View Full Version : Finally lost the plot *WARNING, BIG PICTURES. Talented siggy makers needed PLEASE!*

01-16-2006, 06:28 PM
Ok, I'm aware that from now on, you're all going to think I'm completely insane, but I guess you had to find out someday :p SO ... I'm gonna ask for one of you talented siggy makers to do me a BIG favour ...

Branston (you know, the pickle guys), have started making baked beans, and The Citizen (my local newspaper here in Gloucester) is giving away free tins of beans with every paper. The guy in charge of advertising for The Citizen, Martyn, is a friend of mine, and basically, he's asked me to take pictures of the dogs, with the papers, and the tins of beans. Which I've done.

He's now asked me to design a poster with the pictures. Uhm ... NEWSFLASH. I have about as much creative talent as a rock. :rolleyes:

Here are the dogs with beans. (Apologies for the size of the pics, I left them big cause they aren't great quality)




Excuse my finger


01-16-2006, 06:29 PM
This is The Citizen logo, and the beans


And some random newpapers


Basically, what I need from one of you wonderful people is a poster. I know the pic quality is crap, but when printed, the poster is only going to be half A4 size, so should look ok. I don't have an exact phrase, but it needs to say something along the lines of 'Branstons Baked Beans; free with every copy of The Citizen!' And ideally, be newspaper/bean themed. It needs to have both pups in but can't have the dogs names on it.

To be even more annoying - if possible, I need it done urgently, idieally today/tommorow. In return, you would get my eternal gratitude, and a thankyou note and cyber hugs from the puppers, of course.

Anyone?! PLEASE?!

ps. The tins were empty when I took the pics, no dogs were harmed during this photoshoot
pps. Yes, I know ... im completely nuts :o :o :o

01-16-2006, 06:39 PM
I don't think I can help. Omg for a second, I though the cans weren't empty, I was thinking poor doggies. lol :eek:

01-16-2006, 06:41 PM
for a second, I though the cans weren't empty, I was thinking poor doggies.

They don't look too impressed, do they?! They're just embarrassed though. Both cans were empty, I certainly wouldn't make them hold full tins on their heads - those things are surprisingly heavy! :p

01-16-2006, 08:02 PM
Baked beans...ICK!! :D

Okay, I've been messing around with the pics a bit, I am sooo bad at making things like this but I had nothing better to do. And somehow I put the whole thing in B&W :confused: Ah well, I tried...Good luck, the pictures are too cute!

Gee, I wish I had photoshop, I'm working with PhotoStudio 2.0 and it sucks :p

01-16-2006, 08:16 PM
This isn't too great but if someone uses the design but makes it neater, it may work.

01-16-2006, 08:27 PM
Is everything supposed to be that yellow, or is that just your camera's settings?

01-16-2006, 08:29 PM
Okay here is mine.. Sorry It's not that great:) If you would like it in Black and white I can do that...:)


EDIT: Here is the grey Version. :o


01-16-2006, 09:00 PM
That is really great joanofark..i love the grey one!!

Laura's Babies
01-16-2006, 09:31 PM
Whaooooo! Those are great and there is a big choice to choose from...

01-16-2006, 09:39 PM
That is too funny! I like the black and white ones the best. Yes, the dogs look oh so impressed

01-17-2006, 04:29 AM
Oohy! I didn't expect this many replies ... Thanks everyone!

Karen ... 'yellow' is due to horrible cheap camera. (olympus c-50 i think, Canon's in the shop being fixed after it fell down the stairs :( :( ) and horrible crappy lighting.

I'm going to use all of them though! Wow! Thanks so much! :p :D

Yes, the dogs look oh so impressed

They think I've completely lost the plot. But what's new?! ;)

01-17-2006, 05:16 AM
Ah, I got your PM but didn't get a chance to read this thread. I don't have time really unless if *very* soon you can tell me the following:

How big is it supposed to be when it's printed? A poster is very large and these pictures are not big enough for a poster size.

If you don't know, then I'll just make something small. It probably won't look good printed though, it'll be too small. The ones that are already made are not going to look good printed at even a small poster size (they'll have to be stretched a whole lot).

01-17-2006, 12:52 PM
I know the pics are horrible, I miss my Canon SO bad :(

When printed, its only going to be about half a4 size, so not huge ...

01-17-2006, 01:03 PM
lol I have no idea how big an a4 is ;)

01-17-2006, 01:41 PM
a4 = about 8.5 x 11.5 inches, and its going to be around half of that :)

01-17-2006, 09:02 PM
My attempt. I made it 8.5 x 11.5

01-18-2006, 06:30 AM
Gah, sorry ... I fell asleep and never saw your post. I think you said you needed it yesterday but if you still have time let me know and I'll give it a try today ... if I don't fall asleep lol. I've been sick so the medicine I'm taking is doing a good job of making me sleep ;)

01-18-2006, 06:55 AM
Sorry I couldn't do it for you when you PM'ed me... I miss PSP & Adobe. :(