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    Martin Knight
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    Default Logo over a Banner

    Is there a way to lay up a transparent logo over a banner? To stop the
    shifting I thought it would work if I put it first in a new layout
    region then slide that over the banner.

    I tried merging the 2 photos but I get the jaggies at any resolution.

  2. #2
    Allison Moore
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    How are you merging the two photos?

    Allison

    On 6/12/2011 5:10 PM, Martin Knight wrote:
    > Is there a way to lay up a transparent logo over a banner? To stop the
    > shifting I thought it would work if I put it first in a new layout
    > region then slide that over the banner.
    >
    > I tried merging the 2 photos but I get the jaggies at any resolution.



  3. #3
    Martin Knight
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    On 6/14/2011 9:39 AM, Allison Moore wrote:
    > How are you merging the two photos?
    >
    > Allison
    >
    > On 6/12/2011 5:10 PM, Martin Knight wrote:
    >> Is there a way to lay up a transparent logo over a banner? To stop the
    >> shifting I thought it would work if I put it first in a new layout
    >> region then slide that over the banner.
    >>
    >> I tried merging the 2 photos but I get the jaggies at any resolution.

    >


    I merged a GIF onto a JPG and it doesn't look the greatest with some
    jagged edges. So I thought maybe I could just lay one over the other in
    NOF but since one image shifts to the side I then though maybe one photo
    in its own layout could be set over another photo in another layout. But
    if that can't work then I'll just merge two JPGs with different
    backgrounds and try to blend the edges.

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    Allison Moore
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    > I merged a GIF onto a JPG and it doesn't look the greatest with some
    > jagged edges. So I thought maybe I could just lay one over the other in
    > NOF but since one image shifts to the side I then though maybe one photo
    > in its own layout could be set over another photo in another layout. But
    > if that can't work then I'll just merge two JPGs with different
    > backgrounds and try to blend the edges.


    GIF to JPG is likely a recipe for jaggies. GIFs are limited to 256
    colors. To look good, the image in a transparent GIF has to be
    anti-aliased over the target background when the GIF is created.
    Transparent PNGs don't generally have that limitation.

    You can layer images in NOF, but only under certain circumstances that
    don't work well in all browsers, so you're always better off doing it in
    a graphics app.

    Because JPGs don't support transparency, you may have trouble getting
    the results you want by merging two JPGs.

    What application are you using to do the merge?

    Allison




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    Allison Moore
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    Default Re: Logo over a Banner

    > I merged a GIF onto a JPG and it doesn't look the greatest with some
    > jagged edges. So I thought maybe I could just lay one over the other in
    > NOF but since one image shifts to the side I then though maybe one photo
    > in its own layout could be set over another photo in another layout. But
    > if that can't work then I'll just merge two JPGs with different
    > backgrounds and try to blend the edges.


    GIF to JPG is likely a recipe for jaggies. GIFs are limited to 256
    colors. To look good, the image in a transparent GIF has to be
    anti-aliased over the target background when the GIF is created.
    Transparent PNGs don't generally have that limitation.

    You can layer images in NOF, but only under certain circumstances that
    don't work well in all browsers, so you're always better off doing it in
    a graphics app.

    Because JPGs don't support transparency, you may have trouble getting
    the results you want by merging two JPGs.

    What application are you using to do the merge?

    Allison




  6. #6
    Martin Knight
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    > GIF to JPG is likely a recipe for jaggies. GIFs are limited to 256
    > colors. To look good, the image in a transparent GIF has to be
    > anti-aliased over the target background when the GIF is created.
    > Transparent PNGs don't generally have that limitation.
    >
    > You can layer images in NOF, but only under certain circumstances that
    > don't work well in all browsers, so you're always better off doing it in
    > a graphics app.
    >
    > Because JPGs don't support transparency, you may have trouble getting
    > the results you want by merging two JPGs.
    >
    > What application are you using to do the merge?
    >
    > Allison
    >


    PhotoImpact X3

  7. #7
    Allison Moore
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    On 6/15/2011 6:33 PM, Martin Knight wrote:
    >> GIF to JPG is likely a recipe for jaggies. GIFs are limited to 256
    >> colors. To look good, the image in a transparent GIF has to be
    >> anti-aliased over the target background when the GIF is created.
    >> Transparent PNGs don't generally have that limitation.
    >>
    >> You can layer images in NOF, but only under certain circumstances that
    >> don't work well in all browsers, so you're always better off doing it in
    >> a graphics app.
    >>
    >> Because JPGs don't support transparency, you may have trouble getting
    >> the results you want by merging two JPGs.
    >>
    >> What application are you using to do the merge?
    >>
    >> Allison
    >>

    >
    > PhotoImpact X3


    Sorry, I haven't looked at PhotoImpact in years. ISTR, however, that it
    has a function that allows you to create a shape with clean edges. The
    image you want on top should be a shape with clean edges.

    If you don't have the original shape, see if you can recreate it.
    Position it over the JPG background, then export as JPG. See if that
    procedure helps.

    Allison

  8. #8
    Martin Knight
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    On 6/15/2011 4:06 PM, Allison Moore wrote:
    > Sorry, I haven't looked at PhotoImpact in years. ISTR, however, that it
    > has a function that allows you to create a shape with clean edges. The
    > image you want on top should be a shape with clean edges.
    >
    > If you don't have the original shape, see if you can recreate it.
    > Position it over the JPG background, then export as JPG. See if that
    > procedure helps.
    >
    > Allison


    Thanks Allison I'll try that out.


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    If you want to place one graphic over top the other, you could set your banner as a background image. For example, you could create a layout region, set the background as your banner, then you can place whatever you want in the layout region. You'd have to set the background CSS to "no-repeat".

    For merging graphics, it's always best to go back and start with the source files if available, or a vector version. If you don't have access to these, start with the highest resolution copy you have, or spend some time (or $$) to have the logo recreated. I often end up re-creating crappy logos for projects where I'm supplied with poor quality source file.
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  10. #10
    Martin Knight
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    On 6/16/2011 4:44 AM, RayC wrote:
    > If you want to place one graphic over top the other, you could set your
    > banner as a background image. For example, you could create a layout
    > region, set the background as your banner, then you can place whatever
    > you want in the layout region. You'd have to set the background CSS to
    > "no-repeat".
    >
    > For merging graphics, it's always best to go back and start with the
    > source files if available, or a vector version. If you don't have access
    > to these, start with the highest resolution copy you have, or spend some
    > time (or $$) to have the logo recreated. I often end up re-creating
    > crappy logos for projects where I'm supplied with poor quality source
    > file.
    >
    >
    >
    > Ray Cambpell
    > Sounds In Sync
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    What a good idea. Thank you very much.

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