UGN Images Contest

Posted by: Gremelin

UGN Images Contest - 10/09/02 07:19 PM

UGN is holding ian Image Contest. To the winners of this contest goes a POP3 email account ([email protected]).

We're looking for three types of images.
102*47 (Button)
468*60 (Banner)
88*31 (Button)

(for those non technical its larger number = width).

We need two sets of images made up. One is for UGN and another is for HostNuke.
http://www.undergroundnews.com/
http://www.hostnuke.com/

These banners will be displayed on both UGN and HostNuke with full credits to the creator, and best of all you get a free (ad free) pop3 email account! (You can also use our mail scripts on site).

If you need any information please feel free to email me at any time or post it here!

If you'd like to check out the contest submitted images please view the contest pages.

If you'd like to enter please post your image after this post or email it to contest[at]undergroundnews[dot]com and we'll throw it on the contest pages.
Posted by: SilentRage

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/09/02 11:03 PM

I made this in paint. I copied a bit from the UGN banner above for the background then pixel painted the borders and barely noticeable 3D effect for the text.

88x31 Button
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/10/02 12:04 AM

Thats actually quite nice rage ...

I'd also like to state that we need various differant submissions of each type (all will be shown in the "links" section with credit towards the creator(s).

Please note that a contest isn't a contest without numerous submissions.

This contest ends November 15th. You can still submit work after this date until the 30th, but your images will be farther down on the listing.

Voting on images will happen soon after the deadline. All members will be allowed to vote on which image(s) are the best. First by author(s) then secondly by image.
Posted by: SilentRage

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/10/02 12:20 AM

I'm too lazy to make other buttons. But I will offer the button above in the following border styles (or combonation of)



Also, I made the larger sized button. A completely different style. (can you figure out who the picture in the newspaper is of?)

102x47 Button
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/10/02 12:22 AM

HEH interesting button... Well use your immagination lol, thats what this contest is about...

Do a "rendition" of the button in all three styles (as a test of your template skills).
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/10/02 04:57 AM

psychogen: I'd like to know what colors or styles that you wish to have your banners and stuff in.

Well look around the site, theres the color scheme, we plan on keeping the scheme pretty much as is.

As for theme, use your immagination, have fun always.

-Gizmo
Posted by: sinetific

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/10/02 09:43 AM


Here's my submission
Posted by: Moffesto

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/10/02 10:22 AM

i love the button SR, i will definatly have to vote on that one.
Posted by: AlienTerror

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/11/02 01:43 AM

how the hell do i get my pic into the reply??
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/11/02 01:47 AM

Click the "Post Reply" button and choose the img option.. or you can type
Code:
 [img][/img] 
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/11/02 01:59 AM

Sin, thats, umm... nice :x...

And I know that your response would be "I'd like to see you do better" so I made one... Just as a note, I suck at graphics lol...



My binary even sais UGN Security lol...
Posted by: Curse

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/11/02 04:33 AM

There is my submission...

Quote:
Curses ass has been removed from the board AGAIN!... he needs to realise when its serious time ...
Posted by: Cold Sunn

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/11/02 07:52 AM

dammit curse!! :\

I will try to make some and get them in. I need a place to host them though, will ugn's board let try to use a txt as an image? I have heard I can rename the image .txt on a lycos server and it will work. It gave me crap about it not being a valid image type on other boards though. I will edit this post with the images when I make them.
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/11/02 09:32 AM

I'll throw them in the /contest/ directory, just email them to me and i'll throw them up.
Posted by: AlienTerror

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/11/02 09:43 PM

Well i didn't make anything special but nice colors though=)

(img be up in a min)
Posted by: black^Pimp

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/12/02 02:30 AM

Huh, man o man

I'm away for a week and contenst starts here.. lol
I liked very much the button that SR made. It was nice, the binary banner UGN SECURITY by Gizmo was also good. I'll work to make some images myself too than i'll post em.

P.S. Are we gonna vote for the best imagine, or Admins will decide about that ?
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/12/02 02:59 AM

Everyone will have a chance to vote on diff banners. Basically there will be a poll posted that has 3 diff questions (Best Banner, Best Small Button, Best Large Button) which all will be posted in the /contest/ section on UGN when I finnish it (its a temperary page so it will look like shit).
Posted by: black^Pimp

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/12/02 03:02 AM

now where the hell did MY post go eh ?

damnit
Posted by: black^Pimp

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/12/02 03:04 AM

ohh damn, here it is now, agrrhhhhh

sorry for this guys.

P.S. Gizmo that sounds good.
Posted by: BackSlash

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/12/02 06:01 AM

silentrage's was good, also liked gizmo's, sinetific's would be good if ugn was a homo hangout... i'm sure i can't do better though, so i shouldn't speak. i'm glad you found your post black^pimp
Posted by: black^Pimp

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/12/02 05:01 PM

Nice speach BS heh. Well i also agree, i liked most SRs post. I decided to make something myself too, so here it is, hope you'll like it.



more comming soon...
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/12/02 05:51 PM

jesus christ pimp, more, more!
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/12/02 05:56 PM

A note for those using binary in their images.

