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#1 3/17/08 1:37 AM

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Create a new image, "342 x 145 - White Background"

http://reviewstash.com/files/bannertut/1.PNG

Use the gradient tools set to difference, and go crazy! (Really, the crazier, the better)

http://reviewstash.com/files/bannertut/2.PNG

Hit Filter -> Stylize -> Find Edges

http://reviewstash.com/files/bannertut/3.PNG

Go to Image -> Adjustments -> Hue / Saturation and select colorize, pick a settings you like, we're going to use 200, 40, 0

http://reviewstash.com/files/bannertut/4.PNG

Create a new image about 2 x 2 with a transparent background, and use the pencil to create a square in the top left corner, and then go to Edit -> Define -> Pattern, and name this Banner Fill.

http://reviewstash.com/files/bannertut/5.PNG

Close out Banner Fill, and on your banner, go to Edit -> Fill, and use what we just made with an opacity setting of 10.

http://reviewstash.com/files/bannertut/6.PNG




Create a new layer, and name it "Image"

http://reviewstash.com/files/bannertut/7.PNG

Find an image that works best for you, we will be using the ATI X800 for banner purposes. Get your image selected, and paste it into the new layer. Have the image on the right side. Also, if using the magic wand, tolerance level fifty is much easier.

http://reviewstash.com/files/bannertut/8.PNG

Still on your image layer go to Filter -> Stylize -> Find Edges.

http://reviewstash.com/files/bannertut/9.PNG

Image -> Adjustments -> Hue, and set the first two sliders, far right (grey).

http://reviewstash.com/files/bannertut/10.PNG

We will come back to the image later.

Now the top layer will be created

Duplicate Background and name it Foreground.

http://reviewstash.com/files/bannertut/11.PNG

Filter -> Noise -> Add Noise with a setting of thirty, all else default.

http://reviewstash.com/files/bannertut/12.PNG

Filter -> Sketch -> Chrome using 10, 0 set Blending to multiply with an opacity of 50 %.

http://reviewstash.com/files/bannertut/13.PNG

Move Image below Foreground.

http://reviewstash.com/files/bannertut/14.PNG

Select Foreground, and go to the little Ying-Yang and select Color Balance.

http://reviewstash.com/files/bannertut/15.PNG

We will be using -60, 0, +50 for Midtones, only. Mess around with the settings.

http://reviewstash.com/files/bannertut/16.PNG

Now that everything else is done, we will create the text, Select the Text tool.

http://reviewstash.com/files/bannertut/17.PNG

Click near to the upper left corner, and type your nickname, or what-ever-else you want to use. We will be using font DS-Digital, very easy to find, Google it.

http://reviewstash.com/files/bannertut/18.PNG

Drag your text just below the upper left corner, like centering something on the left side.

http://reviewstash.com/files/bannertut/19.PNG

Right click the layer, and go to Blending Options. Use Drop Shadow, with these settings.

http://reviewstash.com/files/bannertut/20.PNG

Outer Glow with these settings.

http://reviewstash.com/files/bannertut/21.PNG

Inner Glow with these settings.

http://reviewstash.com/files/bannertut/22.PNG

Bevel and Emboss using these settings.

http://reviewstash.com/files/bannertut/23.PNG

And finally Color Overlay with these settings.

http://reviewstash.com/files/bannertut/24.PNG

(Optional) You can add a border if you would like. smile

Congratulations! You should have made something like this

http://reviewstash.com/files/bannertut/25.PNG

 
 
 

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