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Just Leo
07-14-2009, 03:33 AM
@watergirl- It looks better blended, yes, but I would still try duplicating the render and smudging and/or blurring it to help it blend more into the background. That way it won't look as if you just copied and pasted it on. =] That could just be me though.

I've made a new banner sense I'm completely bored today. XD C+CC?

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/96/l_73e96ded574341cfa2a3635e259253fe.png

Dragoness
07-14-2009, 11:53 AM
@watergirl- It looks better blended, yes, but I would still try duplicating the render and smudging and/or blurring it to help it blend more into the background. That way it won't look as if you just copied and pasted it on. =] That could just be me though.

I've made a new banner sense I'm completely bored today. XD C+CC?

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/96/l_73e96ded574341cfa2a3635e259253fe.png

Wow :classic: The blue and silver/gray go along very well with each other. The heart/background and render are superb. Even the text and border go with each other :) Tbh, I am not sure what to tell you to improve--it looks pretty good already.
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I was playing around earlier and managed to come up with this:
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/7218/dragontest5.jpg

I am going to edit the image size later for use as a banner, but that's it :) Comments appreciated...

EDIT: render came from Planter Renders (http://planetrenders.net)

Lady Of The Lake
07-14-2009, 10:05 PM
@watergirl- It looks better blended, yes, but I would still try duplicating the render and smudging and/or blurring it to help it blend more into the background. That way it won't look as if you just copied and pasted it on. =] That could just be me though.

I've made a new banner sense I'm completely bored today. XD C+CC?

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/96/l_73e96ded574341cfa2a3635e259253fe.png

The colors go really good togehter i just dont understand the little blue line that is on part of him, lol

Wow :classic: The blue and silver/gray go along very well with each other. The heart/background and render are superb. Even the text and border go with each other :) Tbh, I am not sure what to tell you to improve--it looks pretty good already.
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I was playing around earlier and managed to come up with this:
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/7218/dragontest5.jpg

I am going to edit the image size later for use as a banner, but that's it :) Comments appreciated...

EDIT: render came from Planter Renders (http://planetrenders.net)


It looks very good, but its saved as JPG



Can i have some comments on my signature pluhhezzee

CandleJack
07-15-2009, 03:04 PM
I was playing around earlier and managed to come up with this:
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/7218/dragontest5.jpg

I am going to edit the image size later for use as a banner, but that's it :) Comments appreciated...

EDIT: render came from Planter Renders (http://planetrenders.net)

I'm going to be brutally honest with you here, it looks horrible. The render is faded and hardly visible nor concise and interesting because it really doesn't stand out amidst all the gradient effects you've applied. The text is also delightfully bland and looks like you slapped it on top(Which you did). No flow intact, albeit there is depth(seeing the dragon looks miles away from distance) but that doesn't imply that it is a good aspect, which it isn't. It's also JPEG/JPG, which means an orgy of lovely blurring on the banner's part. Use PNG from now on.

Try again next time [=

Dragoness
07-15-2009, 03:19 PM
I'm going to be brutally honest with you here, it looks horrible. The render is faded and hardly visible nor concise and interesting because it really doesn't stand out amidst all the gradient effects you've applied. The text is also delightfully bland and looks like you slapped it on top(Which you did). No flow intact, albeit there is depth(seeing the dragon looks miles away from distance) but that doesn't imply that it is a good aspect, which it isn't. It's also JPEG/JPG, which means an orgy of lovely blurring on the banner's part. Use PNG from now on.

Try again next time [=
That's weird. Except for remembering to put it in a different format, every other person I have showed it to has given it good reviews. I personally like it and don't plan on changing anything except possibly the file type :) But ty for your comments. Btw, the render is NOT supposed to stand out.

EDIT: I can't believe I forgot to add a comment for watergirl! :( Alrighty, it's good. Kirby kinda sticks out a little, which isn't exactly a bad thing since some people like images that pop out at you. I love how you did the border. The background is good, you might wanna add more to it, but that's just me--I like layering things, lol. :)

CandleJack
07-15-2009, 05:09 PM
I personally like it and don't plan on changing anything

Wrong attitude.

TayyabX
07-15-2009, 05:11 PM
That's weird. Except for remembering to put it in a different format, every other person I have showed it to has given it good reviews. I personally like it and don't plan on changing anything except possibly the file type :) But ty for your comments. Btw, the render is NOT supposed to stand out.

EDIT: I can't believe I forgot to add a comment for watergirl! :( Alrighty, it's good. Kirby kinda sticks out a little, which isn't exactly a bad thing since some people like images that pop out at you. I love how you did the border. The background is good, you might wanna add more to it, but that's just me--I like layering things, lol. :)

I have to agree with MSUK. Every other person you showed it to, they probably have no clue on how to properly critique it. watergirl2 just started banner making not that long ago and all she said was, "It looks very good, but its saved as JPG". There's no way you can improve just by changing the file type. ._.

Anyways, I suggest looking at some tutorials, if you use GIMP, go to GimpTalk (http://www.gimptalk.com/forum/users-submitted-gimp-tips-&-tutorials-f14.html). Try some out that are fairly detailed and easy to follow, and see how it goes. :P

Dragoness
07-15-2009, 05:25 PM
I have to agree with MSUK. Every other person you showed it to, they probably have no clue on how to properly critique it. watergirl2 just started banner making not that long ago and all she said was, "It looks very good, but its saved as JPG". There's no way you can improve just by changing the file type. ._.

Anyways, I suggest looking at some tutorials, if you use GIMP, go to GimpTalk (http://www.gimptalk.com/forum/users-submitted-gimp-tips-&-tutorials-f14.html). Try some out that are fairly detailed and easy to follow, and see how it goes. :P

Watergirl is not the only person I was referring to--I was referring to people in RL, one of which who's major is in art.

Ty guys, your comments gave me something to think about and are under consideration :) Have a good day.

Oh real quick, it doesn't matter, but here it is in its PNG (http://img204.imageshack.us/i/dragontest5.png/)format (vs. the JPG (http://img406.imageshack.us/i/dragontest5.jpg/) one)

:) Ty

Ahlat
07-15-2009, 08:23 PM
Watergirl is not the only person I was referring to--I was referring to people in RL, one of which who's major is in art.

Ty guys, your comments gave me something to think about and are under consideration :) Have a good day.

Oh real quick, it doesn't matter, but here it is in its PNG (http://img204.imageshack.us/i/dragontest5.png/)format (vs. the JPG (http://img406.imageshack.us/i/dragontest5.jpg/) one)

:) Ty
If you save a JPG and then you go save the same JPG image as PNG it won't cahnge. ;) That's why you should always save it as PSD/XCF and PNG

Dragoness
07-15-2009, 09:47 PM
If you save a JPG and then you go save the same JPG image as PNG it won't cahnge. ;) That's why you should always save it as PSD/XCF and PNG
I did :) I went back to the orig. XCF format and saved it from there as PNG. I didn't re-save from the JPG file.

Anyway, I don't want to take up much more space in this thread o.O So more signatures be posted! And reviews of them! And all that nice stuff :)

Anastasia-R
07-16-2009, 04:23 PM
The colors go really good togehter i just dont understand the little blue line that is on part of him, lol




It looks very good, but its saved as JPG



Can i have some comments on my signature pluhhezzee
Not bad, it's the render that just won't blend with the banner, but I like your flow. =o Also, might wanna fix those bright parts in the background. ;]

UGHHHH, I GOT AN UGLY BANNER.
http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/9264/test2o.png
Yeah sorry, I cutted the render out pretty bad. And this is a test. =P

Tombi
07-16-2009, 07:31 PM
I notice you're adding waaaay too much effects to renders lately. Maybe tone it down a little? <:

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss349/Tombi/batpants.png

BotW entry...

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss349/Tombi/abbbaaaatttthhh.png

And I attempted working with a grainy black-and-white image. C+CC on both pl0x?

Kayla Ann
07-16-2009, 11:06 PM
I notice you're adding waaaay too much effects to renders lately. Maybe tone it down a little? <:

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss349/Tombi/batpants.png

BotW entry...

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss349/Tombi/abbbaaaatttthhh.png

And I attempted working with a grainy black-and-white image. C+CC on both pl0x?

Im am sorry, but i am IN LOVE with the batman banner :hungry: X3.

But the Abbath banner, it could have a better light source.
Overall, they are pretty Pwnsome ;)

What do you guys think of my first Sprite banner?

http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww186/kaylaann6/ENTEI.png

TayyabX
07-16-2009, 11:36 PM
Im am sorry, but i am IN LOVE with the batman banner :hungry: X3.

But the Abbath banner, it could have a better light source.
Overall, they are pretty Pwnsome ;)

What do you guys think of my first Sprite banner?

http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww186/kaylaann6/ENTEI.png


The flow around Entei is good, but the background and effects ruin it. Change your technique, or at least stop imitating Ana's. It starts to ruin your banners, when it could be amazing without it. Anyways, the outside banner is useless, so get rid of that as well, and the text could change a bit because the colour looks odd. I also dislike the pixel-box backgrounds around Entei. It makes the C4D, or whatever you used on Entei, stick out a bit. Oh and the thing/clipmask in the top right corner isn't necessary. It makes it messy around there. The splatters near the left side of the banner look a bit cut off. A last thing to change would be to make Entei blend in a bit better. It looks pasted on, then a C4D right in front of it. Change that, and also move it a few pixels to the right.

EDIT: Oh, and try not to continuously use other people's styles. Your using mainly Ana's a lot, and a bit of Neo's for the outer border. Just because people like their banners doesn't mean that if you imitate their style, people will like yours. Everyone has a different technique, and people will still like your banner anyway.

Willow
07-16-2009, 11:58 PM
I have to agree I like it except for the stuff in the surronding it. I don't know how you guys do so much. The best I can do are the ones I have now.

miyoun
07-17-2009, 12:25 AM
@watergirl- It looks better blended, yes, but I would still try duplicating the render and smudging and/or blurring it to help it blend more into the background. That way it won't look as if you just copied and pasted it on. =] That could just be me though.

I've made a new banner sense I'm completely bored today. XD C+CC?

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/96/l_73e96ded574341cfa2a3635e259253fe.png

I don't like the random blue lines, but the rest looks amazing. Give me your skills! Please ;;
do i HAVE to rate with these new rules? or can i just comment?



c&cc (also tell me what looks better)

http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx307/rendermania/Louises%20Banners/SEARCHING.png

http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx307/rendermania/Louises%20Banners/SEARCHINGborder.png

WASBOREDOLOLOL

Lady Of The Lake
07-17-2009, 01:03 AM
I don't like the random blue lines, but the rest looks amazing. Give me your skills! Please ;;
do i HAVE to rate with these new rules? or can i just comment?



c&cc (also tell me what looks better)

http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx307/rendermania/Louises%20Banners/SEARCHING.png

http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx307/rendermania/Louises%20Banners/SEARCHINGborder.png

WASBOREDOLOLOL

The background looks very nice, i just dont know what the text says XD

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss85/jessah6229/starfy123.png Can i get some comments on this?

TayyabX
07-17-2009, 01:08 AM
The background looks very nice, i just dont know what the text says XD

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss85/jessah6229/starfy123.png Can i get some comments on this?

Render doesn't flow in, and sticks out too much. The background looks like it was just a bunch of brushes or a huge stock with a script to make the lines go inward.

Seriously, have you even taken in the advice people gave you?

miyoun
07-17-2009, 01:18 AM
The background looks very nice, i just dont know what the text says XD

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss85/jessah6229/starfy123.png Can i get some comments on this?

iirc "Searching for you"

Debated against English/Korean.

Big banner, not a nice stock...:[

Daughter of Mew
07-17-2009, 06:28 PM
I don't like the random blue lines, but the rest looks amazing. Give me your skills! Please ;;
do i HAVE to rate with these new rules? or can i just comment?



c&cc (also tell me what looks better)

http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx307/rendermania/Louises%20Banners/SEARCHING.png

http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx307/rendermania/Louises%20Banners/SEARCHINGborder.png

WASBOREDOLOLOL

It's pretty, I like the way the effects aren't that flashy but add to the banner, the light beams work well with the forest. You could have done more with the text, though. Oh, I'm going with the one with a border for which looks better.

http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll88/Daughter_of_Mew/Banners/Other/shadowth2.png

I have a Shadow the Hedgehog obsession at the moment. D;

Anastasia-R
07-17-2009, 06:30 PM
It's pretty, I like the way the effects aren't that flashy but add to the banner, the light beams work well with the forest. You could have done more with the text, though. Oh, I'm going with the one with a border for which looks better.

http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll88/Daughter_of_Mew/Banners/Other/shadowth2.png

I have a Shadow the Hedgehog obsession at the moment. D;

The red/yellow cloud thing at the side (lower left) kinda looks un-needed. =[ I thinks it's pretty good other then that.

miyoun
07-17-2009, 07:48 PM
It's pretty, I like the way the effects aren't that flashy but add to the banner, the light beams work well with the forest. You could have done more with the text, though. Oh, I'm going with the one with a border for which looks better.

http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll88/Daughter_of_Mew/Banners/Other/shadowth2.png

I have a Shadow the Hedgehog obsession at the moment. D;

I can see you put a focus on the gun, but I think you should've focused Shadow himself a bit more too. He's a tad blurry. He fades too much into the background, but I don't know if you were going for that or not. If you were, ignore that comment.
n_n
I like it though.

I didn't add the light beams, I made them stand out a bit more using gradient maps.
b>japanese fonts.

I only have korean fonts, and I'm not good at fonts. Though I am welcome to all the help I can get about them.

and I made this with Photoshop CS4
http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx307/rendermania/Louises%20Banners/BLACKROCKSHOOTERbanner.png

Anastasia-R
07-17-2009, 07:55 PM
I can see you put a focus on the gun, but I think you should've focused Shadow himself a bit more too. He's a tad blurry. He fades too much into the background, but I don't know if you were going for that or not. If you were, ignore that comment.
n_n
I like it though.

I didn't add the light beams, I made them stand out a bit more using gradient maps.
b>japanese fonts.

I only have korean fonts, and I'm not good at fonts. Though I am welcome to all the help I can get about them.

and I made this with Photoshop CS4
http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx307/rendermania/Louises%20Banners/BLACKROCKSHOOTERbanner.png
I think that's cool. ;]

It's the flow that confuses me, that's all. >..o; And the text looks oddly placed, but over all, I like the color theme to it. =]

I was gonna make a banner of that later. XD

miyoun
07-17-2009, 07:59 PM
I think that's cool. ;]

It's the flow that confuses me, that's all. >..o; And the text looks oddly placed, but over all, I like the color theme to it. =]

I was gonna make a banner of that later. XD

Thank you.

Haha, I was playing about and thats how it turned out, though I quite like it.

I have a over 250 Stock images and a few renders of BLACK ROCK SHOOTER if you want them :D

edit: i seriously need help with text though.

fullmetal
07-17-2009, 08:04 PM
The flow around Entei is good, but the background and effects ruin it. Change your technique, or at least stop imitating Ana's. It starts to ruin your banners, when it could be amazing without it. Anyways, the outside banner is useless, so get rid of that as well, and the text could change a bit because the colour looks odd. I also dislike the pixel-box backgrounds around Entei. It makes the C4D, or whatever you used on Entei, stick out a bit. Oh and the thing/clipmask in the top right corner isn't necessary. It makes it messy around there. The splatters near the left side of the banner look a bit cut off. A last thing to change would be to make Entei blend in a bit better. It looks pasted on, then a C4D right in front of it. Change that, and also move it a few pixels to the right.

EDIT: Oh, and try not to continuously use other people's styles. Your using mainly Ana's a lot, and a bit of Neo's for the outer border. Just because people like their banners doesn't mean that if you imitate their style, people will like yours. Everyone has a different technique, and people will still like your banner anyway.

I love you :3

Tombi
07-17-2009, 09:09 PM
What do you guys think of my first Sprite banner?

http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww186/kaylaann6/ENTEI.png

That's odd. I made my first sprite banner yesterday, too. In my gallery for anyone who wants to see... though I may as well post it here.

For the crits...

@Ruiizu-bozu: The flow is aaaaallll over the place. Try to go in one diection in a sig. The text is weird, but it's not too bad.

@DoM: Sorta dark, and I don't understand where the focal's meant to be.

Here's the sprite banner I was talking about...

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss349/Tombi/jshdhf894.png

... and here's one I made just now.

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss349/Tombi/burning.png

Crits pl0x?

Anastasia-R
07-17-2009, 09:43 PM
That's odd. I made my first sprite banner yesterday, too. In my gallery for anyone who wants to see... though I may as well post it here.

For the crits...

@Ruiizu-bozu: The flow is aaaaallll over the place. Try to go in one diection in a sig. The text is weird, but it's not too bad.

@DoM: Sorta dark, and I don't understand where the focal's meant to be.

Here's the sprite banner I was talking about...

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss349/Tombi/jshdhf894.png

... and here's one I made just now.

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss349/Tombi/burning.png

Crits pl0x?
The sprite banner bothers me for some reason. =\ The shapes or whatever with the colors behind the sprite, just ... I dunno, doesn't go with it. Green? Green with pinks/reds, blacks, and oranges? =o It sticks out. Something about it, just doesn't make me like as much as your other work, but I can't tell what. DX

TayyabX
07-18-2009, 03:24 AM
I love you :3

I love you too :3

@Tombi; The sprite banner needs work. The smudging looks kind of off, because there's smudging everywhere. Also, the green in the background clashes horribly with the red/orange in the other parts. Try to change it. One last thing would be to change how Infernape flows/blends in with the entire banner. The smudging around Infernape makes it look odd expecially the red fire/thing on the right side of Infernape, just where his arm goes up.

@@Speaking of sprite banners, here was my entry for last weeks BOTW.

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee140/TayyabX/abstractsprite.png
text sucks. i know. just live with it. :|

miyoun
07-18-2009, 02:37 PM
@@Speaking of sprite banners, here was my entry for last weeks BOTW.

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee140/TayyabX/abstractsprite.png
text sucks. i know. just live with it. :|

I like the simplicity. But I noticed one part of the background (on the circle) wasn't blurred like the rest and somehow my attention was on that.

But yeah, I like it. n_n

TayyabX
07-18-2009, 04:32 PM
I like the simplicity. But I noticed one part of the background (on the circle) wasn't blurred like the rest and somehow my attention was on that.

