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Arceus Master
17th June 2008, 4:49 AM
[•]Welcoming[•]
Welcome to The Graphics Club. While previous clubs created by Azure Wolf and §Suicune§ did not last, I hope for this one to.This club is dedicated to those who spend their time creating computer graphics to improve their art skills. In this club, we create different banners, avatars, and userbars, and then show them to the other members to recieve comments and constructive criticism to help us improve for our future graphics. While everyone has their own style, you can show your style and improve on it. We will also have banner competitions where your banner skills can really come into use.If you think my first post is bad, such as the setup of it or anything else that you don't like, just tell me, give me suggestions, and I'll do what I can.


[•]Club Rules[•]
~All SPPf (http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=148029) Rules Apply
~To join, you must have any kind of graphics program with image editting effects (in other words, anything BUT Paint)
~No bashing any graphics of a member; Constructive Criticism is allowed
~To join, you must also be able to create either a banner, avatar, or a userbar which must be decent in terms of image effects
~This club is for graphic artwork and nothing more
~Respect the rank you are sorted in; your rank determines your skill level
~Any extremely large images must be only click able links
~No one line posters
~Type in proper grammar and language
~Use the form below when joining


[•]Joining Form[•]


§-Image Editing Program:
§-How long you've been creating graphics:
§-Your skill level opinion:
§-Shop Owned:
§-Three Examples:


[•]Basic Details on Joining Form[•]

§-Image Editing Program: What graphics program you use: Gimp; Photoshop; Paint.Net
§-How long you've been creating graphics: From the time you started, how long have you been making graphics: One year, two months, seven weeks.
§-Your skill level opinion: Where you think you are among skill levels: See below for details
§-Shop Owned: Do you own a shop here on SPPf and attend to your requesters?
§-Three Examples: Show some examples of your graphic artwork that you've made (make it recent)


[•]Skill Levels[•]

1-4: Poor
5-6: Decent
7-8: Skilled
9-10: Talented

Member List[•]"]
-Arceus Master|Owner
______________Club Staff
-Sammi|Talented
-Azure Wolf|Talented
______________Talented Members
-Glajummy|Skilled
-Kiseki|Skilled
______________Skilled Members
-Shirota|Decent
-Mr. Yoshi|Decent
-Riversong|Decent
-Angelic Pika|Decent
-Chibbichan|Decent
-iPokeYou|Decent
-Lil Crickee|Decent
-Miken Park|Decent
-BlazingFury|Decent
-PurpleMew|Decent
______________Decent Members
-Sakuri|Poor
-Phoenix Fire|Poor
-Da14u.C|Poor
-Rikku|Poor
-fieryrath|Poor
______________Poor Members


[•]Graphic Extras[•]
-Digital Media Section (http://www.serebiiforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=78)-This is the forum on SPPf where you can create threads to show your graphics and get C & C for them.
-Graphics Tutorial Thread (http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=302469)-Courtesy of Azure Wolf, you can learn to create banners already made to help other members practice their graphic skills. Members may also summit their own tutorials in this thread.
-DeviantArt (http://www.deviantart.com/)-This is a great sight where you can find brushes for image editing programs such as Photoshop and GIMP. Just type in what brushes you're looking for, click on the catagory below the brush and once you've found a brush that you like, look for the download button on the left side of the screen to download the brush to your image editing program's brush folder (or where ever you save your brushes)

Club Competition[•]"]
Discontinued

Club Banners[•]"]None

Pokemon Trainer 619
18th June 2008, 3:07 PM
I would like to join. i am an amatuer graphic artist. could i be one of the club staff? i will show my work later.

Mr. Yoshi
18th June 2008, 3:27 PM
This club again? Hn, I guess I'm joining.

§-Image Editing Program: Photoshop CS2
§-How long you've been creating graphics: I dunno, really, but I opened my first shop (not really nice one) on October.
§-Your skill level opinion: 5-6: Decent, I guess.
§-Shop Owned: d e a d l y embrace [icon shop]
§-Three Examples:
http://i30.*******.com/2hzll3l.pnghttp://i27.*******.com/htzbsp.pnghttp://i32.*******.com/2qxqkxg.png
Most recent ones, not my best... ):

Arceus Master
18th June 2008, 4:42 PM
Pokemon Trainer 619: No, you will not be allowed to join since you have failed to fill out a simple form I took my time to create. If you come back later and fill in the form, then you may be allowed to join.
Mr. Yoshi: Congrats on being the first member. And yes, the club is back. Azure Wolf created one back in July of last year but no one knew about it so it was locked and §Suicune§'s club died because nobody posted in it after a while so I'd thought I'd make one for graphic makers to gather and talk even though there is a social group. Spriters are all too common in SPPf and graphic makers need some place to gather and share our artwork. So, yeah. You get the point, right?
Anyway, after a few more members join, I'll start us off with a topic.
Co-leaders are selected by me depending on how helpful and deticative a member is to the club so that goes for all members who wish to be a co-owner. If you ask, you will not recieve so keep that in mind.

Pokemon Trainer 619
18th June 2008, 5:22 PM
I use paint.
I have been doing it for 1 month.
Skill Level- 5 to 6
No shops owned.

There i hope thats alright.

Riversong
18th June 2008, 5:40 PM
I draw, and make userbars and banners. I haven't really tried much else yet, but I plan on branching out.

§-Image Editing Program: Photoshop Elements 2.0
§-How long you've been creating graphics: I started making graphics around December.
§-Your skill level opinion: 5-6 maybe
§-Shop Owned: None
§-Three Examples: 1 (http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p34/Maplefur/mydiamondteamcopy.png)2 (http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p34/Maplefur/LilBulbacopy.png)3 (http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p34/Maplefur/distantfeelingscopy-1.png)

Everything in my sig is made by me, too.

Arceus Master
19th June 2008, 12:37 AM
Pokemon Trainer 619: It appears that you are incapable of reading the first post. If you had, you'd find the form used to join and also, you'd find that if you use paint, you cannot join because paint is for spriting and is horrible when it comes to graphics. So unless you are able to get GIMP, Photoshop, or some other image editting program AND you learn how to read rules, you will not be able to join.
Riversong: Welcome to the club. Enjoy your stay here. I've seen your userbars and they're quite nice. How much similar to userbarmaker userbars, yours are just better. You also make good banners from what I've seen--2 banners. Anyway, feel free to post your work and some members (when/if they join) will C & C your graphics.

I think we could use some banners or userbars to advertise for the club since we are a little dry on members even though we've only just opened.
Anyway, to kick off the club and attract members, our first topic.

What is it that attracts you to create graphics?
I fail at spriting; I don't have the patience for it. I've seen excellant banners from some of the best on SPPf, Azure Wolf, Sammi, etc. and I love the artwork and style, the texture, the feel to the banner, it can be amazing and I've always said to myself, "Hey, I want to make that too." I've tried but I'm pretty limited since I only have GIMP (Still good though for people who can't afford Photoshop). From Paint, to Paint.Net, to GIMP, I'm still approving and discovering new ways to make a good banner.

Phoenix Fire
19th June 2008, 12:57 AM
I would like to join.

§-Image Editing Program: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0
§-How long you've been creating graphics: A month or two, I think.
§-Your skill level opinion: 1-4
§-Shop Owned: screaming symphony (http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=330826)
§-Three Examples: http://p-userpic.livejournal.com/75808770/15405613http://p-userpic.livejournal.com/75873805/15405613http://p-userpic.livejournal.com/75987853/15405613

Mr. Yoshi
19th June 2008, 10:33 AM
I'm in? Awesome.

What is it that attracts you to create graphics?
Heh, I tried to make banners because I saw other people do it here in SPPf, and I wanted to make one for myself [because I don't really like giving credit in my sig ><] and I ended up with a crappy, overbrushed, ugly banner. I wanted to try some more, so I opened my first shop. Well, I've improved a lot since then, so I decided to open another one. So here I am today.

And welcome to the new members~

Arceus Master
19th June 2008, 2:38 PM
Phoenix Fire: Welcome to the club. Enjoy your stay here and feel free to answer topics and show us your work that you want us to C & C.
Mr. Yoshi: Yep, you're in easy enough. Getting into clubs shouldn't be that hard if you can read rules which I find more than 90% can't. Some just avoid reading rules and do whatever the above person does. And yes, I'm not too fond of giving credit in my signature either. it usually gets in the way for me but I found something that helps: If you have several things made by more than one person, you create a banner and put all of the credits on there so that it's only one link to show and also, if you plan your signature out, it can fit better.

I've updated with a new rule that I didn't forget to put in but that I never got around to putting in. It is simply, No One Line Posts but I don't think that should be a problem in this club. But it's to help ensure the club has no one line posts and gets closed.

Mr. Yoshi
19th June 2008, 3:03 PM
http://i25.*******.com/24myp08.png
Newest work. Requested by PurpleMew. I have done this style a few times, and I wanted to do it on one of the requests. It came out pretty nice ^^ The text just ... sucks. It's pretty nice, ne?

And just a question...
-Mr. Yoshi|Newbie (Pending Skill Level)
Will you be the one rating us to get our rank?

Da14u.C
19th June 2008, 3:07 PM
i would like to join please ~

§-Image Editing Program: GIMP
§-How long you've been creating graphics: 1 week :p
§-Your skill level opinion: 3/10
§-Shop Owned: none
§-Three Examples:
~ Here (http://*******.com/4duhbw5z)

*first time i am using GIMP (its so kewl :p )
* also note i am colour blind

Azure Wolf
19th June 2008, 3:22 PM
§-Image Editing Program: Adobe Photoshop CS3 ; Adobe Illustrator CS3
§-How long you've been creating graphics: More than 2 years.
§-Your skill level opinion: 7-8: Skilled.
§-Shop Owned: None
§-Three Examples:

[1] (http://www.imagehustler.com/0408/1213881945.png)
[2] (http://www.imagehustler.com/0408/1213535331.png)
[3] (http://www.imagehustler.com/0408/1213882010.png)

Arceus Master
19th June 2008, 4:07 PM
Mr. Yoshi: That's a nice avatar. Plain and simple. There isn't much to comment on so I'm going to leave it at that. And yes, I was going to seperate members based on my opinion of skill level but I decided to seperate them based on their own skill level opinion. I've sorted you all. There may come a time where I seperate a member based on both their opinion and if I think their opinion is wrong, then I'll group them in a catagory that I think they'll go in.
Da14u.C: Sorry but you followed the form and failed to read the rules. No Paint graphics allowed. Your style is Paint-like so you're not allowed to join unless you get another program.
Azure Wolf: Welcome to the club. Enjoy your stay here and feel free to answer any topics and show your artwork to get C & C on.

I made a thread in the Digital Media thread that can be seen here (http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=331577). I've gotten only one post from someone who I think doesn't have a clue but I made a banner that I would love to get some C & C on.
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x136/Banners1993/MajesticDawnBanner.png
It's a banner for the fan fic I'm working on that I'll post when the 22nd rolls around but I would love to get some C & C on it. Mainly the moon, the flygon, the grass, and the sky. Basicly the whole thing but I would like to know what I did right and wrong with it.

Da14u.C
19th June 2008, 4:25 PM
do you have to pay for a new imaging program?

Mr. Yoshi
19th June 2008, 4:30 PM
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x136/Banners1993/MajesticDawnBanner.png
It's a banner for the fan fic I'm working on that I'll post when the 22nd rolls around but I would love to get some C & C on it. Mainly the moon, the flygon, the grass, and the sky. Basicly the whole thing but I would like to know what I did right and wrong with it.
Well, you've certainly improved a lot. I looked at your PhotoBucket album, and I saw a few of your older banners. And if you compare them to the ones you make now, wow. Now, for my attempt on the C+C... The Flygon is sorta :/-ish. A sprite on a banner never really ends up good. You can clearly see the pixels and stuff, plus, it ended up blurry. The yellow outline on the text isn't very nice, either. But I understand why you put it, I guess: to make the text visible. And I think there are too many floral brushes on the sides, and a bit too exposed at that. You [probably] could've used another Dragonite image, too; Arkeis is getting too used. Maybe a TCG image?

Yeah.

EDIT:
@Da14u.C: You don't need to pay for GIMP. And prevent one liners, please ><

Da14u.C
19th June 2008, 5:07 PM
i am so sory for my one-liner, anyway i have edited my first post, though i have ot yet done examples from GIMP (i will do them when i have time....). now is it ok if i join?

;182; : just here to make sure it is not a one-liner

da14u.c : thanks bellie :)

;182; : you are welcome :)

EDIT: i have edited my examples in my first post

Mr. Yoshi
20th June 2008, 12:54 PM
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff224/toXic_1995/Spiritedaway.png
Newest. Heh, Sprited Away. Loved that movie, just remembered it today, so here. Well, Shirota says it's too yellow, and I should've gotten a fleshy-yellow color, like a notebook. I'm actually happy I found that light texture thingy on PhotoBucket: I was looking for it ><

@Da14u.C: Look for tutorials in DeviantArt or LiveJournal.

Rikku
20th June 2008, 4:24 PM
§-Image Editing Program:GIMP
§-How long you've been creating graphics:1 year?
§-Your skill level opinion: 5-6 decent
§-Shop Owned: I don't remember xD
§-Three Examples:http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee296/mew_keeper/Berries1.png
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee296/mew_keeper/avril3.png
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee296/mew_keeper/star1.png

I'm not really good,so I need advice please.Oh and I love avril lavigne : DDD and I'm not good at fonts. ):

Arceus Master
20th June 2008, 4:28 PM
Da14u.C: Don't spam using smilies. If you're going to be a member, just type out all of the information on banners you present and topics as well. If you have to, go into detail.
Mr. Yoshi: I like the avatar but something just doesn't seem right to me. It could be the soft, yellow glows that if looked at, can hurt your eyes but I'm not sure. Nice avatar anyway.
Rikku: Welcome to the club. Enjoy your stay here and feel free to show your graphics to get some C & C on them.

Rikku
20th June 2008, 4:32 PM
Da14u.C: Don't spam using smilies. If you're going to be a member, just type out all of the information on banners you present and topics as well. If you have to, go into detail.
Mr. Yoshi: I like the avatar but something just doesn't seem right to me. It could be the soft, yellow glows that if looked at, can hurt your eyes but I'm not sure. Nice avatar anyway.
Rikku: Welcome to the club. Enjoy your stay here and feel free to show your graphics to get some C & C on them.

thanks,and I really love if someone c+c on them and a new banner (this is jakotsu's idea,so credits goes to her)

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee296/mew_keeper/avrillavignebrandon.png
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee296/mew_keeper/L4.png I know this one is ugly.
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee296/mew_keeper/starbucksbrandon.png
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee296/mew_keeper/BrandonPunyer.png

Da14u.C
20th June 2008, 8:11 PM
Da14u.C: Don't spam using smilies. If you're going to be a member, just type out all of the information on banners you present and topics as well. If you have to, go into detail.
Mr. Yoshi: I like the avatar but something just doesn't seem right to me. It could be the soft, yellow glows that if looked at, can hurt your eyes but I'm not sure. Nice avatar anyway.
Rikku: Welcome to the club. Enjoy your stay here and feel free to show your graphics to get some C & C on them.
sorry about that... wont happen again :D

anyway, on topic ~: What is it that attracts you to create graphics?

euhm.... that is a tough question..... i think maybe my personality. i am generally a very artistic person (though i cannot draw :p ). i tend to only pick things because they look pretty, rather than even looking at whether it is worth it or there is a better alternative or something...... my work tends to be dramatic because i am that sort of person, i only use colours i like and create styles i like (probably why i can never own a shop lol).
obviously, i am new to real graphic art, but i have always done stuff like design and drama in real life, and creative writing and stuff, anyway when i joined up here, i saw all these awesome banners and avatars and stuff and decided i wanted to be able to do that.... :p hence, graphic design

Arceus Master
21st June 2008, 2:58 AM
thanks,and I really love if someone c+c on them and a new banner (this is jakotsu's idea,so credits goes to her)

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee296/mew_keeper/avrillavignebrandon.png
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee296/mew_keeper/L4.png I know this one is ugly.
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee296/mew_keeper/starbucksbrandon.png
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee296/mew_keeper/BrandonPunyer.png

The avatars...
They're not that good--other than the color and lighting effects done to them--but they're not exciting at all. There's no excitement to them at all. If you put on some borders, added some bucketfill designs, textures, almost anything, it'll spice up the avatar so that's all I really find wrong with the avatars: No excitment to them.

We need some way to draw in members--any ideas? I put the link to the club in my sig. which helped to get the first few members but I want to get a few more members join.

Mr. Yoshi
23rd June 2008, 3:34 AM
thanks,and I really love if someone c+c on them and a new banner (this is jakotsu's idea,so credits goes to her)

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee296/mew_keeper/avrillavignebrandon.png
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee296/mew_keeper/L4.png I know this one is ugly.
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee296/mew_keeper/starbucksbrandon.png
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee296/mew_keeper/BrandonPunyer.png
The Avril one's nice, I guess, though the first icon on the banner's a bit too green.

L one isn't very nice, tbh, you can see the pixels on the third one. And it looks like you didn't do much with the images.

Starbucks one looks a bit too bright.

The one with fruits is nice, the second one looks too purple.

http://i32.*******.com/1247hpe.png http://i32.*******.com/10xax78.pnghttp://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff224/toXic_1995/jamiiiieee.png

Da14u.C
23rd June 2008, 8:54 AM
hm.... strangely enigh, i thought the L one was the nicest, the whole sepia thing is pretty cool.....
the drinks one looks..... well.... O_o not so pretty....
the fruits one... i love the border you did.... :) and
the avril one.... i dont like........

anyway yeah, thats just my personal analysis.... Mr. Youshi, i like your avatars, very clear, very nice, especially the kirla one

Mr. Yoshi
23rd June 2008, 9:39 AM
anyway yeah, thats just my personal analysis.... Mr. Youshi, i like your avatars, very clear, very nice, especially the kirla one
It's Yoshi, not Youshi. Anyway, thanks for the compliment. The Kirlia one is ... not really nice, imo. But, whatever. =D At least some people think it's nice. Made two more.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff224/toXic_1995/worlduuuu.pnghttp://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff224/toXic_1995/worlduuuu2.png
The first one's blech. The red brush kills it. And the second one... it's okay for me o3o Yeah, and I added a little pale purple musical note... for no reason, it looked ... blank. Yay to those who can actually see it xD;

Da14u.C
23rd June 2008, 12:41 PM
It's Yoshi, not Youshi. Anyway, thanks for the compliment. The Kirlia one is ... not really nice, imo. But, whatever. =D At least some people think it's nice. Made two more.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff224/toXic_1995/worlduuuu.pnghttp://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff224/toXic_1995/worlduuuu2.png
The first one's blech. The red brush kills it. And the second one... it's okay for me o3o Yeah, and I added a little pale purple musical note... for no reason, it looked ... blank. Yay to those who can actually see it xD;
whoops..... my keyboard sucks :p
anyway, i just made a new banner..... tell me what ya'l think..... and if the colours match....
http://i27.*******.com/abs39h.png

the flaming background is actuall the canadian coat of arms but with a flame effect, and bellossom is supposed to be doing petaldance (hence he yelow japanese thingy... its japanese for petal dance) and the text at the top means canadian sexiness....

