Categories

Mar 17, 2015

How to Create an Email Signature in Photoshop

In today’s episode, we show you how to create an email signature in photoshop.  Having your own signature at the end of your emails is a great way to leave a professional impression.  No matter what type of business you are in, having an email signature is the perfect way to sign off.  Join us as we take you step by step through the entire process.

 

30 Comments


user image You
(will not be published)

  • user image
    Gib

    Hi Aaron,
    Can you please teach us how to make a circle with the pentool ? There is not one tut out there on how to do this. Many thanks in advance 🙂
    Gib.

  • user image
    Ulises Lopez

    Thanks Aaron. You’re the best. And well, I have a Gmail account so… Why not? I’m going to make my signature right now.

  • user image
    Chrismb1

    Hi Aaron,
    Thanks for the above tutorial. Short, sweet and very useful.
    You asked for suggestions for tutorials and I would like to see your suggestions for restoring old and/or damaged photos. Spider web cracked, dog-eared, faded, etc. Some techniques would be obvious: levels, healing brush, clone stamp, etc. I guess I am thinking of your knack for using a relatively unusual approach. Please forgive me if you already have one and I have just overlooked it. Thanks for reading this.

    Chris

  • user image
    David

    Awesome tutorial on signatures! One suggestion, though, for those who might also want to use their signatures for Word documents. Save a copy as a .PNG file. .PNG translates cleanly into Word documents, showing the black pixels only and not the white background. If you insert your signature as a .JPG file, you get the white rectangle also. Not a worry if background is always white, but, if you use a watermark (i.e. corporate logo, business name, even the “draft” and “confidential” stamps) or a document with a non-white background, the white rectangle will obliterate those. See example, attached.

    Phlearn with you later!
    David

    • user image
      Gary

      THX. for that great tip! I was wondering about the clear background for using different colors.

  • user image
    George Sanders

    You could use this to make your own watermark stamp for photos.

  • user image
    Jamie Gibbons

    It works but the person receiving the email will have to click onto a button to see the signature. Have I done something wrong???

  • user image
    Jeff Kingston

    Hello, useful tutorial. I recently watched a critique you did of Philippe Monaco’s portfolio made years ago. It was very good, i know they take ages to actually do, do you think you will ever do any more of them?

  • user image
    Brian

    What version of PS is this? I am following along and when you start to rotate the signature the move tool changes and I am going crazy trying to figure out how to rotate the signature. There always seems to be missing steps and keyboard strokes in these videos. Can never do it as simple as you make it seem. Very frustrating…

    • user image
      Phlearn

      Hey Brian, we’re using Adobe Photoshop CC2014 (effectively the latest and greatest available at the time of the video release :D)

  • Jonathan Solis

    Great tutorial, I have a sugestion, I keep getting this green overcast on my outdoors pictures when I do them in the park or green areas is there any way to fix that on PS, I know there is but I guess you will be wayyyyyy better than me on this.

  • user image
    brendan

    Thanks for that just did it on g mail it works great
    it will not work on hotmail or yahoo thanks for sharing Aaron

  • user image
    Dewon

    Great video, is there a way I can do this without a tablet or scanner?

  • user image
    Tim

    Thanks Aaron. Are there any modifications that have to happen for a retina display? I know things tend to look low res sometime on the retina.

  • user image
    Kath

    Thanks Aaron, as you use GMail, do you know how to contact them? They have given my email address to someone else and I do not know how to let them know this. Pointless writing to the other person as it will just come back to me