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Re: Simple Machines Smiley Contest
« Reply #40 on: August 19, 2009, 05:09:12 PM »
@sologhost> Thanks :)

@Trekkie> Thanks, too! But I'm really no graphic artist... I consider myself more as a con artist (I modify existing work to fit my needs, sometimes I put a lot of thought & work into it but it's still not 100% original work, otherwise I'd probably have submitted my entry to the contest just for fun).
I was just bored one day and decided to mess around with Paint Shop Pro's Animation Shop 3. It was fun for the couple of days it lasted, but editing smileys pixel by pixel, frame after frame, can be a bit boring, too. So I didn't even finish the smiley set -- I made about 35 smileys and left the remaining ~30 in their original (larger) state. Fortunately they're less used than the main set ;)

Oh well, enough of me -- I can't wait to see what the community will come up with!
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Re: Simple Machines Smiley Contest
« Reply #41 on: August 19, 2009, 08:57:55 PM »
Nice!!  You need some special skill to make smileys...is there like...some program for it.
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Re: Simple Machines Smiley Contest
« Reply #42 on: August 20, 2009, 12:35:53 AM »
Nice!!  You need some special skill to make smileys...is there like...some program for it.

For static smileys, any image edit program will work. GIMP works well on all major platforms, Paint.NET is decent on Windows. There are also plenty of other legal no-cost tools. GIMP also supports creating animated GIF images.
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Re: Simple Machines Smiley Contest
« Reply #43 on: August 20, 2009, 02:36:38 AM »
You can make them in Paint if you're decently versed in pixel art. Most modern smilies aren't pixel art, however.

I use Photoshop CS4 for mine. And obviously, all programs are free if you know where to look.  ;D



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Re: Simple Machines Smiley Contest
« Reply #44 on: August 20, 2009, 02:45:04 AM »
And obviously, all programs are free if you know where to look.  ;D

Let's keep the discussion legal, k?
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Re: Simple Machines Smiley Contest
« Reply #45 on: August 20, 2009, 02:52:53 AM »
And obviously, all programs are free if you know where to look.  ;D

Let's keep the discussion legal, k?
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Re: Simple Machines Smiley Contest
« Reply #46 on: August 20, 2009, 05:41:52 AM »

Smileys Required
angel angry cheesy cool cry embarrassed
grin huh kiss lipsrsealed rolleyes sad
shocked smiley tongue undecided wink blank

Not Required, But Preferred
afro police azn laugh evil

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Re: Simple Machines Smiley Contest
« Reply #47 on: August 20, 2009, 05:43:37 AM »
Thanks to Fustrate :)

Updated original post too :)

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Re: Simple Machines Smiley Contest
« Reply #48 on: August 20, 2009, 08:50:50 AM »
Nice!!  You need some special skill to make smileys...is there like...some program for it.
For animated GIFS I use Ulead Gif Animator.  For everything else (that is not 3D), I use Photoshop.

Cool, thanks for the list there Trekkie101.  But already did the laugh and azn one's, figured they were among the standard.  Oh well.

Cheers!

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Re: Simple Machines Smiley Contest
« Reply #49 on: August 20, 2009, 01:41:44 PM »
Nice!!  You need some special skill to make smileys...is there like...some program for it.
For animated GIFS I use Ulead Gif Animator.  For everything else (that is not 3D), I use Photoshop.

Cool, thanks for the list there Trekkie101.  But already did the laugh and azn one's, figured they were among the standard.  Oh well.

Cheers!
Wut, just use PhotoShop for animation, or ImageReady if you have an old version. But everything post Photoshop 7 comes with an integrated animator. PS CS3/4 even comes with Flash integration. An example is my avatar, which was made with Photoshop CS4.



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Re: Simple Machines Smiley Contest
« Reply #50 on: August 20, 2009, 01:55:30 PM »
Thanks, but I like Ulead Gif Animator better for animated gifs.

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Re: Simple Machines Smiley Contest
« Reply #51 on: August 20, 2009, 02:54:02 PM »
Thanks, but I like Ulead Gif Animator better for animated gifs.
Meh, it just saves hassle. I'd rather create the frames from layers and have my animation done in 1 minute than use another program. =P



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Re: Simple Machines Smiley Contest
« Reply #52 on: August 20, 2009, 03:12:18 PM »
What about the smiley in your avatar?  Did you make that?
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Re: Simple Machines Smiley Contest
« Reply #53 on: August 20, 2009, 03:20:13 PM »
It sounds like only the winning entry will become sole property of SMF? So what happens with the other entries? Are they just given back; will the creator(s) be asked to add their entry to the SMF modification smiley site; are they, considering that property rights are tacitly given to SMF, added to the SMF modification smiley site automatically or ...?
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Re: Simple Machines Smiley Contest
« Reply #54 on: August 20, 2009, 03:51:36 PM »
What about the smiley in your avatar?  Did you make that?
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Re: Simple Machines Smiley Contest
« Reply #55 on: August 20, 2009, 03:58:47 PM »
Use that then :P
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Re: Simple Machines Smiley Contest
« Reply #56 on: August 20, 2009, 04:06:10 PM »
Spektral - I suppose it's because I've been using Gif Animator for so long now and know it better than Adobe's Equivalent.  Well to each their own I always say.  Perhaps it's time for a change though...

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Re: Simple Machines Smiley Contest
« Reply #59 on: August 20, 2009, 04:55:39 PM »
What I don't like about making small graphics is that it is very difficult to decide which 1 you like best.  Just add a dot and everything changes...lol.