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golfmade 03-01-2007 09:10 AM

Alright folks, it's avatar time
 
I propose the following:

Until the playoffs start, we have someone (definately not me cuz I may be a good photographer but when it comes to making graphics and editing photos I know squat) help make us some nice looking playoff push avatars. We could have different players or just the team logo or something.

So what say you?

If we're going to do players btw I got dibs on 'koun.

As more people join in I'll edit this to include their player choice as well as any other sayings people come up with, would prefer if within a day or two we can agree on a saying so that we can get that done so the avatars can start being made

Player choices
golfmade: Vokoun
burnslikestars: Anyone but Vernon
Testify: Radulov
Joe T: Hartnell
Basher: Vernon
Calhoun: Mase
DocMckay: The Doc
Ti-Girl: Kariya
Slake: Weber
veronesepk: Poile
Jonesey: Erat
NMK: Hartnell version 2
Enoch: Forsberg
Fraserburn: Weber version 2
Stranger: Kimmo
Hipcheck85: Dumont
paulkariya#1: Kariya version 2
Preddave: Sully

Our Motto:
NO EXCUSES

jstreet 03-01-2007 09:39 AM

I want anyone who isnt Fiddler!

Jarnberg 03-01-2007 10:07 AM

I can try to whip up something when I get some free time tonight, but no guarantees.

Anyone have any cool sayings?

Joe T Choker 03-01-2007 12:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stranger (Post 8313520)
I can try to whip up something when I get some free time tonight, but no guarantees.

Anyone have any cool sayings?

DARKHORSE!

barrytrotzsneck 03-01-2007 12:34 PM

I like the Oilers avatars this year, the Sens last year...rather than all focusing on one player, everyone kind of has different players in the same format.

Testify 03-01-2007 01:02 PM

I want radssssss

hard choice between him and fidds to be honest

Joe T Choker 03-01-2007 01:24 PM

I call Hartnell

irisheyes555 03-01-2007 02:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stranger (Post 8313520)
I can try to whip up something when I get some free time tonight, but no guarantees.

Anyone have any cool sayings?

http://www.ffbookmarks.com/hockey_quotes.htm

http://www.hockeybrain.com/?q=node/511

Basher 03-01-2007 02:13 PM

fiddler has 2 goals in 2 games, since i claimed him. we have a thing.

Paincakes 03-01-2007 03:05 PM

Mason :yo:

barrytrotzsneck 03-01-2007 03:13 PM

So is someone volunteering to do this? I have no photoshop skills, it doesn't have to be a big thing...just someone putting together a nice layout...and then throwing whatever pictures into it.

Any non-playoff team readers reading this...with PS skills and the desire to show them off? :)

Jarnberg 03-01-2007 04:00 PM

Like I said I can try to whip up something when I get home from work but no guarantees.

barrytrotzsneck 03-01-2007 04:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stranger (Post 8318870)
Like I said I can try to whip up something when I get home from work but no guarantees.

oh, you'll guarantee it, or i'll ban you, by god.

irisheyes555 03-01-2007 04:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nomorekids (Post 8318910)
oh, you'll guarantee it, or i'll ban you, by god.

somebody hasn't had their meds today. :propeller

irisheyes555 03-01-2007 04:19 PM

would take some cropping, but there are some good candid shots in these behind the scenes pics.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mul...content.1.html

DocMcKay 03-01-2007 04:24 PM

I call the creepy looking doctor

The Nemesis 03-01-2007 04:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nomorekids (Post 8317976)
So is someone volunteering to do this? I have no photoshop skills, it doesn't have to be a big thing...just someone putting together a nice layout...and then throwing whatever pictures into it.

Any non-playoff team readers reading this...with PS skills and the desire to show them off? :)

If I were you guys, I'd try and get someone in-house (read: a Preds fan) to do this even if they aren't all that great with photoshop. Avatars always turn out best if they're done by a fan of the team. I've made custom jobs for a couple of Devils fans and although I think they turned out decent, I know that my Sharks stuff is my better work.

And with photoshop trying is the only way to learn, believe me I know. A year ago I was making my own avatars with paint. 6-8 months ago, I put together some basic avys in Photoshop that were pretty much just a picture and some basic blending options on the text (shadow, glow, stroke, etc. Check out any Sharks fans using the "building from within" avatars for an example). Now I've supplied the Sharks board's most commonly used avy set (Like the one I'm sporting), and I'm quite pleased with the progress since I started.

All you need to get started on good avatars is:

-Some pics (yahoo sports has some nice galleries, and come playoff time cbs sportsline often does hi-res shots)
-Some fonts (I recommend 1001freefonts.com as a starting point)
-Photoshop (duh)
-a basic grounding in the following photoshop tools/elements
-Layers
-Blending options
-Layer Masks
-Layer/Image adjustments (brightness/hue, contrast, etc)
-The Background eraser
-Filters

I'm by no means the Sharks board's photoshop guru (that title rightly belongs to Thresher, just check out her jaw dropping GDTs to see why), but I'd be happy to help anyone who wants to give avy creation a shot and wants feedback/suggestions.

Ti-girl 03-01-2007 04:58 PM

Can I call dibs on Kariya!? :yo:

Ti-girl 03-01-2007 06:04 PM

We need a playoff slogan.

Ti-girl 03-01-2007 06:37 PM

Leave me alone at work and this is what happens.

(This took me about 10 minutes. Really crappy I know.)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3.../nashville.jpg

golfmade 03-01-2007 07:55 PM

Alright so so far we've agreed to use different players.

Next up for motion we need a slogan that can be used in the avatars. Something short and simple, I kind of like Darkhorse but the Oilers used it last season.

golfmade 03-01-2007 07:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by irisheyes555 (Post 8319209)
would take some cropping, but there are some good candid shots in these behind the scenes pics.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mul...content.1.html

BWAHAHAHAH
http://i.a.cnn.net./si/multimedia/ph....016738100.jpg
Quote:

Newly acquired center Peter Forsberg, claiming never to have lost a game of ping-pong during his stint with the Flyers, takes on Tomas Vokoun (with Chris Mason once again relegated to watch from the bench). Forsberg loses. He was later beaten by Martin Erat before taking his re-match with Vokoun.
Poor Mase.

Joe T Choker 03-01-2007 07:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by golfmade (Post 8322692)
Alright so so far we've agreed to use different players.

Next up for motion we need a slogan that can be used in the avatars. Something short and simple, I kind of like Darkhorse but the Oilers used it last season.

doesn't matter if they used it last season ... that is who we are in this town

golfmade 03-01-2007 08:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe T Choker (Post 8322727)
doesn't matter if they used it last season ... that is who we are in this town

True enough. I like Darkhorse, but also would like to see what other people find/come up with.

barrytrotzsneck 03-01-2007 09:09 PM

i think people would laugh out loud if we tried to claim we were a "darkhorse."


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