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Nefarious
04-15-2005, 08:26 PM
http://img173.exs.cx/img173/3262/pe2kbannercontestbannercopy8td.pngbanner by me

Hi all and welcome to the 4th PE2K Banner of the Week Competition!

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

Here are the rules for this week:
Maximum width of banner: 513
Maximum height of banner: 117
Stock images allowed?: Yes
Animation allowed?: Yes
Theme: Opposites
Theme Explanation: For this theme you have to put something on one side of the banner, and something opposite of that on the other side. An example would be Sonic and Shadow. They are opposite. Put Sonic on one side and Shadow on the other. Or Sun and Moon. Put the sun on one side and the moon on the other. Just pick two things that are opposite of each other.

Anything above the specified size will not be accepted nor will it if it does not follow the theme. Please try to follow the theme as best you can.

No more than one entry per person will be accepted. The maximum number of entries are 12 due to the limited amount of poll options available for voting. Once 12 entries have been entered no more will be accepted. A voting poll will immediately open after that. April 22 will be the deadline for all entries unless there have been 12 by that time. Voting will also start on April 22 and will end on April 29.

You have one week to enter and one week to vote.

And don't forget to have fun! Please do not hold back if you do not have an advanced graphic program. There have been numerous graphic arts that have been done even in paint.

Good luck to you all and let the Competition begin!

Katera
04-15-2005, 08:29 PM
Ok I'll enter if thats alright.

Nefarious
04-15-2005, 08:31 PM
Ok I'll enter if thats alright.

Yep anyone can enter. :happy:

Katera
04-15-2005, 08:42 PM
Oh ok thanks I'll start as soon as I can.

Hoenn Mirror Girl
04-15-2005, 09:37 PM
*Stickied.

I'll work on my entry later.

MystiKal
04-15-2005, 10:07 PM
Hmm that's a tough topic but looks like I have another thing to work on I'm gonna be busy this weekend.

Matthew
04-16-2005, 06:06 PM
Hmmm... interesting theme :silly:

I'll have to work on mine if I find the time... as usual :tongue:

Hoenn Mirror Girl
04-16-2005, 06:58 PM
Wow. I've got the first entry again! Whoo-hoo!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/Ida-chan/contest/4mariahbanner.png
Not too shabby, eh? I might actually have a chance at winning.

BTW, for those who never checked out Hoenn Mirror World, those two girls in the banner are Mirror Mariah and Shadow Mariah.

Nefarious
04-22-2005, 04:42 AM
Nice job JIG. =)

Here's mine:

http://img256.echo.cx/img256/5494/oppositecopy2zx.png

I lvoe the way it turned out. It was especially helpful that I found decent pics of both the mon. Anyway I think I am going to extend the contest to Saturday.

Thanatos
04-22-2005, 06:39 AM
Nice job JIG. =)

Here's mine:

http://img256.echo.cx/img256/5494/oppositecopy2zx.png

I lvoe the way it turned out. It was especially helpful that I found decent pics of both the mon. Anyway I think I am going to extend the contest to Saturday.

Saw this one coming :P

I'm making one now, just give me time!

Kayden Javlaíakín
04-22-2005, 07:02 AM
Tough topic... Ooh...Mew and Mewtwo..
http://tinypic.com/4kijuw
Oh well. I always get PWNed at these things anyway...

Neptune's Disciple
04-22-2005, 08:04 AM
Here's mine:

http://img256.echo.cx/img256/5494/oppositecopy2zx.png


Wow, just...wow! That is the perfect banner, the font fits, all the colours are great, the images are well done. Great job

Thanatos
04-22-2005, 12:52 PM
The ultimate opposites, Neo and Smith.

http://img249.echo.cx/img249/1108/week4bannerfinal4sm.png

Yeah, not great. Not my worst by any means, but not great.

ST, that banner pwns all!

