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[PRIME] Buttoneering 2012: Events Schedule Updated!

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  • Cultural Geek GirlCultural Geek Girl Registered User regular
    I'm making some key rings as well - only a dozen or so, I'll post pics when they're done. I think there will be for anyone who makes obscure Dr Who references!

    Come on Ace, we have work to do.

    I'm still planning my buttons this year. So many ideas that are not quite good enough, heh.

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  • CovetCovet Registered User regular
    Covet wrote: »
    For reference, the text I use is 6 pt. You could probably go down to 5 pt and still maintain legibility since your text is thicker. I'm not so sure I'd go beyond that without seeing a test first. Then again, it does fit in the lines of their template, so you should be good to go. :)

    Very helpful. Can I ask what font you used? It looks like Arial, to my untrained eye.

    I used Eurostile, which is a little boxier than Arial. I wouldn't go any thinner than, say, Arial because of bleed.

  • jonxpjonxp [E] Alumnus Registered User regular
    Here is this year's shield:

    pax-buttoneering-shield-2012.png

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  • CaptainTapoleCaptainTapole Awesome in the Possum - Yee-Haw! Northern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    Oo! The blue background is so pretty!

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  • FenrisfangFenrisfang Registered User regular
    I like that! Would love to get my hands on one!

  • HikariStarshineHikariStarshine Registered User regular
    The lack of pre-PAX Doctor Who this year despairs me, as it means I can't make any timely Who-themed pixel-art buttons for myself this year.

  • CrogothCrogoth Registered User regular
    would someone be willing to help correct a few things in my button design? pm please :)

  • shadowscoutshadowscout Registered User regular
    I'm definitely in for this, just checking with the artist that did my forum avatar that she is ok with me using it for buttons can't see any reason why not but always nice to ask :)

  • alegriaalegria Registered User regular
    Finalized my main button design and uploaded. :) Need to make my bonus button next, but first I should do actual work since that's where I am at the moment...
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  • millislimmillislim Registered User
    alegria...I NEED that button

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  • CaptainTapoleCaptainTapole Awesome in the Possum - Yee-Haw! Northern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Green for truth!!
    millislim wrote: »
    alegria...I NEED that button

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  • alegriaalegria Registered User regular
    Yay, glad y'all like it! :D

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  • alegriaalegria Registered User regular
    There, made my bonus button too. :)
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  • EnigmasEnigmas Registered User regular
    alegria wrote: »
    Finalized my main button design and uploaded. :) Need to make my bonus button next, but first I should do actual work since that's where I am at the moment...
    Spoiler:

    He's just so pretty...

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  • adias.angeladias.angel Tech-Savvy Wife Kalamazoo, MIRegistered User regular
    alegria wrote: »
    There, made my bonus button too. :)
    Spoiler:

    I so awwed when I saw that. He is adorable.

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  • alegriaalegria Registered User regular
    alegria wrote: »
    There, made my bonus button too. :)
    Spoiler:

    I so awwed when I saw that. He is adorable.

    Thanks! It's actually a she - her name is Jadzia. :) Her button is meant to match the ones my husband and I traded last year (mine is my current avatar, my littler girl Ezri) of our other two border collies.

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  • jonxpjonxp [E] Alumnus Registered User regular
    alegria wrote: »
    alegria wrote: »
    There, made my bonus button too. :)
    Spoiler:

    I so awwed when I saw that. He is adorable.

    Thanks! It's actually a she - her name is Jadzia. :) Her button is meant to match the ones my husband and I traded last year (mine is my current avatar, my littler girl Ezri) of our other two border collies.

    Hah, now that's an obscure(ish) reference.


    On a website note:
    Because I'm obsessed with performance, I'm moving to a CDN for distribution of the images. What this means for you is that if you update your image, you'll have to update your posts here with the new image urls that link to it (the code is in the "Edit" page of your buttons). It'll no longer update automatically, sorry.

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  • alegriaalegria Registered User regular
    jonxp wrote: »
    alegria wrote: »
    alegria wrote: »
    There, made my bonus button too. :)
    Spoiler:

    I so awwed when I saw that. He is adorable.

