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CommanderCSY

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  1. A position in graphics has always been a testament to dedication in graphics. It's always guaranteed a certain caliber in work (and was why owners used to be lang'ed as artists. Now its designer moderator/designer owner, but I think 'designer' is still pretty telling)

    That being said, I'm not sure why you'd like hanging out in graphics chat if you don't do graphics; it's the place to discuss, buy, and sell graphics.

     

    Of course, if the chat ever chooses to go promo, temp mods for trusted non-designers is probably good for keeping things going.

     

    Anyways, best of luck to you Manu. I'll stick around for a while x)

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  2. @Navith made a .pdn version of one of his older templates that was posted on the old forums

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    Whilst it does not seem like his new free thread still contains the download link, you could approach him to see if he still has the file. Otherwise if he grants me permission, I'm happy to upload the version I have.

     

    In addition, there is a .pdn version of Colors Festival (this only has essentially 2 layers that you have to work with, which is extremely beneficial for a simple pdn project)

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    But like oj suggested, the best method seems to be to get the plugin that'll let you open .psd files on pdn. 


  3. 1. Are we better off keeping things the way they are?

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    The way things currently are, although not 100% ideal, is generally fine. I think there's a reason why those threads were initially stickied - they (generally) contain a good amount of high quality resources that are useful for new/veteran designers alike, be it templates, smiley bars, logos, CSS, etc. Am wondering what the issue/complaint with this subforum was in the first place.

    2. Should we make use of a single mega thread?

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    If you have someone active to keep the first post updated and organized, the idea could work. Like an entire index of templates, resources, etc. with a list of what you can find in each post.

    However, there needs to be some sort of standard as to what qualifies a resource to be "entered" into the post - or it would be what Jake says, a megathread with a load of links.

    Just a little suggestion though, perhaps get the people from the graphics/fondos xat communities involved in the forums... like with what they want pinned in the future

    3. Would a hybrid of the two work?

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    Basically same as above. Depends on implementation. But seems quite redundant to me (what else exactly are people suggesting we have pinned that isn't?)

     

    And finally an add-on to the main question at hand:

    4. Does our current structure for this section make sense?

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    Hmm well it's literally a subforum that is called "Graphics" with some pinned topics... I don't really see an issue with the section.

     

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    I swear if xat deletes the formatting

     

    should have used a generator and quoted like shake :(

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  5. Bad one: When PTD (Pokemon Tower Defense) started dying and all the chats (PokemonTD, PTD12, aPTD, etc) I went to started losing traction. Lost most of my good friends in a gradual decline over 6 months or so - most of them started getting into something called Pokefarm but because I was way too far behind (and well too far ahead in PTD), i never got into the game.

     

    I had a really good friend, one I would consider a 'best' friend at the time. We were BFF'ed on xat but because our interests no longer aligned, we started drifting apart... and our conversations soon became "Hey" "How's life" "good you" "Yea pretty good... see you around". I guess it was inevitable, but it still saddened me to follow him one day and see a little heart icon next to his pawn...

     

    Luckily, I found another interest during my pursuit for Nameglow... leading onto my good moment -

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  6. Hey nice penguin avatar

    I do like this template much more than the previous one you used actually. I'm not sure if it was intended that way but I think you might want to move the smiley shadows down a couple pixels (check img below) so they do look like actual shadows underneath the smileys instead of a weird sort of black flare

    Not sure if you're taking critiques here, if you aren't just ignore me haha. (and remember that its only my opinion, ultimately make what you think looks good)

     

    I agree that the blur doesn't seem necessary especially for a BG suck as the mickey/donald duck/pluto one. I think with the glow thing around it, theres a lot of flow already and a sharp render would be far more effective. In addition for your St Patricks day one, since the text is so bold, a sharp render would honestly be much more effective. If you want to you could brush it a bit to draw lighting for better contrast (instead of going for a blend). Or even try outlining everything with a light color.

     

    However the blur DOES work in some cases, e.g. the Minnie one. It's aesthetically pleasing and I know what you want to do with it. My criticism of that one would be perhaps a larger awareness to where the xat overlays go as I am personally not a fan of renders stepping out of the overlay as illustrated below:

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    However that said, the top and bottom bits on the user overlay do look nice as it fades out almost like a reflection

     

    For the donkey kong one I would suggest toning down the opacity of the recolor layer or erasing bits so you can still see key (albeit dimmed) features... If you're using photoshop all you have to do is tone the opacity down or erase bits of the hue layer with a soft eraser.

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