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PostSubject: Cleaning up of forum logos   Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:24 pm

The logos currently looks a bit edgy and pixellated. I have decided to try "cleaning" them up a bit to make them look nicer, and will post my progress in the thread.



Hand Held Gaming Icon
For this logo, a glow seems to make it look less blurry. I did this one first as it was the one which annoys me the most; looking so pixelated.

A very slightly cleaned up


One with a slight glow effect.


Green glow.


Less glow.



Orange Glow.

Video Gaming Icon
Another logo with jagged sides. I'll try using glows again and tidying up the edges.


A cleaned up version.


Red Glow effect.


White Glow effect.


Another White Glow.


Tinted Red


Orange Glow.

Feedback Icon
Yup, the sides are jagged once again. Looks like glows are one of the only solutions. Neutral


A cleanup, but still jagged with black.


Glow plus a small cleanup I did.


Yellowish Glow.


Green is soothing.Smile


A Dual-Green Glow.


Darker Orange Glow.


Lighter Orange Glow.


Very Orange Glow.


Stronger Orange Glow.

Newcomer Intro Icon
A icon with white surrounding it. Shouldn't be too hard to clean up,even without a glow.


Cleaned up quite nicely. Smile(except for the blur at the top-left)


Blur Removed.


Yellow Glow.


Orange Glow.


Better Orange Glow.

I will edit this post and put in new ones when I am done with them. tell me which one you like best.Smile

EDIT: Please cast your vote here(edit by Anime2Life): http://gamersvortex.darkbb.com/general-talk-f10/glow-effect-poll-t589.htm#2897

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning up of forum logos   Sat Sep 13, 2008 3:31 am

Okay, please wait till we get walkthroughs/faq and releases done. I just sent the last 2 to Aryan last night. Afterwards you can put a glow around them.
I kinda like it with the glow. Smile

But please make sure to do all of them, if we have some glowing, some not -
it will look messy.

Also please make sure you have the same glow for all of them - if not it will look random.

After you are done, please send them to me and I will get these to Aryan.

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning up of forum logos   Sat Sep 13, 2008 5:48 am

I will edit this thread so everyone can rate them, before I start PMing. The opinions of others should be heard as well before any changes are done.Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning up of forum logos   Sat Sep 13, 2008 5:50 am

I personally like this glow effect.

However I dislike this one.

And we will wait to hear others opinion and decide on a glow effect.

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning up of forum logos   Sat Sep 13, 2008 5:56 am

Yup, it doesnt match with the picture. I'll be doing some more modifications later on.

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning up of forum logos   Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:40 am

I really like the white glow you used for hand held gaming icon.
I'll be waiting until you finish modifying.
BTW which program do you use for the glow effect?

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning up of forum logos   Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:29 am

If I had to throw a shot-in-the-dark guess I would have to say either
Photoshop, ViewAhead Photo Center, or Paint Shop Pro.

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning up of forum logos   Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:10 am

Yup, its photoshop. Anime2Life said just about every program I would use to make a glow effect, but he missed out gimp and fireworks and maybe flash.Wink

Here's an update anyways.

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning up of forum logos   Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:18 am

Once Again I like this glow used here.

Green is good but too bright for our forum skin and as you said yellow looks very bad on the forum as well.

Using a white glow or a very light yellow looks nicer in my opinion.

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning up of forum logos   Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:35 am

I still say that white glow is the best.
Green and even yellow glows are too bright. Maybe orange glow or a red glow or maybe darker red glow would be nice too.

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning up of forum logos   Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:47 am

I'm getting confused of all these different glows. Laughing
Which is why I'm going to start a new poll with each example of your glows.

We will vote on it and that way you will have a better idea of which glow you could make your icons.

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning up of forum logos   Sat Sep 13, 2008 4:31 pm

I'll try some of those Aryan suggested. The only problem is that the darker colours won't be able to glow very well.

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning up of forum logos   Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:45 pm

Good mods ngh.

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I still say that white glow is the best.
I agree, it fits any theme. But I would also like to see an orange glow, to match the theme.

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning up of forum logos   Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:06 pm

I'll try one out. Green makes the picture look brighter and maybe a bit radioactive. Orange also makes it look bright, but also warmer.

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning up of forum logos   Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:54 pm

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Green makes the picture look brighter and maybe a bit radioactive.
Green doesn't fit the theme. GV needs a constant theme or colour, currently orange and black. We need to keep to a standard with the theme and images.

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning up of forum logos   Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:32 am

Ok then. I'll start work on more of the icons and edit this post when I'm done.

EDIT: I did an update to the icons.

*bump for updates*

Bumps merged. Please edit your posts in the future.

>< Isn't a bump supposed to bring the issue up again?

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