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Scott Wright
08-02-2007, 05:03 AM
Do you like designing graphics?

Do you want your work to be seen and used by thousands?

If so this is your chance!

As you may have heard I am re-launching the site with 2008 content next week and I am in need of a new desktop wallpaper to make available for download.

The deadline will be Sunday night (August 5th) at 8pm central and here are some guidelines:

* Try and keep with the site's color scheme (the color codes for the site are - Blue: 2F789F and Gray: 818181)

* Please feature Jake Long, Glenn Dorsey and Brian Brohm.

* Include the phrase "NFL Draft Countown" and "www.nfldraftcountdown.com" prominantly.

* I need them in 800x600 as well as 1024x768

And that's it! To get an idea of what I am looking for you can check out the fantastic job that D-Unit did last year at: http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/features/wallpaper.html

Good luck to all, I can't wait to see your submissions!

wiscbadgerfootball
08-02-2007, 09:48 AM
d'oh so many restrictions.. but I may try

D-Unit
08-02-2007, 12:39 PM
To get an idea of what I am looking for you can check out the fantastic job that D-Unit did last year at: http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/features/wallpaper.html


WOOO!!!! Beat that suckas! hahaha...


JK. Seriously, Good Luck guys!

Ward
08-02-2007, 01:41 PM
A special, forum-related prize will be in order for the winner, and possibly runners-up if the submissions are good enough.

wiscbadgerfootball
08-02-2007, 01:45 PM
could someone give me a hand and supply me with some large pictures?

D-Unit
08-02-2007, 01:58 PM
could someone give me a hand and supply me with some large pictures?
Finding your own pictures is part of the fun.

wiscbadgerfootball
08-02-2007, 02:02 PM
Finding your own pictures is part of the fun.

not really actually

D-Unit
08-02-2007, 02:18 PM
not really actually

laaaaaaazy

draftguru151
08-02-2007, 02:18 PM
http://static.flickr.com/144/322325017_342081acda_o.jpg

viewimages.com has some of Dorsey.

wiscbadgerfootball
08-02-2007, 02:39 PM
yes I am lazy

thanks DG

D-Unit
08-02-2007, 02:46 PM
yes I am lazy

thanks DG
LOL. All you gotta do is Google Image "Jake Long" and that picture comes up on the front page.

Pathetic.

gbpackers0065
08-02-2007, 02:47 PM
I could get you picture wbf, but only for Rover eliteship.

bantx
08-02-2007, 02:56 PM
hmm hopefully my new comp will be ready for me to make the wall cause if i make a wall on my photoshop with this slow computer it will freeze but i will try to get one in but cant gareentee it, my video card comes in today and i dont know how to boot my computer

bantx
08-02-2007, 03:04 PM
jake long

http://static.flickr.com/144/322325017_342081acda_o.jpg

gbpackers0065
08-02-2007, 04:16 PM
seriously? you can't spend 36 seconds googling each player?

It often takes longer than that to get a high quality pick.

gbpackers0065
08-02-2007, 04:24 PM
i'm assuming that it then takes yet longer to actually make a high quality graphic. the point being that if he's too lazy to find his own pictures, why is he going to bother competing here?

Because people have shops on graphics where they find you pictures. Also make graphics is a lot more fun.

ncst8fan83
08-02-2007, 04:27 PM
i don't mind finding the pictures as much as trying to find freaking textures. i hate that ****!!! And i am TOTALLY in on this!!

gbpackers0065
08-02-2007, 04:34 PM
i just download texture packs

PACKmanN
08-02-2007, 06:44 PM
is it me or is anyone else having a hard time finding good Sam baker photos?

ncst8fan83
08-02-2007, 07:00 PM
is it me or is anyone else having a hard time finding good Sam baker photos?

why are you looking for sam baker? and glenn dorsey is impossible to find something good. they're teeny tiny pictures. is there anyone else you'd like, scott?

