Oregon Banner and Colour Schemes

Discussion in 'Pacific Regional Discussion' started by _Vengeance_, Jun 12, 2006.

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  1. _Vengeance_ Jedi Padawan

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    Wellp, seeing as you guys have done an excellent job of lifting off the ground and all, I went ahead and PMed the RSAs and said we'd have ourselves a little art pool here and put together some various banners to vote on for us, along with a colour scheme to use for the boards. I couldn't find the old thread about this, it may have sunken into locked land, so here's a new one. Go ahead and put together a banner design and all, and then post an image showing what it would look like on the boards. For some helpful hints, here's the typical Fan Force message concerning banners:


    Customizing Images for your FanForce Board Every FanForce chapter is allowed and has the capability of creating their own customized banners for their local FanForce board. The entire banner concept is created of 4 images. The main banner image (or the foreground image), the background image (that sits behind your foreground image), the curve image and the side image. Each of these have their own custom dimensions.

    Default Graphic Dimensions for the Banner System

    * Main banner image (foreground) - 764 x 110
    * Main Background image - 764 x 110
    * Curve image - 69 x 69
    * Side Bar image - 32 x 465

    The only image that will keep the board in the same shape and not affect anything if you stretch the width out is the Main Background Image. Remember, though - creating a wider image will create slow loading times for your board.

    Here are examples of each, taken off of the current Jedi Council banners created by Lord Mauly Mall --

    * Main banner image
    * Main Background image
    * Curve image
    * Side Bar image


    A few other things to remember -- try testing out your board. You can do this by either saving your board to your hard drive (in Microsoft Internet Explorer, File > Save As) and then editing the image values in the code. You could also have someone else do it for you and show you the example.

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    Once everyone who would like to has had the chance to make a banner and submit it by posting the finished banner image in this thread, we can start a vote. You can submit multiple entries and all, just try and make them all a little Oregonish. Try different approaches, different slogans, different names, whatever. Just have fun with it! The winner will have their banner used and be given the title "OFF Banner Designer" or something like that. Really whatever you would like it to be, so long as it has to deal with the fact that you designed the banner. That's all between you and the RSAs. :)

    May the Force be with you!
    />/>/>
  2. crashdown Jedi Master

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    Nov 6, 2003
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    Boy, this sounds like fun. Now I just have to find the time to work on it.
  3. crashdown Jedi Master

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    Nov 6, 2003
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    OK Everyone, after many hours of work I finally completed my banner.

    What do you think....?

    [image=http://www.geocities.com/tatooinesky/banner.jpg]
  4. brigandarklung Jedi Knight

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    Nov 9, 2005
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    dude that is really AWESOME!!!!!!
  5. Ayn Jedi Youngling

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    Mar 4, 2006
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  6. grumpydevil Jedi Youngling

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    Oct 1, 2005
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    Nice job, Crash - what did you end up using?

    I have one that I made a while ago. I still wanted to do something a little more ambitious. Ever since talking with Eric on Sunday, I've been thinking about drawing something on my PC here. Try and mimic the Clone Wars style or something...

    Oh, and you know what's funny? A while ago, we were talking about changing the name of the group. But "Oregon Fan Force" has really grown on me. I dig it....

    -Kyle
  7. jawafett Oregon Fanforce Chapter Rep

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    Mar 13, 2003
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    Great Job Crashdown! That's 1 in a million! It has my vote for approval.
  8. _Vengeance_ Jedi Padawan

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    =D=

    Awesome job, Crash! That's fantastic!
  9. brook_33 Jedi Padawan

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    Dec 30, 2003
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    I've got mine done, but I don't know how to put it into banner format. It's just 4 images right now. Can someone help me out?
  10. brook_33 Jedi Padawan

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    Dec 30, 2003
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    I'm sure it's not formatted correctly, but I tried to. So here's mine:

    [image=http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/726cd38ef5.jpg]
  11. grumpydevil Jedi Youngling

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    Oct 1, 2005
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    This was the one I did last year in November.

    [image=http://www.freak23.com/images/off_redesign.gif]


    -Kyle
  12. crashdown Jedi Master

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    Nov 6, 2003
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    Thank you all for your great comments !! It was really fun working on...it was my first web graphic design.

    Before I help out the competition (below), I would just like to say......VOTE FOR ME!! VOTE FOR ME!! VOTE FOR ME !![face_dancing]

    I used the program ?Saint Paint Studio? to put together the banner. I found it on the web.