But yeah, I like it. n_n

That circle was blurred to da max. :x
I'll see later if I can try blurring it more, but thanks. ;D

Mitsuzo-kun
07-18-2009, 04:53 PM
I think she means this bit, Tayyab.

http://i32.tinypic.com/2vxlh7m.png

And I agree with Lou, but other than that it's really nice. :3

miyoun
07-18-2009, 04:57 PM
I think she means this bit, Tayyab.

http://i32.tinypic.com/2vxlh7m.png

And I agree with Lou, but other than that it's really nice. :3

That part is exactly what I meant. xD

Don't call me Lou though. petpeeeeeeeeve

IT REALLY GRINDS MY GEARS

TayyabX
07-18-2009, 06:30 PM
That part is exactly what I meant. xD

Don't call me Lou though. petpeeeeeeeeve

IT REALLY GRINDS MY GEARS

Sorry LouRuiizu. I thought you mean the whole circle. :x
I'll fix that once I get my GIMP working later. :o

@Thanks Necro. :3

miyoun
07-18-2009, 06:47 PM
I just need to learn how to explain what I mean with words.

And call me Louise if you like. I'm getting a name change next chance I get. ㅇㅅㅇ

Orthar
07-19-2009, 06:15 PM
To the banner above me: It all fits together rather nicely, and there's really no mistakes I can find in it. However, any comment from me is almost worthless, since I have very little graphics experience to begin with.

Louise has made another account. I knew it was you.

My first banner in Photoshop, pretty much just a clusterf--wait I can't say that here.

http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k351/FOURR3AL/Thor1.png

miyoun
07-19-2009, 06:18 PM
Louise has made another account. I knew it was you.

Read the date on this account. May 2005
Ryan unbanned me.
noob.

Orthar
07-19-2009, 06:22 PM
Read the date on this account. May 2005
Ryan unbanned me.
noob.

:(

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p52/KamuiSyvil/owned-demotivational-poster-1231179.jpg

Anastasia-R
07-19-2009, 06:27 PM
Louise has made another account. I knew it was you.

My first banner in Photoshop, pretty much just a clusterf--wait I can't say that here.

http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k351/FOURR3AL/Thor1.png

Hey, not bad. I mean, a first banner, it's really good. =] I might suggest add some text, but not a lot of banners need that. ^..^; Still not bad.

Edit ;; Oh wait, you didn't follow the rules. Give comments/CC to someone above your post

Hatchet
07-20-2009, 02:21 AM
To the banner above me: It all fits together rather nicely, and there's really no mistakes I can find in it. However, any comment from me is almost worthless, since I have very little graphics experience to begin with.

Louise has made another account. I knew it was you.

My first banner in Photoshop, pretty much just a clusterf--wait I can't say that here.

http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k351/FOURR3AL/Thor1.png

'Tis good. Only thing I find missing is text, but as Ana stated not all banners need it. I still really like it though. :3

Okay guys. This is my first ever banner. Ever. 'Twas on GIMP.

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x107/Gogeta5214/LedianBanner4-1.png?t=1248052293

Lady Of The Lake
07-20-2009, 02:25 AM
'Tis good. Only thing I find missing is text, but as Ana stated not all banners need it. I still really like it though. :3

Okay guys. This is my first ever banner. Ever. 'Twas on GIMP.

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x107/Gogeta5214/LedianBanner4-1.png?t=1248052293

Well to me it looks very good. But according to others My opinion dosnn't matter because im a begginer. haha lol but I THINK IT LOOKS GOOD.'

Go ahead and comment on my banner, i was tryying some random stuff

TayyabX
07-20-2009, 02:46 AM
Well to me it looks very good. But according to others My opinion dosnn't matter because im a begginer. haha lol but I THINK IT LOOKS GOOD.'

Go ahead and comment on my banner, i was tryying some random stuff

Your flow is off from your banner. The C4D's also look a bit grainy. Did you save the banner as a .jpg?
The render is also choppy in a few area's, and needs to blend in more with the background. It also seems a bit bland, because all you did was add a/some C4D(s) on a black background, pasted in your render, and made two gradient bars go overhead of the render.
Try to work on the flow of the render, and the background more.

I highly suggest tutorials. I've done so already, but you disregard the tutorials I post for you. :|

Orthar
07-20-2009, 03:29 AM
@Tay: Your signature. It is epic, and done very well. I enjoy the effect that you put on Master Chief's left side.

I'd like comments/crits on my signature. It was simple little stock banner I put together, messing around with a few map gradients and lighting.

fefe31619
07-20-2009, 03:44 AM
Pk: it seems a bit too simple, I think adding more effects around the background should be nice. LOVE the text though.


Well people, once again I left Pe2k doing no graphic art. So once again I'm making warmups, this time I decided to try to resize the stock image without greatly harming the background. I had to try to blend in the right part cause I screwed up, heh.

If you can find out who this character is, your a Death Note Fan.

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s140/fefe31619/BB.png

Hoshika
07-20-2009, 05:50 AM
Pk: it seems a bit too simple, I think adding more effects around the background should be nice. LOVE the text though.


Well people, once again I left Pe2k doing no graphic art. So once again I'm making warmups, this time I decided to try to resize the stock image without greatly harming the background. I had to try to blend in the right part cause I screwed up, heh.

If you can find out who this character is, your a Death Note Fan.

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s140/fefe31619/BB.png

Isn't L's color supposed to be blue, though? :x

Kayla Ann
07-20-2009, 02:44 PM
Pk: it seems a bit too simple, I think adding more effects around the background should be nice. LOVE the text though.


Well people, once again I left Pe2k doing no graphic art. So once again I'm making warmups, this time I decided to try to resize the stock image without greatly harming the background. I had to try to blend in the right part cause I screwed up, heh.

If you can find out who this character is, your a Death Note Fan.

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s140/fefe31619/BB.png

L?
I like it :D It has a nice flow.
And the color scheme matches.
Keep up the good work XD.

Can i have C+C on my sig banner?

Oxygen
07-20-2009, 02:50 PM
L?
I like it :D It has a nice flow.
And the color scheme matches.
Keep up the good work XD.

Can i have C+C on my sig banner?

It's good. It flow's nicely, and has a cool effect. A bit of the white looks a bit wrong/wonky, but nevermind.

I made this within a few minutes.

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/2391/jaredg.gif

It's Jared Leto from the band 30 Seconds to Mars. "It's a beautiful lie," Is a line from their song "Beautiful Lie."

shadowpichu
07-20-2009, 02:58 PM
hey this maybe kinda rubbish but i just made it really quickly
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj90/humzybumzy/gren.png

Kayla Ann
07-20-2009, 02:59 PM
Umm. No one will comment on yours pichu.
Becuase you didnt comment on Politoeds.

shadowpichu
07-20-2009, 03:05 PM
oh sorry i didnt know i had to
i like it
i like the way the bacground contrasts with the caracter

Anastasia-R
07-20-2009, 03:06 PM
Umm. No one will comment on yours pichu.
Becuase you didnt comment on Politoeds.

It doesn't have to be just Politoed, just any post before shadowpichu.

Kayla Ann
07-20-2009, 03:36 PM
hey this maybe kinda rubbish but i just made it really quickly
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj90/humzybumzy/gren.png

The Background doesnt match, And the text is covering the image( which IMO i dont like).
and the text color doesnt match. I dont see a flow either.
It still needs some work.
but not that bad for a first banner.

What do you guys think of my first smudging banner?
http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww186/kaylaann6/udgingbanner.png

iReign
07-20-2009, 03:41 PM
The Background doesnt match, And the text is covering the image( which IMO i dont like).
and the text color doesnt match. I dont see a flow either.
It still needs some work.
but not that bad for a first banner.

What do you guys think of my first smudging banner?
http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww186/kaylaann6/udgingbanner.png

Eh, you add a C4D as your background and then pasted a render on. I think you attempted to smudge, but the results aren't exactly pretty. To be honest it just looks like you overlayed some grunge brushes. Experiment with different smudge setting and such.

shadowpichu
07-20-2009, 05:38 PM
thanks for the critisism
i really dont know how to use gimp much but ill look at more tutorials
your kakashi banner is awesome
one thing i noticed about it is that kakashi's sharingan is on his other eye

TayyabX
07-20-2009, 10:44 PM
The Background doesnt match, And the text is covering the image( which IMO i dont like).
and the text color doesnt match. I dont see a flow either.
It still needs some work.
but not that bad for a first banner.

What do you guys think of my first smudging banner?
http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww186/kaylaann6/udgingbanner.png

Work on your smudging. Your smudge settings seems way off. What brush + settings did you use for it?
Anyways, the background needs work on, just like Reign said. It looks rushed, and it's hard to see what it really is, because you used some grungy brushes all over it, and set it to overlay/soft light/etc. Even the lighting is off from the bottom. Change all of those, and try to make the render flow in with a better background, and try giving it a gradient map to see how it looks. Oh, and the noise filter you used, try making it blend in more, with other techniques, because now it's clearly visible, and ruins the entire signature in my opinion. Smudge it or something with different settings, and change the layer option, and decrease the opacity a bit.
Oh, and the border is uneven at the bottom, unless you tried to do some weird shadow technique, change it or get rid of it.

iReign suggested using different smudging techniques, and I think so too. At your stage, you don't really need tutorials, but because you've said that was your first smudged banner, try looking at one or two to see how that person in the tutorial did their smudges, but try your own techniques for it for later banners you make.

Willow
07-20-2009, 11:01 PM
hey this maybe kinda rubbish but i just made it really quickly
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj90/humzybumzy/gren.png
To me it doesn't really look like a banner. It is too square(and too tall to be used in this forum anyway) and the image doesn't blend into the background well, making it look like didn't spend much time on it. I would try blurring the edges to make it blend. If you make it 300x150(height)(a more normal demension for a banner) the words would be to big, so i wouldn't mind seeing them smaller in the right corner. you were very ambtious for your first time. keep it up. I want to see more from you.

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/2391/jaredg.gif

I like it but I wish the words blend better. They feel very harsh, I guess you could say it halts the flow.

Dragoness
07-21-2009, 12:18 AM
@Kayla: I like it. The smudging goes a little to far for my tastes though. Could add a little less smudging/brushing to his fingers. I'd listen to iReign and Tay on this--you did alright on it, but maybe play 'round with the brushes/settings a bit.
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Okay, this is my first real attempt at playing with this new style. I saw the same kind of style on a tut, but I edited it 'round a little...maybe a lot, lol. Depends on who you ask. C+C on this please, gentle, but helpful--I am a sensitive person :P lol. Not sure if the tech. brushes really go with the render or not and Paine (the render) may need some smudging, tho I'm still working on that...
http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/2301/testingpaine.png

Hoshika
07-21-2009, 12:28 AM
http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/2301/testingpaine.png

I seem to keep finding myself staring at the bottom-left corner of the left half of the banner.

Looking at the edges of the banner is frustrating for me, since it's so blurry. Do you mind linking the tutorial so I can see what they did, too?

And personally, I would've used a blue background, not purple. Some parts of the render are blue, so I'd prefer this kind of blue, or something close to it (probably lighter or duller). :\

Dragoness
07-21-2009, 12:36 AM
I seem to keep finding myself staring at the bottom-left corner of the left half of the banner.

Looking at the edges of the banner is frustrating for me, since it's so blurry. Do you mind linking the tutorial so I can see what they did, too?

And personally, I would've used a blue background, not purple. Some parts of the render are blue, so I'd prefer this kind of blue, or something close to it (probably lighter or duller). :\
I see what you mean. The brushing there stands out a little. I can fix that, I believe. As for the blue background, I can see that working. Kinda liked the blurred edges though.

I will link you the tut, but I wanna point something out: I didn't totally like his image and I was not going to copy it bit by bit, so I edited it somewhat. So my image is--on purpose--a little bit different from his. I don't want to do something exactly like the one he did *shrug* Just me, lol. I will work on the banner some more, in the meantime, more C+C is welcome:

Here ya go: http://board.monstersgame.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=15793

Willow
07-21-2009, 12:38 AM
I like the concept alot. But I also like a harsher border on my banners. To me the amount of blurry in the border distracts the eye from paine. I really like the tech looking background. I really want to learn to do that too.

Hoshika
07-21-2009, 12:41 AM
I will link you the tut, but I wanna point something out: I didn't totally like his image and I was not going to copy it bit by bit, so I edited it somewhat. So my image is--on purpose--a little bit different from his. I don't want to do something exactly like the one he did *shrug* Just me, lol.

I see, I see. I'm not a big fan of drop shadows, actually... and I'm not a big fan of blurs, either. I'd tell you to make the borders a little more crisp, but that's probably not what you're going for. :I

There's also that empty space in the bottom-right corner of the banner. Wanna fill that up with the character's name or something? The space makes the right side of the banner feel really shrinky.

miyoun
07-21-2009, 12:57 AM
Okay, this is my first real attempt at playing with this new style. I saw the same kind of style on a tut, but I edited it 'round a little...maybe a lot, lol. Depends on who you ask. C+C on this please, gentle, but helpful--I am a sensitive person :P lol. Not sure if the tech. brushes really go with the render or not and Paine (the render) may need some smudging, tho I'm still working on that...
http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/2301/testingpaine.png
this
I agree with Hoshika on this one.
Maybe a duller slightly darker blue background. It'd fit Paine a lot better (or a dull grey, but that would make your banner look icky because trust me, Paine does not suit a grayscale theme.

I like the style. Sharpen both renders a bit more, they'd stand out a bit more, especially the one on the right. It looks too blurry and I don't focus my attention on it at all.
It's very nice though.

playing around with gradient maps.
c&c. please dont be harsh :[
http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx307/rendermania/Louises%20Banners/CHIBIUSAPEGASUSbanner.png
:x

edit: lol its too big for my sig, FML

edit: it is such an OLD picture, when I shrunk it less it actually messed up the picture.

Hoshika
07-21-2009, 01:04 AM
LOL DRAGONESS I DIDN'T SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE


http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx307/rendermania/Louises%20Banners/CHIBIUSAPEGASUSbanner.png

KISSING

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

I think it would look better if the colors were more saturated. It's sort of boring to look at. :\

miyoun
07-21-2009, 01:11 AM
LOL DRAGONESS I DIDN'T SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE



KISSING

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

I think it would look better if the colors were more saturated. It's sort of boring to look at. :\

More saturated you say?

One sec.

http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx307/rendermania/Louises%20Banners/CHIBIUSAPEGASUS2.png
like that?

Hoshika
07-21-2009, 01:19 AM
Yeah, it's easier on my eyes now. :P

Dragoness
07-21-2009, 01:22 AM
@Hosh: Didn't see what I did where? :)
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@Ruii: I'd just finished this one when I saw your post about working on sharpening them. The right one I cannot "fix" very well b/c the render itself was fuzzy--I didn't blue/smudge it at all. I can see 'bout a new render tho.

I like what you did to edit your image. The saturation helps it stand out more and the brushing you used at the edges flows (at least to me) rather well. It looks kinda okay w/out a border, but I'd still try and add one--not the one you had before, where the upper edges were really thick. Something else, thinner. The first border was a little bit of a distraction.
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Edited image of Paine, took away a bit, added a bit, ect:

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/8420/anothertest6.png

miyoun
07-21-2009, 01:34 AM
Hm, what do you mean about the render?

I have that very same 2 renders (on my computer), and mine are fine when sharpened.

Blue background works much better, it's just the render needs sharpened.
I still like it :>


edit: Dragoness, I didn't do any brushing, it's apart of the background. I have the stock here if you wish for it.
And thank you :]

Dragoness
07-21-2009, 01:36 AM
Hm, what do you mean about the render?

I have that very same 2 renders (on my computer), and mine are fine when sharpened.

Blue background works much better, it's just the render needs sharpened.
I still like it :>


edit: Dragoness, I didn't do any brushing, it's apart of the background. I have the stock here if you wish for it.
And thank you :]
I can/am trying to sharpen it now, but the render itself is fuzzy. Not the left hand one, but the small right one.

Here is the render I decided to use: http://planetrenders.net/renders/displayimage.php?pos=-6484

That is what I mean by "fuzzy" :)

And ty for your advice and for saying you like it :D If I can't get it to un-fuzz, I may just change renders...besides, the right leg fading into nothing can be a tad annoying.

miyoun
07-21-2009, 01:40 AM
I've seen a better version of that render somewhere else. I can go hunt it down if you like.
Hm.

That's not good for a render, whoever rendered that was stupid for blurring all around it.


Stock image I used :x (http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx307/rendermania/DigikSM4_3435.jpg)




edit: woah this render has dissapeared off the face of google FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

Dragoness
07-21-2009, 01:58 AM
I've seen a better version of that render somewhere else. I can go hunt it down if you like.
Hm.

That's not good for a render, whoever rendered that was stupid for blurring all around it.


Stock image I used :x (http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx307/rendermania/DigikSM4_3435.jpg)




edit: woah this render has dissapeared off the face of google FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
That image looks pretty. I really can see--and like--the chnages you made to concerning the color. I prob. wouldn't have thought to add that tiny bit of yellow in between the two faces o.O you're inventive.

As for the render. Lol @ google and ty for trying to find it for me, Ruii. I'll work on a different render. In the meantime, more C+C on this is welcome.
http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/8420/anothertest6.png

miyoun
07-21-2009, 02:08 AM
That image looks pretty. I really can see--and like--the chnages you made to concerning the color. I prob. wouldn't have thought to add that tiny bit of yellow in between the two faces o.O you're inventive.

As for the render. Lol @ google and ty for trying to find it for me, Ruii. I'll work on a different render. In the meantime, more C+C is welcome.

All I did was a black and white gradiant map and an orange and purple one :P
And saturated it a bit like Hoshika suggested. xD

Good luck on the renders though.

Willow
07-21-2009, 02:50 AM
Hey Guys. I Finally decided to make a banner of my own. Well I have been making my own banners. But the ones in my sig were all done on picnik.com. I decide to do my own on gimp. I just downloaded my first gimp brushes and did this. This is my first ever that I combined all the different elements instead of just editing a picture and adding a border. I hope you all like it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/aqonix/cynbad.jpg

Anastasia-R
07-21-2009, 03:07 AM
Hey Guys. I Finally decided to make a banner of my own. Well I have been making my own banners. But the ones in my sig were all done on picnik.com. I decide to do my own on gimp. I just downloaded my first gimp brushes and did this. This is my first ever that I combined all the different elements instead of just editing a picture and adding a border. I hope you all like it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/aqonix/cynbad.jpg
1.) Just like "Rate the Sig above you" And "Rate the avatar above you", you have to comment some above your post. AT LEAST ONE PERSON to receive comments and criticism on your banner/tag/sig
If you don't follow the rule, we're allowed to ignore you. =[

Hoshika
07-21-2009, 03:12 AM
If you don't follow the rule, we're allowed to ignore you. =[

The previous banners have been practically criticized to death, though. :I

Anastasia-R
07-21-2009, 03:17 AM
The previous banners have been practically criticized to death, though. :I

Well, you guys didn't have to, if the member didn't criticized on other people's work. =x The posts could have been ignored. And if the member asks why no one have criticism, then someone can explain the rule.

