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Offline bdurham

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How to create shiny graphics like LunarPage banners
« on: January 12, 2007, 08:18:47 PM »
Any suggestions on what package I can use to create the shiny (gel?) graphic effects used as backgrounds on the new LunarPage banners?

New LunarPage banners (look great!)
http://www.lunarpages.com/banners/banners.php

Thanks!
Malcolm

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Re: How to create shiny graphics like LunarPage banners
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2007, 08:33:03 PM »
I would think any graphics program like Photoshop, PaintSHopPro, and I think Fireworks ,  etc would do that. Perhaps there is a CoffeeCup program that would do it ?
Just some suggestions  :thumb:

Maybe ReTodd will come by here and post what he used  (I think he made those ? )

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« Last Edit: January 12, 2007, 08:45:20 PM by RandyT »

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Re: How to create shiny graphics like LunarPage banners
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2007, 06:33:53 AM »
Hi Randy,

I'm sure all those applications are capable of producing the shiny, w/wave, 3-d background - with lots of fiddling. I'm looking for a simple package (or a simple technique/tutorial for the apps you listed) for duplicating the shiny/wavy background effect.

One of my challenges is figuring out what the 'official' name of the effect(s) are so I can google for more info.  :?

Thanks for your help!

Malcolm

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Re: How to create shiny graphics like LunarPage banners
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2007, 07:15:35 AM »
I am generally a big illustrator/photoshop user, but I happened to make all the banners in Fireworks.  The effect is usually called a gel effect or glass, but I tend to make it simpler without inner shadows or shading.



Here I use a solid background and overlay a white ellipse (others I use a rounded rectangle) with the transparency set between 10 and 26, depending on the background color. Really simple, but a pretty clean effect.

For the ones like this:


I took a square, used the circular seclection tool and subtracted it, creating the arc, and set the transparency.

Hope this helps, and glad you like the banners. They aren't super snazzy, but that's not what I was going for anyway.

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Re: How to create shiny graphics like LunarPage banners
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2007, 07:18:57 AM »
Great work! Simple yet so niiiiice! Love the new colors...

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Re: How to create shiny graphics like LunarPage banners
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2007, 08:12:31 AM »
dang I need a better monitor (and/or better eyes) because I can barely notice what you are talking about in those images...
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Re: How to create shiny graphics like LunarPage banners
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2007, 08:22:49 AM »
The new banners are great. I was on digg a few weeks ago and found an article about ajax (trying to implement some of this stuff on my sites) and ran across a 'web 2.0' styles page that gives you examples, etc.

http://www.photoshoplab.com/web20-design-kit.html

In this case they're using Photoshop.

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Re: How to create shiny graphics like LunarPage banners
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2007, 02:49:30 PM »
I make vista style glass effects :-?


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Re: How to create shiny graphics like LunarPage banners
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2007, 12:47:24 AM »
Very nice!
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Re: How to create shiny graphics like LunarPage banners
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2007, 04:08:42 AM »
After checking out this thread - I have the sudden urge to go spruce up my own banners and graphics. ;)
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Re: How to create shiny graphics like LunarPage banners
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2007, 03:18:05 PM »
I make them for free ..............And i can show you how :yey:

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Re: How to create shiny graphics like LunarPage banners
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2007, 12:10:21 PM »
I make them for free ..............And i can show you how :yey:

I like you glass styled graphics, and would love to have something similar for my website logs.
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Re: How to create shiny graphics like LunarPage banners
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2008, 05:56:28 PM »
nice

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Re: How to create shiny graphics like LunarPage banners
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2008, 07:54:47 PM »
Gel Love For Lunar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: How to create shiny graphics like LunarPage banners
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2008, 05:10:50 AM »
Very nice!   :yey:
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