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#1 Raffles

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 17:57

All,

I attempted to create a banner for the 47 group yesterday and ended up with something simple but effective, which is what I was after. What did I learn along the way?

You can pick any image but the software will re-size it and apply left-hand justification. The empty space that this may leave to the right of your image can be filled with a colour of your choosing. I experimented with resizing the picture of 47105 and established that the image will always end up 150 pixels high so I re-sized it to that and made it part of a much wider image where i filled the blank space to the right with solid colour.

Then, I dropped in a simple text box, shuffled the text around a bit and Hoopla! All done, and , all done in Microsoft Paint.

I hope this helps somebody, it would certainly have saved me some time had I known. :lol:
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Posted 24 May 2011 - 07:45

Sorry, I should have at least mentioned about the 150px height! As the width of the banner space is variable with the user's display it's difficult to know what to use as an optimum width but I would suggest around 900 as the max.
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Posted 24 May 2011 - 15:36

Being the complete and utter **** that I am, I did the Waverley banner by trial and error before thinking of looking here! Wasn't sure, but expected it would left justify. And until I have another tweak, the remaining space is staying Scottish Region blue!

Now, creating something for Transition Diesel Liveries is going to be an exercise in 'paint.' Appropriately enough :lol:

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 15:41

Good luck :)

If anyone needs any help with banners or logos at any time I'm happy to help. Just tell me what you want.

#5 Ian J.

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 21:32

Andy, do you still have Mr Nevard's pic that you used for the S&DJR Forum? I don't have a copy of it and it might do as a temporary banner until I can come up with something myself.

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 21:43

I don't think I've got the original to be honest Ian. I can't even remember where I found it.

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 12:50

Nice one Raffles, worked a treat.

Now, creating something for Transition Diesel Liveries is going to be an exercise in 'paint.' Appropriately enough :lol:

'Tis a thing of beauty 'Chard. We stand in awe.
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Posted 14 June 2011 - 23:31

Hi Andy,

How about a best Group Banner competition to encourage Groups that haven't yet got a banner to come up with one? I like the Underground Groups banner the best at the moment.

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 05:06

Hi all

As the new kid on the block, I am just having a go at setting up the banner for the CAD group and was unsure of details so now I have something to work to :unsure::yes:
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Posted 15 June 2011 - 08:11

[quote name='backofanenvelope' timestamp='1308114369' post='420287']
Hi all

As the new kid on the block, I am just having a go at setting up the banner for the CAD group and was unsure of details so now I have something to work to :unsure::yes:
Tom
[/quote]

Hi Tom

> Go to and open your Group
> Look at menu on RHS under Group Navigation

> Select Manage Group

> New sub menu appears select change banner

> Edit Banner then appears two option s banner and background both with set of instructions next to them
> To edit your photo click RM Web apps on home page and you a drop down menu will appear > Select Image Editor or you can use your own app on your
PC such as Photoshop Elements
> You will have to edit your image to make it fit@150 - 200 pixels is the height and 2700 pixels wide for a full width banner, however
if you reduce the width and your picture is repeated. If you look at the North & West London DC & GOB Lines you will see an example of this. Basically play
with the size of your photo upload it and see what it looks like until you get the banner as you want it.

I hope this helps.

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#11 backofanenvelope

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 06:47

Hi Nigel

Thanks for the detailed response, I am now just getting round to sorting out the groups banners, logos etc so will be trying this out later.
Regards
Tom

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 10:56

I hadn't realised this advice was in here - excellent - I'll have a go at re-drawing mine later now I know the exact height and Andy's suggested width.






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