UGN = 01010101010001110100111000000000
UGN Security = 01010101010001110100111000100000010100110110010101100011011101010111001001101001011101000111100100000000

Those both include the stop characters.
Posted by: SilentRage

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/12/02 08:02 PM

black^Pimp, your picture wasn't 468*60

What about animated buttons Giz? I might make something animated.

And goodness gracious people, don't shit on sin's work. You wanna discourage people from posting their art? At least HIS banner had the right dimensions.
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/12/02 08:33 PM

tru tru.. BP, be sure to use the right demensions or your images will be disqualifide.

Animated buttons are fine too .
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/12/02 08:36 PM

For the images out of porportion you can just change the sizes, it won't throw some off too much, bp's for example doesn't even look like it wasn't made in that hehe..

black^Pimp's original submission at the proper resolution:
Posted by: black^Pimp

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/12/02 10:56 PM

Gizmo glad to know you liked it.
SR you're right, i didn't mind about the size i just tryed to make a something good, but as i can see, Gizmo already resized so i think it's ok now.

Gizmo i'm workin on the button, i'll finish that soon too.
Posted by: black^Pimp

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/12/02 11:00 PM

something else guys.

Could you recommend some sites where can download fonts, lots of fonts, i need some good fonts.

btw: Gizmo, we should make banners and buttons for hostnuke.com right ?

P.S. Flash allowed ??!?
Posted by: black^Pimp

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/12/02 11:43 PM

Ok here is the first button i made, hope ya'll like it, i'm workin on one more banner for ugn and one for hostnuke. More coming later.

NOTE: I know the size isn't the correct one but i forgot to look at the Gizmo's post to check for the correct site, so one of ya'll correct it, if not than i'll correct it later when i have time.

UGN Button



[joker]
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/13/02 12:51 AM

Flash is not allowed. Images NEED to say site names.

Yes, hostnuke also since we need a good button to have their advertising on UGN since they offer us free space.
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/13/02 07:15 AM

http://www.acidfonts.com i think
Posted by: Cold Sunn

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/13/02 08:03 AM

Hey Black pimp, there is an edit button. So, instead of posting three times could you just edit your post? I mean seperate responses is good but in a row, could you just Edit Post? thanks man.
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/13/02 08:38 AM

/e notes that CS likes to bitch...

CS needs to enter, he does some uber quality ish!
Posted by: BackSlash

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/13/02 01:14 PM

i don't know why i bothered doing this... i think i started it in paint when i was bored, then i started to care somewhat so i moved to photoshop. still sucks though. as long as its better than sinetifics i'm happy....



let me know what you think
Posted by: black^Pimp

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/13/02 05:51 PM

CS i know about that fucking button and i know what i'm doing so shut up and stop being a smartass ok, watch your own fuckin' bussines !!

Gizmo i'll correct my button and when i finish the other work i'll publish them all together in one post ok.

BackSlash your banner is good, but i think that if you outline the letters with BLUE color it'll look much better.. i think you should try that !!

just a suggestion bro !! no offense !!

thanks
Posted by: BackSlash

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/14/02 03:59 AM

ya, i agree, the words are to hard to read. i'm not sure i know how to outline the letters, but i'll try to find out and post a revised copy if i get time...
Posted by: black^Pimp

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/14/02 05:02 AM

wel BS if you don't mind, i'll try to do a banner pretty close to yours and outline the colors so we can see how it looks ok ?

bye guys
Posted by: black^Pimp

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/14/02 05:35 AM

ok BS here it is bro.. i didn't have much time coz i gotta go to sleep, so i just made it quick and didn't use photoshop for any effects or anything, i'll work more on it if you guys like it. well lets leave the talkies now.. here it is:



see ya'll
Posted by: BackSlash

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/14/02 05:49 AM

looks good, if you work on it anymore, you might consider blurring the background like my original, i liked that part of it. however, its easier to read the words in yours, good work.
Posted by: black^Pimp

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/14/02 03:18 PM

yeah you're right BS, i have to work on bluring the backround as you did, but i told ya i did't have so much time and didn't use photoshop at all.
But i'll tryto work on it more, maybe change something, maybe add something but something will come outta it for sure, hope it'll be good.

later BS
Posted by: black^Pimp

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/14/02 09:21 PM

hi again.

well decided to leave the BS's banner for later and i made some more stuff about UGN modified some and so on, and i tryed to do something about VNC too (but i dunno if i should post it here), i'll just post the banner and the ugn button.

