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Old 2005-12-19, 10:27   Link #1
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The following tutorials have been made (mostly) in Photoshop and ImageReady.
ImageReady comes with Photoshop (starting with CS3 ImageReady has been merged into Photoshop and other Adobe programs)

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Short F.A.Q.¤
All Freaquently Asked Questions Answered
See footnotes for really basic questions
  1. Where can I find VirtualDub?
    www.virtualdub.org (also if you need for Ubuntu, read Green's guide)

  2. How do I use VirtualDub?
    It's recommended you read the tutorials since they usually cover it.
    You can read the explanation by animeffs13240. Or the one by Uzumaki626.

  3. How do I fix a (VirtualDub) error opening a normal avi file?
    Try installing XviD (or see next question...)

  4. I can't open a avi, mkv, mp4 file.
    Try using Avisynth to open it.

  5. I get a error (in VirtualDub) saying something about h264 or x264 etc.
    Try using Avisynth to open it.

  6. I'm using Photoshop CS3, I don't have ImageReady anymore.
    All ImageReady function are present in Photoshop, see CS3 Q&A by felix or CS3 Q&A by Neaco.

  7. Are there free image editing programs I can use?
    Yes, try: Paint.NET, Gimp (or alternatively GimpShop), PaintTool SAI
    (some are only partially compatible or don't have all equivalent functions)
    1. I want to use Paint.NET, any good tutorials? Try Paint.Net @ Wikibooks, Paint.NET tutorial forum.
    2. I want to use the Gimp, any good tutorials? Try GimpTalk, Grokking the GIMP

Category Index¤
Grayed-Out text represents tutorials which are very old or for which part of the content (eg. images) has detiriorated.
This is also aplied to notes or slightly ambigous replies to a question and not full fledged tutorials.


[Skip to complete guides]
  1. Border Related Tutorials¤
    1. » Go « Adding Border by Wandering_Youth
    2. » Go « Borders in Gimp by Green²
    3. » Go « Framing an avatar in the GIMP by SeijiSensei
    4. » Go « Borders in ImageReady by sarcasteak
    5. » Go « Making Borders by KiNA
    6. » Go « Making Borders by Catgirls
    7. » Go « Making Borders - Methodical Explanation (part1) by felix
    8. » Go « Making Borders - Methodical Explanation (part2) by felix
    9. » Go « Rounded Edge Tutorial by Yuiichi
    10. » Go « Advanced Rounded Edges Tutorial by Yuiichi
    11. » Go « One way to add a border to animated GIFs by Catgirls
    12. » Go « Rounded Border Tutorial by felix
    13. » Go « Double Border by Riker
    14. » Go « GIMP Border Tutorial by Revenge.Is.Sweeter
    15. » Go « Using Pixelmator (mac) to make borders by chikorita157
    16. » Go « Rounded Images & Rounded Borders by mikoo
    17. » Go « How the hell do you make rounded images by mikoo
    18. » Go « Rounded borders with ImageReady by Pellissier


  2. Making your Gifs/Stills smaller (bytes)¤
    1. » Go « Optimizing Gifs Tutorial by felix with expansion by KiNA
    2. » Go « Advanced Optimization Tutorial by Riker
    3. » Go « Using Multiple Formats by felix
    4. » Go « Common problems and techniques explained (starting with zero photoshop knowledge) by felix
      -- Quick Optimization Check List --
      From Less Destructive to Less Wanted..
      1. Delete Duplicate Frame. [ Some Info in Tutorial 1 ]
      2. Eliminate Noise and Uniform Pixels. [ Tutorial 2 ]
      3. Add a Border. (Ex. From the outside in 1px LightGrey, 1px Black, 1px White) [ Tutorial ]
      4. Delete Some NotDuplicate Frames. [ Some Info In Tutorial 1 ]
      5. Reduce Color. [ Tutorial 1 ]
      6. Add Loosy. [ Tutorial 1 ]
      7. Adjust the Image in Photoshop. [ Tutorial ]
      8. Size (as in animation lenght) cut down. (Rethink the begining, end or both)
      9. Cut scenes off. (if posible)
      10. Resize it to something smaller then 100 x 100.
      11. Make it Round or OdShaped. ( Example 1 2 3 4 5 6 ) [ Tutorial.. Extra help for complex borders ]

