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ConfusedCartman
09-12-2008, 04:29 AM
Hey guys. For those of you who don't know, I've been working on something for the past couple of days that has required most of my attention. I can't delve into exactly what I'm working on just yet, but you'll see soon enough. Anyway, on with the contest:

What I'm working on requires banners, which are long images that normally sit at the top of a website(not this site, so calm down). I've made 10 so far, but I would love to have as many as possible. Here's my task to you: Take this template (http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/4110/bannertemplatewxh970x18uh4.png)(right click, save as), open it up in your favorite image editor, and fill it with something LittleBigPlanet related. There's an example at the bottom of this post, so you can see what I am looking for. There are a couple of rules, rules you must follow to be considered:

The banner must retain the template's exact size (970px wide by 180px tall).
No text in the banner.
The image must be in .jpg or .png format.

You are free to submit as many entries as you like. For each banner that I choose to use, you will recieve 100xp. I will let you know in a PM which ones I chose, so you know how many points you'll recieve.

Here's an example banner that I would accept:
http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/4112/banner2ir4.jpg

KAPBAM
09-12-2008, 04:41 AM
I'd like to know what this is for :confused: Maybe at least a hint! I don't like submitting stuff without having an idea of what it's going to be used for... Is it for this site in general... Will it be shown alot... Is it for personal use... Thanks if you can answer some of these questions! :)

ConfusedCartman
09-12-2008, 04:42 AM
I'll say this: It's related to LittleBigPlanet and the LBPC community, and it will benefit most, if not all, of the members of this site.

muttjones
09-12-2008, 05:00 AM
so when will this important secret thing be happening CC?

ConfusedCartman
09-12-2008, 05:04 AM
I can't be sure, muttjones. As soon as I know, you guys will know.

Guitarrassdeamor
09-12-2008, 06:16 AM
I'll say this: It's related to LittleBigPlanet and the LBPC community, and it will benefit most, if not all, of the members of this site.
I know what it is ;)

I'll be making a few or so.

ScytheOfGrim
09-12-2008, 07:29 AM
... no deadline?

Stix489
09-12-2008, 08:14 AM
Hmm...interesting Cartman, I wonder what this might be!

*w*

Maltay
09-12-2008, 08:22 AM
Advertising?

I'll try a few

mrbobbyboy
09-12-2008, 09:24 AM
My guess is prizes for the store. Here's my first - I call it LBPaperChain! Hope you like!

Marino
09-12-2008, 11:42 AM
I'd submit a few but I would like to know what this is for.. :arg:

Killa_5150
09-12-2008, 01:44 PM
Am working on mine:)

bbroman
09-12-2008, 09:11 PM
Here's a few I just threw together....

http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/6609/secondph3.jpg

http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/4660/dragonef5.jpg

Darth_Spartan
09-12-2008, 09:35 PM
Yeah I will work on a few also

Guitarrassdeamor
09-12-2008, 10:00 PM
http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/7818/banneroneii3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/6073/bannertwour6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/6461/bannerthreedt6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Three quick ones.

Marino
09-12-2008, 10:25 PM
Three quick ones.

Look at Rule 2. :p

Guitarrassdeamor
09-12-2008, 10:26 PM
Oh well. Doesn't hurt me.

dorien
09-12-2008, 11:16 PM
Spent some time making one and completely forgot that you weren't allowed texts:o lol
Oh well saved it as my new SIG instead:)

Marino
09-12-2008, 11:29 PM
Spent some time making one and completely forgot that you weren't allowed texts:o lol
Oh well saved it as my new SIG instead:)

That is awesome... I am sure you can find some way to include this... right Cartman? ;)

dorien
09-12-2008, 11:44 PM
That is awesome... I am sure you can find some way to include this... right Cartman? ;)

Cheers but it's all about RULE 2grr lol

Guitarrassdeamor
09-12-2008, 11:47 PM
Cheers but it's all about RULE 2grr lol

Marino knows what he is talking about...I think....;)

Killa_5150
09-12-2008, 11:58 PM
Nice ones, Guitarrassdeamor:cool:

ConfusedCartman
09-13-2008, 12:06 AM
Guys: The LittleBigPlanet Logo is allowed. I forgot to mention that. No custom text, I meant.

Also, from now on, upload your banners here so we can have them in one place. Makes my job easier:

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/littlebiggallery/index.php?c=16

Killa_5150
09-13-2008, 12:08 AM
That's a nice idea ConfusedCartman!
That way its easier to view:)

ScytheOfGrim
09-13-2008, 06:48 AM
Gah! Finally... '>_<

I did two variations, but to make one work I had to make it as a PNG, otherwise the tape wouldn't look like it's sticking to the background.
Even though the rules say only .JPG, I think you should reconsider. >_>
You judge...
First:
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa286/ScytheOfGrim/LBPBannercopy.jpg

Second:
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa286/ScytheOfGrim/LBPBannerTape.png

EDIT:
I won't upload the .PNG one to the Gallery, unless told otherwise.

ConfusedCartman
09-13-2008, 07:04 AM
I have just learned I can use .pngs, so no worries there. I'll remove that restriction. :)

ScytheOfGrim
09-13-2008, 07:09 AM
Yay! ^^
Uploading the second one now!

I like it better than the original anyway. >_>

mrbobbyboy
09-13-2008, 12:50 PM
I think it's a shame the logo's allowed - inspires more creativity if we have to do it just with images.

