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Crow
2010-03-08, 09:36 PM
Can somebody give me a quick little tutorial on how to make the slick little trophies and medals that I see people put in their sigs for this contest or that.

I would like to know how these are made. I have an older version of paintshop pro (7) and regular paint.exe...

Crimmy
2010-03-08, 09:41 PM
Most of those would come from IA, so I'm guessing Oblivion could tell you.

Then again, faking a prize to an IA you never entered to would seem bad. Unless you plan to make them for something else.

Arti3
2010-03-08, 09:45 PM
Then again, faking a prize to an IA you never entered to would seem bad.
Yeah... that would be bad. Has anyone done that before?

Crimmy
2010-03-08, 09:49 PM
Not entirely sure, but with what I've seen itP, I wouldn't discard it so quickly. I agree, the Playground is beautiful, but there have been some misguided ones in here, too.

Qwernt
2010-03-08, 10:00 PM
The easiest way to make them (or maybe the hardest) - win one in one of the contests. If you are thinking to given them away for your own contest (ie making them for others) there is little difference between making them and making any other OotS Avatar.

Oblivion
2010-03-09, 08:41 AM
As Crimmy said, I've been making trophies for the Iron Avatarist for quite a while, though I recently "retired" due to lack of time.

First, I make the trophies like any other OotS avatar, as Qwernt said. I use Inkscape to do so, which is a free vector program. Here are some good tutorials about it if you want to learn more about the software: Trazoi's Tutorial (http://www.trazoi.net/tutorials/inkscape/oots/) and The Inkscape Help Thread (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=111767).

Then my trick is to create a gradient with either gold, silver or bronze colors to make the trophy shiny. I usually create 5 stops for the gradient (in inkscape) at 0, .25, .5, .75 and 1. All stops are completely opaque. I put the first two (0 and .25) and last two (.75 and 1) stops of the darkest gradient color, and the middle one (.5) of the lightest.

For example, for a gold trophy, the colors are:
Gold: 35 245 99 or c1a004ff (first two and last two stops)
Shine: 35 169 172 or e3d075ff (middle stop)
which gives this:

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z82/Oblivion017/IA_SpaceOpera/Being1.png

Same thing for the silver and bronze trophy:

Silver: 0 0 172 or acacacff
Shine: 0 0 239 or efefefff

Bronze: 26 117 50 or 49371bff
Shine: 26 132 158 or d0a96bff

That's my way of doing trophies, but I've seen other people do it differently (e.g., with colored outline, different colors or shine, etc.). Anyway, I hope this helps! :smallsmile:

Crow
2010-03-09, 10:02 AM
As Crimmy said, I've been making trophies for the Iron Avatarist for quite a while, though I recently "retired" due to lack of time.

First, I make the trophies like any other OotS avatar, as Qwernt said. I use Inkscape to do so, which is a free vector program. Here are some good tutorials about it if you want to learn more about the software: Trazoi's Tutorial (http://www.trazoi.net/tutorials/inkscape/oots/) and The Inkscape Help Thread (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=111767).

Then my trick is to create a gradient with either gold, silver or bronze colors to make the trophy shiny. I usually create 5 stops for the gradient (in inkscape) at 0, .25, .5, .75 and 1. All stops are completely opaque. I put the first two (0 and .25) and last two (.75 and 1) stops of the darkest gradient color, and the middle one (.5) of the lightest.

For example, for a gold trophy, the colors are:
Gold: 35 245 99 or c1a004ff (first two and last two stops)
Shine: 35 169 172 or e3d075ff (middle stop)
which gives this:

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z82/Oblivion017/IA_SpaceOpera/Being1.png

Same thing for the silver and bronze trophy:

Silver: 0 0 172 or acacacff
Shine: 0 0 239 or efefefff

Bronze: 26 117 50 or 49371bff
Shine: 26 132 158 or d0a96bff

That's my way of doing trophies, but I've seen other people do it differently (e.g., with colored outline, different colors or shine, etc.). Anyway, I hope this helps! :smallsmile:

Ahah, thank you for the help! I am going to be making some of these for my wife who is running challenges on CafeMom.