Mr. Yoshi
23rd June 2008, 1:28 PM
anyway, i just made a new banner..... tell me what ya'l think..... and if the colours match....
http://i27.*******.com/abs39h.png

the flaming background is actuall the canadian coat of arms but with a flame effect, and bellossom is supposed to be doing petaldance (hence he yelow japanese thingy... its japanese for petal dance) and the text at the top means canadian sexiness....
New banner? Okay, well, the flaming background is kinda random. Plus, Bellossom doesn't have any connection at all with Canada [I think] So Bellossom in a Canadian banner doesn't really ... match. Whut the heck are with the shiny stuff on Bellossom's flowers... :/ and by the way, the Canadian leaf [dunno whut you call it Dx] has white pixels around it |:

Arceus Master
23rd June 2008, 2:24 PM
http://i32.*******.com/1247hpe.png http://i32.*******.com/10xax78.pnghttp://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff224/toXic_1995/jamiiiieee.pnghttp://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff224/toXic_1995/worlduuuu.pnghttp://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff224/toXic_1995/worlduuuu2.png

I like these new avatars. The first one is nice and the background gives it a Hawaii feel or a tropical feel. It gives me a slight bit of this good feeling of things. The only thing that I can find that is a no-no or a not-too-sure-that-should-be-there are the lighting effects that look like the sun. They look nice but just seem blinding with the background they have.
The Kirlia one is nice with the Flora brushes and the whole theme of it. There's nothing wrong with it as far as I can see so I'm going to leave it at that.
The third avatar doesn't have much to comment on. All I see are some burn effects and knowing some graphic makers, they might have recolored the background or messed with the lighting effects. Not too much to say with the third one.
Yeah, you're right about the red brushing. It doesn't go with the avatar and kills it along with the plain, white background.
The last avatar is an improvement. The background is nice but then avatar has no excitement. I'd say give it some effects, even just the super small text or some dashes or something.
While I'm thinking about it, do you know anybody who might want to join the club because we're pretty dry on members and even dryer on active members.


http://i27.*******.com/abs39h.png

At least you've got the hang of GIMP... mostly. Like Mr. Yoshi said, Canada and Bellossom and Canada don't mix. You shouldn't put images on a banner theme that doesn't match. It's like putting a Gyarados image on a background with a forest on fire and putting the text as 'electrifying.'
It just doesn't work. The leaf has white pixels around it which is something you should get rid of on any image you see them on. It kills the image and the banner and people go, "WTF?!"
As for GIMP's lighting effects, know when to use Supernova, preferably with some star effects, lights, or maybe to spice up an attack such as shadow ball, or even just glows. That's one thing for making banners: knowing when to use certain effects. Otherwise, the banner's theme is thrown off.

Mr. Yoshi
23rd June 2008, 2:38 PM
I like these new avatars. The first one is nice and the background gives it a Hawaii feel or a tropical feel. It gives me a slight bit of this good feeling of things. The only thing that I can find that is a no-no or a not-too-sure-that-should-be-there are the lighting effects that look like the sun. They look nice but just seem blinding with the background they have.
The Kirlia one is nice with the Flora brushes and the whole theme of it. There's nothing wrong with it as far as I can see so I'm going to leave it at that.
The third avatar doesn't have much to comment on. All I see are some burn effects and knowing some graphic makers, they might have recolored the background or messed with the lighting effects. Not too much to say with the third one.
Yeah, you're right about the red brushing. It doesn't go with the avatar and kills it along with the plain, white background.
The last avatar is an improvement. The background is nice but then avatar has no excitement. I'd say give it some effects, even just the super small text or some dashes or something.
While I'm thinking about it, do you know anybody who might want to join the club because we're pretty dry on members and even dryer on active members.

@First Icon: Heh, you should've seen it without the "sun". It's not actually a beach O_o; it just looks like one. It's actually some parchment-looking texture which I added. It wasn't really meant to look like a beach. I added the "sun" because it looked quite blank, and it exposed the "parchment"-ness because there was some little writing there Dx

@Third Icon: Soft Light [phail], Fill Layers, Selective Coloring, Textures, Color Balance, and Curves.

@Fourth Icon: My friend made a nice icon with a plain white background and a soft brush, thought I'd give it a try. I guess it didn't turn out very nice.

@Fifth Icon: I found a nice little text image on PhotoBucket right after I made the icon D: What luck. And what do you mean by dashes? --- <-these thingies?

and I'll probably put a link to this club on my next sig, not now. No space Dx

Da14u.C
24th June 2008, 9:57 AM
thanks ya'll for your wonderful comments :) i really appreciate it.... hopefully my next hardworked banner will be beter :p . i need help then, on deciding a pokémon that kind of defines royalty, i want to make a banner with a crown (the colours i am intendng are royal blue and purple) and want a sort of royal pokémon that does with that theme. also.... i want to do the same banner again, but in red, canada's colours, so can a sort of important reddish pokémon be chosen for that as well?

thanks :)

also.... as an idea for advertising, is it allowed to pm members? because there are some really good graphic artists (nothern lights for example) and maybe a pm inviting them to the club could be a sufficient way to let the right people know we exist?

edit: also ~ how d you get rid of pixels using GIMP?

Mr. Yoshi
24th June 2008, 12:08 PM
New Icons!
http://i32.*******.com/25g6xci.pnghttp://i26.*******.com/34ych2f.gif

Anyway, Da14u.C

Pokémon that show royalty? Uhmm, Glameow? ): I have no idea. Glameow's a cat, and whenever I picture a Queen, she always has a cat with her (O_o) But I don't think red will match with it at all Dx Uhm, just saying, but not all your banners should be about Canada Dx Not really something I'm complaining about, just a little side comment x: Maybe you can even make your own banner, for your fanfic! For advertising, y'know ;D

And about the members, it's prolly not really ... polite to tell someone to join a club, imo. They must've already seen this club, they just might not wanna join :/ Or you may PM the people on the old club... I guess. But don't force them, people ): if they say no, it's a no.

To get rid of pixels in GIMP? Ask ~.:Northern Lights:.~ or Rikku. I'm not sure how, but in PhotoShop, there's this thing called Magic Eraser. You use that to take out a background, making it transparent. It works best with non-pixelly images, though. I dunno, maybe there's something like that in GIMP?

And anyone have a new topic?

Do you use tutorials to make your graphics?
Uh, when I was starting on making icons, yeah. I used Angelic Pika's tutorial on her LiveJournal. I tried it, and came up with this Peach Icon [seen in my shop, I think]. Uhuh. But now, no, I don't.

Da14u.C
24th June 2008, 2:44 PM
New Icons!
http://i32.*******.com/25g6xci.pnghttp://i26.*******.com/34ych2f.gif

Anyway, Da14u.C

Pokémon that show royalty? Uhmm, Glameow? ): I have no idea. Glameow's a cat, and whenever I picture a Queen, she always has a cat with her (O_o) But I don't think red will match with it at all Dx Uhm, just saying, but not all your banners should be about Canada Dx Not really something I'm complaining about, just a little side comment x: Maybe you can even make your own banner, for your fanfic! For advertising, y'know ;D

And about the members, it's prolly not really ... polite to tell someone to join a club, imo. They must've already seen this club, they just might not wanna join :/ Or you may PM the people on the old club... I guess. But don't force them, people ): if they say no, it's a no.

To get rid of pixels in GIMP? Ask ~.:Northern Lights:.~ or Rikku. I'm not sure how, but in PhotoShop, there's this thing called Magic Eraser. You use that to take out a background, making it transparent. It works best with non-pixelly images, though. I dunno, maybe there's something like that in GIMP?

And anyone have a new topic?

Do you use tutorials to make your graphics?
Uh, when I was starting on making icons, yeah. I used Angelic Pika's tutorial on her LiveJournal. I tried it, and came up with this Peach Icon [seen in my shop, I think]. Uhuh. But now, no, I don't.
lol.... i like making banners about things i love... the banner is not necessarily to do with canada but with royalty, monarchies and stuff like that... and glameow is too feminine, i want something masculine.... (i am a guy :p ) i was thinking of seaking but he/she doesnt look majestic enough..... ~.~

anyway, i like the animated avatar, it looks dramatic :D, the picture is kind of faded though... isit supposed to be like that?

EDIT: new banner: http://images.cjb.net/f1914.png (http://www.cjb.net/images.html?f1914.png)

Rikku
24th June 2008, 3:14 PM
Sad attempt at banners..:
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee296/mew_keeper/SHAYMINRIKKU.png
Yeah,its too sharp (thats what Sammi said).

anyway.. C&C will be great!

Do you use tutorials to make your graphics?
Sammi helped me..does that count?

Arceus Master
24th June 2008, 4:57 PM
Do you use tutorials to make your graphics?
Nope. I used to use tutorials for Paint.Net but I just do what I will for GIMP.

Da14u.C: For recuiting members, I would first suggest posting the link to the club in your signature as a minor advertisement. Then for PMing them, just ask if they would like to join, if not, then oh well. Just let them be and it's their choose whether they decide to join or not.
As for the new banner, it looks better than your last one. I'm wondering how you created those blue ribbon strips on the banner. The text is hard to read and harder to see. I find it better than your previous banners and I'm not going to say more after that.
As for royal banners, I would suggest using a royal image for your banner rather than pokemon.
Mr. Yoshi: Not much to say on your avatars but they look good with the blending done and such. The animated text looks good too. I'm not in a typing mood this morning so I'm not going to say much more.
Rikku: The banner background looks low quality, I'm not sure why but it looks okay, I suppose. the Shaymin's coloring has been thrown off and it is too sharp. With banners, you don't want colors to end up like that. It messes up the banner and ruins it. Colors are best to match like when you're getting dressed and you want to wear cloths that match.

New banner. I made it as a request. C & C appriciated.
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x136/Banners1993/Graphic%20Requests/MewtwoEyes.png

Da14u.C
25th June 2008, 9:48 AM
Do you use tutorials to make your graphics?
Nope. I used to use tutorials for Paint.Net but I just do what I will for GIMP.

Da14u.C: For recuiting members, I would first suggest posting the link to the club in your signature as a minor advertisement. Then for PMing them, just ask if they would like to join, if not, then oh well. Just let them be and it's their choose whether they decide to join or not.
As for the new banner, it looks better than your last one. I'm wondering how you created those blue ribbon strips on the banner. The text is hard to read and harder to see. I find it better than your previous banners and I'm not going to say more after that.
As for royal banners, I would suggest using a royal image for your banner rather than pokemon.
Mr. Yoshi: Not much to say on your avatars but they look good with the blending done and such. The animated text looks good too. I'm not in a typing mood this morning so I'm not going to say much more.
Rikku: The banner background looks low quality, I'm not sure why but it looks okay, I suppose. the Shaymin's coloring has been thrown off and it is too sharp. With banners, you don't want colors to end up like that. It messes up the banner and ruins it. Colors are best to match like when you're getting dressed and you want to wear cloths that match.

New banner. I made it as a request. C & C appriciated.
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x136/Banners1993/Graphic%20Requests/MewtwoEyes.png
Thanks for the advice...
now, about your banner~:

good> the text looks awesome, what is it called? and i love the way it stands ot yet still matches the colour of the banner. i like the eyes in the background, only visible when careful attention is paid.... and that is a nice pose of newtwo to use, his eyes not visible so that only the eyes in the background are.

not so good> Mewtwo is generally symbolised by the colour purple, and his eyes always tend to be purple or bue or a colour like that, but you have the eyes in the background as yellow which is kind of od in my opinion. also, the two images on either side of the text, repeats of the larger mewtwo and eyes in the bg do not seem necessary and seem a waste of space, i would have sugested mew or mewtwo sprites to take their place

overall> 8.4/10

thats just my opinions anyway.....
here is a banner i did.... i think i did the text better than i normally do in other banners but i want to be sure that its visible..... anyway, c&c here please:

http://i29.*******.com/2s81w5c.pnghttp://img57.imageshack.us/img57/9791/copyofjw9.pnghttp://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/141658e25a.png

Mr. Yoshi
26th June 2008, 12:30 PM
Three New Icons!
http://i27.*******.com/2w7le9k.pnghttp://i28.*******.com/r8fpyt.pnghttp://i28.*******.com/2ia7n11.png
Nothing new.

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x136/Banners1993/Graphic%20Requests/MewtwoEyes.png
Well, I ... liked this one, I guess. It looks like a fanfic banner... well, if that was what the request was for, you did a nice job. The things that annoy me are .. well, the Mewtwo. Like what Da14u.C said, it's colors can't really be seen anymore. Especially the purple. It looks transparent, in a way. The eyes, too are weird. And the Mewtwo in the corner doesn't really add up any points to me. The outline [?] of the tail makes it look thin, as you can see no other part of the tail. The text stands out a bit too much, too. Overall, it's an okay banner.

Please remember that my ... criticism [?] is based on my "seeing" of the banner. People can have different opinions. I know, my criticism sucks, but what the hell. I like posting here. ... and you use GIMP, right?

http://i29.*******.com/2s81w5c.png
http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/9791/copyofjw9.png
Well, I you have improved. You learned to put ... related things into the banner. Well, first one is too ... monotone [?] second one, well, I can't read the text at all. Yohr Hsfafgdsgs. The pink brush "border" isn't very appealing, either. Maybe you should've made it black/white? Since the man on the banner doesn't have a trace of pink on him...? And the image looks like you didn't do anything to it. Perhaps adding some fill layers and selective coloring [I dunno if there is on GIMP ):]

http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/141658e25a.png
Hah, not much, same as your second banner. Except more squished up. And the image is blurry.

EEDDDIIIITT
keep forgetting to put it >>
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff224/toXic_1995/junoooo.png
Contains foul language, I guess. To all you little kiddies out there ):<

Da14u.C
26th June 2008, 12:43 PM
oooh, i just noticed there was a topic floating around O_o

Do you use tutorials to make your graphics?
Nope, i just go with trial and error :p i have issues following instructions XD

Mr Yoshi ~ i am feeling to lazy to give an in depth comment, but i like the skitty icon very much, the background looks excellent. the other two are good but i dislike their backgrounds....

Angelic Pika
26th June 2008, 1:05 PM
-waves at everyone-

§-Image Editing Program: Photoshop Elements 5.0 or PS CS3
§-How long you've been creating graphics: If you count spriting, then two years ago. If not then maybe a year. Not entirely sure though
§-Your skill level opinion: 5.5 / Decent?
§-Shop Owned: I had two: Kurachiipu Paradise and.. a n g e l ++ something I think. Both are closed so I won't bother getting the links. :x
§-Three Examples: I'll put in 3 icons and one banner.
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t96/Sparkie_ChuChu/icons/contestship.png http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t96/Sparkie_ChuChu/icons/dawncheer-1.png http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t96/Sparkie_ChuChu/icons/may-4.png
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t96/Sparkie_ChuChu/banners/adfasf.png

Banners aren't really my strong point so.. yeah. XD;;

A little note, I'll just be rating / c&c'ing graphics for a while since my computer was fixed and every effing program was deleted I'm trying to install PS CS3. XD;;

Arceus Master
26th June 2008, 1:58 PM
Da14u.C: Thanks for the crit but sprites never look good on a banner. It was a request so I wouldn't have put any other images on it. I don't feel like getting too into crit for your banners but I'll just say these things.
1st Banner: It could be the coloring but it seems blury to me.
2nd Banner: This one is better but the rendered flower's coloring is thrown off and ruins the banner. You want to make sure that images still have their basic shade of coloring when you mess with the render and never make the rendering screw up their coloring.
3rd Banner: This is just a resize of the first. You never make a banner and then resize it to be smaller. If you make it smaller, take away from what isn't nessecery on the banner and when making it bigger, just add on some sections to either side.
Mr. Yoshi: The new avatars look nice. I don't feel like criting right now so that's all you're going to get.
Angelic Pika: Yes! A new member at last! Welcome to the club, feel free to show your banners for C & C among the other members and enjoy your stay here.

Azure Wolf
26th June 2008, 2:31 PM
Do you use tutorials to make your graphics?

Initially I never used tutorials, they distract you from exploring the different areas of photoshop but once you know photoshop then they're required.

Currently I use HDR (High Dynamic Range, used in photo-manipulation) tutorials which help in giving my images a color edge. Sometimes I check out a few pen tool ones too but I don't rely on tutorials very much.

New Banner:
http://www.imagehustler.com/0408/1214483333.png

Azure Wolf
26th June 2008, 2:40 PM
Do you use tutorials to make your graphics?

Initially I never used tutorials, they distract you from exploring the different areas of photoshop but once you know photoshop then they're required.

Currently I use HDR (High Dynamic Range, used in photo-manipulation) tutorials which help in giving my images a color edge. Sometimes I check out a few pen tool ones too but I don't rely on tutorials very much.

New Banner:
http://www.imagehustler.com/0408/1214483333.png

Da14u.C
26th June 2008, 9:47 PM
Three New Icons!
http://i27.*******.com/2w7le9k.pnghttp://i28.*******.com/r8fpyt.pnghttp://i28.*******.com/2ia7n11.png
Nothing new.

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x136/Banners1993/Graphic%20Requests/MewtwoEyes.png
Well, I ... liked this one, I guess. It looks like a fanfic banner... well, if that was what the request was for, you did a nice job. The things that annoy me are .. well, the Mewtwo. Like what Da14u.C said, it's colors can't really be seen anymore. Especially the purple. It looks transparent, in a way. The eyes, too are weird. And the Mewtwo in the corner doesn't really add up any points to me. The outline [?] of the tail makes it look thin, as you can see no other part of the tail. The text stands out a bit too much, too. Overall, it's an okay banner.

Please remember that my ... criticism [?] is based on my "seeing" of the banner. People can have different opinions. I know, my criticism sucks, but what the hell. I like posting here. ... and you use GIMP, right?

http://i29.*******.com/2s81w5c.png
http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/9791/copyofjw9.png
Well, I you have improved. You learned to put ... related things into the banner. Well, first one is too ... monotone [?] second one, well, I can't read the text at all. Yohr Hsfafgdsgs. The pink brush "border" isn't very appealing, either. Maybe you should've made it black/white? Since the man on the banner doesn't have a trace of pink on him...? And the image looks like you didn't do anything to it. Perhaps adding some fill layers and selective coloring [I dunno if there is on GIMP ):]

http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/141658e25a.png
Hah, not much, same as your second banner. Except more squished up. And the image is blurry.

EEDDDIIIITT
keep forgetting to put it >>
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff224/toXic_1995/junoooo.png
Contains foul language, I guess. To all you little kiddies out there ):<
awww, the text was supposed to say "Your Handsomeness". gettit?like "Your Majesty" but Handsomeness instead of Majesty???
anyway, the image i added (with an oily sort of artistic thingy) was starmie O_o.... thanks for the c&c.... same to you arceus master, i appreciate what u said and i have noted it :)

oh, btw, Mr Yoshi, i LOVE your banner, i think it ROCKS!!! :) i got no negative things to say.... :p i'll probably find something tomorrow when i wake up >: )

welcome new member, pleased to met you :D

Shirota
27th June 2008, 12:37 AM
May I join?
§-Image Editing Program: Photoshop CS2.
§-How long you've been creating graphics: Two in a half years.
§-Your skill level opinion: 8-9?
§-Shop Owned: A while back.
§-Three Examples:
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/shirotatripplebanner.png
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/pridekenzoa4.png
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/69999231zz5.gif

Sammi
27th June 2008, 4:39 AM
I'd like to join.
§-Image Editing Program: Photoshop CS2
§-How long you've been creating graphics: 1 year + 3 weeks
§-Your skill level opinion: 6 (Decent.)
§-Shop Owned: Many
§-Three Examples: 1 (http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Requests/tipsypanda.png) 2 (http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Signatures/vongopastel.png) 3 (http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Signatures/daisy.png). Not my best, but eh.