  3. How to Seperate Part of an Image Tutorials¤
    1. » Go « Pen Tool Tutorial by Dragonwingz
    2. » Go « Cutting Render using Quick Mask Tutorial by KiNA
    3. » Go « Separating a character from e background by jevony
    4. » Go « (Video) How to extract a image by Sephi
    5. » Go « (Video) Pentool Rendering tutorial (with .psd) by Sephi
    6. » Go « Simple Render by SweetHoney
    7. » Go « Larthak's Advanced Photoshop Guide by Larthak

  4. Text Related Tutorials¤
    1. » Go « Shuffle Text Tutorial by Yuiichi
    2. » Go « Getting/Using New Fonts Tutorial by SweetHoney
    3. » Go « Getting/Using New Fonts Tutorial by felix
    4. » Go « How to remove subtitles by Green²
    5. » Go « De-Texting by SweetHoney
    6. » Go « Text Signature (gimp) by Evil Rick
    7. » Go « Installing fonts on Mac OS X by chikorita157
    8. » Go « Animated SEGA Font Tutorial by The Drunk Demoman

  5. Making Selections, Croping & Resizing Tutorials¤
    1. » Go « How do you cut the part of the snapshot you don't need? by Pellissier with expansion by KiNA
    2. » Go « Resize Picture Tutorial by Catgirls
    3. » Go « How To Make Complex Selections Tutorial by felix
    4. » Go « Resizing to Gif size by KiNA
    5. » Go « How To Stop the Glue Effect... by Keios
    6. » Go « First Frame in Animation thing... by Uzumaki626
    7. » Go « How to stop changes in the first frame from effecting the rest by Lone Wolf
    8. » Go « Croping in ImageRedy by Kaitou.DarK
    9. » Go « Cropping & Resizing under GIMP for Windows by Green²
    10. » Go « Alternative Cropping Technique by felix
    11. » Go « How to crop different frames in different areas by KiNA
    12. » Go « The art of resizing without streaching by DKZshimi

  6. Troubleshouting Information¤
    1. » Go « How to open mp4 files by Pellissier
    2. » Go « Opening H.264 files by Green²
    3. » Go « Gifs in Mac by 1.0.7.
    4. » Go « How to make gifs faster by Keios
    5. » Go « How to put two animated sequences into one by Uzumaki626
    6. » Go « Trouble with Animation by SweetHoney
    7. » Go « Moving scenary by KNETTER2000
    8. » Go « Remove Camera Motion by Kagayaki

  7. Alternative Frame Capturing Techniques¤
    1. » Go « Frame Capture Guide (Media Player Classic 6.4.7.7) by Green²
    2. » Go « Frame Capture Guide (Media Player Classic 6.4.7.8) by Green²
    3. » Go « Image Capture Guide - ffdshow (build 5/1/2004) by Green²

  8. Animation¤
    1. » Go « How to do a (non continuos) Loop Tutorial by Pellissier with expansion by KiNA
    2. » Go « How to reduce frame rate by sarcasteak
    3. » Go « Palani's Guide For Horizontal/Vertical Scrolling by Palani
    4. » Go « Tweens by saphyre
    5. » Go « Tweens by Catgirls
    6. » Go « Animating a Signature by KiNA
    7. » Go « Animated Rain & Snow by KiNA
    8. » Go « Riker's very easy tutorial for animated snow sigs by Riker
    9. » Go « Animated Text - HandWring Style by DKZshimi
    10. » Go « Snow Tutorial - Illustrated by KiNA
    11. » Go « Simple smoke tutorial by KiNA
    12. » Go « Flippy Tutorial by Riker
    13. » Go « Rotating letters and scrolling text. by Riker
    14. » Go « Animation Sliceing by Riker
    15. » Go « Animated Fire (Part I) by Eps~
    16. » Go « Animated Fire (Part II) by Eps~
    17. » Go « Flying object in the wind by Eps~
    18. » Go « Animated Music Beats by Eps~
    19. » Go « Weapon Flash by Eps~
    20. » Go « Weapon Flash: Reflection by Eps~
    21. » Go « Pulsing glows by Solance
    22. » Go « Remove camera motion when making gifs by Kagayaki

