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my first gimp userbar

Post by halo3 » Thu May 24, 2007 2:12 am

here is my first userbar made in the gimp tell me how u like it
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[The extension bmp has been deactivated and can no longer be displayed.]

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Post by Hannibal » Thu May 24, 2007 2:50 am

Just a tip, you may want to spell things correctly in the future.
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Post by Peter » Thu May 24, 2007 2:50 am

Looks cool, I like it :), hope you don't mind but I fiddled with it abit....
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....it's nothing major, I just added some shine and some 3x3 video lines.
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Post by temporal distraction » Thu May 24, 2007 2:57 am

PETER, there must be something about the technique you are using to save images that degrades the quality.

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I'm not just talking about the hash marks you added (for some reason) but the whole image looks fuzzier and less sharp. AND you still didn't correct the misspelling - h3.productions

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Post by Peter » Thu May 24, 2007 3:13 am

Oops, I must have saved it as a jpg, I was only showing the shine effect and the 3x3 video lines, if I was going to correct the spelling then i'de have to build a whole new image. The only reason why I added those lines is because thats what most user bars have.
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Post by temporal distraction » Thu May 24, 2007 3:53 am

No, yours is the second one in my post and that's a PNG file. (h3's original was a JPG though) I think you use GIMP right? There's something about the way you blur the image or resample it or whatever. I've seen that in a couple of your images. Just something to look out for.

Oh, and user bars suck in general. :-)

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Post by Peter » Thu May 24, 2007 5:00 am

I dont know if this has anything to do with it, but when opening the image, I had to open it in the gimp which was not it's defalt file type for some reason? It was php.
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Post by macsforme » Thu May 24, 2007 7:27 am

PETER wrote:I dont know if this has anything to do with it, but when opening the image, I had to open it in the gimp which was not it's defalt file type for some reason? It was php.
It was probably saved as "download.php", but that was likely not the actual file type. You might have to open it up in an image editing program to find out what format it's in.

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Post by halo3 » Thu May 24, 2007 4:48 pm

woops i guess i did spell my own thing rong :( ill fix that later
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Post by halo3 » Thu May 24, 2007 4:49 pm

ummm guys my image is a bitmap .bmp
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Post by Longhair » Thu May 24, 2007 5:23 pm

woops i guess i did spell my own thing rong Sad ill fix that later
funny the misspelling - I know you're no dummy, it's just funny. Just a plug for Firefox - version 2 has an inline spell checker.

By the way, you may want to save images of this sort in XCF, the native GIMP format. That way, when you open it again, it retains all of your layers, history etc. Same goes for Photoshop PSD files. It also keeps the image from degrading each time you save it. JPG, GIF, PNG and any other compressed format do degrade a small amount each time you edit them and save the changes. Not sure about BMP files. TIFF files have a lossless compression so they're safe to edit repeatedly.

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Post by Palomides » Thu May 24, 2007 5:47 pm

BMP image files don't compress at all, and are therefore rather large. Also, they can't do layers or transperancy. They are, strangley enough, a Microsoft creation.

Longhair is right, in that you should always save a copy as an XCF or PSD, because it lets you work on individual layers repeatedly and to retain all other special features.

Oh, and I must agree with temporal distraction; userbars are 70% lame.

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Post by ducktape » Thu May 24, 2007 10:16 pm

Longhair wrote:
woops i guess i did spell my own thing rong Sad ill fix that later
Just a plug for Firefox - version 2 has an inline spell checker.
and its very nice.
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Post by Winny » Fri May 25, 2007 6:59 pm

Dude, take some freaking things out of your sig! It's already about 4 inches tall on my screen.... Waaaay tooo talll.

Get rid of all but 1 userbar, and get rid of one sig.

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Post by Longhair » Sun May 27, 2007 6:43 pm

Yeah, your sig area is rather overwhelming. Personally, I only read the userbars if it has something really interesting in it, and only if there is one or two of them. Sitting here at the bottom of the page and typing this in, I remember that you have a GIMP userbar, and a SSH userbar (secure shell or something else?) Pick the most important one.

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