GS icon Discusion thread

Discussion in 'Washington, DC' started by Dark_Jedi_Kam, Sep 8, 2002.

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  1. Dark_Jedi_Kam Jedi Grand Master

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    Let's start posting your ideas for icon here.
  2. malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA

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    icons are limited to 50x50 pixels, so we can't get in too much detail.

    Perhaps a minature Whitehouse with an X-wing?

    Here is a link to the icon I showed everyone today (as usual, drag the link to your address bar). I'll make some more tomorrow while I'm "working".

    malkie
  3. Dark_Jedi_Kam Jedi Grand Master

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    ok i don't know how to make one but here is my idea. If someone can make this great.

    the picture is either the capital, or the White house. at the top it says Galatic Senate and the bottom washington D.C.
  4. malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA

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    I've made an icon with the Whitehouse, and the letters GS aove it. We'd be hard pushed to get washington dc in letters in a 50 pixel width.

    malkie
  5. Dark_Jedi_Kam Jedi Grand Master

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    I just sent mt lame attempt to your Malkieland email address.
  6. malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA

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    it looks fine :) only problem is its whey too big, and when you shrink the icon you can't read the writing :(

    It has to be 50 pixels by 50 pixels [face_plain] which isn't much to work with.

    I'm actually doing some work now (hohoho), but I'll take your icon and try and fit it to the correct size later :)

    malkie

    p.s. its best to email me directly at malkie76@hotmail.com as my malkieland address fowards to that account.
  7. Dark_Jedi_Kam Jedi Grand Master

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    I will update my mailing list
  8. stateless Jedi Master

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    I'll make a couple of new icons in a few days. (We should probably set a deadline for when submissions should be finished.) It is very difficult to fit a cool graphic and the name in a 50x50 space. There are very few fonts are legible at that small size...
  9. malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA

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    great ! I'll look forward to seeing your icons !!

    malkie
  10. Dark_Jedi_Kam Jedi Grand Master

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    Where do we stand on this gang??

    We should decide on this by the next meeting
  11. stateless Jedi Master

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    Oh yeah, I forgot about this... I guess I've too preoccupied with other things (coughcardscough). :D

    We should set a deadline and then vote. I need a deadline for things or else I will procrastinate forever.
  12. Dark_Jedi_Kam Jedi Grand Master

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    The deadline for submitting a icon will be Friday the 27th. voting will be the entire next week and the results will be revealed at the meeting
  13. stateless Jedi Master

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    Sounds good. I will make a couple and I think Ken said he had a few ideas for some...
  14. -Tenel-Ka- Jedi Master

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    I made a cool one... too bad Valerie forgot to save it. :p

    Maybe I have it saved on the computer at my dad's house. Hmmm... I'll be there this weekend, I could check. :D

    And I guess I'll make a couple more.
  15. stateless Jedi Master

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    Yes you should make more! The more we have, the better.
  16. Ken_the_CHOD Jedi Knight

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    I have something, except it's enormous.

    My hat's off to anyone who can do anything with 50 pixels!
  17. stateless Jedi Master

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    Agreed. 50 pixels is not a lot to work with... So I'm guessing yours looks like a blurry mess when shrunk down to 50?
  18. malducin Jedi Master

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    Sorry for not attending the last meeting (hurt back). Anyway I whiped up a few icons in my spare time. Maybe someone will run away with improvements and ideas?:

    Icon 1
    Icon 2
    Icon 3
    Icon 4
    Icon 5
    Icon 6
    Icon 7
  19. stateless Jedi Master

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    Nice job! You know, I thought of making one with the actual GS but I didn't have a picture of it handy. I was thinking of throwing the GS next to the Washington Monument or something silly like that... My only suggestion would be to maybe throw a little border on the lighter colored ones so they'll show up a little better on the gray background.
  20. malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA

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    those icons are cool :)

    can you touch up the writing to make it clearer ? or perhaps use white rather than red ?

    we should give it a few more days, then have a vote on our favs

    M
  21. stateless Jedi Master

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    I think Tim set a deadline for the 27th but I am too lazy to scroll up and see if that's right. :)

  22. malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA

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    Here are my little contributions

    to see any of the icons - click and drag the links below to your browsers address bar.

    AT-AT icon

    Tie icon

    Whitehouse (my fav)

    I recommend looking at other FF icons on the select an icon board to see other people's designs (they are pretty impressive).

    Mine are ok, but I'm sure someone can do better

    malkie

  23. Dark_Jedi_Kam Jedi Grand Master

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    Malkie - I like the hite house. Can you put "Wash D.C." in black at the bottom?

    malducin - I love number 6. It's wonderful

    the 27th is the final date for submissions. after that we will be voteing
  24. malducin Jedi Master

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    Malkie, where is that boards or thread? I've seen a couple of FF icons like the one from Maryland Baltimore and one from Florida I believe. Is there one place to find a lot of examples together.

    I'll try to work on the icons tomorrow on some spare time (left the files at the office). I'll put a border on all of them. About the font color, yeah I'll make it so it's more visible, it was just something quick I did. I'll try to add the Wash. monument to the Coruscant icon or something just to experiment. Or add the GS to the Capitol. Coll, the feedback was great, I'll try to see if I can do more iterations.
  25. malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA

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    malducin if you click on options at the top of the page, then click on "choose your icon" you'll get to the icons page. Select "FanForce" from the icons pull down menu !

    DJK yeh, I can add Wash DC to the icon :)
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