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Nefarious
03-04-2005, 02:42 PM
Hello and welcome to the first weekly PE2K banner Competition. Well actually it is every other week but whatever.

We don't have a header banner for the thread yet but we will soon. :wink:

I will be your host, ST, and with that said lets get this underway!

Here are the rules for this week:

Maximum height of banner: 150
Maximum width of banner: 550
Stock images allowed?: No
Animation allowed?: Yes
Theme: The PE2K Banner of the Week Competition header banner.

Yes you will all be competing this week to see who can make the best banner for the competition.

Anything above the specified size will not be accepted nor will it if it does not follow the theme.

Also remember to title your piece and no more than one entry per person will be excepted. Oh yeah and have fun! If you don't have photoshop don't hold back from entering. I've actually seen some cool banners that have been made in paint.

You have two weeks to complete your banner. So that means you have until March 18 to finish it. Voting for the best banner by members will start on March 18 and end on March 25. A new competition will also be starting on March 18.

Any discussion of the contest should go in the PE2K banner contest discussion thread.

Good Luck to everyone. :wink:

Mechaflame
03-04-2005, 08:08 PM
Sounds cool. I'm entering. *starts brainstorming*

HKim
03-05-2005, 12:58 AM
Looks good SapphireTiger.

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Do you want me to unsticky and lock the discussion thread for this competition? Also, if you want to make a calendar event for this competition, go ahead and then send it to me and I'll put it up.

TMTS
03-05-2005, 02:47 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v253/WhiteSealeo/pe2kbanner_of_week.png

Used: Paint, iView_32
*sigh* watch me get pwned by photoshop once more when Matthew and them come... and make spiffy animated ones with bells and whistles... oh well. I did what I could with what I have... :oops:

MystiKal
03-05-2005, 03:17 AM
Ok well I decided to enter this contest I didn't take to long on this though. I just made a quick render in Bryce and touched it up in Photoshop.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/VenusaurTrainer/pe2kbanner3.png

Nefarious
03-05-2005, 03:30 AM
Looks good SapphireTiger.

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Do you want me to unsticky and lock the discussion thread for this competition? Also, if you want to make a calendar event for this competition, go ahead and then send it to me and I'll put it up.

No go ahead and leave the discussion thread for while. There might be more suggestions that might make people want to join it. :wink:

And for the calendar event do you want me to PM you or what?

btw nice banners guys. :wink:

EDIT: I just noticed this thread wasn't stickied. :oops:

Matthew
03-05-2005, 06:27 AM
VT... you had to get in here and pwn me way before I had a chance to make a banner XD lol. At least I have what... two weeks? Eh.... I better get brainstornimg...

MystiKal
03-05-2005, 06:29 AM
Lol and that was a quick banner to took me about an hour to do. XD

HKim
03-05-2005, 07:34 AM
No go ahead and leave the discussion thread for while. There might be more suggestions that might make people want to join it. :wink:

And for the calendar event do you want me to PM you or what?

btw nice banners guys. :wink:

EDIT: I just noticed this thread wasn't stickied. :oops:


Oh sorry, now the thread is stickied. Heh.

Yes, just PM it to me.

Mechaflame
03-05-2005, 02:42 PM
Does the banner have to say PE2k Banner of the Week? If so, that's cool.

I just have to change that on my banner. I'm almost done with it. But it says "Pokemon Elite 2000"... is that okay? :neutral:

Matthew
03-05-2005, 04:50 PM
Does the banner have to say PE2k Banner of the Week? If so, that's cool.

I just have to change that on my banner. I'm almost done with it. But it says "Pokemon Elite 2000"... is that okay? :neutral:

Welll.... the banner that we are making is for this compiteiton (The title that is...) So maybe adding that Banner of the Week part would be appropriate :rolleyes:

Nefarious
03-05-2005, 04:50 PM
Thanks HKim. :happy:

Does the banner have to say PE2k Banner of the Week? If so, that's cool.

I just have to change that on my banner. I'm almost done with it. But it says "Pokemon Elite 2000"... is that okay? :neutral:

And yeah it would be nice if you could put banner contest Mecha. :wink:

Matthew
03-06-2005, 08:11 AM
http://img120.exs.cx/img120/9206/untitled18ke.gif

XD

Gah... I got the wording wrong... I'll change it if it is that big of a deal.

boltAge
03-06-2005, 10:02 AM
Guess what? I'm participating too

http://img44.exs.cx/img44/75/banneroftheweek1hp.png

Yes, it sucks, but it's fun. Whatever.

paperfairy
03-06-2005, 05:24 PM
OMFG Raik, your banner pwns. Ur gonna win.

