Saturday, April 10, 2010

Creating the Fan Club Header

What better inauguration than a "making of" clip for the beautiful BCFC header.

I started by layout out a screen on the floor to act as a clean background, then dumping a box of assorted binder clips onto it:

Next I took some photos. Not nearly enough, it turns out, but it resulted in a couple decent stock photos of binder clips, like this one:

I plucked out the rubber bands, and pulled out the smaller coloured clips. These would be sprinkled on top to make it look like there are more (just like in Parliament!)

From there, it's a matter of snapping another photo or two:

Cropping it and adding some text in Picasa:

Upload it and find a compatible template, and that's it!

Oh, except for cleaning up the pile of binder clips. The easiest and most readily available tool for scooping the clips back into the box was, I kid you not, a clipboard!

Now to recruit some members of this fan club...

- RG>


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  2. What you needed was a giant magnet to pick those up, but the clipboard seems to work too.

    So now when we write about binder clips on our blogs will it be a mad frenzied race between you and David Scrimshaw to report it on your individual blogs? Or, will you use rapiers to work it out?

  3. This is excellent. As a fellow binder-clip enthusiast, I am linking it to my blog ASAP.