I think there are a few places online that you can make siggies. Terri was using a site, but can't remember the addy. I use Paint Shop Pro. It cost me about $100 7 to 8 years ago. If you want to install it on your computer let me know and I'll mail it to you, then you can mail it back to me. : )
I really want to learn how to make one. I am on it right now and selected collage, colored the bkground pink. How do I get a leila pic on it though? I feel so retarded lol
I don't even know what size it's gonna turn out, and obv. i need to make sure it's not too big.
ahhhh.... the Learning Curve........ hate them! lol Patience, young grasshopper
try not to learn everything at once or you will become frustrated and give up.... there are thousands of tutorials on the internet.... find one that says something like you are wanting to figure out and learn that process first.... then onto the next Tutorial....you can find blogs with tutorials so that you can create your own elements, such as this one.... Sentimental Style: Tutorials or you can find free scrapkit elements from the Net and use in your siggys(the pink valentine siggy I made you came from a free scrapkit)... such as this one CLICK HERE -the links on the RIGHT are also free, such as 'In the Zoo' and 'Behind the desk'
I use Photoshop Elements9 and sometimes PaintShop Pro9 ....
the most important thing....... HAVE FUN!! that feeling you get when you figure out HOW to do a certain technique is addictive
:laughing8: Jan you crack me up!!
Thanks a bunch for the links. I love art and i think making sigs looks like soo much fun!!!
For now we have a cute pink cartoon chi lol. Soon i will get a leila siggy made.
I actually used Microsoft Publisher to create Cambrea's signature as well as my own. (I'm still working on mine, hence the lack of signatures on my posts right now. Lol!) Anyway, it's not the most sophisticated design software, but it comes standard with the Microsoft Office suite so most PCs already have it (which means, no purchasing an expensive new program!) It does require a bit of imagination, but if you have an idea of what you want you have the freedom to manipulate it in any way which is kind of nice. I used a digital scrapbook page (which I found using a google images search) as the background for Cambrea's sig.
I created the sigs at a large size first (roughly 8.5"x14".) Then I selected everything in the design and grouped all of the objects together. Once grouped, I shrunk everything down (roughly 2"x4".) It sometimes works better to convert to PDF, then resize it but this might require CutePDF which may not be a free program. Anyway, the final step (once resized) is to convert to JPEG format for embedding your sig. Sorry for the confusingly convoluted post. If you decide to go this route and are confused about anything, feel free to ask me for clarification. Lol! Also, once everything's set up, you'll have to ask Cambrea how to actually embed it as your signature as I have not quite reached that step yet. Whichever route you decide to take, happy designing!