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TMX Site Headers 2013 (results page 6)
  eyebo.wp
TMX Site Headers 2013 (results page 6)7:39 PM 05-Feb-13 : Quote : Report : #
Management



TMX United will be getting a face lift soon, thanks to   [ATP]Joanna who has been working hard on a site update!

As a result, we'll need some new site headers. We've had the current ones for almost two years and really enjoyed seeing them every day!   cana did a great job with them!

But now is your chance to leave your mark on TMX!

You are invited to participate in a contest to create new site headers!

The deadline is currently March 15, 2013.
We reserve the right to extend the deadline if we do not receive enough submissions by then.

-- RULES --

o Make at least one set of headers. A set consists of 7 headers, one representing each environment.
o You can submit up to 2 sets of headers.

o Size must be 900x96. This is the same height as the current headers, but wider.
o Headers should be submitted in the PNG format.

o Aspect ratios should be respected. No stretching pictures to fit.
o The TMX logo must be shown on the left side of the header.
o Please avoid using any copyrighted materials in the site headers.

o You are allowed to edit your banners up until the deadline.

-- ASSETS --

TMX logo (use jokey_smurf's ones)

For the logo, use these coordinates or use this template if you have Photoshop.


Originally posted by Tuta ...
here is a png image of the template with transparent background so you guys without photoshop can just paste this over the image and logo will be in the same place


https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1376044/TMX%20header%20comp/PNG%20template.png


Thanks Tuta!

-- SUGGESTIONS --

o Try to keep a similar theme going for each header so that each one within a set looks like they go together.
o Keep the banners with a somewhat clean look. TMX has a simple design and the banners should reflect that.
o Make sure the TMX logo stands out. The current banners employ some sort of low contrast blur behind the logo so that you can easily read it and it doesn't become muddled with a lot of detail behind it. Using a similar idea may enhance your own headers.

You can see a compilation picture of all the submitted banners from the previous contest, if you want some ideas/inspiration.

You're free to create what you want, but keep in mind that the current banners by cana were collectively chosen by the TMX crew out of all the ones submitted. Building a banner in a similar style and/or keeping a similar feel will maximize your chances to get yours selected. However, don't let this limit your creativity! We'd love to see what ideas you come up with!

-- JUDGING --

We will ask members of the TMX Crew from TMX N, TMX NF, MX, and TMX United to judge the submitted site banners after the submissions have been closed. We will ask each judge to rank the banner sets and a score will be assigned to each ranking. The scores will then be tabulated and the winner will be found.

-- PRIZES --

First place: Your site headers on the site, 30 donator days, 10000 coppers, and a showcase**
Second place: 5000 coppers, 15 donator days
Third place: 3000 coppers, 7 donator days

** You may choose a track to be showcased on the front page of TMX United. It can be a self-made creation or the work of someone else (which has got a maximum of 10 awards already).

We look forward to seeing what you make!

Have fun!

Crew
Last edited 07-Apr-2013 by   eyebo.wp
  darkpuddle
8:10 PM 05-Feb-13 : Quote : Report : #
Toy-Car Racer



Below is a list of all the submissions:

chachoux:


chalwhen:


daniel:


kadaz:


nr.13:


red_shreder:


tuta:


voyager006:



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darkpuddle's original post below:

starting now
Last edited 27-Mar-2013 by   eyebo.wp
  eyebo.wp
10:29 PM 05-Feb-13 : Quote : Report : #
Management



I've added a template....

...and then updated the template once. Please download it again if you haven't already.

Great to hear you're already starting darkpuddle!
  dan!el
Re: TMX New Site Headers 20137:48 AM 06-Feb-13 : Quote : Report : #
Zimmer Racer!



Originally posted by eyebo ...
-- JUDGING --

We will ask members of the TMX Crew from TMX N, TMX NF, MX, and TMX United to judge the submitted site banners after the submissions have been closed. We will ask each judge to rank the banner sets and a score will be assigned to each ranking. The scores will then be tabulated and the winner will be found.

I'd like users voting (like it's planned on TMNFX) more
  eyebo.wp
8:28 AM 06-Feb-13 : Quote : Report : #
Management



I can understand that sentiment.

But to be blunt, I don't trust the users to pick the right set, especially after the last header contest. Many people wanted sets that didn't really go well together. I think part of it was rooted in the fact that most people didn't really know cana, and that he didn't have some things like spinning wheels in his set. The crew was also the judges of the last header contest.

