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Need *tut*
« on: May 19, 2010, 12:09:07 PM »
any 1 no any tuts on how to make things like badges or w.e they caled staff have on here such as moderator etc any 1 no any tuts please or could any 1 help me make any simple 1's thanks?
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Re: Need *tut*
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2010, 12:41:55 PM »
Okay first tip

Start at the right aspect ration

Say you want 100x25

then start with an image of 1000x 250 - it will give you more to look at

once you have it looking right then resize it - I tend to use XNview - just GooGle for a free down load link

And just keep playing and see what happens

For me I tend to use the output size but zoom right in so I can see how the pixels are layed out but both ways work

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Re: Need *tut*
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2010, 12:46:58 PM »
Most people do not like to work with the smaller images, yet that are rather simple to make.  Using the rectangle or rounded rectangle tool, or using custom shapes in photoshop, is the simplest method.  Our badges are 100x40 pixels in size, so create a new document that size with transparent background to start.  Right click on rounded rectangle tool, set the radius at top to 30, this gives you a capsule shape.  Go to the top left corner, just inside the box, hold down the left mouse button and drag to the bottom right corner just inside the box and release the mouse.



Now go to the right side and click the layers icon, right click the layer image, and select duplicate layer.



Now you have two layers that are identical, make sure the top layer is highlighted by clicking it, then go to the styles button and choose different styles till you like the way it looks.  Right click the top layer in the layers flyout, select blending options and adjust the depth, size and softness of the bevel and emboss.



Now select the text tool on the left and choose a font from the drop down window at the top, choose a color and size also.  When you have your text layer, right click it in the layers flyout and select blending options, play with the settings for stroke, outer glow, etc, till it looks like you want, then right click the top layer and select rasterize text, right click again and select merge visible.  Save your image as Badge1.png  :thumbsup:





* Badgetut1.jpg (124.13 kB, 1034x840 - viewed 9 times.)
* Badgetut2.jpg (220.33 kB, 1034x840 - viewed 10 times.)
* Badgetut3.jpg (539.41 kB, 1600x1200 - viewed 11 times.)
* Badgetut4.jpg (240.39 kB, 1077x950 - viewed 10 times.)
* Badgetut5.jpg (254.5 kB, 1077x950 - viewed 9 times.)
* Badgeexample1.png (10.02 kB, 100x40 - viewed 63 times.)
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Re: Need *tut*
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2010, 01:09:37 PM »
nice thanks nice tips thanks and dmholt do u no any others??
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Re: Need *tut*
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2010, 01:26:32 PM »
If you type "photoshop tutorials" in a search engine, you can find them all over the net.  Most are concentrated on using the tools, so also search for "photoshop tool basics"  :wave:
http://www.tutorialized.com/tutorials/photoshop/1
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Re: Need *tut*
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2010, 01:28:48 PM »
If you type "photoshop tutorials" in a search engine, you can find them all over the net.  Most are concentrated on using the tools, so also search for "photoshop tool basics"  :wave:
http://www.tutorialized.com/tutorials/photoshop/1
kk thanks :D  :mouse:
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Re: Need *tut*
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2010, 01:49:56 PM »
Great info....thanks to all.

Should maybe look at a Tutorial request category and boards.

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Re: Need *tut*
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2010, 03:19:36 PM »
We have a section for tutorials here
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Re: Need *tut*
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2010, 04:28:30 PM »
Talking about TUT's

Does any one know of  a good app which will allow me to make video TUT's

Some thing simple which can be edited after the sequence has be recorded as A lot of my stuff is like DM but world be nice to recorded on the go and then edit and publish

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Re: Need *tut*
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2010, 05:41:08 PM »
You mean like this... http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/howto/articles/screencap.aspx
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Re: Need *tut*
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2010, 06:41:16 PM »
Thanks for the tutorial..... it helped with my new avy...

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Re: Need *tut*
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2010, 07:10:16 PM »
Lookin' good there Deezel...I think most of us here have a phobia of instruction and prefer to just dive in.  That is another reason we haven't been heavy into tuts...  ;D
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Re: Need *tut*
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2010, 07:32:03 PM »
I don't like giving tuts for several reasons 1. it takes up to much of my free time which I don't have much of these days  2. I have  learned by trial and error and I believe that is the best way to learn  3. I am just not good at teaching others . :)
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Re: Need *tut*
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2010, 08:01:58 PM »
Well I appreciate them none the less.... I spent tons of time trying to figure it out.... this little bit of info helped get me over the bump.

Now to work on my first sig.

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Re: Need *tut*
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2010, 11:57:43 AM »
I found a free program called Jing that I have used on my site http://www.vintagejetboats.com/forum to help users of the forum with things like using the Gallery and posting pics in their topics with Gallery tags... The vids are on the portal page... check 'em out...
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