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ConfusedCartman
05-24-2009, 11:52 PM
Welcome to the second round of Header Submissions. We're opening up submissions once again, so you can create your own headers for the site! We are providing a huge .zip (http://www.mediafire.com/?ymgomothegw) containing 300+ high-definition screenshots, all of which were taken directly from levels that have been posted in the Showcase! (download .zip (http://www.mediafire.com/?ymgomothegw))



First Steps


Make sure you've installed Adobe Photoshop(Free 30 Day Trial (http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/index.cfm?loc=en&promoid=EBYEU&product=photoshop), Windows & Mac) or GIMP (Windows (http://www.gimp.org/downloads/), Mac (http://www.gimp.org/macintosh/)). Photoshop is preferred, but it is very resource-heavy and the full version is not free. GIMP is free, light, and can be installed on both major Operating Systems. GIMP lacks a few nice features that Photoshop has, but nothing absolutely necessary.
You must download one of the.psd files. Links are located in the application-specific instructions below.


Beginning a New Header

As mentioned above, we are offering an extensive (300+) directory (http://www.mediafire.com/?ymgomothegw) of high-definition images for you to use in these headers. All of these images have been taken from levels made by our members, so you might even end up seeing your favorite level as a header!




Download and open the photoshop_header-base.psd (http://www.mediafire.com/?wmowjg5gnnt) file.
Expand the "your content below this" folder in the "layers" window.
Copy and Paste or Insert your content into "your content below this". Position it to your liking. Make sure the layer itself is positioned above the "your content above this" layer.
You could stop here, or you could customize the logo type and location. I'll show you how to do so if you're interested:

Expand the "choose one logo" folder - once again, in the "layers" window.
If you want to use a predefined location, expand the "presets" folder. If you want to resize and reposition the logo to fit the image you are using, expand the "custom position" folder.

The "presets" folder contains 4 pre-aligned logos. Just toggle the visibility (click the "eye") of the one you want to use (be sure to toggle off the others so you don't have multiple logos on the screen).
The "custom position" folder contains one large, 2D version of the logo. Feel free to resize and move as needed.




Once you've decided you're happy with it, go File > Save As. Use your site username as the filename, and choose .jpg as the filetype.

Please note: if you make more than one header, name them [username], [username]1, [username]2, etc.






Download and open the gimp_header-base.psd (http://www.mediafire.com/?bktojmmu3em) file.
Select the "your content above this" layer in the "layers" window.
Make sure your content is saved on your hard drive, then go File > Open as Layer. Navigate to your content and open it up.

Make sure your content is positioned above the "your content above this" layer and below the "your content below this" layer.


Position and resize this new layer as you like.
Note: Any layer with (x) in its name is crucial and should not be touched. Logo presets are a slight exception: you may toggle their visibility (by clicking the "eye"), but do not move or resize them in any way.
You could stop here, or you could customize the logo type and location. I'll show you how to do so if you're interested:

There are 4 "logo presets" and a large "custom logo". Toggle the visibility of the one you prefer and make sure all other logo layers are toggled off.

You are free to resize and move the "custom logo", but leave the presets alone if you decide to use them.




Once you've decided on a logo and you're happy with your header, go File > Save as. Expand the "Select FileType" section and select "JPEG Image". Enter your site username as the filename, then click "Save".

Please note: if you make more than one header, name them [username], [username]1, [username]2, etc.


It should ask you to export the file - click "Export". In the next window that appears, expand "Advanced Options" and ensure that "Subsampling" is set to "1x1,1x1,1x1 (best quality)". Once it is, click "Save".



Submission Guidelines


You may submit as many as you'd like.
Upload it to an image hosting site like ImageShack (http://www.imageshack.us/)or Photobucket (http://photobucket.com/).

Please ensure the image is not automatically resized. If the image is not 796x187px, you've done something wrong.


Post the headers you've made in a reply to this thread.
We will scan this thread and add as many headers as we can, but don't expect that we'll add everything - quality is a factor.
There is no reward for participating. However, if we pick one of yours, it will be up for the world to see, so make a few!
There is no set deadline. We will close submissions once we're happy with the headers we've picked.

DanC
05-25-2009, 01:02 AM
Woot, glad they are getting put to good use. =D
I spent ages trying to get those pics as crystal quality as they could get.

Can't wait to see what the outcome is like.

Good luck everyone!

Noremac469
05-25-2009, 01:20 AM
im using my ps3 and i cant download from media fire... can i find these photos elsewhere?

