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Author Topic: Smilies With Speech Bubbles  (Read 8496 times)

tinjaw

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Smilies With Speech Bubbles
« on: October 28, 2006, 05:03:03 PM »
 ;D [attach=#1][/attach]

While looking for some smilies I stumbled upon a pretty neat site for smilies - Mazeguy's Smilies. They even have a online application to create your own smilie speech bubbles like the one above.

[attach=#2][/attach]
« Last Edit: October 28, 2006, 05:19:37 PM by tinjaw »

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Re: Smilies With Speech Bubbles
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2006, 08:40:34 PM »
Love it!   :up: :up: :up:

Great find, lots of other fun smiley's on that page too.

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Re: Smilies With Speech Bubbles
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2006, 02:40:30 PM »
They don't have my favorites!

rtfm:rtfm.gif

coffee:coffee.gif



p.s. Sorry mouser, I like this RTFM smiley better than the default  :deal:

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Re: Smilies With Speech Bubbles
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2006, 03:08:18 PM »
i'll add those to the official collection

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Re: Smilies With Speech Bubbles
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2006, 06:00:50 PM »
Sweet! ;D

Thanks! (and I didn't even have to ask) :-*

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Re: Smilies With Speech Bubbles
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2006, 12:56:04 AM »
what does 'coffee' mean - in the context of using smilies?

i'm taking a break?

please explain.

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Re: Smilies With Speech Bubbles
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2006, 01:39:45 AM »
what does 'coffee' mean - in the context of using smilies?

i'm taking a break?

please explain.

I don't know...but another forum named this smiley after me:  v44-me.gif

Everywhere you type :april on their forum, that graphic will appear.

I guess it could be used during conversation in chat environments like MSN Messneger as a substitute for the word 'coffee'.

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Re: Smilies With Speech Bubbles
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2006, 05:13:16 AM »
i don't think it "means" anything, but rather would be used if you referred to the word coffee, just for emphasis.

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Re: Smilies With Speech Bubbles
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2006, 07:53:46 AM »
nudone,

Let me put it in context for you:

  :wallbash: :wallbash: :wallbash: :read: :read:   :beerchug: :drinksmiley: ;D :drinksmiley: :beerchug: :D :drinksmiley: :beerchug: :huh: :drinksmiley: :harhar: :drinksmiley: :drinksmiley: :tease: :drinksmiley: :-* :drinksmiley: :Thmbsup: :drinksmiley:




 :stars: :stars: [attach=#1][/attach]

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Re: Smilies With Speech Bubbles
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2006, 09:19:04 AM »
fantastic. now i understand.

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Re: Smilies With Speech Bubbles
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2006, 03:57:31 PM »
I like these 'talking' smilies...and the potential they have.

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Re: Smilies With Speech Bubbles
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2006, 03:37:39 AM »
I like those animated gifs very much, too. Thanks for the information. Normally when you search the Internet for animated gif you don't find such nice ones. Great. Pitr Paulus. ;D

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Re: Smilies With Speech Bubbles
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2006, 04:08:11 AM »
attn app103: how can you make those bubbles-speak, I mean with that changing text? (I can make it with a fixed text.).

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Re: Smilies With Speech Bubbles
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2006, 04:10:48 AM »
PitrPaulus: here's an interesting thread here on DC about Creating animated gifs.

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Re: Smilies With Speech Bubbles
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2006, 05:48:41 AM »
never mind  :-[ jgpaiva already mentioned it. [attach=#1][/attach] (see nudone, another use of coffeesmilie)  :P
« Last Edit: November 10, 2006, 05:52:27 AM by tinjaw »

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Re: Smilies With Speech Bubbles
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2006, 06:19:11 AM »
Thx guys; I'm gonna read and check it right now (... at work...). Greetings.

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Re: Smilies With Speech Bubbles
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2006, 07:41:09 AM »
never mind  :-[ jgpaiva already mentioned it. [attach=#1,msg43195][/attach] (see nudone, another use of coffeesmilie)  :P


ha, very good.

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Trying to make Speech Bubbls....
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2006, 04:04:09 AM »
Now I'm trying to make speech-balloons myself (with greetings etc.), following the guidelines on the MazeguySmilieswebsite.
At the end is written 'Step 5: Save the cropped image as a Transparent GIF, with the green background as the transparent color.
Whatever I do, I cannot get rid of the background color. OK, I can make it white, but when I put the Smiley on a coloured background you can See the white square behind the Smiley.

How do you 'save as Transparent GIF' ? I only have the option for .GIF or>JPG etc.

I've tried to change it in Screenshot-Captor (and also ACDSee) but still the background color remains white.

I hope somebody can help me.
Thanks in advance; PitrPaulus
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Re: Smilies With Speech Bubbles
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2006, 04:15:46 AM »
I used Paintshop Pro to make mine.

Instead of going to 'Save as..." and saving as a .gif, I used the "Export to GIF Optimizer" under the file menu...has much more options and a wizard if needed.

I can set what color I want as transparent there.

You will not see the color as being transparent if you open it in a graphics editor when complete, but it will show as transparent in various applications that support .gif transparencies, such as a browser.

I created and saved each frame this way.

Then I used Animation Shop 3, which is included in Paintshop Pro, to assemble the animation and set the frame times.

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Re: Smilies With Speech Bubbles
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2006, 08:26:51 AM »
PitrPaulus,

How you do it depends on the software you use. First, use your web browser to save the picture as a .GIF. Then open it in the tool of your choice and resave it as a transparent GIF. For example, I use IrfanView. There is an "options" button on the save dialog that I click that allows me to check a box for transparency. I also choose the option to choose the transparent color at the time of the save. When I save I click on the green background. But, as I have said, how you do this will depend on what tool you use.

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Re: Smilies With Speech Bubbles
« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2006, 04:09:42 AM »
Hello tinjaw,
OK and Thanks for your help!  :Thmbsup: I had Irfanview on my Laptop but because I use ACDSee very often I deleted it a few months ago. I shall download it again and then will try the suggestions you gave me.
Thanks again and bye bye! PitrPaulus. :)