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Thread: waxy appearance of websites

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    waxy appearance of websites

    I have a question about the waxy appearance of websites.
    How is that created?
    and Will ArtRage do it?

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    Waxy?

    Could you provide an example of what a "waxy" website looks like?
    Nothing is easy to the unwilling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Someonesane View Post
    Waxy?

    Could you provide an example of what a "waxy" website looks like?

    Same question. I'm looking for that wax
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    example

    Forum will not allow me to post url of another site.
    the time warner cable carolinas website is an example

    Most websites have that appearance, but not not one you create without doing something special.
    I think it is a photoshop effect.
    I would like my website to have the same appearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swan View Post
    Forum will not allow me to post url of another site.
    the time warner cable carolinas website is an example

    Most websites have that appearance, but not not one you create without doing something special.
    I think it is a photoshop effect.
    I would like my website to have the same appearance.
    Here's the link for the time-warner site:

    http://www.timewarnercable.com/carolinas/

    Are you talking about the bar at the top of the page? Never heard it called 'waxy' before, but I think you mean a 3D look? Or do you mean the background gradient fill where the colours go from blue at the top to dark blue at the bottom of the page.

    I think what you want is a program to build web pages. No?

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    maybe

    Thanks, maybe it is the 3d effect. The entire page just has a shine to it.
    It's not the colours go from blue at the top to dark blue at the bottom of the page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swan View Post
    Thanks, maybe it is the 3d effect. The entire page just has a shine to it.
    It's not the colours go from blue at the top to dark blue at the bottom of the page.
    Part could be due to the lighting setup.

    Still don't know where you got 'waxy' from though.

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    I think I know where you got the waxy feel from - do you mean the gradient fills on the blue top bar (learn,shop, support and so on)?

    If so, then yes you can do that in Artrage. However, for this kind of design, I would rather use other software that is more in the way of 'traditional' pixel pushing - like Photoshop, TheGimp etc.

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    Photoshop would be the tool here... since the gradient fills are excellent and easily adjusted. Also the lower value drop shadows would also be more easily performed there. Also the transparency of layers is easier to work with and gaussian blurs can be performed there. Sorry, but that is pretty much the industry standard for doing images for website images like this that have a glossy look.

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