For a big decision like the site banner, I'd rather the crew decided. We have a lot of things that the users can participate in already... judging MTCs, user choice awards, etc.

I respect that they want to let users decide on NF. In fact, I think it will probably work out fine since you're only picking one header there, and not a set of 7 headers.
Last edited 06-Feb-2013 by   eyebo.wp
  FT»chalwhen
2:32 PM 06-Feb-13 : Quote : Report : #
Zimmer Racer!



i'll try smt here
e. if I take 900*96p thepic is soo streched, can sb help?
Last edited 06-Feb-2013 by   FT»chalwhen
  dan!el
4:52 PM 06-Feb-13 : Quote : Report : #
Zimmer Racer!



can I post them one by one? (in one post ofc)
  inc
5:44 PM 06-Feb-13 : Quote : Report : #
Go-Kart Racer



Originally posted by chalwhen ...
e. if I take 900*96p thepic is soo streched, can sb help?

I hope I'm understanding your problem correctly.

To prevent a stretched image, you need to crop your image before resizing it. Your cropped image should have a height of 0.106 * the width.

If your original image is 3200x2400 pixels tall, you want to crop the image to 3200x342 pixels before resizing. Then when you resize it to 900*96, the aspect ratio will remain constant and the image won't be stretched. If you try resizing from 3200x2400 to 900x96 without cropping first, you will have very flat cars (7x as short as usual) because the aspect ratio has changed from 1.33:1 to 9.375:1 .
  FT»chalwhen
5:59 PM 06-Feb-13 : Quote : Report : #
Zimmer Racer!



thx, i just wondered because it looked streched in tm
  inc
6:05 PM 06-Feb-13 : Quote : Report : #
Go-Kart Racer



Originally posted by chalwhen ...
thx, i just wondered because it looked streched in tm

?
Then I might not have understood correctly. If you're trying to run the game at 900x96, I don't know what the output will look like. It might already be stretched in a bad way.

It's probably easier to take a screenshot in TM at your normal screenshot resolution and do the resizing in your graphics editing program.
Last edited 06-Feb-2013 by   inc
  dan!el
8:16 PM 06-Feb-13 : Quote : Report : #
Zimmer Racer!



here it starts:













Last edited 15-Mar-2013 by   dan!el
  FT»chalwhen
9:18 PM 06-Feb-13 : Quote : Report : #
Zimmer Racer!



cool idea
  basbaas»LT
10:48 PM 06-Feb-13 : Quote : Report : #
Soft-Top Racer



I really like them daniel! good job
  FT»chalwhen
2:12 PM 07-Feb-13 : Quote : Report : #
Zimmer Racer!



is that streched ? ~
where can I find this signs on yours daniel ?
Last edited 07-Feb-2013 by   FT»chalwhen
  Red Shreder
4:02 PM 07-Feb-13 : Quote : Report : #
Coupè Racer



Originally posted by FT»chalwhen ...
where can I find this signs on yours daniel ?


If by "signs" you mean the logo's environments, you can find them in the Trackmania United file : GameData, Environment (Snow, Bay...), Media, Texture Menus
  FT»chalwhen
4:22 PM 07-Feb-13 : Quote : Report : #
Zimmer Racer!



thanks
  BLiNNeMaNS
5:30 PM 07-Feb-13 : Quote : Report : #
Go-Kart Racer



ehr.. how about upgrading the logo as well??

A while back when i was a moderator on tmx i did a rebuild of the logo for a movieposter project on tmnforever.tm-exchange. I've removed the moviepart and toyed around with it a bit.
The logo is drawn using the pen tool in photoshop, so it can be resized to every size without creating sawteeth edges.

personally i think this looks waaay better:
(didn't want to spend time to build the checkered flag as well, but can easily be added)




edit:
noticed i forgot to remove a stroke around the TM letters.. outlining should be 1pt thinner
if you want i can create a cleaned up layered version, just let me know
Last edited 07-Feb-2013 by   BLiNNeMaNS
  MrA
6:55 PM 07-Feb-13 : Quote : Report : #
The 5th
Moderator



nice one BLiNNeMaNS

Last edited 07-Feb-2013 by   MrA
  FT»chalwhen
7:32 PM 07-Feb-13 : Quote : Report : #
Zimmer Racer!



ready now







Last edited 16-Feb-2013 by   FT»chalwhen
  dan!el
7:35 PM 07-Feb-13 : Quote : Report : #
Zimmer Racer!



first one is way too dark imho. second looks nice (:
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