    Thanks! It's actually a she - her name is Jadzia. :) Her button is meant to match the ones my husband and I traded last year (mine is my current avatar, my littler girl Ezri) of our other two border collies.

    Hah, now that's an obscure(ish) reference.

    Our boy BC is named Curzon, and my next girl BC will be Emony. I think my husband is leaning towards Torias as the name for his next boy, but I'm not sure. :D

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  • LewieP's MummyLewieP's Mummy Registered User regular
    The lack of pre-PAX Doctor Who this year despairs me, as it means I can't make any timely Who-themed pixel-art buttons for myself this year.
    It's always timely for Dr Who (or Timely wimely!)

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Old General Registered User, Moderator mod
    The lack of pre-PAX Doctor Who this year despairs me, as it means I can't make any timely Who-themed pixel-art buttons for myself this year.
    It's always timely for Dr Who (or Timely wimely!)

    You are so 100% correct that it hurts.

  • Tar3820Tar3820 Registered User regular
    zerzhul wrote: »
    The lack of pre-PAX Doctor Who this year despairs me, as it means I can't make any timely Who-themed pixel-art buttons for myself this year.
    It's always timely for Dr Who (or Timely wimely!)

    You are so 100% correct that it hurts.
    In that case my button is going to be a smashing success.

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  • Tar3820Tar3820 Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Prelim design:
    Spoiler:

    Cropping's a bit off, my fault. But yeah.. Showed it to a coworker and she didn't get the reference(s). Am I too obscure?

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  • CaptainTapoleCaptainTapole Awesome in the Possum - Yee-Haw! Northern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    Tar3820 wrote: »
    Prelim design:
    Spoiler:

    Cropping's a bit off, my fault. But yeah.. Showed it to a coworker and she didn't get the reference(s). Am I too obscure?
    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnntttttttt.

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Old General Registered User, Moderator mod
    Tar3820 wrote: »
    Prelim design:
    Spoiler:

    Cropping's a bit off, my fault. But yeah.. Showed it to a coworker and she didn't get the reference(s). Am I too obscure?

    This is not obscure at all. Also, I want it.

  • mikegonzalezmikegonzalez Registered User regular
    Alright, here are the two that I'm working on.

    Chicago Flag Theme
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    Big Trouble In Little China Theme
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    I'm not sure if I'd ordering both, or just the Chicago flag one. The second could be a bonus button, with some Jack Burton related trivia (the name of his truck, perhaps), unless that's too obscure. Everyone loves that movie, right?

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  • adias.angeladias.angel Tech-Savvy Wife Kalamazoo, MIRegistered User regular
    Tar3820 wrote: »
    Prelim design:
    Spoiler:

    Cropping's a bit off, my fault. But yeah.. Showed it to a coworker and she didn't get the reference(s). Am I too obscure?
    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnntttttttt.

    Agreed, waaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnttttttttt.

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  • lonelyahavalonelyahava One day, I will be able to say to myself "I am beautiful and I am perfect just the way I am"Registered User regular
    yay.

    i redid the button. it looks vaguely the same but different and i don't care i think i like this one better anyways. will upload the new one

  • SmallLadySmallLady Registered User regular
    Finally uploaded my button!!! much thanks to the lovely Nyankokimi for designing my button!!!


    1336696274-Button_2012.png

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  • EnigmasEnigmas Registered User regular
    SmallLady wrote: »
    Finally uploaded my button!!! much thanks to the lovely Nyankokimi for designing my button!!!


    1336696274-Button_2012.png

    Your buttons are always in my must haves. Who doesn't want a little Cthulu in their lives?

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  • CaptainTapoleCaptainTapole Awesome in the Possum - Yee-Haw! Northern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    Enigmas wrote: »
    SmallLady wrote: »
    Finally uploaded my button!!! much thanks to the lovely Nyankokimi for designing my button!!!
    1336696274-Button_2012.png
    Your buttons are always in my must haves. Who doesn't want a little Cthulu in their lives?
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  • TrezlTrezl Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Just put together my first button. Would love any feedback on how to improve it.
    Spoiler:

    Thanks!

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  • alegriaalegria Registered User regular
    Trezl wrote: »
    Just put together my first button. Would love any feedback on how to improve it.
    Spoiler:

    Thanks!