Willow
07-21-2009, 03:22 AM
Um and I did actually all ready give dragoness some feed back before. I really have nothing more to say. But I do like the color change.

miyoun
07-21-2009, 03:26 AM
Willow, never save as a jpq.

That's all I gotta say.

miyoun
07-21-2009, 03:34 AM
ALWAYS save as a png.

It's like an unwritten rule.

jpg's loose quality one save after another.
pngs dont.

I'm pretty sure everyone else here will agree with me.


edit: you have to comment/crit in the post with your image in it.

Willow
07-21-2009, 03:35 AM
What should I save it as? like gif. why?



Well, you guys didn't have to, if the member didn't criticized on other people's work. =x The posts could have been ignored. And if the member asks why no one have criticism, then someone can explain the rule.

I did.

To me it doesn't really look like a banner. It is too square(and too tall to be used in this forum anyway) and the image doesn't blend into the background well, making it look like didn't spend much time on it. I would try blurring the edges to make it blend. If you make it 300x150(height)(a more normal demension for a banner) the words would be to big, so i wouldn't mind seeing them smaller in the right corner. you were very ambtious for your first time. keep it up. I want to see more from you.



I like it but I wish the words blend better. They feel very harsh, I guess you could say it halts the flow.

I like the concept alot. But I also like a harsher border on my banners. To me the amount of blurry in the border distracts the eye from paine. I really like the tech looking background. I really want to learn to do that too.

Do these count for nothing. those are from the last three before Ruiizu.

he didn't double post. sorry.

miyoun
07-21-2009, 03:39 AM
once again.

I'm a girl.

:l

and why did you delete your post? that was pointless. now it looks like i doubled.

Willow
07-21-2009, 03:41 AM
So my edit would show up like a new post, since I edited in my argument of how I already had CnC others work before.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/aqonix/cynbad-1.png

here it is as a png. if that I still haven't sufficiently commented on others. I guess I will have to wait to get mine critiqued till some one else posts.

Dragoness
07-21-2009, 08:16 AM
So my edit would show up like a new post, since I edited in my argument of how I already had CnC others work before.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/aqonix/cynbad-1.png

here it is as a png. if that I still haven't sufficiently commented on others. I guess I will have to wait to get mine critiqued till some one else posts.

This is your first "real" banner you say? Using GIMP and stuff...SWEET! The colors go well with the render and the text is good.

Not sure what exactly to say as for improving it...maybe add a little more depth to it. It looks good, but since you asked for C+C, I looked at it for something to improve. And to me--personally--a little more depth would be nice.

Btw, what font did you use for "Cyndaquil"? I think I know the name, but to be sure...:)

Oxygen
07-21-2009, 08:36 AM
It's good. It flow's nicely, and has a cool effect. A bit of the white looks a bit wrong/wonky, but nevermind.

I made this within a few minutes.

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/2391/jaredg.gif

It's Jared Leto from the band 30 Seconds to Mars. "It's a beautiful lie," Is a line from their song "Beautiful Lie."

I want to see if I could get any more C+C for this?

Willow
07-21-2009, 04:00 PM
Dragoness: I used bleeding cowboys(I'm really not sure why it is call that). And what do you mean by depth?

Politoed: Um since you want more. I have to say I like having a border. To me it adds a finished look to a piece. The words: I still feel they look a little harsh compare to the rest of the piece. I would go for a softer or more whimsical font. The left side also feels a little empty. Gving you eye no reason to go over there except for the harsh font. You might think about adding some more to look at to draw you eye across the banner, left to right, ending on the guys face. this will create better flow. I really like the glows and the the balls of light. It is very whimsical, which I love. it looks very well done.(to me at least, just a lowly eyeball user)

I would also still love some more feedback

Hey Guys. I Finally decided to make a banner of my own. Well I have been making my own banners. But the ones in my sig were all done on picnik.com. I decide to do my own on gimp. I just downloaded my first gimp brushes and did this. This is my first ever that I combined all the different elements instead of just editing a picture and adding a border. I hope you all like it.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/aqonix/cynbad-1.png

Edit: Actually I made a new one I think this one is better.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/aqonix/growl.png

Orthar
07-22-2009, 11:51 AM
Dragoness: I used bleeding cowboys(I'm really not sure why it is call that). And what do you mean by depth?

Politoed: Um since you want more. I have to say I like having a border. To me it adds a finished look to a piece. The words: I still feel they look a little harsh compare to the rest of the piece. I would go for a softer or more whimsical font. The left side also feels a little empty. Gving you eye no reason to go over there except for the harsh font. You might think about adding some more to look at to draw you eye across the banner, left to right, ending on the guys face. this will create better flow. I really like the glows and the the balls of light. It is very whimsical, which I love. it looks very well done.(to me at least, just a lowly eyeball user)

I would also still love some more feedback



Edit: Actually I made a new one I think this one is better.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/aqonix/growl.png

Improvements:

Text – Eh, it's still popping out at me even after you tried to cover it up. Maybe change the color/hue a little bit so it's blending in with the background of the banner more.
Flow – It all seems a little bit random, with no actual direction. I have no idea what direction the banner flows in, because it's going in every which way.
Render – The render really pops out of the background. Once again, you might want to consider doing some more blending or changing the color of the render to match your background.
Color theme/colors – It's red with one big white spot right next to the render. That's what I keep staring at, that one white spot.

Positives:
The focal point – The banner kind of makes a hole where you put the render, so I'm looking at the render with the banner.

Suggestions:
Render – Change the color of the render or the background so that it blends better.
Text – Change the color of the text to blend it a bit more, and then add some effects to it to kind of make it pop. Put white, in your face text in the middle of a red background with all of these effects behind it sort of clash.
Flow – If you choose to re-do this banner, I'd create it with the flow of the background in mind. You don't want one color to be dominate in the whole banner, except for one area. That will make that one area pop out, and look a little bit odd.

I definitely did not use the review that Ana did in the CnC thread as a form.

fefe31619
07-22-2009, 12:20 PM
Dragoness: I used bleeding cowboys(I'm really not sure why it is call that). And what do you mean by depth?

Politoed: Um since you want more. I have to say I like having a border. To me it adds a finished look to a piece. The words: I still feel they look a little harsh compare to the rest of the piece. I would go for a softer or more whimsical font. The left side also feels a little empty. Gving you eye no reason to go over there except for the harsh font. You might think about adding some more to look at to draw you eye across the banner, left to right, ending on the guys face. this will create better flow. I really like the glows and the the balls of light. It is very whimsical, which I love. it looks very well done.(to me at least, just a lowly eyeball user)

I would also still love some more feedback



Edit: Actually I made a new one I think this one is better.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/aqonix/growl.png
I think PK said all that is needed to say, I do think that the text should be a bit more unseen cause it feels popped-out to me.

A simple trick I used in past days of GIMP was to Alpha-to-select the render layer, selection>feather the image by 12 I think, cant remember, invert, then press clear once or twice which should "blend" it a little. There is better ways to do it but I always liked doing it like that.
Another way is by smudging too.

Still looking for C+CC on my sig. And just to add, If you did not read Death Note:Another Note, The BB murder files. You never saw "This" version of L.

Just Leo
07-22-2009, 03:37 PM
I think PK said all that is needed to say, I do think that the text should be a bit more unseen cause it feels popped-out to me.

A simple trick I used in past days of GIMP was to Alpha-to-select the render layer, selection>feather the image by 12 I think, cant remember, invert, then press clear once or twice which should "blend" it a little. There is better ways to do it but I always liked doing it like that.
Another way is by smudging too.

Still looking for C+CC on my sig. And just to add, If you did not read Death Note:Another Note, The BB murder files. You never saw "This" version of L.

@fefe- The red letters ‘L.A.B.B.’ really command my eyes to focus there after I’ve looked at the right-to-left of the banner (If that made sense). It’s the focal of the banner for me, and it takes away from the overall banner, imo. If that is what you were going for, awesome! Though, if not, maybe tone the red down into a duller red? I also think the black smudging(?) at the bottom corners is distracting the flow. You start at one of them, see the other and jump to it, and finally finish looking at the banner. You could try to go with a not so big smudge area, or maybe, taking out the right-hand corner one out altogether.

I've made a banner...out of sheer boredom. o-o' I need some C+CC on it, because I don't think I like it.

http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/102/l_37e7850a12424bec819108dc0a80fbe9.png

shadowpichu
07-22-2009, 03:48 PM
that growlithe one is awesome

Willow
07-22-2009, 04:44 PM
@fefe- The red letters ‘L.A.B.B.’ really command my eyes to focus there after I’ve looked at the right-to-left of the banner (If that made sense). It’s the focal of the banner for me, and it takes away from the overall banner, imo. If that is what you were going for, awesome! Though, if not, maybe tone the red down into a duller red? I also think the black smudging(?) at the bottom corners is distracting the flow. You start at one of them, see the other and jump to it, and finally finish looking at the banner. You could try to go with a not so big smudge area, or maybe, taking out the right-hand corner one out altogether.

I've made a banner...out of sheer boredom. o-o' I need some C+CC on it, because I don't think I like it.

http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/102/l_37e7850a12424bec819108dc0a80fbe9.png

I actually really like this banner.

Text - The text it bold but not to bold. That is hurts the eyes or halts flow it takes the focal from the girl.
Flow - The flow is good imo also. You go back between the writing and the girl. Then as you look more are brought around the banner by the subtle render.
Focal - The focal is good. For me it is the girl then you flow left to the text. Creating a little of a dual focal.
Depth - This is where you may be lacking a little. I kinda want a little more depth. It kind of girl with funny face. then done.(I'm obviously not the good at this either, but you depth is better then mine so you still win)
Color - I really think the White w/ purple pop works for this banner, and continuing out in the border.

Overall I do enjoying looking at this piece of work. Sorry working of better CnCs.

Lady Of The Lake
07-22-2009, 04:54 PM
@fefe- The red letters ‘L.A.B.B.’ really command my eyes to focus there after I’ve looked at the right-to-left of the banner (If that made sense). It’s the focal of the banner for me, and it takes away from the overall banner, imo. If that is what you were going for, awesome! Though, if not, maybe tone the red down into a duller red? I also think the black smudging(?) at the bottom corners is distracting the flow. You start at one of them, see the other and jump to it, and finally finish looking at the banner. You could try to go with a not so big smudge area, or maybe, taking out the right-hand corner one out altogether.

I've made a banner...out of sheer boredom. o-o' I need some C+CC on it, because I don't think I like it.

http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/102/l_37e7850a12424bec819108dc0a80fbe9.png


Willow basicly covered it all but in my personal opinion i think it looks quite nice :D Its also very pink, it attracts my eyes ♥

Any comments on my signature,

Willow
07-22-2009, 05:09 PM
Willow basicly covered it all but in my personal opinion i think it looks quite nice :D Its also very pink, it attracts my eyes ♥

Any comments on my signature,
Actually no, not really. I really like it did you put the cloud behind it yourself.

I like the depth created by the boys expression. I like the focal created by the lack of color well anything really in the background. The blue in my opinion is prefect for these banner. and the clouds make just enough interest in the background to make it not matter nothing else is going on back there.

I think this banner is prefect.

Oh thanks to everyone for you CnC. I think I know how to improve now.

Lady Of The Lake
07-22-2009, 05:51 PM
Actually no, not really. I really like it did you put the cloud behind it yourself.

I like the depth created by the boys expression. I like the focal created by the lack of color well anything really in the background. The blue in my opinion is prefect for these banner. and the clouds make just enough interest in the background to make it not matter nothing else is going on back there.

I think this banner is prefect.

Oh thanks to everyone for you CnC. I think I know how to improve now.

yeah i used a bunch of diffrent cloud brushes and stuff. FOr it,

Willow
07-22-2009, 08:29 PM
I like the depth created by the boys expression. I like the focal created on the boy by the lack of well anything really in the background. The blue in my opinion is prefect for this banner. And the clouds make just enough interest in the background to make it not matter nothing else is going on back there.

This is the CnC I did for Lady of The Lake before me.(I did some for Just Leo Too) So I don't break the rules.

Okay I know I made a lot of banners lately, but I am trying to improve. I decided to take the stock from the set stock contest and make a banner. For me This was a big challenge(since it did just have a white background. If you look at the past two I did, I think this is a huge improvement. i feel like this one flows better. CnC please.

Stock (http://www.nautiljon.com/images/perso/grandes/Bleach/kuchiki_rukia.jpg)

Banner:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/aqonix/bannercopy.png

Edit: Lol, even looking at it now. I already have things I want to do to it, to make it better.

TayyabX
07-22-2009, 08:29 PM
Just brushes? Pfft. <_<

It's lacking, well anything, between the space of the clouds. All you have is a render pasted on a background you made, and that render is all the way to the left side. It needs to fill up that empty space, otherwise resize the banner to make it slightly shorter in length. The background is well done, but the area with all those clouds on the right side of the banner looks messy. Try to erase some. Oh and the border needs to go. Inner 1px white border + outer 1px black border ruins it.

It's alright, just needs a few adjustments, but it's too simple.

EDIT: And because Willow just posted a few seconds after me, I'll CnC his banner.

Stock is blurry as hell. Sharpen it, or find another similar, but sharper stock. There's no flow at all. It just looks like a whole bunch of brushes placed around your "stock". Another problem I find is, the brushes you used were black and white, when you have your focal in colour, which kind of clashes with the contrast on the brushes. Like I said to watergirl, those borders fail. Hard. Change it nao. <3

I suggest trying something with fewer brushes, a bit more flow and depth, change of stock, and a bit more colour. Oh and like I said before, border must die. <3

You said it was a huge improvement, but to be honest, it didn't seem like much. I prefer the previous two banners you made.

Willow
07-22-2009, 08:38 PM
Edit: Sad face. hmm. I can try to sharpen the stock. I don't know where they got it so finding a new one is difficult. idk, I like the color with the black and white. i don't feel it clashes but I will try to cut down the messiness.

TayyabX
07-22-2009, 08:44 PM
Whoa, could you try to go a little easier on me. This is my third banner ever. Iit's really good for me.

"It's lacking, well anything, between the space of the clouds. All you have is a render pasted on a background you made, and that render is all the way to the left side."

I don't know what you mean by this. What should I do to make it better. And I agree with you about the messiness. I think I will make another of this.


Uhhh... your CnC is after the EDIT. Watergirls is before the EDIT.
:3
And meh, I can't go easy, for manly men don't go easy on noobs. <3
EDIT: Oh and contrast isn't colour. It's the tone of the colour, (dark or light).

Willow
07-22-2009, 08:46 PM
It is so confusing because no one agrees with each other on what is wrong and that makes it really hard to decide how to fix things and improve. I think I will go checkout some tutorials to get more ideas.

miyoun
07-22-2009, 09:00 PM
Edit: Sad face. hmm. I can try to sharpen the stock. I don't know where they got it so finding a new one is difficult. idk, I like the color with the black and white. i don't feel it clashes but I will try to cut down the messiness.

I have a lot of Rukia renders.

Willow
07-22-2009, 09:06 PM
See. i am trying to do it like the contest, where you have to use that stock and make it awesome. also what does render refer to. like base image or like what? I have been confued about this for a while.

Dragoness
07-22-2009, 09:22 PM
See. i am trying to do it like the contest, where you have to use that stock and make it awesome. also what does render refer to. like base image or like what? I have been confued about this for a while.
A render is the image you use for your photo. This (http://www.planetrenders.net/) is a site chuck full of renders, if you want an example. Paine (girl in my sig) is a render from that site :D

Lady Of The Lake
07-22-2009, 09:23 PM
This is the CnC I did for Lady of The Lake before me.(I did some for Just Leo Too) So I don't break the rules.

Okay I know I made a lot of banners lately, but I am trying to improve. I decided to take the stock from the set stock contest and make a banner. For me This was a big challenge(since it did just have a white background. If you look at the past two I did, I think this is a huge improvement. i feel like this one flows better. CnC please.

Stock (http://www.nautiljon.com/images/perso/grandes/Bleach/kuchiki_rukia.jpg)

Banner:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/aqonix/bannercopy.png

Edit: Lol, even looking at it now. I already have things I want to do to it, to make it better.

In the banner there is thoose pluses, and I personaly dont like them :/


Can i get comments on my sprite banner

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss85/jessah6229/spritebanner.png

I know that the splatters are mesyy, im still working on it and without the splatters it looks plain, any suggestions??
I like the hexagons it looks nice, but there is alot of them.

TayyabX
07-22-2009, 09:33 PM
In the banner there is thoose pluses, and I personaly dont like them :/


Can i get comments on my sprite banner

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss85/jessah6229/spritebanner.png

I know that the splatters are mesyy, im still working on it and without the splatters it looks plain, any suggestions??
I like the hexagons it looks nice, but there is alot of them.

Read the CnC Guide (http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/forum/showthread.php?t=99330). <_<

Anyways, really bad and rushed. It looks like you used some stock for the background, pasted a sprite on, and spammed splatter brushes all over it.
I suggest using clipmasks for the splatters, and you need more work on the flow, and background. Well practically everything for this banner.
Look over a tutorial for a sprite banner, because it's hard to tell you what to change, because then it's practically everything.

Hihi
07-22-2009, 10:01 PM
This is the CnC I did for Lady of The Lake before me.(I did some for Just Leo Too) So I don't break the rules.

Okay I know I made a lot of banners lately, but I am trying to improve. I decided to take the stock from the set stock contest and make a banner. For me This was a big challenge(since it did just have a white background. If you look at the past two I did, I think this is a huge improvement. i feel like this one flows better. CnC please.

Stock (http://www.nautiljon.com/images/perso/grandes/Bleach/kuchiki_rukia.jpg)

Banner:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/aqonix/bannercopy.png

Edit: Lol, even looking at it now. I already have things I want to do to it, to make it better.

Well, i don't know what to think of this, really. xD I think the background and Rukia don't go very well together. However, i think that you should cover Rukia up, ad put another, more fitting render in. THe background can be really cool on it's own or with a more techno-like render. :) All in all, i think that the background has potential, but Rukia kinda ruins it. :tongue: Compared to your other stuff though, i don't see an improvement :( Sorry. But i'd like to see a new, improved banner with your bg. :D

In the banner there is thoose pluses, and I personaly dont like them :/


Can i get comments on my sprite banner

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss85/jessah6229/spritebanner.png

I know that the splatters are mesyy, im still working on it and without the splatters it looks plain, any suggestions??
I like the hexagons it looks nice, but there is alot of them.