I would enter, but Photoshop (and everything for that matter) was recently wiped off my PC, so I'm a bit pissed. Maybe I'll do something in Paint, just to get pwned by VT and Matthew. *sigh*

-PF

Thoughts: I just noticed my title made the cut! ^^

TMTS
03-06-2005, 05:36 PM
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/VenusaurTrainer/pe2kbanner3.png
http://img120.exs.cx/img120/9206/untitled18ke.gif
*sigh* I knew it... I've been pwned and I don't stand a plauseable chance...

O_< Nice banners, either way. They're teh spiffeh-eist.

And Raik, you clearly have pwned me in paint knowlege... *bows down* XP

Matthew
03-06-2005, 06:04 PM
Heh... thanks TMTS :silly:

I don't know which I like more... VT's or mine... I like my color, but VT's render is just beuatiful.

Pidgeot79
03-06-2005, 06:40 PM
Here's my entry:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/DaMightea1/4e596197.gif
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/DaMightea1/4e596197.gif

I like how my render turned out.

Thanatos
03-06-2005, 07:08 PM
VT and Matthew, you've been pwn'd.

Pidgeot79, that is one of the best banners ever.

MystiKal
03-06-2005, 07:27 PM
Lol good job P79 but I suggest a diffrent font color it matchs the BG to well and is hard to read.

TMTS
03-06-2005, 08:47 PM
Really sweet render and all, but a blue looks better IMO...

Just my 2-bit suggustion.

EDIT: OH! Or green! XD

Pidgeot79
03-06-2005, 09:29 PM
Lol good job P79 but I suggest a diffrent font color it matchs the BG to well and is hard to read.

LOL,you say that about almost everything I make,but it's true.It's changed now.

Really sweet render and all, but a blue looks better IMO...

Just my 2-bit suggustion.

EDIT: OH! Or green! XD

I think color depends on what kind of person you are.Some people may prefer green,some may prefer red,some may prefer black.

.AzureLight
03-06-2005, 10:35 PM
Hmmm, looks like fun. I'll get to work straight away! :oops:

EDIT: Here it is! It's not that great... but I tried!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v632/LaN_scyther_66/botw.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v632/LaN_scyther_66/botw.jpg

Matthew
03-07-2005, 01:23 AM
VT and Matthew, you've been pwn'd.

I don't think so... It is good and everything, but I don't think it is as good as VT's nor mine. It is a pretty gnarly banner and all, but the font kinda takes away from the banner itself.

It will probably be a close race between the three of us though.

Nefarious
03-07-2005, 01:28 AM
I really like all of them. How did you make the 3D part Matthew? That is really cool.

ACManga
03-07-2005, 01:43 AM
well, Matthew's and VT's already pwn mine, but i was bored, and i had an open render that i wasn't sure i'd already used (XD) so here it is
http://img37.exs.cx/img37/8585/pe2k5po.png

MystiKal
03-07-2005, 02:46 AM
I love that render AC but I'm not to fond on the text the color just doesn't flow well with that render.

Nefarious
03-07-2005, 03:31 AM
Ok I know it's weird that the host is entering but I couldn't resist. It's not like i'll be choosing who wins anyway. So here's mine:

http://img173.exs.cx/img173/3262/pe2kbannercontestbannercopy8td.png

btw it is a new rule that you cannot vote for yourself. So all the polls will be public.

Pidgeot79
03-07-2005, 03:42 AM
I don't think so... It is good and everything, but I don't think it is as good as VT's nor mine. It is a pretty gnarly banner and all, but the font kinda takes away from the banner itself.

It will probably be a close race between the three of us though.

Yeah,the font took me over an hour to find the perfect type of font,color,color of stroke,and glow settings yet I'm still not 100% satisfied.It'd look way better without the font.

Matthew
03-07-2005, 05:47 AM
Ok I know it's weird that the host is entering but I couldn't resist. It's not like i'll be choosing who wins anyway. So here's mine:

http://img87.exs.cx/img87/6807/pe2kbannercontestbanner5jv.jpg

btw it is a new rule that you cannot vote for yourself. So all the polls will be public.

Your banner doesn't seem to be loading ST... :eh: (at least not for me.... why a JPEG? Try PNG please...)

Nefarious
03-07-2005, 02:02 PM
Your banner doesn't seem to be loading ST... :eh: (at least not for me.... why a JPEG? Try PNG please...)

