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#1 leprechaun05

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 02:30 PM

Could you tell me if there is a Tutorial to show someone exactly how to go about making their very own Signature?

If there is, would you advise a "Beginner" to try and make one himself?

All advice, suggestions, etc. would really be appreciated.

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 02:44 PM

Hopefully this will help. This is a simple, free, online site that will allow you to do so.

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On the home page click on > Render Logo
Which will bring u to >choose a style
Click on the style of your choice.
Now the next page will open, where you will edit all choices.

Which are >Logo Text, Font, Text Color, Background Color, Background Texture, & File Format.

The first choice > Logo Text > Clear it and type in the name.

> Font > Click on the word Font It will take you to a page of font choices. Choose your Font by clicking on choice. You will now be re-directed back to the previous page.

> click on Color Highlight Color and Background Color, Background Image.
Any of these that apply. One at a time of course. :thumbsup: You will again be taken to a page of choices. In this case "color" choices. As before you will be re-directed to previous page.

> Click on the Color choice.

As before you will be re-directed to previous page.


> When you are done, click on > Render Logo.

It will then Render (Create) your Signature.
You may have to wait a bit. If there are other rendering jobs ahead of you.

Right click on finished logo and click on >save picture as.
Right click on that.
Box will open

Clear box> then name it and then click> save.
Name it as you choose.
This will make it easy to find when you are ready to upload it to a Photo Hosting Site.

A good one is Photobucket

Go to Photo Bucket
Sign up, log-in,
click on the browse button. Find your image and then click submit.

You will then see your pic uploaded
Three links will show.
Copy the IMG link
Go to your Control Panel @ Bleeping Computer
On the left hand side go to> Personal Profile> Edit Signature
Paste in the text box.
Click on Update Signature


Note: If you ever delete the image from your photo hosting site. It will no longer show.

Now this will take a little practice. Mess around with it and have fun.

Tips: Under file type - .GIF with Transparency, No Dither Will allow your name, etc. to show without a background. Which helps it to blend in anywhere.
Otherwise .JPG is fine. If you choose a background color.

Under Text size. Since your name is quite long. 35 is best.

Here is a quick one I created, to show one without any background. I used the .GIF with Transparency, No Dither file format. See how it blends in? The text size was set at 35.
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Here is an example of one in the .JPG format. With a background image selection. The text size was set at 45.

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Edited by scarlett, 18 April 2005 - 11:37 AM.

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 05:36 AM

Scarlett.....thank you very much for your fast reply and the great, easy-to-read instructions that you gave me. I really appreciate your help.
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Posted 05 April 2005 - 11:11 AM

No problem. I'm just happy that I was able to help. :thumbsup:

I can't wait to see what you come up with. :flowers:

If you would like to do some test runs on your creations.
A good place is Tests and Scribbles

Just start a new topic there for yourself. And practice posting the images. This way you will be able to see what they look like when they are posted.

Have fun! :trumpet:

Edited by scarlett, 05 April 2005 - 09:14 PM.

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Posted 18 April 2005 - 01:39 PM

Scarlett! This is amazing!!! It's truly the first step-by-step I've actually done correctly the first time through! *massive hugs* Thank you, thank you, thank you, my friend. ;) I'm beaming all over the place. ;)))) Coz

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Posted 18 April 2005 - 01:52 PM

:thumbsup:
Great job! :flowers: :trumpet:
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Posted 19 April 2005 - 02:55 PM

hi,
Have just tried out your instructions Scarlett
found them really easy to follow, thanks.
Only problem i have is... why am i getting [/URL][/IMG] after my signature?
what have i done wrong!! :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 April 2005 - 03:00 PM

hi,
it's ok, i've sorted out what i had done wrong. :thumbsup:
Sorry to trouble you. :flowers:

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Posted 19 April 2005 - 04:12 PM

No trouble I just got home. Lol

You are welcome.

Nicely done! :thumbsup:
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Posted 19 April 2005 - 05:06 PM

just a quick question....
Now that i have created a signature, is there anyway that i could add this to my normal emails??

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Posted 19 April 2005 - 06:24 PM

You do not say what e-mail client that you use. If you use MSN. You could try this.

It seems like a lot to do. But trust me it is sooo easy. :thumbsup:

If you install MSN's Picture Editing and Attaching Tool. You could add it to your e-mail's. But, you would need to attach it every time. It is the only way that I can think of to do what you are wanting to do.


>Save the image to your hard drive. Right click > save as

To Install Hotmail's Picture Editing and Attaching Tool

1. click on New Message

2. Click on the Attachment button at the top.

3. In dropdown menu. Click on Pictures

4. You will be asked if you would like to install. The Picture Editing and Attaching Tool

5. Install it. Takes just a moment.

6.Choose folder. Windows > My Documents > My Pictures

7. Your pictures will now show.

8. Check the image of your sig.

9. Top right hand corner >click on attach files.

10. The e-mail will now show and pictures are included.


I hope this helps. :flowers: I am going to check into Yahoo to see what options there are for what you are trying to do.
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Posted 19 April 2005 - 07:04 PM

hi Scarlett,
thanks for taking the time to reply to me.
I do use the name 'starbuck' on my msn account and that is where i would like to add it.
i'll try your suggestions tomorrow.
Have only been here for about 10 days, but i'm learning so much.
Everyone is really helpful.
thanks :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 April 2005 - 07:05 PM

You are welcome. I had fun. Actually you helped me. I did not know how to add a sig that I created to my Yahoo untill you asked this today. So now we all know. Thanks! :thumbsup:


Here is a great way to add a signature that you have created to all of your Yahoo e-mails. This is even easier than adding a sig. in an MSN e-mail.

> save image to your harddrive
> Upload sig. to your Photobucket Album

> Go to your Yahoo Mail

>Click on Mail Options - Upper right hand corner

> Under the Personalization category

> Click Signature - Attach a custom signature to your outgoing messages.

> Click > Color and Graphics

> Go to your Photobucket Album

> Now you need to copy the Tag - Which is the HTML Tag

> Now paste it into the text box to add it as a sig.

> Now click on the save button at the bottom left hand corner
> Send a e-mail to yourself and see it there.

Edited by scarlett, 19 April 2005 - 07:09 PM.

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Posted 19 April 2005 - 09:16 PM

Your in good hands everyone! Scarlet knows how to work these things. I wanted to add one thing. There is a program called the Gimp and it is great for making all kinds of graphics.

They have many step by step tutorials up to help you operate there program. Please check out there site: http://www.gimp.org

If you have any questions pm me. I use this program often and know how to use it well.

Here is a good place to get avatar animations:
http://www.animationfactory.com/animations...re_prices_text/

And if you want flaming text look here:
http://www.flamingtext.co.uk/


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Posted 20 April 2005 - 02:28 AM

tried out your idea on adding the signature to my msn emails,
It works a treat :thumbsup:
I'll try cows link for the animated avatars over the next few days.
Thanks :flowers:

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