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Old 2014-05-23, 07:10   Link #41
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@ Patchy I do prefer tis one over the previous one.

A my latest, I reworked the brightness and saturation, toned down the color swirls
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Old 2014-05-23, 22:13   Link #42
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Old 2014-05-24, 07:09   Link #43
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@Frailty, beside the current absence of text, the two things than might be a issue are the shortness of the background and the abundance of white around the girl.
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Old 2014-05-24, 07:15   Link #44
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^ while I do agree about the background, the light behind is supposed to be my light source
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Old 2014-05-24, 07:51   Link #45
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Old 2014-05-26, 11:33   Link #46
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I don't know if it's the same you submitted as entry, but this one still has issues on the right corner, it doesn't blend well with the background and the transition isn't smooth. It isn't acceptable as it is now, sorry if I didn't say it before but I noticed just now.

Anyway, you can edit your post in the entry thread until the deadline.
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Old 2014-05-26, 12:02   Link #47
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Sorry, I didn't saw a issue on the right, is it OK now ?
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Old 2014-05-28, 03:13   Link #48
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My banner try for the contest.



Series: Mondaiji....

Character: Kuro-Usagi/Izayoi.

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Old 2014-05-28, 11:42   Link #49
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@Ryo-kun - yep to be honest I really intend to do a summer scenic theme since the render wouldn't be close to a summer one, so I consider it as a challenge for myself

anyway what is that "free" theme ehhhh

Again another experiment ... 2nd banner (Maybe I'll use her as my official one), character focused on the summer festival theme while using shrine + forest as a bg..

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I see... making a summer-y atmosphere with sole edits is difficult indeed, especially if the BG and characters used don't have summer elements with them (from their clothes, pose, activity, etc.). About "Free!"... Nah, you know that swimming anime I'm expecting someone here would feature the characters from that series into their entry.

Your new one is great and is much more fitting with the theme. Would love to see it with the text. Although personally I feel the placement might be difficult because the character is too centered. I might nudge the image to the left with some part of the left BG cut and extend the right side a bit. But this is just me.

@ganbaru: the border problem is gone on your latest version. Personally I feel the image is a bit too bright and might need to be darkened a little. But this is up to you of course.

@Frailty, RRW, ReinZwei: I think all of you already have a good base to start with so I'd say just continue to work with them.

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Found a potential render and made an alternative:

Preview: Beige | Blue

The BG is too narrow, hence the awkward right side and I haven't been able to do a workaround for it. Even if I did, I most probably won't use this one.
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Old 2014-05-29, 08:23   Link #50
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My banner try for the contest.



Series: Mondaiji....

Character: Kuro-Usagi/Izayoi.

Any C&C will help,
Looks great! It just needs some text to match now, I think. Don't forget to get that file size down, too.
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Gah. This third draft give me a copious amount of grief to work with.
DraftC: Official art of Uni and Nepgear (Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2), BG source

Preview: Beige | Blue

Definitely not happy with the BG-to-gradient transition, I still can't seem to get it right. I'm thinking about replacing the current background as well, but I haven't found a suitable one as yet.
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Old 2014-05-29, 09:27   Link #51
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@blaze0041 I would suggest to tone down a little the blurring of the background.
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Old 2014-05-30, 02:20   Link #52
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Gah. This third draft give me a copious amount of grief to work with.
DraftC: Official art of Uni and Nepgear (Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2), BG source

Preview: Beige | Blue

Definitely not happy with the BG-to-gradient transition, I still can't seem to get it right. I'm thinking about replacing the current background as well, but I haven't found a suitable one as yet.
Somehow I knew you're going to use that pic
Yeah, I also think that BG isn't really suitable as Nepgear and Uni's activity is indoor. You might want to get an indoor BG or you can just use the BG from the render, particularly the parts just above Ram's head. I have an idea regarding this. Will send you a PM later for details.
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Latest update of mine:

Preview: Beige | Blue

Does the decoration on the bottom middle look okay? (I feel that it might look too crowded from the preview) or should I get rid of it?
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Old 2014-05-30, 03:54   Link #53
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@ganbaru: banner is ok now.

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Very nice and with the proper summer element. Let's see how you'll include the text (and of course, not forget the size).

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Definitely not happy with the BG-to-gradient transition, I still can't seem to get it right. I'm thinking about replacing the current background as well, but I haven't found a suitable one as yet.
I agree, it needs a different background because right now the banner is clashing on the gradient, while they should go well together.

