ErnnLaties wrote:ehhh totally xD I want a banner too! but no idea how to make one :p and not that good with photoshop yet
Here is my process:
Step 1: Open Photoshop
Step 2: CTRL+N 400x150 new file
Step 3: Copypaste/resize card image
Step 4: Filters -> Render -> Clouds
Step 5: Brushes. Brushes everywhere.
Step 6: Apply a combination of low opacity erasing and the smudge tool to duct-tape card image onto background
Step 6b: New layer -> ~250 px 0% hardness solid white round brush -> blending mode: overlay
Step 7: Spam adjustment layers: Curves/Gradient Map/Vibrance
Step 8: CTRL+Shift+N CTRL+A Edit -> Stroke: 2 px solid black, opacity: 80%
Step 9: Copypaste circle logo, do weird uncreative things with it
Step 10: Add generic Helvetica-style text, Save as... -> .PNG
Looks terrible? You need more adjustment layers.
Not interesting enough? More brushes.
It's really that simple. I have literally gone through this same sequence of steps for the 9-10? sigs I've made for the guild so far. Honestly though, the process could be reduced into just three steps:
Step 1: Make background interesting
Step 2: Get image onto background
Step 3: Resolve color conflicts
Brush, Erase, Adjust(ment layers)