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GRAPHICS SHOP Elle's Emporium of Pretty Things

Discussion in 'MEDIA SHOPS & REQUESTS' started by Elle Joyner, Apr 23, 2017.

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    What on Earth have I stumbled upon?

    You heard it here, first... or maybe a friend recommended you check this out... or it came to you in a dream-like vision whilst you slumbered beneath the swooping boughs of a weeping willow, but whatever way it happened, you've searched long and hard and you've found Elle's Emporium of Pretty Things. Where awesome BBcode and beautiful images are right at your fingertips and all you need do is ask, politely. And the really exciting part? Everything is completely and utterly free, costing only the time it takes you to type up what you're looking for… and maybe a touch of my sanity ;-)

    Currently I am able to take on roughly FOUR projects at a time, but if all project slots are full please don't feel like you can't make a request - just note that you will have to wait your turn :)
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    Who is responsible for these preposterous shenanigans? This absolute tomfoolery?

    You can call me Elle... You can call me a lot of things, but some I might not answer to. Everything I know, I've taught myself - and because I'm a stay at home mom with photoshop and a whole mess of time on my hands, I love to create things in my spare minutes.

    I have no delusions that I am a coding or graphic magician... I simply understand the site Code to some workable degree and I love to play around with whatever graphics google-fu will get me. It's a hobby that I love and hopefully it will prettify whatever parts of your RP you're looking to prettify.

    I do NOT draw/paint/poo out ORIGINAL art... at least not anything that you will want to use, so graphics will need to be FOUND and supplied by you. I can give you suggestions or tell you where to look, but most likely I will not have time to go graphic hunting as well as make you a design. Also, please do not give me things with watermarks or anything that will get me into trouble for using (I'm lookin' at you, Olympics Rings:tm:). I'm poor and want to continue to be able to feed my kids, so I don't wanna get sued <3

    What’s the catch, you sneaky, sneaky lady?

    What's the catch? Well, there isn't really one... other than you may need to be a little patient to receive your goodies, but I'll be working as fast and as hard as I can!

    I love to work on coding and making the world lovely is kind of a natural talent for me anyway, (seewhatIdidthere?) but I do, alas, have a real life (Toddlers and cooking and laundry, oh my!) that occasionally gets in the way of the FUN stuff, like art and coding. I also have my own projects... namely roleplays that I'm a part of or run or my Intern work, and those are my priority on this site. Please allow the time I need to create (which will be as quickly as I'm able at the time) and I PROMISE… you won’t be disappointed in the results.

    I create basically anything listed in the fancy shmancy banner at the top of this list (And in case you’re too lazy to scroll back up… That means coding or graphics for character sheets, overviews, ad/character banners). As well, I can do VERY LIGHT graphic-editing for character images/avatar. At the moment I don't really make signatures, because, well... I find them distracting and have them hidden.

    For simpler projects, please allow AT LEAST 3-5 days for completion and for larger projects, 7-10 days. These are not exact numbers, and you may receive your finished results before or after the time specified, but I will do my best to stay on target! Just know I'm working on it - but constant reminders MIGHT make me voluntarily 'forget' for a while >_>

    At the end of the design process, if there is anything you’d like tweaked, that’s fine - I always try to save a workable copy of everything I do, but please know that I will not do total redesigns. If you’re unhappy, you’re not obligated to use the design, but please don’t ask me to start over just because it’s not what you envisioned 100%. I am on a low-sodium internet diet, so if you become unexpectedly filled with angst, please keep your salt to yourself - sending me angry PMs about how you hate my work and want me to die in a hole won't get you much more than sore fingers from keyboard smashing.

    Because I’m not charging you, I don’t necessarily expect you to give me credit for my designs, but it WOULD be nice. I work hard and everyone likes to be appreciated and acknowledged. That said, please don’t TAKE credit for any of my designs - this will make me angsty and I will be obligated not to work with you again. Also, I will have to report you.

    My own aesthetic tends to run towards simpler designs - classic palettes with pops of color and a lot of sans serif fonts. Why is this important? Because if you fail to give me enough info I want you to know what to expect to receive ;-)

    IMPORTANT NOTE || I do NOT do strict horror or work with overtly violent imagery - I just won't. I'm a visually affected person and I can't deal with googling anything tooooo creeptastic. I also do not do EXPLICIT (lewd) designs for Red/Blue Star/ERP roleplays. This is a personal preference of mine.

    Also of Note || I CAN do gifs - but I will only do ONE gif per person, as they take longer and are a LOT more frustrating - I can only add text to an existing gif. I cannot CREATE a gif.

    TL;DR || Tell me what you want... in explicit detail. Be Patient. Don't be a jerk and take credit for my work.

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    Please include a TAG for me, so I see your form (as sometimes my notifs get a little wonky) - as well as the SITE THEME that you use, so that I know what I’m working with. You may not receive your design 100% the way you pictured it. Basically, I’m not a wizard… and cannot pull your vision from your mind, into my own, but I will do my best! I will allow for a few revisions, as well as offer several ‘previews’ beforehand, so we can discuss any changes you might like.The more detail you give me, however, the better and closer to your vision your design will be - if you fail to give me enough info, you might not get what you want and that might make you sad.
    • PLEASE FIND THE FORM YOU NEED AND POST WITHIN THIS THREAD OR PM TO ME
    • Form Data | This is any information you need put into your sheet (basic information like name/age/gender etc, more detailed info like personality/history etc. - This also includes any information you’ll have outside of the CS form - for instance rules)

      Design Preference | Simple or Complex (this determines the amount of coding used - IMPORTANT: If you have little to no bbcode experience, I recommend starting with simple designs)

      Mobile Friendly | Yes/No (Do you want people on Mobile to easily be able to view your design)

      Color Scheme | What palette would you prefer? If you can't find/pick one, I will just have to guess based on other important info.

