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JulieO
09-09-2008, 08:56 PM
The reason I have not put the palette up for the Blinkie Contest yet is because we are still considering making changes to the header and the rest of the colors of the site. I have a real pretty version of the header where the stone tablet has a blue tint to it. I had intended to have the redesign done last week but I got sidetracked by the speed problems. I still have a few more things to do to insure that the site doesn’t slow down again but I will have it done soon and the new header up by Friday at the latest and then I will post the blinkie palette. Now that we have a new look here the old blinkie really clashes so I am really looking forward to a new one.

utmommy23
09-09-2008, 09:59 PM
Dang. I have one almost finished except for the stone tablet. :(
Here's what I had. I just had to put the stone tablet on and resize it. I planned on putting the stone tablet overlapping the eles just like on the header just above the website. :)
IMG]http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo171/utmommy23/Blinkies/SASFan.gif[/IMG]

utmommy23
09-09-2008, 10:02 PM
http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo171/utmommy23/Blinkies/SASFan.gif

sorry... i didn't make sure it was closed. :rolleyes:

Cindyrelly
09-10-2008, 11:22 AM
http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo171/utmommy23/Blinkies/SASFan.gif

sorry... i didn't make sure it was closed. :rolleyes:

Ooooh, I love it ;) BTW... would you mind telling me how you made it?? What program? I tried to make a blinkie but wasn't real happy with how it turned out using a free trial download.

http://www.spicertr.addr.com/mybloggertemp/blinkies/Cindyrelly_blinkieCopy.gif

utmommy23
09-10-2008, 12:22 PM
Photoshop CS3... Photoshop has an animation feature. Here's a good tut.
http://www.scrapbook.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/1448047/

utmommy23
09-10-2008, 12:23 PM
Also I start with it twice the size because it's easier to work with and then I size it down after I'm done.

utmommy23
09-10-2008, 12:25 PM
I had found a better tut but then afterwards I couldn't find it again. :rolleyes: I hate it when that happens! LOL!

marta_van_eck
09-10-2008, 03:24 PM
I will wait till Julie make all needed changes and public the palette for this challenge. :D

boo.6204
09-11-2008, 07:56 AM
Also I start with it twice the size because it's easier to work with and then I size it down after I'm done.

How do you resize it though? I need help :confused: I'm soooooo bad at making blinkies lol

AJR65
09-11-2008, 01:51 PM
In PS goto image image size :). Working on a blinkie. Hope to finish it tonight

julova
09-12-2008, 01:34 AM
so...I'll wait till Julie make all needed changes too..and I'll try ;)

here are some blinkies I made :D

http://www.scrapmania.sk/coppermine/albums/userpics/10124/moj-blinkie1.gif

http://www.scrapmania.sk/coppermine/albums/userpics/10124/blinkie-CT-members-%28bee%2Ctree%29.gif

http://www.scrapmania.sk/coppermine/albums/userpics/10124/Snoopy-blinkie.gif

AJR65
09-12-2008, 02:35 PM
could not wait for Julie so here is a blinkie I made
http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/3072/blinkie1mc2.gif

I used skrapper digitals kit dream and the stom she send me.
If you have some CCdon't hesitate to let me know I am still in the leaning stages

utmommy23
09-12-2008, 09:15 PM
How do you resize it though? I need help :confused: I'm soooooo bad at making blinkies lol

Sorry, I'm a bit slow. Just like she said... image... image size... then (I start with 300 by 100) I size it down to the 150x50. Then save for web and devices and save as a gif.

kimberkatt
09-13-2008, 12:12 PM
could not wait for Julie so here is a blinkie I made
http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/3072/blinkie1mc2.gif

I used skrapper digitals kit dream and the stom she send me.
If you have some CCdon't hesitate to let me know I am still in the leaning stages