ConfusedCartman
05-25-2009, 01:54 AM
im using my ps3 and i cant download from media fire... can i find these photos elsewhere?
I'm uploading them to an alternate file host right now (FileFactory) - that should work for PS3 users. Although, how are you planning on editing them? Will you be moving them to a PC?

EDIT: Here's some alternate download links - let me know if they work or not:

LBPC_Pics.zip (http://www.filefactory.com/file/ag193h2/n/LBPC_Pics_zip)
gimp_header-base.psd (http://www.filefactory.com/file/ag19208/n/gimp_header-base_psd)
photoshop_header-base.psd (http://www.filefactory.com/file/ag193h4/n/photoshop_header-base_psd)

Zwollie
05-25-2009, 05:06 AM
Hey CC,

What are the rules on adding stuff to the pics outside of the obvious logo?

Morrinn3
05-25-2009, 05:20 AM
This is funzors! (Click thumbnails for bigger images, foo!)


http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k268/I_Clavdivs/Headers/th_Morrinn01.jpg (http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k268/I_Clavdivs/Headers/Morrinn01.jpg) http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k268/I_Clavdivs/Headers/th_Morrinn02.jpg (http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k268/I_Clavdivs/Headers/Morrinn02.jpg) http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k268/I_Clavdivs/Headers/th_Morrinn03.jpg (http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k268/I_Clavdivs/Headers/Morrinn03.jpg) http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k268/I_Clavdivs/Headers/th_Morrinn04.jpg (http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k268/I_Clavdivs/Headers/Morrinn04.jpg)

They're not great, but I had some fun making these =)

Noremac469
05-25-2009, 05:23 AM
im using GIMP on my ancient dial up computer, i use wireless connection and am too cheap to upgrade my piece of crap pc

EDIT: oh and your LBPPics.zip works but is WAY too big... my ps3 got to about 7% and then said there was an error. maybe you could cut down the sizes?

ConfusedCartman
05-25-2009, 06:06 AM
im using GIMP on my ancient dial up computer, i use wireless connection and am too cheap to upgrade my piece of crap pc

EDIT: oh and your LBPPics.zip works but is WAY too big... my ps3 got to about 7% and then said there was an error. maybe you could cut down the sizes?
Well, it's not that big - it's only about 64MBs, which, considering the number of HD images, is fairly conservative. There's not much else I can do.


Hey CC,

What are the rules on adding stuff to the pics outside of the obvious logo?

Be as creative as you want. If it looks good, it will be added.


This is funzors! (Click thumbnails for bigger images, foo!)


http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k268/I_Clavdivs/Headers/th_Morrinn01.jpg (http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k268/I_Clavdivs/Headers/Morrinn01.jpg) http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k268/I_Clavdivs/Headers/th_Morrinn03.jpg (http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k268/I_Clavdivs/Headers/Morrinn03.jpg) http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k268/I_Clavdivs/Headers/th_Morrinn04.jpg (http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k268/I_Clavdivs/Headers/Morrinn04.jpg)

They're not great, but I had some fun making these =)

I really like this one:

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k268/I_Clavdivs/Headers/th_Morrinn02.jpg (http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k268/I_Clavdivs/Headers/Morrinn02.jpg)

However (you're using GIMP?), you didn't save with "Subsampling" set to "1x1,1x1,1x1 (best quality)". The LBPCentral logo gets blurry (as you can see in your header) if you don't configure it correctly. Would you be willing to re-do it with this setting fixed?

cornontheCOD
05-25-2009, 06:19 AM
Wow, I haven't posted in a while. I guess I haven't played LBP in a while, though. I looked at all the great images you guys took, and I just had to make some. I realize not all of them will make it in, but there was just so many images to choose from!


