[Guide] - Using the forums BBCode to make 'Clickable' Signatures

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[Guide] - Using the forums BBCode to make 'Clickable' Signatures

Post by Grim IReaper on 11/6/2012, 10:42 am

Quite a few people have asked me how to make clickable signatures. I originally sent this guide to a new service on here in a PM. So I only spent about 10 minutes on it. If anyone needs any help, just post on here or PM me.

SPLITTING INTO SEPERATE PARTS:

Okay, what you want to do is split your image up into different parts. My personal preference for this is to make a new layer, Image > Apply image, then drag it over to a new canvas. Then get a 1px brush and set the opacity down to 1% and the fill to 1%. Then just fill in the corners a little to make sure everything stays where you want it to. Then get the marquee tool and cut it into boxes. Then when that's done, hide all but one box, and Image > Trim. Then save it as part one, Ctrl+Z to go back to the sliced up image. Then repeat, except this time do it to a difference piece. This is what the result should look like:

Spoiler:
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LINKING THE IMAGES:

Okay, now we got our images, we need to link them using the forum's BBCode. The way we do this is

Code:
[URL=There has to be a real link here][IMG]Our Image goes here[/IMG][/URL]

And you should get a similar result to this:

(It's now clickable) >

Hope this helps.


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Re: [Guide] - Using the forums BBCode to make 'Clickable' Signatures

Post by RustyCoin on 11/6/2012, 11:32 am

Great guide.... I <3 you for this but this should be in the tutorials section bro Very Happy GREAT GUIDE! REPPED
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Re: [Guide] - Using the forums BBCode to make 'Clickable' Signatures

Post by Relax. on 11/6/2012, 2:37 pm

had the exact same idea a week ago Razz
just forgot to bump the thread.

cutting images can be done a lot easier, there's even a tool for it: the crop tool.
just enable rulers and draw some guides, then crop (using the guides), save for web, ctrl+z, and repeat.
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Re: [Guide] - Using the forums BBCode to make 'Clickable' Signatures

Post by PRISM on 11/6/2012, 4:41 pm

Maybe you guys can work together and merge a complete guide on how to do this? im sure it would be posted as a stickie!
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Post by Relax. on 11/6/2012, 6:23 pm

100% sure it won't - it would mp end up in the stickied guide list though Razz
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Re: [Guide] - Using the forums BBCode to make 'Clickable' Signatures

Post by Grim IReaper on 11/6/2012, 7:55 pm

I don't mind helping a few other people stick together a guide. It would save me a lot of time in the long run because I usually have to explain to my customers how their signatures would be clickable.

Also, I find the crop tool a little inaccurate. Sure, it may be faster, but it makes mistakes. My method is a little more user friendly. But that's just my personal preference.
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Re: [Guide] - Using the forums BBCode to make 'Clickable' Signatures

Post by Relax. on 11/6/2012, 8:09 pm

Grim IReaper wrote:I don't mind helping a few other people stick together a guide. It would save me a lot of time in the long run because I usually have to explain to my customers how their signatures would be clickable.

Also, I find the crop tool a little inaccurate. Sure, it may be faster, but it makes mistakes. My method is a little more user friendly. But that's just my personal preference.
That's where the ruler & guidelines come in.
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Re: [Guide] - Using the forums BBCode to make 'Clickable' Signatures

Post by Evilrat on 19/6/2012, 2:07 pm

I've gone through the guide and got this:

What went wrong?
Edit: Fixed yet, when I did it earlier images jumped. :/ Thanks though.


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Re: [Guide] - Using the forums BBCode to make 'Clickable' Signatures

Post by Relax. on 19/6/2012, 2:10 pm

Evilrat wrote:I've gone through the guide and got this:

What went wrong?

wow, you don't have to use tables! just use [url=link][img;]imgdomain.com[/img][/url][url=link][img;]imgdomain.com[/img][/url]
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Re: [Guide] - Using the forums BBCode to make 'Clickable' Signatures

Post by hodsi1 on 19/6/2012, 3:10 pm

Ctrl+d'd this! Always wondered how to do it, thanks for the tutorial on it Smile

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Re: [Guide] - Using the forums BBCode to make 'Clickable' Signatures

Post by Kelly on 19/6/2012, 3:29 pm

Adding [Guide] on the front of this and adding it to the Guides stickied thread Very Happy Thanks for the great mini-guide Grim Smile

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Re: [Guide] - Using the forums BBCode to make 'Clickable' Signatures

Post by Atlas on 8/8/2012, 8:34 pm

Just finished my first order that requested linking and forgot how to do it. So, thanks for this! Smile
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Re: [Guide] - Using the forums BBCode to make 'Clickable' Signatures

Post by Grim IReaper on 8/8/2012, 11:44 pm

Nice to see the guide is still getting use. I almost forgot about this.
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