Make a sig like a champ!

Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by Electronic Punk, Nov 5, 2002.

  1. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    My signature was suprisingly easy to make actually and as I have had a few requests I thoguht I would post how I did it! I'm no photoshop whizz :)

    Firstly I grabbed afont called 'robokid' from http://www.1001freefonts.com/rfonts2.htm - the lines that appear above are actually the equivelent of the capitals. So I opened photoshop onto a transparent background and typed my name in - in capitals. Saved for the web as 4.gif (in tha timage I also added admin in a differnt font with _ after it.

    As I am a photoshop idiot, I then opened 4.gif into paintshop pro 7 and proceeded to remove the _ from admin and one line from those capitalisation 'thing' save as 3.gif ... revert to 4.gif remove 2 lines from the capitiliasion 'thinger'. save as 2.gif ... revert to 4.gif removed _ again then removed all the lines and saved as 1.gif

    I now have my four frames. What I then did was made blue the transparency colour and made as much as I could of the background blue (this makes my letters remain white on any background)

    I then inserted image 1 into animation shop, followed by 2,3 and 4. Set the frame properties to half a second I think told it to loop and thats it!

    The great thing is, all the software I used is free, or at least has fully functional trila versions available

    Paintshop Pro 7 - http://www.jasc.com
    Photoshop 7 - http://www.adobe.com
     
  2. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    that's all it took? =]
     
  3. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    My head is spinning
     
  4. sboulema

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    thanks EP :D:D
     
  5. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    ** cues rocky music **
     
  6. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    hahah.
     
  7. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    wow, that was easy. :D
     
  8. Bman

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    well done ep !
     
  9. BOBbagels

    BOBbagels Guest

    very nice work
     
  10. Kaplunk

    Kaplunk Guest

    Ok this has probably been asked a million times, but how do i put a pic in as my sig? do i have to upload it to a website then just put the address in or is there an easier way?
     
  11. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Yup thats it, we only allow people (as is the default) to upload avatars.
     
  12. Kaplunk

    Kaplunk Guest

    OK thanks, Is there a general size restriction?



    OK so whats the trick to make a pic come up rather than a location of a pic? tryed <IMG SRC address > my html is very rusty i presume its something to do with that
     
  13. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    [img*]sig site[/img*] Goes in your user cp. There is a size restriction. About the size of EP's. ^^^^^ up there.

    Without the * :)
     
  14. Kaplunk

    Kaplunk Guest

    grr ok, dont know why it doesnt work now, there is a pic there, will try again later tonight
     
  15. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Kaplunk I tried & got the same result as you. You must have the code right. Don't know why it ain't working though. :confused:
     
  16. Kaplunk

    Kaplunk Guest

    OK i think i found the problem.

    I saved it in photoshop, and told it to save as a jpg and it did, but when i right click on it and try to save it from the website it wants to save as a bitmap... never had this problem before

    [edit] well just check through a few others and theres try to save as bmps aswell so thats not the problem. i have no idea why it doesnt work now
     
  17. Kaplunk

    Kaplunk Guest

    Ok well seems it doenst like it if the picture is on geocities moved it to some webspace on my ISP and worked straight away... thanks for all the help :)
     
  18. Grandmaster

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    Yep, geocities is trash :p
     
  19. PHiSHnz

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    hahaa... what a cool sig kaplunk!!! :)
    /me likes it...
     
  20. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    yeah Geocities will do that as they want you to put the pic in an html file so that they can add their advertisements