Using a .Png/Render in a Signature – Intermediate to Advanced Users

You will need to know a great deal about Photoshop for this tutorial. First thing you want to do is use a render/.png of your choice. I will go ahead and use this .png/render for this tutorial. aion-sigtutorials

Now your next step is to open up a new file in Photoshop. I will use 500×200 and 300 ppi. Open up your .png picture your going to use, and when that tab open’s up click Select>Select All and then go to Edit>Copy and go to your signature which is marked “Untitled” and place it in the signature. Move it around and use part of it anywhere in the signature. After you have done this, make a copy of your layer (Ctrl+J) and then you can now resize the image using SHFT key and your mouse to have it be the designated size you would like.

Feather like object in a tansparent 500x200 backgroundFeather like object with a woman holding a magic ball in a transparent background

Now you will need to use the drop tool to gather two contrasting colors within your render/.png file so that you can do the background. Once you have decided then you will put a layer underneath your render layers. Apply a filter to that layer by going to Filter>Render>Cloud.

Feather like object with woman holding magic ball with a purple and pink backgroundNow it will be time to add some brushes in a new layer right above your background layer, use any you think is necessary to the style you are seeking.

Feather, Women holding magic ball, purple and pink background with dotsCopy your background layer and move it above all the other layers.

Purple and Pink cloudy background

Put the copied background layer on Color Burn at a 50% Opacity.

feather like object with a girl holding a magic ball with a background at 50% opacityNow you want to use a round brush with no hardness at 200 px. Use black and white for the colors and go around the signature to find all the dark places and light places and put those colors with the brush on them to specify the dark and light areas of the signature.  Once you have done that, put it as a Soft Light at 75% Opacity.

Black and white color over a picture of a feather like object with a woman holding a magic ballfeather like object with a female holding a magic ball with a purple and pink background

Make a new layer and go to IMAGE>APPLY IMAGE and it will put all the layers you have made thus far into one single layer.  You will now need to go to IMAGE>Auto Tone, IMAGE>Auto Contrast, and IMAGE>Auto Color.

Feather like object with a female holding a magic ball with a purple and pink backgroundUsing the same layer go to IMAGE>Adjustments>Curves and play around with the dark and white settings tell you feel it compliments your signature style.

Feather like object with female holding a magic ball with purple and pink backgroundCouple more steps and you will have your signature. Start a new layer, go to IMAGE>Apply Image and go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur and use 8 to 10 for the settings and put that on as a Clipping Mask on Overlay. Put the Opacity at around 20% to 30%. Start a new layer and go to IMAGE>Apply Image and go to FILTER>Other>High Pass and use 8 for the setting and put that on as a Hard Light at around 20% Opacity.

Feather like object with female holding magic ball with purple and pink background

Presto! You now have your signature. It is up to you now to decide if this is enough or you would like to add text or make the color more intense. I however am going to add text and make the color a little more intense to show what you can do with it. I will use for the text, “NAME HERE“; for example. It will be up to you, the individual, to decide within yourself the end result of your signature by going by your gut instinct. I will also add a border to the signature.

Feather like object with femaile holding magic ball with purple background and text saying name here

More Tutorials

Beginner Background Only Signature Guide

Text Signature in Photoshop for Semi – Intermediate User

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