Here, I will show you how to smudge the way I do, on Photoshop CS3.
NOTE: If you already have a BG or stock BG to use, than skip 1-4.
, Open a new document. Mine will be 400x150
, go to Filter
with whatever colors you want.
Mine are going to be black & white, and you should come out with something like this.
, now use a brush (grunge preferably) and put it over the canvas in black.
Should come out like this or something like it.
, render clouds over it again in the same color you used before, and than use another brush over the canvas. Now you have a BG.
, Add your render in the area you want. As for me, I'm going to stash it in the middle.
, now you gotta find the flow of your render. As for the render I'm using, my flow is this way.
, you get your smudging tool out. I suggest using a small-medium sized grunge/cloudy brush, and use these settings.
, duplicate your render 3 times. Now, turn off the two render layers that aren't the original and begin smudging the first render.
smudge alot, just smudge the bottom of the render into the flow with about 2 smudge streaks. If it doesn't look good, than CTRL+Z and re-do it.
, now turn on the next render and smudge a little over where you did on the first layer, but also add a little bit around it.
, turn on the third and last layer and pull out a cloudy brush for your eraser and begin erasing a bit on the third layer so that the smudging of the other 2 renders show up.
, add some text into your signature. I'm sure you have your own way or followed a different tut on putting text into your signatures, so this is a DIY part.
Last but not least
, create a new layer and select it all. Than, Edit
and have these settings.
, you should have a smudged signature. Post your results!
If you want the render I used, click here