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JoJo Banner!

how to make this banner:
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made in Photoshop but im sure can be easily translated... i use a gradient map but its not needed. the background is transparent just so ya no...



okay you need these two pictures:
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open up a new document... 539 width by 300 height (539x300)

paste these in it, overlapping... blend them together, i got this:

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next go to image>adjustments> brigtness/contrast and turn up the contrast by 20

next set your colors to black on top and white on the bottom, then go to layer>new adjustment layer>gradient map (or just desaturate your picture and turn up the contrast 10)

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next go to layer>flatten image (only if you used a gradient map)

now take this and set it to soft light at 50 percent:

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next go to layer>flatten image

now make a new layer, and choose any color you want... i went with a light blue color (#0096ff)

take a large (i used 118) soft brush and start coloring the bottom part of the banner...

set this layer to color

next go to layer> flatten image...

next make a new document, background transparent, size 549 by 460

go back to your banner copy it, then go to the new background, dont select ANYTHING and just go to edit>paste


i got:

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take this picture (i already cut out the background for ya guys):

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paste it on the side of the new picture.

i got:
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double click on the layer, and check in drop shadow

go to layer>merge down

now download this font, its the exact same as the font used on her new cd. in size 300 i wrote JoJo and added an outerglow (double click on the text layer) with the same blue color as before...

http://www.sendspace.com/file/tyhu2n

to install this, go to control pannel, appearance and themes, then on the side there is a mini folder that says fonts, click it

now drag the font inside there and voila you have it!

now go to layer>merge down

i then added an unsharpen mask... and you're done! make sure to save it as a .PNG file to keep it transparent!

this is what I got:

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hope you guys like this tut!

show me whatchya made with it!
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