What can i say? a sprite on top of some splatters and a bg isn't a banner. I like the BG, i guess. Not much else to say. sorry if i sound harsh. D:

I experimented a bit for BoTW, and i can't say i'm proud of the outcome. D:
http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab312/BaiHi/Graphics/Kingslime.png
Srsly, this tag is fail. D: I've done better... CnC please?

miyoun
07-22-2009, 10:12 PM
I experimented a bit for BoTW, and i can't say i'm proud of the outcome. D:
http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab312/BaiHi/Graphics/Kingslime.png
Srsly, this tag is fail. D: I've done better... CnC please?
Brighten King Slime.

Maybe add in Slime Shoes somewhere. :P

Didn't knew you played Maple.

TayyabX
07-22-2009, 10:13 PM
I experimented a bit for BoTW, and i can't say i'm proud of the outcome. D:
http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab312/BaiHi/Graphics/Kingslime.png
Srsly, this tag is fail. D: I've done better... CnC please?

Sprite doesn't flow at all, and it's blurry. Text is too simple, and slightly clashes with the background, and the ear/stem? (I know it's from MapleStory, but I don't know that blobs name :[), of the sprite. Lighting from the sprite and background don't match.

Try to change those, and make the sprite less blurry, or lower the effects and make the sprite itself flow in the background, whether covering up some area's to blend in or w/e, but anything to make it flow. Also the background could change around a bit, because it seems like it's all brushes which kill some parts of the background.

Though the sprite seems a little big, now that I think about it. You may want to find a smaller version. :x

miyoun
07-22-2009, 10:17 PM
Though the sprite seems a little big, now that I think about it. You may want to find a smaller version. :x

That is the actual size of KING Slime.

TayyabX
07-22-2009, 10:18 PM
That is the actual size of KING Slime.

sh-
I'm sorry I doubted him. :[

Just Leo
07-22-2009, 10:32 PM
I experimented a bit for BoTW, and i can't say i'm proud of the outcome. D:
http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab312/BaiHi/Graphics/Kingslime.png
Srsly, this tag is fail. D: I've done better... CnC please?

@Hihi- Um, I really wouldn't know what to say to this, but it looks completely green. I barely notice the black towards the edges or the text itself. To me, it looks like you made a BG, pasted on your render, then applied a green gradient map and left it as that. ^^; Maybe try changing the style and opictacy of the gradient map, to try and let the other colors come out more.

I like the text, but it seems a little plain to me. I really don't know what to tell you to make it better, but I just thought of pointing that out. ^^;


Now...

OMGFAIL. u.u I made an ugleh banner! D:
I dunno how to make it better either.
Help? D:

http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/80/l_4a2495eaf53749bead4f63e5b4904905.png

TayyabX
07-22-2009, 10:38 PM
@Hihi- Um, I really wouldn't know what to say to this, but it looks completely green. I barely notice the black towards the edges or the text itself. To me, it looks like you made a BG, pasted on your render, then applied a green gradient map and left it as that. ^^; Maybe try changing the style and opictacy of the gradient map, to try and let the other colors come out more.

I like the text, but it seems a little plain to me. I really don't know what to tell you to make it better, but I just thought of pointing that out. ^^;


Now...

OMGFAIL. u.u I made an ugleh banner! D:
I dunno how to make it better either.
Help? D:

http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/80/l_4a2495eaf53749bead4f63e5b4904905.png

Path lines are useless in the banner you just made. There's no need for them. I suggest getting rid of them. Your lighting is off, and needs to change, and so does your background. Don't use brushes for the background. There's plenty of other ways, ones that will work for your background. Your renders are blurry, or overdodged with light or simply pasted on, duplicated, and layer option was changed. Try to change that, and make it flow in better. Text seems too plain and just pasted on. Try something like a clipmask for the text and see how it goes. Border needs to shrink a little, because it's a bit big for the standard widescreen borders.

I think you could also use a splatter clipmask, because I think it would fit in with your banner you made. Try it and see how it goes.

Tombi
07-22-2009, 11:25 PM
@Hihi- Um, I really wouldn't know what to say to this, but it looks completely green. I barely notice the black towards the edges or the text itself. To me, it looks like you made a BG, pasted on your render, then applied a green gradient map and left it as that. ^^; Maybe try changing the style and opictacy of the gradient map, to try and let the other colors come out more.

I like the text, but it seems a little plain to me. I really don't know what to tell you to make it better, but I just thought of pointing that out. ^^;


Now...

OMGFAIL. u.u I made an ugleh banner! D:
I dunno how to make it better either.
Help? D:

http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/80/l_4a2495eaf53749bead4f63e5b4904905.png

The renders don't blend at all. Looks like a Ctrl + V job to me. The pen tool lines help it in no way and they totally mess up the already messy flow. =/

http://i29.tinypic.com/2cmq29.png

Second sprite banner. C+CC?

My banners go crap when I'm in a bad mood...

Orthar
07-23-2009, 12:10 AM
@Cait:

The sprite itself doesn't look all that good, which really throws off the banner. I mean you've got a pretty good background made there, and then a sprite just sort of thrown in there for the hell of it. Maybe enlarge the sprite a bit so it fills up a tad more of the canvas, and see if you can get rid of the jagged lines that are surrounding the sprite.

OR

Choose a different sprite that won't give you those jagged edges?

Dragoness
07-23-2009, 12:41 AM
The renders don't blend at all. Looks like a Ctrl + V job to me. The pen tool lines help it in no way and they totally mess up the already messy flow. =/

http://i29.tinypic.com/2cmq29.png

Second sprite banner. C+CC?

My banners go crap when I'm in a bad mood...

Well, Pain pretty much said it. The background looks like a random, but pretty background. The sprite matches the colors, but it doesn't seem to blend with the background. It does look like it was thrown in. Not a bad banner, but I'd play around with it some more. The white line to the right of the sprite doesn't look like it really belongs there. I do like the border and the light source though, you did that bit pretty well :happy:

C+C on this, please? Not sure if she is to revealing for this forum or not--I have seen other sigs with girls like this in them, so I didn't think so. If you want me too though, I'll remove this banner *shrug*
http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/3813/fairymultiply3.png

Render is from here. (http://planetrenders.net/renders/displayimage.php?pos=-27554)

Willow
07-23-2009, 08:43 AM
Hmm. This banner is okay.

Text - It feel pasted on to me. I want it to be a little more interesting.
Depth - This banner feel lacking in the area. There is much to keep my eye interested in it.
The Colors- The colors work good together, but there are so mant in the background that it makes it feels messy.

Edit: I am making an entry to the banner contest and I want your opinon. Is that allowed? If it is what do you think I could do to improve these. I have save from three different times in the process.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/aqonix/charftw4.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/aqonix/charftw5.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/aqonix/charftw6.png

Is there anything you hate? Is there anything that I could do? I could also start over.

Dragoness
07-23-2009, 08:57 AM
Hmm. This banner is okay.

Text - It feel pasted on to me. I want it to be a little more interesting.
Depth - This banner feel lacking in the area. There is much to keep my eye interested in it.
The Colors- The colors work good together, but there are so mant in the background that it makes it feels messy.

Edit: I am making an entry to the banner contest and I want your opinon. Is that allowed? If it is what do you think I could do to improve these. I have save from three different times in the process.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/aqonix/charftw4.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/aqonix/charftw5.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/aqonix/charftw6.png

Is there anything you hate? Is there anything that I could do? I could also start over.
Ty for your advice. I'll work on that. In the meantime, (more) C+C from people is welcome.
-
I am not an expert on what Sprite banners should look like, so I could be wrong when I say this (and if I am, please feel free to correct me!): The background is good, the text is fine, but blowing up Charizard makes him a little to fuzzy IMO. It looks good overall and perhaps it's "okay" to have a really fuzzy Sprite for some sprite banners, but IMO it takes away from the banner as a whole. The colors work well and it blends fairly well, except for the fuzzy Pokemon.

Advice: First one doesn't have so much pixel to it, so I do like that of all three of them. I suggest you keep it as a reserve for the contest and in the meantime, experiment with a copy of it. Try and see if you can get Charizard less fuzzy or perhaps play with different styles and see if you can get him smaller, yet still have a good banner.

Hihi
07-23-2009, 02:20 PM
Hmm. This banner is okay.

Text - It feel pasted on to me. I want it to be a little more interesting.
Depth - This banner feel lacking in the area. There is much to keep my eye interested in it.
The Colors- The colors work good together, but there are so mant in the background that it makes it feels messy.

Edit: I am making an entry to the banner contest and I want your opinon. Is that allowed? If it is what do you think I could do to improve these. I have save from three different times in the process.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/aqonix/charftw4.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/aqonix/charftw5.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/aqonix/charftw6.png

Is there anything you hate? Is there anything that I could do? I could also start over.

I like most of it. However, in a sprite banner, it's best to use the sprite original size imo, because otherwise it looks extremely pixelated. I suggest, like dragoness said, using this as a reserve and experimenting in the mean time. Maybe lower the opacity and gaussian blur charizard, and add a smaller sprite somewhere. :P

Well, here's mine. X)

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii248/jelloHi/Giiratiina.png

CnC please?

shadowpichu
07-23-2009, 02:29 PM
hi people
just leo, i love you kh2 banner
and i made this in 10 mins:
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj90/humzybumzy/fgh.png
also can some one give me a tutorial
on how to make cool text on GIMP
and how to make and add cool graphics on it and graphic backgrounds for GIMP

Willow
07-23-2009, 04:06 PM
That you very much you guys and actually charizard is completely unfuzzy.( blew up that sprite pixel by pixel. I am going to work on another verison of the blown up sprite today that is gonna be less pixalated but i kind like the play on pixelation.

Shadow pichu: Look up gimp brushes. and go to dafont.com. that have really good brushes out there that you can use to make a cool background, and dafont has fonts that you really don't have to mess with at all and they are all really cool.

And do you really want CnC on that?

If so I would say get a lightning brushes gimp for gimp(search for gimp brushes) so the storm looks more real and use a different background color/ or font color. they sererly clash with each other. The arceus look pretty good but try to use some other effects/brushes to blend when in to the whole better. There is no flow or depth.

http://www.noupe.com/gimp-brushes/1000-free-high-resolution-gimp-brushes.html
for the brushes. look up how to install them.

shadowpichu
07-23-2009, 04:50 PM
thanks for the advise

Willow
07-23-2009, 06:48 PM
Oh btw, you are supposed to give CnC before you ask for advice also. I probably should have ignore you. Just saying because I get in trouble also.

Can I use the CnC I gave to Shadowpichu as payment for some more of your thoughts.

Okay here is a duzy. I have three somewhat different banner and I need you opinon of the best parts of each. I can mix and match everything from all of them. Also anything I should change or take out from all of them is good to.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/aqonix/charftw6.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/aqonix/Charmaybe.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/aqonix/Charmaybe2.png

Dragoness
07-23-2009, 10:27 PM
Oh btw, you are supposed to give CnC before you ask for advice also. I probably should have ignore you. Just saying because I get in trouble also.

Can I use the CnC I gave to Shadowpichu as payment for some more of your thoughts.

Okay here is a duzy. I have three somewhat different banner and I need you opinon of the best parts of each. I can mix and match everything from all of them. Also anything I should change or take out from all of them is good to.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/aqonix/charftw6.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/aqonix/Charmaybe.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/aqonix/Charmaybe2.png
I like the third, less pixal-ed version of Charlizard. I also like the text, but that small, second sprite of him seems a little distracting. Might wanna work on that. Colors, text and background are okay, but I'd work on that little guy to the side. Might wanna try and un-pixel Charizard some more too, but that's just IMO.
--
Some C+C on this, please?

http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/5273/mewmewtwo.png

camds
07-23-2009, 10:41 PM
What do you think?

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k224/CAMDS/bwaahahah.png

Lady Of The Lake
07-23-2009, 10:49 PM
What do you think?

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k224/CAMDS/bwaahahah.png

You must C+CC on someone elses banner, before you ask for C+CC on your banner Sorry ;|

Anastasia-R
07-23-2009, 10:52 PM
What do you think?

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k224/CAMDS/bwaahahah.png

1.) Just like "Rate the Sig above you" And "Rate the avatar above you", you have to comment some above your post. AT LEAST ONE PERSON to receive comments and criticism on your banner/tag/sig

* If the person above you has not rated the banner above their post, then you can feel free to ignore their post as if it didnít exist, and rate the banner that they failed to rate. ;o

People gotta remember this. o..o;

camds
07-23-2009, 10:56 PM
Oh my, I totally forgot, My bad, well...The banner that WAS above me,
The colours are faded and well presented, but make sure not to overcomplicate
your signatures with strange and abstract shapes since some
people just like a simple square. Other than that, wonderfull.

Dragoness
07-23-2009, 11:24 PM
Oh my, I totally forgot, My bad, well...The banner that WAS above me,
The colours are faded and well presented, but make sure not to overcomplicate
your signatures with strange and abstract shapes since some
people just like a simple square. Other than that, wonderfull.
Was that on my siggy or on this?

http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/5273/mewmewtwo.png

C+C is still welcome on it since I'm not sure if it was already C+Ced...
--
As for your banner...

It does have some depth and the zig-zag lines aren't that bad. The render sticks out from the background--which some people like, while others don't--but it looks like there is a shadow around the text. Don't really like that.

It's kinda hard for me to give a lot of C+C on this b/c I like it as it, except for the shadows. The only other thing I could say is I don't see an obvious point of flow--upwards, to the sides or sticking out at you? Idk...

miyoun
07-24-2009, 02:27 AM
What do you think?

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k224/CAMDS/bwaahahah.png

Scanlines, in my opinion, should never be OVER your focal point. It makes your render ugly then throws off your banner.

my BOTW entry
http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx307/rendermania/Louises%20Banners/firstspritebanner.png
c&c
dont be too harsh, i didn't know what to do with it.

TayyabX
07-24-2009, 02:41 AM
Scanlines, in my opinion, should never be OVER your focal point. It makes your render ugly then throws off your banner.

my BOTW entry
http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx307/rendermania/Louises%20Banners/firstspritebanner.png
c&c
dont be too harsh, i didn't know what to do with it.

Uber bright.

I think you should tone it down, and add a bit of blue, so it matches your sprite.
It's hard to criticize on your background, because I can't really see it properly. :[
Text needs to change colour or tone, because it's bairly visible. :o
Your sprite needs to flow in her direction. She's going up, but the blur thing behind her is going straight out of the sig, like a pop-up. I don't really like the plain black border around the larger sprite. I don't know what you could change with that. Sorry. D=

I could CnC more, but I think you should make those changes first. ;x

Hihi
07-24-2009, 03:00 AM
Scanlines, in my opinion, should never be OVER your focal point. It makes your render ugly then throws off your banner.

my BOTW entry
http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx307/rendermania/Louises%20Banners/firstspritebanner.png
c&c
dont be too harsh, i didn't know what to do with it.

It's nice, but it's really bright.
Also, there is a large space between the sprite and the face.
The bg might work better if it were darker...
It has potential, but needs improvements.

Here's my new sprite banners.
http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab312/BaiHi/Graphics/Pert.png
http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab312/BaiHi/Graphics/Palkia.png

C+C Please. :)

miyoun
07-24-2009, 03:03 AM
Uber bright.

I think you should tone it down, and add a bit of blue, so it matches your sprite.
It's hard to criticize on your background, because I can't really see it properly. :[
Text needs to change colour or tone, because it's bairly visible. :o
Your sprite needs to flow in her direction. She's going up, but the blur thing behind her is going straight out of the sig, like a pop-up. I don't really like the plain black border around the larger sprite. I don't know what you could change with that. Sorry. D=

I could CnC more, but I think you should make those changes first. ;x
i'll do that when i wake up, thank you :]
im not too sure on the blue though. but i'll give it a go

It's nice, but it's really bright.
Also, there is a large space between the sprite and the face.
The bg might work better if it were darker...
It has potential, but needs improvements.
i actually have a hidden layer that made it darker but i debated to myself about it since it would ruin the smaller sprite.

thnaks you too,
off to sleep now

Willow
07-24-2009, 03:09 AM
Okay the Slime banner actually looks worse. Now it looks like a cut and paste. it needs more depth. Maybe some effects or brushes.

The Palkia on the other hand looks good. My only complaints are that I wish the palkia was just a little more visible and that the background was a little less mess, some of the swirl are conflicts with eachother. I don't like the swirls that are furthest back.

Isaac8296
07-24-2009, 07:58 AM
http://i31.tinypic.com/2yp0ndj.jpg

Okay this could probably be my worst tag i've ever made... CnC please :)

Tombi
07-24-2009, 04:27 PM
http://i31.tinypic.com/2yp0ndj.jpg

Okay this could probably be my worst tag i've ever made... CnC please :)

It seems the focal is sort of.. all over the place. There's too much going on and makes me feel a little overwhelmed. The text is completely in the wrong place. Move it over, make it smaller and do not add a glow. There's way too much brightness in the first place.
There is also no depth or a light source. I don't know if that was deliberate but whatever. Make the edges darker to bring out the robot thing a bit more and blur the parts further away. Sharpen the tag a little to make it crisper and nicer on the eyes.

Now...

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss349/Tombi/penggg.png

Probably the worst attempt at adding text ever, and I know it's too bright. xD; I was talking to MSUK on MSN all like 'HELP ME. THE RIBBON IS DESTROYING MY TEXT. WHAT SHALL I DO. HELP ME.'

C+CC pl0x.

TayyabX
07-25-2009, 01:28 AM
It seems the focal is sort of.. all over the place. There's too much going on and makes me feel a little overwhelmed. The text is completely in the wrong place. Move it over, make it smaller and do not add a glow. There's way too much brightness in the first place.
There is also no depth or a light source. I don't know if that was deliberate but whatever. Make the edges darker to bring out the robot thing a bit more and blur the parts further away. Sharpen the tag a little to make it crisper and nicer on the eyes.

Now...

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss349/Tombi/penggg.png

Probably the worst attempt at adding text ever, and I know it's too bright. xD; I was talking to MSUK on MSN all like 'HELP ME. THE RIBBON IS DESTROYING MY TEXT. WHAT SHALL I DO. HELP ME.'

C+CC pl0x.