    Looks pretty brilliant to me - is the sketch yours? The only thing I'd change is the font you chose, it's very "crisp" when compared to the style of the dragon sketch. Something that's more like handwriting (or even just a little blurry) would fit better and not detract from the focus of the design.

    And I definitely want one of those. :)

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  • jonxpjonxp [E] Alumnus Registered User regular
    alegria wrote: »
    Trezl wrote: »
    Just put together my first button. Would love any feedback on how to improve it.
    Spoiler:

    Thanks!

    Looks pretty brilliant to me - is the sketch yours? The only thing I'd change is the font you chose, it's very "crisp" when compared to the style of the dragon sketch. Something that's more like handwriting (or even just a little blurry) would fit better and not detract from the focus of the design.

    And I definitely want one of those. :)

    Or, if you even write the text on yourself (if it's your sketch). That'd look pretty sharp.

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  • Cultural Geek GirlCultural Geek Girl Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Trezl wrote: »
    Just put together my first button. Would love any feedback on how to improve it.
    Spoiler:

    Thanks!

    Looks good!

    I agree with algeria about the font. I also might embiggen the text a little bit, and possibly, if you have a program capable of it, curve the text to fit the contour of the top and bottom of the button?

    The sketch itself is super cool looking.

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  • CaptainTapoleCaptainTapole Awesome in the Possum - Yee-Haw! Northern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    My sister showed me this on Tumblr earlier today...and I kinda want to do a BONUS-Bonus Button...but a serious limited amount and those who are worthy of knowing a line (or all) from the movie...
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  • TrezlTrezl Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Thanks so much for all the comments!

    Yeah, the drawing is mine. It's actually a watercolor painting I did on construction paper when I was painting with my kids about a year ago. :) I scanned it in and "smudged" the background to give it a bit of a rough look.

    I'll play with arcing the words and making the font fit in a little better with the picture! I'll see if I can "write" the words.

    Looking forward to trading buttons with you all.

    Edit: I've made some changes to the font. What do you think?

    1336716518-PurpleDragon_CaveDrawing.button.stone_font.png

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  • adias.angeladias.angel Tech-Savvy Wife Kalamazoo, MIRegistered User regular
    Trezl wrote: »
    Thanks so much for all the comments!

    Yeah, the drawing is mine. It's actually a watercolor painting I did on construction paper when I was painting with my kids about a year ago. :) I scanned it in and "smudged" the background to give it a bit of a rough look.

    I'll play with arcing the words and making the font fit in a little better with the picture! I'll see if I can "write" the words.

    Looking forward to trading buttons with you all.

    Edit: I've made some changes to the font. What do you think?

    1336716518-PurpleDragon_CaveDrawing.button.stone_font.png

    Maybe you could use sketch block font? dafont.com/sketch-block.font

    Also if you can make the font layer just a bit transparent it will look more like it was drawn onto the background.

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  • ramen215ramen215 Registered User regular
    I'm about to make my button with the help of the template. When I submit the design to purebuttons do I have to crop out only the circle image? Or can I leave the rest of the square of the template in the design, which will then be automatically cut out when they make my buttons? Thanks :)

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  • alegriaalegria Registered User regular
    ramen215 wrote: »
    I'm about to make my button with the help of the template. When I submit the design to purebuttons do I have to crop out only the circle image? Or can I leave the rest of the square of the template in the design, which will then be automatically cut out when they make my buttons? Thanks :)

    Submit just your graphic file, without the template visible, and they'll do the rest. Personally, I always pay the $10 extra to have them send me a digital proof before production, as that way I can be sure that the buttons will come out how I wanted them to, but I understand not everyone can swing that. The only change I've had to ask them to make in three years was to slightly adjust the one this year so my navy blue background would be even on the top and the bottom - and really, it wouldn't have been the end of the world if it hadn't. As long as your design fits within their template guidelines, you'll be set. :)

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  • ramen215ramen215 Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Just finished my button: http://buttoneering.org/buttons/298 Features a Human Transmutation Circle (FMA and FMA: B) and Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock (TBBT) as well as my twitter :) (although the pic makes it hard to read any of it :P)

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