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For some time now, when creating podium images, I have been less than happy with the visual effect of our podium medals.

Created originally, at my request and in a hurry, by brainaid in 2009, the medals have done a fine job BUT I am sure they can be improved.

I have spent some time dabbling in GIMP (Gnu Image Manipulation Program) and have come up with three simple ones:




Lacking graphic artist skills, though my efforts are very basic ... so my challenge to all artistic SYC Members is to come up with new medals.

One set for Individual Races and another set for Race Series - perhaps medals for races and trophy cups for series? Feel free to be creative!

As you come to design them, bear in mind the resulting image size is tiny! (as seen in SOL Homepage Podium images).

After a suitable period of time/number of entries, we will run a vote to choose the best and then.. I will modify the files that generate the podium images!

The challenge is on!

NOTE: The artwork must be your own OR if not, absolutely copyright free OR with express permission from the named artist!

PS If you aren't an artist, please offer ideas/images that you may have seen elsewhere.. 'tis all grist to our mill!

--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2013-06-09 15:02:06 ---
Great! I've chatted with Simone, she is going to play with this idea too, apart from working on some grade badges.

There have been a couple of queries as to image size.

What I will be "replacing" is the medal+rank on the strip that I add to the podium results, the combined image is then resized to what you see on the homepage.

Thus.. the medal (or trophy for series) image can be a little larger than what is currently seen on the Homepage if the image itself incorporates the ranking number.

There are strips for each combination of SYC membership on the podium :-)

Below/attached is an example where all three SOLers on the podium are SYC members.

Podium Medals_123

--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2013-06-09 11:08:56 ---

SCARA - they are fantastic!! The first entry :-) Bravo and grazie!!
My daughters first attempt.

And with a syc member flag attached!

--- Last Edited by Jawz at 2013-06-10 13:39:55 ---
mmmm .... I see the file as if it were "a photographic negative" ...

Carlo Alberto
oh fantastic!!! two "entries" :-)

Jawz - please would you invite your daughter to look at her beautiful medals when reduced down to the size we need? It seems that the yachts on the gold and silver medals are less visible than those on the bronze.

Also.. the colouring of the SYC flag isn't quite right.

Attached here, for her, and for everyone else, is a copy of an SYC logo image for reference (she could probably grab the flag from it to safe recreating it).


--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2013-06-10 09:53:01 ---
Hi All

Simone has whitened the little yachts to make them stand out better.


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