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Nylonica
December 13th, 2009, 07:27 AM
In people signatures there are really good banners how or where can i make one.
I dont like mine.

WonderGirl
December 13th, 2009, 07:36 AM
i agree, i dont like yours either xD im just joking! yeah those guys are pretty good. they use photoshop and paint and they must take hours on that, but dont these people have school? it looks like they come right out of the pokemon company

beauty. proletariat
December 13th, 2009, 07:51 AM
No it is quite easy.

Get photoshop, find a nice stock image that you can manipulate (change) well, and start meddling around with it :D

It'll take a while for you to get used to using it, but they are quite easy to make.

Most will get done between ten minutes and an hour :3

WonderGirl
December 13th, 2009, 08:37 AM
you also need to know good sites to find all your images and backgrounds etc. i think its also some sort of pass time. at least for me it is, i find it fun making small stuff like that

Jordan
December 13th, 2009, 09:05 AM
Personally, I use GIMP. It's freeware, and can do whatever Photoshop does to an extent. However, both take time to learn; but after a month of playing around, you should get the jist.

reacen
December 20th, 2009, 10:50 AM
I agree. You can also use google images, and paint and be creative :)

patch.
December 20th, 2009, 01:08 PM
Eww, no! Most artists make their own backgrounds from scratch; from my own personal experience, the only things I ever use that aren't made by me are renders and stocks (which are images, so they have a background anyway).

But yeah, there are shops you can request from if you want a tag (another term for signature).

Sakari
December 20th, 2009, 01:53 PM
It's quite easy when you get the hang of it, I use gimp for my tags and icons I wish I had PS though. Anyways gimp is a good freeware program, if you want to mess around with it download it here (http://www.gimp.org/downloads/). Good luck, hope to see your tags soon.

xxkaylabby
December 21st, 2009, 10:19 AM
well, you have to download a graphics program.
i use gimp because it is free (:

the bitter end.
December 21st, 2009, 10:59 AM
It's not difficult. I can make a decent tag in maybe... fifteen minutes?

Anyway, Photoshop is my medium, but GIMP is relatively good from what I've heard.

Destinyfate
December 22nd, 2009, 05:42 AM
From What ive heard most ppl use gimp

SkyStar
December 22nd, 2009, 05:48 AM
I use gimp
I attached a Example to the post because i cant post links 'til 15 posts
What I do is make 2 layers then make the top layer transparent a little
add text and your done

CoLiN!
December 30th, 2009, 03:53 AM
From What ive heard most ppl use gimp
Lots of people use gimp, but what you start using is what you get used to.
I started with GIMP but after a while i drifted over to photoshop last week and I think it is better

Galukxy
December 30th, 2009, 03:57 AM
i use a mixture really mostly fireworks and photoshop for my banners and i have paint aswell but hardly use it

CoLiN!
December 30th, 2009, 04:04 AM
i use a mixture really mostly fireworks and photoshop for my banners and i have paint aswell but hardly use it
Fireworks?

I use
Photoshop-Banners, Signatures, Avatars
Paint-Sprites
Userbar Generator-Userbars

Galukxy
December 30th, 2009, 04:14 AM
Fireworks?

I use
Photoshop-Banners, Signatures, Avatars
Paint-Sprites
Userbar Generator-Userbars

yes macromedia fireworks its simple and easy to use thats how i made the banner i have in my signature at the moment

CoLiN!
December 30th, 2009, 05:00 AM
yes macromedia fireworks its simple and easy to use thats how i made the banner i have in my signature at the moment

Oh, seems cool. Is it free? And is it any way like PS?

Esmas
December 30th, 2009, 12:31 PM
I use Adobe PhotoShop. It's great, and it can do everything...to a certain extent. But before I got into that, and because some people just don't have the money for it, I used to use GIMP. It's great program, though it can get somewhat monotonous at times.

But, I mainly use PS to fancy graphics up, add shadows and glow, and make pretty text logos.
An example is in my signature. :D