PDA

View Full Version : We need new blinkies!


Lori11941
08-31-2008, 12:13 AM
With our site's new look, comes the need for new blinkies. I made our current ones, but I'm really not a good blinkie maker. I know there are better blinkie designers out there who can create some really SAS-y blinkies.

In total we need three blinkies. A general Stone Accents Studio blinkie, a Creative Team Blinkie, and a Designer Blinkie.

If you want to incorporate the button stones in your design you can download them here. (http://www.stoneaccentsstudioforum.com/links/blinkie_stone_pngs.zip)

You may post more than one entry of each type needed (Stone Accents Studio, CT, Designer.)

The blinkie should incorporate the provided color palette (see New Blinkie Palette Posted!! above.) To get the colors into your document use your color picker or eye dropper tool to sample the colors.

All blinkies should be sized at 150x50 pixels.

All blinkies should contain the store web address.
www.stoneaccentsstudio.com

The selected blinkies will become the property of SAS.

We'll let you be creative with the rest, but SAS should play in somewhere.

Now let's get to the good stuff... prizes. Each winning blinkie will receive 6 SAS free Mega Kits or your choice. Have all the mega kits already? No problem. You'll have a year from the date of issue to collect your six. If you design more than one winning blinkie (example, the store and the CT) you'll receive both prizes (12 mega kits in this example). In all we'll be giving away 18 mega kits for 3 blinkies. Everyone who submits a blinkie will receive a thank you gift. So everyone comes away a winner.
Blinkie submissions are due by midnight the 27th to give us time to select the winners and announce them before our birthday bash is over.

kittenb
08-31-2008, 08:10 PM
Oh I can not wait to see what everyone comes up with!

allwright1
09-01-2008, 05:25 AM
I've never made a blinky before anyone know if there is a certain program to make them with and if so can we get it free and where. I would like to try this!

digimomdesigns
09-01-2008, 07:23 AM
There is a blinkie tutorial for PSE and PSP here (http://www.digitalscrapbookplace.com/university/tutorials/tutorials.shtml)...down at the bottom of the page in he miscellaneous section.

charliesnana
09-01-2008, 07:48 AM
Wow! What a huge prize! Never made a blinkie before, but I'm thinking I may have to give this a try.

Joba2
09-01-2008, 10:07 AM
Yes it would be fun to make a blinkie.
I never know how to upload so they blink!!! Do you have to use a program like photobucket in order to get them to blink?

Lori11941
09-01-2008, 10:26 AM
Yes it would be fun to make a blinkie.
I never know how to upload so they blink!!! Do you have to use a program like photobucket in order to get them to blink?

As long as it's saved as an animated .gif, then putting it in something like photobucket will retain it's blinkie-ness. But you should also be able to email them without losing the effects.

darlingina
09-01-2008, 11:15 AM
I may just have to put on my animation shop thinking cap and give this a try as well. Best of luck to everyone!

http://www.cilmsnagsandtags.com/tags/1034.gif (http://www.cilmsnagsandtags.com)

kimberkatt
09-01-2008, 11:49 AM
hmmm... I just taught myself how to make blinkies (See "Candee Stalker" blinkie in siggy! :p ) I only know the very basics on how to get the text to animate... haven't played around with the scrolling effects and such!

I made the blinkie is PSE5, I don't know if there are other blinkie maker software out there though... will have to go a searching! LOL! :)

Aquarius
09-01-2008, 12:26 PM
Sorry can't help yah, i really am not good at those things either mine were made by a CT designer.

JulieO
09-01-2008, 04:53 PM
I just wanted to add a little note here, We have a lot of nice colors to pick from on the header but we have not settled on what the final colors will be for the site so it will be a couple of days before we get the palette posted for this contest. JulieO

twoisisomega
09-01-2008, 07:53 PM
I'm really going to have to search out and found out how to make a blinkie in my program Photo Impact 11. Going to try, I know I have it, just don't know how to use it....LoL:confused:

GrannyNKy
09-02-2008, 12:42 AM
I have seen a lot of fun and beautiful blikies out there now! I can't wait to see what they come up with!

marta_van_eck
09-04-2008, 11:55 AM
I want to ask if anyone can try to prepare a new blinkie? Because I would really love to try :) I made a lot of blinkies for internet pages so I think I could try.:D

Lori11941
09-04-2008, 03:07 PM
I want to ask if anyone can try to prepare a new blinkie? Because I would really love to try :) I made a lot of blinkies for internet pages so I think I could try.:D

Of course you're welcome to give it a try. This contest is open to everyone.

marta_van_eck
09-05-2008, 02:45 AM
Will there be some extra palette posted for that contest ?

Mom22
09-06-2008, 02:39 AM
There is a blinkie tutorial for PSE and PSP here (http://www.digitalscrapbookplace.com/university/tutorials/tutorials.shtml)...down at the bottom of the page in he miscellaneous section.

Thanks, Barb, those tutorials are great! Maybe I'll even try to make one.

Lori11941
09-06-2008, 02:28 PM
Will there be some extra palette posted for that contest ?

