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Okay, this is a new game I thought of in math class, so it might be a little...rough. Someone will post a sig, and then people will have to try and figure out how to make it. When someone figures it out, they will post a mini-tutorial in this thread on how to do it. If no one can figure it out, the person who made the sig will tell.

Rules

-No pming the person to ask them how they made it

-No telling anyone how to make it if you've already figured it out, and don't want to post it.

-This one is for the advanced people in PDN: If someone posts an easy sig to make, please don't post it right away. If no one has answered in about a day, go ahead.

I can't think of any more right now, so they'll probably come along as the game goes. Okay, heres the sig to start out with, its an easy one:

RainshadowcloudPNG.png

dragonfly-1.png

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Time flies when you're eating a donut.

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I recreated Rainshadow's sig, but wasn't satisfied. So I redid it in my own style:

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How I did it:

1. Clouds (slightly rougher than defaults)

2. In a new layer, type some text in Copperplate Gothic Bold (white)

3. Duplicate the layer, and invert colors

4. Select the Gradient tool, go into transparency mode, place one nub in the middle and the other about 15 pixels above it

5. Duplicate the white one again, then Gaussian blur it about 6 pixels

6. Duplicate that layer, select the origional layer, invert the colors, and motion blur it (0 degrees; 200 pixels). You can do another motion blur if you want (90 degrees; 15 pixels)

7. Back on the untouched white text layer, use the gradient tool in transparency mode to get rid of the ugly little pixels you can see slightly outlining the black text layer.

8. Do a lot of other funky random stuff to it, such as using the Eraser tool with the Color window's alpha value to 1 or 2 (allowing you to erase only the slightest amount, perfect for us perfectionists).

There you go. I guess I'll have to post a sig as well....

EDIT: Done.

cooooooooslig.png

Inspired by one of my MSC contest entries (that I never got to enter) for a Paint.NET website skin. Nice and minimalistic. Shouldn't be too hard, just time-consuming :)

"The greatest thing about the Internet is that you can write anything you want and give it a false source." ~Ezra Pound

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Actually, the point of the game is to tell others how to recreate the sig, not make it different. :wink:

That, one, you just divide the canvas in half, fill one side one color, fill the other a different color.

Then, write your text, using the right colors. Using a gradient, with the letters selected, to make the color.

dragonfly-1.png

Do not click!

Time flies when you're eating a donut.

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You left out a few details...

1. Spend 10 minutes looking for a nice color combination, and place it in your color palette

2. Create a new image (mine was 3800x1000 pixels), Fill current layer with white

3. Create a new layer and type "paint.net" really big, flatten, and save as "mask.png"

4. Create another new layer, make a selection that only fills the "net" part of the layer below, and give it a nice big gradient (computer lag expected and deserved)

5. Now make another selection where only "paint" is in the rectangle, and do another gradient from the top to the bottom of the letters

6. Now select the "." and make a smaller gradient with the same colors as "paint", but from the top of the dot to the bottom

7. By now, you should have 3 rectangles of gradients. Now open the Alpha Masking plugin/effect and browse to your "mask.png", and hit OK (though you may have to invert the alpha, I don't remember)

8. Tada! Perfect gradient text. Better than anything the "magic wand gradient" can dish out. I normally make it even better with a custom gradient, not a simple linear (for a more 3-d look), but I wanted to keep it simple for the tutorial. Now save the image before you crash Paint.NET, and resize to something more sig-legal

9. Now use similar, but slightly darker or more saturated to make the background similar to mine (several steps, but too lazy to type it)

10. Duplicate the layer with your Paint.NET text two times, and delete the "paint." on one and the "net" on the other

11. On the layer with the "net" visible, use the Brightness/Contrast adjustment to make the text completely black and Gaussian Blur it at 2 pixels

12. Do the same for the "paint." layer, but in white instead of black

13. On both of those layers, you'll have to play with the opacity... so do that

14. Now you can flatten the image (yay!), but I recommend saving it as a layered .pdn first

At this point, you're 93.625% through with it. I'll try to make the rest of it sweet and to the point...

15. Erase the 2 pixels on the edge of your image to make way for a border

16. Create a new layer, fill it with black, and then white with the power of selection making to create a 2 pixel border with black on the outside and white on the inside

17. Make sure that the 2px border is on the bottom, and duplicate the top layer you had flattened with the Paint.NET text

18. Now on the bottom of the two duplicates, Gaussian Blur it by one pixel

19. Oh, and adjust the opacity of your bottom layer (with the 2px border)

20. Flatten

"The greatest thing about the Internet is that you can write anything you want and give it a false source." ~Ezra Pound

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