Mr. Yoshi
27th June 2008, 7:56 AM
Two New Icons!
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff224/toXic_1995/breloompika.pnghttp://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff224/toXic_1995/pichuu.png

I'm just here to say welcome to Sammi and Shirota! =D

@ Shirota: I love the second banner you made, really different from everyone else's. The third one is quite bright. A bit too much for me x___x;

@ Sammi: Heh, you already know how much I love the second banner >w<

Da14u.C
27th June 2008, 12:12 PM
i am assuming the two new members will be accepted, so: WELCOME!!!

Shirota, i absolutely adore banners 1 & 2.... banner 3 is..... unique :p (lol negativity isnt my strong point...)

Mr Yoshi, you have got to make me a starmie icon if you please. you are excellent at it.... (i prefer bannes and larger thingies to smaller ones....). <---- i hope that wasnt against the rules.... >.>

oh, new topic!: What are your favourite kind of effects to add to a graphic thingy you design?

Chibbichan
27th June 2008, 12:55 PM
I'd like to join.
§-Image Editing Program:Adobe Photoshop CS2
§-How long you've been creating graphics: About 7 months (on and off)
§-Your skill level opinion: 3
§-Shop Owned: None
§-Three Examples:1 (http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s84/Striderken/Steven/Marill.png) 2 (http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s84/Striderken/Squirtle.png) 3 (http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s84/Striderken/ArcanineSig.png)

Angelic Pika
27th June 2008, 1:02 PM
Thanks for the semi-warm welcome, and hi to Sammi, Shirota and Chibbichan. :]

Do you use tutorials to make your graphics?
At first when I didn't have a clue on what to do to things, but gradually I would stop and just check out tuts for certain techniques.

What are your favorite kind of effects to add to the graphics you design?
Either pen tool lines since they're so cool when you make them, or textures and a lot of them since they make it more.. texture-y. Selective Color is an effect right? That's pretty awesome too. :]

Mr. Yoshi: The first icon looks pretty cool to me. But something's missing. Maybe add a little light texture on the bottom left? And the other one seems a little two bright for me. Duplicate the whole, desaturate and put on to soft light or whatever. XD;;

Shirota: Is your second and/or third banner from a tutorial on livejournal? :x I think I might've seen them before. Just wondering though..

Mr. Yoshi
27th June 2008, 1:30 PM
What are your favourite kind of effects to add to a graphic thingy you design?
I like those nice textures ... that when you set them to screen, the black part gets off? ... yeah, those. and Selective Colorriiiiing =DDD I don't really do much to my icons, so yeah.



Mr. Yoshi: The first icon looks pretty cool to me. But something's missing. Maybe add a little light texture on the bottom left? And the other one seems a little two bright for me. Duplicate the whole, desaturate and put on to soft light or whatever. XD;;
Light texture? Hn, yeah, it does look quite empty now that you mention it ): Prolly next time, I don't usually save PSD files Dx But the duplicating part actually is a good idea. I've never thought about that. Ah, I shall use it on my future crap >:3



Mr Yoshi, you have got to make me a starmie icon if you please. you are excellent at it....

oh, new topic!: What are your favourite kind of effects to add to a graphic thingy you design?
Heh, I was bored, I made one.
http://i30.*******.com/rutjpx.png
Haha, really quick one. Not very nice. If you want something else, request at my shop ;D And thanks for the compliment. I don't get that much ^^; Sorry for the crappy icon xD;

aaaannnnd
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff224/toXic_1995/waaaballooooooooon.png
I think this one's nice =w= It has the Jakotsu touch to it ;D Though I still think I should've put a white 1 pixel border =3=

and welcome to Chibbichan! Hope you have fun here and all~

Da14u.C
27th June 2008, 3:09 PM
What are your favourite kind of effects to add to a graphic thingy you design?
I like those nice textures ... that when you set them to screen, the black part gets off? ... yeah, those. and Selective Colorriiiiing =DDD I don't really do much to my icons, so yeah.


Light texture? Hn, yeah, it does look quite empty now that you mention it ): Prolly next time, I don't usually save PSD files Dx But the duplicating part actually is a good idea. I've never thought about that. Ah, I shall use it on my future crap >:3


Heh, I was bored, I made one.
http://i30.*******.com/rutjpx.png
Haha, really quick one. Not very nice. If you want something else, request at my shop ;D And thanks for the compliment. I don't get that much ^^; Sorry for the crappy icon xD;

aaaannnnd
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff224/toXic_1995/waaaballooooooooon.png
I think this one's nice =w= It has the Jakotsu touch to it ;D Though I still think I should've put a white 1 pixel border =3=

and welcome to Chibbichan! Hope you have fun here and all~
i think the icon is awesome! should i give credit? coz i just put it as my profile pic but i dont want to add anything to my signature :p

What are your favourite kind of effects to add to a graphic thingy you design?

definatelylighting effects, all my banners have light and e.t.c. on hem, it adds drama to the banner ( i like drama :p ) as well as the effect that makes your picture partially see throiugh so that the background can be seen :p

~oh, by the way, Mr. Yoshi, is that a potatoe in your 2nd icon?????? O_o
~Chibbichan, i LOVE your marril banner!!! it is awesome!!! welcome to the club (asuming you are accepted) :)

Phoenix Fire
27th June 2008, 3:11 PM
In-activeness kills.

Do you use tutorials to make your graphics?
I used to, and I still do sometimes, but not as much. That sounded wrong.

What are your favourite kind of effects to add to a graphic thingy you design?
Colouring effects are a must, experimenting with Levels is fun, and I usually add textures, but not brushes since I haven't figured out how.

I can't make and icons right now, since my computer is having problems yet again, which sucks since I have so much free time becuase it's summer vacation. Anyway, welcoe to the new members.

Shirota
27th June 2008, 3:59 PM
None of my stuff are from LiveJournal, thank you. I did my own crap with those work.

What are your favourite kind of effects to add to a graphic thingy you design?
A nice slap of vintage and grunge. I also display in originality and some love in it. That's what I do with my work.

Do you use tutorials to make your graphics?
I wouldn't say "I use them", it sounds like I'm stealing one's work. What I do instead is get the idea and twist it completely so it's not like I used it and it's really something I came up with my own. Otherwise, I don't feel completely true to myself. Why should I even follow someone's way when mine can be a lot better? It's nice to see how they do it, but in the end I prefer doing things on my own.

Arceus Master
27th June 2008, 4:12 PM
Azure Wolf: That's an odd banner for you to make. Not your usually style either. The first two sqaures with flowers in them are good with the recoloring effect and such and the last one is good; the lighting effect blends in nicely but it is really bright and eye-hurting. That's all I have to say since there's not much to the banner.
Shirota: Welcome to the club.
Sammi: Welcome to the club as well.
Da14u.C: Just a note: when make a topic (or any sentence) please use real words and real grammer. I am real picky that way.
Chibbichan: Welcome to the club as well. All three of you enjoy your stays here.
Mr. Yoshi: The first two new icons C & C is below. :3
1st: Even though it doesn't look like you did anything to it but I'm sure you did, I'll just stop at that.
2nd: I can see the effect done on this. It blends nicely together though there isn't anything else exciting to the avatar. If you haven't noticed lately, I like graphics to be exciting with effects, borders, anything.
3rd: It seems like everyone that says something they made is bad, is actually good. To me at least. The effect done to the avatar is very nice and I like that.
4th: Yeah, that's definatly Jakostu's effect. Everything looks fine but I'm just curious, what is that peach-colored object on the avatar? Is that a peach?
Phoenix Fire: That sucks about being unable to make graphics. Must be bad especially when you've got too much free time.

What are your favorite kind of effects to add to the graphics you design?
Lighting and render effects. That's just my specialty.

Azure Wolf
27th June 2008, 4:17 PM
You're probably right, but then again I like to experiment on different styles.

http://www.imagehustler.com/0408/1214576032.png

What are your favorite kind of effects to add to the graphics you design?
Grunge + Blurred + Dark

Phoenix Fire
28th June 2008, 4:05 AM
@Azure Wolf: That's a pretty amazing graphic. All the effects, brushes, text, and all of that looks awesome. Although the sky on the top, makes it seem a little weird, in my opinion.

@Arceus Master: Yeah it does suck. But my computer will probably be back by the end of the week.

Mr. Yoshi
28th June 2008, 6:29 AM
@Phoenix Fire: Aww, too bad. D: Hopefully your comp doesn't mess up more. You make good graphics ;;

@Azure Wolf: great stuff as usual, I like the nice vector brushes ;DD

@Arceus Master & Da14u.C: Actually, it's a balloon ;; not a potato or a peach O_o;

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff224/toXic_1995/cries.pnghttp://i25.*******.com/219xqoy.pnghttp://i26.*******.com/nqy51j.png

Sammi
28th June 2008, 6:54 AM
What are your favourite kind of effects to add to a graphic thingy you design?
I don't know. I tend to draw in my graphics as well as add bright colors with gray.

Do you use tutorials to make your graphics?
I've only read around three tutorials and made use of two, that I remember. So, not really.

Also thanks for the somewhat warm welcomes.

EDIT: @Chibbichan: It probably sounds strange coming from someone like me, but even if I'm not a fan of glowy styles (anymore), I really do admire your Marill banner. Something about it strikes me as refreshing. It's actually rather nice.

Da14u.C
28th June 2008, 11:01 AM
You're probably right, but then again I like to experiment on different styles.

http://www.imagehustler.com/0408/1214576032.png

What are your favorite kind of effects to add to the graphics you design?
Grunge + Blurred + Dark
i love this! it looks awesome, and generally i hate naruto-related stuff..... i especially love the clearness of the text, very nice :)

Mr. Yoshi ~ i LOVE the avatars, especially the spoink one, it is just ooooooozing cuteness!!! the aipom one on the other hand...... :( i dunno.... i just dont like it, the lighting effects, the background e.t.c..... but the torkoal one is adorible as welll :)

arceus master ~ i like your new banner, the one in your signature. did you make it youself? and how did you blend those images together?

new avatar~: http://i29.*******.com/ilyghu.jpg
just trying out something dramatic.... but in a different way from how i normally do it

Phoenix Fire
28th June 2008, 11:33 AM
@Mr.Yoshi: Thanks very much. You Aipom and Spoink icons look cool, but the Torkcoal one seems a little plain. How much did yo do with it?

New Topic: Where do you normally go to find your resources [textures, brushes etc.]?
Shall answer it later.

Arceus Master
28th June 2008, 5:31 PM
Where do you normally go to find your resources [textures, brushes etc.]?
I go to DeviantArt for GIMP brushes and DaFont for fonts (obviously).

Azure Wolf: The Azura Design text on the banner sounds like a company you run. Just what I think. That's not my favorite large graphic of yours and porbally isn't your best either. Real life images and artwork images never mix and balance out too well. There's just too much going on and too much randomness happening. There doesn't seem to be any real theme to the banner. There's a sky in one corner, a huge, white glow in another, and arrows and splatters in another. I don't think it's your best graphic.
Da14u.C: Yes I did make the banner in my signature. Since downloading GIMP brushes and learning all of GIMP's effects, I have moved from requester to banner maker. for blending images together, you go to Dialog>Layer>and from there, you can mess with the opacity and the blending mode. There's plenty of different render effects to choose from but choose the best one, else the image will be too dark or too light.
Mr. Yoshi: C & C below.
1st: Pretty basic of an avatar but the text goes with the image. Nice lighting effects.
2nd: Better but the Spoink in the image looks low quality to me. The shine from the gem looks nice and everything else looks good.
3rd: Good avatar but I think a purple might have suited better than a pink one.

While someone spotted it, I'll show my latest banner. C & C please.
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x136/Banners1993/OriginsBanner.png

Sammi
28th June 2008, 7:02 PM
Where do you normally go to find your resources [textures, brushes etc.]?
I can't really remember. I know that I go to over ten places but out of those I only frequent, what... four?
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Signatures/dumbstruck.png
Original size of the banner featured in my current signature. I resized it since the text was too small for that version, so yeah. I tried something... different. I'd love crits, comment, flames- whatever.

Da14u.C
28th June 2008, 7:19 PM
http://i25.*******.com/fber8y.jpg
i was just trying out something new... in blue (my least favourite colour :p ) but it doesnt seem to have turned out too bad... hm..... could ya'll please gimme the good points and bad points?

Arceus Master~: how do you make your text so standoutish? like laminated? if you know how to do it on GIMP, please inform me O_o

Where do you normally go to find your resources [textures, brushes etc.]?
O_O no idea..... i'm new to GIMP, before i was all on paint (lol) so am just playing around with the current features.....

Chibbichan
28th June 2008, 8:43 PM
Where do you normally go to find your resources [textures, brushes etc.]?
Alot of different places, not really a main place.

@ Da14u.C Sig:

Layout is really random. Very,very bad text (bad colour and the placed in a bad spot) and dull background. Try using borders aswell :)

Phoenix Fire
29th June 2008, 8:29 AM
Where do you normally go to find your resources [textures, brushes etc.]?
DeviantART, Livejournal for textures, brushes. Dafont for fonts.

@Sammi's banner: Awesome banner. I love the feel to it. The textures are placd around nicely as well. Good job.

@Dai4u.c's banner: Well, I suppose it's satisfcatory. Although I must say you eed to be more picky with your pictures, fonts and colours. Don't just use any font or picture you find. Make sure the font you use goes along well with the rest of the banner. And the pictures of Yumichika and Kuchiki-taichou aren't of a very good quality nad areplaced somewhat randomly. I suggest you ask other people who use GIMP, like Aceus Master or Inferno, for advice.

Mr. Yoshi
29th June 2008, 9:59 AM
@Sammi: I love the text, and I love how it looks like it was drawn on paper. =w=

@Da14u.C: Uh, well ... once again, it looks like you haven't done much with the images, looks like you just stuck 'em there. Text isn't that great, either, not a nice shade of blue. :/ It looks ... "default". ): Plus, I have no friggin idea whut the hell it says D:

@Arceus Master: I like the banner, just don't like the size. It's a bit long. And also, the right side can be lighter, unless you were going for the whole "evil and good" thing. Y'know, Arceus shedding light upon other Pokemon and stuff =w= I like the brushes used and the Arceus image, too. A bit overbrushed on the right, though.

http://i30.*******.com/2qvc9bo.pnghttp://i27.*******.com/b6c4n8.pnghttp://i25.*******.com/6yegxz.pnghttp://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff224/toXic_1995/sweeney.pnghttp://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff224/toXic_1995/bfflol.png
Oh, yeah, Megatron [I think that's him O_o;] and Optimus were once best friends ... =D So I made it look like an old picture. Sweeney was just something I thought of. And yes, I'm quite repetitive with the textures I use ): The rest were requests ... that failed ):

Chibbichan
29th June 2008, 12:56 PM
@Sammi: Love the sig, especially the text. The text is simple and placed in a good spot. The lighten is good aswell.

@Mr.Yoshi: Nice works - not very very good but nice.

An old sig I made long time ago, just so you guys can rate:

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s84/Striderken/ArcanineSig.png

I know, I know - No smudging atall.

Da14u.C
29th June 2008, 2:05 PM
1) thanks ya'll foir your comments :) i really appreciate it :)
2) Mr. Yoshi ~ those are pretty avatars (except the last one). i am feeling to lazy to go in depth, but i think they look good :)
p.s. the text says "bloom for me" :p
3) pheonix fire, do you know where i can get good pictures of yumichika? nice pictures of him are so hard to find.....

Phoenix Fire
29th June 2008, 5:00 PM
@Dai4u.c: Search for a shrine or fanlisting of him. It might have some screencaps. Otherwise you can look for screencaps for episodes in which he has made an appearance, at places like AnimeStocks, Animay, of AnimeGalleries. Try googling it as well. And btw, it's Phoenix, not Pheonix.

@Mr. Yoshi: Those icons look pretty nice. I LOVE the transformers one, the second one and thirds one are quite nice, although the Sceptile one loks a little dull. I have no comment for the second-last one.

Shirota
30th June 2008, 3:36 AM
Samz, you just own, aight?

Ah dude, I feel like I missed a lot of stuff. >> Anyway, I'm on vacation and I really don't have so much time sitting my butt around here in the forums. ;\ But did I miss a lot? o_o

Arceus Master
30th June 2008, 3:10 PM
Sammi: It's a nice banner. You use a different style with your own banners where as the requests usually have more brushing and effects. The white background is plain but that is fixed with the black radial blur and the texture feel. The radial lens flare or whatever that effect is over the text gives it a very nice appeal. Nice job on the banner.
Da14u.C: I believe I duplicated the layer, duplicated it once more; moved the top layer over behind the text and lowered it before lowering the render; with the first text layer color, I turned it yellow using Colorize, blured it, and then lowered it beneath the main text.
Mr. Yoshi: Thanks. I usually make my banner sizes at 300*150 but I made that one 468*100 so it can fit the theme better. Your first three avatars are the best, the other two, I have no comment on. The only one that doesn't look right is the Sceptile one where the Sceptile looks glittery. You said in your shop that it was low quality so it may be that.

Mr. Yoshi
1st July 2008, 12:40 PM
http://i31.*******.com/30kyezo.png
Ah, here, Draco Malfoy. Simple icon. And sorry for the inactivity-ness, I'm kinda busy with schoolwork ... kinda ;D So I don't really have time to make icons, either. So it's only one icon.

@Phoenix Fire: Thank you. The Transformers one only took a few minutes to make, actually.
Shirota: Naw, you didn't miss any important stuff xP

and Arceus Master ... what exactly IS the contest gonna be?

Shirota
2nd July 2008, 4:33 AM
Fruit yes~ Banner and realism is ftw. >>;

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/yamapibanner.png
Comments?

Da14u.C
2nd July 2008, 11:53 AM
arceus master, when is the contest going to be? because i start school on August 20th, and i cannot participate in much as soon as school starts..... i have a scolaship to keep....

pheonix fire~: he isnt as popular as i had hoped, i canot find any websites dedicated to him, only to guys like byakuya and ikkaku and kempachi, even that litle pink lieutenant gets a fan website but not yumichika :( if you knw any websites, please give me a link

shirota, i like your banner :) but maybe the text could be larger? i know its in chinese (if i squint real hard, i can see it) but if it was larger, that might help.... (but in your signature u say made in korea.... shouldnt the text be in korean?). i also dislike the guys head. the lighting really highlights his nose... the most nnatractive feature on the human face :p but other than that, i think its cool :)

Phoenix Fire
2nd July 2008, 3:29 PM
@Mr.Yoshi: Pretty nice icon. ... Yeah. I can't find anything to comment on really. Sorry.
@Shirota: Amazing banner. Border makes it look nice, and the textures have been placed perfectly.
@Dai4u.C: Sorry, but I myself have never across any sites of Yumichika.

Arceus Master
2nd July 2008, 4:34 PM
Mr. Yoshi & Da14u.C: I've updated the first post with the club competition. It is for the first post header and I will be the judge of it. Thinking that today was the first, I put it for today so the competition will start today and end on the tenth. Good luck to those who wish to particiapate.
Shirota: I like the banner but I wouldn't have noticed the text on it if Da1u.C hadn't said something. It should either be larger or brighter so that it doesn't blend in with the background.

