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Windows 7: Custom Made Sig and Avatar [6]

13 Sep 2011   #1641
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
Hi Guys

Thought I would ask here as it seems as good a place as any. Is there an online site that would convert a coloured picture into greyscale. I am using a wallpaper that I think Arc made as my logon screen but would like to add it to the white explorer background but in a sort of pencil sketch fashion rather than colour if that makes sense.

Danny
Post here, we can do that.


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13 Sep 2011   #1642
Arc

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Danny, I dont know an online app, but free apps like paint.net or GIMP can do it easily .

In GIMP, open your image with GIMP, then Image > Mode > Grayscale , and save the result !
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13 Sep 2011   #1643
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tom982 View Post
How's this for you Thor?

Attachment 175086
I think the front text overlapping the back reflection is quite natural looking. That's how it would look if the text were sitting on a piece of glass.
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13 Sep 2011   #1644
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

That would be great Britton. I'm looking for something very much like your sig in colour all grey/silver with a white background so it doesn't take over the explorer page totally, more like a background effect.This is the image, Hope Arc doesn't mind me doing this to it or the fact I've trimmed it slightly on one side as the skull wasn't quite in the middle of the page and it was more obvious it wasn't central on the login page with the password box.
(I am aware of my OCD with things not been in the middle)

Attachment 175189

Thanks for taking the time to have a look at this for me.

Danny
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13 Sep 2011   #1645
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Danny, I dont know an online app, but free apps like paint.net or GIMP can do it easily .

In GIMP, open your image with GIMP, then Image > Mode > Grayscale , and save the result !
I've got gimp installed just never used it so I will have a go aswell.Hope you don't mind me messing with your walls.

Thanks mate

Edit-Tried the greyscale and I see what you mean but its background is still black, im going to need it white with the skull image dimmed down a bit. Like an artists initial pencil sketch I suppose.
I found this picture which might explain it better
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13 Sep 2011   #1646
tom982

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tom982 View Post
How's this for you Thor?

Attachment 175086
I think the front text overlapping the back reflection is quite natural looking. That's how it would look if the text were sitting on a piece of glass.
That's what I thought, thanks for your input Gary

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I've got gimp installed just never used it so I will have a go aswell.Hope you don't mind me messing with your walls.

Thanks mate

Edit-Tried the greyscale and I see what you mean but its background is still black, im going to need it white with the skull image dimmed down a bit. Like an artists initial pencil sketch I suppose.
Try SumoPaint:

Sumo Paint | Online Image Editor

I'm pretty sure it has Greyscale conversion You don't need to make an account, just click on Open Sumopaint on the website and it will bring up the online editor

Tom
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13 Sep 2011   #1647
Arc

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Danny, it is done by Nick actually, not me
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13 Sep 2011   #1648
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Danny, it is done by Nick actually, not me
So sorry Archie and apologies Nick. Hope he doesn't mind me messing with his walls then

Thats the right effect I'm looking for but with a white background as my folders are black.

Danny
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13 Sep 2011   #1649
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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13 Sep 2011   #1650
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I originally said white background but now I've seen the grey I can't choose lol.
Thanks Gary very much appreciated.Will post a screenie when I get it applied.

Danny
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