GellertGPhoenix wrote:Yes, but how does one make the link... Not the code. I'm guessing you use imgur, which I believe is an image hosting website correct? Is that the only way? Also, what about resizing?
Ohh sorry I misunderstood you. Yes, I use imgur, but there are other sites you could use (photobucket for example). After uploading an image on imgur you can choose to edit it, where you'll have the option to crop or resize it.
GinChaser wrote:Can I be a keeper of something cool? Or funny. I can take funny.
Keeperships request thread is this way
! There's a list in the first post of what's already been claimed, but you're free to have anything else.
EDIT: I was asked for a how-to on banner making, so I thought I'd post it in here in case anyone else is interested in making their own. Essentially all I'm doing is fucking around until it looks cool, but here's the step by step of a recent Gryffindor banner I made.
In this userbar I used these pics: 1
Step 1: add the background and move it around until you like how it looks
Step 2: next I added the second picture in a lighten layer, again just moving it around until I like how it looks
Step 3: added the first layer again as a lighten layer
Step 4: I added a gradient layer (white to black) and set it to overlay
Step 5: add the Gryffindor crest
Step 6: I took the entire background, merged it into one layer, duplicated it, brought it to the top and set it to soft light
Step 7: scanlines set to overlay. You can find some by google searching it, or if you like tedium you can make it yourself (which is what I did for this one). When you make it yourself you have more freedom to make the lines spacier or closer together. This time I did diagonals, but sometimes I like to do gridlines or just plain vertical/horizontal. And now I'm feeling like the rainbow sponge lady of scanlines.
Step 8: text and 1px border. I also added a 1px stroke, gradient overlay, and drop shadow to the text
And you're done!