Shirota
3rd July 2008, 5:20 AM
Thank you for the critism.


shirota, i like your banner :) but maybe the text could be larger? i know its in chinese (if i squint real hard, i can see it) but if it was larger, that might help.... (but in your signature u say made in korea.... shouldnt the text be in korean?). i also dislike the guys head. the lighting really highlights his nose... the most nnatractive feature on the human face :p but other than that, i think its cool :)

One, it's Japanese. I'll let you in a small secret, sweetie. When you look both the Japanese and Chinese characters keep in mind that the Japanese characters doesn't look too "complex" or have too many strokes; line wise, other than the Chinese characters.

Made in Korea? Nah. I don't want any Korean characters. Ew, like I'm tired of the "Made in Japan" crap thing.

I want the text to blend in with the background; at least to match with it or it'll be WAY too exposed and it's not my purpose. Just for your information, the render was kind of small and I struggled a little fixing it. It was the "best" I can do. >>;

Sammi
3rd July 2008, 6:03 AM
@Arceus Master: Well it has been a while since my last requests; my style has changed, yesyes. Also, I tend to experiment more in my own graphics.

@Shirota: I love how the only obvious focus is the image... I mean a lot of banners are like that but yours seems to fit somehow. The colors and all. The text, I love a lot, as well. It's small and doesn't take up too much space... however... I hatehatehate the border. It just doesn't seem to fit.

Da14u.C
3rd July 2008, 6:31 AM
Thank you for the critism.



One, it's Japanese. I'll let you in a small secret, sweetie. When you look both the Japanese and Chinese characters keep in mind that the Japanese characters doesn't look too "complex" or have too many strokes; line wise, other than the Chinese characters.

Made in Korea? Nah. I don't want any Korean characters. Ew, like I'm tired of the "Made in Japan" crap thing.

I want the text to blend in with the background; at least to match with it or it'll be WAY too exposed and it's not my purpose. Just for your information, the render was kind of small and I struggled a little fixing it. It was the "best" I can do. >>;
sorry, i did not mean to sound ritical or harsh.... to me all chinese/japanese characters look the same so i cant really be bothered to try and tell the difference,,, i only can tell what korean characters look like because i took korean classes when i was younger.... anyway cool :) its a nice banner

pheonix fire, i know this is rather random but have you run accross fansites of sajin kumamora?

Shirota
3rd July 2008, 8:23 AM
lol Haruhiism.

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/haruhiiconcosplay.gif http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/haruhiavatarH.png
I own in so many levels.

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/_run.png
Yeah, I admit it's weird. Just for your goddamn information, it's an image of a girl running, and that's her feet. o_o stfu with the "LOLOL wtf is daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?" crap. >>;

Phoenix Fire
3rd July 2008, 7:31 PM
@Dai4u.C: Here's a shrine of Komamura. LINK (http://www.soul-candy.com/komamura/soon.php) That's all I could get.

@Shirota's graphics: I always like it, when people use real people instead of anime/cartoons in their banners/icons. There's a bit too much leftiver space in the icons for my taste, but they still look nice. The banner is good, although I don't notice much difference, between the three parts.

Shirota
3rd July 2008, 7:56 PM
Thank you. n_n
I don't like doing anime graphics as much as I did before.

Sammi
4th July 2008, 4:54 AM
Lololol I fail with icons.
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Avatars/tarin.pnghttp://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Avatars/futariii.png
It's a manga scan from Katekyo Hitman Reborn! that I colored, which features Fuuta. Ugh.

Mr. Yoshi
4th July 2008, 11:45 AM
@Shirota: I believe I've told you my thoughts on your banner [the one on your sig] in MSN already...? D: Anyway, looove the first icon. I like the second icon, too, especially the colors. But the text can't really be seen. I can't really make out what's on the banner, even though you did say it. I can't see it at all xP but nice, as usual.
@Sammi: I like the colors, especially the brown-ish colors you used on the eyes. It looks as if it was really from the animé. The only problem [for me, at least] is the text. I had a hard time reading it, mostly because of the italicized u. Also, love the pattern on the shirt, it's just like what you did with Mukuro~
@Arceus Master: I can't friggin think of ANYTHING to put on the banner for the contest, I swear.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff224/toXic_1995/toonlink.png
Toon Link, because everyone seems to like him. The L is because ... well, it looked blank. And I wanted to try the "letter" thing like what Shirota did on her icon.
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/haruhiavatarH.png
this one. Yeah, I tried to see if I could get any points on it /phail.

EDIT; Since I accidentaly deleted my old shop due to PhotoShop problems, and now my PhotoShop's fixed, I just submitted my new icon shop. It's called toxIC hamONy. Watch out for it ):

Azure Wolf
4th July 2008, 6:53 PM
http://i32.*******.com/35aprib.png
Just a random quickie, didn't have many filler ideas so I gave it the WBG lines.

Da14u.C
4th July 2008, 8:57 PM
YAY! i am done with my contest banner but i wont be the first to post mine so.... i'll just wait a while lol.

azure wolf, i like your baner, think it is pretty :) just too big for my liking but very nice :) and i like the text/logo too!

mr yoshi, your icons are not as good as your previous ones.... so i am disappointed in that respect and shall not comment on them :p

sammi, i like your icon very much, i think it looks pretty cool. i like the lighting and colouring effects :) it looks deadly and cute :D

pheonix fire, thanls for the link :) the website is new so it doesnt have pictures yet.

Sammi
4th July 2008, 11:35 PM
I have a question about the banner contest.

Do we have to include all those symbols in the text, or can it just be "the graphics club"? I don't really think there's a point to the symbols. It can clash with a lot of banner styles but okay...

Also, thanks for the comments, everyone. Mr. Yoshi, I didn't expect the italic "u" to be difficult to read; I myself thought it made it look better, but alright. D: I'll keep "how easy it is to read" in mind, for the fyoochoor. Da14u.C, cute and... deadly? My my, I seriously need to work on interpretion more. x) It was meant to be just cute, but yeah.

EDIT: Woops. Forgot to crit.

@Mr. Yoshi: Well the letter thing kinda wrecks it. It's too transparently white; it looks very out of place. You sorta made the colors strange as well; idk, it's too warm. Try making it less saturated too, of you're gonna keep the lineart black, like that.

@AW: Idk, but I think the transparent spots kinda wreck it. The text is too oddly coloured and seperates it from the banner, the the "DESIGNS" part is difficult to read because it goes in too much with the background. Out of the blue there is this dead brown text while the rest of the banner is more blazing... It's just not... quite right.

Azure Wolf
5th July 2008, 9:52 AM
http://i27.*******.com/255th0n.png

Agreed with above, the symbols don't appeal to me.

I'm currently aiming for the +mw. title. (Highest GFX designer title in the internet)
Forum member Fallen Guardian (+mw.phail) has this title in addition to another handful of guys in GFX forums. I think the lead designer is +mw.friction so I'll be more focused on GFX and icons won't be coming from me.

Arceus Master
5th July 2008, 4:57 PM
Mr. Yoshi: The first icon has a good design to it but the orange and white circles add a warm feeling to it while the rest of the background is green which is a cool color. The "L" seems random on the banner and doesn't add to it.
The second avatar is something that I haven't seen before. It's unique on an avatar so I like what you did to it.
da14u.C: That's fine. I'll be waiting for it.
Sammi & Azure Wolf: No, the symbols in the text aren't required.
1st Azure Wolf Banner: The design of it is nice, the glows and such but the WBG sections of the banner don't look right on it. The banner has a glow feel or a warm feel and the WBG of it might go better with a darker or cooler kind of banner.
2nd Azure Wolf Banner: The bottom corner has all of those designs but the top left corner of the banner is kind of empty but using those same designs would overload it so I have no clue for the rest of it. It's a nice banner though.

Sammi
5th July 2008, 9:08 PM
@Arceus Master: Oh, okay then~ =D *starts thinking of an entry*

@Azure Wolf: Ah. That is a nice banner. I don't have a anything to say about it. I really like itttttt~

Da14u.C
5th July 2008, 11:09 PM
yo sammi, the eyes are what makes the thingy look deadly yet SO adorible..... like a cow (XD maybe not cow but what is cute and deadly? AHA! like a virus!!!!)

euhm... azure wolf.... i really dislike the banner and the colours and just everything :p but its a personal opinion, it is still a good banner :)

as a side note~: Arceus Master, i really like your story.. but i dont give reviews unless i have a paragraph to say :p and i just had like two lines....

anyway, why dnt we have a new topic as we are waiting for contest entries?
~someone wth more imagination than me make one plz :D

Phoenix Fire
6th July 2008, 7:24 AM
@Azure Wolf: Those banners look very cool. The first one has a little too many brushes or textures for my taste, and looks a little dull because the colours aren't that intese or whatever, but it's still good. The second one looks more alive, which is good. Otherwise I can't really find anyhting to comment on, in the banner.

@Sammi: The icons you made are quite nice. Don't know what to say, but I like them.

http://i26.*******.com/34r6ixc.jpg
Oh no. I've totally ruined L's reputation. Kill me.

Mr. Yoshi
6th July 2008, 11:57 AM
Mr. Yoshi: The first icon has a good design to it but the orange and white circles add a warm feeling to it while the rest of the background is green which is a cool color. The "L" seems random on the banner and doesn't add to it.
The second avatar is something that I haven't seen before. It's unique on an avatar so I like what you did to it.
Actually, if you've seen Shirota's icons, she made it. I just put it in my post to compare the little letter thing D:

@Azure Wolf: Wow. I looove how you do your GFZ banners, they look really nice, and they're very unique, too.
@Phoenix Fire: The image looks stretched D= but the texture's nice. I love the scratchy icon / banners and all. It has the nice Jakotsu feel. I loved her stuff.

And speaking of scratchy icons
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff224/toXic_1995/sgdfpatchiru.png
I never could get the soft brush thing right >>

And if someone knows a site with nice textures [aside from dA ):], please share ): I'm running out.

Sammi
6th July 2008, 9:31 PM
@Da14u.C: Oh, okay I see. And lmfao, cows and viruses. xD

@Phoenix Fire: The coloring is uh. Too... dualtone. I like the scratch texture(s) you used, but the coloring is just... fish.

@Mr. Yoshi: Hmm. Well... I like it, a little. But like... I think it'd look better with more details and more saturation or color/lighting effects. The text is also difficult to read. It's too small and blurry; and the scratch texture makes it even more difficult to read.

Azure Wolf
7th July 2008, 4:14 PM
This place seriously needs more banner submissions.

http://i25.*******.com/302bfr7.png

Arceus Master
8th July 2008, 8:13 PM
This place seriously needs more banner submissions.


True. I don't make banners that often so I don't have that much to show. As for the banner, I don't have any comments but the theme of it looks to be trashy or like a dump. I believe that was what you were shooting for?

7 Day Deadline for the contest

Here's a banner of my own that I finished five minutes ago. XP

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x136/Banners1993/RainbowArceusBanner-1.png

Da14u.C
9th July 2008, 10:13 AM
here is my entry for the banner contest (http://images.cjb.net/4a9b7.png)..

i might not be online for the next month, due to me being grounded.... so.... yeah :D just leting you knw in advance.... btw, arceus master.... the banner looks kind of rushed but i suppose it does fit well with the rainbow theme.... though the picture in the bottom right corner looks odd, and so does the one above it 0.o

fierywrath
9th July 2008, 10:26 AM
can I join?
I'm a very amateur artist at 2 or 3 maybe..?
I use the Gimp as my paint program...kind of ironic because I'm in a wheelchair....
anyways I've been doing minor graphics for a year maybe and I don't have a shop.....
oh and here are my three examples
http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee63/fierywrath12345/banner-trainer.pnghttp://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee63/fierywrath12345/banner2.jpghttp://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee63/fierywrath12345/serebiibanner3.png
so am I in?

Mr. Yoshi
9th July 2008, 11:13 AM
I'm alive.

@Arceus Master: I might not be entering the contest, I have no friggin idea at all. Plus, I'm not a banner-maker. I like making icons more because, well, they're smaller and easier to make. IMO, anyway. Hopefully you'll get more entries aside from Da14u.C's so that the judging can start xP
@Da14u.C: Alright ): hope you won't get into any more trouble Dx
@fierywrath: Use the form when joining. And save your graphics as PNG.

fierywrath
9th July 2008, 11:34 AM
i thought I did use the form :/.............oh thx i didn't know that the middle one was jpg.....srry. anyways i thought i got all the info....did I miss anything?
*rapidly checks info with dialup*............*waiting*............*still waiting*...........
I gave the info but not in this thing......ill go ahead and redo that but the examples are the same...yes I know its jpg but it will have to do for now. (dial-up + photobucket = arrrgggghhhhh!!!!)
§-Image Editing Program: The Gimp
§-How long you've been creating graphics: a year or so
§-Your skill level opinion: 2-3 (very amateur)
§-Shop Owned: none
§-Three Examples: in previous post

Phoenix Fire
9th July 2008, 4:00 PM
@Mr. Yoshi: Yeah, my cropping sucks, so that's why the image looks stretched. And what happened to Jakotsu? I haven't seen her here for a while.

@Sammi: I think it's dualtone too, but I didn't know it was a bad thing.

@Azure Wolf: Your banners look great although the effects a little weird, but they are still great. Can't think of anything to comment on right now.

@Arceus Master: The banner doesn't really look that nice [although it is somewhat eye catching] but considering it's rushed, I suppose it's okay.

@Dai4u.C: You should be more careful next time.

Btw, does anyone have any tips or anything, for making icons with manga images without colouring them?

Shirota
10th July 2008, 5:00 AM
o_o I'm home from vacation.

So, I made a new banner. +points down below her signature+ I own. >>;

Sammi
10th July 2008, 6:37 AM
It's... kinda... uhm... I don't know. It seems too sharp, far too contrasted, just kinda... not right? :/ Too... black/white in a blinding way that makes it a little difficult to look at, though, I shouldn't be saying that. It's... not really your best.

Shirota
10th July 2008, 11:26 AM
>>; Jee thanks.[/pissy lately]
NOTHING is my "best".

Mr. Yoshi
11th July 2008, 3:47 PM
I'm baaack.

@Shirota: The images you get for your banners are really nice. Banner material. Though the style you use is getting quite repetitive. Maybe trying another style, like the "pride" one. And also, I disagree with what you said: "NOTHING is my "best"". Because I've seen your banners, and they, indeed, nice and original. And there just HAS to be a best.

@Arceus Master: Well, since we only got Da14u.C's entry, he wins...? ):

http://i38.*******.com/2hcjc5x.pnghttp://i37.*******.com/2s9u34o.png
second one's just horrible.

Da14u.C
11th July 2008, 4:18 PM
I'm baaack.

@Shirota: The images you get for your banners are really nice. Banner material. Though the style you use is getting quite repetitive. Maybe trying another style, like the "pride" one. And also, I disagree with what you said: "NOTHING is my "best"". Because I've seen your banners, and they, indeed, nice and original. And there just HAS to be a best.

@Arceus Master: Well, since we only got Da14u.C's entry, he wins...? ):

http://i38.*******.com/2hcjc5x.pnghttp://i37.*******.com/2s9u34o.png
second one's just horrible.
OMG i won? YAHOO!!!!! I RULE!!! :D :D !!!!

:) shitora... you banner is .... unique :) thats all i have to say.

Arceus Master
11th July 2008, 4:22 PM
Shirota: I agree with Sammi and Mr. Yoshi. It's a nice image but it's too blinding because of the continuous black and white. It's a nice banner though.
Mr. Yoshi: Nah, I want to wait and see if there are any more entries because I decide on the winner. It isn't a competition if only one person enters and wins from default.

A few banners to show for C & C. I made the first one last month and the second one yesterday.
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x136/Banners1993/DragonClanArraganceBanner.png
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x136/Banners1993/Graphic%20Requests/GraphicsShopHeader.png

Warfare
11th July 2008, 5:09 PM
§-Image Editing Program: PSP XI
§-How long you've been creating graphics: One or two months.
§-Your skill level opinion: 5-6, decent.
§-Shop Owned: N/A
§-Three Examples:
http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/7263/reqqo8.png
http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/362/dead436ht8.png
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p28/iPokeYou/creepercat.png

The first two are my recent examples and the third one is just one that I sort of like. >>;;
The first icon is just a request; I wouldn't normally use a stock image like that.
My work is very icon/avatar-esque, because that's where I started from and I just suck with banners. :<
I just do okay with the coloring and all, but I lack selective coloring.

Shirota
11th July 2008, 6:25 PM
Oh whatever. <<; What's blinding all of you... never mind. Stop looking at my crap. Pretend it's not there.

+
Anyway, I like the banner and the colours are pretty nice.

Azure Wolf
12th July 2008, 7:52 AM
http://i36.*******.com/fbwaqu.png

Arceus Master - Try not to make the banners too jazzy, match the colors to Arceus/Salamence and give the brushing some support, just putting them in there (referring to the black florals just placed like that) isn't going to work. Edit them somehow and blend them in if you can.

iPokeYou - Instead of correcting the colors to a decent standard try to change them into something surreal, I'm saying this because they can be mistaken (Icons) for just some well shot photographs with no photoshoppery in them. Show your skills in it, don't just enhance the stock.
I recommend adding a few colored lights in the icons and make use of the surface blur filter /w screen for icons which you would like to look heavenly or light filled.

But then again, icons aren't my regular.

fierywrath
12th July 2008, 9:14 AM
This is a re-application as I made one a few posts back that was ignored =(......so here it is again:
§-Image Editing Program: The Gimp
§-How long you've been creating graphics: a year or so
§-Your skill level opinion: 2-3 Amateur
§-Shop Owned: None
§-Three Examples: http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee63/fierywrath12345/banner-trainer.pnghttp://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee63/fierywrath12345/banner2.jpghttp://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee63/fierywrath12345/serebiibanner3.png

Phoenix Fire
12th July 2008, 11:56 AM
@iPokeYou: Welcome to the club.

@fireywrath: Welcome to the club as well.

@Shirota: Nice banner. As Mr. Yoshi said, you images are awesome, although your style is a little repetitive. Why not try something else?

@Mr. Yoshi: The second icon isn't that bad. I like it better that the first, and if it wasn't there, I wouldn't have noticed the text. The first one is good, too.

@Arceus Master: I like your banners. The first one is a little too dark, and the text isn't that nice. The second one looks nice, although you should get other inds of brushes, since I see those black floral ones a lot.

@Azure Wolf: Well ... that isn't what I normally see from you. It looks nice and bright, but it doesn't really blend in well enough for my tastes. It's still good though.

http://i34.*******.com/x1hg83.jpghttp://i35.*******.com/b862qw.jpghttp://i36.*******.com/142hjpy.jpg

Look away before it's too late.

Shirota
12th July 2008, 12:13 PM
I said to ignore it. << I know.

Azure Wolf
12th July 2008, 3:15 PM
http://i33.*******.com/124dkaq.png

Arceus Master
12th July 2008, 4:24 PM
iPokeYou: Welcome to the club, enjoy your stay here.
fierywrath: I already added you; I just didn't say anything. Welcome to the club, enjoy your stay here.
Azure Wolf: Thanks for the Constructive Criticism. How exactly could I make the floral brushes blend in with the rest of the banner?
For your first banner, the brushing looks nice but it doesn't go with the image used. The girl is more suited for a dark type of banner and the brushing is more cartoonish. The second banner has really nice smoke effects but the circles on the person's right shoulder get in the way with the black shape they come from. A really nice banner otherwise.
Phoenix Fire: Thanks. I can't find any other types of floral brushes for GIMP so they're all I have. I have maybe around 30 different types of brushes but I only use a few since I'm no good with the background ones that come in parts.
Shirota: Please refrain from posting one liners. It's either post more, or don't post at all.

