Pretty good I guess. You use GIMP?
Pretty good I guess. You use GIMP?
I Love the starting fire pokemon
Current Silver Team:
Yeah I do use GIMP, I've been using it for about a month
Moar Banners, made yesterday and today. They took awhile to finish.
I downloaded some new fonts and brushes onto GIMP, I tried them out on my Ivysaur banner
wow, flawless-looking simple banners. *takes out magnifying glass*
Now let's see what's wrong with them XD
CON - there's random black lines next to the right side of the 'Dangerous' banner :/
PRO - That swirl/line/whatever around Ivysaur is an awesome effect ^_^ I have that same brush in my Vector brushes set and I had no idea when to use it, so you just gave me some ideas there.
Yeah I saw the black lines on my Nidorino banner, I must have moved the layer with those lines by mistake and not notice it until I uploaded it.
Yeah the Ivysaur one was just to play around with :P
These were made yesterday and a couple days ago.
excellent use of the Vector cloud brush. Now I am 100% sure we have the same Vector brush pack xD.
For additional vector, I suggest getting the Urban Vector brushes off of obsidiandawn.com; the downloading takes around one minute but well worth it
Heart of Steel
Just loving the brush placement there ^_^
Banette Halloween Banner
The white light in the lower left corner looks like it was from the Perspective effect; there could've been some white in the upper right corner to balance the banner out, too :/
Zoroark Halloween Banner
Okay, that red left arm of Zoroark does not fit AT ALL :/
What the eraser tool is for, LOL
Anyway, I <3 the brushes used in this one, just really adds to it, and the scanlines texture is great
You MUST tell me the font you used for that one!!!
Lol I'm pretty sure we do.
I'll look into that brush pack, thanks for telling me about it.
With the Skarmory one I was pretty amazed with how it turned out, despite the mess up with the borders.
The white light was just a smudged out edge brush to make it look like Banette is starting to get surrounded by mist.
Lol don't you mean his right arm? I should have moved that red layer behind Zororak ^^'
The font that was used for it is called 'Spooky Drips' I found it on Dafont.com.
^ I put 'right' before but then replaced it with 'left' :/ IDK why
Maybe it was the creepypastas from last night *shivers*
Spooky Drips? okay, gonna put that in my Fonts book.
Anyway, GL with the shop and GL with trying new strategies and things, and like AV said,
"You remind me of _Snivy!" xD
Lol, creepy pasta always messes with one's brain XD
Yeah I was randomly looking for halloween-like fonts when I found it
Thanks, I do hope I can improve some more.
I can't believe Av said that ^^' It's honestly a real honor.
However, take care with borders. I'm not sure if this works in GIMP, but if you use the pencil tool while holing shift, you go in a straight line. And why did you blur the corners in the Nidorino banner?
Claims: Mario, The Big Bang Theory, Victini
They're simple because I'm only learning to make banners, I've been going at it for about a month, so it's good to hear that people like them.
I know about the borders, they look fine in GIMP, I make the edges straight by holding shift, but they sometimes look messed up.
With the Nidorino banner, I was just playing around with it, trying out some new things and stuff like that.
I was in the mood for a Team Rocket Banner
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Request from my shop
Request from another site
Shop Banner OwO
Request from another site
Last edited by Alfred Jones; 25th October 2011 at 3:08 AM.
Anyway, the icons are the side are great, did a similar effect in my Team Magma/Aqua banner xD.
The whole banner could've been smaller, and the text could've been placed better :/
The image on the right was rendered pretty well, I know it was an image because YOU DO NOT KNOW how many times that same render is used.
THERE'S WAY BETTER VICTINI IMAGES OUT THERE, PEOPLE! SERIOUSLY!
But nice BG ^_^
I like how there's only one flash of thunder that's white LOL
It makes it really stand out even more
oooooooh, is that the Pokemon font I see? :3
Wear your Fears
one of these days, looking at pink graphics will kill me >.<
But I really like the brush BG you used, looks like a combo of splatter and cobweb-like lines IMO.
The render/image could've been schooched more to the left . . .
TR banner: I was trying out something new, so I didn't expect much lmao
Victini Banner: The first time I had ever rendered something out of a pic like that, but I'm glad how it turned out.
Shop Banner: Again playing around with stuff, put the white lightining in by sheer chance though.
Yes it is Pokemon font, I have 3 different Pokemon fonts to play around with
Wear your fears: actually it's not pink, just really transparent red. The BG is just basically splatter brushes and the shattered glass brushes.
I know the image could have been moved over I know.
Time for an update
^ my newest one
Tried to make an animated userbar awhile back <.<
and finally this one, made two versions of it
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That one is a mix of silver and gold, eh? xD
Nice 1px stroke around the text, too ^_^
The only real problem is that the text could've been schooched over to Ho-Oh's side a bit :/
Hypno and Children
LOL, reminds me of my ol' Hypno on SS :3
The 'now you'll stay with me forever' text could've been under 'Little children, you weren't clever'.
Along with that, the focal could've been schooched down a notch, too.
Nice swirly M's there xD
ah, Drifloon . . . bringing memories of Pokemon Ranger 2 :3
Speaking of Drifloon, it could've been moved to the right a little, it's a bit too close to the text
I really like your use of brushes, though ^_^
That black border is just . . . meh, it looks out of place, too.
Plus the whole avatar itself could've used pizzaz, think of avatars as mini banners.
Those . . . bubbles . . . are really messing up the whole thing
A bokeh effect would've looked great in the BG, but over the Pokemon it looks wrong and horrendously messes up the banner
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Legendary Guardians: It's just the hollowed out Pokemon font, I was really nitpicky on making this banner, so I wanted it to be balanced. I got mad at it so many times just to get it right.
Hypno: It was a request, the text was requested to be placed like that.
Driffon: Yet another request. Hard to decide on what I wanted on it, and how to make it.
Blue Avatar: Request again, I ended up overbrushing it the first time, so this is just a simple version of it.
Nova Travels: A what effect?
this is an example of a bokeh effect
I have a Golurk in my B/W team and named it Exorcist :3
no, I don't read the manga
Anyway, the only thing that bothers me, and it bothers me A LOT, is the text that's ON the border.
It just looks a bit wrong and . . . misplaced
Very good use of the Vector Arrow brush, I am also guessing the white bar the text is on is from one of crazykira's brush sets?
. . . Victini could be a moved a little to the right
'Tis a pity that Flareon can't learn Flare Blitz >:-(
Some of the red brush you used is cut off
Some more stuff...
You've got a style going on, bro ^_^ Good for you
I <3 your extracted signatures; the Ninetales one with the mist is soooo awesome :3
man, you have so many awesome brushes ;_;
I'm gonna stick to tech from now on, tho xD
Thanks, getting better each passing day.
I just started Extracted Signatures, and I like the way they come out.
I just looked online for some brushes, random ones.
I really really like the Ninetales Extracted Signature ! ^^
You're making me want to try these again :P
^ Thanks so much Mew_!
I just started making them, and I'm really glad how that one turned out.
Edit: Two more banners
eh, the BG in the Mario and Luigi banner doesn't really match; doesn't really go with the flow
I mean, it's gray . . . and pretty drab
Although the Darkrai extraction is great :3
The brick in the back is a nice effect, and so is Darkrai's shadow