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Marker0077

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#1 13 years ago

I want to make a sig banner to replace my existing sig. I'm not going to be including any of the existing links, I just want to leave in the contact info (minus the Cool Mods stuff & maybe the in-game names). My main problem is the background art. I've been messing around with Photoshop for a few hours now & have come up pretty empty handed. Any suggestions or helpful site links would be appreciated. Thanks.

Late Edit: I'd also like to add something stating I am staff. I can help out with most forum matters so... I dunno, something to think about. Again, any help would be appreciated.




Ensign Riles VIP Member

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#2 13 years ago

So all you want is...

In-Game Names Marker0077 (normal name) Obi-wannabe (practice name) Bar Upstairs from AA Building (drinking name)

Contact Info ICQ: 16442029 AOL, Yahoo, Jabber, & IRC (QuakeNet): Marker0077 Cool Mods E-Mail: MoH @ Cool-Mods.com or JK @ Cool-Mods.com E-Mail & MSN IM: Marker0077 @ Hotmail.com (*** anywhere in subject or won't get email)

If so, is an animation okay having it display in-game names on one layer, and contact info on the second? As for art, what are you looking for? Do you want stock images in it, or just something abstract using filters and tools?




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#3 13 years ago

i can highly recomend www.good-tutorials.com for learning some new PS stuff.

here are 2 abstract backgrounds i made and thought looked good.

attachment.php?attachmentid=14334&stc=1attachment.php?attachmentid=14335&stc=1

possibly something like this? attachment.php?attachmentid=14336&stc=1




Marker0077

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#4 13 years ago

Ensign RilesSo all you want is...[/QUOTE] In-Game Names [COLOR=red]Marker[/COLOR][COLOR=blue]0077[/COLOR] (normal name) [COLOR=blue]Obi-wan[/COLOR][COLOR=red]nabe[/COLOR] (practice name) [COLOR=green]Bar Upstairs from AA Building[/COLOR] (drinking name)

Contact Info ICQ: 16442029 AOL, Yahoo, Jabber, & IRC (QuakeNet): Marker0077 E-Mail & MSN IM: Marker0077 @ Hotmail.com (*** anywhere in subject or won't get email)

I was also thinking of a [COLOR=red]Marker[/COLOR][COLOR=blue]0077[/COLOR] type thing but the name glowing like lightsaber blades.

Ensign RilesIf so, is an animation okay having it display in-game names on one layer, and contact info on the second?[/QUOTE]Ya that's fine, I was kinda hoping for something more stylish than a 2 frame slideshow but whatever works.
Ensign RilesAs for art, what are you looking for? Do you want stock images in it, or just something abstract using filters and tools?
That's the main problem I am having, I'm not sure. I supermod the Medal of Honor & Jedi Knight forums & I also do some development work for them as well. It would be nice to have something that blends the 2 together but at this point, I just want to get something going.[QUOTE=Kerian]i can highly recomend www.good-tutorials.com for learning some new PS stuff.
I already know my way around PS pretty good but I'm not incredibly familiar with most of the filters & such. I'll look into it more tomorrow. I have to go to bed now (work tomorrow) but I'll be sure to check it out when I get home.[QUOTE=Kerian]possibly something like this? attachment.php?attachmentid=14336&stc=1

Ya something like that but I'm not real crazy about the background image. I'll play around with it a bit more tomorrow.

Thanks for your help fellas.




Marker0077

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#5 13 years ago

So I messed around a bit & here's what I came up with... attachment.php?attachmentid=14354&stc=1attachment.php?attachmentid=14355&stc=1

Obviously the only problem here is filesize, which I'm not real thrilled about. The graphics detail isn't so great either but in order to do animations, I have to use gif.




Gumdrops

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#6 13 years ago

That's just fugly. Sorry, but I don't like it.




Marker0077

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#7 13 years ago

Hey you're just being honest, that's what I want. I'm not real stoked about it myself but hey, it's a start.




Kerian VIP Member

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#8 13 years ago

how about this? i know the quality is a lil low annoyingly but nothing i could do about that :( attachment.php?attachmentid=14362&stc=1




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#9 13 years ago

Kerian, if you adjust the optimisation settings, you can get rid of the grainy effect, its called "Dither" I think, it increases filesize slightly, but looks much better.




Marker0077

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#10 13 years ago
Kerianhow about this?[/QUOTE]It's alright but I want something with a bit more eye candy. I do appreciate your effort though man, seriously, but I want something that's going to make people go "oh hey, that's cool", ya know what I mean?[QUOTE=TheSaint]Kerian, if you adjust the optimisation settings, you can get rid of the grainy effect, its called "Dither" I think, it increases filesize slightly, but looks much better.

You realize we are saving this in GIF format right? GIF images only allow a 255 color pallette, but I will try it out.

I just got back from work fellas & I didn't get a wink of sleep last night, I'm going to crash out for a bit. Again, thank you all for your help, I really appreciate it. I'll play around with this some more once I get some rest.




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