FREE SHOP BB CODE SHOP 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 :)

    NEW!!! || As of 10/9/17 I am no longer offering CUSTOM BBCODE DESIGNS. This just got WAY too complicated for me to do on my schedule, and frankly, given how few RPs actually succeed (or even start XD) it became extremely frustrating to spend hours on a design that never saw the light of day.

    That being said - I am still offering coding. What you will do is select a code preference from my Emporium Workshop - You may customize the color options/font options, but otherwise, what you see is what you get. There are currently THREE styles to choose from, but more will come.

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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.
    • Design Preference | Please select a design from the Emporium Workshop - They are NUMBERED and you MUST specify which design you want.

      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.

      Color Preferences | Which fonts do you prefer - please select at least two - but no more than FOUR.
    • WIP - Not currently Open for Interest Check applications!
    • 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

    Character Banners for Post or CS

    GIF Images

    Image Edits


    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
    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. Awesome! I just wanted to be sure :D

    | Make Someone Laugh

    Other Info
    | Lining the bottom of the banner I'd like smaller text in a list-esque format to say "Gifs-Videos-Shitposts-Pictures-Stories". (Dividers between the words can be anything you choose)

    | It's a thread I made to try and encourage positivity and laughter, to make someone's day better. So just an overall comforting, welcoming theme. Light colors. :)

    Image(s) for Banner
    | N/A. I just want to keep it simple.
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  3. Cute! :D I love it. Thanks!
  4. No problem :) enjoy!
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  5. @Elle Joyner
    Hello! I was wondering if I might be able to request a signature banner?

    Here is the image I would like edited:

    The bottom of the image (The field of flowers) does not necessarily need to be apart of the signature so if you find it easier to crop it out, be my guest, I want the main focus to be on the girl. I'm looking for some text to be added and perhaps a small bit of recoloring. I was browsing through the list of color palettes you provided and I quite liked this one: Color Palette #3653

    However, if that color palette doesn't work with the image I selected then feel free to color it however you think would look best. Would it also be possible to add a border of some kind around the image? Perhaps a border of flowers? If that wouldn't work then lines will be fine.

    "You're too late, I'm afraid, this flower's already dead" is the text I would like to be added to the image, perhaps following the curve of the flower petals? And I would like the font to be Indie Flower: Google Fonts

    Thank you! :)
  6. Shouldn't be too much trouble! Only issue is Indie Flower might not be available for photoshop, but I can find something similar. As far as recoloring goes... Did you mean the tone of the entire image? Or a specific part of it?
  7. Whatever font you think will look best is fine by me. And I was thinking perhaps just the flowers petals that are recolored if that is not too much to ask?
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  8. It's gonna be busy the next day or so with Christmas but I should be able to get this to you next week!!
  9. That's perfectly fine, thank you so much!
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    Oh! I forgot to tell you what site theme I'm using, silly me! I am using DAYLIGHT ^^
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  11. Thanks!! Things are settling down so I should be able to work on this today!
    #91 Elle Joyner, Dec 27, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2017
  12. It's perfect! Thank you so much!
  13. No problem :) Enjoy!
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  14. Hey Sweetie , Just wondering if you're back open for doing Interest Check coding or not? If not , that is fine! Just was curious for a friend of mine's RP.^^
  15. I'm actually gonna revamp my shop to remove the coding option. It just got to be a bit much unfortunately and I'd prefer to focus on the graphics aspect. If your friend needs ad banners or anything lemme know :)
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  16. Awesome :) Enjoy!
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