dan9124 wrote:1. How do I make a border around a picture? Also, I've seen some sigs on other sites that have a border and text built into the border. I'd like to know how to do that.
There are many ways to do this. You can create a new layer and draw around with the pencil holding down shift or you can select the sig and add a stroke through edit-stroke. But make sure it's set on inside.
dan9124 wrote:2. I've been playing around with rendering clouds and things, but I can't really figure out how to get the colors I want. How do I get, for example, red clouds fading into black?
Have red set as your foregroud color and black as your background color. To set a background color just command-click on the color you want.
dan9124 wrote:3. Also, when rendering fibers, how do I get a background color other than white?
Like I said above, just have another color set as your background color.
Hope that helped.