Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons, etc.

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Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons, etc.

Postby Qyzbud » February 25th, 2008, 11:34 am

Anyone who has the time and inclination, feel free to suggest or post any designs for forum buttons, smilies, icons and other graphics you'd like to see in use on these forums.

Try to keep the sizes sensible - huge smilies cause lines of text to spread apart.

Remember that this is a DKC forum, and graphics should reflect that.

Submissions will not necessarily be used, but don't let that put you off. ;)
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons, etc.

Postby BlueTronic » February 25th, 2008, 11:58 am

Can we still use our own personal smilies? Image Please? ImageThat would be AWESOME! Image

From the words of Sam Witwicki:
Just ask yourself...

...What would Jesus do?Image

Please lemme use em'. You know you want to. Image
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons, etc.

Postby cfh » February 25th, 2008, 1:35 pm

...There really should be a smiliey-per-post limit. Anyways, if I feel bored sometime I make some.
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons, etc.

Postby Jomingo » February 26th, 2008, 6:56 am

I think that there should be some sort of policy on Smilies. Like two per post, and not every single post. Smilies can be VERY annoying at times, and if people post 3 or 4 every single post it can be distracting.
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons, etc.

Postby cfh » February 26th, 2008, 7:52 am

I think text smilies are less annoying.
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons, etc.

Postby Jomingo » February 26th, 2008, 10:11 am

If we do get DKC related smilies, we should have:
:D = Diddy Kong
:) = Diddy Kong again
:P = DK
:roll: = Dixie
:x = K. Rool

I have no idea how to go about making any of these, but I think they'd be good.
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons, etc.

Postby cfh » February 26th, 2008, 12:55 pm

I think we need to see what expressions we can get first. Smile will be the easiest :P
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons, etc.

Postby Jomingo » February 27th, 2008, 8:06 am

Yeah. Does anybody know how to make smilies? I have know idea how.
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons, etc.

Postby cfh » February 27th, 2008, 8:07 am

Just make a 16x16 (I'm guessing) .GIF image.
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons, etc.

Postby Kowbrainz » February 27th, 2008, 10:36 am

I might try and create some DKC-styled buttons later... but it might look better if they were themed like the main site as well - ie the shrivelled-old-treasure-map look. Not sure, though.
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons, etc.

Postby Qyzbud » February 27th, 2008, 11:26 am

Yeah, I think the torn parchment look, or the shiny golden treasure look would be a good approach.

I should get on to this... but my plate is loaded with a tasty smorgasbord already. Lucky Qyz! :D
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons, etc.

Postby cfh » February 27th, 2008, 11:40 am

I would like the parchment look. Adventurous and goes with the site ;)
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons, etc.

Postby Kowbrainz » February 27th, 2008, 9:25 pm

I think the shiny golden stuff can be saved for the DKC2 skin. Parchment and DKC items sound good for buttons on this skin in my opinion.
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons, etc.

Postby Tiptup Jr. » March 2nd, 2008, 8:40 am

Qyzbud wrote:Yeah, I think the torn parchment look, or the shiny golden treasure look would be a good approach.

I should get on to this... but my plate is loaded with a tasty smorgasbord already. Lucky Qyz! :D


Oh, you and your plate. Sounds like a feast!

I agree on the torn treasure map. It looks
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons, etc.

Postby Jomingo » March 2nd, 2008, 9:13 am

Thank you for putting that in a spoiler tab, I didn't want to find out yet. It is much appreciated. :D
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons, etc.

Postby Kiddy14 » April 11th, 2008, 1:03 pm

The map faces in DKC1 and DKC2 can be used for Smilies:
Diddy can be :O from DKC2 since its animation makes its mouth as "O". Altough it also opens its mouth wide as in :), we can use Dixie's since she also opens her mouth, and she does it bigger =P
Swanky can be animated and even having the sparkling effect in his mouth, being :D
Wrinkly can be :roll: or :| since she opens her eye in the funny way XD

I can't remember how the other Kongs faces are, and since DKC3 lacks faces...

...I sometimes wonder how a "Kiddy Kong" face would look like XD...
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons, etc.

Postby Qyzbud » April 11th, 2008, 1:49 pm

Yeah, those would be good to use. My only thoughts are that they would need to be too 'big'. I like the idea of smaller smilies, so they don't stretch the text lines up/down... Maybe I'll work on that now, to see how it goes. I'll put a few here, and we can see what we think.
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons, etc.

Postby DKCplayer » July 8th, 2008, 10:12 am

Hmm... make more smiley faces...
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons, etc.

Postby Raccoon Sam » July 8th, 2008, 11:16 am

The map icons from DKC1/2 would be pretty rad.
But then again they serve no purpose when it comes to expressing anything.
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons, etc.

Postby DKCplayer » July 9th, 2008, 10:19 am

Raccoon Sam wrote:The map icons from DKC1/2 would be pretty rad.
But then again they serve no purpose when it comes to expressing anything.

Good point... here's a few ideas (Though they're a bit too big.)
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons, etc.

Postby Qyzbud » July 15th, 2008, 12:27 pm

Those are very nice, DKCp. They capture the expressions nicely, and aren't too big as standalone images, but would obviously not work as mid-sentence smilies. Great ideas, mate.

Anyone who's interested is welcome to submit their own designs or suggestions.
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DKC-izing the emoticons?

Postby Geno » August 8th, 2012, 4:07 am

Is it possible to "DKC-ize the emoticons? It would certainly up the "DKCness" of this site!

