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#2266    arwenpotter

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 06:58 AM

Thanks original.gif School was ok I guess ^^

Here they are... not praticulary fond of the fairy one so if you want me to start over I'd be more then happy to original.gif

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 07:55 AM

I'm impressed arwenpotter, very impressed  thumbsup.gif

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 12:04 PM

QUOTE(arwenpotter @ Jul 26 2005, 06:58 AM)
Thanks original.gif School was ok I guess ^^

Here they are... not praticulary fond of the fairy one so if you want me to start over I'd be more then happy to original.gif

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Awww Wow i love them there brill

Thanx  thumbsup.gif  grin2.gif xx



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Posted 26 July 2005 - 12:06 PM

QUOTE(JohnnyBoyC @ Jul 25 2005, 10:52 PM)
I will give it a try

Hows this?
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Awww thanx it's great you done a great job  thumbsup.gif



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Posted 26 July 2005 - 01:24 PM

Lol Im going to save arewenpotters to see how she did that good...

Arewen, I would suggest writing a tutuorial or two about your skills...

Edited by JohnnyBoyC, 26 July 2005 - 01:28 PM.

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 06:07 AM

Aww thanks TB!
And you're very welcome Ria original.gif

Ai blush.gif Umm.. well I have photoshop 7 tongue.gif all I did with the Footy badge was cut out the writing (I used my tablet so I had more control) and then cut and pasted to a new layer, grabbed the eyedropper tool and got the base colour and filled in the now blank area of the badge, and then picked Trebuchet MS and wrote "Simply the Best" and lined it up using Free Transform...  then went into image ready and set two frames up and tweened them...
    Fairy I used my star brushes that I made in photoshop and grabbed base colours and stuck some here and there... then set my brush to a 45 degree angle and repeated.. then went over them a couple of times with the blur tool set on luminosity and then the dodge tool to lighten them (so they were visible) and went into image ready and animated

JBC if you have photoshop I can make a tutorial for practice and getting to know the basics of the tools?


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Posted 27 July 2005 - 10:49 AM

Sounds like a lot of work wacko.gif

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 02:39 PM

QUOTE(arwenpotter @ Jul 27 2005, 02:07 AM)
Aww thanks TB!
And you're very welcome Ria original.gif

Ai blush.gif Umm.. well I have photoshop 7 tongue.gif all I did with the Footy badge was cut out the writing (I used my tablet so I had more control) and then cut and pasted to a new layer, grabbed the eyedropper tool and got the base colour and filled in the now blank area of the badge, and then picked Trebuchet MS and wrote "Simply the Best" and lined it up using Free Transform...  then went into image ready and set two frames up and tweened them...
    Fairy I used my star brushes that I made in photoshop and grabbed base colours and stuck some here and there... then set my brush to a 45 degree angle and repeated.. then went over them a couple of times with the blur tool set on luminosity and then the dodge tool to lighten them (so they were visible) and went into image ready and animated

JBC if you have photoshop I can make a tutorial for practice and getting to know the basics of the tools?

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sadly, my 30day trial ended long ago...

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 09:44 PM

Not really ^__^ But I guess it's just because I use photoshop so much.

Aww that sucks... well can't you just get a new email? I have a cd Key you can use or you could jsut *cough* download it wink2.gif

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 08:45 AM

Hey guys, I think I'm ready for a new avatar.

Once again, you can just go crazy, but I want a picture of socrates in a reverend outfit (with the white stripe collar thing).

You may want to use one of these pics.

I understand this avatar would be extremely difficult to make. Whichever one of you geniuses makes it, you will gain lifelong respect and gratitude. original.gif

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 08:55 AM

Hey Socrates,

I think the biggest issue I'd have with an avatar like that is his beard would hang over his collar, and putting the collar below his beard would make him look like he had an incredibly long neck! If you have a picture with a shorter beard perhaps that would be best?

Also, how would you like him animated? Mouth moving? Hair waving? Or some sort of text movement?

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 09:35 AM

Perhaps a flash from his eye would be good, similar to the flash in my current avatar. Or otherwise just a text. I know what you mean about the beard thing! You could just give it a try and give him a long neck but I'll search for a shorter bearded socrates anyway.

Thanks. original.gif

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 09:39 AM

Here is an idea of what the finished product could look like:

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 02:31 PM

Yep, I reckon he looks very long necked in that one...

...so here's one I put together, the original photo of the socrates bust was from a lower perspective so you can still have a beard and see his neck, and therefore the collar too.

I pasted in the shoulders and collar of a vicar I found a pic of on top and hey presto, so assuming this image is ok, what would you like animated?

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 02:53 PM

I think this ones better off with thebarman, i cant figure out anything that i could do...

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