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Discussion in 'Fan Design - Sites and Graphics' started by NYCitygurl, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    This thread is a general all-forum thread. When a forum needs a banner, the forum mod will update the thread with the information.

     
  2. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    First up: SFF: Books and Comics.

    The new Wheel of Time book is coming out, and since it's a HUGE event, we really need a banner for it (and asap, too). Basically, we just want the cover:

    [image=http://www.dragonmount.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/tgs_us_book_cover01.jpg]

    The title is The Gathering Storm, and we'd like that in the banner. Other than that, really no requirements; just as usual, we need the forum's name in there.

    We'd love the person or people who make one SO MUCH, especially if you can do it really FAST. There really isn't an end date on this; the first banner that someone posts that we think works is what we're going to take.

    Oh, and by the way - we're giving COLORS. So pretty pretty please help us out [face_batting]
     
  3. Salty

    Salty Jedi Master star 5

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    That's a cool cover.
     
  4. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah, it is - I'm really excited for the book :D
     
  5. Salty

    Salty Jedi Master star 5

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    This thread is a good idea. Hopefully you'll get a lot of interest.
     
  6. Jedi Gunny

    Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host star 9 VIP - Game Host

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    If I were a bit more read up on the genre, I would try to chip in an attempt.
     
  7. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Seriously, any interest? We will give you colors . . .

    Gunny - you don't need to know the book or the series or the genre; we just need a cover turned into a banner. I can show you an example of a Deathly Hallows banner, and the current NSWFF resource banner is basicall just part of te cover of the book The Well of Lost Plots.
     
  8. Fire_Ice_Death

    Fire_Ice_Death Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Sounds interesting, but I've never made a banner in my life and I hate those 'face' banners.
     
  9. Salty

    Salty Jedi Master star 5

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    I'm not a big fan of the big head banners either.
     
  10. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    We're looking for more something like this:

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Boards/Default.aspx?stylereload=yes&styletest=5951]DJK's Deathly Hallows banner[/link]
     
  11. Fire_Ice_Death

    Fire_Ice_Death Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Yeah, link's screwed.
     
  12. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That's really weird - it's working for me.

    Anyway, basically I just need a regular-looking banner made from that cover.
     
  13. Fire_Ice_Death

    Fire_Ice_Death Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    All that's showing up for me is the typical board selection banner.
     
  14. Grimby

    Grimby Technical Consultant & Former Head Admin star 7 Staff Member Administrator

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    Nat, the style reload links only work for Managers and Admins. ;) You'd have to load the banner on a public board to show everyone.
     
  15. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    . . . :oops:

    Okay, well, picture an average banner . . . made of that cover. And you'll have what we're looking for :)
     
  16. Fire_Ice_Death

    Fire_Ice_Death Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Doesn't really say much, does it?
     
  17. Fire_Ice_Death

    Fire_Ice_Death Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Try a screen cap.
     
  18. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I have no idea how to do that on an HP [face_blush]
     
  19. Fallen-Hero

    Fallen-Hero Jedi Master star 5

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    Don't you have a key on your keyboard that says 'print screen'/'prnt scrn'? Just pressing on that button will give you a screencap of whatever is currently on your screen. Afterwards, all you'd have left to do is paste it in Paint or whatever to save it as a picture.
     
  20. Tyi-Maet_Nefer

    Tyi-Maet_Nefer Jedi Master star 6

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    Hey Grimby, I can see it. The orange HP banner. [:D]
     
  21. Fire_Ice_Death

    Fire_Ice_Death Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    To the fallen hero you listen.
     
  22. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It didn't work :( Tyi/Grimby, any chance you want to please? [face_batting]
     
  23. Tyi-Maet_Nefer

    Tyi-Maet_Nefer Jedi Master star 6

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    [image=http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n254/GreatTarzan/HarryPotterNatBanner.jpg]
     
  24. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  25. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    GIMER has kindly made the banner, which should be up shortly :)