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MatthewPapa

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« on: October 18, 2004, 06:53:57 PM »
Post your best here.... Also, if someone could help me design some new buttons for this forum it would be nice (as I just slapped these together with photoshop.)
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2004, 07:00:39 PM »
I am going to take the liberty to post some pictures from the Robotech MOD project and all of the hard work they have done already.... (and to relieve some of the pressure inside Star Dragons briefcase)

By the way, I am working on it so that images con be displayd clearly as thumbnails in the forum. Give me a day or so. For now post your images as attachments.
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2004, 01:40:03 AM »
ill be glad to make you some buttons, just tell me what you want. to help start this off, here is some art...
did that a long time ago, but it is already online, so thats what you get. more later.
« Last Edit: October 19, 2004, 02:54:41 AM by Harlequin »
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2004, 02:32:46 AM »
Try uploading the file David.Tripod is being a bitch.

I was thinking of changing this forum's styles to blue (same shadings and everthing but in blue) but I am flexible. Just use yout creativity and I will change the forum setting to match the buttons.

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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2004, 12:38:55 PM »
Newest finished thing, couple days old now. It's the full image from my avatar.

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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2004, 01:51:01 AM »
Still, pretty damn good I would say.

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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2004, 09:56:01 PM »
im working on some title and button art and stuff... coming later
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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2004, 08:35:28 PM »
Neat stuff

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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2004, 04:27:44 PM »
NIce, is that design anime inspired? It sorta makes me think of a male version of Raven possibly (from TT)... l8tr!
 
 [EDIT]: I should have come here earlier, anyway I copied your button sizes and whipped these up for the Robotech Forum. Would these work? Also how about a title pic? What dimensions can it be? (is it similar to the game warden title pic?).
 
  L8tr! (I hope you guys like them)...
« Last Edit: October 29, 2004, 05:27:04 PM by Star Dragon »
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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2004, 07:26:16 PM »
I'm not sure what TT is, but yes it's supposed to be anime-ish.

Those buttons are pretty good, the text on the Q-Reply and Quote ones could be more centred though.

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« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2004, 10:02:48 PM »
Ok, so you want sort of a greyish style then? Those buttons look great! http://freespaceserver.cjb.net/forumreplace/
In case you diddnt see this link in my other post, you can look at all of the buttons that I have right now and design ones that correspond with their sizes. It doesnt have to be exact but relatively close. Its probably better that they be a tad bit bigger if anything. If you have anything you would like to contribute you can post it here or upload it via FTP.

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« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2004, 10:45:49 PM »
No problem, but HOW much bigger? I searched through the folder and copied down like 5 or 6 more I have to make but they are the same sizes you got now. Incidently when I make them my robotech font does NOT go below 8 so I have to make the button and then shrink it. it's kinda off cause I use irfranview and it's not exact for placement (I have to play with it till I think it's close). I started off with a grey bar 100X800 that has a speckled border that turns solid black when it gets shrunk, I think they turned out alright. I will try to get the others centered more but if I keep having trouble I will use the best ones.
   
   Just give me upper limits when you get around to it and I'll see how they look compared to the ones I got now... Plus I will think of how to make a title one, so far the most complicated thing I've made is my sig and again I don't use anything other than Irfranview so please no photoshop talk (like layers and stuf) he he... Hard to believe I try to do so much with so little skills.
 
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« Last Edit: October 29, 2004, 10:47:52 PM by Star Dragon »
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« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2004, 10:51:00 PM »
Well, theoretically it should work no matter what the size is. Its really just up to you on how big you want to make it.

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« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2004, 10:59:04 PM »
One thing I found is that with certain fonts (like for Start Trek and Robotech) sometimes shrinking it to a certain degree deforms the font (not using proper setting) and the pixels then get displayed wrong and ruins the effect you wanted in the first place (like for Star Trek I love teh solid one with the outline around the letters, like hull registrations, but if I use the wrong size and then manipulate it it merges parts of the outline with the inner part)... God help me if I try to edit SHIP textures later on for naming starships with that damn font!!! No wonder they call it an art...
 
 [EDIT]: WOOT! I don't know if you did anything but I can change display settings now!!!! Thank you! For now I am going with the red... (I love red, black, blue, and grey themes. They feel more military like)
« Last Edit: October 29, 2004, 11:01:22 PM by Star Dragon »
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« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2004, 06:00:49 PM »
Just let me know when you have finished the buttons and I will apply them to your forum. I am hoping that by the time HLP comes back up we can have all of these style issues taken care of. No rush though.