That's awesome!! I really like how the butterfly knocks over the stone! So cool! Only one suggestion... maybe try to darken up the words on the stone. I think because it is small, the words are getting lost and you can't see them very well. You did a fabulous job! :D

kimberkatt
09-13-2008, 12:13 PM
so...I'll wait till Julie make all needed changes too..and I'll try ;)

here are some blinkies I made :D

http://www.scrapmania.sk/coppermine/albums/userpics/10124/moj-blinkie1.gif

http://www.scrapmania.sk/coppermine/albums/userpics/10124/blinkie-CT-members-%28bee%2Ctree%29.gif

http://www.scrapmania.sk/coppermine/albums/userpics/10124/Snoopy-blinkie.gif

I really love that snoopy blinkie! Sooooo cute!! :D

kimberkatt
09-13-2008, 12:15 PM
http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo171/utmommy23/Blinkies/SASFan.gif

sorry... i didn't make sure it was closed. :rolleyes:

This is so pretty! Great job! :)

Cindyrelly
09-13-2008, 02:23 PM
Thanks utmommy23 for the link to the tut and the advice on starting large and then sizing down! I don't use CS3 but maybe there won't be much difference. The thing that annoyed me the most about the free trial software was that even when I kept adjusting the speed for the animations it just kept going too fast... Have a Great Weekend!

SkrapperDigitals
09-13-2008, 02:35 PM
These look great!!

Awesome job everyone! I can't wait to see what the others come up with too!

AJR65
09-13-2008, 03:07 PM
That's awesome!! I really like how the butterfly knocks over the stone! So cool! Only one suggestion... maybe try to darken up the words on the stone. I think because it is small, the words are getting lost and you can't see them very well. You did a fabulous job! :D

Thanks for your kind comment. The stone came with the text so I have to figure out how to make it more readable.
Suggestions are allways welcome :D

utmommy23
09-15-2008, 01:48 PM
What's the text name Astrid? Can someone please send me the stone so that I can finish up mine? I've asked a couple of times but still haven't received it. Or maybe you could just forward it to me Astrid?

Joba2
09-20-2008, 06:03 PM
Here' mine--Designer blinkie

Sasy Stella
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s197/joba2/SASStella.gif

This is the second blinkie Ive made-the first earlier today. Is there some way to post the blinkie to see how it looks first before entering the challenge?

kimberkatt
09-20-2008, 06:50 PM
Here' mine--Designer blinkie

Sasy Stella
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s197/joba2/SASStella.gif

This is the second blinkie Ive made-the first earlier today. Is there some way to post the blinkie to see how it looks first before entering the challenge?

Joba, if you save as a GIF, you should be able to double click on it and it will open up in your web browser with the animation... if it doesn't open automatically in your browser, right click on the file and choose "open with" and select your browser from the list. Let me know if this works for you! :)

Great job on your blinkies!! They're really cute!

Joba2
09-20-2008, 07:24 PM
Well, how easy to check it!:cool: I thought I had to use photobuckets image code to see if it works.
Kimberkatt, If it weren't for you I woudn't have been able to get this far in this new adventure. Thank you. Thank you.Thank you for the tutorial link.Thank you for your support:):):)

SkrapperDigitals
10-01-2008, 09:46 AM
utmommy23, have you gotten the stone yet?

utmommy23
10-01-2008, 08:51 PM
Yes, but I still don't know what text is used. :) I posted mine on the pallette post. :)

utmommy23
10-01-2008, 08:54 PM
Besides... once I saw Josh's blinkies, I knew mine were not going to be picked anyhows. LOL!

kimberkatt
10-04-2008, 06:58 AM
Well, how easy to check it!:cool: I thought I had to use photobuckets image code to see if it works.
Kimberkatt, If it weren't for you I woudn't have been able to get this far in this new adventure. Thank you. Thank you.Thank you for the tutorial link.Thank you for your support:):):)

oh, you are quite welcome!! :) Sorry I didn't respond earlier, I must have been partying too hard! LOL! Glad you were able to sort things out and learn something new! :D

Joba2
10-05-2008, 01:25 PM
Yes I learned alot.
I was so busy doing the Birthday bash that I never got back to making another/better one for this challenge.Wish I had. Hope I don't forget how:eek: I've been looking more at the blinkies I see & there are alot of really neat ones out there.

kimberkatt
10-06-2008, 07:58 AM
Oh, some of the blinkies I see just amaze me! I know there are animation programs out there that can help with all the different transitions and such, I just haven't had the time to actually research it! :p