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

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  1. Jairen

    Jairen Manager Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    Stormtrooper_fan Jedi Master star 5

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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

    Tay-Mar Jedi Padawan star 4

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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

    Tay-Mar Jedi Padawan star 4

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    After taking Nic's advice [link=http://www.taymar.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/ilinks.htm]here's[/link] the pretty version.
     
  5. Lord-Wiz

    Lord-Wiz Jedi Padawan star 4

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

    Jairen Manager Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    rebeljediknight_88 Jedi Master star 4

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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

    Tay-Mar Jedi Padawan star 4

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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

    Lord-Wiz Jedi Padawan star 4

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    story of my life!! :D
     
  10. F16WarBird

    F16WarBird Jedi Youngling star 4

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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

    rebeljediknight_88 Jedi Master star 4

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

    well done =D=
     
  12. F16WarBird

    F16WarBird Jedi Youngling star 4

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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

    rebeljediknight_88 Jedi Master star 4

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

    Lord-Wiz Jedi Padawan star 4

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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

    rebeljediknight_88 Jedi Master star 4

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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

    Tay-Mar Jedi Padawan star 4

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

    veritasuk Jedi Padawan star 4

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

    Lord-Wiz Jedi Padawan star 4

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    you`re not alone there V.
     
  19. veritasuk

    veritasuk Jedi Padawan star 4

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

    Lord-Wiz Jedi Padawan star 4

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

    Tay-Mar Jedi Padawan star 4

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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 [link=http://www.taymar.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/ilinks.htm]HERE[/link] it is and like I said if you don't like it TOUGH.
     
  22. rebeljediknight_88

    rebeljediknight_88 Jedi Master star 4

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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

    TK_Four_Two_One Jedi Master star 5

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

    F16WarBird Jedi Youngling star 4

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

    veritasuk Jedi Padawan star 4

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

     
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