Good question. You could just pull the colors from the header, but I'll ask Julie about an official palette.

kimberkatt
09-06-2008, 02:57 PM
Is anything from the header going to be offered to make the site blinkie with? I think the engraved stone would be great to use in the blinkie, to match the site! Maybe not offered to all members, but to those that want to participate in the contest? I just love the way it looks, and it fits the name of the site so well! :)

marta_van_eck
09-06-2008, 03:05 PM
Great idea. Some elements just have to be on this blinkie...e.g the stone.

sherahfaith
09-07-2008, 09:36 PM
for the most part i used my 'Dream' mini kit (http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_21&products_id=1643) to create the header and a few other commercial use and other SAS-y ladies items. I made the stone too so I can get that to anyone who would like to use it for the new blinkie contest as well. Just e-mail me directly with a request for it and I'll send it straight away :-) [email protected]

AJR65
09-08-2008, 06:04 AM
Love to make a blinkie bursting with idea's

kimberkatt
09-08-2008, 12:46 PM
for the most part i used my 'Dream' mini kit (http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_21&products_id=1643) to create the header and a few other commercial use and other SAS-y ladies items. I made the stone too so I can get that to anyone who would like to use it for the new blinkie contest as well. Just e-mail me directly with a request for it and I'll send it straight away :-) [email protected]

Awesome! Thanks Sherah! The stone is super, and it fits the site so well! It will look fab on a blinkie! :D

I don't think I will e-mail you just yet... I've gotten kinda backed up with some "real world" stuff and I'm not sure if I'm going to have the time to make a blinkie or not! If I do come up with some extra time, I will definitely be e-mailing you for the stone! :)

utmommy23
09-09-2008, 01:10 PM
I am working on one but I need the stone for it in order to finish. I sent an e-mail.

josh
09-15-2008, 08:08 AM
still waiting for the color swatch before i start to make my own blinkie. it is going to be my first, hopefully. lol

marta_van_eck
09-19-2008, 06:15 PM
Here is the blinkie I working on...looks like "almost ready". I will show you anyway:
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg256/Mintajowa/sas.gif
It not so small like it should be but in the size of 150 it doesn't look so good. Any suggestions?

Lori11941
09-19-2008, 07:52 PM
Marta, that's so cool! The 150 size is a requirement for most forums, which is why we made it part of the challenge. Maybe reduce each piece in a program like Pix Resizer before putting the animation together? Some better at blinkies might have more advice.

Joba2
09-19-2008, 10:36 PM
Does anyone know of a good tutorial to make a blinkie in photoshopElements6? The link given in previous thread is for Photoshop( full version)
I did google for tut.One tutorial didn't work.Another for much earlier version etc.on & on
I especially need help on how to save for web.When I try I keep gettin a window telling me size too big (It's 150x50,72dpi)

marta_van_eck
09-20-2008, 02:00 AM
Lori11941 thanks. I will try.

kimberkatt
09-20-2008, 09:30 AM
Does anyone know of a good tutorial to make a blinkie in photoshopElements6? The link given in previous thread is for Photoshop( full version)
I did google for tut.One tutorial didn't work.Another for much earlier version etc.on & on
I especially need help on how to save for web.When I try I keep gettin a window telling me size too big (It's 150x50,72dpi)


Jo, you can just click on "yes" when you get the message about the size being too big... that's what I always do and it works fine! Here is the tutorial I used to make the Candee Stalker blinkie... I use PSE5 and the Tut is for PSE4, but it worked perfectly!

Creating Blinkie's in Photoshop Elements 4 (http://www.designsindigital.com/modules.php?name=Content&file=viewarticle&id=10)

kimberkatt
09-20-2008, 09:32 AM
Here is the blinkie I working on...looks like "almost ready". I will show you anyway:
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg256/Mintajowa/sas.gif
It not so small like it should be but in the size of 150 it doesn't look so good. Any suggestions?


Marta, that's so cool! Can't wait to see the finished product! I loved all your banners in your signature! You are very creative! :)

julova
09-20-2008, 10:02 AM
here is mine blinkie..Ive made..

http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo258/julova/my%20pics/SAS-blinkiecontest.gif

kimberkatt
09-20-2008, 10:07 AM
julova, your blinkie is very pretty! I love the stone, it's looks fantastic! Great job! :)

Joba2
09-20-2008, 11:28 AM
Thanks Kimberkatt for the tutorial link. Off to try it again.

Joba2
09-20-2008, 02:23 PM
My very first attempt to make a blinkie.
It is not fancy but then you have to start someplace right??
What I learned:
I learned that I made the layers in 150x50 inches & tried to save for web that way:eek: Of course wouldn't work. Have to save for web in pixels -not inches.
Now I wonder what size everyone uses to origanally create the blinkie layers? Do you create in inches or pixels & what size? Then do you resize to save for web?( the 150x50 pixel canvas is too small to work on - so you must create larger?)Hope I am making sense when asking this question.
I tried emailing myself the blinkie & it doesn't blink. So I now have uploaded the blinkie to photobucket & will try to post it here. Hope it blinks
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s197/joba2/SASBlinki.gif

Joba2
09-20-2008, 02:45 PM
Wow I actually made a blinkie! And I got it posted so it blinks too! I am so proud of myself:) Tooting my own horn-something I seldom do.
Now all I have to do is find out the best size to create in before resizing & get those [img] letters around the blinkie off the post.