Create an Epic Gamer Forum Sig

If you go forum browsing at all you may see some graphic signatures under people’s posts from time to time. Here are some cool things you can do to make your own gamer forum sigs.

OK the first thing to do is to take a screenshot of your character in game. Open in Photoshop to edit!

Use the Polygon Lasso Tool to careful cut out the background of the figure.

On a new layer, create a radial gradient with the colors red and black.

Then go to Filter>Brush Strokes>Splatter. This will give the default gradient some texture.

Here’s is a sweet fractal graphic.

Copy and paste it on top of your radial gradient. Go to the layers panel and change the blending mode to “Lighten”.

Here is a starburst graphic that will enhance the explosion even further.

Press Ctrl+U to change the hue. I pulled mine +15 to the right to change the red color to more of an orange.

Go to the layers panel and change the blending mode of the starburst layer to “Linear Dodge”. Line it up with the fiery explosion.

Copy and paste the figure cutout into the sig. Ctrl+T to scale down. Hold shift while scaling to maintatin proportions. At this point I double clicked the character layer and added an outerglow for a more epic effect.

Lastly, add some type. I used the font “Krazy Nights”. I also added a white stroke to the black text the same way I added the glow to the figure. Happy forum sigging!

By Mark Rivera

Mark is an animator and ad designer for WebProNews. He has a passion for illustration and 3D art.

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