OSUGiants17
08-02-2007, 07:10 PM
http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2006/writers/stewart_mandel/04/21/inside.cfb/t1_brohm.jpg
Brian Brohm pic

PACKmanN
08-02-2007, 07:44 PM
why are you looking for sam baker? and glenn dorsey is impossible to find something good. they're teeny tiny pictures. is there anyone else you'd like, scott?

i found some dorsey images just trying to move the number around so it could look good.

draftguru151
08-02-2007, 09:08 PM
http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/241/snapshot20070802220311rq0.png

Best I can find of Dorsey.

gbpackers0065
08-02-2007, 09:11 PM
any rover members can visit my find a pic shop

PACKmanN
08-02-2007, 09:25 PM
http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/1557/nfldraftwallcopynm2.th.jpg (http://img166.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nfldraftwallcopynm2.jpg)

http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/9048/nfldraftwall800x600we8.th.jpg (http://img103.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nfldraftwall800x600we8.jpg)

thats my entry, comments :)

Boston
08-02-2007, 09:29 PM
Does that say lastest?

BuckNaked
08-02-2007, 09:30 PM
Does that say lastest?

LMAO, just noticed that. Pretty funny.

ncst8fan83
08-02-2007, 09:32 PM
rotflmao!!!!!!! oh wow. please use that one scott!!!

Shane P. Hallam
08-02-2007, 09:36 PM
NFLDraftcountdown, we get all the information lastest.

Flyboy
08-02-2007, 10:54 PM
A special, forum-related prize will be in order for the winner, and possibly runners-up if the submissions are good enough.

Winner gets to have an avatar.

...

For a month. ;)

PACKmanN
08-02-2007, 11:14 PM
I'm human, sorry to disappoint you but I'm not perfect. I apologizes to Scott, everyone knows hes the best thats out there and its all for free :)

The updated text versions.

http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/2664/nfldraftwall800x600lh6.th.jpg (http://img115.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nfldraftwall800x600lh6.jpg)

http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/6158/nfldraftwallcopych8.th.jpg (http://img63.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nfldraftwallcopych8.jpg)

Ward
08-03-2007, 02:16 AM
Nice entry Pack.

Creek
08-03-2007, 02:18 AM
... Lastest... Ha.

kalbears13
08-03-2007, 03:02 AM
Can we separate it into 2 groups?

like 1 using mspaint and the other with photoshop?

kalbears13
08-03-2007, 04:32 AM
Did this all on MSpaint

"Get it started!" is horrible but was all I could think of. At least I spelt it right...

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o292/kaddyescalade/NFLDCWALLPAPER.jpg

ATLDirtyBirds
08-03-2007, 05:23 AM
I'll try and get a wall in.

OSUGiants17
08-03-2007, 11:39 AM
I'm human, sorry to disappoint you but I'm not perfect. I apologizes to Scott, everyone knows hes the best thats out there and its all for free :)

The updated text versions.

http://img456.imageshack.us/img456/8237/nfldraftwall800x600xn2.th.jpg (http://img456.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nfldraftwall800x600xn2.jpg)

http://img377.imageshack.us/img377/4589/nfldraftwallcopyjv5.th.jpg (http://img377.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nfldraftwallcopyjv5.jpg)
Great Job man

Shane P. Hallam
08-03-2007, 11:50 AM
I'm still awaiting SuperKevin's entry.

D-Unit
08-03-2007, 02:11 PM
I'm human, sorry to disappoint you but I'm not perfect. I apologizes to Scott, everyone knows hes the best thats out there and its all for free :)

The updated text versions.

http://img456.imageshack.us/img456/8237/nfldraftwall800x600xn2.th.jpg (http://img456.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nfldraftwall800x600xn2.jpg)

http://img377.imageshack.us/img377/4589/nfldraftwallcopyjv5.th.jpg (http://img377.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nfldraftwallcopyjv5.jpg)
Comments:

- NFL Draft Countdown is not prominent enough.
- www.nfldraftcountdown.com is not prominent enough.
- Image cutting job is very bad.
- Image blending is bad.
- What are the polka dots behind Brohm?
- What happened to Brohm's hip area?
- Background is decent, but unspectacular. It has potential.
- The lighting idea expanding from the center was good, but I don't like that the light is shining straight through their bodies. Would've been better if the light was encompassing them, glow-like.
- The duplicate saturated images in the back help the wall, but it's played out.
- I like the choice of text, but adding more effects to it wouldn't hurt.

wiscbadgerfootball
08-03-2007, 02:46 PM
i'm assuming that it then takes yet longer to actually make a high quality graphic. the point being that if he's too lazy to find his own pictures, why is he going to bother competing here?

fine you know what Scott.. if your staff members are gonna just be rude to me I guess I won't bother helping out

bantx
08-03-2007, 02:50 PM
hey pack u should post the pic of dorsey for us especially for me imma try to do this on my slow comp if my comp crashes scott is buying me a new one