Da14u.C
12th July 2008, 4:44 PM
@iPokeYou: Welcome to the club.

@fireywrath: Welcome to the club as well.

@Shirota: Nice banner. As Mr. Yoshi said, you images are awesome, although your style is a little repetitive. Why not try something else?

@Mr. Yoshi: The second icon isn't that bad. I like it better that the first, and if it wasn't there, I wouldn't have noticed the text. The first one is good, too.

@Arceus Master: I like your banners. The first one is a little too dark, and the text isn't that nice. The second one looks nice, although you should get other inds of brushes, since I see those black floral ones a lot.

@Azure Wolf: Well ... that isn't what I normally see from you. It looks nice and bright, but it doesn't really blend in well enough for my tastes. It's still good though.

http://i34.*******.com/x1hg83.jpghttp://i35.*******.com/b862qw.jpghttp://i36.*******.com/142hjpy.jpg

Look away before it's too late.
:o ilove your rukia and ichigo avatars!!! i just dislike the last one 0.o . the bleach ones are dramatic yet simple, my favourite combination, the other one is//// i dislike the colours and the effects used....

iPokeYou i was witing for you to join as i knew you would :) welcome :D

Azure Wolf, i like your banner. i think it looks COOOL. and dramatic :D the picture just rocks :)

Phoenix Fire
12th July 2008, 4:53 PM
@Shirota: Oh, right. Sorry.

@Arceus Master: Hmm, maybe you could use textures instead of brushes? You should try that. If you want I can find some textures for you.

@Azure Wolf: That looks sexy. The white texture/brush works just so well with it. So awesome.

@Dai4u.c: Thanks. I like the ichigo one in partcular because it's background is nice and bright. Although I love the last one, I understand how you think it looks bad. It have problems working with images which are fanart, or/and have bright, vivid colours in them. I can't find much to do with them, and the graphic turns out bad. And the bleach ones are dramatic? How is that?

Glajummy
12th July 2008, 5:05 PM
I'd like to join.

§-Image Editing Program: Adobe Photoshop CS3
§-How long you've been creating graphics: April 6th, 2008
§-Your skill level opinion: 5-6 Decent
§-Shop Owned: Gummy's Banner/Avatar Corner (http://serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=323216)
§-Three Examples:

http://i31.*******.com/sn09xj.png

http://i36.*******.com/smg95z.png

http://i35.*******.com/5pjzvt.png

Arceus Master
12th July 2008, 5:12 PM
@Arceus Master: Hmm, maybe you could use textures instead of brushes? You should try that. If you want I can find some textures for you.

Yeah, that will be fine. The only texture brushes I have are small ones for avatars. I was thinking of making the floral brush have some sort of effect and blend in more with the background. I might experiment around with that.

Glajummy: I've been wondering when you would join :D
Welcome to the club and enjoy your stay here.

Glajummy
12th July 2008, 6:58 PM
Thank you for the welcome, and to be honest, I had no idea this place existed. ^_^

Anyway, can I get some C&C on this:

http://i35.*******.com/5agxg.png

And a similar one:

http://i36.*******.com/29dbm02.png

Shirota
13th July 2008, 1:38 PM
Take it easy man. >_>;

Anyway, I entered a contest in a different site for their site banner. I don't think I did good in it, but yeah. Like I haven't used any anime images in a long time so it was pretty nice I used it again, I guess.

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/uselessanimebannerbykenzo.gif

Da14u.C
13th July 2008, 3:14 PM
@Shirota: Oh, right. Sorry.

@Arceus Master: Hmm, maybe you could use textures instead of brushes? You should try that. If you want I can find some textures for you.

@Azure Wolf: That looks sexy. The white texture/brush works just so well with it. So awesome.

@Dai4u.c: Thanks. I like the ichigo one in partcular because it's background is nice and bright. Although I love the last one, I understand how you think it looks bad. It have problems working with images which are fanart, or/and have bright, vivid colours in them. I can't find much to do with them, and the graphic turns out bad. And the bleach ones are dramatic? How is that?
look at rukia's face, looks like she is going to atack with hatred and fury but yet shows calm and that makes it look dramatic... ichigo never looks dramatic :p . that rukia picture reminds me she really is the sister of byakuya... silent drama seems to be a kuchiki thing.

glajummy welcome :D the banners you put up for c & c are well...... i just dont like the pictures... or the text... or the backgrounds.... so i wont comment because i mght be harsher than i mean.

shirota~ AWESOME banner!!! the text rocks, i love the picture and the theme is pretty AWESOME!!! hehe: hardcore damnation

Shirota
13th July 2008, 5:52 PM
look at rukia's face, looks like she is going to atack with hatred and fury but yet shows calm and that makes it look dramatic... ichigo never looks dramatic :p . that rukia picture reminds me she really is the sister of byakuya... silent drama seems to be a kuchiki thing.

glajummy welcome :D the banners you put up for c & c are well...... i just dont like the pictures... or the text... or the backgrounds.... so i wont comment because i mght be harsher than i mean.

shirota~ AWESOME banner!!! the text rocks, i love the picture and the theme is pretty AWESOME!!! hehe: hardcore damnation



No problem. lol I has an infraction. >>; Ugh, the time I feel like starting new I fricken got one. :< Well... SPPF is still it's idiotic-self, I see. ;\

Anyways thanks for admiring the text. Now I still feel I could have done more but like I don't want to overdo it.

Da14u.C
14th July 2008, 8:22 AM
oooooh, i just got a new (Well did a new :p ) banner.... http://i33.*******.com/2dl8y8i.jpg i was going for the whole black and white theme..... what do ya'll think?

Sammi
14th July 2008, 8:30 AM
New banner.
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Signatures/basil.png
Failboat. Oh well. Ugh. The style is supposed to be dark and silent. At least Basil still looks cute in the banner. :DDDDD

Sammi
14th July 2008, 8:30 AM
New banner.
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Signatures/basil.png
Failboat. Oh well. Ugh. The style is supposed to be dark and silent. At least Basil still looks cute in the banner. :DDDDD

Shirota
15th July 2008, 12:38 PM
D: It's a little too dark, samz.
It'll be good if it was lighter-ish or something. I really don't have a lot to say.

Glajummy
15th July 2008, 3:06 PM
New, spur of the moment banner:

http://i37.*******.com/2dt3ic4.png

Mr. Yoshi
15th July 2008, 4:08 PM
Sorry, I haven't made icons in a while D:

@Phoenix Fire:
http://i36.*******.com/142hjpy.jpg
I love this icon. I swear. The only bad thing is, well, it's JPEG |:

@Shirota: I absolutely adore the Lust banner you made. I love the text, the style, how the images were used, EVERYTHING. Just pure love.

@Da14u.C: Too monotone. The scanlines aren't much, either. The text can't be read, too.

@Glajummy: Welcome to the club =D /late x__x;. Your banner's nice [the new one] except, like, Da14u.C's, it's quite monotone. Quite. The blue brushes add a nice touch to it. And even though it's just monotone, you can see the GFX-ness in it ;D

ANDAND NEW ICONS =D
http://i33.*******.com/23jhopu.pnghttp://i35.*******.com/1zei59u.png
it's the same icon, but another has the notebook thingy. |:

Shirota
15th July 2008, 8:16 PM
Thank you. Also for your icon, I like the second one better.

Arceus Master
16th July 2008, 12:23 AM
Glagummy: The Groudon banner is a little too copy + pastish with the meteor and all. The Squirtle banner is alright and the grey banner is a little too monotone as Mr. Yoshi said but it is nice with the blue color.
Shirota: Nice banner. That's all I can say. Refrain from one-line posts unless you want to get an infraction from those.
Da14u.C: The lines on the banner make it hard to see the images. Maybe an overlay effect?
Sammi: It's a nice new banner though a little too dark.
Mr. Yoshi: The right icon looks good but the one on the left is darker with the white parts a little bright which is a little blinding.

New Banners. C & C.
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x136/Banners1993/Graphic%20Requests/Dragon.png
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x136/Banners1993/Graphic%20Requests/ThundoraBanner.png

Shirota
16th July 2008, 12:35 AM
Whoopie doo, I'm scared of infractions. Starting out new, already I'm a naughty girl. I must say you're quite amusing just "reporting" me when I'm bad. ;\

Glajummy;
Black and white is good, but I don't really like the random blue dots that are scattered in the banner. It's just missing something at the moment, I can't really put my finger on it.

Da14u.C;
Is the lines necessary for the banner? Dude it really kills it. >> But there could be a lot that could be done to your banner, tbh.

Rainion
16th July 2008, 5:27 AM
§-Image Editing Program: I use GIMP
§-How long you've been creating graphics: A year, but on and off so im not expert.
§-Your skill level opinion: 6
§-Shop Owned: None...yet
§-Three Examples: Example One (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb184/CodeyO1/FPTC.jpg)
Example 2 (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb184/CodeyO1/Kyogre.jpg)
Couldnt think of another one >.<

Shirota
16th July 2008, 10:25 AM
§-Image Editing Program: I use GIMP
§-How long you've been creating graphics: A year, but on and off so im not expert.
§-Your skill level opinion: 6
§-Shop Owned: None...yet
§-Three Examples: Example One (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb184/CodeyO1/FPTC.jpg)
Example 2 (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb184/CodeyO1/Kyogre.jpg)
Couldnt think of another one >.<

You could use a little bit of improvement with your two banners. Your colouring, your font... well, basically everything.
There's not a lot of GIMP tutorials [that I know of], but like if you could find a couple or something just to be honest it'll help you improve in more with your work.

IS THIS BETTER, VAVA? See! It's not a ONE LINE POST!! >_>

Da14u.C
16th July 2008, 10:46 AM
Glagummy: The Groudon banner is a little too copy + pastish with the meteor and all. The Squirtle banner is alright and the grey banner is a little too monotone as Mr. Yoshi said but it is nice with the blue color.
Shirota: Nice banner. That's all I can say. Refrain from one-line posts unless you want to get an infraction from those.
Da14u.C: The lines on the banner make it hard to see the images. Maybe an overlay effect?
Sammi: It's a nice new banner though a little too dark.
Mr. Yoshi: The right icon looks good but the one on the left is darker with the white parts a little bright which is a little blinding.

New Banners. C & C.
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x136/Banners1993/Graphic%20Requests/Dragon.png
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x136/Banners1993/Graphic%20Requests/ThundoraBanner.png
what does an overlay effect do?



Da14u.C;
Is the lines necessary for the banner? Dude it really kills it. >> But there could be a lot that could be done to your banner, tbh.

the lines kill it? awww.... i thought the lines looked cool.... especially since they helped highlight the text 0.o


@Da14u.C: Too monotone. The scanlines aren't much, either. The text can't be read, too.

you cant read the text? really??? are you sure???? because the text stands out like a cow in a balley class O_O

Arceus Master~: the first banner.... i cant really comment because the dragon picture in my opinion is sucky quality and runs the glossiness of the banner. the second banner o the other hand is really cool. i like it, A LOT, especialy the text: thiunder. the drama hehe. its an excellent banner.

Glajummy~: i like the monotone banner, probably because i love monotone :D i just feel as if it is missing something, i dunno what.... but it seems to be mising something 0.0

Mr Yoshi~: you do realise if you put 3 of those icons together, you will be copying Shirota's style :p . i like the icon with the notebook lines, it looks cool but the one without the notebook lines i dont like. probably because the one without the notebook lines highlights the pictures face and wow... that picture has an ugly face :p


§-Your skill level opinion: 6

do you really think so? be honest with yourself...

oh crap, i forgot sammi. ahem, sammi i dislike you -_- you stole the spotlight from my banner XD. just kidding. anyways, are you gothic kind of? i am not sure the exact word for it.... but your banners recently have ben dark, grim, deadly..... but not black :p so i cant really say goth. hm.... emo? its a wonderful banner :) i like it a lot

Shirota
16th July 2008, 10:52 AM
Yeah I'm sorry, but there's really a proper time and kind of way for you to use the lines on your banner or work. But in this case it COULD look nice but it wasn't displayed in a proper way so it didn't came out good... it's really not your best banner work.

Improvement is still good. Anyone has the capabilities to do better when they WANT to do better. n_n

Da14u.C
16th July 2008, 11:00 AM
Yeah I'm sorry, but there's really a proper time and kind of way for you to use the lines on your banner or work. But in this case it COULD look nice but it wasn't displayed in a proper way so it didn't came out good... it's really not your best banner work.

Improvement is still good. Anyone has the capabilities to do better when they WANT to do better. n_n
i know. i appreciate the c & c :) . i want to work on another one, see how much beter it can be.... for some very strange reason, i just dont see why it doesnt look good 0.o so i am feeling blind atm....
But in this case it COULD look nice but it wasn't displayed in a proper way so it didn't came out good... it's really not your best banner work.
how did i make it look uncool? :(

Shirota
16th July 2008, 11:05 AM
lol I didn't say it's uncool, sweetie.
I'm saying it can be a lot better putting more effort on it. I can help you a bit with Photoshop; designing wise. ^^' Uh, you can PM me every now and then when you want me to assist you on the things you struggle at.

Sammi
16th July 2008, 10:46 PM
oh crap, i forgot sammi. ahem, sammi i dislike you -_- you stole the spotlight from my banner XD. just kidding. anyways, are you gothic kind of? i am not sure the exact word for it.... but your banners recently have ben dark, grim, deadly..... but not black :p so i cant really say goth. hm.... emo? its a wonderful banner :) i like it a lot
Lmfao. Emo. It's been a while since someone's called me that; also, no. Most of my banners are rather bright and blinding; these days they're a little bit more dark 'cause I'm starting to take a liking to dark colors. For example, I still think that the Basil banner I made could have been darker which is absurd but... yeah. I don't know, I'm not in a grim mood or anything; what, my birthday's tomorrow, what should I really be sad about? O: I'm a rather negative person who's indifferent when someone dies or something but certainly not emo or the like. Perhaps you could call me the swear term for a "female dog" since it suits quite well... but not emo.

@Mr. Yoshi: I love your icon with the Michikusa fan art. Perhaps your could credit to Michikusa though, in your post or something. It's her/his art, after all.

Sorry for not critting too many things and just commenting; I'm in the middle of preparing my house for the birthday party I'm holding tomorrow, so I'm rather rushed + I have more plans.

EDIT@Da14u.C: Oh, btw on the topic on my "emo" banners, I've been listening to sad Korean love songs while making banners lately; maybe that's why.

Da14u.C
17th July 2008, 10:04 AM
Lmfao. Emo. It's been a while since someone's called me that; also, no. Most of my banners are rather bright and blinding; these days they're a little bit more dark 'cause I'm starting to take a liking to dark colors. For example, I still think that the Basil banner I made could have been darker which is absurd but... yeah. I don't know, I'm not in a grim mood or anything; what, my birthday's tomorrow, what should I really be sad about? O: I'm a rather negative person who's indifferent when someone dies or something but certainly not emo or the like. Perhaps you could call me the swear term for a "female dog" since it suits quite well... but not emo.

@Mr. Yoshi: I love your icon with the Michikusa fan art. Perhaps your could credit to Michikusa though, in your post or something. It's her/his art, after all.

Sorry for not critting too many things and just commenting; I'm in the middle of preparing my house for the birthday party I'm holding tomorrow, so I'm rather rushed + I have more plans.

EDIT@Da14u.C: Oh, btw on the topic on my "emo" banners, I've been listening to sad Korean love songs while making banners lately; maybe that's why.
lol. the thing is there are two types of banners i like. dramatic and emo.... i am not emo.... i am way to happ-go-lucky for that but i like emo stuf, i think they look pretty cool :p you were listening to sad korean love songs? how are your baners depresing, now sad chinese love songs will send you off the deep end ;)
its your birthday.... well.... hm.... happy brithday ? XD joyeuse anniversaire (happy bithday). Le Dieu va te bénir :) (God will bless you). l'amour folle (mad love), de L'1pr3.C (from Da14u.C)

i should write birthday cards :)

Mr. Yoshi
17th July 2008, 1:59 PM
haigaizhowareyoudoingtoday

Welcome to the club, Rainion =D Hope you have fun here and learn new things to improve your graphics~

http://i37.*******.com/2a5giv6.pnghttp://i38.*******.com/2v9vio2.pnghttp://i35.*******.com/ip3zna.pnghttp://i34.*******.com/2mdjwir.png
http://i34.*******.com/2eexa8z.pnghttp://i38.*******.com/aufck9.pnghttp://i36.*******.com/oqcfuc.pnghttp://i37.*******.com/2010g08.png
Ignore the moon on the fourth one >>

Uhh, new topic? =D

Do you have a shop open now? If not, why?
... yes, I have an open shop |:

Da14u.C
17th July 2008, 2:59 PM
hmm... i just cant put my finger on it but this file http://i38.*******.com/2v9vio2.png looks very familiar.... i wonder why :p . you always have the best icons Mr. Yoshi :p

Do you have a shop open now? If not, why?
i dont probably because i dont have someone to run the shop with. i cant take care of a shop myself! thats just hard work :p . anyone wanna open up a shop?

http://i34.*******.com/2mdjwir.png oh.. i cant ignore it anymore. this icon is hideous! othing matches and the fact that i am colour blind and can you this makes it even worse!

ok, explosion over. the rest are wonderful :D

EDIT

i have just been asked to work in a shop by a friend 0.o so yeah, i work at an open shop ~: here:) (http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=334559)

Arceus Master
17th July 2008, 3:54 PM
Do you have a shop open now? If not, why?
Yes, I do. Universal Graphics (http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=338264). I've had one request and one guy who can't read the rules who is complaining to me.

I would really like to get some C & C on this banner because I'm getting mixed reviews on it.
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x136/Banners1993/Graphic%20Requests/ThundoraBanner.png

Another avatar to show for fun. C & C.
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x136/Banners1993/Graphic%20Requests/DrapionAvatar.png

I'm also inactive for the next two weeks unless I am unable to connect to my dad's internet. If I do not respond by Saturday, then Mr. Yoshi and Da14u.C are in charge of the club starting tomorrow. Otherwise, I will be active.

Glajummy
17th July 2008, 5:04 PM
Do you have a shop open now? If not, why?

Yes, Gummy's Banner and Avatar Corner (http://serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=323216). I'm currently looking for one more worker, preferably someone who can make things I can't.

Mr. Yoshi: Wow, your icons look amazing. I love the textures you use on them. But, as Da14u.C said, I just can't ignore the fourth one xD. That moon (never seen a moon like that before) sticks out WAY too much. And I think the second one would do better without the border.

Arceus Master: I think it's a little too dark, especially around the render's face. Maybe it could use a sharpen (they do have that in GIMP, right?). And maybe add a border.

