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Coloring Tutorial

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There are many ways for you to add color to your SIGs. But sometimes you need to add multi colors to give it a kick. So I'm going to show a method I like to use.

Step 1: start out with a new lay out. Go to File > New (or Ctrl+N for a short cut)

[img]http://img373.imageshack.us/img373/4273/filenew9mk.jpg[/img]

A box should pop open...Use the settings from the image below and the press OK

[img]http://img286.imageshack.us/img286/4643/filenew26yq.jpg[/img]

Once you press OK a box like the image below should appear.

[img]http://img173.imageshack.us/img173/9872/filenew38dg.jpg[/img]

From there you want add a Background (BG). Go to filter> Render> Clouds. Make sure you have your colors set at Black and White.

[img]http://img493.imageshack.us/img493/3327/filter0zu.jpg[/img]

Once you did that, it should look something like this:

[img]http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/524/clouds0sy.jpg[/img]

From there, create a layer. Go to Layer> New> Layer (Ctrl+shift+N for a short cut)
name It B1 and press ok.

[img]http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/9334/layer2vg.jpg[/img]

Next is time to select a brush.

1: click the Brush button.
2: click the drop down button menu
3: press the brush package menu
4: select the Brush pattern pattern you like
5: and then select the actual brush

[img]http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/7741/brush0ce.jpg[/img]

Once you have selected a brush. (I perfer to use the Black first) apply it to your new layer and set it on overlay.

[img]http://img496.imageshack.us/img496/7150/brush10hg.jpg[/img]

Create another layer (Ctrl+shift+N) name it B2, switch your color to white and select another brush. Don't forget to set you new layer on overlay also.

[img]http://img383.imageshack.us/img383/7076/brush20bs.jpg[/img]

repeat creating a new layer; name it B3, B4 and so on. Switching the colors and selecting a different brush each time. Repeat this about 2 more times. dont forget to have all layers set at overlay. You should have about 5 layers so far...Your "layer 1" layer, and layer B1 thru B4. It should look something like this.

[img]http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/7733/color21ty.jpg[/img]

Create a new layer (Ctrl+shift+N) Name it C1, press OK. then press Ctrl+F and it should cloud your layout again.

[img]http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/524/clouds0sy.jpg[/img]

Press Ctrl+U and this window should pop-up.

[img]http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/9359/color46hw.jpg[/img]

Set your C1 layer to overlay also...

[img]http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/2370/color53ia.jpg[/img]

Create another Layer (Ctrl+shift+N) Name it C2, press OK. then press Ctrl+F and it should cloud your layout again. When you press Ctrl+U make it blueish
[img]http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/5874/color62to.jpg[/img]

and set it at overlay again.

Once your done all of that. If you feel it necessary, you can modify it too. Click on the fill or adjust button.

[img]http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/5651/color77hk.jpg[/img]

and you can add contrast and brightness if you want.

[img]http://img388.imageshack.us/img388/1365/color89hu.jpg[/img]

you can also modify the colors if you want also.

[img]http://img484.imageshack.us/img484/9388/color96eb.jpg[/img]

Add your render (picture) and font and you are done.

[img]http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/8108/soundwavenyhc6ks.jpg[/img]


Here are a few more Examples...

[img]http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/6255/ex15ae.jpg[/img]


[img]http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/5910/ex28sx.jpg[/img]

[img]http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/8099/ex38ty.jpg[/img]

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