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redstar1993
09-21-2008, 10:24 PM
About 4 hours of work in CS3 and this is the Final Result, What do you think? :)


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3275/2877140994_239452e3ff_b.jpg

Edit: revised edition up

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3133/2879972976_4d1b43e7a5_b.jpg

supersickie
09-21-2008, 10:29 PM
I think it's fantastic. Very nice work.

redstar1993
09-21-2008, 10:34 PM
I think it's fantastic. Very nice work.

thanks very much, I hope this will be one of the 20 chosen to be on the official site :p

Mark D. Stroyer
09-21-2008, 10:38 PM
Ah, very nice. Great work. The only thing I might change would to shadow or border the grid paper so that it's more defined that it's a layer above, and lower the level of glare along the top of the pop-it paper.

Although actually, the resizing doesn't work like you think it does. It actually waits until you have loaded the entire image, then shrinks it so it doesn't blow the browser super-wide, but if you click on the banner above it, it instantly pops up the already-loaded full image in another window/tab. So unfortunately, it still does apply. (Even if last I checked, almost no topics actually have the warning. Maybe just the whole forum artwork section needs that warning as a prerequisite.)

redstar1993
09-21-2008, 10:43 PM
Ah, very nice. Great work. The only thing I might change would to shadow or border the grid paper so that it's more defined that it's a layer above, and lower the level of glare along the top of the pop-it paper.

Although actually, the resizing doesn't work like you think it does. It actually waits until you have loaded the entire image, then shrinks it so it doesn't blow the browser super-wide, but if you click on the banner above it, it instantly pops up the already-loaded full image in another window/tab. So unfortunately, it still does apply. (Even if last I checked, almost no topics actually have the warning. Maybe just the whole forum artwork section needs that warning as a prerequisite.)

I get where you're coming from there but I'm too tired to change it now. You're right about the warning too, but most people have broadband these days anyway I guess.

SuperYuper
09-21-2008, 10:45 PM
Nice job:p

Mark D. Stroyer
09-21-2008, 10:47 PM
I get where you're coming from there but I'm too tired to change it now.

Sure, just giving feedback. I always just call it as I see it. Whether or not that actually has an effect is a different matter, but I try to, at least, say more than just liking it, but point out things that could do with some improvement. (Brutal honesty is one of my traits.)

ConfusedCartman
09-21-2008, 10:49 PM
Although actually, the resizing doesn't work like you think it does. It actually waits until you have loaded the entire image, then shrinks it so it doesn't blow the browser super-wide, but if you click on the banner above it, it instantly pops up the already-loaded full image in another window/tab. So unfortunately, it still does apply.

Actually, you are incorrect. Flickr, Photobucket, imageshack, and others automatically resize large images upon reloading. If you click the bar, you'll see that the source image is actually 1024x576, which is a resized version of the original 1920x1080.

Regarding the wallpaper, nice job! It looks good. :)

redstar1993
09-21-2008, 10:50 PM
Brutal honesty is one of my traits
Sometimes it can seem harsh but more often than not a trait like that helps to improve things.

Mark D. Stroyer
09-21-2008, 10:58 PM
Actually, you are incorrect. Flickr, Photobucket, imageshack, and others automatically resize large images upon reloading. If you click the bar, you'll see that the source image is actually 1024x576, which is a resized version of the original 1920x1080.

...Are we talking about the same thing? I'm not sure...

ConfusedCartman
09-21-2008, 11:02 PM
...Are we talking about the same thing? I'm not sure...
It sounded like you were talking about how the image wasn't resized by the upload site, but by this site. Were you?

redstar1993
09-21-2008, 11:02 PM
Actually, you are incorrect. Flickr, Photobucket, imageshack, and others automatically resize large images upon reloading. If you click the bar, you'll see that the source image is actually 1024x576, which is a resized version of the original 1920x1080.

Regarding the wallpaper, nice job! It looks good. :)

Thanks!, so the resizing isn't done by the site but by flikr?

Mark D. Stroyer
09-22-2008, 12:35 AM
Let me start from the top, eh? The upload site automatically, upon uploading it, reduced it from its full 1920x1080 to 1024x576. Now, in order to fit within the forum pane, that was further shrunk here to roughly half that, with a banner above it denoting it's no longer full-size, and that you can click on the banner to view the full image. That was done by the site, as far as I can tell. However, beforehand it actually loaded the full, 1024x576 image, and once fully loaded shrunk it and put up the banner, so the full image was loaded, simply made smaller. Clicking the image reveals the full-size image. So the 56K warning does apply, because the full image was still loaded.

That's what I was trying to say. (Sorry if it still doesn't work. There's a certain disconnect between my brain and whatever I'm trying to communicate with, particularly my mouth but often my fingers as well.) Correct me where I'm wrong, please.

ConfusedCartman
09-22-2008, 02:20 AM
Thanks!, so the resizing isn't done by the site but by flikr?
Yep, pretty much.


Let me start from the top, eh? The upload site automatically, upon uploading it, reduced it from its full 1920x1080 to 1024x576. Now, in order to fit within the forum pane, that was further shrunk here to roughly half that, with a banner above it denoting it's no longer full-size, and that you can click on the banner to view the full image. That was done by the site, as far as I can tell. However, beforehand it actually loaded the full, 1024x576 image, and once fully loaded shrunk it and put up the banner, so the full image was loaded, simply made smaller. Clicking the image reveals the full-size image. So the 56K warning does apply, because the full image was still loaded.

That's what I was trying to say. (Sorry if it still doesn't work. There's a certain disconnect between my brain and whatever I'm trying to communicate with, particularly my mouth but often my fingers as well.) Correct me where I'm wrong, please.
Oh, well then I misunderstood you. Thanks for clearing it up. :)

mrbobbyboy
09-22-2008, 02:28 PM
Superb pic! A really stylish slice of design.

redstar1993
09-22-2008, 06:31 PM
OP updated with revised edition.