Post your deskthority header images here

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photekq
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01 Jan 2015, 20:31

Test

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seebart
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01 Jan 2015, 20:45

mr_a500 wrote:Arg. What happened to the one I liked?

I agree that the logo readability wasn't the best, but it had all the elements I liked. Can't we find another crop for it?
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I took it down. Sorry. I know Mu would not have chosen that one anyway. I wasn't happy with it either. I'll take another shot at it tomorrow. Nice photekq. Your super close ups make for good header images! They're sooo smooth.

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Madhias
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01 Jan 2015, 21:33

The S is great, especially the gradient to the left of the cap!

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photekq
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01 Jan 2015, 21:46

madhias wrote: The S is great, especially the gradient to the left of the cap!
One of the advantages of using cheap-o macro rings. Incredibly, incredibly shallow depth of field :mrgreen:

Kay

06 Jan 2015, 22:06

Been some time since I have been around on this forums. Yeah quite guy but nevertheless I got some yellow stuff going on here ! :D

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Nuum

06 Jan 2015, 22:45

I like the first one! The second one is not bad either but something doesn't seem quite right.

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chzel

06 Jan 2015, 22:52

The composition works nice but the bokeh is a bit distracting...

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seebart
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06 Jan 2015, 22:58

yes I like the first one better too! That spacebar,wow.

Kay

06 Jan 2015, 23:21

:)
@seebart
Was a random order from Pimpmykeyboard as my old space bar was bent a little bit.

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Muirium
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07 Jan 2015, 00:40

The second one's out of focus, that's what's not quite right.

The first one is better, but I think it would work a lot better with greater depth of field (less bokeh, higher f/number) as there's just a slim bit that's not deep in blur. A nice enough effect, but distracting as a site graphic.

I'd like to see Photekq do that macro-tube trick to a cap with a DT legend! Maybe try on a mod with more text on it… these single letters seem to want to spell something out of outsized significance, but don't.

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photekq
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07 Jan 2015, 00:52

If I had a DT cap I'd give it a try, Mu :mrgreen:

You're right, I'll have to try it on a modifier.

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Muirium
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17 Jan 2015, 22:29

Chzel's boxed SSK shot gave me an idea…
Chzel SSK box - Tight.jpg
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Some more space at the left of the picture would make this task much easier!

I'll try adding a black extension and see if it works…

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chzel

17 Jan 2015, 22:35

Maybe this works better?
It's from another pic.
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Take 2
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Take 2 highlight boost
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BTW is there a way to preview the header image without actually posting?
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Muirium
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17 Jan 2015, 22:42

Maybe. I'm not a fan of dim images though. They don't look moody to me, they just look like they need a levels boost!

Here's the other approach, a sneaky bit of Photoshopping your background over…
Chzel SSK box - Wide Right.jpg
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Any of you kids got a new enough Photoshop to try smart fill? I'm on CS1 here, which explains why I'm generally against such trickery: I cannae dae it!

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seebart
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17 Jan 2015, 22:43

Here's the other approach, a sneaky bit of Photoshopping your background over…
looks good that way! The box could go a bit further to the right though, and a bit down.
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Muirium
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17 Jan 2015, 22:50

Aye, chief. I still haven't come up with an adequate way to preview these before making them live. (Anyone got a layer of the site logo in its accurate size and position?) Let's see if this is any better:
Chzel SSK box - Wider Right.jpg
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Looks good to me. The box corner slides right in front of the bowl of the R in DESKTHORITY, which is a nice accident. Anyone got better ideas or do I make this live?

You and your post editing, Seebart. I only spotted that last bit of advice a touch too late… look at the top of the page!

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seebart
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17 Jan 2015, 22:59

no it´s good take it that way.

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chzel

17 Jan 2015, 23:04

My first header image! :oops:
Thank you, oh μighty admin!

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scottc

17 Jan 2015, 23:07

I like it but I need someone to do a smart fill job on that left-hand side ASAP before I lose my mind!

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Muirium
µ

17 Jan 2015, 23:09

Improved versions are indeed welcome. I'll swap it out for a better one if it shows up. My 13 year old version of Photoshop isn't pretty at that kind of work. Perhaps I'll try a blur to get rid of those details, but enough fiddling for me for now!
chzel wrote: My first header image! :oops:
Thank you, oh μighty admin!
It's a nice shot. Well done! Now remember to aim a little to the left of things in future, if you want them in the header…

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chzel

17 Jan 2015, 23:15

If anyone needs a better resolution version of the uncropped, let me know!
I am no good with Photoshop...

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seebart
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17 Jan 2015, 23:17

alright how about this then:
Chzel SSK box - Wider Right.jpg
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I took the darker version of the picture though.

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scottc

17 Jan 2015, 23:43

It's a lot more subtle, I like it. Maybe it'd be better if the gradient was a bit more gradual?

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Madhias
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18 Jan 2015, 07:29

The last one is nice, a good crop and fits to the DT logo!

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seebart
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18 Jan 2015, 09:59

Well the problem I have with it now is that it does not look like a box (the packaging) anymore. And it's a little too dark. I'll take another shot at it later today.

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Khers

18 Jan 2015, 10:17

I think that it does look like a box, after all you can see the cardboard structure. All in all, I think it is rather up to the task. As Madhias said, it's a good crop that works well with the DT logo.

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scottc

18 Jan 2015, 13:00

I quite like it that way, seebart.

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seebart
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19 Jan 2015, 10:16

snoopy's brobot prototype on the kishaver:
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Halvar

19 Jan 2015, 11:23

Wait, what?
seebart wrote: let's not get too many clack headers, were not GH! :lol:

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seebart
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19 Jan 2015, 11:33

I was JOKING Halvar! Come on, show some humor! It´s called irony. I want to hear what all you think of snoopy's header image.

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