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 Post subject: Re: Challenge?
PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 12:25 pm  (#21) 
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Good first attempt Blood.

Jolie gave good advice. Drop shadows will make the text pop and give you more of a 3D effect. There is always the temptation to center things and make everything symmetrical. That's good sometimes and not so good at other times. Try to think outside of the box on that.

Also, when creating a site banner, you probably don't want the site name as the smallest element on the banner. The site name needs to stand out.

As O said, you're doing great and you seem to have knack for GIMP.

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 Post subject: Re: Challenge?
PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 1:06 pm  (#22) 
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Jolie wrote:
It's a beautiful language. Go be ashamed of yourself. :nono

Although have to admit, what the Belgians make of it these day, I'm starting to have my doubts.


Don't start.. :(

I just hate the language itself.. Doesn't matter if dutch people speak it or belgians.. It sucks anyway :hehe

Btw Thanks for the advice

And thanks for the compliment GnuTux.. I will be delivering the final product today..

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P.S. I love it how it's all centered here... Because then it looks like the hands are grabbing everything...

Based on this pic. (transform that into CGI Water effect hands and you get the hands I have)


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 Post subject: Re: Challenge? "Finished Banner Released"
PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 1:49 pm  (#23) 
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My finished banner for Gimpchat.com...

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Hope you like it..

I made it so that the water comes down from the hand..

Wilber shines just like he does on the original banner..

I used Bevel & Emboss on the top text and used the pencil colours that we use now in the bottom text to let it get into your eye...

I used lots of shadows and so on..

... That's it. Just to let you know what exactly I done..

Oh and I also fiddled with the layers a bit to see what mode is best and stuff

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Hope you like it!


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 Post subject: Re: Challenge? "Finished Banner Released"
PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 2:15 pm  (#24) 
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Nice work Bloodwell. I'll put it up on the site for a while to see how it looks..

If the Gimp Chat text was brighter and more color saturated, it would pop.

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 Post subject: Re: Challenge? "Finished Banner Released"
PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 2:25 pm  (#25) 
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You are coming on like a house on fire. Each one gets better and better.

I would like to see the opacity on Wilbur's shadow lowered quite a bit.
Also, the light source on Wilbur is coming from the top left and on the hands it is coming from the bottom.
The light should be coming from the same direction in all your objects IMO

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 Post subject: Re: Challenge? "Finished Banner Released"
PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 2:44 pm  (#26) 
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I'll darken the hands a bit and lower the opacity of his shadow..

then I'll repost and you can put it on :cool


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 Post subject: Re: Challenge? "Finished Banner Released"
PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 3:22 pm  (#27) 
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Okay so here it is..

I replaced the shadow on the hands so it's correct :cool

I lowered the opacity on the Wilber shadow some more... But I can't do to much because I already merged some layers and closed gimp so I can't unmerge them anymore..

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That's it

You can put that on the website and see what it looks like..

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 Post subject: Re: Challenge? "Finished Banner Released"
PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 5:49 pm  (#28) 
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I put up your logo so you could see how it looks..

I noticed right away the background color was off a little . It's gonna need to be: #EEF4F5

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 Post subject: Re: Challenge? "Finished Banner Released"
PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 5:51 pm  (#29) 
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:wh WTG Bloodwell!

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 Post subject: Re: Challenge? "Finished Banner Released"
PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 8:21 pm  (#30) 
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Well, I guess you disappeared. I'll put it back up for you next time you're online.

The overall design idea is good. I see what you are going for.

The large cyborg hands are a bit overkill for a site like this. That kind of design element would be perfect for a gaming site.

What is needed for a site like this is a more understated design. Actually, if you removed the hands and blended the rest into the background, that would be more understated and elegant. Perhaps the hands could be replaced with some other graphic. That graphic could then be extended on both sides of the banner (via html) to fill a wider browser screen.

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