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Smudge Video Tutorial

Posted on January 16th, 2011. Written by JaspervD.

In this video tutorial I will take you through creating the following signature. I will teach you how to use the smudge tool to create a great looking background without much effort.


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What you will learn in this tutorial

  • How to create a background using the smudge tool
  • How to pick a good stock
  • How to add great looking effects to your sig using the smudge tool
  • How to use the burn and dodge tool to enhance your sig
  • How to add a light source in your signature
  • How to create a simple white border

I would love to know if you liked the video tutorial and please show me your results below in the comments!

223 Responses »






  1. ——————–
    THANKS ! for this nice tut .. these are some of my signatures

    • Good Job Aninda :)


  2. Easy to use tutorial with good end results! Thanks.

  3. :P My in game nick is Dexter.

  4. Thanks or this tutorial, helped me aloot! here’s my attempt

  5. Hmm here it is

  6. As much as I try, my smudging WON’T do the same thing as 9:27.

    • Grr… it’s… really pissing me off, I have a headache now. I literally have no idea what am I doing wrong.

  7. Thank You for this tutorial!

  8. Well this is becoming so famous!!


  9. It went well?

  10. I used the same image as you did.
    and I got this results.


    • Uhm, hows this?

  11. Not bad for my first picture :P

  12. That was amazing

  13. Was bored, so I made another one. You don’t have to use the same color he uses.

  14. greeting to you for these tutorials. marvelous.

  15. Very good tutorial =D

  16. The outcomes of this tutorial is awesome xD Here are my 2 works ( Avatar & Signature ):


  17. Thank you Jasper for the tutorial. This has helped me alot.


  18. This is a great and useful tutorial, and it is very easy, outcome looks amazing :P
    Good job.. KIU!

  19. HEHE

  20. Loved the Tutorial! Learned a lot in it!

  21. I did quite enjoy this tutorial! :)

  22. How this?

  23. Here’s my outcome :)


  24. my best attempt….

  25. I did this *-*
    It’s better than the frist time that i did it :3


  26. Do you like?

    • My Finish product after i watch this tutorial thanks a lot

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