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09-09-2011, 02:38 AM
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The OFFICIAL 2011/12 Avatar Claim Thread! READ FIRST POST

Welcome, one and all, to the official avatar thread!

Here is your chance to make a claim on the avatar of your choice for the upcoming season. Without further adoo, the board-selected winning designer of the avatar poll is........

kidacbj!

with his stunning two-frame gif image, incorporating "A Call To Arms".

. . . . . . . .

Congrats on the sweet image, and also great job to all the other designers. There were many excellent submissions.

Here is the video from which the inspiration for this avatar idea sprang:



kudos to skraut for his continued excellence in CBJ video editing.




WHAT TO DO NEXT / HOW DOES THIS WORK?

Now comes the part where you get to pick what goes into your avatar. It is your job to find a source image for our graphics guys to work with. Here are some notes from kidacbj:

Requests/Source Material
- Requests should include the size upfront, sponsor or non-sponsor
- Source material should be selected with the intent that it will fit into the frame AND will look good when it is cut out.
- An additional picture can be submitted to go as the small sepia background image. <<if you will note, every avatar has a unique background image above and to the right of the main image>>It is not required though and I am willing to select for them.
- The design was intended to lend itself to non-player topics as well, so really the sky is the limit for the topic as long as it fits into the frame. Everything just needs to be "A Call to ____"
- Also, the five I already created are fair game to be used by anyone.

So, find a picture, post it into this thread, and let us make the avatar. Also include what you want the text to say, AKA "A Call to Toronto". Good places to search for images include Google Image Search, the official CBJ website (there's tons of photos from each game's recap), etc.

Expect your avatar to be completed within 5 days of your claim. Please, we all have jobs, this is gratis work, be considerate!

And here will be my last plea to BECOME A SPONSOR. It's the only way to get the bigger, cool avatars. Plus, isn't this site worth $12 a year to you? Yes. Yes it is.



FOR ALL YOU DIYers

Notes for designers
- Each frame lasts 2.5 seconds. Just a hard transition as the feathering makes the file WAY too big.
- There may be some difficulty in shrinking the 125x125 avatars. I was able to make it work by adjusting the colors and playing with the "Web Snap". Just make sure it doesn't distort the image too much.
- I intended to keep the text to the left but it can be adjusted if necessary to fit the source image.
- Keep in mind that the size limit for non-sponsor avatars is 20k, and for sponsors, 50k. Any avatar exceeding this size will be unusable.

Here are the files you will need to make your avatars. Note that this includes the font. You will need to install this font onto your hard drive before you can edit this template!!!!
RIGHT CLICK HERE AND DOWNLOAD FILE

If you are going to work on a batch of avatars, please post in this thread which ones you are going to work on, so someone else doesn't do the same ones. Post completed avatars in this thread.

Any questions? Please PM myself or kidacbj.

That's it, have fun!

EDIT:
FWIW a link to the voting thread
http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=978199


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SAMPLE CLAIM POST

I am a sponsor

I want this picture



"A Call to Clitsome"

with this as my background image (anyone can use this if they want)



Thanks!

PS... THIS IS JUST A SAMPLE. I'm not sure that I want this one, and I'll make it myself. Thanks!


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I am a sponsor/mod/whatever. (I can get the big avy.)

I want this picture (sucks the helmet isn't there in full, though, but maybe it would fill the avatar to the top?)



"A Call to Nash"

with this as my background image (probably cropped in to just Nash standing there, taking the foreground Tyutin out.)


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Can I use the Umby one that's there already or is that gonna be a problem for someone? Lol

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I like a call to Toronto as is!

If that's a problem, my second choice is a call to the captain and I'll DIY

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I honeslty want to use boomer, but if that does not appease the masses then:

i am a sponsor

i want this picture:


"A Call to New Faces"

with something like this as my background image:



also, great job kidacbj on the avatar.. it is pretty pretty.

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I'd like a Call To WTF Mascots

You can use this one:



BTW, I have absolutely zero problems if others want to use boomer.

Edit: BTW, I just became a sponsor so...yeah.


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A Call to Clarity, please.

Nice work, kid.

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I'd like A Call To Boomer...lol.

*edit* Nevermind, guess I was too late.


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A Call to Clarity, please.

Nice work, kid.
DSL, I'm sure it's been answered before, but did you find this picture somewhere or did you create this brilliance yourself?

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Seeing as I bagged on McConnell in last year's avatar for his 'Blue Devils' comment, I'd like to give him credit for stepping up to the plate with a seemingly new vision this year.

I just became a sponsor.

My images are in the attachment below. The solo shot is the main image and the background is the cropped photo of him and his dad holding the cup.

"A Call to Renewed Purpose"

It will go with my brand new signature tag line...

I appreciate the hard work - nice job on the avatars. If you get overwhelmed, I'll try my luck at fiddling around with the avatar myself.
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DSL, I'm sure it's been answered before, but did you find this picture somewhere or did you create this brilliance yourself?
An actual pet owner/amateur photographer in Japan in the 90s took a multitude of pix of his pet rabbit Oolong with various foodstuffs, mostly pastry, on its head. It became an internet meme for stuff that didn't make sense. I have used it in that vein to descibe the play of our beloved hockey team. I hope one day to replace it with an avatar that indicates strength and clarity.

No I'm not making any of that up.


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I would like this photo



"A Call To Dex"

Background image



Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

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I'd like to claim "A Call to Calvert".

I'll look for pictures later today and add them to this message.
For the foreground (you can crop to just get Calvert in it):


For the background:


and I'd like you to know, I did get a star next to my name.


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a call to carter



i like that as a background pic....

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OMG, A call to not suck.

The Toronto one was amusing. Enjoy your avatars.

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An actual pet owner/amateur photographer in Japan in the 90s took a multitude of pix of his pet rabbit Oolong with various foodstuffs, mostly pastry, on its head. It became an internet meme for stuff that didn't make sense. I have used it in that vein to descibe the play of our beloved hockey team. I hope one day to replace it with an avatar that indicates strength and clarity.

No I'm not making any of that up.
Never, never change it - Oolong and pastry becomes you! Strength and clarity are over-rated, anyway. Nothing really makes any sense.

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a call to carter



i like that as a background pic....
Ah the irony.

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A Call to Reinforcements



With this in the background.



And I just became a sponsor.

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A Call to Reinforcements



With this in the background.



And I just became a sponsor.
Those are some dashing looking dudes in the background pic, Howitzer!

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I submitted option A for the contest, but I like what ended up winning a lot better than my design. We're going to have teh best looking avatars on the boards.

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I'd like A Call to Umby. I'll submit my photos asap (at work right now).

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This



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Tag line "Call to skill"

photo:

(photo is at bottom)

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EDIT:

Here is my photo: Thanks again, guys!
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Ah the irony.
ha! i didn't catch that until you said something...freakin funny...guess I'll search for another one during some downtime in the A

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