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IceSkate98
September 22nd, 2006, 09:29 PM
I thought I would re-post my tutorial in case anyone would like to try making a glitter name for their signature. There's a few steps involved, but they're not hard to make. I've also added another site I found called DD's Diamond Dust that has some really pretty pages of glitter. :)

First go to the
The Banner Generator (http://linuxenvy.com/bprentice/Banners/Banners.html) to make the transparent gif you need to make your glitter name.

1. Type in Banner text (whatever you want your banner to say.)

2. Font type - click on the drop down menu and select which font type you wish.

3. Font size - It's automatically set at 60, but you can make the font size smaller by changing to a number like 35 or 40... etc.

4. Text color - click on the drop down menu and select white.

5. Background - click on the drop down menu and select transparent.

6. User Type - computer users will select 'Regular'.

7. Hit 'submit'. Then, it will take you to the page to get the URL for the transparent gif. I always write this URL down because I will need two different URLs when I go to the Image Magick site to make the glitter name.

Next, go to Design by Aylana (http://www.wtv-zone.com/aylana/bringontheglitter/bringontheglitter-1.html) to choose the glitter you want, or you can also try DD's Diamond Dust (http://d21c.com/dolphinsdream/diamonddust.html). This is the URL I usually copy to take to Image Magick once I've chosen which glitter I wish to use.

Next step, go to Image Magick Studio (http://magick.net4tv.com/MagickStudio/scripts/MagickStudio.cgi/) and type in the URL of the transparent gif. Then click on 'view' which will take you to another page where you can see the transparent gif.

Next step:

1. Go to the to the top of the page and click 'Composite'. This will take you to the next page where you will enter the glitter URL.

2. Scroll below to where it says 'Gravity'. Click on the drop down menu and select 'North'

3. Then click on the drop down menu where it says 'Compose' and select 'In'.

4. Scroll to the bottom of the page where it says 'Miscellaneous options' and click (check) the little box.

5. Click the button where it says 'Press to Composite' and that will take you to the next page where you will see your glitter name.

6. Go to the top of the page and click on the button called 'Output'.

7. When you're on that page, make sure that the 'gif' box has a check mark where it says 'Format'

8. Then choose the 'multiframes' button.

9. Click right below the 'multiframes' button where it says "Press to Output'

10. On the next page, click on the image to get your URL for the glitter name.

Then copy the URL to transfer or upload to your photo album acct. (photobucket, Image Cave, etc.)