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 Post subject: Erin's Graphics
PostPosted: January 25th, 2012, 6:47 pm 
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.:ICONS:.

.:LotR:.

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.: Doctor Who :.

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.:BANNERS:.

I've been practising making these kind of banners, by using the tutorial on the main site, and would love some feedback on them.

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This one was going to have text, but I fail at text. It was just supposed to be a banner recreation of the that scene were Arwen says, "It was a gift. Keep it."
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 Post subject: Re: Erin's Graphics
PostPosted: January 25th, 2012, 10:28 pm 
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I like the Arwen and Aragorn banner the most. :P
On the Smeagol one, it looks like he should be blended in a bit more... or the light blue color outlining his hand erased.


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 Post subject: Re: Erin's Graphics
PostPosted: January 26th, 2012, 12:28 pm 
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Very good for a beginner! Blending isn't too bad either. :) My suggestion would be to play with colors and definitely contrast! Also, try sharpening your pictures a bit to make them more defined. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Erin's Graphics
PostPosted: January 26th, 2012, 12:45 pm 
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Thanks for the critique, both of you!

I know I need to work on blending them, since I'm only used to working with anime pictures.

I do love the style that everyone has on here, banner wise.

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 Post subject: Re: Erin's Graphics
PostPosted: January 26th, 2012, 3:19 pm 
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Sorry for the double post.

I just made another banner.

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I know about the problem with her hand being blurry. Nothing I did seemed to fix it, I even tried putting a flower brush over her hand, but it was too out of place. In the original pic, she's clapping, so major blurry hand.

I'll add this one to the first post, so it's easy to see them all together.

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 Post subject: Re: Erin's Graphics
PostPosted: January 27th, 2012, 4:59 pm 
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Really good stuff for a beginner :) I especially like the Sauron one. I'd say try experimenting with text. A good quote or even just a name can make a banner even better :-D

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 Post subject: Re: Erin's Graphics
PostPosted: January 28th, 2012, 8:51 pm 
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I've added some icons.

I've given up on those banners for a while. They are helpful, by learning tips on how to work with proper photos. So, best to stick with making what I'm best at. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Erin's Graphics
PostPosted: January 30th, 2012, 8:07 pm 
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Your icons look great, great use of color!

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 Post subject: Re: Erin's Graphics
PostPosted: February 3rd, 2012, 6:09 pm 
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Thank you! :D

I added a new icon, it was a request.

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 Post subject: Re: Erin's Graphics
PostPosted: February 4th, 2012, 1:33 pm 
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Wow, excellent start! :) The blending looks wonderful, and I think that's the hardest part, so congrats!

I agree that you should experiment with text. :yes: Also, I'd start playing around with the colors. There's many different ways that you can alter the original colors to make your graphics unique, and for me that's the best part! :D


Very lovely start, though. :yes: Keep it up!

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 Post subject: Re: Erin's Graphics
PostPosted: February 4th, 2012, 11:49 pm 
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Thanks for the feed back, Shadowcat.

Since everyone seems to be under the impression that I'm new to graphics editing, I'd like outright say, that I'm not. I never said I was. I just saw the tutorial on the site of making those kind of banners, and am not that great working with actual photos or non-anime screen captures, and needed feedback on it. I've been using Paint Shop Pro 7 for two years now. I'm used to working with Anime pictures, with every intricate details. With actual photos of people, I tend to take a less is more approach.

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