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Postby steelclaw32 » Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:22 am

Lightning...You said bland?! BLAND! You're joking right?

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Bloody marvelous, :D :D very well done 8-) 8-) 8-) Bland indeed :roll: :roll: :!: :?:

Much better then my lot, I can tell you. Fair play to you.
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Postby TBLightning492 » Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:45 am

An idea hit me so I ran with it:

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Postby PohlSE » Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:47 am

TBLightning,

That is awesome, I love the rumpled mountie uniform!

That second one is even better!


Krista,

Here is a larger type, ragged ear version of the "love note" wallpaper:

http://hometown.aol.com/pohlse/lovenotewallpapera.jpg

Is the special x more legible now? Should I chew on the ear a bit more? :lol:
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Postby TBLightning492 » Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:52 am

steelclaw32 wrote:Bloody marvelous, :D :D very well done 8-) 8-) 8-) Bland indeed :roll: :roll: :!: :?:


Thank you for the kind words, Steelclaw. I had a lot of trouble translating images in my head to images on a computer. The size for each wallpaper is 800 X 600. If anyone would prefer something larger just say the word.

I do need to touch up the crest and wording on the first one though - both are a little off center.

PohlSE wrote:TBLightning,

That is awesome, I love the rumpled mountie uniform!

That second one is even better!



The uniform photo was found on good old Google. The original image was part of a dedication to the members who died during that drug raid this past Spring.
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Postby steelclaw32 » Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:01 am

Thanks for that but I meant what I said, & it was true .

I like this even more...

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Image an eye opener for sure! :shock:
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Postby wmsimon » Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:20 am

Amazing, Lightning....simply amazing. I'm going to have to get a rotating wallpaper to use all of these. Every single one is terrific!
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Postby TBLightning492 » Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:28 am

One final addition for tonight:

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I figured it would be best to have a darker background, plus the man himself needed one. I wasn't sure what else to do (it's been a long day), so this one is pretty basic.

Thanks for the nice words, all. I have to say, this has been a really fun thread to participate in. Everyone has been so full of ideas.

And PohlSE, you're right; Mbwun will put us all to shame.
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Postby Slade » Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:37 am

I'm stunned by how talented you folks are. Keep the artwork coming.

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Postby steelclaw32 » Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:39 am

Very comforting Lightning :evil: ! :shock:

Also very, well, JUST right. Can't think why!! :wink:


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Postby TBLightning492 » Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:44 am

PohlSE, maybe you can help (or anyone else for that matter).

With the black Slade wallpaper above, I originally wanted to feature three generations: Jay at the center, Rebecca to his left, and Jack mirroring to his right. Both Rebecca and and Jack would be positioned behind Jay, sort of a layered look. Now Jay was easy - the image was already set up. But how do I go about cutting out the images of the other two, so that I have shots minus the background (or, more specifically, a black background. The pictures I'm referring to are the profile shots from the main page for Jack (uniform portrait) and the writers section for Pink Slade.

And yes, I was listening to Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody while working on it, the video serving as inspiration for the set up of the wallpaper.

I had planned on putting text to the effect of: "A story told by three generations" and having a reference to Swastika.

Anyway, if someone has a suggestion on how to alter the images, I'd be elated.
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Postby Cawdorgraves » Fri Oct 28, 2005 4:07 am

ok these examples are getting really cool. Seeing the uniform and Stanley park is awesome. The one thing some of have to consider, these corporate friendly websites are still unique but acceptable that you could have it up and people wouldn't think other wise. I love the examples that people keep churningn out.

Fonts wise - hell yeah they are addictive. Try downloading Brushes and you will surely go insane with downloading both things. I will go on a font hunt once a year. It is fun, but unzipping them is a tedious task.

Keep up the great work

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Postby PohlSE » Fri Oct 28, 2005 1:36 pm

TBLightning,

I'll go grab those pictures and cut the background out of them and post them as .GIFs so you, or anyone else who needs transparencies for that matter, can grab them. The one thing that photoshop is really great for is transparencies.


Be back in a bit. :)



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Ok, here they are:

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On a black background the Slade one will look good again, and they will all blend in better.

They all might look a bit strange if you put them on white. :)



Edited one last time to add:

One of the problems with the ear in the "love note" wallpaper was that the ear itself was not clear, I went through my photos and found a better ear to use, moved it in, ragged out the edge:

http://hometown.aol.com/pohlse/lovenotewallpaperb.jpg

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Postby Judy » Fri Oct 28, 2005 4:46 pm

TBLightning492 wrote:My addition to the collective gallery lacks the creativity that the rest of you have put forth. It's a first attempt, so it's sort of bland.

I left space in the upper left corner to allow for desktop icons.

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Ooohhhhh,
I like this . . . very classy . . . but my icons are all on the right . . . could you do one with space on the rt.?
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Postby Judy » Fri Oct 28, 2005 5:04 pm

One of the problems with the ear in the "love note" wallpaper was that the ear itself was not clear, I went through my photos and found a better ear to use, moved it in, ragged out the edge:

Oh PohlSE,
I do like the new ear better . . . I have 4 Mac computers and look forward to everyone's offerings . . . I can incorporate them and use them as revolving wallpaper . . . . what fun!!!!!

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Postby Mbwun » Fri Oct 28, 2005 5:56 pm

Man oh man, I'm gone from here due to moving house this past week, and there's just tons and tons to catch up on. You guys have been a bunch of busy little beavers over the past few days.

And hey, I'm back online a lot sooner than I thought I'd be. Kudos to Telus for not making me have to wait for weeks. Plus I managed to get my computer in MY room - bonus!

Love the wallpaper action here, keep 'em coming!!! :D
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