As for the icon, I suggest removing the border and using a different shade of purple for that rectangular (where you put the text). Perhaps the same shade as Drapion's face. I also suggest a smaller font size for the text.

~~~~~

Two banners for C & C

http://i36.*******.com/1zgywjk.png

http://i35.*******.com/jae4yc.png

Da14u.C
17th July 2008, 11:23 PM
Glajummy, i promise i will c&c your banners tomorrow, when i am awake, but just for the moment, i LOVE your aizen banner (but meh, i love anything bleach :p ) just curious as to ~: WHY AIZEN???? could'nt you have gone for someone nicer.... like.... sajin :p

anyway i came to post a new banner i did, which i am rather chuffed about though :p & TA DAH~: http://i37.*******.com/jpisgl.jpg

to Arceus Mater~: sure no poblemo :)

Megg Lavender
18th July 2008, 3:19 AM
Cool, a graphics club! I guess I'll join. ^^;

§-Image Editing Program: GIMP and Adobe Photoshop 7.0 (I work with these two programs)
§-How long you've been creating graphics: I've been making graphics for about two years now.
§-Your skill level opinion: Decent
§-Shop Owned: .:~Sparkling Shine Shop~:.
§-Three Examples:
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/RikaHikaru/ayumi.png http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/RikaHikaru/karekano1.png http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/RikaHikaru/kotoko1.png

As for the topic:

Do you have a shop open now? If not, why?
Yes, I have a shop open now. It's the .:~Sparkling Shine Shop~:..

As for C & C:

@Glajummy: I'm not a really good criticizer, but your banners are really cool. I like the lighting in your first banner, and the Aizen one looks really creative. Also, the effect in the background is really interesting. :)

@Da14u.C: The banner looks really interesting, but a little blurred. The butterfiles also seem a bit random. But other than that, it really has a cool effect off to the side.

fierywrath
18th July 2008, 8:12 AM
hi guys. I just made a new banner for myself.(yes I know it's simple compared to everyone elses) sorry if I seem a bit inactive. My sister has had the phone tied up for a few days. C&C on the banner in my sig?

Do you have a shop open now? If not, why?

No, I do not. I believe I am not skilled enough to open a shop to the public and do not beleive I could manage it alone. Anyone need spare amateurs for the simple stuff?

Mr. Yoshi
18th July 2008, 1:17 PM
Welcome to the club, Kiseki~! Hope you have fun here and learn new things to improve your graphics.

@Glajummy: I like the second banner >w< everything seems to match. The only thing that bothers me is the text ): That's all. It's ... I dunno. It looks out of place. The one with Luigi ... I like the GFX-ness. The thing that's not nice [for me] are the green lines. They look like they were done in Paint. NOT THAT I COULD DO ANY BETTER. Just saying. You're way better than me -bows-

@Da14u.C: Uhh, it's a simple banner, but it gets ruined by the butterflies. Everything looks so dramatic and stuff, then you see the butterflies D:

@fierywrath: the banner can be a lot better. The text on the bottom can barely be read x__x; it looks like you just c+p'd a sprite into a background and added text.

Yeah.

http://i38.*******.com/win05c.png

http://i37.*******.com/2h2qeir.pnghttp://i35.*******.com/ezgadg.png

Sammi
20th July 2008, 7:32 AM
Do you have a shop open now? If not, why?
No. Because it limits my potential and I'm sick of all the nubs starting flamewars with me for rejecting their requests.

@Mr. Yoshi: I like your chimchar icon, but the rest, I don't really like. Your new banner is kinda... uhm, I don't know what to say, I'll get back on it later.

@Da14u.C: Hehe, I understood your French without need of translation. I feel special now. *shot* Thanks for wishing me a happy birthday~

Angelic Pika
20th July 2008, 8:36 AM
Hey guys, hope I haven't been removed the members list. ;~;

Do you have a shop open now? If not, why?
No, because I have school and I'm a totally nerd. :B

Glajummy: I have no comment on the first banner, but I really like the second one. :] The text on the top and bottom wasn't really necessary and I think it would look better without it.

Mr. Yoshi: I like the new banner. It has that weird, eerie feel to it. Great work! But the spirals on the side look rather odd to me. I'm not really sure what to say with your last batch of icons, but my favorite is the cake one. It sure looked sweet! :x

Arceus Master: I like that banner you made, but I think the text could've been less white, or in a different color perhaps? *O*

Sammi: I love your current signature. It's totally cute <3 A bit dark, but I totally love it tho'

And I'd like some C&C with this icon I made:
http://p-userpic.livejournal.com/77229048/15399008

Da14u.C
20th July 2008, 10:03 AM
Do you have a shop open now? If not, why?
No. Because it limits my potential and I'm sick of all the nubs starting flamewars with me for rejecting their requests.

@Mr. Yoshi: I like your chimchar icon, but the rest, I don't really like. Your new banner is kinda... uhm, I don't know what to say, I'll get back on it later.

@Da14u.C: Hehe, I understood your French without need of translation. I feel special now. *shot* Thanks for wishing me a happy birthday~
your welcome ^_^


hi guys. I just made a new banner for myself.(yes I know it's simple compared to everyone elses) sorry if I seem a bit inactive. My sister has had the phone tied up for a few days. C&C on the banner in my sig?

i dislike the background with great intensity, the text is ... well... hideous... and i think the banner needs a border.... good attempt though :)


@Da14u.C: Uhh, it's a simple banner, but it gets ruined by the butterflies. Everything looks so dramatic and stuff, then you see the butterflies D:

Thanks ^_^ i just thought that space was empty and needed butterflies XD thanks :)


@Da14u.C: The banner looks really interesting, but a little blurred. The butterfiles also seem a bit random. But other than that, it really has a cool effect off to the side.

Thank you :) i appreciate that.

ok, my turn to C & C >.> hehehe *laughs evilly*

Mr. Yoshi~: i LOVE everything about your spinda banner: the notebook effect, the spinda picture, the notbook lines in the background of the spinda picture, i also like the way words are written on the notebook that is in the background. to me t just looks plain cool. the icon on the other hand is not my cup of tea. its prety... but thats it, nothing WOW, nothing AMAZING... ya know?

Angelic pika~: i think it needs a border and the text on it to actually show.... kinda just looks like a cropped picture with a red-light effect....

i made two new banners, for some strange reason, i am feeling emo O_o (nah not depressed, just getting obsessed with the music and the pictures) so~:

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk293/SilverGothWolf/Untitled-1.png

did u notice the angel in the background? ;)

http://images.cjb.net/df3b8.png

pleurer is french. it means "to cry"

Shirota
22nd July 2008, 1:48 AM
Do you have a shop open now? If not, why?
I USED to but I closed them. :'D One I get lazy and two people would use it mostly within a few days and replace my work with someone elses. Lovely, amirite? I decided to open another one but it's not accepted. ;D

I have a new banner now, LOOK AT ETTT. >>! +pointing down at the signature+

Mr. Yoshi
22nd July 2008, 12:24 PM
Hai guise =D Sorry for the inactive-ness, I'm kinda busy ... kinda.

@ Riz: I think you should add a little saturation? D: I dunno. The little text looks great, btw :'D

@ Da14u.C: It's not really much if you add some text into a banner without an image, and seeing the text is quite blank, too. Okay, well, maybe there is an image, but it's not very visible >: the texture's nice, though.

@ Shirota: Your images are so nice ;o; little text, love the brushes, too :'D

Angelic Pika
22nd July 2008, 12:50 PM
Angelic pika~: i think it needs a border and the text on it to actually show.... kinda just looks like a cropped picture with a red-light effect....
I don't really put borders on my icons. It's like.. what I do. The text isn't really supposed to show. It's like there for design. And the original picture was really bright, so I decided to tone down the colors a bit. Thanks for the c&c

C&C for you: First one- It's really pretty because of the angel in the background, but I don't think all of the alone's were necessary. Maybe make most of them fade a little, and make one stand out.
Second one: I like the texture. It's cool :] What I don't like is that everything doesn't seem to go together. The white thing at the bottom didn't help out much..


@ Riz: I think you should add a little saturation? D: I dunno. The little text looks great, btw :'D
Well if I added some saturation, then.. well making icon was technically useless since it was totally bright before ;~; But thanks for the c&c


I have a new banner now, LOOK AT ETTT. >>! +pointing down at the signature+
It's really pretty ya' know. I can't really say much about it since I think it's totally awesome, but.. I think the skin looks a little too pale. Not unless you intended it to be that way, then it looks purrrrrfect!

Da14u.C
22nd July 2008, 2:47 PM
C&C for you: First one- It's really pretty because of the angel in the background, but I don't think all of the alone's were necessary. Maybe make most of them fade a little, and make one stand out.


that is a brilliant idea! thanks! i'll try fading the words and only have one stick out when next do another banner :) thanks so much for the idea!!!


Second one: I like the texture. It's cool :] What I don't like is that everything doesn't seem to go together. The white thing at the bottom didn't help out much..
do you mean colourwise? since i am colour blind, i tend not to be good at the whole: everything goes together thing.... :s


@ Da14u.C: It's not really much if you add some text into a banner without an image, and seeing the text is quite blank, too. Okay, well, maybe there is an image, but it's not very visible >: the texture's nice, though.
O_o the pictures not supposed to be very visible O_o

Shirota... as much as i tend to hate faded things, i quite like your banner, it looks sexy! haha!

we need a new topic.... i GOT IT!!!

What are your favourie themes to choose on a banner/icon?
i mean like "gothic" or "flowery" or "pokémon". ya know?

Sammi
22nd July 2008, 8:55 PM
What are your favourie themes to choose on a banner/icon?
By theme do you mean the design or like... what the banner is of?

Design: I tend to like banners that are saturated and desaturated at the same time, or just saturated. I like them simple, too, but sometimes complex designs are nice.

What's in it: Anything to do with anything I like.

Shirota
22nd July 2008, 11:11 PM
Ah thank you for the comments. n_n

What are your favourie themes to choose on a banner/icon?
VINTAGE. Yes, I love doing it. And what I like to do is basically use realism. I kind of suck doing anime now.;

Da14u.C
23rd July 2008, 2:01 PM
new banner~:
http://i38.*******.com/2uejy1y.jpg
c&c please.
it is of my favourite mythological character: narcissus :D
the text on top says: refelction
the text at the bottom says something in dutch: "Daaamn ,, wie is die bOm !? "

What are your favourie themes to choose on a banner/icon?
depressing themes.... emo and romance, that kind of stuff..... if a banner i make is cheery, probably because it has a pokémon on it :p

Glajummy
23rd July 2008, 4:15 PM
Da14u.C:I think you should work on your focal points. Your focal should usually be the face of the image, but since it's so blurred I'm drawn to either the text or that weird brush on the bottom that really should be there.


What are your favourie themes to choose on a banner/icon?

I'm good at working with anime images and occasionally, real people. However, I absolutely suck with 3D game characters. For example:

http://i38.*******.com/t0g96a.png

Old banner, no C&C needed.

Lil Crickee
23rd July 2008, 6:02 PM
uh...hello. hope you don't mind me...i'd love to join this club! i'll be honest, i'm a mediocre banner artist...and i hope that joining here will help me become better?

§-Image Editing Program: Photoshop 7, ImageReady CS2
§-How long you've been creating graphics: about..2 years
§-Your skill level opinion: Decent
§-Shop Owned: not at the moment
§-Three Examples:
http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m355/CanellaBella/Signatures%20and%20Pixels/dragonlite.png
http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m355/CanellaBella/Signatures%20and%20Pixels/vesves.png
http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m355/CanellaBella/Signatures%20and%20Pixels/salamonlove.png

these were done on ImageReady...i had to make my own brushes and effects and i just recently got Photoshop and I am still getting acquainted with it.

Da14u.C
25th July 2008, 11:44 AM
Lil Crickee, welcome to the club :) nice to have you :)


Da14u.C:I think you should work on your focal points. Your focal should usually be the face of the image, but since it's so blurred I'm drawn to either the text or that weird brush on the bottom that really should be there.

hm... i was hoping your eyes would go to the eye in the corner, that was what i wanted..... hm.....

Pino
25th July 2008, 2:01 PM
Hay may i join this club please

-Image Editing Program: Paint.Net
§-How long you've been creating graphics: between 4 and 6 months
§-Your skill level opinion: a 5 ( some banner are good other aren't so good :s :P)
§-Shop Owned: a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious shop of spriterstuff (http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=334559)
§-Three Examples:
1;http://img362.imageshack.us/img362/5552/bannerdevastetedtg1.png

2;http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/4375/versusbannerdh4.png

3;http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/1224/upgradeye5.png

thanks

kawaii-lurve
25th July 2008, 2:16 PM
Can I join this club too?

§-Image Editing Program: GIMP
§-How long you've been creating graphics: about 2 months
§-Your skill level opinion: Decent
§-Shop Owned: none
§-Three Examples: [x] (http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o310/yanting29/Design1.jpg)1, [x] (http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o310/yanting29/Design2.jpg)2, [x] (http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o310/yanting29/Design3.jpg)3
I didn't write any words on the examples because I don't know what to write ._.
I had also made 7 others shipping banners *point to signature*

Mr. Yoshi
25th July 2008, 2:31 PM
Haven't been here in a while... I haven't been doing much graphics, I barely have time. And if I do have time, I spend it in MSN. I'm also thinking in making my shop die because I don't have time D:

Welcome to all the new members, too! =D Hope you have fun here and hopefully you can learn new things to improve your graphics!

@Lil Crickee: Welcome to the club! I like how the Digimon banner has the same image but they have different .. styles |: I like the Dragonair banner, but the only not so right thing to me are the scanlines. That's it. It's nice, though ;D

@Pino: Welcome to the club! The first banner looks ... extremely pixelly. Especially with the trainer. In the second one, Lucario is covered with the brush [?] or light thingy. So ... yeah. And the Lucario's pixelly, too.

@kawaii-lurve: Welcome to the club! Your banners are extremely bright *___* full of hearts and sparkly stuff.

Pino
25th July 2008, 2:34 PM
thanks
but
it's something most people say: that the 1st banner is pixelly but that's the banner's effect, actually that banner was a request for someone but i thought let's show it here cause I found it my "best" banner I had.
and in the second the lighty thing must represent a attack like lucario is attacking arcanine. :P
:P
Thanks for comment :P
Pino

kawaii-lurve
25th July 2008, 2:38 PM
@Mr. Yoshi: Hee-hee. I'm a girl, so you can expect that =x And also, that's my style >.> I prefer to use only two colour - white and background colour. I don't like it being too colourful...

Azure Wolf
25th July 2008, 5:38 PM
What are your favourie themes to choose on a banner/icon?

Currently: Vector/GFX
General: Grunge/Dark

New Topic:
Do you have a graphics mentor?

Previously I did have one, Exx-Thus66. Thought me GFX and gave me the basics for vectoring, haven't heard from him for months as of now.

Glajummy
25th July 2008, 9:05 PM
Do you have a graphics mentor?

Yeah, if it wasn't for Michii, I'd know absolutely nothing about Photoshop. I just hope one day my graphics will be as good as hers.

Sammi
25th July 2008, 9:28 PM
Do you have a graphics mentor?
No, but I sometimes tutor Michii, often SilverCloudCatcher02, used to tutor Kataki and at one point, I remember giving tips to Angelic Pika on her first few days or so. She prolly doesn't remember but lol. Oh. I also taught Alex stuff, and I tutored Brandon-kun to make a whole, finished banner, many times as well. However, he hasn't been able to complete most of the banners I tried to make with him... I think I tutored a few others as well.

Also, AW, lmfao @ your sig.

Da14u.C
25th July 2008, 9:35 PM
Do you have a graphics mentor?

what is a grahics mentor? if you mean someone i go to for advice, then definately nothern lights :) other than her.... no.

welcome to our two new members Pino and Kawaii-luve :) have a great time here and you will be added to the list as soon as arceus master is back :p
anyways time for my evil c&c ;)

Pino~: I love that first banner, i feel it is bising a border but other than that i love the effects and the text especially! the other two.... seem rather.... wel.... the second one is not my cup of tea. the effects dont really mix and the text looks ugly whereas the last one the text sucks as well but the background is not the worst....

kawaii-lurve~: i like your banners they have the whole cute and adorible thing going :) they cool :)

oh and Hi sammi, hi glajummy :D

Lil Crickee
26th July 2008, 2:11 AM
lol, thanks for welcoming me! i didn't think you'd like my banners..but im glad some people appreciate them! ^.^

Do you have a graphics mentor?

not exactly...i just look through sites for tutorials if that matters? >.>

Lil Crickee
26th July 2008, 2:13 AM
lol, thanks for welcoming me! i didn't think you'd like my banners..but im glad some people appreciate them! ^.^

Do you have a graphics mentor?

not exactly...i just look through sites for tutorials if that matters? >.>

kawaii-lurve
26th July 2008, 5:20 AM
@Da14u.C: Thanks for your comment =)

Do you have a graphics mentor?
Nope. I just anyhow click and learn on my own...

kawaii-lurve
26th July 2008, 5:25 AM
@Da14u.C: Thanks for your comment =)

Do you have a graphics mentor?
Nope. I just anyhow click and learn on my own...

Angelic Pika
26th July 2008, 7:33 AM
Do you have a graphics mentor?
Yeah I remember Sammi. :] At first Sammi taught me some stuff. Afterwards, I kinda forgot about PS, then I started again and gradually taught myself. XD;;

Welcome to the club Pino, and kawaii-lurve. :>

Pino
26th July 2008, 10:54 AM
Do you have a graphics mentor?
nope i just learn from experimenting and tutorials :P

Shirota
26th July 2008, 11:41 AM
Do you have a graphics mentor?
No, I acutally study some tutorials and make it better. I learn things on my own.

I'm inactive since I'm busy with real life stuff, next week I have an operation. :3

Phoenix Fire
26th July 2008, 12:39 PM
Do you have a graphics mentor?
Well, Mr. Yoshi gave me an ... introduction, and Angelic Pika showed me the important stuff. Currently, I occaisonally look through tutorials on lj, but not that much.

What are your favourite themes to choose on a banner/icon?
Fandom-wise, my icons usually feature BLEACH, Pokemon, Death Note, and since I got into KHR, you'll see some icons with Yamamoto, Tsuna, Hibari and Byakuran later. Otherwise, I am not consistent enough to have a theme.

Lil Crickee
26th July 2008, 6:54 PM
What are your favourite themes to choose on a banner/icon?
i don't know...usually a cutesy theme, don't have a specific show/anime in mind when making my graphics either. whatever suits the pictures really. x]

Da14u.C
27th July 2008, 4:44 PM
new banner~: http://xs229.xs.to/xs229/08300/komamura166.png

C & C please

Da14u.C
27th July 2008, 4:46 PM
new banner~: http://xs229.xs.to/xs229/08300/komamura166.png

C & C please

Lil Crickee
27th July 2008, 9:39 PM
^ i like it..but it seems a little plain. the bright red words don't exactly match..you could've used white or burgundy...and the font doesn't really suit it either. ^^; something like this or kinda like times would've matched better. but don't worry! that's my opinion, and it doesn't matter. x]

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m355/CanellaBella/Signatures%20and%20Pixels/smiles.png

here's a recent banner i made, i JUST finished it and started it yesterday. meh..don't like the green much but i was to lazy to remove the background. c&c for me too. x] plus, any suggestions and what colours would go well with it in my sig? =]

Shirota
27th July 2008, 10:26 PM
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/44977242ny1.gif

Mmhm. I want it light. >>; Any comments on it and what I can actually do to that banner? Yes? >_>; My orignality is ftw.

Mr. Yoshi
28th July 2008, 11:23 AM
@Lil Crickee: The banner's really cute ;D I like it. It's just like the Palamon banner you did ... sorta. The May on the right just looks blurred. That's the only bad thing I can see, dunno about the others.

@Shirota: Really love this banner. As you said, kick ***. It's really different from your others: this one is light. But it certainly went out well. I don't see anything to improve, it's perfect.

Do you have a graphics mentor?
