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post #1 of 12 Old 02-20-2009, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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I need some filigree for my website!!!!

I need some filigree to add to my website but I can't figure out how to remove the backgrounds so that I can put it on my website.

I would like something to flank my logo and maybe some to seperate different sections or whatever..

heres my site:

www.starlinestables.com

Can someone help me out?
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post #2 of 12 Old 02-22-2009, 11:19 AM
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what do you mean filigree????

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post #3 of 12 Old 02-23-2009, 05:17 AM
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Yes, what do you mean? I don't understand what you want to add onto your website. By looks of it, it looks fine.

I would suggest one small thing and that is to put those Photos with shadow (use photoshop and add shadow to the layer (photo) and then upload it as Jpeg.

I also found that on my connection the website loads quite slow, is it because you made the site on Photoshop?

Please provide further information so that we can help

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post #4 of 12 Old 02-25-2009, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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Filigree = swirlys, like victorian or western Filigree! I can't figured out how to remove the background well enough because filigree is so intricate.

Thank you for the shadow idea! I didn't make the whole website using photoshop.. I used the yahoo page builder thing.

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post #5 of 12 Old 02-26-2009, 06:27 AM
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yeah I just figured out because your background is a big image, hence loading times are slow .

I am afraid I still don't understand what Filigree = swirlys is. You might think it is my ignorant however I couldn't even find anything about it in Google.

Perhaps a screenshot pointing at those Filigree will help me find out what exactly you are looking for? and what you want to achieve .

Many thanks

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post #6 of 12 Old 02-26-2009, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, the main background is one big image... Is that a bad thing? I'm not a web designer by any means.. lol. I have a very beginner understanding to web design, html, and photoshop.

I am attaching a few examples of filigree. Hopefully this works..
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File Type: jpg filigree.jpg (21.4 KB, 86 views)
File Type: jpg ist2_5765418-rule-set.jpg (30.3 KB, 94 views)

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post #7 of 12 Old 02-27-2009, 07:12 AM
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Now I get it. Ok open photoshop (CS3 I am using at work and CS4 at home).

1: Open Photoshop
2: Open your background photo
3: Open the filigree
4: Choose the one you want (use the crop tool to crop it)
5: Drag and drop the chosen filigree into the background photo
6: Use the Eraser tool (Magic eraser tool)
7: using the tool click on the white parts of the filigree.
8: Keep cleaning it until you get rid of white background of filigree
9: Once done you can move the image (layer) anywhere in the background
10: Save the background and test

On the other note: The image background if litterly used is a bad idea as on slow connections your website will load in layers its like watching a movie with 1 frame per second.

Let me know how it goes

Best of luck

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post #8 of 12 Old 02-27-2009, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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How do I use the same back ground but not have it load like that?

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post #9 of 12 Old 02-28-2009, 08:12 AM
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perhaps you can try using CSS template and then change the background. CSS is a nice and faster way of displaying your website.

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post #10 of 12 Old 03-01-2009, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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What is css?? lol

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