i tend to design and make my own sigs, i use a programme called fireworks although my
version is a little out of date at the momment..
easiest way of doing it is to find the images you want like most then play with them
in fireworks untill you get a finish you like..
it's really pretty easy to do
once you have created your masterppeice load into windows paint,, then save as a bitmap or
jpeg. it essentially shrinks the file size.
ive been creating some swtor sigs for some of the soon to be players in that game.. its
also the same process for a static forum banner.
if you want a sig with effects and motion then use flash fx combined with fireworks, im
sure their are bettter programms out there but i like the macromedia studios package. its
all flash based. although i havnt really used much in the last year or so.
did a bit of work for a few player owned corps and alliances in eve-online.. but nothing
too significant. im also turning out a few forum banners and sigs for the some guilds in
swtor too. wish they paid me lol.