This one is one of my favorites.
http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/2311/cornonthecodround213cop.th.jpg (http://img507.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cornonthecodround213cop.jpg)

Oops, this one is very similar to one that was posted :p
http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/2640/cornonthecodround212cop.th.jpg (http://img507.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cornonthecodround212cop.jpg)


http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/5562/cornonthecodround211cop.th.jpg (http://img507.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cornonthecodround211cop.jpg)


http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/6088/cornonthecodround210cop.th.jpg (http://img507.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cornonthecodround210cop.jpg)


http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/4116/cornonthecodround29copy.th.jpg (http://img507.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cornonthecodround29copy.jpg)


http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/6020/cornonthecodround28copy.th.jpg (http://img507.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cornonthecodround28copy.jpg)


http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/3793/cornonthecodround27copy.th.jpg (http://img507.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cornonthecodround27copy.jpg)


http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/2644/cornonthecodround26copy.th.jpg (http://img507.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cornonthecodround26copy.jpg)


http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/3549/cornonthecodround25copy.th.jpg (http://img507.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cornonthecodround25copy.jpg)


http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/5332/cornonthecodround24copy.th.jpg (http://img507.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cornonthecodround24copy.jpg)


http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/6669/cornonthecodround23copy.th.jpg (http://img507.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cornonthecodround23copy.jpg)


http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/9592/cornonthecodround22copy.th.jpg (http://img507.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cornonthecodround22copy.jpg)


http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/5993/cornonthecodround21copy.th.jpg (http://img507.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cornonthecodround21copy.jpg)

Morrinn3
05-25-2009, 06:19 AM
Curses.
Yes, I'm using GIMP but I didn't bother backing up the .xcf files before converting them (I really have to start doing that).
I'll see what I can do and provide better quality next time.

ConfusedCartman
05-25-2009, 06:28 AM
Wow, I haven't posted in a while. I guess I haven't played LBP in a while, though. I looked at all the great images you guys took, and I just had to make some. I realize not all of them will make it in, but there was just so many images to choose from!

*images*
Nice! About 8 of those might end up as official headers. Good work! :)

ChocolateBox
05-25-2009, 07:02 AM
Lol did someone say that 64mb was alot.. hehe..

Anyway ill get to work.

EDIT: Im doing 3

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s249/wracc2/chocolatebox.jpg
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s249/wracc2/chocolatebox2.jpg
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s249/wracc2/chocolatebox3.jpg

Coxy224
05-25-2009, 07:27 AM
Ah yeah! :)
I got a couple in the original headers and I love making these. Expect a couple hundred from me later ;)
Thanks for this CC

LittleBigMe
05-25-2009, 12:22 PM
Will the old ones be kept?

I wil make some tomorrow after school.

alexbull_uk
05-25-2009, 02:11 PM
Here are mine...

This may be too dark...
http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/9880/alexbulluk.jpg

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/3882/alexbulluk1.jpg

I like them :)

Entity
05-25-2009, 03:22 PM
Hey, I used the basilisk too (I didn't see alexbulluk's images when making these)

http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/8814/entity1.th.jpg (http://img507.imageshack.us/my.php?image=entity1.jpg)
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/6581/entity2.th.jpg (http://img15.imageshack.us/my.php?image=entity2.jpg)
http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/96/entity3.th.jpg (http://img39.imageshack.us/my.php?image=entity3.jpg)

KoRnDawwg
05-25-2009, 08:21 PM
Is Corel Paint Shop Pro acceptable for this?

ConfusedCartman
05-25-2009, 08:40 PM
Is Corel Paint Shop Pro acceptable for this?
If it works, go for it! :)

tjb0607
05-25-2009, 09:47 PM
I wish PS worked with Linux... Oh well, I quickly made these in GIMP, here they are!
(Yeah, I know... It might work with Wine, But I already have GIMP installed.)

ConfusedCartman
05-25-2009, 11:26 PM
I wish PS worked with Linux... Oh well, I quickly made these in GIMP, here they are!
(Yeah, I know... It might work with Wine, But I already have GIMP installed.)
As I mentioned to Morrin3, GIMP works fine, but you didn't save with "Subsampling" set to "1x1,1x1,1x1 (best quality)". The instructions in the spoiler tags (first post) mentioned that. You'll have to re-do them with the correct settings before I can accept any of them.

tjb0607
05-26-2009, 12:26 AM
As I mentioned to Morrin3, GIMP works fine, but you didn't save with "Subsampling" set to "1x1,1x1,1x1 (best quality)". The instructions in the spoiler tags (first post) mentioned that. You'll have to re-do them with the correct settings before I can accept any of them.

DARN IT!!! I only saved it as a jpg!

Oh well, I don't HAVE to make them...

phort
05-26-2009, 07:04 AM
http://flyingbreakfast.com/lbpcbanners/png/phort.png
http://flyingbreakfast.com/lbpcbanners/png/phort1.png
http://flyingbreakfast.com/lbpcbanners/png/phort2.png ← ♥
http://flyingbreakfast.com/lbpcbanners/png/phort3.png

You can get the pngs or jpg versions from:
http://flyingbreakfast.com/lbpcbanners/
(I'm a PNG pusher, I love lossless!)

