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Caio Tiago Oliveira-2
Hi all,

first of all, congratulations for the visual design project.

I would like to edit the banner, but I can't use Photoshop neither I
have enough money to buy it.

So I would like to see if it's possible to export the original do SVG or
some other format that might to be edited by someone without Adobe
Photoshop.

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Re: Banner bitmap in a free format

Bernhard Dippold
Hello Caio, *

CC'ing the Art project, becuase this is one of the topics related to both projects.

Caio Tiago Oliveira wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> first of all, congratulations for the visual design project.

It's a project run by Stella Schulze, the OOo design expert at Sun, Hamburg. She proposed to give the community (especially UI and Art project) access to her OOo related materials and started this as a sub project (not yet finished) of UI, because UI developer able to support her CVS efforts are working just one room away.

I'm extremely happy that she is sharing her work with us, so we avoid working on the same design in different projects.
>
> I would like to edit the banner, but I can't use Photoshop neither I
> have enough money to buy it.

I'm not quite sure which banner you mean. This one?
http://ui.openoffice.org/VisualDesign/gifs/visualdesign.png

Or the "Thank You" banners?
http://ui.openoffice.org/VisualDesign/gifs/Images/OOoThankYou.png

For the first you have to ask Stella directly (sts@OOo), the latter can be found in the Art projects area of Issue Tracker:
http://ui.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=71240

I think the .psd files there are the ones you are referring to. I've been able to open them in GIMP keepin the layer information, so it is not as hard to modify them. It is not a vector format, so scaling will result in lower quality.

You can't modify the text either - you'll have to replace it with your own.

But I assume the font used to be Frutiger (condensed?), the commercial font used for the logo too. As this font is not available for free, I don't know if you own it. Using Bitstream vera (bold) instead, condensing it to abut 78% horizontally leads to quite similar results (most obvious difference: better kerning, slimmer "o" and rounded dots in Frutiger).

> So I would like to see if it's possible to export the original do SVG or
> some other format that might to be edited by someone without Adobe
> Photoshop.

I don't know if a vector format would be the best, as I think Photoshop is a raster based program (don't own it either).

Please try GIMP (http://www.gimp.org) if it serves well enough for your purpose. If not, please come back (perhaps with even more reaction in the Art project).

On the other hand: Jörg Jahnke (jj@OOo) has been very fast in presenting translated versions of the banner. So you might consider asking in the issue for help.

Best regards

Bernhard

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Re: Banner bitmap in a free format

Caio Tiago Oliveira-2
Bernhard Dippold, 14-01-2007 06:21:

> Hello Caio, *
>
> CC'ing the Art project, becuase this is one of the topics related to
> both projects.
>
> Caio Tiago Oliveira wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> first of all, congratulations for the visual design project.
>
> It's a project run by Stella Schulze, the OOo design expert at Sun,
> Hamburg. She proposed to give the community (especially UI and Art
> project) access to her OOo related materials and started this as a
> sub project (not yet finished) of UI, because UI developer able to
> support her CVS efforts are working just one room away.
>
> I'm extremely happy that she is sharing her work with us, so we avoid
> working on the same design in different projects.
>>
>> I would like to edit the banner, but I can't use Photoshop neither
>> I have enough money to buy it.
>
> I'm not quite sure which banner you mean. This one?
> http://ui.openoffice.org/VisualDesign/gifs/visualdesign.png
>
> Or the "Thank You" banners?
> http://ui.openoffice.org/VisualDesign/gifs/Images/OOoThankYou.png

The "Thank you" banners.

> For the first you have to ask Stella directly (sts@OOo), the latter
> can be found in the Art projects area of Issue Tracker:
> http://ui.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=71240
>
> I think the .psd files there are the ones you are referring to. I've
> been able to open them in GIMP keepin the layer information, so it is
> not as hard to modify them. It is not a vector format, so scaling
> will result in lower quality.

There is a link for the psd files in the page.

> You can't modify the text either - you'll have to replace it with
> your own.

That's the point.

> But I assume the font used to be Frutiger (condensed?), the
> commercial font used for the logo too. As this font is not available
> for free, I don't know if you own it. Using Bitstream vera (bold)
> instead, condensing it to abut 78% horizontally leads to quite
> similar results (most obvious difference: better kerning, slimmer "o"
> and rounded dots in Frutiger).

I weren't aware of this.
I also though the text was available as text, instead of images.

>> So I would like to see if it's possible to export the original do
>> SVG or some other format that might to be edited by someone without
>> Adobe Photoshop.
>
> I don't know if a vector format would be the best, as I think
> Photoshop is a raster based program (don't own it either).
>
> Please try GIMP (http://www.gimp.org) if it serves well enough for
> your purpose. If not, please come back (perhaps with even more
> reaction in the Art project).

It's raster based, but support paths.

> On the other hand: Jörg Jahnke (jj@OOo) has been very fast in
> presenting translated versions of the banner. So you might consider
> asking in the issue for help.
>

I think the bitstream vera tip does the job.
I'll try it, thanks.


What's the license of the banner?
I meant, it says the original is for translations but, can someone
change its color or add an image, for use in a native-lang project?

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Re: Banner bitmap in a free format

Bernhard Dippold
Hi Caio,

Caio Tiago Oliveira schrieb:
> Bernhard Dippold, 14-01-2007 06:21:
>> Hello Caio, *
>>
>> CC'ing the Art project, becuase this is one of the topics related to
>> both projects.

I'd like to continue our discussion on [hidden email]. If
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Bernhard

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