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Post by Mimóza on February 20th 2016, 2:13 pm

First topic message reminder :


Graphic Balloon


Choice of Category: Graphic
Choice of Title: Graphic Balloon - Graphic Design School
Forum Address: http://graphicballoon.com/
Main Language: English
Forum Description: Graphic Balloon is a community designed to provide a meeting point for the creative minds. The concept of the forum is to help and get help in graphic related questions. Very Happy

Our forum is divided into 3 major parts, Community, Graphics and Premium.

Community



Under this category you can find all the forum related 
announcements, news, events, contests and discussions
 ranging from graphic design related discussions to general discussions.

Graphic



This category gives a place to our Graphic Design School, which contains several 
howtos, tutorials, tips, tricks, walkthroughs, timelapses, resources 
submitted by our members. 

What's more we have a Questions Area, where you can ask 
all the questions you bumped into during a design process. 
You can also find a Museum Boulevard here including the creations 
of our members, a Fan Sector showing off the artists worthy to follow 
and a Creative Arena where you can battle with your fellow mates!

 Premium 



Last but not least, this category is the ground of Graphic Requests where you can request art for free. 
Apart from free requests you can find Workshops too, where our members 
are having their own shops and sell their talent.

We also have an Advertisement section, 
where you can show off your site to the community!

Join us!

graphicballoon.com


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Re: Graphic Balloon - Graphic Design Support Forum

Post by Mimóza on April 3rd 2016, 1:36 pm



Looking for staff members!
APPLY HERE!

Positions: 
 Moderator
Graphic Smarty
Graphic Artist
  Detective
Tagger
 Tech Guru


You can find tips about mockups in the Graphic School!
Furthermore, a tutorial about hue and saturation 
settings have been added. Smile



Contest Time!
Time to create something different!
Can you present the most stylish business card?
Enter the contest!

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Post by Mimóza on April 4th 2016, 4:40 pm


We have a new affiliate button. 
Affiliate with us! 

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Post by Mimóza on April 6th 2016, 6:51 pm


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Re: Graphic Balloon - Graphic Design Support Forum

Post by Mimóza on April 9th 2016, 10:21 am


How to make these

from these?
 

You can find the answer in the Graphic School!


Also, don't miss our Friday tips from the Graphic School.
List:

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Post by BlackScorpion on April 9th 2016, 10:52 pm

Very nice site, love your theme!

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Re: Graphic Balloon - Graphic Design Support Forum

Post by Mimóza on April 10th 2016, 10:40 am

Thank you, @BlackScorpion! Very Happy


We have 4 New Awards.
Be active and you can get them!
   
http://www.graphicballoon.com/t101-award-system

See the so far submitted tutorials 
in our brand new Tutorial Index:

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Re: Graphic Balloon - Graphic Design Support Forum

Post by Mimóza on April 11th 2016, 12:39 pm


Test your knowledge! 
Can you pass the first test of Graphic Balloon? 
http://www.graphicballoon.com/t329-graphic-balloon-test-1
The test includes some basic questions. 
The answers are covered in the so far submitted tutorials.
Every participant gets 50 points.
If you fail, you can join our Graphic School.


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Post by Genesis on April 11th 2016, 1:21 pm

Is there free lunch?

I will attempt the test later but I don't know how well I'll do @Mimóza haha. Your forum is developing fast and it looks amazing!

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Post by Mimóza on April 12th 2016, 12:40 pm

Thank you, @Forumedic! Very Happy
Good luck on the test. Razz


New Award added! Wink
 Free Lunch
If you replied to min. 30 topics 
in the Graphic School you can
apply for it. Razz 


Special Spring Event Time!

2 lucky -active- people can get 
a special rank name and color 
in April!
Be the
Most active topic starter
or the
Top posting user this month
and you can win!

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Re: Graphic Balloon - Graphic Design Support Forum

Post by Mimóza on April 16th 2016, 2:47 pm


Find pretty hand writing fonts:

Typography terms and basics.

Ever wondered what does
leading, kerning, tracking,
tittle, finial or drop cap mean?
Are you curious about some
other terms regarding typography?
We have 2 new tutorials submitted
in the Graphic School discussing the topic in detail.
Check them out!

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Re: Graphic Balloon - Graphic Design Support Forum

Post by Mimóza on April 21st 2016, 7:23 am


Our second test is up!
It tests your theoretical 
knowledge about typography.

Flood Control.

Delay between 2 messages, topics or private messages by a user has been changed to 30 sec from 10 sec.


You have 3 days left to enter
the mascot contest!
 

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Re: Graphic Balloon - Graphic Design Support Forum

Post by Mimóza on April 23rd 2016, 4:44 pm


Read about 20 design rules 
you should never break:
 

Giving out staff positions like candies.

Our new moderator is Malcolm
Hopefully he'll be a dedicated staff member.

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Re: Graphic Balloon - Graphic Design Support Forum

Post by levy on April 23rd 2016, 10:32 pm

You should fix the bug when we press the logo / home input. It redirect us to homepage and it is quite annoying to join back on forum always.

Congrats on your forum, registered!