Here is the new banner i made for UGN Security.



and the modified button for UGN...



hope ya'll like em..

see ya
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/15/02 01:33 AM

BP, you need to start making stuff in the right sizes ...
Posted by: black^Pimp

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/15/02 03:09 AM

Gizmo i tola ya before bro.. right now i'll just make them all like this approximate size but not correct, and than later when i finish all my designs than i will correct them all one by one and check them for the last time and than i'll post a finall post with allll my designs and everything esle ok. so all you guys have to do now is tell me if you like em.

btw, here is somethong i was playin' around for the other site http://www.hostnuke.com ...



didn't know if host nuke had a TM or something...

see ya guys

bp
Posted by: SilentRage

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/15/02 04:11 AM

Well what if it doesn't look as good smaller huh? Why not just do it right the first time?
Posted by: black^Pimp

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/15/02 04:35 AM

It will look good small too don't wory SR, i've got it all figured out, don't wory.
Posted by: dashocker

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/15/02 07:07 AM

hmm, well if BP starts making things the right sizes and follows the criterion I will vote for his. But I havent seen CS's yet, so c'mon and post you burn-out! err..i mean, i love you CS


(P.S. Whichever Admin keps changing my avatar(Curse) can please stop, and locking my profile doesen't work. So If your that serious about trying to make me look gay, you can PM me and tell me why, and I'll let it stand(if its a justifyable reason). Until that time, I will keep changing it. Thanx - dash) (Or GIZ, however is doing it, just PM me and tell me why, god damn, how hard is that!)
Posted by: black^Pimp

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/15/02 03:49 PM

heh, bp is working on some more designs than i'll make them all in the correct sizes dashocker...

hell yeah i wanna see CS's work too, i think she's after some animations or something...

btw: CS hates compliments i think !!!
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/15/02 10:52 PM

lol cs = guy :x...

I'm eager to see more work from everyone actually, we've had more turnout than what I had expected. Keep up the good work everyone.
Posted by: black^Pimp

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/15/02 11:03 PM

hi again guys, well i corrected the sizes of my designs so here they go all in one. Hope you guys will like em, i was planing to make much more designs and so on, i've got some ideas in my head, but about 2 hours ago i realized that today my internet dial up account expires lol. So i hurried up to correct these ones and post them before it expires so when i get internet again i'll make some new stuff. I won't be without internet, i've got internet at my academy and school but i wont have internet hope for couple of days, anyway leave that shit.. here are they:

All my work so far...

UGN Security banner



UGN Security banner 2



UnderGroundNews banner (Modification of the original banner posted by BackSlash)



UGN Security button



HostNuke Hosting Services banner



VNC Web Design banner



that's all folks. Have a nice day.

See ya'll

bp
Posted by: black^Pimp

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/15/02 11:39 PM

ok Gizmo, here's the one you requested. Edited.



hope it's good enough.

see ya man.

bp
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/17/02 01:46 AM

Nicely done BP, the reason that I didn't like the first VNC graphic is because the URL was wrong (.com is a porn site) and the font looks like it sais "FAG" design instead of "PRO Design" heh... Good work as always, can't wait to see more :x...
Posted by: Moffesto

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/17/02 02:56 AM

I like the UGN security banners and hostnuke banner alot.
Posted by: BackSlash

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/17/02 07:14 AM

wouldn't "fag design" be more accurate gizmo?
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/17/02 07:45 AM

BS, you don't value your moderator status too much do you?
Posted by: black^Pimp

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/17/02 04:17 PM

i'm glad to know you like em Gizmo, so are you gonna post that VNC banner on the vnc main site or you just need it for the new design, anyway's just wondering, you can do whatever you want...

Quote:
Originally posted by Moffesto:
I like the UGN security banners and hostnuke banner alot.
me too, especially the UGN Security, i like it a lot.
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/18/02 02:50 AM

I hadn't really decided with the VNC banner, we'll reach that road when we get to it lol...
Posted by: Crime

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/24/02 09:48 AM

((Edited by Gizmo)) Crime, anymore bullshit like this and you can just leave UGN. You take a serious discussion and bullshit it up. I'm tired of all your degrading comments towards myself and my staff, and i'm tired of you asking for your mods back when you pruned general to nothingness. This is your only warning, shape the fuck up or ship out.
Posted by: black^Pimp

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/24/02 10:15 AM

hahahahahhahahahha... some crazy shit you made there Crime lol.

bp
Posted by: CryptoKnight

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/24/02 10:32 PM

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
funny shit
Posted by: BackSlash

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/24/02 10:56 PM

i think thats the cleanest i've ever seen gizmo, and of course i value my moderatorship, what would make you think otherwise
Posted by: Cold Sunn

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/24/02 10:57 PM

Nah, I got nothin up my sleeve or anything. I am just lazy. I got a place to host them now, I just remembered I had even started on this thing (so i never emailed them to you gizzy). I think BP will probably win this one, I only made 1 set for ugn. Here they are...



Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/24/02 11:05 PM

That is a very good job CK , glad to know no one forgot about the contest hehe .
Posted by: black^Pimp

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/25/02 09:25 AM

i like your banner CS, looks pretty nice.

lol, dashocker is probably happy now hihi.

P.S. Giz looks like the contest is gettin hot eh
Posted by: dashocker

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/25/02 08:19 PM

bah, CS, thats better than I can do...but BP has you beaten big time...he has mad graphx0ring skills
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/26/02 12:19 AM

bP: looks that way, people are to scared to enter cas of your gfx though lol...
Posted by: black^Pimp

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/26/02 07:12 AM

damn i like writting these way as dashocker used this word "graphx0ring" looks awesome.

Giz: well nah man, probably not but so i can make sure of that, i'll be working on some more graphics too lol.

we still have enough time till the contest is closed man.

bp
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/26/02 07:19 AM

I'm glad that you are hehe, i love seeing new graphics added...
Posted by: fleshwound

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/26/02 08:14 AM

blahh.. ok. i only did this one cuz i'm just playing around with my little animation program. i know it sux so don't hurt my feelings by telling me so! thanx!



fleshy
Posted by: black^Pimp

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/26/02 08:41 AM

no fleshy, it doesn't sux at all, is good

btw i need a good animation program too, could you maybe send me this one ? i'd appreciate it.

bp
Posted by: fleshwound

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/26/02 09:55 AM

i just used jasc animation shop 3. it's pretty good.. i'm sure how to do everything yet.. just played with it for the first time about 2 days ago. so i'm quite new at it. but.. you can just download it here:
http://www.jasc.com/download_4.asp?

then download the crack from here:
http://cracks4u.com/

*get the one for v.3.xx cuz i know that one actually works.*

fleshy
Posted by: Cold Sunn

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/26/02 02:12 PM

I use Adobe Imageready 3 for animations and rollovers. I would recommend using it if you have Photoshop6, since they work together extremely well. You can make it in photoshop, then send it to IR and animate it in there.

If you use PSP, then I assume Jasc Animation Shop 3 would be the best choice. Not sure though, I only used PSP for 60 days (trial version).
Posted by: SilentRage

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/26/02 02:35 PM

I use Microsoft GIF Animator. It's simple and small, perfect for a pixel-painter like me.

I made this little dude with it.

Posted by: black^Pimp

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/26/02 08:06 PM

fleshy thanks a lot man, you've helped me a lot really, i damn need a good gif animator.

btw i also need to get Photoshop 9 desperately.

and damnit SR, that's pretty cool. i like it.

bp
Posted by: black^Pimp

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/26/02 08:10 PM

btw, did someone here say MORE GRAPHICS or i just thought so ?


and...


>>graphx0ring<<

bp
Posted by: BackSlash

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/26/02 09:15 PM

very nice bp, i think you have this contest won
Posted by: fleshwound

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/26/02 09:46 PM

hehe.. your welcome black^pimp.. and by the way.. i'm a girl

fleshy
Posted by: jonconley

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/26/02 09:48 PM

I think Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro are both in version 7 still bP. If you are interested in getting Photoshop 7, I have a few ideas of where you can get it. Just email or IM me. I can burn and send if necessary. I don't use it anymore, so you can have my serial.
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/26/02 11:01 PM

I have it lol... and yeh fleshy is a hott bish... Also black^Pimp, one word, damn...
Posted by: black^Pimp

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/27/02 10:46 AM

hehe thanks BS, i truly hope so

oh fleshy, now i'm even more impressed !!

jon thanks a lot man i'd appreciate that really, i'll email you and we'll talk ok. thanks once more.

Gizmo where the hell are you man ? i was looking for you all the time last nite, need to talk to you, i finished some of the work.

see ya'll

------

P.S. Giz i think you need to update the Contest page.
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/28/02 10:00 AM

Email the shit to me man lol, i'm usually busy!
Posted by: black^Pimp

Re: UGN Images Contest - 10/28/02 10:07 AM

ok man, i'll email it to you as soon as i get home !!! hope ya'll like it.

bp
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Images Contest - 11/03/02 10:35 AM

I'd like to thank everyone who has donated a banner for the contest. Just a note to you all, this post will be closed on November 15th (12 days from now).

You will be unable to submit a graphic on the site for everyone to see (for initial judging). If you submit them via Email to me they will be accepted up until December 5th.

Voting will begin on December 5th with the winner announced on the 20th. The winner will have 1 week (7 days) after the announcement to contact us to recieve their account information.

If you have any questions please feel free to post here.
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Images Contest - 11/20/02 01:15 AM

This post is closed. If you would like to submit images you can until the 30th via email.

Voting will begin on December 1st and will conclude on the 15th.