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      Double Popout Sig guide

      Hi everyone! Popout signatures seem to confuse a lot of people, as transparency is hard to grasp at first. Enjoy reading and I hope you learn something.


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      Here is what we will be making:

      Double popout, dual colored signature with text.

      Begin by opening a new file. I always start my signatures with a 500x200 canvas (Central's maximum size).
      Go to advanced options and choose "transparency"


      Once you have your canvas up, click on the rectangular select tool and make a rectangle that fits the width of the canvas, but leave some space at the top for the renders to pop out. This will be the background.


      In order to make a background layer, go to Layer > New layer. This will add a layer inside your rectangular guidelines.


      With the background layer in place, you can set the colors your signature will be. To do this, select the gradient tool. Pick two colors that will match the render(s) that you are using. For mine I am using purple and blue. Put the gradient inside the layer that you created by clicking and dragging.
      When you have you gradient down, go to Select > None to get rid of the dotted line.


      Next, add in your render(s). (Rendering guide here) To do this, go to File > Open as layer.


      Now I'm going to feather the border of the render. To do this, duplicate your renders and go to Filters > Blur > Gaussian Blur. Blur it with anything between 5-10, I blurred it by 8 px. Make sure the horizontal and vertical are linked together, you can do that by clicking the chain button. This is an important step for popout sigs because it helps the render look less choppy on the parts that are popping out and gives it a shadowy effect, as I pointed to with my lovely arrows in the second pic.



      This step helps add lightness and darkness to the signature where it is needed.
      We are going to dodge/burn the background. First, I dodged behind my 2 renders using these settings:


      Dodge behind your renders onto the background, giving it an illuminating effect:


      Next step is to "burn" the signature, making it darker. I love making the edges of mine darker. Where there is light there must be shadow!
      Here are the settings that I burn with:


      With this, you will burn the edges and corners of the signature, pretty much outside of your renders.


      The next step; Adding textures to the background. For this tutorial, I'll only be using one texture.


      Open your texture and put it behind your renders. Place it where ever you want and set it to overlay.
      Overlay is an amazing setting, as it gives your background the textural effect without changing the colors and lighting too much.


      You can duplicate the texture, colorize it, erase parts you don't like, anything like that. Here's how mine looks:


      Now is the fun part! Once you have a simple background as a foundation, you can start adding creative components in.
      Since the wizards in this signature are Storm and Fire, I thought I would add some lightning and fire behind them. First I'll add the lightning behind the girl.


      Open the stock, set it behind the render where ever you want, and set to overlay.
      For pictures like these, "screen" setting is also a good option. Screen removes the plain background of a picture and keeps only the foreground (the lightning) but it will only work if it has a solid background to filter out.


      Then the fire, behind the boy...


      For the fire, I did the same thing I did with the lightning. Put it where ever you want behind the render and set it to overlay. I also desaturated the fire layer because I don't want the red color, just the effect.


      Next I added the school symbols. (Make sure to save these as .png if you plan on using them.)


      Open up these up and place them where you want. I slightly rotated them as well.


      Merge the symbol layers together and set them to overlay. I also duplicated them once to make them stand out more.
      By merging these two together, you can work with both of them at the same time instead of individually.


      Now, I added a shadow to give it a feathered edge. Take the one of the symbol layers, go to Filters > Blur > Gaussian blur and blur between 5-10. I blurred by 8. Set the blurred layer to overlay as well.


      The extra blurred layer makes them blend beautifully with the background!


      Time for text! The fonts I used are " The King and Queen font" and "Optimus Princeps." I kept mine white.


      Next, set your text to overlay and duplicate it twice. You should have 3 text layers:


      Select one of the text layers, and again go to Filters > Blur > Gaussian blur. Choose anything between 5-10. This just adds a slight glow around the text. It should now look like this:


      To draw more attention toward the text, I dodged the background a tiny bit behind the text.


      The last step, the border. My apologies, I completely forgot to screenshot this part so I will explain to the best of my ability.
      For the border, select the background layer. Go to Layer > Transparency > Alpha to selection. It should create a dotted line around your background.
      Then go to Select > Shrink and shrink it by however much you want. The bigger you shrink it, the thicker your border will be. I shrunk mine by 3.
      After that, hit CTRL + I to invert the selection. Then go to Layer > New layer. This layer will be your border.
      Click on your bucket fill tool and pick whatever color you want to be your border, I usually use black. Fill in the border and set it to overlay.

      Viola, you should be finished after that! My finished product:


      Always remember to save a popout signature as file type .png or it won't be transparent.

      ~~~~~~~~

      I hope this was helpful, and I would love to answer any questions or explain any further steps.
      Happy GIMPing.
      Last edited by Amour; 8-3-16 at 5:12:56 PM.

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      Re: Double Popout Sig Tutorial

      Nice tutorial ^^

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      Re: Double Popout Sig Tutorial

      :O yay! This brightened my...morning 0-0 Lol. I'll try this out! Look really good! Nice job Amour


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      Re: Double Popout Sig Tutorial

      Great guide.
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      Re: Double Popout Sig Tutorial

      Very helpful!! Gimp is giving me grief lately, this should help :D

      Also, how did you get that "window" that has the layers and brushes?

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      Re: Double Popout Sig Tutorial

      Quote Originally Posted by AluraRB View Post
      Very helpful!! Gimp is giving me grief lately, this should help :D

      Also, how did you get that "window" that has the layers and brushes?
      It should be part of the default settings. If that window isn't showing up, trying going to Edit > Preferences > Window Management > Reset saved windows. Restart GIMP and it should be there. If you have any questions about GIMP I'm always here. :D
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      Re: Double Popout Sig Tutorial

      Awesome guide, i am sure it would be helpful to beginners in gimp
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      Re: Double Popout Sig Tutorial

      Nice Guide ^-^
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      Re: Double Popout Sig Tutorial

      Yay, you made a tutorial! Bookmarked this. I love your graphics so I will definite use this a lot. Shall post results soon.
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      Re: Double Popout Sig Tutorial

      Quote Originally Posted by ialexlol View Post
      Yay, you made a tutorial! Bookmarked this. I love your graphics so I will definite use this a lot. Shall post results soon.
      Awesome, I look forward to seeing results.

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