I could already think of some replacements. ( 8-) to Funky, etc.)
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Re: DKC-izing the emoticons?

Postby Simion32 » August 8th, 2012, 7:11 am

I think we should leave the normal ones available and add on DKC ones, instead. The more diverse, the better.
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Re: DKC-izing the emoticons?

Postby Geno » August 8th, 2012, 12:22 pm

Yes, good idea.
I could try to make some, if that would be okay.
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Re: DKC-izing the emoticons?

Postby Qyzbud » August 8th, 2012, 1:44 pm

We've had a discussion about customised emoticons/smilies, but I must admit I never got around to creating any.

Maybe now is a good time? Hmm... :scratch:

:lol:

geno, if you have the time and energy to create some custom smilies, I'll see about having them added to the collection. :funky:

I'll merge this into our previous topic now.
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons,

Postby Simion32 » August 8th, 2012, 3:12 pm

How about these? Not much, but I threw them together anyway:
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They might need a resize (especially that Very Gnawty "surprised" expression).
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons,

Postby Axis » August 8th, 2012, 3:27 pm

DK's head?
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Squawks dying?
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I had some free time, haha.
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons,

Postby Geno » August 8th, 2012, 10:31 pm

I'd do some, but I don't have a decent gif animator (the one I use only animates at ridiculously low speeds).
If anybody can tell me of a good FREE gif animator, please tell me about it.


In the mean time, enjoy some static ones :funky:

Image : facepalm :

Image : diddyshocked :

Image : rap :

Image : up : (inspired by how people would use "^" to point to the post above them instead of quoting.)

Image : hey :

Image : kiddypoint : (inspired by :arrow: )

Image : hide :

Image : mrx : (credit to Katastrophe Kong :mrgreen: )

Image : lanky : (custom made by ME!!)

Image : tiny : (another custom made by me!)

Image : swanky :

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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons,

Postby Katastrophe Kong » August 9th, 2012, 2:57 am

Image I might be able to help you out as far as animating goes.

Also, thanks for using my sprite. :mrgreen:
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons,

Postby Geno » August 9th, 2012, 3:38 am

Well, here's what I need to animate

Image

If you could animate them into icons, that would be very cool! :funky: Image
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons,

Postby Phyreburnz » August 9th, 2012, 6:24 am

I love the DKC emoticons. I really like the ones Geno made and I really hope they get added!
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons,

Postby Geno » August 9th, 2012, 6:54 am

Hey, gee, thanks!

Here's some more!

Image : wave :

Image : happy :

Image : down : (opposite of Image )

Image : cranky :

Image : scare :
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons,

Postby Phyreburnz » August 9th, 2012, 7:05 am

For Cranky, you should totally make one with him waving the cane (like when he goes to hit DK over the head)! I could do it... eventually... but I'm so bogged down right now with school stuff.
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons,

Postby Katastrophe Kong » August 9th, 2012, 7:10 am

How are these: Image or Image ?

Dixie looks a little off because her hair wasn't animated, but altogether they both look acceptable :)

About the Cranky waving his stick, I'm going to go start that right now :lol:
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons,

Postby Mattrizzle » August 9th, 2012, 7:22 am

How about these from Swanky's Sideshow?
Image Image

The talking D.K. head looks cool, but crying Dixie looks odd because of the hair.

I really like the : facepalm : and : diddyshocked : ones too.
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons,

Postby Katastrophe Kong » August 9th, 2012, 7:23 am

I love them, especially Kiddy :lol:

Heeeeeere's CRANKY! Image
I'll work on Dixie right now then go do some more.
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons,

Postby Katastrophe Kong » August 9th, 2012, 8:08 am

Phyreburnz wrote:Now that's what I'm talkin' 'bout! ;)

I love how he turned out. I can't wait to use it!

Also, Dixie has been fixed so that her hair moves naturally while she cries.
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons,

Postby Geno » August 9th, 2012, 8:09 am

Great!

KONG LETTERS!

Image : k :

Image : o :

Image : n :

Image : g :

BANANA!

Image : banana :
(And I STILL haven't found a good animator, that banana I found lying around somewhere)

OTHER STUFF!

Image : target :

Image : peskyplumber : (Mario? In MY DKC Atlas? It's more likely than you think!)
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons,

Postby Katastrophe Kong » August 9th, 2012, 8:27 am

geno wrote:(And I STILL haven't found a good animator, that banana I found lying around somewhere)

I used to use a program called "Microsoft GIF Animator". I was able to make this with it:
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Now I use Photoshop. The other program is free, but it's a little tricky to get used to.
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons,

Postby Geno » August 9th, 2012, 8:32 am

Katastrophe Kong wrote:dinnerblaster.gif

dinner

Pre-Microsoft
Image : rareware :

Post-Microsoft
Image : rareltd :
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons,

Postby Katastrophe Kong » August 9th, 2012, 8:33 am

Stupid Microsoft :x At least Rare is good in my memories :cry:

Also, one more post and you complete the game!
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons,

Postby Geno » August 9th, 2012, 9:43 am

GAME COMPLETE!

Image : owies :

Needs animation
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons,

Postby Katastrophe Kong » August 9th, 2012, 9:45 am

I'll be back with a gif!

By the way, how would one pronounce "gif"?

G-if or J-if?

EDIT: Here it is!
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Re: Create/Suggest Forum Graphics: Buttons, Smilies, Icons,

Postby Geno » August 9th, 2012, 9:13 pm

I always pronounce it G-iff.

Image : thumbsup :

Image : diddyhappy :

Needs animation
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