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Guest
Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2012 3:24:43 PM

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Self explanatory, but I'll elaborate. I'd like to create a story banner for my latest story and have it as my forum signature but I've no idea how. Could someone tell me how? I want to create on with just the picture but the link to be embedded in it, any help would be very much appreciated, thanks.
DirtyMartini
Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2012 3:43:27 PM

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Did you try some of the free banner maker sites on the net?

Banner Fans
http://www.bannerfans.com/banner_maker.php



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DirtyMartini
Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2012 3:58:59 PM

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It's actually pretty darn easy to create a simple banner...took me a few minutes tops...Regaeman Man



I'll have to work on it more one of these days...


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Guest
Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2012 4:06:43 PM

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Thanks, that looks like it'll work. Looks like I've found my fun activity for the time being. Is it wrong that I'm getting more than a wee bit excited?
DirtyMartini
Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2012 11:57:58 PM

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Gurlyboy wrote:
Thanks, that looks like it'll work. Looks like I've found my fun activity for the time being. Is it wrong that I'm getting more than a wee bit excited?


I don't know...maybe you can write a story about that...

Looks like there's a number of similar sites...you can give us a full report on which one is best...


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Guest
Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2012 6:33:49 AM

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DirtyMartini wrote:


I don't know...maybe you can write a story about that...

Looks like there's a number of similar sites...you can give us a full report on which one is best...


I might do that (the review not the story, though I could for a poem, if inspiration kicks me in the teeth). I've got a funny feeling that a might end up using GIMP though.
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2012 7:10:43 AM

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DM named my favourite.

I use a mix of GIMP and bannerfans, but most of my older banners were strictly bannerfans (eg. upload the image I want to far left on the banner and then just pick a colour for the rest and an interesting font).

Primarily I like bannerfans to play with fonts. It will allow you to upload any size picture you want so it's great for posters or regular sized pics as well.


principessa
Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2012 9:39:16 AM

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Thank you, DD.

Once created and saved as a download, how do you get it into your signature line? Should it be in .jpg form?



Coco
Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2012 10:19:04 AM

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You can change it by going into Account>>Update Forum Signature; the file should be saved as a jpg or png to your image gallery. Should be pretty easy from there.

principessa
Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2012 10:24:32 AM

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Thanks, Coco. Saving it in my image gallery was the step I was omitting.

Guest
Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2012 10:26:58 AM

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Testing. Seems to work. Thanks, everyone!
Guest
Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2012 10:40:39 AM

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On a semi-related note, you know that wee box that begs the question "what are you thinking?" on your profile? How would one go about posting a picture in there?
DirtyMartini
Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2012 11:04:51 AM

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Gurlyboy wrote:
On a semi-related note, you know that wee box that begs the question "what are you thinking?" on your profile? How would one go about posting a picture in there?


You can just paste the URL in there, and it should show up...




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Guest
Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2012 11:12:53 AM

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DirtyMartini wrote:


You can just paste the URL in there, and it should show up...



I see, so I could post a picture in my gallery and then paste the URL in and hey presto? Thanks, I've been trying to work that our for ages!
DirtyMartini
Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2012 1:17:54 PM

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Gurlyboy wrote:


I see, so I could post a picture in my gallery and then paste the URL in and hey presto? Thanks, I've been trying to work that our for ages!


Yeah, sometimes in life things are actually pretty simple...check out my new and totally cool sig banner btw...


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Guest
Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2012 2:02:07 PM

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DirtyMartini wrote:


Yeah, sometimes in life things are actually pretty simple...check out my new and totally cool sig banner btw...


Nice banner, kudos to you.
DirtyMartini
Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2012 3:57:27 PM

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Gurlyboy wrote:


Nice banner, kudos to you.


Actually, as much as I would like to...I have to give credit to Miss Ashleigh Doll...and I think she did a fine job btw...


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Guest
Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2012 5:12:56 PM

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DirtyMartini wrote:


Actually, as much as I would like to...I have to give credit to Miss Ashleigh Doll...and I think she did a fine job btw...


Well whomever did it, it's pretty darned cool.
Catnip
Posted: Monday, June 18, 2012 1:54:48 AM

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Gurlyboy wrote:
I want to create on with just the picture but the link to be embedded in it, any help would be very much appreciated, thanks.


You make a picture in any program of your choice.
Make sure the image is not too big in file size(about 75kb) or actual size(500x150px).

Go to: Edit Forum Signature in your settings.

Upload the image.

Mark the text([ img]imageurl[ /img], press the hyper-link button and type/paste in the url that it's supposed to link to.

If it looks similar to this(without spaces in brackets):

[ url=http://www.lushstories.com/catnip][ img]http://upload.lushstories.com/48-chatnip.jpg[ /img][ /url]

you've made it.

Save and check it out in the forums!

Voila!


nicola
Posted: Monday, June 18, 2012 4:20:11 AM

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You have a little white pixel at the bottom there Ms Nip.

Nice tutorial.

The font we use is trebuchet MS.

Bannerfans.com is really good, thanks for the link DD, saves me lots of time with drop shadows in my image editor!
Guest
Posted: Monday, June 18, 2012 5:04:30 AM

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Catnip wrote:


You make a picture in any program of your choice.
Make sure the image is not too big in file size(about 75kb) or actual size(500x150px).

Go to: Edit Forum Signature in your settings.

Upload the image.

Mark the text([ img]imageurl[ /img], press the hyper-link button and type/paste in the url that it's supposed to link to.

If it looks similar to this(without spaces in brackets):

[ url=http://www.lushstories.com/catnip][ img]http://upload.lushstories.com/48-chatnip.jpg[ /img][ /url]

you've made it.

Save and check it out in the forums!

Voila!


Thanks! That's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks to everyone else for their help too. Who'da thunk it'd be so simple in the end?
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Posted: Monday, June 25, 2012 8:20:21 PM

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WOW
That's great! Thanks.

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Guest
Posted: Monday, July 02, 2012 12:19:13 PM

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Hey this is great but im having trouble. when i do ([ img]imageurl[ /img], all it lets me have up is that bar that seperates the forum post to the forum signature... anyone know how i can actually have my picture show up?
Naughtybadgirl
Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 12:08:16 PM

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apparntly im doing something wrong

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Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 1:47:12 PM

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Naughtybadgirl wrote:
apparntly im doing something wrong


You cannot post images in the forum until you have at least 20 post under your belt. I imagine it's the same for pictures in your signature.

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Sandrine
Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 7:00:30 PM

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Let's see if it worked..

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GemGeekett
Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2012 6:12:05 PM

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*LOL* Sandrine you and I have the same idea! (hey, Is that Okie in your banner?? )
Sandrine
Posted: Friday, July 27, 2012 11:08:35 AM

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GemGeekett wrote:
*LOL* Sandrine you and I have the same idea! (hey, Is that Okie in your banner?? )


This banner stuff can be addictive. It's no Okie in my banner, but he inspired some hot thoughts LOL.

BTW, I like your banner :)

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SITTING
Posted: Friday, July 27, 2012 1:03:35 PM

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I make mine on Photoshop then upload them as a pic and link the story... it's good fun!
Guest
Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2012 6:19:43 AM

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SlavePrincess wrote:
Hey this is great but im having trouble. when i do ([ img]imageurl[ /img], all it lets me have up is that bar that seperates the forum post to the forum signature... anyone know how i can actually have my picture show up?


Hi, SlavePrincess

Have you uploaded the image and inserted the link for it into the coding where "imageurl" is? Are you adding that ( before img in brackets? If so, that could be the problem. Also, be sure to remove the space before both img's in the brackets.
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