Posted 02 October 2005 - 07:19 PM
In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create this:
I've provided a link to my original picture in case you'd like to use it.
[*]Open up your desired image and resize it as needed.
[*]Duplicate the layer
[*]On the duplicate layer, add a Gaussian Blur of 7 or 8 pixels (go to Filters | Blur | Gaussian Blur). You can experiment with different blur settings, but this is what I used.
Your duplicate layer should look like this:
[*]Now, go to Layer | Colors | Levels and adjust the settings of the duplicate layer like so:
[*]The last step is to adjust the blend mode of your duplicate layer. I used "Hard Light", but you experiment and see if you can come up with something you like.
You're done! Here's the final image:
Now wasn't that easy?! Very beautiful. Now add a border, some text and you've got yourself a great sig or avatar.
DecayedZombie used a similar effect on his Niagra Falls sig. Maybe he could share his steps if they're different than mine.
Posted 02 October 2005 - 10:55 PM
edit:And in my Naigara Sig Topic, i posted what you have to do to make it like that
Posted 02 October 2005 - 11:12 PM
Posted 02 October 2005 - 11:40 PM
w00t w00t. Thank you so much. I am still such a n00b at Gimp, but ohh well I am still learning :o) Anyways here is my PhotoManip. Also is there anyway to check to see if your font is centered in the sig.
Posted 02 October 2005 - 11:45 PM
To center a layer, cut and paste the layer and it will be put back in the image in the dead center. Then, make sure that the text layer is active (click on it) and then click on the image window to make it active and use the arrow keys to move to the desired location.
There's probably an easier way, but I don't know all the tricks! :w: