hey bern!

thanks for the compliments but there are many who are way way way better than i am; deathatthedoor, shyon, dragh, morbo, kiya, shantara, lady rain etc.....

& to say that barta is less talented is heresy. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/badsmile2.gif" alt="" /> the new Pope likes Barta's fanpage so i think right now it's transferred to the Vatican website. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" /> will be available in English, French & Latin.

Barta again is right when she said that i used multiple pix to make that banner of hers. this means she knows the technique well. in photoshop, this technique is called layering or masking. it's just putting pix on top of one another in sequence & have some parts transparent so the illusion looks nice with perspective.

as for the words Cafe Barta; well Barta, u gave me too much credit & Al, u shouldn't be impressed. i was using a font (can't remember the name but i got it free from websites that give away fonts for free) to do that which later on i put on some effects to make it slightly 'neon' yet classical gold. the 'string' was only a line which also has the same effect with Cafe Barta.

again again, Barta is right when she said that the biggest reward in having your own banner is making it yourself. i was happy when i made banners for quite a few people here & i was even happier when they liked it.

bern, can u give me any links to pix that are related to the banner that u would like me to suggest in making? i cn give a bit of pointers but the rest is up to u; whether u want to build it yourself or u want me to do it for u.

somebody suggested Gimp, which is good as it has the same capabilities as photoshop but it's totally free. all u need is the layering capabilities & a big monitor (at least 17"). also imagination. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />

......a gift from LaFille......