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August 29, 2007, 07:31:21 PM

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Tutorial: Signature "Bloom" Effect
« on: August 29, 2007, 07:31:21 PM »
Now, I've been asked several times how I achieve the "bloom" effect I use in my signatures.

Since It's not really a secret or a really hard method, I'm going to show you how to do it:

Step 1) Get a picture of course, I'm going to use this sexy picture of Darth Vader for this tutorial:


Step 2) Copy the layer and d-saturate the new layer. (Ctrl+shift+u)


Step 3) Now, use a gaussian blur. I usually go with 3 for smaller pictures, 5 for slightly larger and 10 for desktops or other large pictures, any more and the effect is not so effective. For this picture, I went with 8 since it was in between.


Step 4) Once you do that either auto level it or adjust the levels/brightness contrast yourself. If you want a more exagerated effect, up the contrast a lot. For this example I only used auto levels.


Step 5) Usually the last step, set the layer to Overlay instead of normal in the blending options and voila!




August 29, 2007, 07:33:14 PMReply #1

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Re: Tutorial: Signature "Bloom" Effect
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2007, 07:33:14 PM »
Oh awesome! Thanks for posting this for me.

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August 29, 2007, 11:01:48 PMReply #2

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Re: Tutorial: Signature "Bloom" Effect
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2007, 11:01:48 PM »
What program do you use?

August 29, 2007, 11:36:37 PMReply #3

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Re: Tutorial: Signature "Bloom" Effect
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2007, 11:36:37 PM »
Judging by his look, Its either Photoshop Cs2 or Cs3.

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September 19, 2007, 04:02:16 AMReply #4

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Re: Tutorial: Signature "Bloom" Effect
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2007, 04:02:16 AM »
My Outcome for meh new Icon.



(the Gray effect was intentional as well.)

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September 24, 2007, 11:16:05 PMReply #5

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Re: Tutorial: Signature "Bloom" Effect
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2007, 11:16:05 PM »
Ive always wanted to ask: What is that in your pic?
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October 20, 2007, 03:44:26 PMReply #6

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Re: Tutorial: Signature "Bloom" Effect
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2007, 03:44:26 PM »
Confusing, isn't it?

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October 20, 2007, 05:16:21 PMReply #7

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Re: Tutorial: Signature "Bloom" Effect
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2007, 05:16:21 PM »
well the thing in the sig represents infinity and the avatar is just some wierd guy with an arrow on his face reminds me of the avatar in a cartoon

October 20, 2007, 08:43:21 PMReply #8

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Re: Tutorial: Signature "Bloom" Effect
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2007, 08:43:21 PM »
Your right. I never noticed the arrow.
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October 20, 2007, 11:14:35 PMReply #9

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Re: Tutorial: Signature "Bloom" Effect
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2007, 11:14:35 PM »
FAILURE.

It's a guy in a Breathing Mask.

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February 25, 2008, 08:24:03 PMReply #10

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Re: Tutorial: Signature "Bloom" Effect
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2008, 08:24:03 PM »
lol, o well i like the sig and avatar,
thoughtful design, u make it in photoshop?

February 25, 2008, 11:04:53 PMReply #11

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Re: Tutorial: Signature "Bloom" Effect
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2008, 11:04:53 PM »
I hate to say it but the pictures aren't coming up.
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February 28, 2008, 03:14:46 PMReply #12

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Re: Tutorial: Signature "Bloom" Effect
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2008, 03:14:46 PM »
yes that would be helpfull especially for me  :'(

 

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