World of Warcaft: Wrath of the Lich King Forum Signature

In anticipation of Blizzard’s Latest expansion to it’s hit MMORPG, World of Warcraft, I have created a themed signature tutorial


Let me supply you with the assets we will be using in this tutorial. Below are all the pieces and parts you will need to make this signature. You can download the Pack for free by saving the target here

Now that you have all your assets. Open a new document with the demension 500×167. Then look for a good wintery background or use my image below

Next Make a new layer and Fill it with White. Set the fill to 0% and open the Blending options. Then Select “Gradient Overlay”, Set the Blend Mode to “Color Burn” with a 20% opacity. Next make the start color (555555) and the end color (000000). Set the angle to 180.

Make a new layer and Fill it with White. Set the fill to 0% and open the Blending options. Then Select “Gradient Overlay”, Set the Blend Mode to “Normal” with a 85% opacity. Next make the start color (000000) and the end color (000000) at 0% opacity. Finally set the angle to 90.

Next Open Asset08 and Save it as a new brush(You save a Brush by going to Edit > Define Brush Preset…) Name it Dark Tendral. Make a new layer in your signature. Then select the new brush and Scale it to fit in the Signature. Place it in the left side and fill it with Black.

Now that you have the Dark Tendral open the Blending Options and Select “Outer Glow”. Set the Blend Mode to Screen, The Opacity to 75%, And make the Color Black.

Next in the Blending Options and Select “Color Overlay”. Set the Blend Mode to Normal, The Opacity to 100%, And make the Color Red.

Next Open Asset07 flip the image horizontally and Save it as a new brush(You save a Brush by going to Edit > Define Brush Preset…) Name it Light Tendral. Make a new layer in your signature. Then select the new brush and Scale it to fit in the Signature. Place it in the right side and fill it with Black.

Now that you have the Light Tendral open the Blending Options and Select “Outer Glow”. Set the Blend Mode to Screen, The Opacity to 75%, And make the Color #BEEAFF.

Next in the Blending Options and Select “Color Overlay”. Set the Blend Mode to Normal, The Opacity to 100%, And make the Color Red.

Next we are going to add the Feathers to the Right side of the signature. Make a new Layer under the Light Tendrals. Then select the Feather brush you just created. Now we need to add a Scatter to the brush. Set the Scatter to 215%. Then Select the Shape Dynamics, set the Jitter to 100%, The Minimun Diameter to 33%, and the Angle Jitter to 100%.

Now with your feather brush selected with white as the color drag from the Top Right to the Bottom Center of the signature.

Next Repeat the step on the Blood this time going from Top Left to Bottom Center. Set the color to #9A5F5F and chage the layer blend to Linear Light.

Now that we have the background of the Signature done we can focus on the Foreground. Open Asset01, select the paladin and copy him into the signature. Place him on the Right Side just aabove the Light Tendrals.

Then add a Drop Shadow. Set the Blend Mode to Normal, White as the color, with an opacity of 60%. Then Make the Distance 0 and Size 26

Now select The Inner Glow. Set the Blend Mode to Screen, with the color set to white, and the Opacity to 16%.

Make a new layer and fill it with black Set the Opacity to 73%. Then add two lens flares over the Paladin’s Eyes. To get to the Lens Flare go to Filter > Render > Lens Flare. Now set the brightness to 39% and the lens typr to 105mm Prime.

With the lens Flares added set the Layer to Linear Dodge.

Now we are goin to add the Newest Hero Class to the Signature, The Death Knight. So go Back to Assest01, only this time select the death knight and copy him into the signature. Place him on the Left Side just aabove the Dark Tendrals.

Now to add some blending options. Select Drop Shadow set the Blend Mode to Multipy, color to Black, and Opacity of 75%. Next set the Distance to 0 and the size to 31.

Finally select Inner Glow. Set the Blend to Normal at 75% Opacity and make the color Black.

Now we are going to add Smoke coming out of the Death Knight’s helm and Frozen breath. Open Asset02 and Asset05 and make them into custom brushes. Then make a new layer and place Asset02 over the Right Eye Opening and Scale the brush down so it looks Like it is exiting the opening. Set the Opacity to 65%. Then repeat the steps on the left side and you show have this result.

Now we need add a menacing outterglow on the smoke. Open the blending options and select Outer Glow, Mahe the blend mode Screen, Opacity 75%, and the color #980B0B.

Moving on to the Frozen Breath. Open Asset06 and set it as a custom brush. Like before only this time make a new layer and add the smoke so it fits in the singature. Now Rotate the smoke so it looks like a frozen breath blowing towards the paladin. Finally scale is down to fit over the Death Knight’s Mouth.

Again add and Outer Glow to the breath just like with the eyes only change the color to #03075A.

Now add Asset09, The World of Warcraft: Warth of The Lich King logo.

Finally add an Outer Glow. Set the Mode to Normal, Opacity to 75%, and the Color to Black.

Then add an Inner Glow. Set the Mode to Normal, Opacity to 75%, and the Color to Black.

Lastly add some Text to the bottom of the signature. I added “I was once like you” since Arthas said that in the teaser trailer but it’s totally up to you. Add an Outer Glow to the text. Set the Mode to Normal, Opacity to 75%, and the Color to Black.

And Finished. I hope you enjoyed the Tutorial.

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