Creating your personal  'Signature Brush'  Autograph your pictures
<ul><li>1.First step is to sign your name:  </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><li>Write your signature with a black pen  ...
<ul><li>2. Import your signature to the computer  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Connect your camera or card reader...
<ul><li>3. Adjusting the signature in PhotoShop Elements  </li></ul><ul><li>Firstly, use the 'Crop Tool' to remove unwante...
<ul><li>Adjust the contrast and Levels. </li></ul><ul><li>You need to have a clearly defined black and white image.  </li>...
<ul><li>Adjust the sliding arrows representing the various tones so as to arrive with a strong Black and White image. </li...
<ul><li>4. Making your personal Signature Paint Brush  </li></ul><ul><li>Before we make our paint brush we should reduce t...
<ul><li>Go to 'Image'>'Resize'>'Image Size'  </li></ul><ul><li>Firstly ensure that 'Constrain Proportions' and  </li></ul>...
<ul><li>A window will appear with a preview of your signature.  </li></ul><ul><li>Don't worry if it looks a bit distorted,...
<ul><li>5. Signing your pictures with your Signature Paint Brush </li></ul><ul><li>Find and open one of your photos in the...
<ul><li>Go to the Tool Palette and select the 'Paint Brush Tool'  </li></ul><ul><li>In the options bar click on the paintb...
<ul><li>Colour.  </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the 'Foreground Colour Well' at the bottom of the 'Tool B...
<ul><li>Brush Size  </li></ul><ul><li>The way to adjust brush size is in the option bar. Note the 'Size' box beside the br...
<ul><li>Click on the 'Foreground Colour Well' at the bottom of the 'Tool Box Palette' to bring up the 'Colour Picker Palet...
<ul><li>Brush Size  </li></ul><ul><li>The way to adjust brush size is in the option bar. Note the 'Size' box beside the br...
Hey Presto! <ul><li>When done, go to your image and click. Your personal  signature is applied to your picture.  </li></ul>
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How to create your own signature

  1. 1. Creating your personal 'Signature Brush' Autograph your pictures
  2. 2. <ul><li>1.First step is to sign your name: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Write your signature with a black pen </li></ul><ul><li>on a white sheet of paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Stick it on a wall in a well lit area </li></ul><ul><li>take a picture of it using your camera. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure its in focus by previewing it on </li></ul><ul><li>The camera before you proceed. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>2. Import your signature to the computer </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Connect your camera or card reader as usual. </li></ul><ul><li>Put you signature image in an appropriately titled folder. </li></ul><ul><li>Then, disconnect your camera. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>3. Adjusting the signature in PhotoShop Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Firstly, use the 'Crop Tool' to remove unwanted white areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Crop tightly about the signature area without removing any of it. </li></ul><ul><li>Double click inside the image or click the return key on the </li></ul><ul><li>keyboard to consolidate the crop. </li></ul><ul><li>Double click the 'Hand Tool' and the signature will fit in your </li></ul><ul><li>workspace. </li></ul><ul><li>This is a useful tip to remember if you quickly wish to view </li></ul><ul><li>your full image - full screen. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Adjust the contrast and Levels. </li></ul><ul><li>You need to have a clearly defined black and white image. </li></ul><ul><li>You can do this by using 'Brightness/Contrast’. </li></ul><ul><li>Or by using 'LEVELS'. 'Enhance'>'Adjust Brightness/Contrast'>'Levels' </li></ul><ul><li>In 'Levels' we are presented with a graph (histogram) of the Dark-Mid Tone-Bright pixels in the image.     </li></ul><ul><li>          </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Adjust the sliding arrows representing the various tones so as to arrive with a strong Black and White image. </li></ul><ul><li>Move the 'light' slider in towards the right and watch how the background area brightens. </li></ul><ul><li>The text will also brighten so we need to darken it. </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the 'dark' slider and move it towards the right. </li></ul><ul><li>Take care not to darken any of the white area as you go. </li></ul><ul><li>When you arrive at an acceptable B/W image, click 'OK'. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>4. Making your personal Signature Paint Brush </li></ul><ul><li>Before we make our paint brush we should reduce the size of our </li></ul><ul><li>image. </li></ul><ul><li>There may be variations in individual dimensions depending on the camera you used and how large you wrote and </li></ul><ul><li>captured your signature. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow this and see how you fair out. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Go to 'Image'>'Resize'>'Image Size' </li></ul><ul><li>Firstly ensure that 'Constrain Proportions' and </li></ul><ul><li>'Resample Image' are checked. </li></ul><ul><li>Also ensure your resolution is set to 300 pixels. </li></ul><ul><li>Now insert a value of about 1200 pixels in the box </li></ul><ul><li>representing the image 'Width’. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>A window will appear with a preview of your signature. </li></ul><ul><li>Don't worry if it looks a bit distorted, it has been altered to fit the square format of the preview but the actual brush will be exactly like your image. </li></ul><ul><li>Give your brush a more personal title, i.e. 'My Signature' and click 'OK'. </li></ul><ul><li>Close your original image. </li></ul><ul><li>Save it to your folder, you may use it again at another time. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>5. Signing your pictures with your Signature Paint Brush </li></ul><ul><li>Find and open one of your photos in the workspace via the 'File Browser'. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify an appropriate area to place your signature in the image. </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the Tool Palette and select the 'Paint Brush Tool' . </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Go to the Tool Palette and select the 'Paint Brush Tool' </li></ul><ul><li>In the options bar click on the paintbrush palette and scroll through it until you identify your personal brush. </li></ul><ul><li>It will usually be the very last one in the list. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on it to select it. </li></ul><ul><li>Hold the mouse over your picture to preview your signature on it. </li></ul><ul><li>Before clicking the mouse to apply the signature you might first want to spend a moment to consider the brush Size and Colour. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Colour. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the 'Foreground Colour Well' at the bottom of the 'Tool Box Palette' to bring up the 'Colour Picker Palette’. </li></ul><ul><li>Use either the picker window or the eye drop tool (when you move the mouse off the palette and place it over your image and click, a colour will be automatically identified in the palette). </li></ul><ul><li>Pick a colour that suits best and click 'OK' </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Brush Size </li></ul><ul><li>The way to adjust brush size is in the option bar. Note the 'Size' box beside the brush picker menu. </li></ul><ul><li>Click the arrow at the right and adjust the slider to find an appropriate brush size. </li></ul><ul><li>A shortcut to adjusting brush size is to hold down the 'square bracket keys' on the key board – [ left sq bracket to reduce brush size, ] right sq bracket to make it bigger. </li></ul><ul><li>When done, go to your image and click. Your personal signature is applied to your picture. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Click on the 'Foreground Colour Well' at the bottom of the 'Tool Box Palette' to bring up the 'Colour Picker Palette’. </li></ul><ul><li>Use either the picker window or the eye drop tool (when you move the mouse off the palette and place it over your image and click, a colour will be automatically identified in the palette). </li></ul><ul><li>Pick a colour that suits best and click 'OK' </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Brush Size </li></ul><ul><li>The way to adjust brush size is in the option bar. Note the 'Size' box beside the brush picker menu. </li></ul><ul><li>Click the arrow at the right and adjust the slider to find an appropriate brush size. </li></ul><ul><li>A shortcut to adjusting brush size is to hold down the 'square bracket keys' on the key board – [ left sq bracket to reduce brush size, ] right sq bracket to make it bigger. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Hey Presto! <ul><li>When done, go to your image and click. Your personal signature is applied to your picture. </li></ul>
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