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    The Graphics Learning Center





    Hey there forumers, and welcome to The Graphics Learning Center! Here you will find signature templates, useful pictures, tutorials, and GFX packs full with brushes, textures, backgrounds and other useful things to make your signature unique!

    A guide to making signatures with PicMonkey - http://forum.supercell.net/showthrea...ing-Signatures

    A guide to making signatures with GIMP - http://forum.supercell.net/showthrea...ow-to-Use-Gimp

    Free avatars - http://forum.supercell.net/showthrea...-Forum-Avatars



    GFX Packs (Many more to be added soon)

    Ryan's CoC GFX Pack - Coming soon!





    Basic Signature Templates (down for maintenance)































    How to create a signature with photoshop (Video tut coming soon)



    • Open up photoshop and select 'new'. Set it to 500 pixels length and 100 pixels width. Put the background as 'transparent'.
    • Next, select your background (If you want one) and fit it to how you want it, just make sure to adjust the height as well as the width, otherwise it will look stretched and blurry.
    • Now, select your text font, colour and size, and place it where you want. Make sure it goes with the background.
    • If there are any other pictures (Barb King for example) place it around the text, don't move the text for the pictures as it won't look as good.
    • Now for effects, this part is pretty straight forward. Merge the image together to give it a better effect, make the text 3D or give them some other effect, I will post links to how to do this below.
    • Next, add a thin black border around the outside, it's amazing what this can do to the quality of the image - Merge the whole thing together, so it comes across as a single layer, then right click the layer and go to 'Blending Options'. Next, go to the 'stroke' effect, and put it as 'inside' and adjust the size of the border to what pleases you.
    • Lastly, select 'Save As' and save it as 'xxxxx.png'


    3D text - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bfxtodn7H4

    Blur an image - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVtyVO_eIQM

    Blending effects - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzObE7YGxDU

    Colour Splash - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjUWPRvpjhI

    Glowing text - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-kN5B_cEeI

    Fire effect - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vux1Oe8oWo

    Yes these are all for Photoshop, but this is the best program for GFX in my opinion, I have used lots of programs, but PS is by far the best, and you can get it free I've heard, just google it.




    How to add a signature here on the forums

    1. Once you have your desired signature, save it as .PNG and go to tinypic and upload it to there. When it has uploaded, copy the link. (If someone else has made you a sig, skip this step and just right click the sig and copy image URL.)
    2. Go to 'Settings' located in the top right corner here on the forum.
    3. Go the the left side, and you will see a number of options, find the 'edit signature' part, and click it.
    4. Now, delete what is already in the box where you paste your URL, and simply paste your sig link in there.
    5. Press 'Insert Signature' then look at the white box where you can edit your sig it should say [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    6. Put it where you want, then simply click save.



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    Oh man, I wasn't finished! Meant to 'preview' instead pressed submit, ahh.

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    YES!! GFX PACK! Thank you Ryan! I'll be looking forward to your tuts

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    Photoshop costs money correct ? I have gimp 2.8 and I need to figure out how to add photos to my sig and or creation. Is there anyway to do this or do I have to spend money on Photoshop


    Edit: It costs 9.99 a month which I cant do
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeJJ View Post
    YES!! GFX PACK! Thank you Ryan! I'll be looking forward to your tuts
    I wouldn't download it for a few hours dude, it's incomplete. I meant to select 'preview post' for accidently submitted it
    Quote Originally Posted by blakescool View Post
    Photoshop costs money correct ? I have gimp 2.8 and I need to figure out how to add photos to my sig and or creation. Is there anyway to do this or do I have to spend money on Photoshop


    Edit: It is free my bad just read rest of post
    Personally I have spent money on it, but you can download a free 14 day trial.


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    Well done lol

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    Hi Ryan, add this to your thread, consolidate all the "stuff" in one place

    http://www14.zippyshare.com/v/23369462/file.html

    ~nzxt

    PS. clear your inbox lol
    Last edited by nzxt; February 23rd, 2014 at 05:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzxt View Post
    Hi Ryan, add this to your thread, consolidate all the "stuff" in one place

    http://www14.zippyshare.com/v/23369462/file.html

    ~nzxt
    Hey, what is it, a GFX pack? And is it virus free?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan0412 View Post
    Hey, what is it, a GFX pack? And is it virus free?
    Yes its a GFX pack, it is virus free (only a zipfile)
    ~nzxt

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