load more - yippee - what I couldnt work out was when I use "shapes" I cant seem to use the filter gallery - I tried rasterising them but only the last one shows up ?? Obviously its me doing something wrong ?? as you can see one of my fish has a black border - that was done in filter gallery - but all the others were on the main work area

Thanks for your explanation about flattening - I have not done this action, just gone straight to "save for web" and it seems all OK (?)

Still playing around with borders & edges - and well I quite like my latest sig. with Dino & his fishes !

Thanks tons

post #22 of 22
You can download 'brushes' that look just like the shapes and do not need rasterising.
If you do want to use the shapes, you need to rasterise each layer, then merge them to one layer (or use blending modes on each) and then use your blend mode, but brushes are a lot more user friendly
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