hey King... you got me laughing with your post but am actually amazed that you were able to come up with a nice, good sig even if you got lost following the tut.
at least now, we can see your player's face and you are able to apply some lighting effect in that sig. very good work!
just keep practicing and practicing and play around with the blending options and other special effects. don't worry about the text for now as am sure you would be able to make an improvement on this too.
i dunno how to explain my tut in more details as am not a very good tutor really but i will try and just PM you the answers k.