It isn't? Here try the PNG.

http://img173.exs.cx/img173/3262/pe2kbannercontestbannercopy8td.png

Matthew
03-07-2005, 02:12 PM
pwnd

lol

That is friggin sweet ST! I love the color, and the font works perfectly! You got my vote... lol, unless something better comes along.

Nefarious
03-07-2005, 02:18 PM
pwnd

lol

That is friggin sweet ST! I love the color, and the font works perfectly! You got my vote... lol, unless something better comes along.

lol. Thanks Matthew. It's only the 7th of March and we have a lot of entries. :happy: I really like yours and VT's. Not sure which one to vote for.

ACManga
03-07-2005, 02:51 PM
XD i just noticed that the render i used was the same one i used yesterday >.< i shoulda picked another one. but sadly, my mom kicked me off the comp while i was picking fonts, so i had to stay with that one XD

Nefarious
03-07-2005, 02:55 PM
XD i just noticed that the render i used was the same one i used yesterday >.< i shoulda picked another one. but sadly, my mom kicked me off the comp while i was picking fonts, so i had to stay with that one XD

You could always change your entry before the 18th. But it's all up to you. :wink:
i think yours still looks great though.

ACManga
03-07-2005, 02:57 PM
holy crap, this goes on till the 18th? XD imma change my entry then XD

Nefarious
03-07-2005, 03:01 PM
holy crap, this goes on till the 18th? XD imma change my entry then XD
Yep. Although it's called banenr of the week contest it's actually every other week. I couldn't call it the PE2K every other week banner contest. Just wouldn't sound right. But I might shorten the amount of time a person has to enter in the future.

Katera
03-07-2005, 04:20 PM
I love it ST its awesome.

.AzureLight
03-07-2005, 05:00 PM
Wow... I've clearly been pwned... at least I tried... and gave it an effort. :dazed:

Thanatos
03-07-2005, 07:34 PM
Well, I think ST has my vote. I like it even better the P79's!

Beautiful :wink2:

TMTS
03-07-2005, 07:46 PM
http://img173.exs.cx/img173/3262/pe2kbannercontestbannercopy8td.png
*dies*
Wellll.... my avatar is cooler than ALL OF YOURS! XD My only consolation... :oops: Oh well... I tried... :sleepy:

Pidgeot79
03-07-2005, 09:08 PM
It isn't? Here try the PNG.

http://img173.exs.cx/img173/3262/pe2kbannercontestbannercopy8td.png

:surp: Nice,I definately need to do some serious editing on my banner to beat that.

.AzureLight
03-07-2005, 09:40 PM
You know... I only have Photoshop 5.0 and Paint... so I don't have all the fancy stuff you guys use... :susp:

TMTS
03-07-2005, 09:46 PM
o_O you have A PHOTOSHOP?! I just have paint, and a freeware program I downloaded.... horray for iView! :oops:

.AzureLight
03-07-2005, 09:49 PM
Ahh... I see. Still, I'm only learning how to use Photoshop now... so yeah... :oops:

Plus in 5.0, there isn't lots you can do, compared to the newer versions... :dazed:

ACManga
03-08-2005, 02:33 AM
i use Photoshop CS 8.0... here's my entry... (yes, changed it)
http://img230.exs.cx/img230/7176/pe2k26bd.png

Nefarious
03-08-2005, 02:38 AM
i use Photoshop CS 8.0... here's my entry... (yes, changed it)
http://img230.exs.cx/img230/7176/pe2k26bd.png

:eek: wow that's awesome. That font is like totally tech.

MystiKal
03-08-2005, 02:54 AM
Wow great job AC I love that font you used.

Hoenn Mirror Girl
03-08-2005, 03:14 AM
I'd like to try my luck too!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/Ida-chan/contestbanner.png

Made with Paint and VCW VicMan's Photo Editor. Not as good as all the banners here, but at least it's something. :tongue:

Pidgeot79
03-08-2005, 03:18 AM
I've edited my old entry slightly once more.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/DaMightea1/c4cc364a.gif
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/DaMightea1/c4cc364a.gif

I've noticed nobody has given their banners a name so I won't either. :tongue:

Nefarious
03-08-2005, 03:23 AM
Yeah giving it a title was kind of a bad idea. Since you are only aloud one entry I might as well just put the names of the people in the poll. The titles are unnessasary.

MystiKal
03-08-2005, 03:31 AM
Nice paint banenr JIG. ^^ Also P79 I liked the font you used last time this one is just meh.

ACManga
03-08-2005, 02:45 PM
@P79- i liked the font you used before; this one's kinda... o.o;;

Pidgeot79
03-08-2005, 09:54 PM
Nice paint banenr JIG. ^^ Also P79 I liked the font you used last time this one is just meh.

