For anyone who has difficulty designing userbars, I've made a template which you can use as a start in your userbar career. It has all you need: background, scanlines, shine arc (ellipse) and text. You just need to add the image and you're done.
The .zip includes:
- userbar.psd (which has the real userbar template);
- 9 different scanlines;
- Visitor font (copy & paste to C:\Windows\Fonts).