Uhm, Shirota taught me how to make vintage-looking banners. Really cool. Sammi also taught me a bit, taught me how to use textures. raglflagl taught me how to do selective coloring... yeah.

Sammi
28th July 2008, 11:36 AM
@Shirota: Your banner gives a feel that's silent and sad. You can barely see his nose, that's one thing I don't like.

@Mr. Yoshi: I taught you something?

EDIT: Made myself a new desktop today.
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/july30.png
As always (for my desktops since they're too big for PB), scaled down to 69.18 percent of its original size.

Da14u.C
1st August 2008, 6:49 AM
@Shirota: Your banner gives a feel that's silent and sad. You can barely see his nose, that's one thing I don't like.

@Mr. Yoshi: I taught you something?

EDIT: Made myself a new desktop today.
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/july30.png
As always (for my desktops since they're too big for PB), scaled down to 69.18 percent of its original size.
hm... nice desktop.... mine is my favourite animal, the canadian lynx ^_^

it is obvious we need a new topic.... hm.... this sounds fun: do yu wait for inspiration before doing a graphic? if so, what tends to inspire you?

*saves the club from death*

Sammi
1st August 2008, 7:08 AM
do you wait for inspiration before doing a graphic? if so, what tends to inspire you?
Yes and no. Sometimes I do one out of boredom and it comes out better than ones that are inspired. But, I get inspired by Pokemon, fan art, weather, surroundings, conversations, yaoi, shotacons, ecchi, anime, manga, and of course, video games.

Sometimes food.

Shirota
1st August 2008, 10:27 AM
lolol Comments?

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/firefliessig.gif

It's slightly different and I want to keep it that way.

Mr. Yoshi
3rd August 2008, 10:47 AM
Kill me, Arceus Master. DD: I haven;t been doing icons.

@Shirota: told you what I think on MSN already ;D
@Sammi: You sorta did |: With that Cherrim banner you made me. You said I can learn stuff from it, and I sorta did. So, yeah

do you wait for inspiration before doing a graphic? if so, what tends to inspire you?
I don't really. when I'm bored, I make an icon |: But sometimes, after seeing stuff around, I tend to try something new.

Angelic Pika
3rd August 2008, 1:13 PM
Do you wait for inspiration before doing a graphic? if so, what tends to inspire you?
Not really. I wait for my laziness to go away, then I make something really, really pretty. Because if I'm lazy then I start a banner, I would never finish it. Even if I save it as a .psd (:

Shirota: It's pretty light. I really like how the light gave a nice effect on the banner. Hmm.. I think it would've looked prettier if it was either shinier or maybe a bit antique-ish in a way. Great job!
Sammi: Your desktop is pretty nice. Just a quick question, where'd you get a gigantic notebook texture? Or maybe you just patched up smaller ones? x__x;

Azure Wolf
3rd August 2008, 4:27 PM
Do you wait for inspiration before doing a graphic? if so, what tends to inspire you?

No I don't.

Arceus Master
3rd August 2008, 8:23 PM
Do you wait for inspiration before doing a graphic? If so, what tends to inspire you?
I sometimes get inspired but when I do, I'll shoot for what I saw but when I try it, it doesn't work out the way I want it; I usually just plan out my bannners first.

Da14u.C: You're getting better at your banners; I would just suggest doing something with the text; I don't know what, just something.
Lil Crickee: I like your banner; I've got no other comments.
Shirota: The banner is really bright; I've got no suggestions for it. I find the second banner a little better in design but no better in brightness.
Mr. Yoshi: Good to see you unbanned.
Azure Wolf: I love your signature.

I've been watching over the club while I was away but I was silent about it and left Da14u.C and Mr. Yoshi in charge but I'm back.
New banners; all requests. They're not to my usual style so I find them all off except for the first two.
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x136/Banners1993/Graphic%20Requests/GoWBanner.png
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x136/Banners1993/Graphic%20Requests/ShippingsBanner.png
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x136/Banners1993/Graphic%20Requests/TOTBanner.png
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x136/Banners1993/Graphic%20Requests/MemoriesBanner.png

Sammi
3rd August 2008, 8:35 PM
Sammi: Your desktop is pretty nice. Just a quick question, where'd you get a gigantic notebook texture? Or maybe you just patched up smaller ones? x__x;
Patched up smaller ones and added a red line.

@Sammi: You sorta did |: With that Cherrim banner you made me. You said I can learn stuff from it, and I sorta did. So, yeah
Ohhhh, yeah, I remember that; I sent you the PSD, didn't I? Hmmmm.

Sakuri
3rd August 2008, 10:09 PM
Hello, may I join? : D

§-Image Editing Program: GIMP 2.2.17 and Paint Shop Pro Eight.
§-How long you've been creating graphics: Hm, maybe a month and a half?
§-Your skill level opinion: Four.
§-Shop Owned: None yet, but I may be opening up an icon shop.
§-Three Examples:
http://i35.*******.com/im1gfo.pnghttp://i36.*******.com/2qlgayg.png
http://i33.*******.com/152kw10.png
http://i37.*******.com/22c5km.png

I hope I did that right…

Da14u.C
4th August 2008, 10:14 AM
oooh sakuri! welcome ^_^


Da14u.C: You're getting better at your banners; I would just suggest doing something with the text; I don't know what, just something.

i really suck at text.... hm.... thank you ^_^

arceus master: your banners are really diverse! the first one isnt my favourite type of style so i wont comment. the second one is SOOOOOO ROMANTIC!!!! (yes i am a romance freak) how AWESOME!!! i cant read the text in the third one.... and the banner is too wide considering the small area you needed for the pictures and the emptiness on the sides. the last banner is AWESOME except the random mewtwo eyes....

shirota: dramatic banners as usual, me likes

Pino
4th August 2008, 11:01 AM
I asked myself a thing today while making a banner
so i thought let's ask it in the graphics club:
How do you choose your banner size ?
Pino

Shirota
4th August 2008, 12:40 PM
What motivates you making a new banner?
Usually I listen to a song continuously and it makes me want to make a whole new banner based off from that song. In my case, the current banner was from the song from BoA which had the word "daisukidayo!" but funny thing is that the words under the banner is a different song from a different artist.

Da14u.C
4th August 2008, 1:24 PM
How do you choose your banner size ?

easy~: i go for a small size. i like small things ^_^

ooooh, i have two banners i made for a friend: tell me, what do ya'll think. c&c plz:

http://xs130.xs.to/xs130/08321/teddiursa_in_a_wood1724.png
http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/4897/teddiursainawood2cc7.png

they are bigger than the banners i normallymake but i hope you like'em

Sakuri
4th August 2008, 1:47 PM
What motivates you making a new banner?
Usually music. For some reason, whenever I listen to music I like, I get this "creative urge" and I have to do something artistic.

How do you choose your banner size?
I always like to keep mines somewhat small, like 300 x 150 or something.

@Da14u.C: They seem a tad bare. Maybe you should add some textures and perhaps colourize it? Apart from tht quite cute.

Unfortunately, I can't use PSP all the time, since it's only on my grandparent's computer. So when I'm at home, I have to use GIMP. Although GIMP is still pretty good.

An icon:

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/5212/ym200300326df.jpg

I accidently saved it as a .jpg.

Mr. Yoshi
4th August 2008, 1:59 PM
What motivates you making a new banner?
Uh, I'm not really into banners, but wth. Sometimes Anime, sometimes Music. Heh, sometimes I even just make it for fun >>;

How do you choose your banner size?
Uh, whatever's suitable for the image? >: I dunno, really. I don't really experiment with the sizes.

@Sakuri: lovelovelove the icon. I can't believe you've only been into graphics for one month. You certainly .. are doing well. Better than me xD Orz And love the guy's eyes *___*

Azure Wolf
4th August 2008, 5:50 PM
A texture for you guys, entirely made from scratch within 2 minutes approx. (Can post the tutorial if you want, its too easy)
http://i33.*******.com/9vjho1.png

I don't give a damn how you use it or if you credit me, enjoy lol.

Sakuri
4th August 2008, 7:37 PM
@Mr. Yoshi: Aw, thanks. But I think you're giving me too much credit; after all, I'm only a four.

@Azure Wolf: Nice texture. I'll have to use that in an icon/banner someday.

Speaking of banners and whatnot, I made I banner:

http://pics.livejournal.com/sugarsakuri/pic/00001d63

It was for my Live Journal account. Not really my best graphic, I have to admit. Iwas looking at a coluring tutorial at the time. Yeah, the pink bit is random. It just seemed boring without it. As said, it's quite crap and not my best. Although I'm a little proud of it, since it's my second banner. I made it with GIMP.

Da14u.C
4th August 2008, 11:55 PM
oh! we could turn that into a context. who ever can make the most appealing banner using Azure Wolf's texture. me, azure wolf and arceus master could be the judges!!! well.... obviously it'd have to be run by arceus master first but what do ya'll think of the idea?

Azure Wolf
5th August 2008, 3:55 PM
oh! we could turn that into a context. who ever can make the most appealing banner using Azure Wolf's texture. me, azure wolf and arceus master could be the judges!!! well.... obviously it'd have to be run by arceus master first but what do ya'll think of the idea?

No.
I'm not judging anything over here, considering the contest I really don't think its necessary but I'm okay with it.

Sakuri: Aesthetically speaking the text isn't much going with the rest of the banner, I recommend getting more variety in your backgrounds and trying to develop your own style as sometimes just using textures won't help you to get better. The good thing is that you're still in the initial days of graphic designing and I must say that you're progressing super rapidly, kudos for that.

Sakuri
5th August 2008, 8:49 PM
New icon, much?

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/6518/9090le0.png

Ew.

@Azure Wolf: Thank you. That means a lot, coming from a great artist, such as you.

Sammi
5th August 2008, 9:36 PM
@Sakuri: It's not bad for a second banner. Not at all. However, since I'll critique it as any banner, there is not much going on. The text is far too simple, I'd say. Try making a design with the text; different fonts, colors. Toon Link (<333333332rjlkasjlfjsdkjflsf) and Linebeck are a tad too dark, as well. Perhaps you could use a clipping mask to make a color layer over just the images of the two and the color layer could have an effect of making it lighter... if you know what I mean. Dx /braindead + phrasing = not good

As for the icon, I can't say much since I... suck at icons.

Sammi
5th August 2008, 9:37 PM
@Sakuri: It's not bad for a second banner. Not at all. However, since I'll critique it as any banner, there is not much going on. The text is far too simple, I'd say. Try making a design with the text; different fonts, colors. Toon Link (<333333332rjlkasjlfjsdkjflsf) and Linebeck are a tad too dark, as well. Perhaps you could use a clipping mask to make a color layer over just the images of the two and the color layer could have an effect of making it lighter... if you know what I mean. Dx /braindead + phrasing = not good

As for the icon, I can't say much since I... suck at icons.

Mr. Yoshi
6th August 2008, 3:15 PM
http://i33.*******.com/2nqz3gw.png
Yeah, Domo 8DDD

@Sakuri: As the others have already said, your text is kinda ... yeah |: Blank? Yeah. And so is the background. But it's still nice, imo. Good and simple, I guess ;3

And I kinda copied the circle thing you did Dx

Mr. Yoshi
6th August 2008, 3:16 PM
http://i33.*******.com/2nqz3gw.png
Yeah, Domo 8DDD

@Sakuri: As the others have already said, your text is kinda ... yeah |: Blank? Yeah. And so is the background. But it's still nice, imo. Good and simple, I guess ;3

And I kinda copied the circle thing you did Dx

fierywrath
6th August 2008, 6:28 PM
hi guys sorry if I'm inactive summer camp and a fried computer will do that. anyways nice pic azure wolf....that is the scariest snorlax I have ever seen man! :D besides that welcome to the members who joined in my absence (I read the posts but there are a lot of you!) I was wondering Azure Wolf if you could make a contest for the different skill levels in this club. Just a thought from a newb but i'd appreciate it if you considered. :)

Jakotsu
7th August 2008, 4:26 PM
+in her other account+

Sakuri;
I've seen that icon around! :x Did you make yourself another icon like that as well and whatnot? It looks real nice.

EDIT;
How do you choose your banner size?
First time I came here, my usual size is a 300x150, I keep them small most of the time. n_n And I like standing out differently and I go completely beserk if someone TRIES to do what I do.

Pino
7th August 2008, 5:30 PM
new banner i've made earlier
please C+C
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/Wii_power/Atlantis.png

Pino

Jakotsu
7th August 2008, 5:42 PM
new banner i've made earlier
please C+C
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/Wii_power/Atlantis.png

Pino

It's a little too plain and you could do a little more with it. Plus the banner itself is pretty blurry so I suggest for you to put it in Sharpen so the image itself is clearer. It's not really that good in my honest opinion but there's really a lot for you to do on it.

5/10

Lil Crickee
7th August 2008, 7:38 PM
How do you choose your banner size?
depends on the picture really. if i have like a good quality image, i wanna make me a huge sig. xD

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m355/CanellaBella/Signatures%20and%20Pixels/puccakisses.png

c&c plz. D: i love how this came out. <3

Sammi
8th August 2008, 1:59 AM
@ lil crickee: lmfao, somehow I read "c&c" (in your message) as ****. edit: oh god the forum censored it. nevermind.

don't ask.

anyhow, it's really blurry, and the pixelated black stuff is uneeded. imo, you could sharpen it and stuff. other than that, you've really, seriously improved. it's cute! :D
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Signatures/greenbanner.png
but eh, anyhow, i myself made a new banner... and it took a long time e_e i'm actually happy with the outcome even if it's green, a color i usually don't enjoy too much... it's a little plain, too, but yeah, it was partially because my mother kept interrupting me, and i had to color the image since it was a manga scan, and i spent an hour not knowing what to do with the image and then decided to go look for new resources to play with... and yeah, then i spent 5 minutes actually putting together the actual design with both new and old things as well as drawn brushes... ugh, the total was 3 hours; really embarassing for me, since most of my banners are thrown together in 15-25 minutes.

Lil Crickee
8th August 2008, 3:50 AM
heh, thanks sammi. yeah, i'm getting a better hang of photoshop. <3
what do you mean the pixelated black stuff? o.O

as for your banner....i can finally read your writing myself without you posting it xD, and it took you 3 hours? mine took like 2 days since i was stuck a lot. i had like a mind load of ideas, tons of edits..eh >> but don't get all ashamed, since you had to colour the manga and such, makes sense for it to take a while, no?
i like your choice of colours, but the hook seems random imo. :s i don't like seeing toon link sad. D: but he ish cute. x3

btw, it might sound noobish buuuut...i've seen this one effect how like, the picture looks cut out and there's like a while silhouette of it right behind it, it's a cute effect and i wanna learn how it's done? sorry, i can find an example of what i mean.

Sammi
8th August 2008, 8:01 AM
he's not sad. he's more of "wtf are you doing?" if you've seen the scan. it's where he's confused. xD; also, the hook is a paperclip D: it's to fill in the random space and make it look less empty. also, by the pixelated black stuff... it's the stuff next to the flower brush. it's supposed to be small text, right?

also i know how you feel about ideas and edits. seriously, i made like 13 different versions of one of my desktops, and they were all so different. e________e ... and i ended up using the first version what i "wasn't happy" with. it was a huuuuuuuge waste of time; four days or so. and yeah. coloring manga takes way too long; it's worth it though.

anyhow, the picture looks cut out and there's a while silhouette... you mean... something like... hold on lemme fish it out of my banner pile. e_e
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Requests/wow.png
like that? just duplicate the image if it doesn't have a background, put it under the original image layer, go to blending options > color overlay and then choose your color. black, white, anything you want; then move it around to wherever you see fit. i usually put it like 4 pixels left or right, but you can experiment with other things as well.

Lil Crickee
8th August 2008, 3:49 PM
yessss, exactly what i wanted. <3 ty. :] and yes, it's suppose to be tiny texts..i wanted to put something in there to make it seem less empty. :s but now that i look at it, yeah much better off w/out it.


edit; i've got a new banner, and i used the effect. <3 btw, when i discover some new effect, i usually like, end up raping overusing it...:|

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m355/CanellaBella/Signatures%20and%20Pixels/bannerscopy.png

it was for someone in the fan art request thread. i likes it, but it seems kinda girly, and blinding. x.x one thing lead to another, and this ish my result. and yes, i know the words/text is crap. D: i was really stuck. >__<

Pino
9th August 2008, 10:13 AM
@Lil Crickee: no it doesn't look girly XD
maybe you should have used a different lettertype or place the text somewhere else
but for the rest it's a pretty good banner :D
but that's just my opionion XD

new banner i've made yesterday please C+C:
http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/6647/41140219kk7.png

Phoenix Fire
9th August 2008, 10:26 AM
@Sammi: Nice banner. The background goes with Toon Link perfectly, although I don't like the text.

@Lil Crickee: I like what you did with sceptile and torterra, but meganium and venusaur don't look so good.

How do you choose your banner size?
I donm't make banners, but if I would it would probably be 300x 150 or 250 x 150, depending on the image.

http://i37.*******.com/2wqbds4.jpg http://i36.*******.com/24x3zft.jpg

kill me.

Azure Wolf
11th August 2008, 8:30 AM
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Signatures/greenbanner.png

I've never tried this so my crit won't be fully based on your style. In my opinion dull and a bit too simplistic for my taste however I like the coloring of Toon Link. I can't give more crit than this as I can't judge things I haven't tried yet.



http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m355/CanellaBella/Signatures%20and%20Pixels/bannerscopy.png


You need practice. Firsty don't make your banners too bright, it turns the viewer off and takes the details off focus like the tiny text with the headshots. Just desaturate a bit or change the colors into something more subtle.



http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/6647/41140219kk7.png

Same as above.



http://i37.*******.com/2wqbds4.jpg http://i36.*******.com/24x3zft.jpg


Too dark, work on your lightings and get some real photoshopping in it instead of just adjusting it.
:p

http://i36.*******.com/2ezpc8z.jpg

Sammi
12th August 2008, 8:59 AM
@lil crickee: your banner won't load for me for some odd reason. o.o
@azure wolf: idk what to say on your banner... um, the "nostalgia" text looks bland and is hard to read. the quality around her face is also messed up. i like your colors, though. they blend well.
@pheonix fire: your coloring... isn't that uhhh... it's not that spiffy, imo. looks like a screenshot with a gray darken/multiply layer and a scratch texture. the cropping is also too basic, imo.

so... i have an icon post, for once.
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Avatars/jigglicon.pnghttp://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Avatars/2gedr.pnghttp://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Avatars/16315243.pnghttp://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Avatars/peachy.png
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Avatars/oliswirl.pnghttp://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Avatars/olimar.pnghttp://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Avatars/clear.pnghttp://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Avatars/peachy2.png
you should be able to tell the difference between my coloring and the brawl screenshots. :X there's a really big difference, so no, these are not just downsized screenshots.

miken park
13th August 2008, 7:18 AM
mreh I'll join since I can't find the graphics social group :S

§-Image Editing Program: Photoshop 7
§-How long you've been creating graphics: 2 years >.<
§-Your skill level opinion: Medium-ish. I've improved a lot, but I was crap to start with xD
§-Shop Owned: None
§-Three Examples: Most recent
http://i34.*******.com/2hp4pop.png
http://i33.*******.com/32zused.png
http://i38.*******.com/25k7t38.jpg

BlazingFury
13th August 2008, 9:57 PM
I'll join, sounds like fun :)

§-Image Editing Program: Photoshop 7
§-How long you've been creating graphics: Over a year now I think.
§-Your skill level opinion: 5-6: Decent. I still need to improve lots.