  9. Tips, Tricks, Effects etc.¤
    1. » Go « Filters Tutorial by KiNA
    2. » Go « Brush Background Tutorial by Yuiichi
    3. » Go « Color Up Your Signature Tutorial by KiNA
    4. » Go « Changing Colors Tutorial by KiNA
    5. » Go « Short-cut Tutorial by evil-samurai
    6. » Go « Inner Glow,Outer Glow by SweetHoney
    7. » Go « Some PhotoShop benefits over ImageReady by felix
    8. » Go « Some Basic Tips & Tricks by felix
    9. » Go « e_Utaware Sig 05.psd Creation Process by Zaris
    10. » Go « Transparent Signature Edges by felix
    11. » Go « Enhancing Image Quality by SweetHoney
    12. » Go « Actions by felix
    13. » Go « How to save withough jagged edges by KiNA
    14. » Go « (Video) Making a Sig by Element_Echo
    15. » Go « Making a Static-Avatar from a Pic by SweetHoney
    16. » Go « Filter-Signature Tutorial by TheAngelOfFury
    17. » Go « Clouds & Gradient by Jinto Lin
    18. » Go « Making a Static Avatar With Decorations by SweetHoney
    19. » Go « Making a Static Avatar With Decorations II by SweetHoney
    20. » Go « iPod Avatar by Maki-san
    21. » Go « (Video) How to make a windows icon by Sephi
    22. » Go « Image adjustment and filter by Kisara
    23. » Go « Diebuster by BearShare
    24. » Go « Icon Avatar by SweetHoney
    25. » Go « Water Effect by KiNA
    26. » Go « Glow by BearShare
    27. » Go « Signature Tutorial (C4D, Render etc) by AtomicoX
    28. » Go « Old Photograph Look by escimo
    29. » Go « Creating A Beach by Eps~
    30. » Go « (Video) Vector Tutorial (with PSD) by Sephi
    31. » Go « Slicing Signature To Pieces by SweetHoney
    32. » Go « Flames Turorial by Evil Rick
    33. » Go « Abstract Background Signature Tutorial by Furuno
    34. » Go « Masks by Evil Rick
    35. » Go « Lightning Animation from scratch by Kai the Reaper
    36. » Go « Night Scene Tutorial by Furuno
    37. » Go « Styled Text by escimo
    38. » Go « How does the layer mask work? by felix
    39. » Go « Working with Photoshop CS3 by felix
    40. » Go « Evil Eyes by Evil Rick
    41. » Go « Blinking Eyes by Evil Rick
    42. » Go « Glowing sun by Evil Rick
    43. » Go « Magic Light by Evil Rick
    44. » Go « Smart Objects and Partial Transparency by escimo
    45. » Go « Signature Lighting Tutorial by JRendell
    46. » Go « Preserving partial transparency from png to gif by darkhalo191

Complete Guides¤

Step By Step Guides To Making Avatars
  1. by Neaco ( presumes previous knowledge / Photoshop CS3 )
  2. by Uzumaki626 ( Short / Illustrator CS2 or lower )
  3. by felix ( Detailed, Illustrated / Illustrator CS2 or lower )
  4. by Green² (part 1) ( Gimp )
  5. by Green² (part 2) ( Gimp )
  6. by Green² (part 3) ( Gimp )
  7. by elusive ( Gimp/Ms Animator )
  8. by Evil Rick ( Gimp )

Step By Step Guides To Making Signatures
  1. The Little Guide To Signature Making (part 1) by geki~
  2. The Little Guide To Signature Making (part 2) by Sephi
  3. Signature Tutorial by BearShare
  4. Signature Tutorial by BearShare
  5. Signature in GIMP by Evil Rick
  6. Signature Tutorial by AtomicoX
  7. Signature Tutorial by AtomicoX
  8. Signature Tutorial by Arceon
  9. Signature Tutorial by AtomicoX
  10. Signature Tutorial by Evil Rick
  11. Signature Tutorial by AtomicoX
  12. Signature Tutorial by chibi-fluff @dA
  13. Signature Tutorial by chibi-fluff @dA
  14. Signature Tutorial by AtomicoX
  15. Signature Tutorial by AtomicoX
  16. Signature Tutorial by ~ookami
  17. Signature Tutorial by ~IcExAlcHeMy
  18. Signature Tutorial by ~Rennir
  19. Signature Tutorial by xl_Legit_lx
  20. Signature Tutorial by The Drunk Demoman
  21. Signature Tutorial by ranran
  22. Signature Tutorial by Rennir
  23. Signature Tutorial by ranran
  24. Signature Tutorial by DrawingAesthetics

Other tutorials may have been created since this index was last updated.
The last post in this thread at the time of the last update was Post #1702.