HoopsDemon12
08-03-2007, 02:58 PM
I'm human, sorry to disappoint you but I'm not perfect. I apologizes to Scott, everyone knows hes the best thats out there and its all for free :)

The updated text versions.

http://img456.imageshack.us/img456/8237/nfldraftwall800x600xn2.th.jpg (http://img456.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nfldraftwall800x600xn2.jpg)

http://img377.imageshack.us/img377/4589/nfldraftwallcopyjv5.th.jpg (http://img377.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nfldraftwallcopyjv5.jpg)

its being used on my desktop right now actually.. looks good

Ward
08-03-2007, 03:13 PM
fine you know what Scott.. if your staff members are gonna just be rude to me I guess I won't bother helping out

Are we supposed to kiss your ass instead?

wiscbadgerfootball
08-03-2007, 03:16 PM
Are we supposed to kiss your ass instead?

you should be grateful that people are going to take the time out to do something like this and not act like you know everything

bantx
08-03-2007, 03:28 PM
yeah its kinda hard to find a high quality pic especially if its for a wallpaper so its not like u can just google a pic and use the first one u find

Ward
08-03-2007, 03:33 PM
you should be grateful that people are going to take the time out to do something like this and not act like you know everything

If you noticed, I thanked PACK for his entry and offered prizes to people who enter. I think what you really want is for us to kiss your ass and give you a reacharound. Either enter or don't, but don't think for a second that you are in any way more important than any other user here.

D-Unit
08-03-2007, 03:40 PM
I always hated the kid at the playground who would quit and take his ball home just because he couldn't handle it.

wiscbadgerfootball
08-03-2007, 03:41 PM
If you noticed, I thanked PACK for his entry and offered prizes to people who enter. I think what you really want is for us to kiss your ass and give you a reacharound. Either enter or don't, but don't think for a second that you are in any way more important than any other user here.

I never did.. all I asked for was some help and the response I got was "OMG your lazy"

gbpackers0065
08-03-2007, 04:06 PM
Did this all on MSpaint

"Get it started!" is horrible but was all I could think of. At least I spelt it right...

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o292/kaddyescalade/NFLDCWALLPAPER.jpg

Why would you ever try to make a quality wall in paint?

'cuse-213
08-03-2007, 04:09 PM
I dont think he was serious.

PACKmanN
08-03-2007, 04:35 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/ncaa/specials/preview/2007/teams/images/lsu.jpg

thats the image I used and goto http://psdcentral.net/Site/index.php to get the Brohm cut. Theres two in there and the Long photo is posted here in the first page.

Turtlepower
08-03-2007, 04:50 PM
Why would you ever try to make a quality wall in paint?

Because he might not want to pay $200 for photoshop...

'cuse-213
08-03-2007, 04:52 PM
I heard its more like 600$

cardsalltheway
08-03-2007, 04:54 PM
Because he might not want to pay $200 for photoshop...

No sigmaker actually buys photoshop

scottyboy
08-03-2007, 04:59 PM
I always hated the kid at the playground who would quit and take his ball home just because he couldn't handle it.

come on D, i told you i went home cuz my mom was calling me for dinner. I SO could handle it.

ATLDirtyBirds
08-03-2007, 07:38 PM
Here's mine:

http://i18.tinypic.com/62qa160

1024x768


http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/5698/nfldc123ul7.th.png (http://img329.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nfldc123ul7.png)

Ward
08-03-2007, 07:48 PM
Cool entry ATL, but the letters are so bright!

ATLDirtyBirds
08-03-2007, 07:54 PM
Cool entry ATL, but the letters are so bright!


Stupid monitor. Sometimes stuff like that happens where it looks good to me, but different to everyone else. I'll tinker with it though.

D-Unit
08-03-2007, 08:14 PM
Here's mine:

http://i18.tinypic.com/62qa160

1024x768


http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/5698/nfldc123ul7.th.png (http://img329.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nfldc123ul7.png)
Start over from scratch... I know you're better than that.

OSUGiants17
08-03-2007, 08:22 PM
Here's mine:

http://i18.tinypic.com/62qa160

1024x768


http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/5698/nfldc123ul7.th.png (http://img329.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nfldc123ul7.png)
to bright..............................

D-Unit
08-03-2007, 08:32 PM
are you serious? my bad man. here, let me find all the graphics and make the wallpaper for you. you just have to post it. actually, don't do that either. i'll do it for you. because, you know, you want to help scott out.

i don't recall D once complaining because no one would find him pics last year. yet you think i should kiss your backside because you're too lazy to do it yourself? that's an excellent joke.
Ooook..... I think this got a little more blown out that originally intended.

I just wanted to give a jab out to wisconsinbadger for askin' for the pic.. but it was just half hearted tease... I didn't expect things to escalate. Let' s go on with the competition.

D-Unit
08-03-2007, 08:33 PM
to bright..............................
I think you mean too bright. :D

BuckNaked
08-03-2007, 08:37 PM
are you serious? my bad man. here, let me find all the graphics and make the wallpaper for you. you just have to post it. actually, don't do that either. i'll do it for you. because, you know, you want to help scott out.

i don't recall D once complaining because no one would find him pics last year. yet you think i should kiss your backside because you're too lazy to do it yourself? that's an excellent joke.

When D made his wall last year, there were many pics of Brady Quinn. With the exception of Brian Brohm, it's not very easy to find pictures of the other players requested in this wallpaper. How about you try not treating the people who are willing to do something for you like crap, and they will want to do a favor for you.

bantx
08-03-2007, 10:36 PM
yeah i was breaking my neck trying to find a decent dorsey pic but pack posted his pic so its all good ill try to do it but if my comp goes wack on me i might have to stop but we will see

Creek
08-03-2007, 11:09 PM
Where's D-Unit's wallapaper then if he's so cool? Huh? Huh huh huh?

(Hi Ward!)

elway777
08-04-2007, 12:53 AM
Good site for cut outs.

http://surrealdesignz.com/sports/nfl.php

PACKmanN
08-04-2007, 01:33 AM
It wasn't hard for me to find the pictures. Google is a very good friend. Now stop complaining and start making art. I added the best picture of Dorsey, just forget about it.

ATLDirtyBirds
08-04-2007, 08:02 AM
Start over from scratch... I know you're better than that.


It's just something I did quick. I've been hard pressed for time, so I didn't spend my normal time on it.


Edit: Less bright version


http://i18.tinypic.com/4kjjrk8

1024x768


http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/6439/nfldc1copyek8.th.png (http://img329.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nfldc1copyek8.png)

ncst8fan83
08-04-2007, 09:50 AM
wow, njx acting like he always has and people getting pissed off about it. and people are seriously surprised that this happens in every thread he posts in?

i guess i'll ask again. is there someone other than dorsey we can put on here? there are literally only two decent pics out there.


*edited to add I agree with njx, although not on his approach.*

gbpackers0065
08-04-2007, 09:51 AM
Because he might not want to pay $200 for photoshop...

then download GIMP for free

familyguy555
08-04-2007, 11:27 AM
im pretty sure this was supposed to be a wallpaper contest not a huge fight..

UKfan
08-04-2007, 11:38 AM
It's just something I did quick. I've been hard pressed for time, so I didn't spend my normal time on it.


Edit: Less bright version


http://i18.tinypic.com/4kjjrk8

1024x768


http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/6439/nfldc1copyek8.th.png (http://img329.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nfldc1copyek8.png)

Nice work!

OSUGiants17
08-04-2007, 11:40 AM
Here's mine:

http://i18.tinypic.com/62qa160

1024x768


http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/5698/nfldc123ul7.th.png (http://img329.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nfldc123ul7.png)
much better

D-Unit
08-04-2007, 12:04 PM
It's just something I did quick. I've been hard pressed for time, so I didn't spend my normal time on it.


Edit: Less bright version


http://i18.tinypic.com/4kjjrk8

1024x768


http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/6439/nfldc1copyek8.th.png (http://img329.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nfldc1copyek8.png)
Dorsey looks like he's having a good time! ...but not so much for Jake.

DHVF
08-04-2007, 01:34 PM
Dorsey looks like he's having a good time! ...but not so much for Jake.
lol, sick **** d-unit, sick ****

ATLDirtyBirds
08-04-2007, 03:56 PM
Dorsey looks like he's having a good time! ...but not so much for Jake.