Not bad, but yeah, I agree as well that the text doesn't seem to "fit", and the light source is bright. D=

Well... let's see. The first thing you need to change is the light source. Lower it a fair bit. The area's where the "ribbons"? are blurred, they seem to be really blurred, and just before it, it gets uber sharpened. I think you need to blur or sharpen the those area's because the depth doesn't match. It's hard to explain in words, where I'm talking about. D=
You could probably get rid of the text, but if you want to keep it, try erasing the parts that go over the ribbon, so it looks like it goes through.
Oh and the triangle thing in the bottom left corner, it seems kind of... disturbing to me. It doesn't seem to match the tag. I don't know what you could do there, but I'm not in the mood to CnC any more today. :[

--
Second ever Photoshop banner and BOTW entry.
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee140/TayyabX/ZumaSpriteTayyabX.png
CnC pl0x. :[

Anastasia-R
07-26-2009, 05:53 PM
Not bad, but yeah, I agree as well that the text doesn't seem to "fit", and the light source is bright. D=

Well... let's see. The first thing you need to change is the light source. Lower it a fair bit. The area's where the "ribbons"? are blurred, they seem to be really blurred, and just before it, it gets uber sharpened. I think you need to blur or sharpen the those area's because the depth doesn't match. It's hard to explain in words, where I'm talking about. D=
You could probably get rid of the text, but if you want to keep it, try erasing the parts that go over the ribbon, so it looks like it goes through.
Oh and the triangle thing in the bottom left corner, it seems kind of... disturbing to me. It doesn't seem to match the tag. I don't know what you could do there, but I'm not in the mood to CnC any more today. :[

--
Second ever Photoshop banner and BOTW entry.
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee140/TayyabX/ZumaSpriteTayyabX.png
CnC pl0x. :[
Very interesting, I must say.
Hmm, good theme color to it as well. The text is nice (even though I wish I knew what it said. =x), but I think the text should be placed somewhere else. Maybe on the right side, where most of the grey is. I'm thinking there's three focal points, but either way, I think it's still interesting. Maybe a border should be added, but, not every banner needs one. ^..^

*works on own entry*

shadowpichu
07-26-2009, 05:55 PM
It seems the focal is sort of.. all over the place. There's too much going on and makes me feel a little overwhelmed. The text is completely in the wrong place. Move it over, make it smaller and do not add a glow. There's way too much brightness in the first place.
There is also no depth or a light source. I don't know if that was deliberate but whatever. Make the edges darker to bring out the robot thing a bit more and blur the parts further away. Sharpen the tag a little to make it crisper and nicer on the eyes.

Now...

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss349/Tombi/penggg.png

Probably the worst attempt at adding text ever, and I know it's too bright. xD; I was talking to MSUK on MSN all like 'HELP ME. THE RIBBON IS DESTROYING MY TEXT. WHAT SHALL I DO. HELP ME.'

C+CC pl0x.


As usual tombi i love your banners and i see you named it peng lol funny
i like the pink
now to show you my banner
its a bit tacky :
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj90/humzybumzy/SuperStock_1527R-574014.jpg
please comment

Anastasia-R
07-26-2009, 06:07 PM
As usual tombi i love your banners and i see you named it peng lol funny
i like the pink
now to show you my banner
its a bit tacky :
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj90/humzybumzy/SuperStock_1527R-574014.jpg
please comment
Eh, lets see here. Also, I think I see a logo on that c4d. =o

The render looks pasted on. The text is plain, and needs more improvement. Try another color or something. The border/yellow color doesn't look like it matches with the c4d. It looks like the c4d was paste on and parts were cut off. Ehh, lots more to improve on. Add some depth, focal point, improve on the text and render. Ha, well that's all I got. XD Also, good color theme.

shadowpichu
07-27-2009, 08:58 AM
isaac your c4d is great and your text is amazing tayyab how do you make those small graphics

my c4d was a bit rubbish so i smudged it to get all the white parts not visible
so here it is :
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj90/humzybumzy/jiggly.png

please comment
but not tooo harsh

camds
07-27-2009, 12:58 PM
isaac your c4d is great and your text is amazing tayyab how do you make those small graphics

my c4d was a bit rubbish so i smudged it to get all the white parts not visible
so here it is :
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj90/humzybumzy/jiggly.png

please comment
but not tooo harsh

The Jigglypuff looks like you have pasted it, then smudged it to make
it fit better with the background, If you did, Bad Idea. The white parts
around the jigglypuff are even more noticable, The text is rather plain, And I think
you need to experiment with C4d's a bit, Add more to this, there is no Depth.

miyoun
07-28-2009, 12:41 AM
http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx307/rendermania/Louises%20Banners/FIRSTVECTOR.png

tutorial i used (http://animerender.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=35130)

was bored.
don't be harshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
c&c

:T

edit: yeah i need work with the pen tool, so dont bring it up.
i'm using a laptop pad mouse since I lost the mouse.
actually.
i've used the touchpad for all of my graphics. :[

my c4d was a bit rubbish so i smudged it to get all the white parts not visible
so here it is :
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj90/humzybumzy/jiggly.png

please comment
but not tooo harsh
c4d does not mean stock or render (which is what you're Jigglypuff is, a stock or a render).
just a handy tip :P

the text doesn't match and you can use brushes to cover up the white parts on jigglypuff. you made it more noticible. :[
try different brushes, filters, gradients and the like. :]
you use gimp yes?
i have tutorials on my favourites from when i used gimp if you would like to see them :o

shadowpichu
07-28-2009, 05:07 PM
yes i use gimp
wheres your tutorial
ive been trying to find one


edit: sorry the tutorial doesnt work :eek:
hey ruuizi your banner is awesome comepared to mine
i know my jiggly puff was quite crappy i hope this one is better:
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj90/humzybumzy/espeon.png

pretty plain but i think its an improvement

XaiakuX
07-29-2009, 02:30 PM
yes i use gimp
wheres your tutorial
ive been trying to find one


edit: sorry the tutorial doesnt work :eek:
hey ruuizi your banner is awesome comepared to mine
i know my jiggly puff was quite crappy i hope this one is better:
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj90/humzybumzy/espeon.png

pretty plain but i think its an improvement

Well if your hunting for Banner Tutorials, then I recommend that you go here (http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/forum/showthread.php?t=98216), because she is the best banner artist that I know, and theres even GIMP tuts from WWotS. Best place in my mind for some good banner tutorials.

As for your shiny espeon banner, there's really nothing I can say for it without sounding incredibly harsh and seeming like a jerk in the process. But this has nothing to do with you as a banner artist, just myself as an extremely harsh critic. I can say that I like your choice of shiny espeon, though, nice pokemon.

Now! People of the graphics realm! FEAR THE INCREDIBLE X-KUN!
http://i32.tinypic.com/zme92e.jpg
Comments more than Crits, just because I wasnt being at all serious about it. xD

shadowpichu
07-29-2009, 02:52 PM
is that supposed to mean you like it
or you dont like it
ill take the harsh critisism

Tombi
07-29-2009, 04:11 PM
Now! People of the graphics realm! FEAR THE INCREDIBLE X-KUN!
http://i32.tinypic.com/zme92e.jpg
Comments more than Crits, just because I wasnt being at all serious about it. xD

It's hilarious.

I love it.

xD

XaiakuX
07-29-2009, 04:15 PM
is that supposed to mean you like it
or you dont like it
ill take the harsh critisism

Well I'll give you basic stuff, try to ease your burden. You lack the one thing that every banner should ever have, and that is a border. Without that it's just no good. And also a C4D that makes up for all that blank space and adds dimensions to your banner. If you cant find one with the right colors, adjust the color settings. Also, a background other than black, try making it more like a color that blends well with green, like maybe purple? Finally, a light source, which is as simple as taking a soft white brush with a lowered opacity to one corner, and then using a black brush to the opposite. Then if you choose, set it to overlay. Last time I said this, I confused the person. I would simply just suggest the link that I gave you in my last post. Just in case what I said is too confusing for you.

miyoun
07-30-2009, 12:49 AM
Tombi and WWOTS's tutorials aren't that great with someone who doesn't understand the basics. Something that could take 2 minutes would take ages for someone who doesn't know.

GIMPTalk (http://www.gimptalk.com/forum/gimp-tutorials-and-tips-f8.html-sid=eef03bc9c6a2ad0d310e88c2ead43655) is your bestbet for a total beginner.

Gem N Ems
07-30-2009, 03:09 AM
yes i use gimp
wheres your tutorial
ive been trying to find one


edit: sorry the tutorial doesnt work :eek:
hey ruuizi your banner is awesome comepared to mine
i know my jiggly puff was quite crappy i hope this one is better:
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj90/humzybumzy/espeon.png

pretty plain but i think its an improvement

Okay, I'm gonna be nice and give you a good friendly critic. :3

First off, gotta love Espeon. Now I see that for the background it's just black. That's it. Black. You really have to mix some colours around a bit instead of just a plain bold colour that people will look at once and go 'Oh, okay' and then move on. For that Espeon, I'd suggest either a purple or blue background. Colours that contrast are always good, but you don't want to go for something like red and blue, because that causes blindingness. x__x

Okay, now for Espeon. The placement isn't all that good. The little sprite I would've acually moved higher up, because it looks like it's kinda falling out of the banner if you see what I mean. And the Espeon behind it. :o Well that one needs to be lowered in opacity at least. It takes away from the focal of the image which I assume should be the sprite, yes? Because you've upsized it and put it directly next to the other Espeon really makes it look like it's overtaking things. Also, you just resized that tiny sprite, didn't you? One thing you should never do is make a smaller image larger! That just gets messy.

And light source. I don't see a light source here. Where's the depth? Having no light source makes a banner look flat and plain. Having Espeon's gem glow would've been a really good thing to do, but I understand that you're a beginner, so I won't go into that. =D

The text isn't too bad, but a more noticable colour would have been better. Since that Espeon is green, maybe green text would have suited it more? Of course, the text colour would change with the background used. It's also good to have a nice variety of fonts to use when making banners. I suggest a lovely site called www.dafont.com because it has a really good selection. Espeon always seems like tha graceful type to me, so I would've gone with a fancy kind of font, not the bolded shadow one.

Maybe a border would have been good too?

That's all from me, so I hope I didn't overwhelm you. ^^;

shadowpichu
07-30-2009, 03:17 AM
dude ts ok i liked you advice the most :
its not harsh etc
but i was wandering about the opacity?
how do you do it
yh i know the colour contrast was pretty crap
i make to many banners all crap but then every one was saying test out brushes
welll i gave it ago and here you go:

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj90/humzybumzy/shadowpch.png

Gem N Ems
07-30-2009, 03:32 AM
dude ts ok i liked you advice the most :
its not harsh etc
but i was wandering about the opacity?
how do you do it
yh i know the colour contrast was pretty crap
i make to many banners all crap but then every one was saying test out brushes
welll i gave it ago and here you go:

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj90/humzybumzy/shadowpch.png

Opacity, huh? Well I noticed you use GIMP, and I don't, so I'm not sure how you'd do that in GIMP, sorry. ^^;

But I have to say this banner is definitely an improvement from the last one. Way to go!

The background's looking a lot more interesting now, and it's not just one colour. Good! It's a little pixelated, I see, but at least there's depth and a light source. You were playing around with brushes, right? Coolies~ It's always great to play around with brushes. =D I like the white and black border you did, but a black pixel border would look really good around the outside of that banner.

Riolu's placement's fairly good, too! But it still looks a little flat, like maybe it was just placed there for some odd reason. Maybe try adding a drop shadow behind it, or something? Or a glow...that might make it stand out more. The only problem I have here are those big black lines you have streaking across your banner. They look a bit out of place, to be honest. So maybe try removing them.

The text is looking good. I see you've taken my advice. The blue text balances well with Riolu, but it's still a little hard to see on the background. Either adding a dark drop shadow or a stroke to the text would make it stand out more, or even a glow as I suggested for Riolu.

I can see you're getting better. n__n

shadowpichu
07-30-2009, 03:39 AM
yay finally what ive been waiting for
some good critisism lol
thanks =D
i kinda liked the lines and yh i agree with the glow on the text and the riolu

Lady Of The Lake
07-30-2009, 03:50 AM
dude ts ok i liked you advice the most :
its not harsh etc
but i was wandering about the opacity?
how do you do it
yh i know the colour contrast was pretty crap
i make to many banners all crap but then every one was saying test out brushes
welll i gave it ago and here you go:

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj90/humzybumzy/shadowpch.png



I Personally think that it is the best banner i have seen that you have made. :D Congrats!

The Text goes good with the render but it is sort of plain, and kind of hard to see.

I like how the colors all kind of go with Riolu, the white borders thing looks good but I see a line like on Riolu, this is just my opinion but I personally like it when the render doesn’t have anything like overlapping it. Just my opinion
I sort of don’t know what flow is but I don’t think there is a flow.
As for the Espion on, it is never a good idea to Blow up a pixel image. I would recommend instead of blowing up a sprite you could have used a render and maybe colorized it to look kind of shiny,
But anyway you’re improving: D
SO can I get some comments on my signature avatar combo? I only used one brush, the spark brush.Oh and a fuzzy brush for the outline.

iReign
07-30-2009, 06:09 PM
@LOTL: Well, the stroke to Meowth was a nice touch, but I would suggest making it more subtle. The black outline on the text grabs my attention, as it is way out away from the render. You're getting much better, try experimenting with more advanced tactics. See if you can focus on flow for one tag, and keep practicing until you get it!

http://i30.tinypic.com/2nu2ffc.jpg
New tag I made today, I was experimenting with colors, contrast and stuff like that. I'm aware what that is doesn't flow, as wasn't really trying to focus on that. If you get it, the Smeargle kinda like painted up that mess~

Anastasia-R
07-30-2009, 06:19 PM
@LOTL: Well, the stroke to Meowth was a nice touch, but I would suggest making it more subtle. The black outline on the text grabs my attention, as it is way out away from the render. You're getting much better, try experimenting with more advanced tactics. See if you can focus on flow for one tag, and keep practicing until you get it!

http://i30.tinypic.com/2nu2ffc.jpg
New tag I made today, I was experimenting with colors, contrast and stuff like that. I'm aware what that is doesn't flow, as wasn't really trying to focus on that. If you get it, the Smeargle kinda like painted up that mess~

Interesting, and I've loved peolpe do styles like this. =]

The colors are interesting, but the problem is, IMO, is too bright, or sores the eye, if you know what I mean. The flow is a little confusing as well. =o Not bad on the focal point, I gotta say. Crazy, I think it's cool. I really enjoy banners with that kind of style, is just, the brightness and such.
Really cool job.

miyoun
07-30-2009, 06:30 PM
http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx307/rendermania/Louises%20Banners/FIRSTVECTOR.png

tutorial i used (http://animerender.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=35130)

was bored.
don't be harshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
c&c

:T

edit: yeah i need work with the pen tool, so dont bring it up.
i'm using a laptop pad mouse since I lost the mouse.
actually.
i've used the touchpad for all of my graphics. :[


c4d does not mean stock or render (which is what you're Jigglypuff is, a stock or a render).
just a handy tip :P

the text doesn't match and you can use brushes to cover up the white parts on jigglypuff. you made it more noticible. :[
try different brushes, filters, gradients and the like. :]
you use gimp yes?
i have tutorials on my favourites from when i used gimp if you would like to see them :o

./ignored
;_;

Anastasia-R
07-30-2009, 06:34 PM
./ignored
;_;

Grovyle can solve the problem there.

By the way, the link didn't work. =o I wanted to see the tut. XD

Anyway, about the banner.
I really enjoy the colors of the banner. I haven't seen the kind of style much. Did you use the pen tool alot? I think that's what you use. It may lack some effects, such as some depth and a light source, but, it's pretty simple and nice. Not bad. =o

miyoun
07-30-2009, 06:45 PM
Grovyle can solve the problem there.

By the way, the link didn't work. =o I wanted to see the tut. XD

Anyway, about the banner.
I really enjoy the colors of the banner. I haven't seen the kind of style much. Did you use the pen tool alot? I think that's what you use. It may lack some effects, such as some depth and a light source, but, it's pretty simple and nice. Not bad. =o


I think you gotta be a member of the forum. haha. I get all my renders there, so I signed up about a year ago xD
image link of tut (http://fc05.deviantart.com/fs28/f/2008/119/e/5/Hatsune_Miku_Vector_Tutorial_by_Jounin_Neji.png)

Yeah. It's a lot of pentool work. xD
I didn't know where to put my lightsource or anything, but thank you.
:]

I love vector and abstract banners, so I want to get good at them.

shadowpichu
07-30-2009, 06:58 PM
wow i love that smurgle one its awesome
can people comment on my riolu one

Jose
07-30-2009, 07:47 PM
./ignored
;_;

Well I tried the tut and I liked it lol you did a good job with that banner I love the render.

If you want to see my outcome here it is:http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff303/joangaes/Vector.png

-Pichu Boy-
07-30-2009, 07:57 PM
Well, I don't know much about banners, but I'll give it a shot :3

I like that you have a clear focal point, and also the words at the back, but the picture (the render, I think it is? *shrugs*) is so big, it blocks most of them. I don't know if that's deliberate (it probably is) but I can't work out what they say, so I can't really get a 'theme' for the banner. I think I can just about make out that one of them is 'work', but that still leaves me quite clueless... I'm not 100% sure what you could do about it, but meh... maybe you could edit the words so that some of them go over the girl? Not all of them, but enough that the viewer could get a feel for the piece.

[/lame C+C. Sorry ^^;]

And now I just want to know if I could get some C+C on my banner which I made for BotW. :o

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k89/magickid930/PichuBOTW.png

Be as harsh as you want. If it fails, tell me it fails. If a 5 year old could do better, tell me a 5 year old could do better. If it makes you want to print it out, and rip it into a million tiny pieces, then make a huge bonfire out of it... well, maybe not THAT harsh :P

Kayla Ann
07-30-2009, 11:55 PM
It is ok.
I can't really see the flow O.O.
And there is no depth. Try adding some c4ds, trying some tutorials, and some brushes.
*burns in a bon-fire*

The text matches the banner, but you could lower the opacity to make it blend better.

Can I have CnC on my newest set?

Lady Of The Lake
07-31-2009, 01:10 AM
Kayla it looks good, like most of yours do but that c4d or what ever it is that is going over the girl is kinda distracting me the lite source is good. its just that c4d looking thing. :/



Can I get some comments on my Wobbuffet banner/avatar, I have grown into an obsession over Wobbufet :D its like my favorite pokemon, even though i don't play favorites. Haha it looks like my Wobbufets sliding down a waterslide

Mitsuzo-kun
07-31-2009, 01:30 AM
Kayla
I agree with watergirl, the c4d over the top of her is kinda... weird. There doesn't really seem to be a focal; nothing stands out to me. Her eyes seem like they would be the best, since they're in a great position when you think about the rule of thirds. Unfortunately, her face is too blurry for them to stand out a great deal. And there seems to be 3456786543 directions for the flow (okay, exaggeration, but you get my point). BUT I like the colour of the purple.

Watergirl

You've improved a lot. The colours definitely go well together, which was something you had a problem with before. There seems to be a definite direction (bottom-right), which is good, but I still think Wobbuffet looks kinda copy-and-paste-ish. Perhaps you could try smudging or blurring Wobbuffet (VERY CAREFULLY) in the direction the rest of the banner goes in.

Idk, I'm no good at this. Sounded better in my head. :3

Kick the Moon
07-31-2009, 09:59 AM
Can I have CnC on my newest set?

Well, for the most part it's pretty good. I like the color and depth of the sig, but the flow is everywhere. Also, your C4D on the bottom left and that little bright thing above the girl's hair distract me from your focal, assuming the focal is the girl. Maybe you can lower the opacity a bit? Also, that random little bright thing I was talking about earlier? From the banners I've seen from you, you always seem to have something similar to that. Maybe you could search for it and erase it from your piece in your later banners. That would make it a little better. :D

@ watergirl - You have definitely improved. Your background is nice, the colors go well together, and the effect that looked like Wobby was sliding down a waterslide was nice too. But, Wobby still looks copypasted. You could try smudging it so it doesn't look like that. Nice improvement. I...basically reworded what Jackson said. But I didn't do it on purpose. lol

Overall they're good, better than what I could do lol. ;____;

AND NOW, C+CC on this, plox? o:

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/Cookiespwnyou/Ulquiorra.png

Used a tut, well I'm guessing a lot of people have used it. The render should have been vectored, but I got lost so it didn't quite turn out correctly. Then, I changed the mode it was to be set on, which I think is the reason why it looks copypasted.

Some things I think I messed up on would be how the render looks copypasted, the "Arrancar" text is hard to see, the splatter effect things are too bunched up, especially on the top-right and to the left, some splatter things are square-shaped, and the background is a bit plain (though it was supposed to be like that).

I think I covered up all the wrong things of this banner. D:

ANYWAY, C+CC plawks. :3

miyoun
07-31-2009, 01:25 PM
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/Cookiespwnyou/Ulquiorra.png

Used a tut, well I'm guessing a lot of people have used it. The render should have been vectored, but I got lost so it didn't quite turn out correctly. Then, I changed the mode it was to be set on, which I think is the reason why it looks copypasted.

Some things I think I messed up on would be how the render looks copypasted, the "Arrancar" text is hard to see, the splatter effect things are too bunched up, especially on the top-right and to the left, some splatter things are square-shaped, and the background is a bit plain (though it was supposed to be like that).

I think I covered up all the wrong things of this banner. D:

ANYWAY, C+CC plawks. :3
i think Ulqui is a little... falls into the background too much that hes not much the focus of the banner. Maybe lower the opacity at whatever colour or gradient you have over him.
I have that render xD

What tutorial?

Lady Of The Lake
07-31-2009, 05:17 PM
Well, for the most part it's pretty good. I like the color and depth of the sig, but the flow is everywhere. Also, your C4D on the bottom left and that little bright thing above the girl's hair distract me from your focal, assuming the focal is the girl. Maybe you can lower the opacity a bit? Also, that random little bright thing I was talking about earlier? From the banners I've seen from you, you always seem to have something similar to that. Maybe you could search for it and erase it from your piece in your later banners. That would make it a little better. :D

@ watergirl - You have definitely improved. Your background is nice, the colors go well together, and the effect that looked like Wobby was sliding down a waterslide was nice too. But, Wobby still looks copypasted. You could try smudging it so it doesn't look like that. Nice improvement. I...basically reworded what Jackson said. But I didn't do it on purpose. lol

Overall they're good, better than what I could do lol. ;____;

AND NOW, C+CC on this, plox? o:

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/Cookiespwnyou/Ulquiorra.png

Used a tut, well I'm guessing a lot of people have used it. The render should have been vectored, but I got lost so it didn't quite turn out correctly. Then, I changed the mode it was to be set on, which I think is the reason why it looks copypasted.

Some things I think I messed up on would be how the render looks copypasted, the "Arrancar" text is hard to see, the splatter effect things are too bunched up, especially on the top-right and to the left, some splatter things are square-shaped, and the background is a bit plain (though it was supposed to be like that).

I think I covered up all the wrong things of this banner. D:

ANYWAY, C+CC plawks. :3


It looks preety desent, like its not over the top but it looks simple and nice :D
I like the way the text is going down the line
The colors match the render. Which is moy bueano. :D
But there is quite the amount of splaters in there.
Now depending on who you are, ( Some people enjoy the the splatters, or hate them)
it could go both ways people might like them or not, I like them EXCEPT that BIG dot On his back :D

I got bored, and plus Koolaid man is hawt :D

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss85/jessah6229/koolaid.png

shadowpichu
08-01-2009, 06:23 PM
i only spent 5 mins on this but here you go :
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj90/humzybumzy/michaeljackson.png

Anastasia-R
08-01-2009, 06:30 PM
i only spent 5 mins on this but here you go :
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj90/humzybumzy/michaeljackson.png

1.) Just like "Rate the Sig above you" And "Rate the avatar above you", you have to comment some above your post. AT LEAST ONE PERSON to receive comments and criticism on your banner/tag/sig

Anyway, Lady Of The Lake, I'll give you some CC and such.
The banner has a lack of a focal point, depth, and a light source. The text is okay, but I bet you could do better with the text. I think it's cute and all, and the color theme isn't too bad either.

shadowpichu
08-01-2009, 06:36 PM
ahhh sorry i forgot to comment
lady of the lake koolaid man is awesome i love how the background matches him
pichu boy i like yur banner but IMO its a bit plain

heres one:
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj90/humzybumzy/michaeljackson.png

heres another:
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj90/humzybumzy/123f.png

please comment

Kick the Moon
08-01-2009, 11:23 PM
What tutorial?

Oh, didn't see this. I used this (http://www.gimptalk.com/forum/curly%CA%B9s-splatter-vector-sig-tutorial%C7%83-t8728.html)tut.

Can't get up a CnC yet, will edit later. ;____;

CandleJack
08-02-2009, 12:42 AM
ahhh sorry i forgot to comment
lady of the lake koolaid man is awesome i love how the background matches him
pichu boy i like yur banner but IMO its a bit plain


Dude, that was...that was so deep :'(

[We made this (http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/forum/showthread.php?t=99330) for a reason. Go read it, Honky.]

shadowpichu
08-02-2009, 01:18 AM
hey the tutorial i went on was called tutorialized.com
its quite good

F.D.
08-02-2009, 12:31 PM
heres one:
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj90/humzybumzy/michaeljackson.png


The Michael Jackson one popped out.. but for the wrong reasons.
The radial gradient on the side is un-needed, and I feel the lines (Pen-Tooling I think?) are sort of in the wrong places, You should try and put a line going around his arm.

~

I was bored, so I decided to make a new banner in GIMP.

http://i26.tinypic.com/2w1xvtk.png

C+CC please?

~ Nick .

Focal
08-02-2009, 02:31 PM
I like it F.D., the way the background was made looks like a blur of speed to me. TExt's well blended too, it really fits. The background could've had a little bit more dark to it though imo, to make it look a little less plain.

---

Anyways, made a Spiderman tag. 2 versions. I was bored. C+CC anyone?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/DarkRaichu/spidey2.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/DarkRaichu/spidey3.png

Lady Of The Lake
08-02-2009, 06:05 PM
I like it F.D., the way the background was made looks like a blur of speed to me. TExt's well blended too, it really fits. The background could've had a little bit more dark to it though imo, to make it look a little less plain.

---

Anyways, made a Spiderman tag. 2 versions. I was bored. C+CC anyone?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/DarkRaichu/spidey2.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/DarkRaichu/spidey3.png


The second one is nice it has a good light source and everything it isn't too colorful but it goes well with the banner tag thing Overall verygood :D


May I get some comments on this cute banner :D

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss85/jessah6229/manaphy.png

All I can really point out is the outline of mannaphy it is very sloppyy

Anastasia-R
08-03-2009, 02:41 AM
The second one is nice it has a good light source and everything it isn't too colorful but it goes well with the banner tag thing Overall verygood :D


May I get some comments on this cute banner :D

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss85/jessah6229/manaphy.png

All I can really point out is the outline of mannaphy it is very sloppyy

It's bright in a lot of places of the banner. >..o;;
The text, just stands out, oddly. There's a big lack of light sorce, depth, or a focal point. My eyes are sore at looking at the bright spots of the banner. =[

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/9580/marly.png
Ewww, I know, I hate it, too.

Tombi
08-03-2009, 03:26 PM
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/9580/marly.png
Ewww, I know, I hate it, too.

The flow is a little contradicting and there doesn't seem to be a focal, Ana. =/ Also the black at the left edge is a little too harsh. Maybe fade it in a little?

Kayla Ann
08-03-2009, 04:43 PM
It's bright in a lot of places of the banner. >..o;;
The text, just stands out, oddly. There's a big lack of light sorce, depth, or a focal point. My eyes are sore at looking at the bright spots of the banner. =[

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/9580/marly.png
Ewww, I know, I hate it, too.

I Like everything, except the left side. And i can't really tell where the flow is.
But other then that, the overall look is good. =D

CnC On a banner i made for Alana?

http://tinyurl.com/m7srst

Tombi
08-03-2009, 04:48 PM
Once again, there's no flow or depth. =/

Anastasia-R
08-03-2009, 05:04 PM
I Like everything, except the left side. And i can't really tell where the flow is.
But other then that, the overall look is good. =D

CnC On a banner i made for Alana?

http://tinyurl.com/m7srst

This is a quicky, before I go.
Yeah, there's a lack of depth and flow. The pen tool use is, okay, but could be better. The text is kinda placed weird and a little blurry. It's really bright at the hand. >..o; I bet it was meant to be, but it's too bright. The theme color is okay. A bit dark, but okay.

iReign
08-03-2009, 05:49 PM
I Like everything, except the left side. And i can't really tell where the flow is.
But other then that, the overall look is good. =D

CnC On a banner i made for Alana?

http://tinyurl.com/m7srst

Like Ana said, there is a lack of flow and depth. The render you used is a bit choppy, and you can tell because when you sharpened it, it looks all pixelated and stuff. The pen tooling needs more work, but I could see where you were going with it. If you're gonna use pen tooling in a tag like that, make it on the render's arm that's like holding something or whatever. The text is a bit blurry, but I can see why you placed it there. Also, try to tone it down a bit, it is VERY bright. However you did nail the light source, (but like I said its too bright), good job on that,

Well, I made some tags today:

http://i28.tinypic.com/67taj6.jpg
^my favorite out of this batch

http://i30.tinypic.com/21niqvb.jpg
^least favorite, just used some smudging and some gradient maps, simple tag.

http://i30.tinypic.com/34ifyw6.jpg
^tied for second favorite. I have now idea how I made the colors like that, as my Photoshop bugged out on me and started showing channels instead of layers. I put a Wireframe C4D under the main background, and then erased and smudged, etc. I think it kinda makes this tattered effect. ;3

http://i27.tinypic.com/244v24i.jpg
^Tied for second favorite. It looks simple but it took a while. I left the left side partially blurred, as if the car was going fast you'd really only see the right part, which was sharpened to grab attention. I like the tag a lot overall.

Crits, please. Also, which one should I put in my signature?

Tombi
08-03-2009, 06:58 PM
http://i27.tinypic.com/244v24i.jpg
^Tied for second favorite. It looks simple but it took a while. I left the left side partially blurred, as if the car was going fast you'd really only see the right part, which was sharpened to grab attention. I like the tag a lot overall.

The random smudge on top of the car is slightly distracting. It'd look better without, imo. O:

http://i29.tinypic.com/13zagcj.png

Just for fun. *shrugs* CnC?

Jose
08-03-2009, 07:00 PM
The random smudge on top of the car is slightly distracting. It'd look better without, imo. O:

http://i29.tinypic.com/13zagcj.png

Just for fun. *shrugs* CnC?

Can you make a tut for that sig?

Tombi
08-03-2009, 07:06 PM
XD;

I dunno. I'll have a go, I guess.

iReign
08-03-2009, 07:14 PM
The random smudge on top of the car is slightly distracting. It'd look better without, imo. O:

http://i29.tinypic.com/13zagcj.png

Just for fun. *shrugs* CnC?

I like it. You got your light source down, and it wasn't too bright, which is great. The text is also very nice, doesn't grab the attention - which is good in some cases, and I like how you used two different fonts. Towards the bottom however, it got a little messy and over sharpened. Maybe to add some additional depth, sharpen the main render, and erase with a brush at around 50% strength towards the bottom, or any part you want to be distinguished as the background (if you still want it to make it somewhat sharp), or just sharpen the main render and erase over the background. Also, you shouldn't pen tool in areas of light, and your pen tooling ended near the light source, maybe stop it right on the lower part of the arm. That's all I really see wrong with it, so just work on your sharpening and pen tooling placements and such.

Really, I'm in your boat with problems and such. A few days ago I found a few tuts that helped me, and maybe they'll help you as well:

-Blending and Depth Tutorial (http://louha2.deviantart.com/art/Blending-N-Depth-Tutorial-124369656)
-Pen Tooling Tutorial (http://louha2.deviantart.com/art/Pen-Tool-Tutorial-130091015)
-Flow Tutorial (http://louha2.deviantart.com/art/Complete-Flow-Tutorial-130286887)
-Text Tutorial (http://louha2.deviantart.com/art/Text-Tutorial-131006093)

I know you don't need help with flow, but I thought I'd throw it in there too.

Tombi
08-03-2009, 07:18 PM
The pen tooling I wasn't going to keep, aye. But I just did the banner to test out techniques/kill some time so I left it. :3

I guess it's a little sharp. *shrugs* I'll check out the links.

Kayla Ann
08-03-2009, 08:42 PM
CnC On a banner for Caitlin?

http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww186/kaylaann6/Cait.png

Lady Of The Lake
08-03-2009, 08:45 PM
CnC On a banner for Caitlin?

http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww186/kaylaann6/Cait.png

In the part on her hair it is strange because it goes from dark to super light to dark again, to me it looks strange. it may be the light source, but it just grabs my attenion away from everything else.

Jose
08-03-2009, 08:51 PM
CnC On a banner for Caitlin?

http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww186/kaylaann6/Cait.png

Try that the light source matches with your banner, your light source iss really bad since it goes black/white/black so it looks messy, you should try trying different things since everything I see from you its mostly the same effects repeated with different colors, try burning, dodging,bluring, and different style effects since they will help you with your banners and later you may make better banners even though the ones you already use are really good, I hope I'm not being too harsh but I needed to state it xD, Good Luck.


C+CC on my banner wowuld be much appreciated :happy:.

Tombi
08-03-2009, 10:12 PM
The render's a little choppy and the colours seem a bit.. flat. Did you use a displacement map?

http://i26.tinypic.com/n36loz.png

Same technique as earlier. I'm making a tut for it at this current moment in time. ;3

Jose
08-04-2009, 12:41 AM
The render's a little choppy and the colours seem a bit.. flat. Did you use a displacement map?

http://i26.tinypic.com/n36loz.png

Same technique as earlier. I'm making a tut for it at this current moment in time. ;3

Yes I used one, in your banner what I really can't see is the flow since everything goes everywhere and to nowhere, the colors work nice together and the 2nd text is a little hard to see, good lightning source.

Anastasia-R
08-04-2009, 01:15 AM
The render's a little choppy and the colours seem a bit.. flat. Did you use a displacement map?

http://i26.tinypic.com/n36loz.png

Same technique as earlier. I'm making a tut for it at this current moment in time. ;3

I agree with Jose, the flow is kinda hard to see. The depth is a little hard to see to, but yeah, just imo. Is the focal point the middle of the banner or the render? It has nice colors to it, if you ask me. Nice work.

Jose
08-04-2009, 11:54 PM
Well since I already commented on Tombi's and I don't see any new banner I will ask for C+CC on this one :http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff303/joangaes/FadeAway.png

Gem N Ems
08-05-2009, 08:53 AM
Well since I already commented on Tombi's and I don't see any new banner I will ask for C+CC on this one :http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff303/joangaes/FadeAway.png

Wheeee~ I'll take the honour of C+CC on yours, Jose. :3

I do like the banner, and the text is nice. *is a sucker for diagonal text* But the text being in the centre of the image kind of takes away from the render imo. ^^'

Also, I can't see a clear light source. You've got the render on one side, and that's light, but then there's another white bit on the other side?

I do like the placement of your render, though, and the colours are very nicely done. ^^

Good depth on the left side of the banner, too.

Jose
08-05-2009, 02:13 PM
Wheeee~ I'll take the honour of C+CC on yours, Jose. :3

I do like the banner, and the text is nice. *is a sucker for diagonal text* But the text being in the centre of the image kind of takes away from the render imo. ^^'

Also, I can't see a clear light source. You've got the render on one side, and that's light, but then there's another white bit on the other side?

I do like the placement of your render, though, and the colours are very nicely done. ^^

Good depth on the left side of the banner, too.

Thanks a lot and I also didn't know where to put the text xD, well that light source was someting I have no idea where it came from since it was a clipping mask from the banner xD but thanks a lot for the C+CC.:happy:

Tombi
08-05-2009, 08:17 PM
@Jose: The flow is perfect but is completely DESTROYED by the box with the text. The flow of the banner is like

________________________

And then the text thing is like

\

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss349/Tombi/eeeeeeee-1.png

A very sloppy edit. I filled up the spaced with a faded splatter clipping mask with slight smudging, and placed the text in a better place. Obviously it should be better than that but it's just to give you the rough idea. :3 Overall, I really like the feel of it, and the circle by his face is particularly interesting. Nice job, dude. :D

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss349/Tombi/eeeeeeee.png

A very basic stock sig for Dr. House. Any comments?

Anastasia-R
08-05-2009, 08:22 PM
@Jose: The flow is perfect but is completely DESTROYED by the box with the text. The flow of the banner is like

________________________

And then the text thing is like

\

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss349/Tombi/eeeeeeee-1.png

A very sloppy edit. I filled up the spaced with a faded splatter clipping mask with slight smudging, and placed the text in a better place. Obviously it should be better than that but it's just to give you the rough idea. :3 Overall, I really like the feel of it, and the circle by his face is particularly interesting. Nice job, dude. :D

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss349/Tombi/eeeeeeee.png

A very basic stock sig for Dr. House. Any comments?

Simple, nice text is well placed, depth is good, too. Not much much of a focal point, or it's a little hard to tell if there's a focal point. I say it's neat, and simple. Notthing CRAZY or lack of alot of things. Cool job. =o

Jose
08-05-2009, 08:48 PM
@Jose: The flow is perfect but is completely DESTROYED by the box with the text. The flow of the banner is like

________________________

And then the text thing is like

\

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss349/Tombi/eeeeeeee-1.png

A very sloppy edit. I filled up the spaced with a faded splatter clipping mask with slight smudging, and placed the text in a better place. Obviously it should be better than that but it's just to give you the rough idea. :3 Overall, I really like the feel of it, and the circle by his face is particularly interesting. Nice job, dude. :D

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss349/Tombi/eeeeeeee.png

A very basic stock sig for Dr. House. Any comments?

Thanks and I can give you a version without text because I don't really like how you smudged it xD.

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff303/joangaes/WithoutText.png

Tombi
08-05-2009, 09:29 PM
Thanks and I can give you a version without text because I don't really like how you smudged it xD.

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff303/joangaes/WithoutText.png

Not smudged, cloning stamp. It was only to show the effect without the previous text, but whatever. :3

Gaia
08-07-2009, 08:34 AM
Thanks and I can give you a version without text because I don't really like how you smudged it xD.

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff303/joangaes/WithoutText.png

The tag seems really flat; I don't feel the depth that you intended to do with the smudging. What I would do is making the smudge more "accelerated", as in, from a very, very light smudging at the start from the render to a stronger smudge in the end. This is a good way to attain the depth that you want.

Render placement looks good, but sharpen the render and light-blur the last left part of the tag for depth. Also, don't make the smudge at the render too powerful. It looks as if it was another thing, unrelated to the render. Light-smudge it and it'll look good.

The C4Ds (they look like C4Ds XD) look good on the tag, so good job on that. I should salute you on color placement too. It blends perfectly with the look of the render.

Overall, good job. IMO, lose the border XD but that's just my opinion and style.

Tombi
08-09-2009, 03:54 PM
I already commented on the last banner in here, so...

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss349/Tombi/Oniisan.png

Yeah. Comments only please, not in the mood for criticism. :3

Orthar
08-09-2009, 06:49 PM
I already commented on the last banner in here, so...

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss349/Tombi/Oniisan.png

Yeah. Comments only please, not in the mood for criticism. :3

I really like the text you're using with this. It's not over-the-top, and it's sort of simplistic which clashes nicely with the background of the banner. I also like the fact that you're not just using one color scheme, but even with many different colors none of them look out of place. gg.

Here's just something I was working on, I guess from my first lesson with Caitlin. I'm not too sure what to think about it, second banner ever made. I'd really like some CnC.

http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k351/FOURR3AL/Brutal.png

Lady Of The Lake
08-09-2009, 06:59 PM
I really like the text you're using with this. It's not over-the-top, and it's sort of simplistic which clashes nicely with the background of the banner. I also like the fact that you're not just using one color scheme, but even with many different colors none of them look out of place. gg.

Here's just something I was working on, I guess from my first lesson with Caitlin. I'm not too sure what to think about it, second banner ever made. I'd really like some CnC.

http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k351/FOURR3AL/Brutal.png

The text is really hard to see, I cant really tell what it say or anything, but maybe you wanted it that way, who knows.
That is the only thing that i really don't like about it to me the rest of it is fine. ( Too me, but I am no pro at these thigns.

May I have some C+C On my bannerr :D Which is in my sig

miyoun
08-09-2009, 07:00 PM
http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k351/FOURR3AL/Brutal.png

I don't see much of a flow. And the text is a tad hard to read.
For a second banner it's really good.

Focal
08-10-2009, 04:09 PM
The text is really hard to see, I cant really tell what it say or anything, but maybe you wanted it that way, who knows.
That is the only thing that i really don't like about it to me the rest of it is fine. ( Too me, but I am no pro at these thigns.

May I have some C+C On my bannerr :D Which is in my sig

Well, the background looks nice, but the Wobbuffet could've been blended in better, it all looks kind of flat now. Text as well, needs some blending.

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/DarkRaichu/ryudone.png

I'm trying to go for my usual 'throw stuff together and see how it turns out' approach. So, how did it turn out? C+CC please ^^

Kayla Ann
08-10-2009, 07:35 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/DarkRaichu/ryudone.png


I like the C4d thing coming off of his hand, it add nice flow.
The background could use some work, try adding more c4ds/filters.
It is a little too bright, try using the burn/dodge tool.

http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww186/kaylaann6/Punch.png
CnC? Not too harsh please.

Sakuya_Izayoi
08-10-2009, 07:38 PM
I like the C4d thing coming off of his hand, it add nice flow.
The background could use some work, try adding more c4ds/filters.
It is a little too bright, try using the burn/dodge tool.

http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww186/kaylaann6/Punch.png
CnC? Not too harsh please.

Is that Suika Ibuki I see there? =3 Anyway, Suika looks fine, but the gourd may need some work. I'd say some smudging so it doesn't look to sharp. Other than that, your Suika banner looks okay.

~ Iku Nagae

Shozuka
08-11-2009, 12:09 AM
I really like the text you're using with this. It's not over-the-top, and it's sort of simplistic which clashes nicely with the background of the banner. I also like the fact that you're not just using one color scheme, but even with many different colors none of them look out of place. gg.

Here's just something I was working on, I guess from my first lesson with Caitlin. I'm not too sure what to think about it, second banner ever made. I'd really like some CnC.

http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k351/FOURR3AL/Brutal.png

It looks good for your second banner, but the text is kind of hard to read. There's no flow, either. :x

http://i31.tinypic.com/70f23q.png

This was my first banner on Photoshop. I used one of Caitlin's tutorials.

Anastasia-R
08-11-2009, 12:30 AM
It looks good for your second banner, but the text is kind of hard to read. There's no flow, either. :x

http://i31.tinypic.com/70f23q.png

This was my first banner on Photoshop. I used one of Caitlin's tutorials.

The smuged lightsource thing looks oddly place. O..o;;
There's not much depth or a focal point. The theme is okay, as in the color theme. The text has nice fonts. What's it called? Overall, nice result. =]

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/3874/darkraix.png
For my mood. If you look at the render and the theme color, then it might give you a clue what my mood is. =o

miyoun
08-11-2009, 01:17 AM
I don't see much of a flow. And the text is a tad hard to read.
For a second banner it's really good.

I shall use this trap card to post a banner!!!!!!11

http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx307/rendermania/Louises%20Banners/rozenmaiden-2.png
it'd not done but i need help on it.

Lusankya
08-13-2009, 01:52 AM
Mmm, I like the counteropposing renders, but the darker one seems much more vivid and doesn't blend into the background as much, and attracts the eye more. I don't know if that's what you're going for, but if that's the case, then it works. Flow is great. I think the background needs more stuff though to give it a little more depth.

Sorry for being nubcake ^^;

This is my new banner-thingy... Isa noob

http://i26.tinypic.com/mvgtuw.png

Dragoness
08-13-2009, 05:55 AM
Mmm, I like the counteropposing renders, but the darker one seems much more vivid and doesn't blend into the background as much, and attracts the eye more. I don't know if that's what you're going for, but if that's the case, then it works. Flow is great. I think the background needs more stuff though to give it a little more depth.

Sorry for being nubcake ^^;

This is my new banner-thingy... Isa noob

http://i26.tinypic.com/mvgtuw.png


The colors are alright, I like them. The text I like as well, but that also has to do with my personal taste, of course--sometimes I rather like the neon-blue words, but other times it seems a little to much *shrug* I do find it hard to see Legendary Pokemon's body though--I don't like having to search for it. The lightning is a bit of a distraction, so while I do enjoy seeing it, perhaps cut down on it some. What do you think of keeping a couple strands, but getting rid of most of it, so you can see the Pokemon a bit better? I would like to say I like the background renders and it's pretty, just that the lightning is--to my own personal taste--covering up the main focus of the banner to much (with the focus being the 'mon). Overall it's good.
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This is my...third? Try at a Vintage style artwork. I made a banner one, a giant one and now this. The THEME is "vintage"--old, kinda weird pop art. Please be constructive, yet still nice/slightly gentle C+C:

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/6456/eaglegirl.png

Angela
08-14-2009, 02:31 PM
I like the C4d thing coming off of his hand, it add nice flow.
The background could use some work, try adding more c4ds/filters.
It is a little too bright, try using the burn/dodge tool.

http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww186/kaylaann6/Punch.png
CnC? Not too harsh please.

Kayla it's amazing.. I like the colours you used, they are not to dark, but not blinding.. Also nice job on the brush strokes.. :happy:



The smuged lightsource thing looks oddly place. O..o;;
There's not much depth or a focal point. The theme is okay, as in the color theme. The text has nice fonts. What's it called? Overall, nice result. =]

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/3874/darkraix.png
For my mood. If you look at the render and the theme color, then it might give you a clue what my mood is. =o

Wow Ana I love it... But you already knew that.. :D



Here is a banner I made, the first banner I make on PS using a render and a C4D.. :D

I used Nel, from Bleach, she's amazing, and an Arrancar/Espada.. :D

http://i31.tinypic.com/sxdp1z.png

miyoun
08-14-2009, 03:41 PM
Here is a banner I made, the first banner I make on PS using a render and a C4D.. :D

I used Nel, from Bleach, she's amazing, and an Arrancar/Espada.. :D

http://i31.tinypic.com/sxdp1z.png

The text should not be a contrasting colour to the rest of the banner. Stick with a green.
The fonts small and hard to read.

Neliel older banners pls <3 ;_;

Just Leo
08-14-2009, 04:56 PM
http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss349/Tombi/Oniisan.png


Tombi your graphics are always amazing. xD You do color themes really well, and I think this banner shows that. I also love the three images, be them arrows, circles, or boxes, under you text. :3 I think it marks the tag yours, per se.


http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k351/FOURR3AL/Brutal.png

Hmm, letís see here. I think youíve got the background stuff down, so Iíll skip that and go to your render. I love the placement of it, but it seems youíve just pasted it on. I also think the weird enlargement distracts from the overall focal of the tag. If it were me, Iíd either get rid of it as a whole, or lower the opacity some. :3 The light source, from what I can see, is coming from the lighting at the bottom of the tag. I think youíve gone with this well, and let that flow through your tag. Ah, on that note, that brings me to flow. Youíre flow seems to be going up and to the right at the same time; up because of the render, to the right because the lighting. Iíd try blurring the lighting a bit towards the end so it isnít so, how do I say it, brilliant? Iím not sure if thatís the word, but oh well. xD The text seems fine to me, if not a little hard to read.

Overall, a great second attempt! =D Iíd love to see more from you.


May I have some C+C On my bannerr :D Which is in my sig

I hope you mean to Buneary one you have at the moment. xD

Well, for starters, your flow is everywhere. The c4d youíve placed in the background disrupts the motion blur you have going on; thus disrupting the flow. Iíd either take out the c4d or find another one the compliments your flow, not hinder it. A good point would be your light source, I think youíve done that well if you intended it to be coming from the top right-hand corner. :3 Your render seems to be copied-and-pasted on; I think this is your biggest issue. I would, personally, alpha-to-selection it and feather the edges to make it blend more together with the bg. ^^ The text is decent, but against the flow. If it was me, Iíd reverse the horizontal angle to where it was reading up. If that made sense xD.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/DarkRaichu/ryudone.png


Personally, I think itís way to bright for my liking. ^^; Maybe tone it down a bitÖ Other than that, the only thing I see wrong is flow. The background is hectic and all over the place, while I try and go with the c4d around your renderís fist. Maybe start all over with the background? ^^; *shot* I love your text in this tag, a lot. xD The only thing I wouldíve done differently is got a soft-edged brush and ears from the top down with the Fade Away option on. :o I find that gives some added depth to the tag. ^^



http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww186/kaylaann6/Punch.png


*tries not to be to harsh*

I think this is really well done in the depth department. :3 You are definitely improving, to say the least. The circles and pen tooling remind me of a lot of your other sigs/tags, and I suggest trying new things. :3 Experimenting is always fun, no? I also love the fact you used the sharpening tool, but you mayhap went overboard on it. :X



http://i31.tinypic.com/70f23q.png


Thereís not to much I can say about this one that hasnít already been said, but I will say again; the color theme is nice. Itís soft and easy on the eyes with a great look. *shot* Other than that, there isnít much to the sig. Youíve done some different lighting effects to a stock image and added text. :X There seems to be no depth, though I wouldnít know what to tell you to do. xD; Um, itís a nice banner and outcome overall, though, just simple. :3 Simplicity is sometimes a good thing though, and itís a very good thing for this sig.



http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/3874/darkraix.png
For my mood. If you look at the render and the theme color, then it might give you a clue what my mood is. =o

Oh, oh! =o Can I guess it, can I, can I? I think you were very angry and wanted to blow something up. =DDD Seems fun, can I join you? >]

Anyway, onto the critqueness; I love the color theme. Red and black is always good. :3 I think youíve nailed your focal pointed pretty good. The light source is done superbly, also. The flow is unique, and I love it; top to bottom. You donít see many of those, but youíve done it, by golly! xD The one thing I see that could be better would be the depth. I see you blurred everything outside the circle, which adds some depth, yes, but personally (I really like that word today .-.), I see Darkrai in the sky, with everything around him blurred. :X My mind sees everything on one plane, where as it should be on multiple for the depth to work. Maybe try and make the clouds and stuff outside the circle seem more far-off by decreasing their size? I know this may not be plausible, but I think it would help, if a little. :3 I also want to note that it isnít mandatory for this sig to be amazing, because it is. :3 I love your banners and you should never, ever quit. >| Or Iíll hunt you down, tie you in a chair, and force you to make graphic arts. Have a nice day. :3



http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx307/rendermania/Louises%20Banners/rozenmaiden-2.png
it'd not done but i need help on it.

Not done, eh? Well, I think the color scheme is great so far, but I canít really see a flow other than going from light pink to dark purple/black xD. The Pen Tooling, or what ever the line thing is in the middle, seems out of place and doesnít help the sig any, Iíd suggest taking it away if you could. I also donít see any depth so far, maybe youíre thinking of adding some, but I donít see in as of yet. I think you placed the light source well, and you are sticking to it well. :3 Canít wait to see the final outcome.



http://i26.tinypic.com/mvgtuw.png

I dun think you a nubcake. :o

The banner is nice for a beginner, better than some Iíve seen. xD I think youíve got great depth and flow. :3 The text effects are nice, but the placement disrupts the flow. I would suggest making both words going in the same general direction, not opposites. ^^; Your focal, however, could use some work. I would think the front half of Latiosís body/face would be your focal, but I seem to always be looking at the lighting. Dragoness implied to erase some of it, and I think that would work. Though, if you donít want to get rid of most of it, maybe just lowering the opacity a bit would be fine. :] I think this is an amazing attempt for a beginner. :D Keep it up; Iíll be expecting more from you in the future.



http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/6456/eaglegirl.png


Ooh, I love your render, and the depth is great, imo. I donít, however, see any sort of flow. Maybe adding an effect c4d that directs the eyes in one direction, lowing it down quite a bit at Soft Light/Overlay? Iím not sure if this would work, but itís worth a try, right? xD I also think your focal point could use some work. The eagle head seems to be blurred while the legs of the human body are sharpened. I think this is backwards from what I would do, but if that is what you were going for, awesomesauce. :3


http://i31.tinypic.com/sxdp1z.png

Well, I like the flow to say the least. ^^; The text is hard to read, and it pops out when it shouldnít. I think youíve blurred and/or lowered the renderís opacity to much for my liking. It does make it look like it fits in with the background, but it also makes it look [i]apart of/i] the background in some places.


________________________________

Whew. Lots of CnC. xD Well, now, Iíll use this to get some CnC on my current set. I know that the sprite looks blurred. ><; I tried a lot of different things to make this not happen, but I canít figure it out D:

Thanks for your help in advanced. :3

Lady Of The Lake
08-16-2009, 05:07 AM
Kayla it's amazing.. I like the colours you used, they are not to dark, but not blinding.. Also nice job on the brush strokes.. :happy:



Wow Ana I love it... But you already knew that.. :D



Here is a banner I made, the first banner I make on PS using a render and a C4D.. :D

I used Nel, from Bleach, she's amazing, and an Arrancar/Espada.. :D

http://i31.tinypic.com/sxdp1z.png


Looks very clean, it has a flow, but the text dosn't really match, also I dont like what you did how the render is partly see through :/ Soo yeah. overall, nice that it is your first time useing a c4d :D


May I get some comments on my newest banner :D

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss85/jessah6229/banette.png

shadowpichu
08-16-2009, 06:25 PM
wow angela your ones amazing


heres my new banner:
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj90/humzybumzy/kisame.png

Lady Of The Lake
08-17-2009, 02:52 AM
wow angela your ones amazing


heres my new banner:
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj90/humzybumzy/kisame.png

It looks alright, The text looks good. but, I dont feel like the backgorund goes really with the banner. Also What brush did you use for the lines that are ///// like that? The outline is alright for the render it looks good.


Made another banner, tis a sprite banner I got bored and did this.

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss85/jessah6229/ghastly.png

shadowpichu
08-17-2009, 11:33 AM
It looks alright, The text looks good. but, I dont feel like the backgorund goes really with the banner. Also What brush did you use for the lines that are ///// like that? The outline is alright for the render it looks good.


Made another banner, tis a sprite banner I got bored and did this.

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss85/jessah6229/ghastly.png

wow some good critisim

well i found out on some website
i dont know how to do it on ps but on GIMP you go on filter>distort>video> 3x3

Angela
08-17-2009, 03:34 PM
Ok please rate this... I know it's very big, and has a lot of empty space... But that's just because I'm using it for a forum... The reason there is so much space is so that the banner that comes behind it can be seen....


http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/banner2.png

EDIT:

Sorry, didn't know the rules had been updated

It looks alright, The text looks good. but, I dont feel like the backgorund goes really with the banner. Also What brush did you use for the lines that are ///// like that? The outline is alright for the render it looks good.


Made another banner, tis a sprite banner I got bored and did this.

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss85/jessah6229/ghastly.png

Very nice for a sprite banner, but you could have made the text more read-able.. I love the colours (Purple's one of my favorite).. And the background.. Pink with purple *stands up clapping*

shadowpichu
08-17-2009, 03:39 PM
angela read the rules or know ones gonna comment on it
Lady of the lake
i like the contrasting colours but the text IMO is kinda hard to see still very good
here are my two banners one is old one is new:
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj90/humzybumzy/alakazam.png

next one:
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj90/humzybumzy/123f.png

Lady Of The Lake
08-17-2009, 04:02 PM
angela read the rules or know ones gonna comment on it
Lady of the lake
i like the contrasting colours but the text IMO is kinda hard to see still very good
here are my two banners one is old one is new:
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj90/humzybumzy/alakazam.png

Im Just gonna comment on this one.

