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Changing a graphic?


OK, I am kinda decent when creating regular shaded graphics but lets say I wanted to change a graphic like Image so that the finished result would look like polished gold instead of the shaded aluminum look it has now (when viewed on a black background)... How the heck do I do that?

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With this one, Image , I just used yours and in Photoshop color adjustments, tweeked the Neutral and White parameters. With more complicated shapes, layers styles might be the way to go.
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Heres one done with layer styles. Image

This tells the surface to be rounded, where the light is coming from, and whether it is a solid color or has a texture.
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Thank you Skokey,

I did a rotate image and save option to get the layer styles graphic for all four sides. I found it kinda strange that the rotated images are a larger file size when I didn't change anything else though.

This just leaves me with having to get this Image image redone so it matches up. (you can click HERE to see what I did if you need to).


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Image

Now that I see what you are using it for, I made them more yellow to better match the yellow bars on your page.
Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

The darker edge must always remain on the outside, so you need 8 pieces.

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Thank you again Skokey,

My initial idea was to tweak things so the yellow bars and such would appear more like a antique gold embossed on the charcoal black background but I just cannot seem to do metal type coloring for some reason... it always comes out looking like a dirty yellow instead of the metal look and feel I am striving for.

This works though and gives a consistent look to the decorative elements emoticon

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The thing that really make something look like a metal is bright white highlight reflections which you can't do with a tiled image. The highlights would repeat and look totally fake.
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That explains it, I'll have to tweak the top-left corner graphic when I get back later tonight (put in a little padding in my CSS to make it look almost correct till then) but it looks tons better than what I tried hahaha...

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How about this for the banner?
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I'll see if I can figure out what went wrong with the top left corner.
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I just checked the pieces and they do line up so it has to be the placement of them.

I also did a screen grab and it looks like the corner has to move 1 pixel to the right.

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