Adding a ribbon or banner to image?

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Does anyone know of an online program which allows you to add a ribbon or banner across an image and also allows you to type a message on that ribbon?
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I know this isn't what you asked for but there maybe something here that is quite an expressive way of doing something that may help. (Don't shoot the tip giver!)

The reference is a specific page of their site but you may find other ways and things as well throughout :(
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Hey Peter

Oh my brain is mush. I cannot figure out your cryptic, mysterious response. LOL. What site is this?? Mr. Ed's?
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Oh B&^%$()!

http://www.123-banner.com/creator.php...

God bless the germans!
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LOL.. oh that's too funny. Here I was thinking "man.. I must really out of it to not understand your comment". Whew.. glad it just you who is not getting it together! =)

Thanks for the site link - I'll take a look when I get a chance.
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I would love to do something like our champ picture, where it has a little badge on the corner. I wonder how Yola did this?
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you mean Get Satisfaction?
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Hi Littleus,
Yes that is cool isn't it! Those images are produced by Get Satisfaction, maybe head over to their forum and see if they will give you some info as to how they do it.
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Thanks for the correction Alex!

Thanks Emmy for your suggestion. I took you up on it! =)
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:) my spelling is not good but i can spot little grammar errors :)
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It appears that I can do something basic in Picnik - a lot of work, but it can be done. I'm sure that GS made theirs through some imaging program like Photoshop or Adobe.
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Gsatisfactions is a background with a transparent Yola logo on it, its quite simple but probable hard to lign up and make.
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Start with a transparent background ..Make sure you save as a png.
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Hi John,

You could also do the background in a unique homogeneos colour and subtract it accurately after. That's easy for anyone with Gimp or Photoshop. I'm thinking of someone who hasn't built skills or doesn't have access to a sophisticated image manipulation program.

What do you think?
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I think it is just that some of these programs do so much that it looks overwhelming...But they all work pretty much in the same way and basic use isn't very hard.I think anyone here that can use Picnik can use Gimp or Photoshop with just a little help to get them started....My main gripe with Gimp or Photoshop and the Corel software is...They need a simple quick crop feature like Fastone or many others do.
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That's really true. The one step features tend to be overlooked.

The other thing about these great packages is that there's a million solutions published as tutorials for almost anything you can think of. The majority are easy to follow and accurately described. That's because the competition is keen.

It's easy to follow the steps outlined. I also found that 10 step course online. Which probably involved 3 hours work, really set me up with the language (vocab) the writers use. I find that I can easily follow a three star rating for a tutorial (5 being max) and that's really with simple needs and limited experience. I would encourage anyone to do this. It's just such a handy skill to have and as comfortable as any desktop tool.
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The best source I have found is deviantart.com.....From tutorials to brush kits they have it all.
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Unfortunately, I don't have photoshop so I probably can't do this look. But, that's okay. I'll just make do with what I have. It won't look as pretty but it'll get the job done. =)
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Hey Littleus,
Do it with MS publisher and save as jpg or png or whatever.
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does that make it transparent because i just got MS office 07
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No, you'll have to crop it first. ( I use Faststone image viewer)
Then use Gimp (FREE) to make the background transparent.
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Hi Littleus,

Do your outline and detail of the object. Then if it's a difficult or too time consuming learning new software etc. There seems to be a lot of willing resource to do those things that are specialised.
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sorry boomer, Never saw your reply!

i am making images with MS publisher but i dont know how i will make them transparent.
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I use Gimp and it is totally free....http://gimp.org/ .....That is what I used on my banner....Just start with a 900 x 125 x 72dpi transparent image and add layers to it...This is really easy and I am sure you would be very creative.
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i have gimp on my user area at school but i can never fatham how to use it
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Maybe I will come up with a basic tutorial...I think Gimp seems odd because it opens parts of it all over the place instead of just one window.....For me I put the image on my main monitor and the controls on my secondary to my left.
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Wow thanks everyone for your input!

@boomer - great idea to do it in MS publisher! I will try to do that.

@ John - I did have gimp on my old computer but I have yet to download it onto my new computer. I'm still debating as I did find the program a bit difficult to use.

@Peter - Time is everything! I need more of it! LOL. I just needed something easy to do. I'll try Boomer's suggestion with the MS Publisher.