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Shinybinary version 2 by Shinybinary Shinybinary version 2 by Shinybinary
shinybinary.com

After many months of hard designing, coding, writing and slacking off playing pointless Flash games, version 2 is finally here. It's a fairly radical change in style from version 1, and I know some people will miss the nature orientated look that has come to be associated with this site. However change is nearly always a good thing, and I am happy with the direction I have taken things in.

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That's the general blurb, now a bit extra for you DA people. I actually layed down the first psd for version 2 almost 11 months ago, so as you can guess there has been an extraordinairy amount of slacking since then. Take a look at the first design concept which never made it past infancy:

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what was I thinking? ;)

and a close up of the header for some details:

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A lot more effort has been put into this one in terms of code. I managed to do it all with compliant HTML and CSS and without a single table in site! IE and Firefox are recommended but I have made sure it works in Safari as well for all our Mac friends.

and to all those people who wanted more flowers and frogs and shit, tough! :p

Anyway I hope you enjoy it.
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:iconcruseman:
cruseman Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
where are all the flowers ?

;)


first i thought it was airbrush or 3D, then i read the text - photomanip. - hmm - very nice !
it dont look like pictures.

i also take a look at ur site - amazing artworks.
and yes - its more fun then icecream :P (have 1 in my hand right now ;)
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:iconhypostatic:
hypostatic Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007
Wow Awesome Work!!! Extreme details make it original!!!
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:iconya6r:
ya6r Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007
I love the header! i figure there is some photo manip in it, it was not all done in photoshop huh?
anyway your work is awesome! keep it up man!
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:iconshinybinary:
Shinybinary Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Well you do photomanips in photoshop...
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:iconya6r:
ya6r Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007
yeah i mean it was not all painted and designed in photoshop with no import you know! but still some great work! guess it was'nt easy to gather all those elements and to make a homogenous header with'em!
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:iconshinybinary:
Shinybinary Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah that's the problem with pics like this. I think it took about 50 photos to make it up which took ages to find. A lot of the pictures were very heavily changed as well.
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:iconya6r:
ya6r Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007
for sure, compatible pictures like that connot be found! Excellent work man! i really appreciate your photo manips!
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:iconzmash:
Zmash Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
your work is really awesome!
keep it on!
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:iconthousandhands:
Thousandhands Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
holly shit! that header is just awesome! Oo
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:iconruuku-piku:
Ruuku-Piku Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2007
thats bloody brilliant. :)
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:iconaoh-silence:
AoH-Silence Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006
An inspiring piece like no other. Great job!

And the fact you made it XHTML 1.1 compliant (No tables... CSS attributes only) brings a tear of joy to my eye :D

But answer me this: Do you plan on sharing how you made such a banner? Stock images all manipulated into a banner or another method?
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:iconshinybinary:
Shinybinary Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I don't intend on making any tutorials based on my website or anything currently. The banner is mainly stock images (about 30 or so) maniupalated into one.
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AoH-Silence Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006
Well I must say... That's fantastic manipulation.. Even if its not on your site nor about it, could you at least write some tips for us Photoshop mediocre?

Then submit it to P2L for all :D
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:iconshinybinary:
Shinybinary Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not really sure what I could say. It's mostly about being willing to spend time finding the right photographs then being able to extract the bits you want, touch them up and match their colouring and lighting. Add shadows and making sure the direction of lighting is consistent is also important.
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AoH-Silence Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2006
Well thanks for the info then.
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:iconoceyx:
oCeyx Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I really dig it; color scheme and everything. All of what I would've said has already been mentioned so there's not much else to say. If anything, it gives me another reason not to update mine for a while longer.
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:iconpixelchemist:
pixelchemist Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
Very cool web interface and really inspiring.
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:icontecnophreak:
tecnophreak Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
OOOOooo! shiny!

