Make something Frosty

From: I Y I
Group: news:alt.discuss.clubs.public.html.artistic.chocolataa
Date: Thu, Nov 3, 2005, 4:34pm
Subject: Challenge Make something Icey Frosty. Use 1 sub image Example

This tutorial is a advanced skill level. It gives you only generalities. You will be creating on your own. This is not advised for beginners. It might be too frustrating for you. That is never fun.

I used 4 images from the sub-directories.

When I first output this image it was 540 wide 50kb and the text was solid and stable. It didn't budge a smudge.

image 23k

Made the banner at Ultra's banner maker.
July 4th category. Dreamstars
Ultra's banner maker

Colors grey91 and gold4.

Sharpened 20x21
Comp'd icicles and then comp'd
the flake last before output.


Optimized at GWs.


Re: Challenge Make something Icey Frosty.
Use 1 sub image


Group: news:alt.discuss.clubs.public.html.artistic.chocolataa
Date: Thu, Nov 3, 2005, 5:03pm
From: I Y I

Used Net11 ImageMagick

image 31k

I made a text banner at banner generator.
Banner Maker

Husky font you know the one


80 grey transparent back 20 border.

Comp the icicles in various places used icicles 4 and 5.

image #4 image #5

To FX Tint color gold

Comp'd IN across and down the icecicle with this tile.


Next I Comp'd the animated flake NW over and then Output.


Optimized at GWs.


I kept a notes txt file on the way I inserted text and links on ULTRA's cgi index lister that I used. That is linked at the bottom of this cgi script. For those who can run scripts at your server.

This is where you can input links without breaking the script. Same type of thing on pl scripts.



Example 3


I started with Ultra's banner maker.
Ultra's banner maker
Under category of the 4th of july.
TTF is Starburst.
point size 60
banner height 200
width 400.

Back Transparent.
quality best.


From there to Net11 IM

Comp'd the icicles


Then to FX tint gold

comp'd the animated flake



.......Took to GWs to Optimize.......

....:::::: Optimize ::::::::....

You can reduce file size in a number of different ways. The best end result you are trying for is the most pixel beauty packed into every kb you can manage.

Why? Because if a image is so large in kb size that it takes forrrrrrrrrrrrever to load you will lose your audience. Stats show if a web surfer comes to your site and you don't have your page loaded for them in 60 secs or less you lose 50% of your visitors. So if your image is 200kb and you use it in a webpage you just defeated the whole purpose of a webpage. Very few will wait for the page to load. Too big of kb size means you will probably not use the image.

Optimize at gifworks? How?

Lots of different ways.
The optimize button is on the second row of button 2nd to last now. GW's recently upgraded.

You have 3 options on that drop down.

Reduce colors
Websafe colors
split frames

I use the first 2 a lot

When using websafe colors I usually will check mark the normal dither. I like that effect the best. Sometimes images get too grainy though.

Smart crop helps reduce kbs

Reducing size meaning W&H

Reduces size.

Some times things work other times they don't. With animations in particular. Because you are dealing with a number of frames that are sometimes bouncing off of each other. In the looping of the frames.

I have a couple of related pages here and there I'll post them up.

..::Output Optimize-Clear Comments Moved- V6.15::.
Coloring Sunbursts by Comp'n a Color Tile:
Optimize by Setting Quality Percentages
When You Output

Optimizing Images with the WTV-Zone

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