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Old 03-03-2006, 12:35 AM   #1
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Default whats the best way to make a templete banner

So yeah wondering if someone could give me advice on making a rounded rectangle template banner.
(so i can use it for mulitple banners that interchange and so forth)
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Old 03-03-2006, 08:25 AM   #2
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Hi Chris,
Rounded rectangle banners are very easy in photoshop.
There is nothing much about banners you can design according to your target audience and your creativity. There are few industry standard size for banners and buttons

468 x 60 - (Full Banner)
234 x 60 - (Half Banner)
88 x 31 - (Micro Bar)
120 x 90 - (Button 1)
120 x 60 - (Button 2)
120 x 240 - (Vertical Banner)
125 x 125 - (Square Button)
728 x 90- (Leaderboard)
160 x 600 (Wide Skyscraper)
120 x 600 (Skyscraper)
300 x 600 (Half Page Ad)
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Old 03-06-2006, 12:34 AM   #3
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The shape tool in Photoshop has a rounded corner rectangle that works well for banners.

example>
http://www.designsbyken.com/dwc/banner.htm
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Old 05-18-2006, 10:37 PM   #4
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Default Rounded rectangle

OK so I'm thick ! I've found the rounded rectangle tool, and I've been trying everything ..... but still can't get it to work (even the help in Photoshop doesn't tell you how to use it). Any chance of a walk through before I put a brick thru my screen .
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Old 05-23-2006, 01:23 AM   #5
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click and drag!

that's how you use it.

Just click top left of your document and drag down to the bottom right.
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:21 PM   #6
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468 x 60 - (Full Banner)
234 x 60 - (Half Banner)
88 x 31 - (Micro Bar)
120 x 90 - (Button 1)
120 x 60 - (Button 2)
120 x 240 - (Vertical Banner)
125 x 125 - (Square Button)
728 x 90- (Leaderboard)
160 x 600 (Wide Skyscraper)
120 x 600 (Skyscraper)
300 x 600 (Half Page Ad)

those figures, are they the pixel sizes i should use when setting up the window in adobe photoshop?

because i want to make a banner to put at the top of all my pages, centre aligned
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:59 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by pethon
468 x 60 - (Full Banner)
234 x 60 - (Half Banner)
88 x 31 - (Micro Bar)
120 x 90 - (Button 1)
120 x 60 - (Button 2)
120 x 240 - (Vertical Banner)
125 x 125 - (Square Button)
728 x 90- (Leaderboard)
160 x 600 (Wide Skyscraper)
120 x 600 (Skyscraper)
300 x 600 (Half Page Ad)

those figures, are they the pixel sizes i should use when setting up the window in adobe photoshop?
If you are making *advertising* banner, then those are standard sizes. If you're just talking about some random graphic on your page, it can be in any size.
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Old 09-29-2006, 07:24 PM   #8
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Default Rounded retangle tool and sizes

Pethon,

Those are pixel sizes, but like Dom said if your using it for your own site and not advertising it can be any size you want.

K.Simmonds,

As for the rounded rectangle tool, you do just click and drag but at the top when the rounded rectangle tool is selected there is a small field titled "Radius" by changing that number you can change the roundness of the corners. See samples below. Banners usually look better with a lower radius corner so it's not completely rounded but not completely square.
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