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Kai "the spy" February 3 2013 03:33 AM

ENTER! Misc. Av.Contest: Gunslinger legends
 
Howdy!

This time, let's see your favorite wild west legend. It must be real, non-fictional persons related with the myth of the wild west. Art or actual photos are fine, but no actors playing the person in question (so no Kevin Costner as Wyatt Earp or something like that).

Since entries take their time these days, I'm not setting a time limit just now. Let's see how they are coming.

I'll make the start with James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok:
http://gickr.com/results3/anim_1951b...93f093e216.gif

trekkiedane February 3 2013 04:24 AM

Re: ENTER! Misc. Av.Contest: Gunslinger legends
 
Your 'start' already gave me a good idea! -let's see if I'm able to make an avatar of it!

Ar-Pharazon February 3 2013 04:59 AM

Re: ENTER! Misc. Av.Contest: Gunslinger legends
 
Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp. Born in my home state of Illinois.


http://img15.picoodle.com/i523/arpha..._1cc_u9a07.png

Finally got it how I want it.

Locutus of Bored February 3 2013 05:04 AM

Re: ENTER! Misc. Av.Contest: Gunslinger legends
 
http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/r...ps63f2f806.jpg

trekkiedane February 3 2013 05:09 AM

Re: ENTER! Misc. Av.Contest: Gunslinger legends
 
Ar-Pharazon would you hold against me if I suggested to remove the white framing around the photo?

I just think it would make a better avatar -but that's just mho...

Ar-Pharazon February 3 2013 05:19 AM

Re: ENTER! Misc. Av.Contest: Gunslinger legends
 
I didn't have any framing at first, not intentionally, I was having issues with the transparency in PS.

I have a black framing around the oval shape. How does it look now?

trekkiedane February 3 2013 05:35 AM

Re: ENTER! Misc. Av.Contest: Gunslinger legends
 
A LOT better -imho. (transparent in Firefox - but a small black frame)

Ar-Pharazon February 3 2013 05:47 AM

Re: ENTER! Misc. Av.Contest: Gunslinger legends
 
Thing is, it looks better in PS, then when I try to save as .gif, it makes the border look sharper than it did before the save.

Very irritating.

trekkiedane February 3 2013 05:54 AM

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It's the same in the GIMP.

It's about how browsers perceive the transparency -afaik.

Just take a look at my current (UTOPIA) avatar╣ http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4...cons/wink2.gif




________________
╣ - Which happens to be my entry in another contest on this board at this time.

Ar-Pharazon February 3 2013 06:08 AM

Re: ENTER! Misc. Av.Contest: Gunslinger legends
 
What it's doing to me is happening within PS. I'm sure I'm doing something wrong, I just don't know what.

trekkiedane February 3 2013 06:11 AM

Re: ENTER! Misc. Av.Contest: Gunslinger legends
 
^I think it's part of the GIF-format - or transparency - rather than the apps you do it in -if you find a way to merge transparent'ish colours with whatever background-colour you post an image on -please let me know! ... I'll become a billionaire and you'll get all the credit ;)

RJDiogenes February 3 2013 11:38 AM

Re: ENTER! Misc. Av.Contest: Gunslinger legends
 
Hmm, gunslingers. Way outside my area of expertise, but I'll see what I can come up with.

trekkiedane February 3 2013 03:09 PM

Re: ENTER! Misc. Av.Contest: Gunslinger legends
 
I'm hoping there's enough leeway in this sentence:
Quote:

Kai "the spy" wrote: (Post 7630993)
/.../ wild west legend

...to do what I have in mind.

Kai "the spy" February 3 2013 09:31 PM

Re: ENTER! Misc. Av.Contest: Gunslinger legends
 
Depends on what you have in mind.

trekkiedane February 3 2013 09:34 PM

Re: ENTER! Misc. Av.Contest: Gunslinger legends
 
'Gunslingers' weren't the only legendary 'bandits' in the west... I'm contemplating the mechanical kind. :)


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