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Nefarious
05-07-2005, 06:44 PM
Welcome to the 5th weekly Banner of the Week Competition Voting! Here you can vote for who you think has teh best banner for the contest!

Rules:
-You can't vote for yourself
-Vote for the banner that best fits the theme

Theme: Seasonal

Here are the contestants:

TMTS
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v253/WhiteSealeo/sumjig_fin.png

Channel Delibird
http://img249.echo.cx/img249/503/winter2gf.png

Brat.Packer
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y158/brat-packer/SOTW/003.png

Kronos
http://img245.echo.cx/img245/3130/summercopy9no.png

Raddstealth316
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/Raddstealth316/winterbanner.gif

FShadow
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/DarkRaichu/birthofspring.png

Daniella Defines Divinity
http://img147.echo.cx/img147/737/aprilshowers6mh.jpg

Defense.2
http://img20.echo.cx/img20/4126/summer9un.jpg

Flower Girl Kayden
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/Drskottie1234/Flowers001.jpg

Rukario
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v253/WhiteSealeo/rur1k4r0b4nn3r.png

Nefarious
http://www.image-share.co.uk/uploads/1550d37238.gif

Thanatos
http://img2.echo.cx/img2/5707/week5bannerfinal6bo.png

Sybersaur3000
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v306/Sybersaur3000/season.png

The voting will end next Friday which is the 13th. A new contest will also start on that date.

Also anyone can vote so come one people!

Start teh voting!

Hoenn Mirror Girl
05-07-2005, 06:48 PM
FShadow gets my vote. The butterfly is a nice touch.

~* Esper *~
05-07-2005, 07:50 PM
All of them are really good, but I have to vote for Nefarious only because he used all the seasons, and did it soo perfectly.

MystiKal
05-07-2005, 08:28 PM
Brat gets my vote she used the ice effects very well.

Rukario
05-07-2005, 08:44 PM
Kronos gets my vote.

Incongruity
05-07-2005, 08:51 PM
I don't really like any of them, so I won't be voting this time around

Focal
05-07-2005, 09:41 PM
I actually got a vote, unbelievable :tongue:

Anyways, mine's for Nefarious. Great images and the animation rounds it all off :biggrin:

Matt
05-07-2005, 09:53 PM
I knew I wouldn't get a vote, it's not that good. I voted Kronos, it's beautiful.

Nefarious
05-07-2005, 10:08 PM
I really liked Brat's also. Kronos' is cool too but the text was kind of...well I didn't like it. =P

And I like teh penguin. lol

manectrics_shockwave
05-07-2005, 10:12 PM
I like Thanato's, I like spheal and shoal cave plus I think it looks cool so he got my vote.

I also like Defense.2's, i wish i could vote twice cause i like his too.

Neptune's Disciple
05-07-2005, 11:31 PM
I voted for Brats, I love that image, and the ice was done very well.

sybersaur3000
05-08-2005, 12:36 AM
Someone actually voted for me? *Wonders if that was a mistake XD*

I voted for Neforious. It seems like he's the king of PS these days.

Matt
05-08-2005, 12:45 AM
Nevermind then, I did get a vote. From who?

Dragon Lover
05-08-2005, 02:37 AM
Brat.Packer's image is really good and the penguine rocks.

~DL~

Brat.Packer
05-08-2005, 02:51 AM
LOl, hard decision, but I'ma break the tie and vote for Nefarious =P

Tamer San
05-08-2005, 08:30 AM
For some reason I wanted to vote for Vex >_>

Anyway, I didn't like the theme of this week so I haven't participated, and since its a sucky theme, its hard to find good banners for it, though Dap's and NF's pwned, I voted for Raddstealth (Dap) ^^

Thanatos
05-08-2005, 09:05 AM
I vote for TMTS. I'm amazed by his ability to do things without Photoshop.

And Jigglypuff is awesome :tongue:

Daniella Defines Divinity
05-08-2005, 09:58 AM
Someone actually voted for me? *Wonders if that was a mistake XD*

I voted for Neforious. It seems like he's the king of PS these days.

It was me that voted for you, I just thing tose little paint images look fantastic, it's easy enough to make something flashy in PS but to make something like that is something else ^_^

Raddstealth316
05-08-2005, 09:40 PM
NF gets my vote

TMTS
05-09-2005, 02:22 AM
Heh. I decided to go and criteque (sp?) each one, and what I thought.

Channel Delibird-
I love the person. Simple, but cute. It's also pretty good considering how small it is, but the snow seemed a little rushed.

Brat.Packer-
That's a really good banner! The text effects qwn, and the penguin's cool as well, (no pun intended), and I love the icy effect. The only thing that really killed it for me was putting your name not once, but twice, and the later rather large. No offence, but making your name rather large in a banner is NOT something you want to do if it's not going to be your sig.

Kronos-
Beautiful work as always. The background was nice, and the stock image was fit perfectly, as well. The font is very cool, and I love big words. XP 00ber cool.

