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For those of you who didn’t know (it’s not really advertised on the site) PSDFAN is in fact on Twitter, along with the rest of the world. You can find me tweeting about the website, along with various design articles and inspirations I find interesting here:
I’m actually going to be redesigning PSDFAN reasonably soon, so I’m holding out until then to promote things like Twitter a little more.
I was struck by this idea yesterday, and thought that it would be a really fun way for community members to get involved with the site and practice their design skills. This is a nice change from the previous comment contests, and is really just a bit of fun.
As you can see from the image above the current PSDFAN Twitter background leaves a lot to be desired. It was something that I threw together very quickly to replace the default Twitter background, but I’ve never really been happy with it. I was planning to redesign the background myself, but then thought that it would be great to allow my visitors to contribute to the Twitter page.
Therefore, I’m opening the floor to your own designs! I’m planning on using ALL designs that I feel are up to a level of quality you would expect from the main site, and will be rotating through user submitted background every few days. This should help keep the Twitter page fresh, and showcase some of the great community talent.
Here are some rules and guidlines:
> Please post all links to background images below
> Ensure that background images are .jpg format
> Entries are more likely to be used if they are professional, and creative. Go wild with this!
> Try to bear in mind the conventions of Twitter backgrounds (i.e.: images cutting off, fading to color etc)
> You may use the PSDFAN logo, any images from our tutorials, but NOT other people’s images (i.e.: images from the inspiration posts, as PSDFAN does not own these images).
> If your design is considered good enough then it will be used as the PSDFAN Twitter background, and seen by thousands of designers worldwide.
> By submitting your design you give me the full rights to display your design as my Twitter background at any time that I want.
> There is no end date to this contest, you can submit your entry at any time and it will be considered for my Twitter page. I’d love to have 20+ backgrounds rotating in the future.
> Feel free to credit yourself somewhere on the design (you can put ‘created by…’ for instance)
> It’s not required, but would be useful to put a little info about the site in your background. Alternatively I’ll welcome more abstract concepts.
Here is a larger image of our logo to use in your designs. If you click on the image you’ll be able to download a .psd of the image, with text isolated from it’s background.
And there you have it! I really hope many of you will participate in this contest, and I look forward to seeing your great works!
Tom is the founder of PSDFAN. He loves writing tutorials, learning more about design and interacting with the community. On a more interesting note he can also play guitar hero drunk with his teeth.
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