§-Shop Owned: I do own a shop here (link in my sig) but I was getting a lot of requests and had to close it for a while due to the fact that I couldn't complete them on time. Going to reopen it when I have more free time.
§-Three Examples:

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t123/HighPlainsDrifter01/bannersoothebell.jpg

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t123/HighPlainsDrifter01/bannerfire.jpg

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t123/HighPlainsDrifter01/bannerpollution.jpg

Mr. Yoshi
16th August 2008, 10:24 AM
The dead has risen back to life >;3

Welcome to the new members! miken park and BlazingFury, hope you have fun here and learn new things to improve your graphics 8D

@Sammi: The icons are cute. My favorite one is the one with Toon Link (the one beside the one with Olimar Dx) It's really nice and simple. The peach one ... looks ... bright xD sorta. In a ... dim-ish way. I DUNNO D:< Ganondorf x Jigglypuff = hawt couple xD

@miken park: I like how most of your banners are related to music. I loooove the second banner: my attention went directly to the guitar (since it was coloured >>) I love how all your banners are ... well, match with the background 8D

@BlazingFury: I love the first banner, really cute and the text is really nice. The Jirachi really matches everything: the colors, the background, the text, etc. The second one is cool. It shows your more ... uh, GFX-sih style? D: I like the splatter brushes O:

http://i36.*******.com/2ivbl2w.pnghttp://i33.*******.com/r9iet2.gifhttp://i36.*******.com/331m33a.png
**** icons.

miken park
16th August 2008, 10:05 PM
Thanks, I have a big Museical obsession I need to get over, lol.
I had a shot at something new a little while ago. I was going for some kind of notebook effect, but I couldn't find the rings for it. So now I'm left with this brown washed picture Dx

http://i34.*******.com/qybu5t.jpg

I'm not sure where to go now. This is the first thing I've made in like months, and I know it's not finished yet :s

Mr. Yoshi, on the second icon when it changes to green a big patch of green appears beside the dot on his cheek facing away from us. I'm not sure if that intentional, so if it is, just ignore me please :p

Mr. Yoshi
17th August 2008, 5:30 AM
Actually, miken park, it's supposed to be like that. A Shiny Spinda's colour is green D: So I animated it from Normal Spinda to ... Shiny Spinda. Y'know, something new in my icons o3o I love the coloring in the new ... banner thing. Orange is my favourite colour *o* and the image looks so good: certainly an image to make a banner with o:

So I've been obsessing over the paper / notebook textures lately.
http://i37.*******.com/mkc3cw.pnghttp://i35.*******.com/jtpa1y.png
owo

Angelic Pika
17th August 2008, 10:37 AM
Sorry for inactivity guys D;
Yoshi: I think he meant, why is the green blotch sorta not aligned with Spinda [it kinda colors the background too, just try to stare at it], and the red on the ear isn't colored too. The new Mime Jr. icon looks cute <3 As well for the bird one. The Mime Jr. one just looks a bit too yellow.

BlazingFury: I love your Jirachi banner ^__________^

And for the others, I don't really know how to comment on those. A bit off-topic but: I gots an iPod shuffle (:

BlazingFury
17th August 2008, 3:29 PM
@Mr. Yoshi: Thanks for your comments, I think the Jirachi one is my fave out the bunch :)
I really like your new icons but as miken park and Angelic Pika said, the green mark beside Spinda's right cheek isn't aligned lol I like the notebook style on your newest.

@Angelic Pika: Thank you :P Hope you have fun with your i-pod shuffle ^_^

Lil Crickee
18th August 2008, 1:45 AM
welcome new members. ^-^ you guys are awesome graphics artists. o.0

here's a new banner that someone requested @ my shop.
http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m355/CanellaBella/Signatures%20and%20Pixels/requests/togetic.png

i love the result, just playing with brushes, textures, and such. :]
comments and criticism please? i don't know if the light togetic throws it off/steals attention like the last one i made. >_>;

Arceus Master
18th August 2008, 2:04 AM
I am still around and I have been adding new members; I just haven't been saying much and I don't really need to say anything to keep this club alive.
As for everyone's banners and avatars, good work. I don't feel like C & C'ing a dozen graphics.


welcome new members. ^-^ you guys are awesome graphics artists. o.0

here's a new banner that someone requested @ my shop.
http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m355/CanellaBella/Signatures%20and%20Pixels/requests/togetic.png

i love the result, just playing with brushes, textures, and such. :]
comments and criticism please? i don't know if the light togetic throws it off/steals attention like the last one i made. >_>;

The banner looks good, something doesn't look right to me, not sure what, but someone else may see something wrong with it, if there is something wrong with it. Good work ,overall.

A request from my shop; it's my favorite banner so far. C & C.
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x136/Banners1993/Graphic%20Requests/MoonBanner.png

Warfare
18th August 2008, 6:17 AM
http://i35.*******.com/jtpa1y.png
owo
LOL KURT HALSEY ART@@@@@@@@@
God damn, Luis. Were you stalking the credit links in my signature again? ):
The coloring is not to my tastes. I mean the original image for that icon had even slightly better coloring, but without the few adjustments like contrast and all. I would've probably had less yellows. It makes the background odd.

http://i38.*******.com/2i1mdz9.jpghttp://i38.*******.com/200e61u.jpghttp://i36.*******.com/24awpvt.jpg
I'm not looking for critique on it as a banner overall; just the coloring of each individual icon (except for the purely-text/almost empty icons.).

And then there's my avatar which was originally this:
http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/6905/kurthasleyea0.png
I haven't done too much to it though. :S

Yes, all Kurt Halsey art that I edited.
( He has a nice style. D: )

Sammi
19th August 2008, 8:50 PM
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Signatures/higurashi.png
Hnnn.

@Mr. Yoshi: I love your sig quote. <3<3<3</3
@iPokeYou: I like the coloring, it's very cute. Your cat avy looks better when you didn't edit it, though.
@Arceus Master: Banner doesn't load for me, oddly.
@Lil Crickee: Your style reminds me a lot of my debut banners, lol. Hmm, the text on overlay (or soft light) over the background... on the yellowy gray parts it's too faded. You could make the colors more special or make them more similar to togetic or something to compliment it as well. I also think the border coulda been better, or none at all.
@Mr. Yoshi: Aha, you did something I coulda never done. Sprite avatar that looks really nice. As for the second one, too yellow. B-b-b-b-b-b-but, hooray for biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirds~~~~~~~~!

Oh, I also have a random topic to make.

What did your old style look like?
A time line, please. Your debut banners, in the middle, and right now.
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Requests/Mismagius.png
Lol. That was one of my first banners. Like... the third, which I made a day after I started or something.
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Requests/ROZUREIDO.png
The middle. And others like so (http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Requests/ByYourSide.png), so (http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Requests/SinOfLust-1.png) and so (http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Requests/Cherry.png) were also from that time.

As for now, you've seen what my work looks like atm, lol. ):

Lil Crickee
20th August 2008, 2:24 AM
Sammi, your older banners were gorgeous. :o i likes your dawn one. i'm really surprised those were first attempts. my older one's were..meh.

What did your old style look like?

Eh...pretty sloppy imo, and i didn't try very hard. these were done on my old Photoshop CS, i also think Paint Shop Pro? and some on ImageReady..but i don't remember what happened to PS CS ( i didn't get much of a hang to it) since we got our computer taken away with it, and i used a trial version of PSP....plus i loved tamagotchi + tiny text, expect to see lots of tamagotchi banners with tiny text k. plus i used a lot of the same brushes i use now...i'm glad i remember the site cuz these brushes were gorgeous. <3

PSP (http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m355/CanellaBella/Signatures%20and%20Pixels/old%20stuff/Hikari_sig.png)
PS CS (http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m355/CanellaBella/Signatures%20and%20Pixels/old%20stuff/ichigotchibanner.png)
ps cs (http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m355/CanellaBella/Signatures%20and%20Pixels/old%20stuff/memetchibanner.png)
PS CS (http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m355/CanellaBella/Signatures%20and%20Pixels/old%20stuff/tamatower.png)
ok, these were random as ****..no imageready ones right now..i've got to fish them out somewhere.

Sammi
20th August 2008, 3:51 AM
Oh, silly, they weren't first attempts. Only the Mismagius one was. Remember, the Dawn one and such were in the middle of the timeline, in the middle of June 2007 and now. Haha. More than a year has passed since then. Plus, I owned a 44 page request shop at the time. Of course, since September, I've made less than 50 banners in comparison to the 100+ banners I made while I had my shop (but I think I improved more since I stopped my requests), so yeah, that's a lot of practice right there. Making almost 3 banners everyday, back then. My requests didn't get me too far, though, it was more of the break that did... hehe.

Arceus Master
20th August 2008, 3:17 PM
What did your old style look like?
I don't know exactly but here are a few banners I made over the year.

Paint.Net (http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x136/Banners1993/RRBanner.png)
Paint.Net/GIMP (http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x136/Banners1993/FlareonBanner-1.png)
GIMP (http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x136/Banners1993/FakemonClub.png)
Paint.Net (http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x136/Banners1993/FFCBanner.png)
GIMP (http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x136/Banners1993/DragonClanArraganceBanner.png)
GIMP (http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x136/Banners1993/Graphic%20Requests/ThundoraBanner.png)
GIMP (http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x136/Banners1993/Graphic%20Requests/GoWBanner.png)
GIMP (http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x136/Banners1993/Graphic%20Requests/LinkZeldaBanner.png)
GIMP (http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x136/Banners1993/Graphic%20Requests/YaniRemake.png)

I like to show off my work; The GIMP and Paint.Net text is what program I made the artwork on. I would stay that when I first downloaded the GIMP brushes, I used nothing but the brushes but now, I use both the brushes but the image effects more often, now. I always like to keep my banners exciting and my transition from one image in another seems to always be a soft glow.

Sammi: I liked your old style better than today's style you make banners from. But I do remember staying, in your first shop, that you wanted to improve because you felt that your banners were over-brushed. I liked that style but I just like a lot going on in anything, really.
You can't see the banner? Perhaps a link? (http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x136/Banners1993/Graphic%20Requests/MoonBanner.png)

Sammi
20th August 2008, 5:59 PM
@Arceus Master: ... Out of all your banners, I can't see even one via link. Same thing with most of Angelic Pika's graphics. I guess my laptop is just being retarded. ;o;

Also, yeah, I'm sure you're not the only who likes my old style more. Imo, it's too busy, but I still know how to perform that style. Personally, I like my current style more, since it's more simple, but beh. My older banners had a lot more going on, for sure..

Mr. Yoshi
21st August 2008, 10:42 AM
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff224/toXic_1995/berries5.pnghttp://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff224/toXic_1995/berries3.pnghttp://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff224/toXic_1995/berries2.pnghttp://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff224/toXic_1995/berries.png
Like, the same. Except they're quite different |: aannddd another Pecha one.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff224/toXic_1995/pecha.png
That's it. For now.

And my first style? Well, I always brushed. Really.
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff224/toXic_1995/toxiccopy.png

Azure Wolf
21st August 2008, 5:27 PM
My 'old' styles.

http://img03.picoodle.com/img/img03/7/2/21/f_dptr1721copm_3e528ff.png
http://img03.picoodle.com/img/img03/7/2/25/f_AggronISXBam_17db917.png
http://img02.picoodle.com/img/img02/7/4/1/f_Shadowsongsm_2b24023.png
http://img03.picoodle.com/img/img03/8/5/3/f_Kakashim_0616682.jpg
http://img02.picoodle.com/img/img02/8/5/5/f_SalamenceFlm_aed5f32.jpg
http://img02.picoodle.com/img/img02/8/5/6/f_FallenSamurm_0ecbdcc.jpg
http://img39.picoodle.com/img/img39/9/7/13/f_KimonoBannem_657b7ac.png
http://img01.picoodle.com/img/img01/9/8/30/f_DemonEyesBam_a044c62.png
http://img33.picoodle.com/img/img33/9/9/8/f_MistWolfBanm_07b08d1.jpg
http://i12.*******.com/6pu061h.png
http://i17.*******.com/8fuwk61.png

Old to new.

Pino
21st August 2008, 6:24 PM
new banners:
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/Wii_power/Welcome.png
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/Wii_power/Forgotten.png
please C+C

old style:
i used to just put pictures next to each other and a background behind it and nno effects nor a good picture-blending
no examples availible
XD
Pino

Mr. Yoshi
22nd August 2008, 5:12 PM
Here's a little something I whipped up...
http://i33.*******.com/2yyp5j4.png
Meh, not very nice at all >> But I kinda wanted to show it owo Different from my usual style, this. I happened to come across this wonderful texture in LiveJournal and decided to make something out of it. And this. A banner. Not an icon, but a banner. O:

http://i33.*******.com/2z4gy36.png
http://i36.*******.com/2czylua.png

miken park
25th August 2008, 6:54 AM
The paper addiction thingy attacked me too.
http://i38.*******.com/16ksc4.jpg
Profile pic on another forum, looks nice beside my pink name :P

Warfare
30th August 2008, 6:01 AM
The paper addiction thingy attacked me too.
http://i38.*******.com/16ksc4.jpg
Profile pic on another forum, looks nice beside my pink name :P
Odd application of the texture though. I wouldn't really have used that.

Just some photo fixin'.
http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/8443/image11yu5.png

http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/8614/image6fb0.png

I've been playing around with the first one too much. The amount of blues, whether I should change the brightness/contrast, et cetera.
The colors look good to me though. D:

The second one wasn't much. It was just excessively blue and dull.

Azure Wolf
30th August 2008, 10:51 AM
http://i38.*******.com/15qw5k8.png

Sammi
31st August 2008, 7:29 AM
your designs are nice, but um, this one's way too blue, and i can barely read parts of the text. it's also a little too busy. hurts the eyes a little. i do like the lovely quality of the images and how they were placed. the splatters are pretty, too.

fierywrath
31st August 2008, 12:23 PM
hey guys sorry for inactiveness...school :( anyways please dont kick me out as I will be very seldomly appearing here....I have three academics out of four classes so what do you expect? If i get time ill post anything new I make...see ya I guess!

Azure Wolf
1st September 2008, 6:26 PM
your designs are nice, but um, this one's way too blue, and i can barely read parts of the text. it's also a little too busy. hurts the eyes a little. i do like the lovely quality of the images and how they were placed. the splatters are pretty, too.

Oh I'm sorry, I didn't know they would hurt your eyes, would you like to have me desaturate it a little? perhaps I should just selective color it down to a dull piece of paper, yes?

Honestly speaking I really think is club is gone down to the drain and 'Graphic Designing' is something else over here. All I see is textures, selective coloring and a loads of icons, the real meaning of being a designer isn't about just moving some color slides here and there to 'adjust' colors or whatever you guys seem to do. Just to clarify a little, I'll say this in a better way: I think you guys don't think about the other ways of designing and are just going through the old beaten up path, I'm not pointing out anybody but I honestly think that you guys need to develop some real designs and not just C+P textures here and there. Yes, I do think that a lot of you over here have a very similar style and don't want to even try to explore other grounds. I've switched back and forth from a lot of styles and constantly like changing it, all I'm saying right now is purely my opinion on this club.

Sammi: If you don't know my style, (Considering I've never seen any of your works remotely looking similar to mine) then please don't give suggestions that how you want it to look. I don't like you assuming that I've put text to be 'clearly' read, its just not supposed to be clear. That's the whole point of it. Regarding the blue, why shouldn't it be blue? Is it a crime for it being blue? Please just give me some more clarification concerning this matter.

Arceus Master
1st September 2008, 10:45 PM
Azure Wolf: True--I've been checking on the club and I haven't seen much that has been a "real" graphic. I've been letting things slide but maybe we should come up with something.
fierywrath: That's fine.

I got Photoshop a few days ago and all I've done on it is BS around and make a single banner. I find everything similar as GIMP and Paint.Net so I didn't find it that hard to figure out but I haven't taken advantage of everything on it.
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x136/Banners1993/ZeldaBanner.png
And then an Avatar made on GIMP.
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x136/Banners1993/VaatiAvatar.png

Sammi
2nd September 2008, 6:44 AM
@Azure Wolf: You always spaz when critted, it's kinda funny, but regardless, alright, I'll stop commenting on you, then. Also, you don't know my style either; don't say it's dull or whatever since my style is simple, or how you want it to look. After all, we're not critting to post our opinion on the matter, are we? /sarcasm

Honestly, that's a really silly excuse, I'm terribly sorry if it's a little rude to say this, but that is really what I think about it. If I interpreted it completely wrong, please do be harsh with me.

Just a say; Color adjustments are vital in graphic designs as coloring is very important, that's my view of it. Simplicity is nice, outrageous designs are nice; both are just lovely with color adjustments that fit well. It is a skill, you know, and it can make a really large impact, if you compare the original image to so and so. We don't just selective color; color layers also make the impact, as well as curves, levels, and all that other stuff. It's a little bit difficult to get the colors right, at least to me, but of course, I'm not that skilled, yet.

I think you guys don't think about the other ways of designing and are just going through the old beaten up path, I'm not pointing out anybody but I honestly think that you guys need to develop some real designs and not just C+P textures here and there.
We could say the same things for C4D's and the like, but we'd be a bit too hypocritical, yes? (assuming you use them; if not, excuse me.) TO me, it's a little like house design, putting textures here and there and choosing where they fit best, as well as the cropping. That's the kind of style we like; not all of us share your opinion. Art is art, what are you to expect? Something that everyone likes?

I don't like you assuming that I've put text to be 'clearly' read, its just not supposed to be clear. That's the whole point of it. Regarding the blue, why shouldn't it be blue? Is it a crime for it being blue? Please just give me some more clarification concerning this matter.
I'm sorry about the text; it just seemed like you tried to make it clear, so I was mistaken. It's not a crime to be blue but it's a little bit too blue. Of course, that's my opinion, as I like more than one color being featured... but everything is tinted blue, save for some of the light effects or whatever. If it was intended to be that way, that's fine, but it's really not my cup of tea, if you know what I mean.

Regarding the too similar matter, all I can say is it's true. Though, I don't mean to be completely unique.

As a finishing note, it always seems to be you, Anuj, who brings on arguments like this, nowadays, when it doesn't really matter; of course, this provokes me to reply, and I'm not better, but to avoid this in the future, could you not overreact when I crit you? Again, they are suggestions; take them in if you must, and if needed not to be taken in, don't, and leave it at that, because I didn't just completely bash your work in my comment. :/

PikaHeart
2nd September 2008, 1:52 PM
I need tips in my banners so i will join please
§-Image Editing Program: GIMP 2.0
§-How long you've been creating graphics: 3 months i guess
§-Your skill level opinion: 1-4 i am a begginer
§-Shop Owned: ~Crsytal Lights Shop~ it is not really a graphic shop but can do banners too
§-Three Examples:http://i38.*******.com/vhg6t4.jpg
http://i36.*******.com/25u3914.jpghttp://i37.*******.com/2zri33d.png