Lol. Since the best Dorsey picture was half cut off it was the best I could do

wiscbadgerfootball
08-04-2007, 03:59 PM
Dorsey looks like he's having a good time! ...but not so much for Jake.

haha lol man

Mockalicious
08-05-2007, 06:26 PM
my try, only my second wall.

http://img451.imageshack.us/img451/8514/nfldc3th0.jpg
1024x768

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/5171/nfldc3smlfz8.th.jpg (http://img88.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nfldc3smlfz8.jpg)

neko4
08-05-2007, 06:37 PM
my try, only my second wall.

http://img451.imageshack.us/img451/8514/nfldc3th0.jpg
1024x768

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/5171/nfldc3smlfz8.th.jpg (http://img88.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nfldc3smlfz8.jpg)

I like it aside from the oozing text

The Dynasty
08-05-2007, 06:48 PM
Dang i would have done this but its already almost 8est and i dont feel like doing a wallpaper in 1 hour. I was on vacation :(.

PACKmanN
08-05-2007, 06:56 PM
http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/795/nfldraftwall800x600vt3.th.jpg (http://img72.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nfldraftwall800x600vt3.jpg)

http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/4282/nfldraftwallcopyuk3.th.jpg (http://img374.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nfldraftwallcopyuk3.jpg)

Scott wanted me to fix the text, is that better Scott?

Scott Wright
08-05-2007, 06:59 PM
With the deadline looming it might be coming down to PackmanN or mockalicious...

wiscbadgerfootball
08-05-2007, 06:59 PM
nooooo not that whored line stock.. anyways, pretty good wall, I still think you can do more with the text

bantx
08-05-2007, 07:53 PM
tried the wall and my comp crashed

elway777
08-05-2007, 07:58 PM
With the deadline looming it might be coming down to PackmanN or mockalicious...


Or D-Unit will sneak up out of no where and show his excellence.

PACKmanN
08-05-2007, 09:10 PM
isn't time up right now? its 10:10pm est.

ATLDirtyBirds
08-05-2007, 11:03 PM
With the deadline looming it might be coming down to PackmanN or mockalicious...



Booooooooooooooo!

D-Unit
08-05-2007, 11:05 PM
Or D-Unit will sneak up out of no where and show his excellence.
I did it 2 years in a row, but I think Scott wanted to go a different direction.

Scott Wright
08-05-2007, 11:11 PM
I did it 2 years in a row, but I think Scott wanted to go a different direction.

No disrespect to D-Unit at all, he knows how much I loved the one he did last year. Just thought I'd open it up and give everyone a shot.

Scott Wright
08-05-2007, 11:11 PM
It was a very close call but in the end I went with the design by Mockalicious.

You can download it here:

http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/features/wallpaper.html

D-Unit
08-05-2007, 11:15 PM
Congrats Mockalicious!

ncst8fan83
08-05-2007, 11:20 PM
tried the wall and my comp crashed

wait, i thought building your own was the shizz?!?!? :confused: maybe you ought to get moses or njx over there to help you out. :)

Mockalicious
08-05-2007, 11:42 PM
YAY! what do I win :)

bantx
08-05-2007, 11:42 PM
wait, i thought building your own was the shizz?!?!? :confused: maybe you ought to get moses or njx over there to help you out. :)

im still on my old comp :P i have to replace my motherboard cause the one they sent me was crap so im going to spend money on a more expensive one to be one the safe side

ncst8fan83
08-05-2007, 11:48 PM
im still on my old comp :P i have to replace my motherboard cause the one they sent me was crap so im going to spend money on a more expensive one to be one the safe side

what manufacturers are you looking at?

bantx
08-05-2007, 11:52 PM
its between 2

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813131142

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813188019

ncst8fan83
08-06-2007, 12:19 AM
you'd better have a bigass power supply and TONS of fans for that ASUS. seriously, if you have a space for a fan on your box, put a fan there. it's better to be safe than sorry. they're cheap and you'd hate to burn out a mobo that way. good luck with that whole thing though!!

PACKmanN
08-06-2007, 12:21 AM
congrats to you Mockalicious.

bantx
08-06-2007, 12:22 AM
you'd better have a bigass power supply and TONS of fans for that ASUS. seriously, if you have a space for a fan on your box, put a fan there. it's better to be safe than sorry. they're cheap and you'd hate to burn out a mobo that way. good luck with that whole thing though!!

ya i got a 550 w powersupply for 20 bux

ncst8fan83
08-06-2007, 12:35 AM
ya i got a 550 w powersupply for 20 bux

that might not be enough. i'm sure you'll find out soon enough though!!

kalbears13
08-06-2007, 12:45 AM
mine shoulda won