KAPBAM
09-13-2008, 07:17 PM
Thanks for all the info Cartman. I'm burried in my latest theme, so once I move on from it (or need a break!), I may just make a few of these :)

cstrfrk
09-13-2008, 07:42 PM
Just thought I'd give a go.
Here are four that I did.

They're all to the specified dimensions and format and can be viewed in the Banner Competition Gallery.

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/littlebiggallery/images/343/medium/1_LBPCentral_banner-04.jpg

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/littlebiggallery/images/343/medium/1_LBPCentral_banner-03.jpg

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/littlebiggallery/images/343/medium/1_LBPCentral_banner-02.jpg

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/littlebiggallery/images/343/medium/1_LBPCentral_banner-01.jpg

mrbobbyboy
09-15-2008, 10:58 AM
Does this round of the caption contest get announced today?

ConfusedCartman
09-15-2008, 02:51 PM
I think it's a shame the logo's allowed - inspires more creativity if we have to do it just with images.
To be honest, I agree, but it's not that big of a deal. I wanted to make sure it's open ended so I get more submissions.


Does this round of the caption contest get announced today?
This is an ongoing contest, and I award people as soon as I choose one of their banners. I'm going to try to pick a couple more later today.

mrbobbyboy
09-15-2008, 04:22 PM
Whoops - sorry Cartman - meant to drop that second post in the caption contest thread!

KAPBAM
09-16-2008, 06:07 AM
Here are three entries for you ;) I dub thee... SackHulk!

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/littlebiggallery/images/375/1_SackHulk_Rocks_Banner.png

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/littlebiggallery/images/375/1_SackHulk_Wood_Banner.png

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/littlebiggallery/images/375/1_SackHulk_Green_Banner.png

EDIT: And three more :)

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/littlebiggallery/images/375/1_Sunny_Sackday_Banner.png

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/littlebiggallery/images/375/1_Sunny_SackGirl_Banner.png

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/littlebiggallery/images/375/1_Sunny_SackCool_Banner.png

TerrenceJohan
09-19-2008, 02:13 PM
Here are my two:

http://i34.tinypic.com/2csdzll.png


http://i33.tinypic.com/2dqix4p.png

mrbobbyboy
09-19-2008, 02:23 PM
Hey Terrence - they are both wicked! Love the aged effect!

muttjones
09-19-2008, 02:24 PM
nice work ^^

i'll try one out but i'm no graphics expert so dont expect anything good.

EDIT: Ok here is my entry. its my first real work on photoshop. I know the basics but this is probably the best thing I've done.

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk62/wilcofilm/bannertemplatesackboyjones1.jpg

Hope you like CC

TerrenceJohan
09-19-2008, 07:18 PM
Cheers guys, making stuff look old and messy is all im good at in photoshop haha. Although, my Avatar turned out pretty clean.

Im loving everyone's banners so far, what are they going to be used for?! ooooohhh

Creative
09-19-2008, 08:13 PM
Um... LittleBigCreation...? >_> One of the banners posted here is up on there.

ScytheOfGrim
09-19-2008, 08:18 PM
Um... LittleBigCreation...? >_> One of the banners posted here is up on there.

Just one?
I think I counted two or three... >_>

Creative
09-19-2008, 08:25 PM
Meh, I haven't been on it in ages ;_;

dorien
09-19-2008, 08:28 PM
Meh, I haven't been on it in ages ;_;

Went on it the first day for like 2mins and never since:o

KAPBAM
09-19-2008, 08:43 PM
LittleBigCreation seems to me like it may pick up more near or after launch date. Although it's already very easy for us to share anything here, so we'll have to wait and see what happens. (Oh and yay, one of my banners is up there :))

Marino
09-19-2008, 09:09 PM
Yeah, LittleBigCreation will be VERY useful at the release. At the moment we are still in the beta stage, fixing & adding sections. :)

StrikerBack
09-24-2008, 10:47 PM
My entries:

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/littlebiggallery/images/285/medium/1_bc1.png

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/littlebiggallery/images/285/medium/1_bc2.png

View full size in the Gallery.

1000101
09-25-2008, 12:48 AM
Here's one. Good luck to all. :-p

TerrenceJohan
09-29-2008, 03:13 PM
Any update on whats happening with these banners yet?

Creative
09-29-2008, 03:39 PM
www.littlebigcreation.com

TerrenceJohan
09-29-2008, 04:03 PM
Aha, thanks creative.

Creative
09-29-2008, 04:28 PM
No problemo.

MatthijsNL
10-26-2008, 05:22 PM
Which program do you guys use to make this kind of stuf???

I realize that it is just copying some stuf from the internet and pasting it together but I wouldn't know how to do this so precise. When I try to do this I do it in paint but the edges turn out to be real sharp instead of smooth:(

ScytheOfGrim
10-26-2008, 06:16 PM
Which program do you guys use to make this kind of stuf???

I realize that it is just copying some stuf from the internet and pasting it together but I wouldn't know how to do this so precise. When I try to do this I do it in paint but the edges turn out to be real sharp instead of smooth:(

If you've got the money (or the awesome skillz), get Photoshop.

If you don't, then use GIMP.
GIMP is a free photo editing program, so getting it off of a good Google search won't be hard at all.

Try it out.

ConfusedCartman
10-26-2008, 06:31 PM
This thread was for LittleBigCreation, which is no more. Locked.