1. Thank you for visiting Buffy-Boards. You obviously have exceptional taste. We just want you to know that:
    1. You really should register so you can chat with us!
    2. Ten thousand people can't be wrong.
    3. Buffy-Boards loves you.
    4. See 1 through 3.
    Come on, register already!

HisMrs' Photoshop Tutorials

Discussion in 'Sunnydale Cemetery' started by HisMrs, Mar 5, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. zobothehobo

    zobothehobo Scooby

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2010
    Messages:
    4,320
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    Reputation:
    14,350
    I just downloaded photoshop... and I really like it much better than gimp... but I have a question. I'm trying to figure out how to resize layers using pixel sizes rather than percentage sizes... how do you do that?

    oh and I agree... that banner tutorial was fun!
     
  2. HisMrs

    HisMrs The Walking BED

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    11,891
    Likes Received:
    162
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Xander's Speedo
    Reputation:
    30,738
    Sineya
    If you want to input pixel sizes when you resize an image, you can do it up there under the menu bar where they have all those boxes with the proportions in it. If you go to Edit>Transform>Scale and then look up at the top, you should see something like this:
    [​IMG]
    The X and Y boxes have the pixel sizes for width and height in there.

    BUT, the easiest way to resize and image, and make sure it's not stretched, is to go to Edit>Transform>Scale and then hold the shift key as you drag the outer corner down to make the image smaller. Holding the shift key ensures that you're adjusting width and height at the same time, so you don't have to worry with making sure it's not stretched to the point where the image looks squished.
     
    zobothehobo: Thank you so much! the shift thing will be SO helpful!
  3. Amethyst

    Amethyst Potential

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2011
    Messages:
    480
    Likes Received:
    5
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Cheshire
    Reputation:
    1,157
    Sineya
    Ok! :D I'm warning you though, it's not perfect :rolleyes: lol My first attempt LOL :D

    [​IMG]
     
  4. HisMrs

    HisMrs The Walking BED

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    11,891
    Likes Received:
    162
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Xander's Speedo
    Reputation:
    30,738
    Sineya
    Great job!! Remember we all had to start somewhere do don't be too hard on yourself! Thanks for sharing your banner. :)
     
  5. Amethyst

    Amethyst Potential

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2011
    Messages:
    480
    Likes Received:
    5
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Cheshire
    Reputation:
    1,157
    Sineya
    Thanks lol :) I really wanna try and make one with pics from season 8, I'm totally in love with Jo Chen's art!!! :D
     
    HisMrs: Jo Chen's art is some of my favorite. The colors are so beautiful and she is able to depict the actors better than anyone else.
  6. EvilWillow

    EvilWillow Scooby

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2011
    Messages:
    847
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Wonderfalls
    Reputation:
    2,859
    I can't seem to get the text to show up. This is my very first time using photoshop. I did everything you said to do, but there is no text on the banner. The layer is there and it tells me what it says, but the text isn't visible at all. :(
     
    HisMrs: First make sure the text layer is the top layer, then make sure that the little eye icon next to the layer is visible. :) Hope that helps!!
  7. EvilWillow

    EvilWillow Scooby

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2011
    Messages:
    847
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Wonderfalls
    Reputation:
    2,859
    Here is my finished product. This is my first banner...EVER. Please be kind. :)

    [​IMG]
     
    SlayerOfVampyrs: Holy moly! That's really good, made even better by the fact that it's your first time. Good job!
    HisMrs: Awww great work!! :D Hope you had fun with the tutorial!!
  8. Astral

    Astral Tarot cats

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    138
    Likes Received:
    0
    Reputation:
    472
    I made this from your blending and texture tutorials. It's not the prettiest but I thought you might like to see the mess you've helped create. :)

    http://i.imgur.com/m6G8g.jpg
     
    EvilWillow: Good job!
    HisMrs: Awesome!! :) thanks for sharing too!
  9. janas

    janas Bangel in the soul

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    935
    Likes Received:
    373
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Italy - Sardinia -
    Reputation:
    4,069
    I followed your tutorial, but I changed something. I removed the frames and I used the blending. I do not use Photoshop, but Corel Paint Shop Pro and I had to adapt. The gradient is different in fact.

    [​IMG]

    thanks.. :) I enjoyed making the banner
     
    PassionBecoming: Ooo, those turned out great!!
  10. HisMrs

    HisMrs The Walking BED

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    11,891
    Likes Received:
    162
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Xander's Speedo
    Reputation:
    30,738
    Sineya
    Very cool!! I love the variant of not using the frames! Your blending is great, and I love all the different gradients you applied! :)
     
  11. SlayerFest

    SlayerFest Wiley Dairy Gnome

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    1,568
    Likes Received:
    39
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Uppsala
    Reputation:
    5,558
    Black Thorn
    Hey I have a question, I haven't used photoshop in months ugh I am so rusty. Haha I can't remember how to make my images look...smooth. I know that I use a gaussian blur but I can't remember the next step. What method do you use? I apologize in advance if I'm not being very clear.
     
  12. Kenimowy

    Kenimowy Potential

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2012
    Messages:
    228
    Likes Received:
    30
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Reputation:
    921
    Sineya
    Wish I had photoshop :)
     
  13. HisMrs

    HisMrs The Walking BED

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    11,891
    Likes Received:
    162
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Xander's Speedo
    Reputation:
    30,738
    Sineya
    It's a combination of using the Paint Daubs filter along with the Gaussian blur. I don't want to give away all my tricks though cause I don't want people copying my exact style. ;)
     
  14. SlayerFest

    SlayerFest Wiley Dairy Gnome

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    1,568
    Likes Received:
    39
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Uppsala
    Reputation:
    5,558
    Black Thorn
    Understandable ;) and I think I figured it out last night but I'll definitely try the paint daubs, thanks!
     
  15. Ethan Reigns

    Ethan Reigns Scooby

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2012
    Messages:
    3,356
    Likes Received:
    1,894
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Canada
    Reputation:
    6,072
    Sineya
    Photoshop is pricey but GIMP is the freeware equivalent.
     
  16. HisMrs

    HisMrs The Walking BED

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    11,891
    Likes Received:
    162
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Xander's Speedo
    Reputation:
    30,738
    Sineya
    GIMP is not the "equivalent" of Photoshop. And let me just point out that these tutorials will not work in GIMP, because the tools are not the same. :)
     
  17. HisMrs

    HisMrs The Walking BED

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    11,891
    Likes Received:
    162
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Xander's Speedo
    Reputation:
    30,738
    Sineya
    Hey, mods! This thread should probably be deleted, 'cause these links don't work and all these tutorials have been taken down off my site.
     
  18. Kinda Gay

    Kinda Gay Townie

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2015
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    6
    Gender:
    Female
    Reputation:
    4
    Aww man, all of the tutorials are gone. :'(
     
  19. HisMrs

    HisMrs The Walking BED

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    11,891
    Likes Received:
    162
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Xander's Speedo
    Reputation:
    30,738
    Sineya
    Yeah, unfortunately the links don't work anymore. :\ Hopefully I will eventualy get around to making new tutorials for my site.
     
    Kinda Gay, Nix and Silverspike like this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.