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Old 2005-12-19, 10:27   Link #2
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[Original Post] Sig/Avatar tutorials by the makers [Index in First Post]

Have you ever wondered how a certain effect for a signature/avatar is created? Well here's where you can ask! And those of you who want to share the wealth - this is the place for you.

There is only one guideline I suggest is followed: please stay on topic .

And remember: All information on this thread is property of the creators. If they don't want to tell you how they did something, they don't have to.

Please refrain from posting excessive links to tutorial sites. If you feel that they explain better than you can, it's acceptable, but this thread is mainly for home made tutorials.

Have fun!
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Old 2005-12-19, 16:50   Link #3
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To get the ball rolling, here's a tutorial I did about rounded edges.

This tutorial was done in Photoshop.

First of all, select the Rounded Rectangle Tool. Up at the top, be sure to have clicked the Paths button. This step is easy to miss and very important. The Radius box allows you to change how curved you want your edges to be. Play around with different values in that box to get different results.

Spoiler for Step 1:


Next, select what you want inside the rounded edges. After you are satisfied with that, click the paths tab on the pallette at the right, then right click and select make selection.

Spoiler for Step 2:


On the make selection dialogue box, be sure to have the Feathered Radius set to 0 pixels. The outline of the rounded edges should change from a solid to a broken line.

Spoiler for Step 3:


Now press Ctrl + Shift + I to select the inverse. This is going to set you up to trim off the outside edges. If you are satisfied with what you have selected to trim, press the delete key to get rid of the selected bits.

Spoiler for Step 4:


And voila! Rounded edges, Yuiichi Style.

Spoiler for Step 5:


Hope you find this helpful!
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Old 2005-12-20, 05:01   Link #4
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IT'S ME! good ol' dragonwingz

I will be teaching everyone the good tool called: Pen Tool and how to use it for extraction since beginners and intermediate personals with photoshop doesn't know how. i highly recommend this technique to everyone. I personally dont find it hard or too difficult just watch (hopes everyone likes ichigo from bleach):

First off, we'll start off with this. Selecting the pen tool:
Spoiler:


Then this, the settings for it:
Spoiler:


make a new transparent layer below the image you want to extract:
Spoiler:


Now we'll start our tracing. just like the polygonal tool you go around the scan/picture with a straight line, but with the pen tool you can curve the lines: *zoom till you can see, but not all the way (100 or 200 is good enough)*

This would be what you usually would do with the polygonal tool:
Spoiler:


This is the pen tool:
Spoiler:


*To curve the lines: click your left mouse button and hold on to it, now dddrrraagg (drag), dont watch where you drag it to, but watch what kind of curve you make! it has to border around the character's face or whatever*

now, here's a tricky part. the extended tail when you curved the line will give you problems on your next tracing line, for example: there's a 90 degree angle, but because of the extended tail it wont allow you to make a 90 degree, instead you made a rounded curve. To fix this you will use the Convert Point Tool. here's a picture of what the scenario is like:

Spoiler:

Spoiler:

Spoiler:


Now we will apply that knowledge into an actual picture (ichigo):


now once you're done to a point (i usually do it section by section, doing the entire picture all at once isn't very secure.) like the polygonal tool, go out of the picture and reconnect with your first dot.


you've probably tried and said: "wtf mate? why can't i delete it?" well that's where this comes in. you have to right click and click on Make Selection
Spoiler:


once you've click make selection a small windows will pop up. Put in these settings:
Spoiler:


Press Ok, as you can see now. the tracing lines will be now look like the ones you do on any of the marquee tools or polygonal tool. all you do now is press delete

here's the result (not finished of course), and i now realize that using this picture of ichigo was a bad idea because it wasn't too technicle. you probably dont want to use the pen tool ever again because of me now...BUT! you know what?!?! this tutorial took so long i dont care if you like it or not! if you dont use it i'll beat you down with a pillow! that's right! a pillow!


P.S. Yuiichi, why did you ever made this thread in the first place?? :'(
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Old 2005-12-20, 22:18   Link #5
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P.S. Yuiichi, why did you ever made this thread in the first place?? :'(
Haha, I made it because I thought other members would enjoy sharing from the wealth of our knowlege. It's like an untapped well, just waiting to be found for cystal clear water resides inside.

