You might have noticed I've fixed the smilies - we now have a consolidated smiley set (the phpBB3 style, as voted in by you guys
What this means is we can now add some custom smileys to the forum. Seeing as this is the official 2000AD forums, I don't want to just add any garbage willy-nilly, so there are a few rules.what rules?
Can't be offensive.
Must not look hideous.
Must be of the same style as the current smilies.Same style?
Yeah. Basically we want the smilies to all look similar and not a mish-mash of different head styles.
To help you guys out with that I've made a .psd file (zipped attachment
) with a bunch of different facial features and a blank face for you to work from. I've included my attempt at a Judge Dredd smiley so you get an idea of what to do.
Once you've made the smiley pixel-by-pixel, resize the image by 50% (from 40x40 to 20x20 pixels) and you'll have a nicely aliased smiley, with soft edges.
Save this as a .gif and attach it to your post.Go hog wild!