At 8/19/10 04:19 PM, Makeshift wrote:
I'm wondering how you guys go about making your "tech" sigs. I've never really attempted one, but I'm curious.
Go to this page of the very thread you're in right now. Check out Officer's post about it, you just need to spend some time cutting out layers, I'd do them like he does in the first picture, just plain colour layers. When you're happy with the basic shapes, fill them with the colours you like (you can select the shape by ctrl+ clicking on the square on the layer).
Then, stroke each layer with 1 px, add a touch (I mean, very very little) of drop shadow and emboss with some contour. Add some textures set to overlay and you're set to go, ignoring other basic finishing touches.
Oh and I'd leave it until that stage to do little details on the borders, after you've stroked them at least.