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Flag Designing

Postby Steel_Valkyrie » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:45 pm

Not really a n00b here, but I wanted some advice. What's a good program for designing flags for my factions. I tried using the new MS paint that came with my PC, but it was obviously not intended to do stuff like this.
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Re: Flag Designing

Postby Arkbrik » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:47 pm

paint.net is what I use when I need to do something more advanced than MS Paint. It's free
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Re: Flag Designing

Postby TheVengefulOne » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:01 pm

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Re: Flag Designing

Postby Steel_Valkyrie » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:43 pm

I'm having some difficulty putting the flag on my Imgur, vengeful. Any advice? Imgur and Flickr don't like SVG files.
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Re: Flag Designing

Postby sahasrahla » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:04 pm

find a program that will open them and save as a different file type?
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Re: Flag Designing

Postby Steel_Valkyrie » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:14 pm

I did some fiddling and figured out how to save it as a PNG.
None of the conversion sites I tried worked properly.
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Re: Flag Designing

Postby StalinsFavoriteKhat » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:28 pm

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Re: Flag Designing

Postby stubby » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:15 pm

Steel_Valkyrie wrote:I did some fiddling and figured out how to save it as a PNG.
None of the conversion sites I tried worked properly.
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That's just azkamat's nazi flag in different colors.

Is this some kind of new alt-right flag meme I'm missing out on? Authoritarian symbol in the first space, sword and crown in the middle, white supremacy symbol on the right?
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Re: Flag Designing

Postby Duerer » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:49 pm

tbh swastikas should be replaced with crossed penises on principle. This recent nazi fetishism that is going around on the internet kinda made me abandon the nutzees as a proper faction and partially retool them for the army of some Saturday morning cartoon villain.
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Re: Flag Designing

Postby stubby » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:14 pm

Yeah, I've been disappointed with the nazi factions that have been showing up lately that haven't turned out to have any subversive take attached. I keep waiting for the satiric twist that never happens.

I hope this sonnenrad + maltese cross thing has got something more interesting planned than just another boring repeat of flat nazi fetishism with nothing interesting to say.
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Re: Flag Designing

Postby Steel_Valkyrie » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:00 pm

Well, the Maltese cross is actually Italian, or, technically, from the knights of Malta. Thw faction is gonna be Italian-influenced. The center part: Swords, lightning, Laurels, and a crown. An empire devoted to victory and lightning conquest. the sun in the circle represents that the faction comes from a dyson sphere. Not "Piltogg", per say. Though, I mean, the emperess does take traits from, among other people, Piltogg, Queen Victoria, and Winston Churchill.
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Re: Flag Designing

Postby stubby » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:38 pm

I'm starting to feel like real-world flag symbols have too many negative connotations that end up overwhelming whatever meaning brick factions were going for. I wonder if we need to build up a repository of brick-specific graphics to make flags with. Just to brainstorm:

    Minifig weapons
    Beer
    BrikThulhu
    Symbols stolen from minifig shields
    Trianglist symbols
    Troikas
    Jaw-Jaw heads
    Baseball caps
    Explosions
    Human hands
    Bricks
    Dice
    Minifig skulls
    Studs
    Flame pieces
We can make transparent pngs and build up a wiki page for them.
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Re: Flag Designing

Postby Tzan » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:08 pm

I liked the flag design on the Bleywatch painting.
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Re: Flag Designing

Postby Quantumsurfer » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:55 pm

stubby wrote:We can make transparent pngs and build up a wiki page for them.


That's not a bad idea.  Creates even more of a community content lore buffet.
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Re: Flag Designing

Postby TheVengefulOne » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:29 pm

Fuck, I forgot about the SVG files, I just googled "convert svg to jpeg" until I found a working site, I forget which one I used.

Regarding symbols-I've found a pentagram overlaid with an inverted pentagram to make an interesting symbol.
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