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Animated Banners

Puppet

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So, I've been all over YouTube for nothing, I still don't have a clue how to make animation on top of a banner in Gimp. I was hoping someone on here could either help/teach me how to do it, or maybe offer to do it for me; I just need some damn animated snow on top of a banner I made :(
 

Mrs Gordo

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@Mr. Pole can do these things.

I was told I couldn’t do animated banners I think. They had to be smaller sized bc of the gif rules? But I’d double check with a mod.
 
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WillowFromBuffy

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Signature: 200 pixels high x 700 pixels wide
Banner: 150 pixels high x 500 pixels wide
Animated banner: 150 high x 200 wide

I was told off once for having a too large talking Willow. I don't think they are super strict as long as you don't go completely over board.
 

Taake

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I think the question is how to actually make them in the program, I'm really not good at making any kind of animated banners in .gimp at all so I'm sadly not much help. I've just managed to make lousy gifs. @Mr. Pole and @GwenRaiden , wizards of art, both use Photoshop, so not sure they're much guidance in that area either since the programs are rather different (i.e. one is far superior :p ), but I could be wrong.
 

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For now I've got @Mr. Pole animating my banner for me. Hopefully I can get my hands on Photoshop one of these days and learn how to do it myself. Thanks for all the advice, though :)
 

Puppet

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Let me try it and find out, thanks though :)
 

Zenseem

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I'm also having trouble with animated banners, but not really at making them but more at uploading one I made. I'm trying to use it as my signature but it seems like the banner isn't working. Can someone help me with that?
 

GwenRaiden

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I'm also having trouble with animated banners, but not really at making them but more at uploading one I made. I'm trying to use it as my signature but it seems like the banner isn't working. Can someone help me with that?
Where have you uploaded it?
 

GwenRaiden

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I uploaded it on Imgur.

And the thing is that it works on the signature box, but when I try to preview it or view it or any other place in the forum it doesn't work.
That's odd. And you're using IMG codes for the signature box?
 

GwenRaiden

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Is your file saved as a gif?

When you're coping the url from imgur, does it have .gif at the end?
 

Zenseem

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Is your file saved as a gif?

When you're coping the url from imgur, does it have .gif at the end?
I DID IT! The only thing that worked was opening it in a new tab, which I haven't try doing yet. And I was putting .gif at the end but it still wouldn't work lol

Thanks! You're a godsent!
 
GwenRaiden
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Yay! Such a pretty banner.
Grace
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Worth the trouble! That's a fantastic banner!
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