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Signature Emblems
« on: December 16, 2012, 01:44:52 AM »
In light of the many discussions about awards, we are looking for a way to encourage everyone to express their enthusiasm without having to worry competition or activity limits.  To facilitate this, I have decided to create Signature Emblems.  These will be small template images that you can place in your signature to show off your recent or past accomplishments.  The images are templates so that you can modify and personalize to the individual accomplishment, although we will have a few standard styles for each.

For example, one could look something like this:

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You could draw whatever image you wanted in the black space in the center, and then put the name of something underneath.  You could also change the color scheme or style of them emblem itself if you were feeling very creative.

Besides announcing this program, I would like to use this thread to gather suggestions and ideas about what you want the decals to be, and gather feedback as we create and revise them.  We are looking at things from the 64x64 to 128x128 pixel ranges.

The current list:

  • trophy
  • medal
  • shield or coat of arms
  • star or shooting star
  • plaque
  • square or circular button, like in achievement systems
  • scroll
  • computer screen
  • frame with rubies
  • ribbon

Completed Templates

Gem Frame 1 (128x128) (64x64)
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Gem Frame 2 (128x128) (64x64)
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Gem Flag 1 (256x64)
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Gem Flag 2 (256x64)
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Gem Flag 3 (256x64)
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Gem Wreath 1 (128x128) (64x64)
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Gem Wreath 2 (128x128) (64x64)
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Gem Wreath3 (128x128) (64x64)
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New, Updated, and Favorite Ribbons (128x128) (64x64)
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« Last Edit: December 20, 2012, 08:47:36 AM by winkio »

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Re: Signature Emblems
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2012, 01:50:19 AM »
This is actually a pretty neat idea. As far as decal suggestions go, hmmmm. Maybe a plaque? More wide than tall. If I think of any other designs I'll definitely post them.

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Re: Signature Emblems
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2012, 03:02:47 AM »
A scroll? Maybe a blank computer screen so that people can put a shrunken screenie on the screen to show off? Maybe some sort of a frame that fits with the forum design?

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Re: Signature Emblems
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2012, 03:12:03 AM »
Good ideas.  Whatever we do will have to match the forum design in some way, so that is a given.

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Re: Signature Emblems
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2012, 03:52:41 AM »
What I meant was something like a ruby frame to go with the whole theme.
More suggestions: a ribbon.

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Re: Signature Emblems
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2012, 12:50:39 AM »
Is this the sort of thing you were thinking with the frame?

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Re: Signature Emblems
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2012, 12:54:02 AM »
Not quite, but that looks cool too.
What I was thinking of was basically having a red border with some sort of a gem/ruby texture going around the picture.

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Re: Signature Emblems
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2012, 04:45:31 AM »
I don't have any idea how to do that with the small number of pixels we have.  Can you find any examples that would work at low resolutions?

Also, came up with a slight modification that looks a lot more like this forum, and a lot better:

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Re: Signature Emblems
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2012, 05:03:34 AM »
Really loving the redesign winkio. Nice job.

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Re: Signature Emblems
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2012, 05:12:58 AM »
Nice. That looks pretty sick!

That's pretty much what I meant by the frame, just with borders on all sides. I'll try to work on some cool resources for this over christmas break. In other words, I'll draw simple shapes in gimp, and use filters to make them look good.

Edit: And really off topic, but I really like the new avatar, g_g.
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Re: Signature Emblems
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2012, 05:20:00 AM »
Ah, I got it now.

Well, here is the small version.  Since it is all done with vectors, I really just scaled everything except the text, and replaced the graphic in the center:

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EDIT: I'll post the templates for these, just give me a minute.

EDIT2: I put them in the first post.
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Re: Signature Emblems
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2012, 06:17:01 AM »
Awesome job winkio. ;) *levels up*

@Thallion: Thanks, Colonel Blinx made it for me.

EDIT: Just throwing out ideas, but maybe a trophy could be a decent idea as well?
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Re: Signature Emblems
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2012, 06:30:08 AM »
So decent that it's at the top of the list on the first post.

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Re: Signature Emblems
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2012, 06:30:27 AM »
I think that's already on the list. Anyways, he did a really good job: it looks amazing!

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Re: Signature Emblems
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2012, 08:21:52 AM »
The flags I just made are my new favorite (in the first post).

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Re: Signature Emblems
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2012, 09:48:46 AM »
I like where this is going 8)

I agree with the flags in terms of trying to advertise something. The other two remind me more of achievements/awards.



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Re: Signature Emblems
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2012, 10:31:11 AM »
Just like me. :V *posts in this thread so everybody can see his signature*
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Re: Signature Emblems
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2012, 01:43:40 PM »
This stuff is all so awesome that I'm gonna have to make one for my Window Message Mod after school today just to show off Winkio's awesomeness!

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Re: Signature Emblems
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2012, 05:02:59 AM »
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Re: Signature Emblems
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2012, 05:20:52 AM »
Nice.  I just made some 'new', 'updated', and 'favorite' ribbons to put over the corner.  I'm uploading them now, I'll put them in the first post.

EDIT: added another flag.

EDIT2: and another flag.
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« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2012, 09:19:07 AM »
I love Gem Flag 3. <3
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Re: Signature Emblems
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2012, 09:33:11 AM »
Thanks.  That's the last flag I'm going to make, I'm going to try either a medal or a trophy next.

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« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2012, 02:52:42 PM »
Awesome job winkio. Gem Flag 3 looks pretty sweet. :)

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Re: Signature Emblems
« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2012, 02:35:28 AM »
Agreed. I'm liking everything you're putting out.

But now I have to make a decision on what I like more...and I hate making decisions :\



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« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2012, 04:36:56 AM »
Just put up a wreath design.  I'm going to make two more versions, one where the wreath is all gray, and another where it is all red.

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« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2012, 06:22:41 AM »
Very awesome job winkio! As soon as I figure out what I want to show off, I'll definitely use some of these. Probably the wreath designs.

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« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2012, 08:48:08 AM »
After a 4 hour long battle with my parents' internet connection, the other versions of the wreath are up.

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« Reply #27 on: December 20, 2012, 09:26:26 AM »
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This is too much fun :D
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« Reply #28 on: December 20, 2012, 09:34:23 AM »
@KK20 YOU KEEP REMOVING THE TRANSPARENT BACKGROUND! SAVE IN PNG FORM DAM YOU! I USE THE DARK THEME AND IT LOOKS UGLY!

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« Reply #29 on: December 20, 2012, 09:36:55 AM »
lol i dunno wut i dooz

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« Reply #30 on: December 20, 2012, 09:44:57 AM »
.. this explain everything, get Gimp or Paint.Net bot are free, both are easy to use. If you have never use photoshop before get Paint.Net, it's closer to MS Paint and will be easyer for you to use
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« Reply #31 on: December 20, 2012, 10:31:14 AM »
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« Reply #32 on: December 20, 2012, 11:28:03 AM »
Yay!
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