man, you must be a god with photoshop. i mean, im dam good, but this is FREAKIN good.
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:iconmilk242:
milk242 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006
I love it - somehow reminds me of terry gilliam films.... (in a good way...)
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:iconchaooss:
chaooss Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2006
Make me a tut about u made all those wires in the header m8 :)
Pls pls pls
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:icondest1ny-04:
Dest1ny-04 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006
like it, but the frogs and fish were ownage, and a nice change from the usual - still gj nik
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:icondfadler:
DFadler Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2006
ooo neat I bet you would like [link]
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:iconositaka:
ositaka Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2006
good layout, nice colours!
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:icon2diacritic:
2diacritic Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2006
neato, i dig the cleanness of the info space.
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:iconfractured-visual:
Fractured-Visual Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
excellent job mate!
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:iconiunewind:
iuneWind Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2006   Digital Artist
wow man! for +fav need more tuning of text bloks and fonts work accuracy, but top visual - super!
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:icono0tron0o:
o0Tron0o Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006
very nice....
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:iconzebravissimo:
zebravissimo Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006  Professional
nooooo i looved version 1..
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:iconloveisickprojekt:
loveisickprojekt Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006
congrat man.. this is more better than the first.. hehehehe.. ant thx for link me.. :) keep fighting
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:iconbeaucoupzero:
beaucoupzero Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:heart:
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:iconsheld0n:
sheld0n Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006   Digital Artist
I'd love to see the monitors animated :O

Looks good tho
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:iconlspeedl:
lSpeeDl Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006   Interface Designer
that is fucking immense, programs used??

The Love Monkey TM

really really nic eheader, awsome peice (Y) (Y)
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:iconshinybinary:
Shinybinary Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Just Photoshop really.
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:iconlspeedl:
lSpeeDl Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006   Interface Designer
as if, that is sweet, really good piece

absoultley breath taking

The Love Monkey TM

WELL DONE!!!!!
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:iconxaosone:
xaosone Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006   Digital Artist
Fuck.. the header looks wonderful. I like the color.

::da' xaos one::
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:iconwishrm:
WishRM Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006
Amazing header, truly stunning. Very nice!
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:iconsamirs:
Samirs Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
cute..............
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:icondonniedubson:
donniedubson Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006
great composistion. wisely choosen colours and font.

what can i say, very cool.

just not my cup of tea, really. but thats a matter of taste.
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:iconaxisdev:
axisdev Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006   Interface Designer
looks awesome, loving the headers and camshafts incorporated into the header, nice job
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:iconsence:
Sence Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006
Fahooooking Excellent!!

Love it Love it Love it!!
superb header!
nice Job!!
D
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:iconzoomzoom:
zoomzoom Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
nice.. unique..
is that 3D work on the top?
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:iconshinybinary:
Shinybinary Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
No, just Photoshop.
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:iconzoomzoom:
zoomzoom Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
do u ever work with 3D..

p.s. i check out site with this new layout and really impressed. Nice clean layout.
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:iconshinybinary:
Shinybinary Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, and I do work with 3d very very occasionally but never to any great level. Just for bits and bobs that I cant do in PS.
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:iconzoomzoom:
zoomzoom Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
cool... i am the other end of the stick with mostly 3D and animaiton...
feel free to stop by one of these days....
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:iconkadafi:
kadafi Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006
very nicely done the header....nice and clean body
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TonyDennison Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006
Well, I must admit that I'm a bit underwhelmed by the new look. It's a little cold and doesn't seem to have a lot of character or stylistic nuance that is reflected in your digital renderings...

But you are a top-notch designer so maybe it's just all a bit over my head!? :-)

In a year or so I'll probably love it but you'll change it again by then (maybe).

Anyway, keep dazzling us with innovative work.

tony
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Shinybinary Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Well I feel that there is actually enough variety in my work that neither v1 or v2 really reflect the majority of my pictures, in fact if I look back on the last year of my work or so the majority of it is dark compared to the light feeling of v1. I have gone for the option this time of just making my site the easiest way to view all of my work as quickly as possible rather than making it an enormous piece of art in itself.
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TonyDennison Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006
yeah, that's the impression I got from it; clean, no nonsense showcase, which makes sense, really. As you continue to gain in popularity, there will be Art Directors and Editors that may want to commission you and they may not be to thrilled to muck about or interpret a site which is more decorative/illustrative in order to get to the "real" work.

This new site of yours says,"Look, I'm serious about my work, I'm not some flighty ar-teest who disregards practical functionality.

good show, guv'nah!

tony
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:iconshinybinary:
Shinybinary Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Exactly, I am actually a designer by trade so I should be showing it really ;)
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