@P79- i liked the font you used before; this one's kinda... o.o;;

Am I seeing double?What do you mean "the font you used before"?Are you refering to the type of font,color, or placement?If you mean type of font,I'm using the same one as before,just smaller.If you mean color,I just changed it.

ACManga
03-08-2005, 10:22 PM
i mean every part of it >_>

.AzureLight
03-08-2005, 10:52 PM
Wow... all of your banners pwn mine... good job! :biggrin:

Hoenn Mirror Girl
03-08-2005, 11:04 PM
Nice paint banenr JIG. ^^
Thanks. I know I really don't have a chance in winning, but like I said, I wanted to try my luck.
Who knows? One day, I might be even on your level. :wink:

Nefarious
03-09-2005, 12:45 AM
Yeah I thought it was nice too. It's always great to see a lot of members entering even though they only have paint. ^^

tha man rocking tha manl
03-09-2005, 02:37 AM
http://img224.exs.cx/img224/1993/banneroftheweek11vt.png Heres my entry.I only have paint so that will let you know why it looks bad.I had to recolor, fuse, and get a background for the sprites.

Nefarious
03-09-2005, 04:01 AM
http://img224.exs.cx/img224/1993/banneroftheweek11vt.png Heres my entry.I only have paint so that will let you know why it looks bad.I had to recolor, fuse, and get a background for the sprites.

One problem: the contest isn't all about scyther. :tongue:

Thanatos
03-09-2005, 04:41 AM
I'm gonna have to enter at this rate. Even if it isn't like ST's.

Bring it. =P

MystiKal
03-09-2005, 01:20 PM
I'm suprised you havent entered yet Thanatos you do good work.

Matthew
03-09-2005, 02:17 PM
And on top of that, tha man, It's horrible.... sorry :ermm:

I'm still in love with ST's... lol.

P79... you seem to be having problems selecting a font... Wanna give me the blank banner and I'll add teh text? I understand if you don't want to... I just don't want to see an awesome banner be thrown away because of a crappy text job....

Nefarious
03-09-2005, 02:25 PM
I'm gonna have to enter at this rate. Even if it isn't like ST's.

Bring it. =P

Can't wait to see yours! ^^

And yeah i have to agree with Matthew the text kind of ruins the whole thing P79.

This is the text style I usually use:

Drop Shadow
Stroke 1 pixel black
And a bevel and emboss

The color should be white. It usually fits all banners.

Thanatos
03-09-2005, 08:13 PM
I still think the render pwns.

Ok, I'll enter this afternoon. I've got some time then.

Pidgeot79
03-10-2005, 01:25 AM
And on top of that, tha man, It's horrible.... sorry :ermm:

I'm still in love with ST's... lol.

P79... you seem to be having problems selecting a font... Wanna give me the blank banner and I'll add teh text? I understand if you don't want to... I just don't want to see an awesome banner be thrown away because of a crappy text job....

I think ST's tip did the job.Thanks anyways.

Can't wait to see yours! ^^

And yeah i have to agree with Matthew the text kind of ruins the whole thing P79.

This is the text style I usually use:

Drop Shadow
Stroke 1 pixel black
And a bevel and emboss

The color should be white. It usually fits all banners.

Works for me,except the white part.I chose a very light red.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/DaMightea1/PokemonElite2000sBanneroftheWeekCompetition1GIF.gi f
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/DaMightea1/PokemonElite2000sBanneroftheWeekCompetition1GIF.gi f

Matthew
03-10-2005, 01:52 AM
Much easier to read... but use a diffrent font... that pixel one doesn't work well... :ermm: Much better though :silly:

Thanatos
03-10-2005, 09:56 AM
Finally, my work is finished!

http://img201.exs.cx/img201/2356/week1bannerfinal3gu.png

http://img201.exs.cx/img201/2356/week1bannerfinal3gu.png

I call it, The Pokemon Elite 2000 Forum Banner Of The Week Competition. Catchy ain't it? I coloured it to be like the night sky.

And if I don't win, I'm converting this baby into a banner. :wink2:

P79, that banner pwns.

Thanks ST for the inspiration, and VT for the font suggestion.

Matthew
03-10-2005, 02:19 PM
Wow DC... That had to be one of your best banners ever! This competition is getting competitive! I love the colors :silly:


http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/VenusaurTrainer/pe2kbanner3.png
http://img120.exs.cx/img120/9206/untitled18ke.gif
http://img173.exs.cx/img173/3262/pe2kbannercontestbannercopy8td.png
http://img230.exs.cx/img230/7176/pe2k26bd.png
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/DaMightea1/PokemonElite2000sBanneroftheWeekCompetition1GIF.gi f
http://img201.exs.cx/img201/2356/week1bannerfinal3gu.png

Wow... See how close this competition is? These are the best ones, the ones that will be close...

