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Usplash screen: Call for new artwork!

Postby clem on Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:42 am

Hi,

As you might be aware, Linux Mint 2.1 Bea is planned to be released for mid-December. Time goes fast and one of our major concern with this release is: We still don't have a proper Linux Mint usplash screen.

If you're talented, have skills in this area, and you're willing to help, please come with some suggestions. We badly need artwork in that area.
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Postby Aero on Fri Nov 24, 2006 1:43 am

Could you provide the logo with a transparent background? I'd like to try to work on something, but the logo would be really helpful.
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Postby clem on Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:47 am

Hi Areo,

It has a transparent background: http://linuxmint.com/forum/images/ ... a48f2c.gif

However, it's not of great quality.
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Postby clem on Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:54 am

I designed this Live CD splash last night. If you want you can use it to create a usplash theme:

http://linuxmint.com/pictures/other/splash.pcx
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The question

Postby gramnemo on Sat Nov 25, 2006 8:57 am

At me Barbara is established! The question when will the new version I can Barbara update or I should establish again ?
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Postby manishk on Wed Nov 29, 2006 4:27 pm

I'm a noob...but I would like to help :D .

But I dont understand what exactly is a splash screen and how to create one...and is there any copyrights issues with this?? :?:
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Postby Tiptup300 on Fri Dec 01, 2006 5:08 pm

Image

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Postby Openxworld on Fri Dec 01, 2006 7:41 pm

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Postby clem on Sat Dec 02, 2006 7:06 am

Openxworld: Waoo... une menthe a l'eau !!! Faudrait ajouter des bulles pour faire un diabolo menthe :)

Tiptup300: This looks quite nice. Can you make a usplash.so and put it in a .deb ? You can look at the source code for usplash-theme-bea to see how it's done. I'd like to change the usplash for Bianca and have some green stuff instead. Can you make a green version of this as a usplash, or/and use the little green logo as well ?

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Postby Tiptup300 on Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:40 pm

I couldnt figure out all the stuff like that but I'm sure you could do it, but the green would be easy
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Postby clem on Sat Dec 02, 2006 4:29 pm

We can talk about it on the IRC if you want. It's not that hard to put the deb together... the hard part of the job is to actually play and figure out how to use the colormap on the pictures..

... for instance, the progress bar is using a particular subset of the colormap. There's a lot of gimping in other words, not to much packaging in fact :)

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Postby Tiptup300 on Sat Dec 02, 2006 4:55 pm

Ewww, who uses gimp? I may no longer be a microsoft whore, but I'm still a photoshop whore. ;)
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Postby clem on Sat Dec 02, 2006 5:13 pm

Hmm... I'm not sure tiptup, the Gimp is a great tool... but if you're used to Photoshop, what can I say :)
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Postby Tiptup300 on Sat Dec 02, 2006 5:15 pm

I used gimp for 3 hours straight and all I could get was a destroyed layer, I can do amazing things on photoshop in SECONDS
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gimpshop a photoshop like

Postby Openxworld on Sat Dec 02, 2006 6:06 pm

Why dont you use gimshop ?

Menu style is photoshop like...

and there ise a .deb too....

funny isn't it ?
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Postby Tiptup300 on Sat Dec 02, 2006 7:51 pm

Gimpshop didnt really change much, the windows should all be in one like photoshop or else its irritating. The layers should have non-destructive effects. It also needs vector support, once it has those, then I'll use it.
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Postby Aero on Sat Dec 02, 2006 11:32 pm

root wrote:Hmm... I'm not sure tiptup, the Gimp is a great tool... but if you're used to Photoshop, what can I say :)


Exactly!

I love gimp, it has just enough power for me. I do find it lacking in certain areas though, but I quickly find a way around it. Photoshop was too confusing to me and is way too expensive for me. I'm sure Photoshop is a great tool, but gimp is fine for me.
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Postby 900i on Wed Dec 06, 2006 3:11 pm

Or that PhotoGimp, Gimp edition. :D I've never used Photoshop and always used The Gimp, and I'm absolutely bloody useless at graphics, but thats nothing to do with the software.
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Postby npap on Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:43 am

Tiptup300 wrote:Image

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Postby Alephcat on Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:33 am

I like it allot, but any chance of having the forum logo (the one in the top left just to be sure that you know the one I am talking about) incorporated? I think that would look good in the space towards the top.
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