Nefarious
04-22-2005, 01:59 PM
Heh, thanks everyone. And anyone is welcome to use it in their sig, since it doesn't have anyone's name on it. =P

Anyway nice job DC. =)

And Kayden, I'm not sure if that's opposite, seeing as mewtwo has the same DNA as mew. =P But oh well I'll let it go. lol

Tamer San
04-22-2005, 05:14 PM
Here is my entery, nothing special, but its nice to join this competition for once ^^

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y10/taymoornassar2k6/Banner2copy.jpg

Enjoy the lameness XD

Incongruity
04-22-2005, 07:19 PM
more as ajoke than anything else :crackup: ... here we go!


http://tinypic.com/4kwdfo


yea, I made this in like 2 minutes, sue me



edit: nah, forget this one, look below

Nefarious
04-22-2005, 07:22 PM
more as ajoke than anything else :crackup: ... here we go!


http://tinypic.com/4kwdfo


yea, I made this in like 2 minutes, sue me

XD

Good one. MS Paint and PS are totally opposite. The PS side looks pretty good but still looks kind of thrown together. And...well you know on the other side. :silly:

Anyway great entries so far everyone. =)

Incongruity
04-22-2005, 07:28 PM
yea, I might fix the *photoshop end in a few minutes if I feel like it, just to make the contrast between paint and photoshop even more noticable :tongue:


using the same idea, but more classical ps techniques

http://tinypic.com/4kwhtk

Hoenn Mirror Girl
04-23-2005, 01:01 AM
Wow. All the banners look pretty good so far.

Matthew
04-23-2005, 03:20 AM
I really like Nef's.... his looks pretty awesome to the eye, but sk's is funny as crack XD.... hmmm... who to vote for?

(sk, the ps part should be a little more faded... it doesn't look right for some reason... lol.)

*starts plotting for ideas*

Pidgeot79
04-23-2005, 05:09 AM
Hopefully I'm not too late,I've worked really hard on this.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/DaMightea1/PokemonElite2000sBanneroftheWeekCompetition4GIF.gi f

Incongruity
04-23-2005, 12:44 PM
meh, matt, I don't really care. It was a joke rather than a serious entry


oh lol, I only read the parentheses part. nm

Nefarious
04-23-2005, 05:48 PM
Well if anyone wants to enter, you have a half a day to do so. I'll be closing the contest and opening the poll in the evening. (mountain time) Just a reminder to all. :wink:

Matthew
04-23-2005, 06:30 PM
I'm gonna start on it now.... heh

See

I told you I'd get it done! XD

http://img46.echo.cx/img46/6145/grudgecopy0qc.png

Nefarious
04-23-2005, 07:41 PM
I'm gonna start on it now.... heh

See

I told you I'd get it done! XD

http://img46.echo.cx/img46/6145/grudgecopy0qc.png

Wow, awesomeness. That's a nice pic you found. And the background brings it all together. Nice job on that. that's for sure.

.AzureLight
04-23-2005, 07:57 PM
Crap, I'd better hurry. I'm doing Plusle and Minun! :oops:

I'll edit this when it's done!

Incongruity
04-23-2005, 08:03 PM
I'm gonna start on it now.... heh

See

I told you I'd get it done! XD

http://img46.echo.cx/img46/6145/grudgecopy0qc.png
ooooooh, nice! and you even used nefarious' own font!


the pwnz0red



man, I should have done a serious entry, oh well

.AzureLight
04-23-2005, 08:39 PM
Since I've already been pwned... here's my entry.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v632/LaN_scyther_66/Banners/plusle_minun.jpg

No, it isn't that great...

MystiKal
04-23-2005, 08:45 PM
Ooo I love the Grudge banner Matthew, let me guess that's a pic from the TV Show? I was too busy with work this week to enter but I'll be back for the next contest.

Matthew
04-23-2005, 08:54 PM
Yeah it is.... I wanted a pic that shows how opposite the two were.... and what better way then them duking it out? I didn't want to use a boring official pic... and I couldn't really find any good ones any way... lol. I guess you can also say that they are similar in the fact that they both are enemies of each other and have similar markings.... eh... they are still opposites in my book ^_^

MystiKal
04-23-2005, 09:05 PM
Yaeh they are opposites since it kind says that in the Pokedex, and yeah all the good pics come from the TV show.

Matthew
04-23-2005, 09:08 PM
Most of them are always blurry... I tried adding like a dreamy feel to it by placing a motion blur NORMAL, Gaussian Blur LUMINOSITY, Normal SOFT LIGHT so it looks somewhat cool and blends somewhat into the bg.... followed by the color balance layer on top... meh....