Nefarious
03-10-2005, 02:21 PM
And that is a pwnage banner DC. :eek: Looks kind of like mine only different. Anyway good luck in the voting. :wink:

TMTS
03-10-2005, 06:55 PM
These are the best ones, the ones that will be close...
*feels disincluded*

Yeah, all the photoshop peeps will rule over us all, leaving no room for people of a lesser.... program... lol

Thantos/DC, awesome banner... the best, IMO... :tongue:

Thanatos
03-10-2005, 07:13 PM
One of these days TMTS, I'm gonna get you Photoshop. You deserve to have it. =P

I can't believe how close this is gonna get. Obviously I hope I win, but if I don't, I want this to go to SapphireTiger. ST, you've become so good with Photoshop now.

Did anyone notice that Pidgeot79 and I are the only 2 people who used the right wording? :crackup:

Nefarious
03-10-2005, 07:15 PM
*feels disincluded*

Yeah, all the photoshop peeps will rule over us all, leaving no room for people of a lesser.... program... lol

Thantos/DC, awesome banner... the best, IMO... :tongue:

I thought yours was really cool TMTS. Yours was the best paint banner there. I think there are free programs that are similiar to photoshop. One is called Gimp. Maybe search for it. :wink:

And thanks Thanatos! :biggrin: I have no idea who i'm gonna go for.

Well it looks like most everyone who wanted to enter entered and within a weeks time. I'll probably shorten the time to one week next week. We still have another week to go for this one.

TMTS
03-10-2005, 09:14 PM
I thought yours was really cool TMTS. Yours was the best paint banner there. I think there are free programs that are similiar to photoshop. One is called Gimp. Maybe search for it. :wink:

^_^ Eh, I got iView, and I'm happy with it. And thanks!

No, it's no problem really, I knew from the start there's no way I'd win, but I like trying! :tongue: I like the challenge!

X \ I hope you know I don't do all of my work in paint... a lot of the cool effects are iView-ed, there's no way I could do anything close to that with scribbles alone. >_<

Nefarious
03-10-2005, 10:00 PM
I've never heard of iView. Well I've heard you say that a couple times so I've known. Well that explains all the cool effects and stuff. Anyway I still think your skills with paint pwn.

Oh and just so you know DC, I wasn't even that good when I satrted Photoshop. You are progressing faster than I did. o.o

Thanatos
03-11-2005, 09:56 AM
I'm only progressing because I wanted to be able to make my own sigs. I didn't like relying on others. Now that I am a banner maker, I know how annoying some requests (and requesters) can be.

And because I was stealing backgrounds for my banners, something nobody ever should.

Matthew was my main inspiration, and ST. VT wasn't around when I started.

So can we shorten the contest? Not many others (maybe rainfall) are going to enter.

TMTS
03-11-2005, 10:08 AM
Yeah, we should probably keep the contest open for a while- people like rainfall, and perhaps some newcommers to the forum might want to enter... just leave it. All you'd do by starting the voting is hasten the process. :eh:

Thanatos
03-11-2005, 10:20 AM
Yeah, you're right.

I just wanna work on my next banner, this contest is a lot of fun.

Nefarious
03-11-2005, 02:10 PM
We'll probably shorten it next week. :wink:

MystiKal
03-12-2005, 12:28 AM
So when is this contest going to be over I cant wait to see who wins.

Nefarious
03-12-2005, 02:10 AM
Umm the 18th which is next friday. So we still have a whole nother week. O.o

Well I don't think anybody else is really going to enter sicne pretty much everyone but rain entered. I don't know if we should end it now or what.

Thanatos
03-12-2005, 02:25 AM
Well it is banner of the "week," not banner of the fortnight.

MystiKal
03-12-2005, 02:28 AM
I say we end it now since no one else looks like there going to enter.

Nefarious
03-12-2005, 02:41 AM
Yeah I was gonna start it with one week at a time but HKim said we should start it out for two weeks first to see how things go. But I guess we should end it now. Ok it set up the poll now. :D

MystiKal
03-12-2005, 02:45 AM
W00t nice I cant wait to see who wins this.

Hoenn Mirror Girl
03-12-2005, 06:42 PM
Since no more entries will be accepted...

*Thread locked. I hope I win! :happy: