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My own little spin on things...
« on: October 13, 2008, 02:39:59 PM »
What I'm trying to do, as I'm bored almost 5-6 hours a day since I'm unemployed currently, I'm trying to throw my own spin on the IntelliStar, and I have all the pieces to do so currently, so I started to do some work.

Here is a work in progress, It's not going to look 100% like the IntelliStar, that is really not my intentions at all.

Let me know what you think :)

Comparable to http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/26/IntelliStar-New-Blue-LDL-v3.png
« Last Edit: October 13, 2008, 02:42:28 PM by jtmal0723 »

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Re: My own little spin on things...
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2008, 03:17:13 PM »
Not bad. In fact, I think I like the font you used in your creations better than the actual IntelliStar (seems to be closer to the Weatherscan font). :yes:

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Re: My own little spin on things...
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2008, 03:59:26 PM »
i like it! But there's no Local on the 8s ad on the cable intellistars.

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Re: My own little spin on things...
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2008, 05:15:24 PM »
I took another spin, into my own world (lol) and made some more additions. Again, it is not my intention to make it look like the real thing at all, at least not completely... I made some more modifications.

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Re: My own little spin on things...
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2008, 06:00:30 PM »
Alright, the CC screen spin is done, tell me what ya think, what I should change, etc...

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Re: My own little spin on things...
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2008, 06:10:02 PM »
Looks great! Was this Photoshopped?

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Re: My own little spin on things...
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2008, 06:13:05 PM »
How do you stretch out the tabs to be perfectly shaped? :unsure:
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Re: My own little spin on things...
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2008, 06:35:24 PM »
Very nice! What font did you use for the temperatures, wind speeds, etc?

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Re: My own little spin on things...
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2008, 06:52:42 PM »
Looks great! Was this Photoshopped?
I used Photoshop CS3... Photoshop is the best imo because it uses the layout guides in the .tif files to make sure they snap into the right place

How do you stretch out the tabs to be perfectly shaped? :unsure:
I used the rectangle tool to make the tabs, then dragged in the tab ends to make it all snap into place.

Very nice! What font did you use for the temperatures, wind speeds, etc?

The Current Conditions title uses Interstate-Bold 30pt
the CAMDEN text uses Interstate-Bold 18pt
Partly Cloudy, Win uses Interstate-Bolt 24pt
the 88* on the left uses Frutiger LT Std (65 Bold) 60pt
the Humidity, Dew Point, etc on the left side on the right uses Frutiger (bold) 20pt
The 41%, etc on the right side on the right uses Frutiger LT Std (65 Bold) 30pt
The miniature INCHES and MILES uses the same font above except 14 pt
the temperature/time tabs in the LDL uses Interstate-Bold 12pt
the tabs on the left will eventually utilize Interstate-RegularCondensed 14 pt, same as I used in the sig
The scrolling text uses Helvetica 18 pt.
I hope this helps :)

Also, I've updated my signature to look like the LDL too... may not appear correctly on IE browsers 6.0 and lower... :nods:

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Re: My own little spin on things...
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2008, 12:51:17 AM »
Quote from: jtmal0723
the Humidity, Dew Point, etc on the left side on the right uses Frutiger (bold) 20pt

Thought so. Ya know, come to think about it, thr font was not only used on the current Weatherscan, but also on The TV Guide Channel from 1999-2002.

Enough about that, excellent work!



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Re: My own little spin on things...
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2008, 09:44:47 PM »
Yep. Why it's available in Martin's (domestic) IS goodies is a mystery to me, but it is...