i have a new tutorial (:
(soo i had this ALL typed up and ready to post last night.. the fire fox crashed on me.. soo there's some minor details i dont remember)
ok so we're going to be making this banner
IMPORTANT! make sure your pictures are HQ! or this doesnt work well.
first get your pictures and color/sharpen then however you'd like. DO NOT reseize them tho..
then i chose do to a sig thats 450x210.. so just put that over to the side for now
soo we're going to cut david out of the background basically.. this may be a little tricky, so im going to try and explain it the best as i can
so on Paint Shop Pro the tool is known as the Freehand Selection (i guess on PS you can use either the lasso tool OR the quick select tool. idk what one is better lol)
so THEN i make sure my Freehand Selection tool is set to Smart Edge
then what I do, is zoom in REALLY close (it makes it a heck of a lot easier) like if you notice i zoomed in at 600% LOL.. but you start at the bottom of the picture and just basically click around the edge of him, you kind of guide the tool.. its pretty smart at finding the edge (hence the name of the setting) sometimes its a little off but if its not a drastic thing, leave it no one will ever notice once its back to its regualer size
so you pretty much go all the way around david (DO NOT DOUBLE CLICK OR YOU WILL HAVE TO START ALL OVER) , dont go too fast, or it will kinda jump arround.. it is tricky the first few times, so just practice and you'll get the hang of it.. soo once you reach the bottom on the OTHER side.. drag it across the bottom and DOUBLE click at where you started
so now it should look like this when you zoom out of it
so now what I do is copy the selection and paste it as a new image and it should look somewhat like this
then i decided to resize to 60% of what it was
THEN i do the same thing with my other picture.
So I fill in my 450x210 cavnas with a purple color, and paste the two pictures of david as new layers..
THEN what i did was added THIS
texture, but just add it to the program first.
i resized it to a size that was fit for the sig (this is one of the things i forgot lol)
AND then i mirrored it.
so it should now look like this
then i added it into the graphic UNDER the picture layers but OVER the purple layer.. and set it at Luminance and like 35ish (yeah i kinda lost the exact capacity but its AROUND there)
so now it looks like this
then i took the selection tool and just randomly made a rectangle shape and i filled in it with white.
then i cut it from the banner.
then i pasted it as a new image and rotated it
THEN copy it and paste it back onto the banner UNDER david but OVER the textures
THEN i added the text
and end result is..
if anything is confusing LET ME KNOW.