    I took Vengeance advice and used the standard system

    * Main image - 764 x 110
    * Curve image - 69 x 69
    * Side Bar image - 32 x 465

    I have three separate images saved at these sizes. To post the entire banner I made a new image at 764 X 575 and paste the three images into their respective places in the new image using Saint Paint. But I still have the original three images in separate files, just in case my banner is selected (VOTE FOR ME!! VOTE FOR ME!! VOTE FOR ME !!).

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    edit: OOPS, it looks like the competition has already struck:_|......I was too slow to post.
  13. crashdown Jedi Master

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    Nov 6, 2003
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    Great banners guys !! It looks like this WILL be a competition. These banners are so good I'm going to have to think long and hard about which one I'll pick......OK, I like mine best.[face_laugh]

    So Vengeance, how is the selection going to happen? What is the ending date for entries, and will there be a poll for voting?
  14. crashdown Jedi Master

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    Nov 6, 2003
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    Also, insted of showing the Earth under the main banner, we may want to show an image of Oregon, such as this:

    [image=http://www.geocities.com/tatooinesky/Oregon.gif]

    If people like this image, I can get rid of the black background.
  15. brook_33 Jedi Padawan

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    Dec 30, 2003
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    [image=http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/th.e4912b93ce.jpg]

    New Version. Fixed a few things.
  16. brook_33 Jedi Padawan

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    Dec 30, 2003
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    BTW, in case you didn't figure it out, here are the Sith/Dark Jedi on my banner:

    Top, left to right:
    Darth Maul
    Darth Vader (faded)
    Anakin Skywalker
    Count Cooku
    Palpatine

    Corner:
    Darth Vader

    Left, top to bottom:
    Ulic Kel-Droma
    Marka Ragnos
    Darth Bane
    Darth Sidious
    Tavion Axmis
    Darth Bane
    Darth Revan
    Desann
    Exar Kun
  17. _Vengeance_ Jedi Padawan

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    Was able to rummage up the old banners I made. Looking back they were done rather poorly, haha. Oh the joys of early photoshop use. Also comes complete with the old "hardcore!" OFF slogan.

    [image=http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c32/Teliis/banner_set.jpg]

    So there's my entry I suppose, haha. [face_laugh]

    EDIT: Oh, and I like the idea of having the little Oregons on the top. Very nifty. :)
  18. grumpydevil Jedi Youngling

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    Oct 1, 2005
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    I should try and make one with Kamino as the theme. You know...because it RAINS here all of the time.

    Get it? (rain and all that) [face_dancing]. I guess I also could have said:
    Jeez - I think I need to go to bed...I-)

    -Kyle
  19. crashdown Jedi Master

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    Nov 6, 2003
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    I got a PM from Vengeance and he said that we have to come up with and ending date for entries, and then make a poll with an ending date for that.

    Is there any other OFF members who want to submit an entry? and if so, how much time would you like to finish it up?
  20. Ayn Jedi Youngling

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    Mar 4, 2006
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    Cool, they are all great entries. I really like the idea of having a member-designed banner.
  21. brook_33 Jedi Padawan

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    Dec 30, 2003
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    [image=http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/514425fd04.jpg]

    Last image wasn't showing up fullsize.
  22. MaraSkywalkeriii Jedi Youngling

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    Mar 3, 2006
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    It is so very hard to choose. They are all so lovely!

    However in the end one must choose. In this case I'm still between choices:
    Crashdown or grumpydevil.

    crashdown is wonderful for its classic appeal and perfect integration of Portland motifs into the Banner.
    However grumpydevil's banner says SW while also saying Oregon's forests. Brilliant!
  23. brook_33 Jedi Padawan

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    Dec 30, 2003
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    Yeah, mine doesn't really represent Oregon, it's just cool looking. ;)
  24. MaraSkywalkeriii Jedi Youngling

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    Mar 3, 2006
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    If I was going to choose a banner for a general SW site I would totally pick yours, brook_33. Your graphics are indeed exceptional!
  25. crashdown Jedi Master

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    Nov 6, 2003
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    What you need to do Brook is to add something of Oregon to your banner. Maybe add an image of Oregon being blown-up by a DeathStar......you know, to keep your theme of the Sith.[face_skull] That would be so cool !!
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