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Discussion in 'The Design Lounge' started by Zoro11031, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. Zoro11031

    Zoro11031 A Major PS2 Fanboy

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    So, here's my first piece of work:

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    Obviously, it needs improvement. I used a GIF for Phoenix I got from court records, and he was supposed to be animated. The background was supposed to be animated, too (also got from court records). Also, how do I resize the image so it can fit in my sig, without losing quality? I need a lot of help, lol.
     
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    try gimp image editor. its free and has more features than paint
     
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    Zoro11031 A Major PS2 Fanboy

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    Well, I can't really download onto the PC I use (it's a family PC and my parents are paranoid about viruses)
     
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    You can't animate, or resize without quality loss unless it's in vector format.

    Give your parents a shake, not everything you download is virus infested.
     
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    i can vouch for it not being a virus, but if your parents wont let you, then i cant help with MS Paint...sorry
    you can probably crop it with an image viewer/editor thats loaded onto all computers from the factory. it wont resize but it will get some of the image into your sig
    example:
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    I guess I'll stretch the image out a bit, and maybe take out the objection part. 'Course, that would mean a pretty big distortion in Phoenix's face if I were to stretch that much. I am getting my own comp this summer, so I may just get gimp then. Till then I have to use paint.
    EDIT: The crop you did just loaded... I actually kind of like how it turned out.
     
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    This is tough, Justin... as a beginner your picking some pretty advanced editing practices... animated GIFs... and trying to mix 2 animated GIFs

    i started to right out something very lengthy, but it wouldn't make sense... your best bet is to stick with static images for about a month... and use a tool that allows layers...

    i just upgraded to gimp... your best hope is to tell your parents that gimp is a industry respected graphic editing tool... it's a valuable skill that's not restricted to only graphic artists. it's a very small program... (like 12mb?)
     
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    Trust me, they won't let me download anything. They flipped out when I tried to download Firefox once. Needless to say, it was promptly deleted :(.
     
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    Then maybe you should just get a flash drive and use Portable Gimp on it. It works just the same as normal Gimp.
     
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    I'm buying a flash drive soon, so I'll try that.
     
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    GIF.s do not work in paint, sorry. Try GIMP or Photoshop.
     
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    AWESOME! Portable Gimp... zero install.

    if you don't have a flash drive or USB thuimbdrive accessible see if this will do:

    could be burned to CD
    but working-graphic files would need to be saved neatly in a folder on the hard drive. :yesnod:
     
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    sounds like your parents need a good slap...wait, did i say that???:aureola:
    but seriously, not even letting you experience the speedy wonders of the Mozilla Fox???? thats kinda pushing it, dontya think?
     
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    Here's another:

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    Any tips on getting rid of the transparency effect on Edgeworth's tie thing? (I forgot what it's called)
    EDIT: Yeah, it sucks to have paranoid parents.
    EDIT: Made it small, it fits in my sig now. But I think the larger one looks nicer:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Tip: instead of shrinking the width and height disproportionally, shrink them all the same. It makes it look better in both quality and appearance in general. :)
     
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    That's what I was aiming for.
     
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    Try shrinking your two human pictures width-wise a little, and it will look more in proportion. The 'Objection!' one looks perfect.
     
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    K, I'll try that.
     
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    Err.., I have no idea how to reselect the characters.
     
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    :( once you drop them into paint they are part of the canvas... maybe narrow the whole graphic and it won't distort the OBJECTION too bad?
     

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