Raddstealth316-
Very nice indeed. The text in the corner could have been a little more bold, but... who am I to say. it worked very well in each case. The font for the title is a little obscure, but the ice makes up for it, and the background is gorgeous.
(I'm going to call this technical difficulties, but the last frame of the animation seems to have black "spraypaint" across the bottom 1/4 or so...)

FShadow-
Wow. I really like this banner. the color choice, the images, and the background (I LOVE backgrounds) all blend wonderfully. BUT.... I must confess... the lack of the 1px black border took a lot away from it.

Daniella Defines Divinity-
The "painting"/"watercolor" effects are lovely, and I'm surprised how well the sprite was able to be blended in to a banner, and the sun effect was cool, but as I'll mention later, if I had a basic understanding of how photoshop worked, I think I would have been able to do similar work in a matter of an hour or so... I could be wrong.

Defense.2-
Very nice choice of colors. Very... I don't know the word-ey. only thing I don't really like is the way the stock image was faded, and those... mysterious blue spots... hmm..

Flower Girl Kayden-
It's nice, but the font is a little hard on the eyes, and there's no black border. The stock image could have been blended a little better... not a lot to say, really.

Rukario-
The whole banner had this... fuzzy effect going to it. Interesting kind of font, though, and the stock image was mixed in nice.

Nefarious-
Wow. This banner is very... very beautiful. The transition is nice, the text is wonderful, and all the while you remembered a border. Kudos to you, but this is where I have to get... er... a little mean. As pretty as it is, it really seems like you found a bunch of really high-quality images on the net, used a few simple photoshop techniques, and added the same lighting to them all, then blended them together, which, as I said in a previous comment- If I knew how photoshop worked, I'm sure it wouldn't be very hard at all to duplicate it with little or no effort. I'm truely and heartily sorry if I offended you... and ike I said before- I son't have the program, I don't know how it is, or how hard it is to use, but... It's really rather plain.

Thanatos-
I really like this banner. It's got some soft colors to it, giving it a slight chilly feeling. The text is marvalous- something I really envy photoshoppers for.

Sybersaur3000-
I'd like to hug you if I could. First banner I've seen lately that really makes my tutorial appear to be read. Recently. Not to see it hasn't been before. Over-all, I'm really amazed, and I see the effort that was put into it. I also have to give you a few more points for the trees- something I couldn't do right if my life depended on it.

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And the top five come down to...


5. RS316
4. NF
3. FShadow
2. Thantos
1. Kronos

I'd like to congradualate everyone who entered, there were some beautiful works this week. Not like I'm of any significance in this competition- I'm just a single participant and a single vote. XP

To top it off, I decided to show the non-smashed Jigglypuff "sprite" that I made for my banner.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v253/WhiteSealeo/jigglyonshipfull.gif

Nefarious
05-09-2005, 03:05 AM
Heh, no offense taken TMTS. =) I don't mind constructive critisism.

THe photos I got from deviantart, and I added the effects. It actually took awhile for teh winter, since it was the first one I worked on, but then it got easier since i am just getting other photos and putting them on.

The photos were actually quite dull so I added a lot of effects to brighten them up.

And it's appreciated that you posted a well thought out explanation for each. =)

Once again good luck everyone! Voting still has 5 more days to go. =P lol

Archie the Aqua leader
05-12-2005, 10:12 PM
I knew I wouldn't get a vote, it's not that good. I voted Kronos, it's beautiful.

Heh, you get my vote

I fell sorry for you.

Nefarious
05-12-2005, 11:17 PM
:susp: That's not really a reason to vote for anyone. The rules say to vote for the person who you thought best followed the theme. Remember that next time. :wink:

And there's one more day for voting. Get the votes in people!

Matt
05-13-2005, 02:26 AM
Well I have 3 votes, so one of them must have been because the banner was okay.

w00t! tied for third!

Archie the Aqua leader
05-13-2005, 03:58 AM
I will make a banner for the next contest.

Channel Delibird
05-13-2005, 06:21 AM
Meh, ST pwns us all again. Feels like such a dull vote, but it had to be done. =P Honourable mentions to Dap and Dani.

Nefarious
05-13-2005, 08:26 PM
Well anothr contest has ended. 13 entries is the most we've ever had!

Anyway here are the results:

In third place and with the bronze medal are:

Kronos
http://img245.echo.cx/img245/3130/summercopy9no.png

Defense.2
http://img20.echo.cx/img20/4126/summer9un.jpg

In second place and with teh silver medal is:

Brat.Packer
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y158/brat-packer/SOTW/003.png

And in first place and teh gold medal is:

Nefarious
http://www.image-share.co.uk/uploads/1550d37238.gif

Thanks to all who participated and I look forward to seeing more entries for the next contest!

A new contest will open very soon.

All entries will go in the BOTW prize wall. If a mod would be so kind as to put it there, it would be appreciated. :happy:

Please lock/unsticky. :wink:

Hoenn Mirror Girl
05-13-2005, 09:53 PM
Locked and unstickied.

I'll update the winner's thread ASAP.