In this tutorial, you will follow a few simple steps to show how easy and quickly you can create a basic signature image.
You will need to register and respond to the activation email to activate your account. You will then login on the main page with your username and password:
You will now be presented with a list of all your sig files. You don't currently have any yet, so the only thing you can do is click the big Create New Sig image:
What you see here is a preview of your new sig. Since we haven't added anything to it yet, we only see a black box. Click the Edit Image link to add some cool pics!
This is the edit images and background page. Here you can change the overall size
of your signature, change the background color, edit and add images. We're going
to choose to add the Darkshire background. Select darkshire1.png from the
drop down. Once you have selected it, it should load and display as a floating image
on the 'canvas'. Use your mouse to click and position the image so that it is inside
our drawing area.
You can also resize the image you are working with by either Shift and mouse clicking the image in Firefox, or if you are using IE, you currently have to use the text entry area to size the image.
There are also options to stretch the image to the full size of the canvas, or you can tile the image on the canvas. These two options will only display their result after you save.
Once you have positioned the image and are happy with the location, click the Apply and Save button.
After applying your image, you are not brought back to the preview area where you can see how your sig is currently looking. We now just have a background image for our sig. So now let's add some text! Click the Edit Text link to add some text.
Here is our text edit section. You can add lines of text to your sig. We are only going to add
1 line for now. Click on the Text edit box and type in 'Rollie - Troll - Rogue'. And then
hit the Add Text button. After a very short wait, you should see Rollie - Troll - Rogue
appear on the image. This is floating text and you can click and drag it with your mouse to position
it where you like. You can also change the text or any of the other options. You can change the angle
at which the text appears, the foreground and background colors of the text as well as the size of the
text. You can also tie this line of text to character data on
WarcraftRealms.com but we won't cover using that in this tutorial.
After you are happy with your text, click the Apply Text and Save button.
And with that, you have created your first signature file! Wasn't that easy! We're not quite done yet, only 1 last step to do. Just click the Done link to return to our sig list.
We've done it! Our sig is now ready for use! You can now use the link provided to display your link around the web!
Now, there are a few ways you can use the image. You could save the image do your own computer by
right clicking and select 'Save Image As' in Firefox or 'Save As' in IE. Or you could directly
link the image using HTML by using this kind of code:
Here is only a brief and very basic tutorial on how to create a sig. Don't forget, you could add additional images and text. Perhaps you have your very own image you would like to use in your signature. In that case you would need to upgrade to Premium Membership and then you would have the option of uploading your own custom image files to use! I hope you enjoy using mysigspace.com and if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, we would love to hear them! Just post on the forums and we'll be sure to answer as soon as possible!