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Posted 09 February 2014 - 12:27 AM

I thought it was time I made myself a new signature as the one I had been using was one from years ago that I purchased somehow - I did not create it.

 

Now... I had three attempts to upload - twice got the message it was too large.  Finally did have success but I notice others have signatures larger than the one I ended up having success with.

What is the way to be able to have them larger?

 

Thank you to anyone who can help me. 


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 01:12 AM

Hi Anne-Marie,

 

Signatures may not be any larger than 225 x 225 pixels. This tutorial has more information and may help: How to Create a Custom Signature.



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 02:55 AM

Thanks Theresa

I was making mine PNG files but not reducing the resolution to 72.

So now I know why they were too large.


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 10:12 AM

Thanks Theresa

I was making mine PNG files but not reducing the resolution to 72.

So now I know why they were too large.

 

Glad you got it figured out, Anne-Marie :)



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 11:05 AM

Woo Hoo Anne Marie.  Glad that you got it all taken care of.  Love your new signature.


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 01:47 PM

I was asking myself the same questions about the size of my signature Anne-Marie & I also wondered why mine was so much smaller than the other ones I've seen on this forum...so I've followed the tutorial written by April and I hope it will look a little better now ;-) - yours looks great too by the way !!

I also forgot to reduce it to 72 pixels/inch before saving it ;-)



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 01:56 PM

hmmm...I'm not quite sure it looks better or bigger in the end though ...;-)



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 02:13 PM

hmmm...I'm not quite sure it looks better or bigger in the end though ...;-)

 

Hi Connie,

 

When you created your signature did you start with a 4 x 4 inch background at 300 dpi?

 

After you're finished adding all of the elements you want, you may want to crop so the elements fill the space, as mentioned in step 4 of Valerie's tutorial: How to Create a Custom Signature. HTH :)



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 02:30 PM

 

hmmm...I'm not quite sure it looks better or bigger in the end though ...;-)

 

Hi Connie,

 

When you created your signature did you start with a 4 x 4 inch background at 300 dpi?

 

After you're finished adding all of the elements you want, you may want to crop so the elements fill the space, as mentioned in step 4 of Valerie's tutorial: How to Create a Custom Signature. HTH :)

 

Great information Theresa!  I always have to refer back to the tutorials to be sure I get them right...


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 03:14 PM

 

hmmm...I'm not quite sure it looks better or bigger in the end though ...;-)

 

Hi Connie,

 

When you created your signature did you start with a 4 x 4 inch background at 300 dpi?

 

After you're finished adding all of the elements you want, you may want to crop so the elements fill the space, as mentioned in step 4 of Valerie's tutorial: How to Create a Custom Signature. HTH :)

 

Since my signature is a rectangle, I started with a 4 x 2 inch background at 300 dpi, then cropped the image to delete the blanks of the image, changed it to 72 pixels/inch and to 225 pixels (the width), and finally saved it as a png ...but it's still very small -> image size about 140 kb ...I have no clue what I'm doing wrong, but I'll leave it as small as it is for now ...and maybe try another one later ;-) - thanks for trying to help me out !!



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 04:47 PM

LOL! You just want to get on with the real scrapping don't you? I'm sure that the only reason I've got a signature is because every so often a challenge comes along that asks us to create a new one. Without that I'd be siggie less!

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 07:54 PM

I was asking myself the same questions about the size of my signature Anne-Marie & I also wondered why mine was so much smaller than the other ones I've seen on this forum...so I've followed the tutorial written by April and I hope it will look a little better now ;-) - yours looks great too by the way !!

I also forgot to reduce it to 72 pixels/inch before saving it ;-)

I didn't actually write that tutorial. It was written by Valerie Tuffrey; I just posted it. 


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 08:36 PM

I create my signatures on a 12x12 300 dpi canvas.  That way I'm not having to resize my elements.  When I'm finished, I trim the empty pixels (image>trim).  Then I save it as a png to preserve my shadows and styles.  I open the png file in photoshop.  I determine which is larger - the horizontal or the vertical.  If it's wider than it is tall, for example, I resize the width to 225, constraining the ratio (that's the default, anyway).  Using this method, I've never had to reduce the dpi to 72.


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 06:18 AM

 

I was asking myself the same questions about the size of my signature Anne-Marie & I also wondered why mine was so much smaller than the other ones I've seen on this forum...so I've followed the tutorial written by April and I hope it will look a little better now ;-) - yours looks great too by the way !!

I also forgot to reduce it to 72 pixels/inch before saving it ;-)

I didn't actually write that tutorial. It was written by Valerie Tuffrey; I just posted it. 

 

You are right, I noticed too late that there was a little text below the tutorial, so I'm sorry for having credited the wrong person !! Thanks April & Valerie for writing and sharing how to proceed with the siggies !



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 06:23 AM

LOL! You just want to get on with the real scrapping don't you? I'm sure that the only reason I've got a signature is because every so often a challenge comes along that asks us to create a new one. Without that I'd be siggie less!

You are so right Eden, the "real" scrapping is way more important than making or having a siggie ! To be honest, I don't really need one either, but on the other hand, I've seen so many cute ones in the gallery, that I wanted to make one of my own too ;-)






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