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Does the decoration on the bottom middle look okay? (I feel that it might look too crowded from the preview) or should I get rid of it?
I don't think it looks too crowded, on the contrary it may look a bit empty by having just the two characters and a sun. The decoration suits too since those looks like waves (with an aquamarine colour they're particularly good).
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Old 2014-05-30, 04:08   Link #54
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Sup. I'd make an entry myself if it wasn't for my PS going bonkers. And I'm rusty.

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current draft
Main problem is the solid color bg and the actual render. Blend the two together better by experimenting with Layer Filters or adding additional clouds. Carefully. At least, try and make it not cut off so hard. Other than that, it's fine.


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Sorry, I didn't saw a issue on the right, is it OK now ?
I'd propose bringing out the girl a bit more. Not by a lot, but amplify the contrast by a small margin, especially her head with the flowers. Blending looks fairly fine otherwise.

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My banner try for the contest.

Very nice blending and quality. However, the right side clashes a whole lot considering it's green on blue, a problem the left doesn't have as much. Try a soft Eraser a little more on the green so the cutoff isn't so hard.

If you're going to add text, I'd propose something white and small over the green to the right.

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Found a potential render and made an alternative:

Preview: Beige | Blue
Same problem as I talked about above, but you seem to be aware of it. Change the color for "forums" to either the same as "animesuki" or at least something darker. It's unreadable as it is. Perhaps the same color as the leftmost girl's hair would work.

Also, try and up the quality with sharpening or some Level work. The render itself looks a bit "low quality" for some reason, almost like JPEG artifacts.

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Gah. This third draft give me a copious amount of grief to work with.
DraftC: Official art of Uni and Nepgear (Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2), BG source

Preview: Beige | Blue

Definitely not happy with the BG-to-gradient transition, I still can't seem to get it right. I'm thinking about replacing the current background as well, but I haven't found a suitable one as yet.
Already aware of transition, good. Really need to change that. Use something with less clashing colors. And be aware that while the left girl works, the right one doesn't., Her colors are too contrasting compared to the BG and the left girl... or maybe it's the other way around. Maybe you should tone the left one down. I'm not actually sure. Maybe the BG just isn't right at all.

Text looks fine with that bg, however.

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Latest update of mine:

Preview: Beige | Blue

Does the decoration on the bottom middle look okay? (I feel that it might look too crowded from the preview) or should I get rid of it?
Works fine overall. Decorations are nicely placed and doesn't feel crowded to me. Their faces might be a bit overly bright, but I understand it might be due to the artstyle... and it kinda fits, even if I don't personally like it. So not much else to say.



As for Patchy's stuff, pft. Like I could find anything negative there even if I tried. /fanboymode

For the record, I did try.
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Old 2014-05-30, 20:16   Link #55
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When I use my mobile device to access this thread, the top of the banner background becomes yellowish or greenish. However, when I take a screenshot and transfer it to a computer, it reverts to white. Is it an issue with accessing the site with mobile devices or is my device faulty (I can still see pure white on it though)?
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Old 2014-06-04, 08:12   Link #56
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Latest update of mine:

Preview: Beige | Blue

Does the decoration on the bottom middle look okay? (I feel that it might look too crowded from the preview) or should I get rid of it?
I like the decorations on the middle And the colors are really nice!

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DraftC: Official art of Uni and Nepgear (Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2), BG source

Preview: Beige | Blue

Definitely not happy with the BG-to-gradient transition, I still can't seem to get it right. I'm thinking about replacing the current background as well, but I haven't found a suitable one as yet.
I agree with the following answers, maybe you should tone down the background a little bit, or try another color than green?

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Old 2014-06-04, 09:46   Link #57
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still have no idea what kind of text i am going to put in @_@
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Old 2014-06-04, 10:59   Link #58
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TY for the feedback everyone, already finalized my banner.

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Test Page:
Beige

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Mondai-Ji-tachi .... / Kuro-Usagi, Sakamaki Izayoi


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Old 2014-06-04, 11:59   Link #59
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@rikikkai it's looking good and well blended but the text feel kind of odd to me but it might be a question of taste.
@ReinZwei, the text is too much to the right, putting the focus too much out of the center.
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Old 2014-06-04, 12:36   Link #60
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I made a try, I'm open to all suggestions

Two things: it looks a bit too bright on the whole, I'd slightly decrease brightness and/or contrast. Secondly it's a bit small, there's almost 50% gradient and 50% banner, the ratio should be around 25:75 or 20:80 imho. But putting these things aside it looks nice

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Banner:
In agreement with the above comment, the text is too much on the right. In addition, the colour used for "AnimeSuki" is too strong in the sense that when you look at the banner, the first thing to capture the eye is that text (while it should be the image).
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