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Re: Graphic Balloon - Graphic Design Support Forum

Post by Mimóza on April 24th 2016, 2:39 pm

Thank you @levy. Actually, the logo is supposed to lead you to the landing page. Very Happy The "Home" button is the one leading to the forum index. Also, welcome to the forum! Very Happy


Post edit time has been changed:


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Post by Mimóza on April 26th 2016, 12:32 pm



Event time! Name the mascot!
The lovely giraffe above is the official 
mascot of The Graphic Balloon community!

Your task is easy. Come up with a name for him!
The most liked suggestion wins!


In order to reward our valuable members
a Person of the Month event has been started!
Vote for the person you think 
deserves the Person of April title!

A Hall of Fame will be opened 
in the future for the winners.

Other currently running contests/ event:
Create a business card! ends in 4 days
Signature of the Month ends in 4 days

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Re: Graphic Balloon - Graphic Design Support Forum

Post by Mimóza on April 27th 2016, 8:29 pm





The Exhibition section has been organized.
New sub categories were added
and the imags have been moved to


Our new mascot is getting to be used!

3 new illustrations were added to 
the Graphic School Application topic.
ps. Still looking for a name for him/her!
Post your suggestions here:
    


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Re: Graphic Balloon - Graphic Design Support Forum

Post by Mimóza on April 30th 2016, 7:30 am


 
The Info Centre has been divided into 3 parts:


- Forum related rules, info stay in the Info Centre
- News, updates go to the News Reports
- Events, contests, activities go to the Contest Paradise



Many events end today!
Last chance to enter them!
Business card, SoM, PoM
10 tips to help you choose the right font

Flat or not?
Adding textures, patterns to flat buttons.






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Re: Graphic Balloon - Graphic Design Support Forum

Post by Mimóza on May 1st 2016, 9:53 am


Play a guessing game with Malcolm and win Points!
(Changes in the Point System may come,
so collect as many points as you can. Smile)

skouliki is the person of April
and her design won the signature of April title!

Congrats!

Signature of the Month - 
Theme for May is "giraffe"

Vote for the best Business Card here:

We have new staff message boxes.

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Post by Mimóza on May 2nd 2016, 1:10 pm


Points are renamed to GB Coins.
http://www.graphicballoon.com/t98-gb-coin-system

Our shop got totally re-designed!
 

Learn how to create this table set:
in our Code Sector.

 The Hall of Fame opened! 

The Quick menu got an image leading to it.

Time to practice metallic designs!
Design our currency contest!


Our landing page got a little update.
Learn how to create this from this
in our Graphic School!

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Post by Mimóza on May 3rd 2016, 1:53 pm


Main contest for May is up!
Create a 7 Sins themed Banner 
                              

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Re: Graphic Balloon - Graphic Design Support Forum

Post by Mimóza on May 5th 2016, 7:19 am


Kiriban! What? Event time, check it:

Catch the milestone posts.

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Post by Mimóza on May 8th 2016, 3:58 pm


 We have a winner!        
 Terran  won the business card event.
Check out his design!

The hashtags work again, thanks to Ange Tuteur.
 
All the contests have a special tag, so you can
see all the entries by clicking on the contest's tag.
The suggestion has been made by 10spetter10 
and we thank him for it.    
The Quick menu's panels have been re-designed! Very Happy 
Vote if you would like to see it
in other color:


Find out the name of the hex code

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Post by Mimóza on May 10th 2016, 11:53 am


New position in the staff team!
Promoter:

Understandable English
Enthusiastic personality
Mature attitude
Free time to make sure the promotion topics are updated
Ability to write encouragingly

Also, there are other positions open as well!
http://www.graphicballoon.com/t11-forum-team-applications

Tech Guru 
Tagger 
Detective: 
Graphic Artist: 
Graphic Smarty: 
Moderator: 
     Apply!        

Milestone!
We have 50 members!
One small step for you one giant leap for Graphic Balloon.

Also, we have a new affiliate!
Affiliate with us!

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Post by Mimóza on May 12th 2016, 9:08 am


skouliki's name suggestion won the
name the mascot event.
Our beloved giraffe became Gibi.
You'll see him more frequently in the future! Wink


We have a new staff member!
 Terran is our Tech Guru!   
Please give him your warm congratulations! Very Happy

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Post by Mimóza on May 16th 2016, 8:21 am


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Post by Mimóza on May 22nd 2016, 3:30 pm


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Post by Mimóza on May 23rd 2016, 4:01 pm


New custom emoticons debut
starring our mascot, Gibi! 

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Re: Graphic Balloon - Graphic Design Support Forum

Post by Mimóza on May 27th 2016, 6:50 pm




Friday tip! #15
Learn about the Golden Ratio with us!

Share your graphic tricks with us!
Apply to the Graphic School as a Designer!

If you would like to learn apply as a Student!

Graphic Smarty & Graphic Artist
positions are waiting for applicants!


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Post by Mimóza on May 29th 2016, 7:38 pm


Some minor changes have been made to the appearance.
- The toolbar got lighter
- The yellow parts of the forum got a slight gradient
- The staff list got updated
The scrollbar became a lot more stylish

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