The ***OFFICIAL*** Cananda General Board Banner Contest

Discussion in 'Canada General' started by KitFist0, Jan 21, 2003.

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  1. KitFist0 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 10, 2001
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    Hello everyone ! :)

    YJN has given me the go ahead for a banner Contest for Canada General. This contest is open to Canadians and anyone that loves this country ;)

    The contest details are as follows::

    -This constest will follow the guide lines shown here.
    -Banner makers will post their hard work in this thread.
    -The banner should have some things that most Canadians identify to. (Hockey, the Canadian Flag, etc. ).
    -It's a SW message board, so SW should be mentioned.
    -The top 3 banners, determined by you, the users, will be rotated every few months.
    -The prize, so far, is the title of banner maker

    One last thing have fun ;)

    (constructive criticism ONLY)
  2. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Jul 8, 2000
    star 6
    Great thread, Kit. The current banner is good, but it's not high-res friendly.

    [image=http://at60.homestead.com/files/canadaforum.JPG]

    See?
  3. YoungJediNiagara RSA Emeritus FF Canada

    Member Since:
    Mar 23, 2001
    star 4
    *STAMP*

    ^ of approval.

    How about we let it run for 1 month. That should give everyone lots of time to do some homework and get creative. Then we will vote.
  4. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    Jul 8, 2000
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    Kit, where is this Cananda you speak of? :confused:
  5. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    Mar 18, 2002
    star 7
    //points finger, shocked

    You spelled Canada wrong!
  6. KitFist0 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 10, 2001
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    I know ! :_|

    I will now spill hot Tim Hortons coffee on myself. [face_plain]

    [face_shocked] [Gollum]IT BBBBBBBBUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRNNNNNNNNSSSSSSSS,
    Get it off us . . . :_|
    [/Gollum]
  7. atomik Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 28, 2001
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    JC Banner Specs
    Main banner image (foreground) - 764 x 110
    Main Background image - 764 x 110
    Curve image - 69 x 69
    Side Bar image - 32 x 465
    Post Reply image - 437 x 88
    Left and Right adholders - 74 x 58


    What is Post Reply image? I see the post reply link as normal text.
    Also, what is the difference between the 1st 2 parts? They are both the same size and all.
  8. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    Jul 8, 2000
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    This is the post reply image.

    The banner is the thing in the top left that says Fanforce Canada, and has the Walker with the guy skiing. The background appears to the right of it on high-res monitors.

    This is the banner and this is the background. They should be the same size. As you can see, the current background is not the correct size. The screenshot I posted above shows what happens when that error is made.

    Personally, my favourite part of the current scheme is the "FANFORCE CANADA" lettering. Banner makers, don't change that! :p
  9. atomik Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 28, 2001
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    thnx Admiral_Thrawn60, I understand the part about the top images now, but I'm still a little niffy on the post reply image. I saw your link but where does this image appear on the page in its entirety?
    Do I need to blend this image with another one (like the top images)?

    Confused I am

    :cool:
  10. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    Jul 8, 2000
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    Hit the post reply link. When the screen comes up where you type your reply, look just below the banner. That's it, sandwiched between the banner and "Canadian FanForce RSA Contacts: English Speaking - YoungJediNiagara | French Speaking - Uilmuteiz"
  11. atomik Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 28, 2001
    star 4
    omg i'm blind
    see it now, thnx man
  12. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Jul 8, 2000
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    No problem. Are you planning to give it a shot? I'm considering making a banner. I have a few ideas. I'm not very good with photoshop though.
  13. Darth_Haggis Force Ghost

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    Mar 21, 2002
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    If I had the time, I would make one... but everything seems to be draining it away :(
  14. atomik Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 28, 2001
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    Yeah I'll give it a go :cool:
    I use Paint shop pro, its very similar to photoshop but about $700 cheaper ;)
  15. KitFist0 Force Ghost

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    Nov 10, 2001
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    You payed for it [face_shocked] 8-}

    I've started messing around in photoshop . . . I'm staring to get pieces together . . . I'm tempted to through in a Vong as a trade mark thing :)
  16. Darth_Haggis Force Ghost

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    What version of Photoshop do you have. I have both 6.0.2 and 7.0. Awesome programs.
  17. KitFist0 Force Ghost

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    Nov 10, 2001
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    7.0 at the moment and I'll be getting 8 in the near future.
  18. atomik Jedi Master

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    Jul 28, 2001
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    "You payed for it"

    lol, no, why would I do that?
  19. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    Discussing software piracy is against the TOS. Just a friendly reminder.
  20. AT-ST_DRIVER Jedi Master

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    Sep 1, 2001
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  21. AT-ST_DRIVER Jedi Master

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    Sep 1, 2001
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    uh..... just how DOES one make a banner?
  22. atomik Jedi Master

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    Jul 28, 2001
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    "uh..... just how DOES one make a banner?"

    You need a graphics program like Adobe's Photoshop or Jasc's Paint Shop Pro, then you design it by puting together images, creating original images from scratch, blending them together, adjusting aspects, and just using your imagination to make it original and good looking. :cool:
  23. BobaFett_YJN Jedi Master

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    May 27, 2001
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    Oh, the problem with the banner not being "hig-res friendly" is fixed, I just have to get it uploaded. This was one of the first banners I made, so I'm not surprised about that little bug.
  24. atomik Jedi Master

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    Jul 28, 2001
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    So hows the banner designing going everyone? Has anyone finished yet?

    Also,

    I'm assuming each person can submit several banners if they want?
    I have a couple different ideas.
  25. AT-ST_DRIVER Jedi Master

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    Sep 1, 2001
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    okay, well, this seems like too much work for me. :p. i'm out.

    i'll get my title in some other way.
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