I know tutorials aren't that fun to make, but don't you feel good inside after making one?
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Old 2005-12-20, 22:47   Link #6
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Haha, I made it because I thought other members would enjoy sharing from the wealth of our knowlege. It's like an untapped well, just waiting to be found for cystal clear water resides inside.
I think it's a good idea...I'm going to put together some Tutorials as well. Nothing huge, but maybe useful to someone.
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Old 2005-12-20, 23:13   Link #7
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one of my old psd tuts. this is a christmas present from me so happy early xmas.

requires use of c4d renders

outcome


http://rapidshare.de/files/8472442/I...l_Up2.rar.html
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Advanced Rounded Edges

All of you have probably seen sigs with some corners round and some corners straight. This is the tutorial that's going to tell you how to do that.

Tutorial made with: Photoshop.

Alright, so you're going to start out with a crop of something. I'll just take this crop of Sia from Shuffle.

Spoiler for Step 1:


Next, duplicate the layer. Don't worry about the options there, just click ok.

Spoiler for Step 2:


Now, select the bottom layer and follow the steps to making rounded edges (click here for that tutorial.)

Spoiler for Step 3:


Next, select the top layer, choose the Rectangular Marquee Tool, and select the corners that you want to be rounded (one corner at a time). When you have a corner selected, delete that portion of the top layer. Continue doing this till you have all of the rounded corners you want.

Spoiler for Step 4:


You might notice that some of the layers don't match up (one having 1 or 2 pixils over the other), and this isn't good. You now want to select the Polygonal Lasso Tool, and cut out the extra pixils. (Tip: pressing shift will make the selection line be confined to straight horizontal or vertical lines.)

Spoiler for Step 5:


And you're done! Advanced Rounded Edges made simple! To add a border, just merge the two layers and add a stroke. Have fun playing around with this!

Spoiler for Done!:
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o...i think i might have said it wrong i dont know gomen NoSanninWa...i meant is this thread for photoshop 6.0 or 7.0? b/c the examples dont look like my photoshop...XS or maybe its just a different colour?
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o...i think i might have said it wrong i dont know gomen NoSanninWa...i meant is this thread for photoshop 6.0 or 7.0? b/c the examples dont look like my photoshop...XS or maybe its just a different colour?
dont worry about the colors, the reason it's that way is because we downloaded a program similar to or it is windowsblind which makes our start bar and what not a different style other then the original windows classic or windows xp.

as long as you have the tools needed, dont worry about what version of photoshop it is or have.
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o...i think i might have said it wrong i dont know gomen NoSanninWa...i meant is this thread for photoshop 6.0 or 7.0? b/c the examples dont look like my photoshop...XS or maybe its just a different colour?
Ah. The potential for such misunderstandings is just one reason why I advocate posting complete sentences. Grammar is good.

This thread can be for any program: Photoshop 6.0, Photoshop 7.0, PaintShop Pro, MS Paint... It is all determined by the software owned by the tutorial writer.
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This thread can be for any program: Photoshop 6.0, Photoshop 7.0, PaintShop Pro, MS Paint... It is all determined by the software owned by the tutorial writer.
Yep. And thats why I've always said what program I've used to create said tutorial. Any Photoshop version will work with my tutorial I believe, but I'm specifically using Photoshop CS. It shouldn't look any different fro 7.0, but I'm not sure about other versions.

And Dragonwingz explained that he had his skinned.
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i love tranparent~~!!^_^....fightO


ps:ithink photoshop was a bit too PRO looking!? ~lol
anyway...thx for the tutor~it gave me the idea about ps~
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Making your own animated .gif tutorial

For neatness and convenience sake, and for those looking for a clue on making animated .gif,

The elusive thread is Here!

(shouldn't the thread be moved/merged here?)
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Shuffle Text

I'm pretty sure some of you have seen the sigs I have done with the font that mimics the Shuffle logo. If not, here's an example:



In this tutorial, I'll be showing you how to do this!

This tutorial was made in: Photoshop.

First of all, you need the correct font. The one I use is called Fat; the problem is I don't know where I found it. To fix this problem, I'm going to host it on some webspace I have Click here to download the font. If clicking on the link doesn't prompt you to save the file, right click and select Save Link As or Save Target As, depending on your browser.

(Tip: To install the font, copy it into your C:\Windows\Fonts directory.)

After thats done, get out the image you want to place the text on. Click the Horizontal Line Type Tool and click on your canvas. Make sure you have selected the Fat font and also have an appropriate font size selected. Don't worry about the colour just yet.

