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Posted on 27/02/09 08:35:33 AM
Steve Caplin
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Banner designs
This is where you can post new entries for banners to appear on the front page - and where you can post entries that have been reworked. Keep that artwork coming!

Posted on 27/02/09 09:34:22 AM
maiden
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Re: Banner designs
Thanks Steve for the review - I've took out the secondary title but I still stand my belief that, as shy as you might be, You are HTCIP and therefore deserve to have your name up in lights, or in this case pixels. So I've shrunk it down and blended it more with the picture but it is my way of saying thanks for being the best mentor I could ever have hoped for.



Posted on 27/02/09 09:47:58 AM
Steve Caplin
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Re: Banner designs
Well, thanks, Becky! And the image is now perfect!

Posted on 27/02/09 4:17:39 PM
Lexus
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Re: Banner designs
Im getting really poor results trying out what you suggested on my banner.

Posted on 27/02/09 4:46:55 PM
Steve Caplin
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Re: Banner designs
Lexus wrote:
Im getting really poor results trying out what you suggested on my banner.


Try making a duplicate of the background streak. Move it above the sign, and use the sign as a clipping mask, so it only shows up where it overlaps. You should now be able to try a mode like Hard Light, or removing the black using Blending Options, and it will only affect where it's seen over the sign.

Posted on 27/02/09 7:41:37 PM
steve hill
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Re: Banner designs
site looking good with the new banner heres my amended file



Posted on 27/02/09 10:04:47 PM
Deborah Morley
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Re: Banner designs
Here is mine amended with 2 bubbles!
Site looks really good with the banner - a great idea Cl&m&nt



Posted on 27/02/09 10:23:04 PM
Paul 2007 thru 2010
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Banner with reduced emboss depth.



Posted on 27/02/09 10:50:30 PM
josephine harvatt
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Re: Banner designs
I'm going to take a piccie of my best boy as Steve is being so modest - hope to have it sorted soon.

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Posted on 28/02/09 00:42:05 AM
Lexus
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Re: Banner designs
How does it look now?



Posted on 28/02/09 06:57:19 AM
Nick Curtain
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Re: Banner designs
Thanks for the comments Steve. I've never created brass from scratch before, so hope this makes the grade.



Posted on 28/02/09 09:09:51 AM
brewell
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Re: Banner designs
Tweaked perspective

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Posted on 28/02/09 09:13:09 AM
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Re: Banner designs
hi,
For the banner this week how Pete has been there for the 3D effect?
Alt + the arrow keys?
cl&m&nt

Posted on 28/02/09 09:21:35 AM
brewell
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Re: Banner designs
Tweaked perspective w/image.



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Posted on 28/02/09 1:43:46 PM
Pete
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Re: Banner designs
Cl&m&nt wrote:
hi,
For the banner this week how Pete has been there for the 3D effect?
Alt + the arrow keys?
cl&m&nt


Hi cl&m&nt
I did a basic 3d render in cinema4d to get the 3d effect (I've not got cs4, so I'm not sure if you can do this with all the fancy new 3d layers etc.). I put a link to it on the friday challenge thred. Sorry I can't put link here as I'm typing this on my phone. After that I used the vanishing point filter to make sure all the textures lined up. Hope this helps. Pete

Posted on 28/02/09 2:23:03 PM
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Re: Banner designs
Pete wrote:
Cl&m&nt wrote:
hi,
For the banner this week how Pete has been there for the 3D effect?
Alt + the arrow keys?
cl&m&nt


Hi cl&m&nt
I did a basic 3d render in cinema4d to get the 3d effect (I've not got cs4, so I'm not sure if you can do this with all the fancy new 3d layers etc.). I put a link to it on the friday challenge thred. Sorry I can't put link here as I'm typing this on my phone. After that I used the vanishing point filter to make sure all the textures lined up. Hope this helps. Pete


Sorry but I don't undersatnd "I did a basic 3d render in cinema4d to get the 3d effect " ?
thanks
cl&ment

Posted on 28/02/09 3:01:34 PM
Pete
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Re: Banner designs
Hi Cl&m&nt,
I used some different software to get a basic 3D effect.
this is what I used:
http://www.maxon.net/pages/products/cinema4d/cinema4d_e.html

In the CS3 version of HTCIP on page 336 a technique is shown using some free 3d software called google Sketchup. more info here:
http://sketchup.google.com/

A before and after photoshop of my banner can be seen here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pikuseru/3311876820/

hope this helps.

Pete

Posted on 01/03/09 00:43:38 AM
Steve Mac
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Re: Banner designs
Here is my fix.



Posted on 01/03/09 12:32:48 PM
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Re: Banner designs
Thank you Pete, I understand better!
cl&m&nt

Posted on 01/03/09 12:48:39 PM
josephine harvatt
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Re: Banner designs
New improved banner now Steve - free !



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