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Posted on 05/07/13 12:38:34 PM
BigVern
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Re: Banner designs
james wrote:
Vern. Nice pun, welcome aboard the banner wagon, erm, perhaps you are already aboard.


Thanks James, I have produced a few banners before but it was quite a while ago.




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Posted on 07/07/13 08:03:10 AM
james
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Re: Banner designs
BigVern wrote:
Just managed to squeeze this version in under the 122k limit by lots of trial and error, making it black & white and 12 fps. Lots of fun to create though.

Higher res version @ 25 fps here http://s143.photobucket.com/user/BigVernphoto/media/HotChips-CogsHQ25fps_zpsabe79340.gif.html



James and Anna, I would love to hear about your gif optimization settings.

Hello Vern,

In Save for Web & Devices. GIF, selected, Colors 250, Dither 100. Can't imagine your not there already. Chow!



Posted on 08/07/13 11:17:09 AM
tooquilos
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Re: Banner designs
lovely banner Vern!!
I feel your frustration. This is why a lot of my banners lately are static images rather than gifs

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Posted on 16/07/13 07:40:37 AM
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The Moscow Circus is in town and we went by earlier this morning to watch them put up the tent. Hence the inspiration for this banner!



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Posted on 25/07/13 4:36:53 PM
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Hi Frank, I've been flicking back through older banners as I want to create some more but don't want to repeat ideas if possible.

I must say I am very impressed with the 3D and animated banners you have produced.

I saw your comment about 3D objects scattering when merged and have a tip which I got from a series of Photoshop 3D tutorials by Daniel Presedo who works for Adobe and calls himself Dramenon on Youtube.

Anyway, Daniel recommends that you put each element into the same view before merging and that way they do not shoot around. I have followed this advice and generally put all of my objects in top view before merging and fingers crossed it seems to keep the objects behaving. Then just adjust the view to suit the whole scene.

Incidentally, I am sure you know this already but if you are merging 3D layers together the lights, camera views etc. of the bottom 3D layer takes precedence.


Thanks Vern, Yes I have watched Daniel's tuts (very Good) . Unfortunately I haven't had much time of late to play in 3D but hope to get back before I forget everything. I don't recall your later remark but will give it a try next time I construct a 3D scene.

Posted on 21/08/13 10:40:55 AM
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Posted on 30/08/13 08:55:06 AM
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Anna - love the typography! Is this a font? If not, where did you find the decorative elements?

Posted on 31/08/13 04:42:18 AM
tooquilos
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tooquilos wrote:



Anna - love the typography! Is this a font? If not, where did you find the decorative elements?

Thank you Steve. the font I used in this is RINGBEARER (Lord of the Rings font)
The elements are just various vectors which I found on the net and chose the ones I felt where fitting to the font. Then applied a layers style over the lot to give it an old gold look.



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Posted on 02/09/13 8:40:46 PM
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Posted on 03/09/13 1:41:14 PM
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Posted on 03/09/13 2:40:38 PM
Frank
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Right after I posted this banner I saw your new book will be released shortly (mine is on order from Amazon Canada). Your cover seemed a similar theme to my banner so a slight modification to the banner -- use whichever one you think appropriate.
Frank




Posted on 04/09/13 10:35:26 PM
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Posted on 05/09/13 00:09:21 AM
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Posted on 05/09/13 8:02:57 PM
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Posted on 06/09/13 08:18:23 AM
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Ahmed, I like the idea of this one - but I'm not sure it's legible enough to tell visitors the name of the site!

Posted on 07/09/13 02:22:25 AM
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ahmedalij wrote:



Ahmed, I like the idea of this one - but I'm not sure it's legible enough to tell visitors the name of the site!

Well I am very glad that you liked it ,,,I Think it needs more bullets.


Posted on 07/09/13 02:51:49 AM
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Re: Banner designs
Anna, again, with another beautiful banner! I think the banner flowing through the last letter 'P' just needs slight adjusting? I'm sure if you make it thinner as it comes through the 'O' is should fit.
- Sorry I haven't used photoshop much this week so I couldn't help but have a quick go, you can do a better job !





Posted on 08/09/13 11:27:03 AM
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Posted on 10/09/13 00:44:13 AM
BigVern
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Great idea Sjef and beautifully executed.

I do worry about the "IN PHOTO" section as there is no lateral restraint!!!!!!

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Posted on 17/09/13 5:21:50 PM
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