I also just learned the 1337ness of the Extract tool... lol... I was always using the select tools XD

Incongruity
04-23-2005, 09:15 PM
Most of them are always blurry... I tried adding like a dreamy feel to it by placing a motion blur NORMAL, Gaussian Blur LUMINOSITY, Normal SOFT LIGHT so it looks somewhat cool and blends somewhat into the bg.... followed by the color balance layer on top... meh....

I also just learned the 1337ness of the Extract tool... lol... I was always using the select tools XD
Channels are 1337er than Extract

Matthew
04-23-2005, 09:16 PM
I'm not proficient in the channel method though... so, until I learn it, I will stick to extract, unless your willing to teach me how... besides, I don't use stock images that often anyway...

Incongruity
04-23-2005, 09:19 PM
extract is certainly more multi-purpose than channels, but if something is right, channels own


the main thing that owns about it is

-cropping something out of a pure white bg

-cropping something out of a pure black bg

-trying to get only the shadows of an image that is already cropped

-trying to get only the light parts of an image already cropped



but extract just takes way too long for me, especially the cleanup with history brush.




edit: oh, and of course channels are good for 3d lighting effects

Nefarious
04-23-2005, 09:19 PM
Yeah I just learned Extract too. I've never heard of Channels though.

Rotten One
04-24-2005, 07:37 AM
http://tinypic.com/4llv1s
Espeon and Umbreon complete opposites!

Channel Delibird
04-24-2005, 09:17 AM
Heh, thanks everyone. And anyone is welcome to use it in their sig, since it doesn't have anyone's name on it. =P

Are you serious? O_O Dude, that would be so cool if I could bear losing my Comrade Lardovic banner... =X I don't know what to do...(you'll see why I want to keep it so much later)

EDIT: I just put my own little touch at the bottom to keep some element of him in my sig, but I've decided to go with your uberpwnaging banner. =D If at any time you decide you'd rather I took it out that's OK.

Nefarious
04-24-2005, 04:42 PM
Are you serious? O_O Dude, that would be so cool if I could bear losing my Comrade Lardovic banner... =X I don't know what to do...(you'll see why I want to keep it so much later)

EDIT: I just put my own little touch at the bottom to keep some element of him in my sig, but I've decided to go with your uberpwnaging banner. =D If at any time you decide you'd rather I took it out that's OK.

Lol, well I'm glad that you are using it. :silly: And nice little pic you put on there. Gives it a humurous touch. lol But don't worry, you can keep it in your sig as long as you want.

TMTS
04-24-2005, 05:33 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v253/WhiteSealeo/groukyotitans.png

iView-abuse reigns in my latest creation. One of my best, IMO. :oops:

Channel Delibird
04-24-2005, 05:36 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v253/WhiteSealeo/groukyotitans.png

iView-abuse reigns in my latest creation. One of my best, IMO. :oops:

I'd have to agree with you on that. Looks absolutely brilliant - I know some Photoshoppers who'd be proud of it. The text is probably my favourite bit, the shadow really gives it that extra 'oomph'. Nice one. If ST hadn't gone and pwned everything in existence I'd be voting for you. XD

Matthew
04-24-2005, 05:42 PM
Not bad at all TMTS :P

Gah... so many good ones! XD lol.

TMTS
04-24-2005, 05:48 PM
If ST hadn't gone and pwned everything in existence I'd be voting for you. XD
Yesh... teh 00ber photoshop brushes, lighting and stuff ish evil. :eh:

Nefarious
04-24-2005, 05:59 PM
Yeah nice one TMTS. I agree that it's oneof your best yet.

Hmm...Maybe you should make an all paint contest TMTS. No PS aloud. Lol.

TMTS
04-24-2005, 08:58 PM
Yeah nice one TMTS. I agree that it's oneof your best yet.

Hmm...Maybe you should make an all paint contest TMTS. No PS aloud. Lol.
I'd say a "no photoshop" bar would be better than "only paint", but that's just me. :tongue:

Thanks for the compliments, y'all, but the more I look at it, the more I seem to hate how it looks for some reason... >_>;

Nefarious
04-24-2005, 10:49 PM
Well I guess this contest is over. I'll be making the poll now.

*Please Lock*

Hoenn Mirror Girl
04-24-2005, 11:52 PM
*Another day, another thread locked.