Two of them were via Media Molecule's photostream, two were from the ZIP of screenshots.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mediamolecule/2944518845

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mediamolecule/2867578417

Theap Pleman
05-27-2009, 02:48 AM
Well this is my first time using gimp, hope it's ok...(only had paint before this pretty much...)

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/9243/gimpheaderbase21.jpg

2nd attempt...

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/8879/gimpheaderbase1.jpg

Gravel
05-27-2009, 03:33 AM
Knocked these out right quick, feel free to contact me if you have any questions... I hope they're what you had in mind...


Colour my world
http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/9/2/1403582/colourmyworld%20copy.jpg

Destination: CREATION
http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/9/2/1403582/Destinationcreation%20copy.jpg

Home away from Home
http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/9/2/1403582/Homeawayfromhome%20copy.jpg

Plasma ball
http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/9/2/1403582/photoshop_header-base%20copy.jpg

Play. Create. Share. Bubbles.
http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/9/2/1403582/Playcreatesharebubbles%20copy.jpg

Play. create. share. (flourish)
http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/9/2/1403582/playcreateshareexplosion%20copy.jpg

The Next 'Big' Thing...
http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/9/2/1403582/TheNextBigThing.jpg

mindphaser74
05-27-2009, 04:23 PM
Well this is my first time using gimp, hope it's ok...(only had paint before this pretty much...)

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/9243/gimpheaderbase21.jpg



I REALLY like this one! ;) ;) ;) ;)

DanC
05-27-2009, 04:36 PM
Haha, yeah mindphaser, I took some HD pics of your level and put them in the pack. ;)

mindphaser74
05-27-2009, 08:57 PM
Haha, yeah mindphaser, I took some HD pics of your level and put them in the pack. ;)

So Cool! Thanks trickster. Where've you been lately :confused:

Theap Pleman
05-28-2009, 05:29 AM
I think this is my last try :)

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/3549/gimpheaderbase.jpg

Noremac469
05-28-2009, 09:03 PM
yea its kind of obvious that 68 mb is small my bad :/... it takes me like an hour to download because im putting them onto my psp

Entity
05-29-2009, 08:11 PM
Here's another image I just made:
http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/4593/entity4.jpg (http://img39.imageshack.us/my.php?image=entity4.jpg)

FatFaceJoe
05-30-2009, 08:07 AM
I had a crack at it, never really used programmes like this before!

http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv41/FatFaceJoe94/LBP-Banner1.jpg

GrahamLif3
06-03-2009, 10:15 PM
I wanted to submit something a little bit.. artsy and creative :)
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr198/Grahamstyl3/LBPC.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr198/Grahamstyl3/lbpc2.jpg

Theap Pleman
06-03-2009, 11:05 PM
Cool!!!!!!

Morgana25
06-04-2009, 01:22 AM
I'm trying to get a few of these together - finding the time is the problem. Just wanted to ask a quick question - are we limited to the photos in the pack we downloaded or can we use other images as long as they are from the fankit or from levels from LBPC members?

mindphaser74
06-04-2009, 03:19 PM
I wanted to submit something a little bit.. artsy and creative :)
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr198/Grahamstyl3/LBPC.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr198/Grahamstyl3/lbpc2.jpg

Great work Graham on the banners, especially the 2nd one! ;)

GrahamLif3
06-04-2009, 05:56 PM
Great work Graham on the banners, especially the 2nd one! ;)

Thanks :) I really appreciate it! And thank YOU for supplying the photo haha.

Yarbone
06-05-2009, 05:49 AM
here's one :/

http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee357/Yarbone/Yarbone.jpg

when do they get uploaded?

ConfusedCartman
06-05-2009, 05:53 AM
We'll put them up as soon as we have enough. Maybe in a week or two.

Theap Pleman
06-05-2009, 05:53 AM
Looks awesome Yarbone! And thanks for the update CC!

GrahamLif3
06-05-2009, 04:09 PM
I made another one:

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr198/Grahamstyl3/PCS.jpg

ConfusedCartman
06-12-2009, 08:22 AM
I was waiting it out as long as I could but, since we haven't gotten any submissions recently, I've put up the ones I've selected. Thanks for all the submissions!

GrahamLif3
06-14-2009, 03:12 AM
Darn. None of mine were selected :( schucks!