Spoiler for Step 2:


Type 1 letter, click another tool, and then click the Horizontal Line Type Tool again. Then click on the canvas away from your first letter. This will type each letter on a new layer (this is crucial for steps coming up).

Spoiler for Step 3:


Once you have all of your letters down, you can start changing the colours. You can change the colours by selecting the Horizontal Line Type Tool and highlighting each letter individually, and then clicking the colour picker. The Shuffle! logo follows a specific colour pattern for the letters, and we want to mimic this. Here is the colour pattern that you should follow. To make your letters this same colour, first save this image and open it in Photoshop. Then follow the above directions to change the colours and when in the colour picker, click on the colours in the pattern.

Spoiler for Step 4:


When all of your letters are coloured, you will want to start rotating them. Rotate each individual letter by selecting the layer, and clicking Edit > Transform > Rotate. The first letter should be rotated Left, second should be rotated Right, and so on. When each letter is rotated, line them up so that they "fit together". This might involve making one letter higher than the other.

Spoiler for Step 5:


When all the letters are lined up appropriately and you are sure you're happy with it, press Shift + Ctrl + E to merge all of the layers. Then duplicate the layer once. Warning! Once you merge your layers, the text is no longer editable. Be sure to make sure you're happy with what you've done before doing this step.

Spoiler for Step 6:


Now you're almost done. Select the bottom layer and click Layer > Layer Style > Stroke. Choose a Size of 5 and the colour black. Click OK. Then select the top layer and click Layer > Layer Style > Stroke. Choose a Size of 4 and the colour white. Click OK. If the layers aren't matched up properly, you'll see more black on one side than another. Choose the Move Tool and nudge (by using the arrow keys) the layer into proper position.

Spoiler for Step 7:


And there you have it! Shuffle! like text.
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Old 2005-12-28, 23:05   Link #16
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To get the ball rolling, here's a tutorial I did about rounded edges.

This tutorial was done in Photoshop.

First of all, select the Rounded Rectangle Tool. Up at the top, be sure to have clicked the Paths button. This step is easy to miss and very important. The Radius box allows you to change how curved you want your edges to be. Play around with different values in that box to get different results.

Spoiler for Step 1:


Next, select what you want inside the rounded edges. After you are satisfied with that, click the paths tab on the pallette at the right, then right click and select make selection.

Spoiler for Step 2:


On the make selection dialogue box, be sure to have the Feathered Radius set to 0 pixels. The outline of the rounded edges should change from a solid to a broken line.

Spoiler for Step 3:


Now press Ctrl + Shift + I to select the inverse. This is going to set you up to trim off the outside edges. If you are satisfied with what you have selected to trim, press the delete key to get rid of the selected bits.

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And voila! Rounded edges, Yuiichi Style.

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Hope you find this helpful!
I got as far as step 4. but when i do the deleted i get left with white color corners. Nothing i do seem to get rid of the corners. So i need to do to get rid of the corners?

Also how i do add borders?
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Old 2005-12-29, 01:28   Link #17
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I got as far as step 4. but when i do the deleted i get left with white color corners. Nothing i do seem to get rid of the corners. So i need to do to get rid of the corners?

Also how i do add borders?
Are you saving the image in JPEG format?
Because it doesn't support transparency, hence the white corners.
Try saving it in GIF or PNG format.

For borders, just select the area of the image you want to have a border.
If your corners are square just do a select all, then go to edit->stroke.
If your corners are rounded you may have to use the rounded marquee tool to do your selection.
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Also how i do add borders?
You can use Riker's method, or you can select Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options. Then go to stroke and choose the different options.

This method is much easier with rounded edges.
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for the "Advanced Rounded Edges"...this might be stupid but...how do you delete the corners...what button do you press...? i tried backspace and in the history i cleared it...but it didnt do anything. then i tried the delete button under insert like on the keyboard...but nothing happened.


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for the "Advanced Rounded Edges"...this might be stupid but...how do you delete the corners...what button do you press...? i tried backspace and in the history i cleared it...but it didnt do anything. then i tried the delete button under insert like on the keyboard...but nothing happened.


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Delete is the right key to use

For advanced rounded edges, you have 2 layers right? So, your only rounding 1 of those layers, the other layer fills in the space that you've deleted. Thats why you have to move on to the next step to choose which corners you want rounded.
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