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    Banners - WIP Zone

    Post by JGZinv on 3/30/2009, 2:16 am

    Just sort of got a new banner color idea with the new background...
    Wanted to see what anyone thought of it...

    http://i88.servimg.com/u/f88/13/68/81/90/kinban11.jpg


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    Re: Banners - WIP Zone

    Post by AlexT on 3/30/2009, 5:16 pm

    It's oversaturated...colors are too agressive and blueish green doesn't get along very well with redish purple.
    The most important thing is not colors - it's values.
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_YPFDDjQ_y_Y/ScAuQVOzhdI/AAAAAAAADOs/2QF6_Ju8dUU/s1600-h/colors-vs-Values.jpg

    I'd say you need to decide on final key colors of the whole forum and then make banners and stuff using them. Like A.N. main theme used blue/red/white and each is present on it's banner.
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    Re: Banners - WIP Zone

    Post by JGZinv on 3/30/2009, 6:42 pm

    Well I've not gotten a lot of feedback on what you guys want the colors to be,
    so I'm pretty much just trying out different stuff as I go.

    So we need to pick a color set, or someone is just going to have to
    yell out "eeek! disgusting!" when I put up something terrible. Shocked

    I can appoint another person to admin level to help mess with the colors system too
    if someone wants to give that a shot.


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    Re: Banners - WIP Zone

    Post by JGZinv on 5/29/2009, 8:31 pm

    I've got another idea as a spin off of the current banner, but could really use some images
    to help with building the banner.

    If I didn't mention it before, I'm more of a editor than from scratch artist.

    What I'm looking for would be some pictures of a vast abh fleet, from a front+side
    perspective (diagonal panaoramic). If it had a planet or a nebula in the BG that'd be good as well.
    If need be I could edit one in.

    So if you guys have some image collections I can barrow from, or know of some place,
    or even have another design suggestion, that'd be a big help.


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    Post by Almael on 5/30/2009, 6:46 am

    Something like the OP? Planets are easy to come by on the net. The fleet would be trouble some to get.. I can provide two game pictures later.
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    Post by JGZinv on 5/30/2009, 11:23 am

    Yeah like in some of the OP scenes is what I'm thinking of.
    I've not watched BOTS in quite some time, so not sure where exactly I can pull from.
    Plus there's that whole commons license with AN, but admittedly that situation diffused thankfully.


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    Re: Banners - WIP Zone

    Post by Almael on 5/30/2009, 3:31 pm

    Well, the OP is useless. I do have some extensive archive due to research but I doubt I have the kind you need. I will look, though.

    The game pics aren't desireable, too. Sad














    I collected the most useful. Maybe you can edit something useful.
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    Re: Banners - WIP Zone

    Post by JGZinv on 5/30/2009, 3:39 pm

    This one is by far the closest http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif

    Although I'll have to flip it horizontally. The last 2 images that look like the Gosroth... are the perspective view I was looking for. Only downer is the models from the game wouldn't look all that great with an anime cutout of lafiel.

    I might have to dig out the DVDs and thumb through them for the perfect shot unless you think there's something else you've got now that I've narrowed it down conceptually?

    Actually I just realized, I think where I'm getting the idea from was probably one of the DVD covers.


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    Re: Banners - WIP Zone

    Post by Almael on 5/30/2009, 7:19 pm

    There aren't really many scenes and pics that fit.






    need to mirror&turn this one




    I like the following as BG (combined or not).



    I don't think you can dig out much better ones and the cover arts are definitely better.
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    Re: Banners - WIP Zone

    Post by JGZinv on 5/30/2009, 7:28 pm

    top one is just about perfect, I'll see, maybe a couple versions will come up.

    Having crazy power problems atm, so might be a while yet tonight.


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    Re: Banners - WIP Zone

    Post by JGZinv on 5/31/2009, 2:06 am

    Well this isn't what I had in mind originally... but it just sort of happened.

    See what you think of these two...
    I'm not done/happy with how lafiel looks, but might as well throw a prelim out before the whole thing is shot down.

    http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif

    http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif


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    Re: Banners - WIP Zone

    Post by Almael on 5/31/2009, 9:32 am

    I like variant b, but there is still this blur...

    Here is an enhanced picture for the background.


    If you can post the original scan of Lafiel and the cleaned up version, then I could try to complete her body/legs.
    In anycase, I think setting Lafiel to transparency of 70% is best.

    The title & font somehow I don't think it fits or is good...*scratch*
    maybe something simpler and slightly smaller size, dunno, or maybe a font that looks like ath. You know round, straight, italic?, maybe with something else, too
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    Re: Banners - WIP Zone

    Post by JGZinv on 5/31/2009, 2:28 pm

    If you want the legs, that'd save me some trouble.

    I do most of my cutouts by hand, usually in 3-4 passes with
    the eraser. Only did 1 pass here to eliminate some big stuff.
    Never learned the lasso or subselection tools other
    than the magic wand, and it isn't discerning enough.

    Font I didn't have anything but windows fonts to work with,
    but I just transferred over my old pc's collection. Should
    be able to find something.

    Attached my PSD and the partially edited scan of the dvd cover.

    http://www.filedropper.com/kin


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    Re: Banners - WIP Zone

    Post by Almael on 6/1/2009, 2:23 pm

    Here it is.
    rapidshare.com Kin-banner01.rar.html
    Password: kinofthestars
    Since I don't have enough space I had to use rapidshare, so I used a password.

    The scan was good quality. I had to do numerous transformation to prepare it for the actual work. I had trouble to smooth out the colors which failed on the right side...where I had to improvise.
    Anyway, thetransparency should cover it up a bit.
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    Re: Banners - WIP Zone

    Post by JGZinv on 6/1/2009, 10:19 pm

    See how you like this...

    http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif

    I used the enhanced bg, changed the font, redid the lafiel image you made up
    so the legs were accurate... etc... added some lens flares


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    Re: Banners - WIP Zone

    Post by tanis1lionheart on 6/2/2009, 8:47 am

    That last one is pretty cool.

    As to color; I'd suggest blue...cause...well...
    Ahb are blue? flower
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    Re: Banners - WIP Zone

    Post by Almael on 6/2/2009, 12:11 pm

    Alright, that's good enough.

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