Saturday, June 26, 2010

Banner Adds for my Forum Signatures.

Well I fetched more water today for my fish tank. When I got home I thought of designing some banners for my signature. Now people can click on them to link to my Blog, my Artificial live rock gallery on MASA, Marine Aquariums South Africa and also Henk's importer business for Omega One fish food and other Aquarium Products.

What I learned today: MASA only allows banner adds that are "200 by 200 pixels or 20.0 KB (whichever is smaller)".So after much struggling in Photoshop trying to change the image size without, well changing the image size, I discovered under "File" "Save for Web" the function that saves it as a Gif or a Jpeg for the Web. This drastically reduces the file size, but still gives you a nice large image. Now if only I can attach the links to the Gif in Photoshop already I wont have to do it in each forum.


Podville: My new marine aquarium. Finally after years of laziness, welding three stands and lots of bad decisions, I finally have my marine aquarium up and running. All the rock inside is home-made and ready to receive inhabitants.

 I cast these in my specially built sandbox in my backyard.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Alien City in a Dome: First Concept Sketch, First Guru job, First Blog Post!

This is the first concept Sketch for Inhabid's virtual city in a dome. The idea is visitors get a profile and earn points as they use the auction site. In time they can acquire property they can visit, customize and upgrade to become a dweller in the Inhabid virtual city.
This Sketch is A3 size and done in pencil on paper.