Originally Posted by Michael Carson
The Randy render is very simple, just a copy layer of him set to overlay, as I mentioned before. The background was really simple, it's just an image of Randy hitting Tim I found on google. I resized it, and used a little brushing for the gold part, and the actual details of the background are a mix of the actual photo itself, a certain filter that I cannot remember, and... something else. It was a very early sig of mine, so I do not remember exactly how I made it.
My point is, make sure your backgrounds are not all messey. Use only 1 or two images, and use colors/brushes to fill in the extra spaces, and be creative.
You are doing good, though, really improving for a new photoshop user.
Thanks a lot for all of the help! I will definitely take what you said and apply it to my work!