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Grunge Signature

In this tutorial you will learn the basics of creating a basic grunge signature in photoshop. The tips and techniques taught in this article can be applied to creating backgrounds for your webpages, or web page headers. These are techniques that have been developed by people all over the world that use photoshop to create signatures, and banners.

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Step # 8
Next we'll create the background for our grunge signature.

Create a new layer on top of everything else.

Get out the rectangular marquee tool (), make selections around the outside of the canvas such as l've done here. You do this by holding down the SHIFT key on your keyboard while you make the selections this will allow you to make multiple selections:

Step # 9
Now get out the Polygon Lasso Tool ().
This time hold down the ALT key on your keyboard and deselect some diagonal sections our of the current selection:

Fill this selection with black:

Step # 10
Double click this layer and apply the following blending options:
Outer Glow:

Inner Glow:

Gradient Overlay:


Step # 11
Press CTRL + J on your keyboard to duplicate this layer.

Go to Edit->Transform->Flip Vertically:

Press CTRL + J on your keyboard to duplicate this layer.

Go to Edit->Transform->Flip Horizontally

After messing around with the image for a few minutes, here is what l ended up with by using the same techniques taught in this tutorial:

I hope you've picked up a few tips and tricks while reading this tutorial! Please be sure to check out the rest of our great tutorials while you're here!

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Author: Xfader
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