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jdharvill
01-31-2012, 04:15 PM
This is my first entry into any guild challenges. I used MS Word to create the star form and color, then added the text, layering, and texture in Photoshop.
I may still add more to the image, as I think a coat of arms or something like it should be at the center. I also might try simplifying the color.

### LATEST WIP ###
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and here is the gif transparent version:
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Bogie
02-01-2012, 11:30 PM
Looks good, are the edges supposed to have a sawtooth texture or is that because they need to be at a higher resolution?

jdharvill
02-01-2012, 11:36 PM
When I saved this to GIF using Photoshop, the levels of transparency of the edges was lost. I'm sure that someone has suggestions, but perhaps I should just try the PNG format!?

Hai-Etlik
02-02-2012, 12:30 AM
When I saved this to GIF using Photoshop, the levels of transparency of the edges was lost. I'm sure that someone has suggestions, but perhaps I should just try the PNG format!?


Yes, GIF only supports 1 bit transparency, PNG supports 1 bit, 8 bit, or 16 bit.

jdharvill
02-02-2012, 08:58 AM
Yes, GIF only supports 1 bit transparency, PNG supports 1 bit, 8 bit, or 16 bit.

Thanks. I'll try playing with softening the edge manually.

But here is the PNG version to see how that one turned out.
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Bogie
02-02-2012, 09:28 AM
The png is better.

tilt
02-07-2012, 05:56 AM
if you want extra sharpness - redraw the stars in photoshop, you can use the pen tool for that :) ... and congrats on entering your first challenge :)