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Fake Newspaper Ads - anyone know of a generator?

Discussion in 'Content Management' started by sarahk, Mar 31, 2006.

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    I want to create a fun, fake newspaper ad and have the image on my site.

    I've seen tools to create images for Church billboards etc but not newspapers. Can anyone point me in the right direction?


    thanks

    Sarah
     
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    genkied Active Member

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    way back in college i create a fake news paper in our fraternity website.. i use photoshop.
     
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    I'll check out balkanboy's suggestion. I was hoping for something with GD to make it look like a scrap of paper eg
     

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    I use photoshop as well, sounds like a funny idea.
     
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    sarah gimme a few mins ;)
     
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    any gueses on what font that is ?
     
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    genkied Active Member

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    nice one sarah...hehehhe photoshop will takes a lot of time..
     
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    I made it but tweaking to get the right font... any ideas?


    link here


    Just edit the line1 line2 line3

    http://www.shoemoney.com/sarak/news.php?line1=Hi%20SARAK%20FROM%20DP&line2=for%20sale%20one%20sarak%20for%20only&line3=599$%20while%20supplies%20last!!%20Call%20NOW!
     
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    I'm honored

    http://www.shoemoney.com/sarak/news.php?line1=66%20Bambina,%20Red&line2=tidy%20body,%20runs%20well,%201%20owner&line3=$599%205nz.com/4de1d9

    thanks!
     
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    here is the source... I really didnt have much time to work on it

    <?php
    $line1 = $_REQUEST['line1'];
    $line2 = $_REQUEST['line2'];
    $line3 = $_REQUEST['line3'];
    // Set the content-type
    header("Content-type: image/jpeg");
    // Create the image
    $im = @imagecreatefromjpeg ("news.jpg") or die("shit");
    
    $black = imagecolorallocate($im, 40, 40, 40);
    // The text to draw
    
    // Replace path by your own font path
    $font = '/home/websites/shoemoney/html/sarak/arial.ttf';
    
    // Add some shadow to the text
    // Add the text
    imagettftext($im, 16, 0, 110, 250, $black, $font, $line1);
    imagettftext($im, 12, 0, 100, 265, $black, $font, $line2);
    imagettftext($im, 12, 0, 80, 278, $black, $font, $line3);
    
    
    // Using imagejpeg() results in clearer text compared with imagejpeg()
    imagejpeg($im);
    imagedestroy($im);
    ?>
    PHP:
     
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    or better yet here is the full source with image and font file

    Here

    I was more trying to help you get in the right direction with a working example. Let me know if you have any questions
     
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