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 Post subject: Original Audie Stamp
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:55 pm 
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Here is a new stamp I designed in Photoshop. I am considering making it a new logo image for the website. I am thinking of adding it at the bottom of each page in a smaller version which can be clicked to see a larger version.

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 Post subject: Re: Original Audie Stamp
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It sounds like a cool idea, but I can't see the picture :(


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 Post subject: Re: Original Audie Stamp
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Christie wrote:
It sounds like a cool idea, but I can't see the picture :(
Ooops. I posted the wrong one and deleted it. You looked while I was reloading the right one. I think I have it up now.

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 Post subject: Re: Original Audie Stamp
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Richard, I love the stamp! I think using it as you described would be great. The stamp is beautiful and you should be very pleased with yourself. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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I'm with Betty, I think it's a very striking and effective design. The only things I noticed was that the grayscale of the THAB still looks slightly washed out against the bold black and white of the overall design. It might be worth cranking up contrast on the still, just to see what happens.


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 Post subject: Re: Original Audie Stamp
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Richard,
I like the greying as it is. It's perfect, however, I would change the birth year date from 1924 to
1925. I can't see Murph carrying a driver's license in his wallet that would have an incorrect year
on it. How about honoring him with a correct date for once... Just my thoughts... Shirley Jean.


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 Post subject: Re: Original Audie Stamp
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Shirleyjean wrote:
Richard,
I like the greying as it is. It's perfect, however, I would change the birth year date from 1924 to 1925. I can't see Murph carrying a driver's license in his wallet that would have an incorrect year on it. How about honoring him with a correct date for once... Just my thoughts... Shirley Jean.
Shirleyjean: I thought about the birth year, believe me... I personally think you are correct. And I can make the edit VERY easily ... BUT I want a list of references together before I rewrite the year. I will post a thread on this in a minute in the general topics.

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Shirleyjean wrote:
Richard,
I like the greying as it is. It's perfect, however, I would change the birth year date from 1924 to
1925. I can't see Murph carrying a driver's license in his wallet that would have an incorrect year
on it. How about honoring him with a correct date for once... Just my thoughts... Shirley Jean.

Christie ... nice comment and I am impressed with your observation. You must have some experience with photography because I think you are right. I tweaked the contrast a bit and think the image is much cleaner, more pronounced, and in better balance with the rest of the graphic. But for those who prefer the other version (it's a matter of taste) I will leave it posted here on the message board.


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 Post subject: Re: Original Audie Stamp
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I have placed a preliminary thumbnail and link to the large version of this graphic at the bottom of the main page of the website (http://www.audiemurphy.com/index.htm). I would like to ask you to look at it and let me know if you think it should incorporated on the bottom of every page. It's okay to disagree. Don't tell me what you think I want to hear ... you guys are my unscientific random sampling of the population and your thoughts give me something to think about BEFORE I do something that may otherwise be wrong.

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Richard Rodgers wrote:
I have placed a preliminary thumbnail and link to the large version of this graphic at the bottom of the main page of the website (http://www.audiemurphy.com/index.htm). I would like to ask you to look at it and let me know if you think it should incorporated on the bottom of every page. It's okay to disagree. Don't tell me what you think I want to hear ... you guys are my unscientific random sampling of the population and your thoughts give me something to think about BEFORE I do something that may otherwise be wrong.

Richard, it looks great at the bottom of the page, but I would like to see it somewhere at the top of the page, like maybe this stamp on one side and the postage stamp on the other. I know when I get on the board I don't always scroll down to the bottom of the main page and I would like to see it every time. Maybe you don't want to change the top from what you have, so this is purely a suggestion. I just think it's so good it should be a main thing on the home page. Just my opinion.
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 Post subject: Re: Original Audie Stamp
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Betty wrote:
Richard Rodgers wrote:
I have placed a preliminary thumbnail and link to the large version of this graphic at the bottom of the main page of the website (http://www.audiemurphy.com/index.htm). I would like to ask you to look at it and let me know if you think it should incorporated on the bottom of every page. It's okay to disagree. Don't tell me what you think I want to hear ... you guys are my unscientific random sampling of the population and your thoughts give me something to think about BEFORE I do something that may otherwise be wrong.

Richard, it looks great at the bottom of the page, but I would like to see it somewhere at the top of the page, like maybe this stamp on one side and the postage stamp on the other. I know when I get on the board I don't always scroll down to the bottom of the main page and I would like to see it every time. Maybe you don't want to change the top from what you have, so this is purely a suggestion. I just think it's so good it should be a main thing on the home page. Just my opinion.
:)
I will give your idea some thought Betty. I would like to have it near the top too but I don't want to destroy the heading layout either. But where there is a will, there is a way. :D

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(Disclaimer, not a photographer or an expert on graphic design, though I dabble a bit in image manipulation and "Poser Art," so take with a grain of salt.)

Thumbs up on the final version, Richard, I think that works nicely. Like Betty, I think it gets lost a bit in the shuffle way down at the bottom of the page, but I'm not thinking of any better alternatives so far. Are you going to have it link to a page that explains the "printing custom stamp" stuff?


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Christie wrote:
(Disclaimer, not a photographer or an expert on graphic design, though I dabble a bit in image manipulation and "Poser Art," so take with a grain of salt.)

Thumbs up on the final version, Richard, I think that works nicely. Like Betty, I think it gets lost a bit in the shuffle way down at the bottom of the page, but I'm not thinking of any better alternatives so far. Are you going to have it link to a page that explains the "printing custom stamp" stuff?


Thanks Christie ... regardless of what you think about your digital imaging skills, you were spot-on on the contrast suggestion and I am impressed. As far as where to put the image, I want to be careful. I don't want the tail wagging the dog. I could use it as a link somehow ... but if I get reckless and force something onto the layout it could throw everything off-balance. I don't want to be overly enthusiastic about something that really takes a second seat to all the other content and the effort that went into the website layout and design. But I agree with Betty and you ... it does get lost at the bottom of the page. There is no question about it.

It COULD be that the souvenir stamps would be better off posted in the Collectibles gallery. I only have 9 pages there so far.

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The collectibles section seems like a not-bad place for it, Richard.


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Christie wrote:
The collectibles section seems like a not-bad place for it, Richard.

I agree.

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