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Hello everybody!

Recently I have been thinking that it would be a good idea if I made some ASF patches. On a few of the other forums that I am on have started doing this and I think it is a good idea to kind of spread the word of ASF. Last night I did a quick sketch up of what I thought they might be able to look like. Before you respond saying that it looks bad, please take notice that this is my first time ever with photoshop. Now, I wasn't able to add this in the picture, but I was going to add the words Airsoft Sniper Forum around the outside of the crosshair equidistant apart. Also, the color to the left of the image is the color I was thinking about, but that could change at any moment. Pleas post your comments on what you think it should look like, if we should even have one, or any other changes that you would like to see made. Also, I would like to know the backing type you guys would prefer (velcro, sew-on, etc.)

Here is the pic:

 

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I like the design, I just think it's to detailed for on a patch, and I think the bb will look awkward.

I would just make it two sniper rifles but just the outline and then fill it with black. And I would take 2 guns which look less like each other. A patch is not capable of being so detailed as far as I know.

Also try to get the guns alligned better, I bet it's hard to do but you asked for our opinions ;)
 

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Thanks, I was wanting the guns to be just silhouettes, but I couldn't find good enough silhouette pictures. Also, with the guns alignment, I can only move the guns in certain pre-determined lengths, and that looked ok when I was doing it. Furthermore, this picture is just a proof of concept model, not a final design. The bb was just there because I thought the patch was too plain when I first started.
 

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I was just thinking about the same concept a few days ago. Silent, this is a fantastic idea, and I like your design. However, I think we should look over various options, and patches, to see which one we like the best.

I would be willing to donate money to getting this made if thats necessary.
 

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Sorry tried to modify the post above but it wouldn't let me attach a file...

So here it is and yes there are centering issues but I'm more after what you think of the over all design, shape, color than anything else right now. So fire away on those issues and I will tweak, create, or modify until we have it right.
 

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I would maybe make the greens darker because right now the main color is a little blaring. I tried woog's idea last night as well, but I couldn't get it to look right. Also, I would maybe change the design a little bit by changing he person making him a little more sniper-like. Fuzz, I am all for getting more ideas. I think we should get all of the members on the forum in on this because in a way it represents us all.

Also, what software did you use sounguru?
 

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I would maybe make the greens darker because right now the main color is a little blaring. I tried woog's idea last night as well, but I couldn't get it to look right. Also, I would maybe change the design a little bit by changing he person making him a little more sniper-like. Fuzz, I am all for getting more ideas. I think we should get all of the members on the forum in on this because in a way it represents us all.

Also, what software did you use sounguru?
Colors you see on the screen are not what the patch will be. Sadly it is hard to represent Pantone colors unless everyone is running the same color balanced monitors.

Just another note I can stitch up samples once we have a final design for you to see what the final product will be real similar too.

To me the greens are darker.

I used Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 (I think they are up to 9 now)

Okie dokie 2 more designs for you folks to look at and I will stop there until we get more feedback.



 

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I am no expert designer, but the leader for the best team around here(in my opinion, I really respect them and look up to them) ,Shadow Pack, once said that a patch or insignia must have a lot of representation and meaning. This is what he said about his patch/symbol:

"The three pawprints represent the founding members of Shadow Pack (the Bear, the Wolf, and the Cougar). It also represents their strengths, Bear=Strength / Solidarity, Wolf=Pack Loyalty / Cunning, Cougar=Speed / Stealth.

The three bars represent the colors of the American flag and everything that infers.

The shape of the patch represents a spear head, and that we strive to be at the front of the battle, the spearhead of an offensive push."

Their site has the emblem on the home page:
http://www.shadow-pack.com/
 

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I think these are all cool patches. ^

I have worked on a skull and crossbone patch, so I guess I'll post it to give some Ideas. I drew them by hand. I don't have two sniper rifles in the pictures because these were made for a team, but we haven't gotten to the point where we need patches.

 

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With the whole skull and crossbones type design use the expert marksman rifle from the military. That is widely recognized.

I personally dont like velcro. Order a blank back and if people want velcro they can put it on themselves.

Once we get the designs out we should number them and do a forum wide message so everyone can vote and it not be missed by some members who arnt as active.

Just my .02
 

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I don't really care how this goes either way, because I've got way more patches than I know what to do with (real military and airsoft), but I would recommend using iron on backing. IMO, this is the best option because it doesn't force any once to use any other means to secure the patch, and if you decide to, if you gives you a bit of extra reinforcement.

Most of my airsoft patches are iron on, but I use velcro. So, once the velcro in sewn on (not adhesive backing), I also use an iron to heat the backing on the patch to not only apply the patch to the velcro via sewing but also via heating the adhesive backing.
 

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If only someone has an midwest sniper cup 2008 patch laying around... it could be converted ;)

Let me see what I can dig up here.



Don't try and nostalgia too hard at the first ever Airsoft sniper comp in the world. It comes in OD green, tan, and multicam. I know the lady that makes it and its a phone call away.
 

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With the whole skull and crossbones type design use the expert marksman rifle from the military. That is widely recognized.
I really don't want to go back and change things and I have no software to do it.

Well my design is a work in progress and I'll leave it up to others to finish it.
 

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I would rather have something unique not a knock off of someone else's patch. Plus that patch (midwest sniper patch) has little detail I would like to see more detail...

Lord knows the skull and crossbones is over done, but hey people seem to like it... :)
 

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More detail = what the hell is that from a distance?
less detail = simple icon people know

Im not saying more detail is a bad thing, but I feel like the simpler it is the easier it can be recognized and remembered. And its not a knock off of someone else's patch, I designed it as I hosted the midwest sniper cup.
 

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Not trying to start anything just a simple observation, but it has been used before correct. So just tweaking it to fit our needs doesn't make it unique.

Each person has their own views but I have found that patches in general are not meant to be viewed from a distance but close up. So the more detail the more they catch someones eye and people ask about it. I have designed many a patch for different functions/teams in our area and the ones that people comment on are the more detailed patches.

Most patches I see for airsoft teams or forums are rather plain more because of design than what can actually be done.

Basically we need to settle on a design element be it a skull, a sniper, a set of crosshairs, etc. and then build the patch around that base. Since the forum doesn't have a logo we have no base to start on so making it harder.

Here is a nice large gallery of what can be done for ideas... http://www.custompatches.net/military.html

Now for something totally off base a slogan patch design... ;)

 

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Well my patch sketch was never used by anyone. I made it as a brainstorm and it can be used for the sniper forum(you have my permission). The concept may be simple and cliche, but I still hope someone takes the time to photoshop my concept into something that would be in the running. It would make me feel happy :) I would feel like I won an Internet
 
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