Text stands out alot, I recomend lowwering the ocapity to make it look less white.
The background looks very plain. there is just some swirls and stuff. Could use a little more. Also it is kind abig. sprites are small, and I dont think they need THAT big of space around them, I recommed when you are going to make a sprite banner, maybe make it a little smaller :D

Now, Can i get some comments on my sig banner, I was ignored.

shadowpichu
08-17-2009, 04:48 PM
oh ok thanks for the critizm
if i think about doing another sprite banner i'll take in you advise

lady of the lake yourghastly one is good.... oh wait i said my opinion

people please comment on my kisame one please

Dragoness
08-17-2009, 05:15 PM
You two seem to be posting a lot, lol :)
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Shadowpichu: LOTL already commented on yours, but one more won't hurt. The background and render don't seem to go well with each other, IMO. If you were going for something that looks kinda pasted on, then you did a great job. The text: I love it. That seems to be something you do very well (text). I'm not sure if I like the /// brush, it does look kinda okay though. Depends on your personal taste, I suppose. Overall, it's decent. Keep improving, you have talent :) And sorry if this was harsh, it is an alright banner <3
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Just Leo: you were passed over, I believe :( People seem to be doing that a lot recently, just passing over others...here is a critique tho: I like it--which is good b/c I don't like most sprite banners for some unexplainable reason. The text is pretty good, the background goes well with your sprite and you managed to pull it off so the sprite doesn't seem to, to just "hang" there, like I have seen several other sprite banners do. You might wanna see about adding a couple lines or something to it, b/c while its good, it could use a little more decorative touch. That's just IMO, tho. I don't normally do well with critiquing sprites, so sorry :( And ty for commenting on my vintage banner.

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Some comments on this, please. I was just playing 'round this, trying/practicing several different styles for banners. This is one of them:

http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/3206/smeargle2.png

shadowpichu
08-17-2009, 05:28 PM
thanks o chose water cuz hes a shark ninja
so shark+water= dead fish and a habitat so..
thanks for saying i have talent
and do you really think it was pasted

also what is that drawing in the background of your banner

Kick the Moon
08-18-2009, 05:17 AM
http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/3206/smeargle2.png

The text is really hard to read, it's pretty blurry, unless it was supposed to be like that of course. x.x I like the depth of the backround, though you could improve it a bit by taking out the randomly placed green on top of the C. I don't know, it looks kinda misplaced. Also, you cut off part of Smeargle's leg and it doesn't look complete without it, that's just me. Finally, your render looks copypasted, though I don't know how you can blend it to the backround when the render pops out. :[ Overall, nice job.

Jose
08-18-2009, 11:07 PM
You two seem to be posting a lot, lol :)
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Shadowpichu: LOTL already commented on yours, but one more won't hurt. The background and render don't seem to go well with each other, IMO. If you were going for something that looks kinda pasted on, then you did a great job. The text: I love it. That seems to be something you do very well (text). I'm not sure if I like the /// brush, it does look kinda okay though. Depends on your personal taste, I suppose. Overall, it's decent. Keep improving, you have talent :) And sorry if this was harsh, it is an alright banner <3
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Just Leo: you were passed over, I believe :( People seem to be doing that a lot recently, just passing over others...here is a critique tho: I like it--which is good b/c I don't like most sprite banners for some unexplainable reason. The text is pretty good, the background goes well with your sprite and you managed to pull it off so the sprite doesn't seem to, to just "hang" there, like I have seen several other sprite banners do. You might wanna see about adding a couple lines or something to it, b/c while its good, it could use a little more decorative touch. That's just IMO, tho. I don't normally do well with critiquing sprites, so sorry :( And ty for commenting on my vintage banner.

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Some comments on this, please. I was just playing 'round this, trying/practicing several different styles for banners. This is one of them:

http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/3206/smeargle2.png

I like the creativity you put in it, but try using not Arkeis renders they are the ugliest o f Pokemon, if you are trying that the Smeargle stands out it does but try making the canvas a little bigger so y ou don't cut off his feet! Well good work at that.


C+CC on my banner would be good.

Eeveelutions
08-22-2009, 03:17 AM
Made another banner, tis a sprite banner I got bored and did this.

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss85/jessah6229/ghastly.png
I don't like how the background is first bright purple, and then it quickly changes to dark purple. Maybe fix the transition between the two by smudging? And the text doesn't look like it fits very well with the banner itself. I do like the dark purple spot though c:

Ok please rate this... I know it's very big, and has a lot of empty space... But that's just because I'm using it for a forum... The reason there is so much space is so that the banner that comes behind it can be seen....


http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/banner2.png
I like how well the Vaporeon blends into the rest of the banner. I think the weird pixel spots on the ears/fins looks kinda off...should've lowered the opacity a little bit so it looks like it fits in more. The tip of the tail kinda looks weird because the glow/blur was cut off, but it still looks very nice. The feet look choppy-ish, but it's not very noticeable, so I guess that's fine. Nice banner :)



http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/3517/blazewizsig.png
http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/9341/windarchersig.png
These were made one or two weeks ago using a sprite sig tutorial on GIMPTalk to get me into the spirit of KoC 8D
Oh god I hate the Wind Archer one ><;; I totally screwed up the dark spot with the weird swirls :/
And I'm ok with the Blaze Wizard one, but it seems kinda dull/dark to me XD
Sooo C+C peeps 8D

EmBreon
08-23-2009, 12:07 AM
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/3517/blazewizsig.png
http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/9341/windarchersig.png
These were made one or two weeks ago using a sprite sig tutorial on GIMPTalk to get me into the spirit of KoC 8D
Oh god I hate the Wind Archer one ><;; I totally screwed up the dark spot with the weird swirls :/
And I'm ok with the Blaze Wizard one, but it seems kinda dull/dark to me XD
Sooo C+C peeps 8D

Hm, I feel kind of weird critiquing because I'm not that experienced myself, so I apologize in advance. :oops:

I really like those swirl effects surrounding the sprites, don't think I've seen anything quite like them before. :O All I can really say is, despite the shadows, both images seem kind of flat. :x Perhaps bring more light to the foreground or add a glow effect? Cool sigs though.


Just finished this banner earlier, it's only my second graphic piece in Photoshop so any advice would be greatly appreciated. ^^;

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p226/Only_Emma/SilverSurfer.png

These are the stock images I used: planet (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p226/Only_Emma/planet.jpg), Surfer (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p226/Only_Emma/silver-surfer-1.jpg)

Also, PSE7 doesn't seem to have a pen tool so I had to hand draw the line paths... does anyone know a good pen tool / path creating substitute I could use for it?

shadowpichu
08-23-2009, 12:43 PM
wow embreon i never knew you did banner work
for a second piece its great
i love the text on it
did you make ?
anyway this was made in 5 minutes
hope you enjoy and dont be too harsh with the critizm
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj90/humzybumzy/lombre.png

Chromatic Alchemist
08-24-2009, 02:56 AM
wow embreon i never knew you did banner work
for a second piece its great
i love the text on it
did you make ?
anyway this was made in 5 minutes
hope you enjoy and dont be too harsh with the critizm
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj90/humzybumzy/lombre.png

The background is quite nice, but Lombre [the render] is just a tad too fuzzy.

Anyhow, I was going to post this old banner I found on my Photobucket. I can't quite remember who made it, but I do know it was my first ever banner.

Jose
08-24-2009, 02:57 AM
The background is quite nice, but Lombre [the render] is just a tad too fuzzy.

Anyhow, I was going to post this old banner I found on my Photobucket. I can't quite remember who made it, but I do know it was my first ever banner.

Fefe31619 made it I remember it xD.

Chromatic Alchemist
08-24-2009, 03:00 AM
Fefe31619 made it I remember it xD.

Good lord.

That's pretty funny that you can remember it and not me. xD

Jose
08-24-2009, 03:03 AM
Good lord.

That's pretty funny that you can remember it and not me. xD

I remember you alot I remember you glancing around the forums without reason and then I saw what you said make sense then I met you and the story goes on xD.

Chromatic Alchemist
08-24-2009, 03:08 AM
I remember you alot I remember you glancing around the forums without reason and then I saw what you said make sense then I met you and the story goes on xD.

Yea, back when I was 12. xD

I wuz such a noob.

PS: I looked back to the thread where it was made.

Jose
08-24-2009, 03:09 AM
Yea, back when I was 12. xD

I wuz such a noob.

PS: I looked back to the thread where it was made.

I don't really think the age matters, I'm 13 just think about when I joined.

Chromatic Alchemist
08-24-2009, 03:12 AM
I don't really think the age matters, I'm 13 just think about when I joined.

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True. But we should stop spamming the place 'fore LL gets mad. :P

Jose
08-24-2009, 03:14 AM
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True. But we should stop spamming the place 'fore LL gets mad. :P

LL is cute so she won't make us anything (prays) well yeah get on AIM xD.

Tombi
08-24-2009, 06:50 PM
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p226/Only_Emma/SilverSurfer.png

For a second piece it's fantastic. I suggest moving the text over a little to the right, though.

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss349/Tombi/Raikou.png

I know it's pixellated at the bottom. Stfu.

Not really after much crit. Comments are appreciated. ;3

Neo Persian
08-24-2009, 06:54 PM
For a second piece it's fantastic. I suggest moving the text over a little to the right, though.

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss349/Tombi/Raikou.png

I know it's pixellated at the bottom. Stfu.

Not really after much crit. Comments are appreciated. ;3

It's pixellated at the bott- *shot*

It's nice, though slightly messy. D:

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp283/MasterSword395/AlexMercerFocusv2.png

Tombi
08-24-2009, 07:00 PM
It's nice, though slightly messy. D:

Yeah, all my sigs are going that way lately because I'm using stocks, and when the background is premade I find it hard to keep order and direct the flow. =/

Thanks, though. :3

Orthar
08-24-2009, 08:41 PM
It's pixellated at the bott- *shot*

It's nice, though slightly messy. D:

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp283/MasterSword395/AlexMercerFocusv2.png

Is that Alex Mercer I see? Pretty fun game, for about the first couple hours. Anyway, It's pretty good but I can't say I'm a fan of the red dots you've put on the left and right of the render.

I'd like some CnC on my third Photoshop banner:

http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k351/FOURR3AL/Charizardsig.png

Limelight
08-24-2009, 10:32 PM
http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss349/Tombi/Raikou.png

I love this tag. The lightning on the right really attracts my attention and it makes the whole piece look really fierce. It's a really bright piece altogether, and I love that. I think you could've filled up the right side a bit more, maybe add some lightning. The text is quite small and hard to read, so maybe add a glow to it, but it blends quite nice anyway. I love this anyway.


http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp283/MasterSword395/AlexMercerFocusv2.png
I'm guessing your try to make it so the focal is the render? I think the light behind the render is the first thing you notice, and sort of the main point for me. Maybe even add some light to the render would help. Plus the left side of the render, the border looks sort of jagged. I can't really crit this tag because it's really nice, so good job.



http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k351/FOURR3AL/Charizardsig.png
I like the render, it's really smooth. The bubbles blend quite well and add to this piece, but they look quite pasted on so I'd recommend adding some more c4ds, messing around with effects and maybe try some light brushes. Textures work well too when used properly. It's quite empty in some places so try filling them up with something. Maybe sharpening the render a little, and adding a light source. But for a third signature it's quite nice =)

Orthar
08-24-2009, 10:43 PM
I like the render, it's really smooth. The bubbles blend quite well and add to this piece, but they look quite pasted on so I'd recommend adding some more c4ds, messing around with effects and maybe try some light brushes. Textures work well too when used properly. It's quite empty in some places so try filling them up with something. Maybe sharpening the render a little, and adding a light source. But for a third signature it's quite nice =)

Sorry if this comes off as rude, but there's a couple of things I'd just like to say in response to this. I appreciate the fact that you were trying to give me some criticism, but I don't know if everything you said would actually be helpful.

You say that the bubbles blend quite well, but they look pasted on. That statement itself really doesn't make much sense, you also say that it's empty in some places. I really don't see it empty in any places, since I used a holo as my stock, and brushed a little bit behind it, but yes it is dark in some places.

Finally, I did sharpen the image, but I'll admit that the opacity is a little on the low side, I think I put it at 40%. And there is a light source in the signature, it goes from the top of the left wing and down.

Jose
08-24-2009, 11:13 PM
Sorry if this comes off as rude, but there's a couple of things I'd just like to say in response to this. I appreciate the fact that you were trying to give me some criticism, but I don't know if everything you said would actually be helpful.

You say that the bubbles blend quite well, but they look pasted on. That statement itself really doesn't make much sense, you also say that it's empty in some places. I really don't see it empty in any places, since I used a holo as my stock, and brushed a little bit behind it, but yes it is dark in some places.

Finally, I did sharpen the image, but I'll admit that the opacity is a little on the low side, I think I put it at 40%. And there is a light source in the signature, it goes from the top of the left wing and down.

Hey dude chill out if you didn't liked the critic just PM him/her and I really like the bubless in Charizards flamethrower, good light source that's all I can say now.

Orthar
08-24-2009, 11:35 PM
Hey dude chill out if you didn't liked the critic just PM him/her and I really like the bubless in Charizards flamethrower, good light source that's all I can say now.

I wasn't even angry dude, that was a pretty calm response. Care to take a look at the first sentence of my post?

"Sorry if this comes off as rude, but there's a couple of things I'd just like to say in response to this. I appreciate the fact that you were trying to give me some criticism, but I don't know if everything you said would actually be helpful."

I'm happy that she crit'd my banner, I just thought I'd clear some things up considering what I did/did not do with the banner.

Jose
08-25-2009, 12:03 AM
I wasn't even angry dude, that was a pretty calm response. Care to take a look at the first sentence of my post?

"Sorry if this comes off as rude, but there's a couple of things I'd just like to say in response to this. I appreciate the fact that you were trying to give me some criticism, but I don't know if everything you said would actually be helpful."

I'm happy that she crit'd my banner, I just thought I'd clear some things up considering what I did/did not do with the banner.

Oh sorry, still can't understand in the concept of good English sorry again.

Stardy
08-25-2009, 12:03 AM
I'd like some CnC on my third Photoshop banner:

http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k351/FOURR3AL/Charizardsig.png

Your third is better than anything I have done on Photoshop and GIMP, so yeah. Nice work on it, everything flows together well, even the bubbles in Charizards flame, which probably would fail more often than not in many other sigs. Not the greatest banner ever, but certainly nothing wrong with it. Keep up the good work and stuff.

Anyway, been obsessed with Gears of War 2 lately, and with it, my favorite character was Carmine. So, I decided to attempt to make a sig based on him, but I got bored of the failed grunge style I do for basically all my sigs, so I followed a tut online, and went off at a few bits, with the render for example, but meh. I should have attempted to do the text different to what the tutorial told me to going off the final result, but... whatever. I like it. Still, some major C&CC is needed if I ever hope to improve at all.

http://aquate.us/u/Carbine.png

Dragoness
08-25-2009, 05:07 AM
Your third is better than anything I have done on Photoshop and GIMP, so yeah. Nice work on it, everything flows together well, even the bubbles in Charizards flame, which probably would fail more often than not in many other sigs. Not the greatest banner ever, but certainly nothing wrong with it. Keep up the good work and stuff.

Anyway, been obsessed with Gears of War 2 lately, and with it, my favorite character was Carmine. So, I decided to attempt to make a sig based on him, but I got bored of the failed grunge style I do for basically all my sigs, so I followed a tut online, and went off at a few bits, with the render for example, but meh. I should have attempted to do the text different to what the tutorial told me to going off the final result, but... whatever. I like it. Still, some major C&CC is needed if I ever hope to improve at all.

http://aquate.us/u/Carbine.png

-The colors blend with the render
-Text isn't bad, though its kinda hard to read with the background
-I can see the background kinda being a blurred woods, with the sniper hiding in it, so nice there. Although I think you may need to work a little with it...IMO, you could make the render fit a little more with the background or perhaps add more to the background (as in try different backgrounds, or try this less blurred, or with cd4s, just play with it a little and have fun experimenting :)

You might wanna get another, more experienced opinion on it. It's not bad, not at all, it just seems that the background is a little off (to me anyway). Nice work :happy:
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Okay, this is more of an experiment. I was testing out a new style a couple days ago and came up with this (Dart from Dragoon, an awesome PS1 game). I had some real problems with the text and it seems a little bland to me and/or that the render goes a little to far with the color. It was an experiment though, so its okay. Just wanted some advice on it:

http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/5074/dartdragoon3.png

Limelight
08-25-2009, 04:21 PM
Sorry if this comes off as rude, but there's a couple of things I'd just like to say in response to this. I appreciate the fact that you were trying to give me some criticism, but I don't know if everything you said would actually be helpful.

You say that the bubbles blend quite well, but they look pasted on. That statement itself really doesn't make much sense, you also say that it's empty in some places. I really don't see it empty in any places, since I used a holo as my stock, and brushed a little bit behind it, but yes it is dark in some places.

Finally, I did sharpen the image, but I'll admit that the opacity is a little on the low side, I think I put it at 40%. And there is a light source in the signature, it goes from the top of the left wing and down.

I do get that it wasn't completely helpful, but I was just picking out what I did or didn't like about it. Sorry about not being helpful and that first part you mentioned though. Let me say it again:

The bubbles do blend somewhat, but maybe adding some small effects, maybe a little bit of light, or a gradient map just to help them blend.

I know I'm not near the best graphic artist on the forum, but I know about graphics and I'm just not good at putting in sentences how I feel, sorry ^__^

Medieval Manaphy
08-26-2009, 12:04 AM
[color=blue]
http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/5074/dartdragoon3.png

Looks very nice, I like the lighthing but it gets a little to bright on the right side The text is a little hard to read, probably because its red, like the background I think there is a little flow, i cant tell ^_^ But over all, very nice.

Made my first banner today. Lol I used a weavile stock, and it looks verly nice :D (To me)

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss85/jessah6229/Banners/Weavileorange.png Tell me what cha' think :D

Isaac8296
08-26-2009, 01:36 AM
Any comment on my newest banner?

http://i27.tinypic.com/280l3j4.png

I know it isn't that good.. XP


Medieval Manaphy-Hmmm. that banner looks good to me :P

Dragoness
08-28-2009, 09:04 PM
Any comment on my newest banner?

http://i27.tinypic.com/280l3j4.png

I know it isn't that good.. XP


Medieval Manaphy-Hmmm. that banner looks good to me :P

I like the background. It def. gives it a kinda electric feel to it, but IMO it doesn't blend well with the Pikachu. The border and text are cool, the only problem is the background against the Pokemon. Maybe blur it a little? Idk...

@Medieval Manaphy: Your first banner? Awesome! You def. have the background, render and text down. Good job.
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EDIT: here is a banner I just finished. I'm going to play w/lighting and text some more, but what do you guys think so far?
http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/4739/yuna2.png