Blokker_1999

mtavc.com - Needs a Good Banner

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I was messin around with photoshop tryin to learn the ropes tonight... I made this lil thing :P Not breathtaking or anything I know haha

mtaalltheway6gc.jpg

still work in progress, not quite what i want what else should i do to it.

lemme know what u think.

mtalogo2a9ke.jpg

That looks pretty neat.. I think you should

A. Change the plane picture as the blue doesnt fit in. Maybe try the latest deathmatch picture (suggest you scale down to slush's hands): mtasa221lg.th.jpg

That would be a nice pic to be covered by logo as well (just look at the shape and your logo shape, it was meant to be!)

B. I think the two pictures bordering the middle one are a bit too transparent

C. It would be awesome if the middle pic could be without the tags, I think they cant be removed anymore in sp. That happens to be my map however, so I opened the file and tried to immitate the screenshot:

mtasa55557iy.th.jpg

If you used that picture mentioned in A. you would have tags, but you could easily blend them out of the picture (the surrounds arent detailed)

D. A little border with blueness to make it fit nicely (not square) with the template

Do these things... and I think it'll look like a champ!

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mta1mx.jpg

There is my try

I use Ulead Photoimpact 10

Looks pretty good mate :)

g3sus nice job aswell :P

Im gonna try to make something aswell :)

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I had another go but now it has a theme for past to the future(MTA SA DEATHMATCH)

mta29yl.jpg

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I had another go but now it has a theme for past to the future(MTA SA DEATHMATCH)

mta29yl.jpg

It certainly isn't bad but I guess it doesnt really fit with the blue theme.

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will ppl give me ideas so I know how to get it to fit the blue theme

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I think thats pretty neat... maybe shrink down the bullets pic a little and throw it on the right side.. then you could have other stuff (like the mtavc group pic) in the middle ;) If you could warp the blue sky to blend a lil better that would also be nice. I don't know if you can with those... but throwing two group pics together for the middle section would be cool!

p.s. going to look for a few more cool pics, I know one you might be able to substitute as the logo!

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EDIT: More pics

Heres some photos for people to play around with, all I could find (mostly beta). If someone else has some nice beta pics or general pics post em here!

mta:gta3

gta3streetfight2dr.th.jpggta3mta14to.th.jpggta3grouppic4sc.th.jpggta34zt.th.jpggta42gk.th.jpggta56jt.th.jpgvc44441qw.th.jpgvc7779go.th.jpgvc8883zy.th.jpgvc6668ud.th.jpgvc5558gt.th.jpgvc2224fq.th.jpg

mtavc

mtavc12ur.th.pnggtavcgrouppic1py.th.pngvc11gd.th.jpgvc23iz.th.jpgvc55559ac.th.jpgvc33338dm.th.jpgvc22226ao.th.jpgvc11119sk.th.jpgvc9997my.th.jpgvc4447rh.th.jpgvc3334rx.th.jpgvc1113hs.th.jpg

mtasa

mtasa49sr.th.jpgmtasa38sj.th.jpgmtasa28vp.th.jpgmtasa14na.th.jpgmtascreen00749dw.th.jpgmtascreen00404wl.th.jpgmtasa111ig.th.jpgmtasa221lg.th.jpgmtasa11114hx.jpg

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My favorite picture EVER:

mtavcransombump7dm.th.jpg

:)

Nice there are so many pictures to use. but bad they aren't made on high end pc's. I think it would look better if made by high end pc's (hmm, maybe I'll allso make one), I haven't got GTA:VC installed atm. and I dont have GTA3 anyore (borrowed it a time). but providing some high AA pictures maybe look better in the banner.

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I'd strongly suggest using images that do not contain (readable) tags, it's unlikely your banner would be chosen if it contains them.

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:) is that becouse of this picture mtavcransombump7dm.th.jpg or not? :D

and indeed I dont like using tags in a banner, it just doesn't fit... it makes the banner look... not cool....

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is that becouse of this picture

no? That's just a picture of a (slightly bugged) dead player, nothing unusual in that.

Images with tags that are readable just aren't suitable for something as public as a site banner. I suppose an exception might be if they show tags of the Team themselves, but even then the memberlist changes over time so it'd potentially be out of date fairly soon. Best just to avoid them altogether.

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I have to say I prefer your first one that is on the previous page, much cleaner.

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Heres kind of what I was getting at, in the last post (just example)

example1mr.jpg

I dont really know how to make a nice blending border to give an example of that though.

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Fading between images almost always looks terrible unless they are very carefully selected. Thats why we used sectioning in the jolt mta banner.

header3.gif

(out of date now as it shows no SA action, but you get the idea)

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Fading between images almost always looks terrible unless they are very carefully selected.

Yes, I think the right-hand side of the banner looks good, but the left needs more work.

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i started over with the same basic idea just took tags out of images and using a few different images. Now that i know how to blend again it should look much better. i hadnt used photohop in like 2 years and was kinda relearning as i was going. will post a pic soon.

i agree, left side needs some work (mainly the 2nd two images) right side looks pretty cool so i will mainly work on left side and will include more group pics, but i think the explosions and him dying on the right look pretty cool next to eachother.

im also working on a border that kinda fades to blue, any chance i can get a rgb or hex of the color used on new site?

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looks good... only "stop" is a little hard to see.

Yea, that was just a semi-quick example. I dont have the ps save so I couldnt tear out the tagged image, use the actual logo he used, etc. Plus that nasty blueness you see is from the airplane pic. I need the original workshop save.

Anyways looks like j3sus86 is going with something different, but he got my messages. I'm sure it'll be nice. j3sus86 - if you have the actual ps save (the workspace) I'd like to mess around with it a little.

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Nice image behind the text. Not really suitable for mta however as it shows characters from single player rather than anything multiplayer related. You also bastardised the MTA tagline, adding to it probably isn't appreciated. It is 'Stop playing with yourself, if you are going to use it don't change it! The font formatting isnt the best either :/

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i used some of ur ideas and heres how it turned out... if i could only make the banner a little larger it would make the whole border thing easier as well as including more images.

here it is with no border

mtalogo2b5xd.jpg

here it is with border

mtalogo2blendborder2bp.jpg

here is how it looks on site template with the border

http://img470.imageshack.us/img470/5566 ... der9yf.jpg

looks good brophy

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