      Theme/Genre | What genre does the RP fall into? This will help me determine the 'mood' of your design.
    • Information | Whatever info you need in the interest check/partner search - a Blurb about the RP, rules, links to sign ups/ic/ooc etc.

      Design Preference | Simple or Complex (this determines the amount of coding used - IMPORTANT: If you have little to no bbcode experience, I recommend starting with simple designs)

      Mobile Friendly | Yes/No (Do you want people on Mobile to easily be able to view your design)

      Color Scheme | What palette would you prefer? If you can't find/pick one, I will just have to guess based on other important info.

      Theme/Genre | What genre does the RP fall into? This will help me determine the 'mood' of your design.
    • Name of Roleplay | The name you want to appear in the banner

      Other Info | If you want any sort of short blurb or quote, and/or genre information listed ON the banner itself

      Theme/Genre | If it's an RP what sort of genre is it? This will help me determine the 'mood' of your design.

      Image(s) for Banner | Please provide -working- URL LINKS. These are any image(s) you want me to use - please note that for banners I will not FIND images for you - Images should be 800x100, or fit into that frame - anything with too low a resolution will be blurry/pixilated.
    • Name of Character | The name you want to appear in the banner.

      Quote/Blurb | This is any optional/additional information you want within the banner - for example a short quote.

      Image(s) for Banner | Please provide -working- URL LINKS. These are any image(s) you want me to use - please note that for banners I will not FIND images for you.
    • Type of Editing Desired | Please include what you would like done with the image - for instance, recolors, adding text, eliminating an element, transparency, combining elements (I may or may not be able to do these things, depending on the image and extent of work needed! I also will NOT edit copy-written images and/or images with watermarks)

      Image(s) for Banner | Please provide -working- URL LINKS. These are any image(s) you want me to use - please note that I will not FIND images for you. Images should be of decent resolution, please.

    But how do I know I'm not asking Bob Ross to paint the Sistine Chapel?

    First of all. Bob Ross is great... He's on Netflix now, and those happy trees have never looked better. Also, he was in the friggin’ Air Force. He would've done a great job on the chapel if Michelangelo wasn't such a show off... :-{

    Second of all - while I already mentioned I'm hardly the next new graphic-design master of the universe, I do have SOME skills, or I probably wouldn't have my own shop. But in case you require some encouragement, here is my testing thread as well as some examples of my work with graphics...

    RP Banners - AD or Interest Check

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    Character Banners for Post or CS

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    GIF Images

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    Image Edits

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    Some Helpful Resources

    These are some links to resources you can use to help fill our your forms. Please feel free to include any palettes or font info in your forms from any of these sources or use your own. Remember ! The more info I have, the better your design will look!

    Color Palette Designs
    Fonts
    MORE Fonts (downloadable)


    Final Notes (the small print): I use EVENING THEME for this site, so if you have trouble seeing any of the images within the accordions, please contact me

    As designer, I reserve the right to ask you about/fix potential typos/grammatical errors I find (particularly in sheets used for BANNERS) - Please note this is not a critique on you, personally, but I imagine most people don't mind some free editing, and we all miss things from time to time! ;-)

    Most of my coding borders on complex... Because of this, it is REQUIRED that in order for you to use/edit any of it, you MUST turn off Rich Text Editor in your PROFILE PREFERENCES. It is not enough to just turn it off temporarily - you must switch your DEFAULT editor to bbcode. I may choose not to fix exploded/cloned text if you failed to follow this step.

    Also, while I will do my absolute best to accurately create mobile friendly bbcode, if you want a complex design, chances are, it won't be 100% mobile friendly. Just bear this in mind - particularly if the GM is looking for mobile friendly CSs.

    In light of some RECENT ISSUES with coding and content being taken from Test Threads and used without credit or permission, I will be adding a very small credit-note to the bottom of all of my projects. It will be transparent as possible, but I do ask that you please do not remove it. If it IS removed, I reserve the right to no longer continue working with you on future projects. We all work super hard on our coding - sometimes taking upwards to hours, sometimes DAYS to figure things out, and having it stolen and someone else taking credit for it is incredibly disheartening, and this is the best way I can think to avoid the issue :) Thanks~
     
    #1 Elle Joyner, Apr 23, 2017
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  2. Take your time , My love! :)
     
  3. @Shayla - I'm so sorry to do this to you. I know you're waiting, but it's been a little crazy IRL and I'm afraid I'm gonna have to take a temporary break from the shop. Probably not longer than a few weeks but I don't want you to have to keep waiting on me!
     
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    I was curious as to if you are still taking commissions. If not I can wait. ^.^
     
  5. I am still on a mini shop vacation, but you're welcome to put in a sheet if you don't mind waiting :)
     
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  6. CURRENTLY...

    Revamping the store for reopening ! Hopefully next week everything'll be done and prettified :) I might be doing more graphics related work than bbcode, but no worries - coding will be offered - there'll just be some... slight changes!
     
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