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phryxus
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2004 6:50 pm (13 years, 11 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Does anyone knows how I can create my own smillies for a forum?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2004 3:16 pm (13 years, 11 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

I take it you have a graphics package?

Basically I would start off with the base (head). In the case of your average smilie this is just a couple of circles - one on top of the other (or a circle with a stroke depending on your graphics app). The ones you see on this site use a gradient fill for the face.

Then its just a case of getting creative with the features (eyes, mouth etc) I would make sure I was zoomed in nice and close, and draw with a pencil tool (photoshop) 1 pixel at a time.

If your app supports layers then you should keep everything on its own layer.

hope that helps
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phryxus
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2004 7:44 pm (13 years, 11 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Thnx for your help.
I'm going to try it myself.

I have only 1 question left. Is it smart to make them 'moving' with Animation Shop or is there a better program to do that??
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2004 9:26 am (13 years, 11 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

I don't really know image shop, but if it makes animated gifs I'm sure it will be fine. I use ImageReady which comes with Photoshop. Kind of overkill for smilie creation Very Happy
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phryxus
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2004 3:36 pm (13 years, 11 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Animation Shop is a program that comes with Paint Shop Pro, so I think that it's good enough to make imoticons. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2004 4:06 pm (13 years, 11 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Yes, probably Very Happy

Let us know how you get on - it would be good to see the final results
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2004 4:07 pm (13 years, 11 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Ok I will do that, and thnx again for your help!!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2004 12:43 pm (13 years, 9 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

phryxus wrote:
Does anyone knows how I can create my own smillies for a forum?
Grtz,
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there a smiley tutorial (if you are using photoshop) it's msn smiley but does same thing has forum heres the tutorial http://www.n-sane.net/tutorials/MSNemoticons/index.php

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phryxus
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2004 1:25 pm (13 years, 9 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

ah, thnx man. I'm going to have a look. Very Happy
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