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DLP Banner Photoshop Competition

Discussion in 'DLP Feedback and Improvement' started by Sorrows, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. Sorrows

    Sorrows Professor Prestige DLP Supporter

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    So I got the go-ahead to float this idea on the improvements thread.

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    Now don't get me wrong I love Anikan!Potter, he is a sweet boy who reminds me of my teenage years. Still he is a little 2005 and since we have this shiny new forum and all I propose we (and by we I mostly mean you guys) flex out photoshop skills, such as they are and come up with a few new options for the site banner. If a few people are interesting in creating something fresh we can put the entries to a vote. With the cravat that if everyone turns out to be terrible at this the mods can pretend it never happened.

    If anyone has any ideas for parameters, considerations, complaints etc before I launch something semi-official you can put them here.
     
  2. douter

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    Seeing how no one else has put anything up, I whipped up a quick one

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    And a green version

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  3. BTT

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    Threw this one together quickly, with some help from the guys from IRC:
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  4. NuitTombee

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    Indeed, some direction for the desired dimensions would be handy for any future banner making endeavors.
     
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  5. Sorrows

    Sorrows Professor Prestige DLP Supporter

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    I will ask since I am not sure as to the dimensions, I like the two made though.
     
  6. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw System God Admin

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    Currently, there are two smaller banners, one which disappears when the page viewport is too narrow (aka mobile). If you make a full-width banner, consider also making a smaller banner that can be switched to when the site shrinks.

    The banner heights are 217px, but that's up for negotiation. Lets say keep it below 250px and I'll be happy. Full-width banners should be 1200px in width.
     
  7. Darth_Revan

    Darth_Revan Secret Squirrel Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Presumably it would also need to be able to convert over for mobile as well?
     
  8. douter

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    Touched this one up, with the correct dimensions (1200px by 217px).


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  9. TMD

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  11. CheddarTrek

    CheddarTrek Set Phasers to Melt Moderator DLP Supporter

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    I always used the old ProjectDLP banner because the colors were similar to the rest of the forum and nothing in it immediately drew the eye. Varying colors, sharp images, and bright portions of a picture tend to draw my eye more than I want them to when I open the site. I find myself often scrolling down just enough to not see the banner when the ProjectDLP banner is not available.

    Not sure if others feel the same, but if they do it's something to consider when working with Photoshop. I expect quite a few people would prefer a banner that 'pops' more than what I've described above... but I want something that looks awesome while also fading into the background.
     
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  12. Samanthers

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] I don't see very well at all, even with very expensive scleral contact lenses. Here's something I put together that I hope has some universal appeal and also has high levels of contrast. https://imgur.com/a/VonRF
     
  13. CheddarTrek

    CheddarTrek Set Phasers to Melt Moderator DLP Supporter

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    I like it - though I'd like it better if it was in shades of DLP green.
     
  14. Samanthers

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    https://imgur.com/a/NrAUb

    A few green ones. I can't figure out how to link directly to just make the images show up, sorry.
     
  15. dhulli

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    Agreed. I'd like the option to tone down the errrr Harry Potter-ness of it as much as that's the reason I'm here. Perhaps as a different theme?
     
  16. Tartarus

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    My contribution, I'm not really satisfied with the text, but I just didn't know what to do with it.

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  17. Zombie

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    I'd just use the letters DLP, and put it in the corner on the right. Smaller text.
     
  18. Armani

    Armani Second Year

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    I feel like I'll change the text later. Not sure.
     
  19. Jon

    Jon The Demon Mayor Admin DLP Supporter

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    Made 2 new skins. Enjoy.

    1. Friendship Lady Luna
    2. Incogito
    3. Black and White

    All three are unfinished, but yeah knock yourselves out.
     
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  20. Armani

    Armani Second Year

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    So, I realized that the image was a light blue, so it looked weird when I put it on the website. (I inspected it, so don't worry nothing changed.)
    I changed the background to black, and changed the words to a hopefully better font.