[REQ] buttons and banners?

Discussion in 'Graphics Programs and Photo Gallery' started by Corry, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Not sure if I should post this in here or OT, but oh well...

    I was wondering if anyone could make a quick tutorial on how to make buttons and banners. Like a photo forum button that can be used on another website to advertise. I haven't the first clue how to do it. :)
     
  2. Chase

    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    We are definitely in need of buttons and banners to help us promote this site!

    If you are interested in creating them, please do and post them here...also, if you can help others create them, please do! :)

    Thanks all!
     
  3. MDowdey

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    chase what sizes are you interested in?


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  4. Meysha

    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    I reckon a bunch of different sizes would be cool. Like Spread firefox little buttons and also a slightly larger one like the Freestyle one at the top of the page. I'll get onto making one right now! also i'll try and do up a little tute for here.
     
  5. Chase

    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Buttons around 90x30 or maybe a little bigger.

    Standard banners around the 468x60 size
     
  6. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    I'd LOOOOOOVE to know how to do this so I can make some on my own!!! :)
     
  7. pursuer

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    Here is my first attempt, I have never done one of these before so bare with me.

    [​IMG]

    I made this before I saw the dimensions, this is just an idea, maybe something could be done with some of the past challenge winners or peoples favorites. I will see what else I can come up with, Im not really sure what you guys are looking for.
     
  8. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    THAT'S AWESOME!!!! (besides the dimensions :) ) Now teach me how to do it! ;)
     
  9. Meysha

    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    Yours is great pursuer. I dunno how to do that tricky chaning picture bit though.

    This is how I create a simply square shaped banner or button in Photoshop. There's heaps of different shapes and styles but this is what I do.

    It's basically just a little picture with text on it.
    ~~Go File -> New and then select the dimensions you want.

    ~~Then on your first layer you put the background you want. Like in the one above you'll have your black and camera on one layer (or two if you wanna be tricky)

    ~~Then you select the text tool and drag a box with it, where you want the text. Then type what you want. Then you can move the text around. You can also change the colour and font and shape by using the controls at the top of your screen. (The text always creates a layer of its own automatically)

    ~~Then with your text layer selected you can change the blending modes or opacity to get different effects.

    ***Once your button/banner is finished you can make it look pretty by selecting the background layer and then clicking on the Fx button (just below the list of layers) and click on Drop shadow. Play arround with the settings a little to get something you like.
    ***Then click on the Fx button again but this time click on Emboss. A window will pop up again. make sure inner emboss is selected and then play with the settings again.

    I hope that all made sense.
     
  10. Meysha

    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    I made a banner up - but I used someones picture of a flower and I don't think I should post it until I find out from the author if it's alright.
     
  11. pursuer

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    [​IMG]

    there are really alot of steps involved, but it is all done in photoshop and image ready.

    Just make a layer in PS for every frame of the animation then thansfer the document to imageready, open the animation window and choose make frames from layers from the dropdown, then save optimized as a GIF.

    I would like to make something like this with other peoples photos, If anyone would be willing to let me use some of there posted pics please PM me.
     
  12. pursuer

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    Ok, it's raining out, i'm bored, heres another one.

    [​IMG]

    and another
    [​IMG]

    im out of control
    [​IMG]
     

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