The graphics thread.

Discussion in 'Midlands and Wales' started by Happy Ninja, Aug 11, 2005.

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  1. Jairen Manager Emeritus

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    Hmm, I can't see any suggestions in this thread, Dave.
  2. Stormtrooper_fan Force Ghost

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    Good banner but you need to remove the fringing around the people though as it sands out really badly.

    You can do it easily in Photoshop by going to LAYER > MATTING > and then choosing one of the settings. You can also when you're cutting out use the FEATHER selection before you cut and set it to 1px :)

    Just my 2p

    Edit, you could also blend in the background pics to each other by selecting with the marquee tool and using the feather tool again (choose about 25px) then cutting and when you paste the pics they won't have that sharp edge
  3. Tay-Mar Jedi Master

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    Yeah, thanks for the tips Nic, I'm doing those things as and when I get the time tbh, I just wanted to get something up for peeps to comment on. I didn't want to go through the hassle of blending mask's and layers if the guys didn't want to use the idea, Lazy git ain't I o_O
  4. Tay-Mar Jedi Master

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    After taking Nic's advice here's the pretty version.
  5. Lord-Wiz Jedi Master

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    good stuff. alas i am utterly ***** at photoshop and so i can`t even attempt such things. :(
  6. Jairen Manager Emeritus

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    For the forum banners, you need to look at the ones in existance for sizing.

    Basically the banners are made up of 3 parts, along with the icon that sits either side of the ad at the top.

    You've got the main image, the background image, the left column image as well.

    It's worth right-clicking and saving the main and left one, then right-click and save on the background image as well. The background needs to be connectable left to right, as the wider the screen the more times it repeats. Then the main image should sit over the top in such a way to blend into the background at their join point.

    The left bar obviously needs to blend into the Main picture on that side.
  7. rebeljediknight_88 Force Ghost

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    i love it but do we have to have the Banks logo on it couldnt we go for a proper beer? also i love that im the only one in the archery pic because i do archery and used to be U15's County Champ! i give it a 9/10
  8. Tay-Mar Jedi Master

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    I'm so glad you approve young David.

    I have re-done it once again to the sizes I have for the exsiting banners, including the side bar, I'll have it up soon.
  9. Lord-Wiz Jedi Master

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    story of my life!! :D
  10. F16WarBird Jedi Youngling

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    It looks really good, Martin.

    =D=


    When you guys have your banner all set, make sure you host it independent of TFN, that way you can change it whenever you want. ;)
  11. rebeljediknight_88 Force Ghost

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    i dont think we would change it very offen so how but thanks!

    well done =D=
  12. F16WarBird Jedi Youngling

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    What if your chapter wanted to change the banner to reflect a special day, such as St. George's Day or maybe Christmas or something? What then? Wouldn't it be easier to handle if your webmaster had control? Why am I even wasting my breath? You won't be running it.

    "Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?" ~ Kelly's Heroes
  13. rebeljediknight_88 Force Ghost

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    we could put that stuff in the banner already but your idea sounds better
  14. Lord-Wiz Jedi Master

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    it wouldn`t make us a laughing stock to have santa in the banner in july then dave?
  15. rebeljediknight_88 Force Ghost

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    not the way the world going now no! i mean people start getting ready for it again in march now-a-days! its stupid!
  16. Tay-Mar Jedi Master

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    Ok I'll have what I've done up soon, alright, Geez ! [face_frustrated]
  17. veritasuk Jedi Master

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    I like it. I wish I wasnt so thick I cant get to grips with photoshop
  18. Lord-Wiz Jedi Master

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    you`re not alone there V.
  19. veritasuk Jedi Master

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    phew,its not that I havent tried, but I dont have the patience
  20. Lord-Wiz Jedi Master

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    i tried, and discovered that i was crap.
  21. Tay-Mar Jedi Master

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    I'm crap with it too but seeing as no one else has offered I'll persist ! Oh and if any of you don't like it then TOUGH !

    As promised HERE it is and like I said if you don't like it TOUGH.
  22. rebeljediknight_88 Force Ghost

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    that makes me and tom look really short! but i could live with it.

    i cant use photoshop because ive never tried to!
  23. TK_Four_Two_One Force Ghost

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    lol i didnt know hobbits posted on this chapter!
  24. F16WarBird Jedi Youngling

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    We prefer to call them "little people". :p
  25. veritasuk Jedi Master

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    oh Martin, I love it when you are all masterful. Well I like it, so there.

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