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Awakening Signatures/Banners

Discussion in 'Digital Media' started by Archangel Azazel, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Archangel Azazel

    Archangel Azazel Fallen Angel

    Well, Hello ^_^ i have been doing this not for long so this might be beginners XD I feel like I am improving, but I have yet to see awesomeness from moi :p

    I wanted to show off the banners I have done ever since I started trying out digital art. so here it will be :3 I will be updating this when I finish a few :p

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    Made for the silliest and best friend on here X3
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    Did this for a wonderful friend on here to try my skills ^_^
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    This was for someone who wanted a banner. Decided to give it a try and it turned out great in my opinion :p
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    This was an idea to make to a friend and his little cuteness XD Cute couple X3
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    My team ^_^
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    These two were with permission from Xous himself :3
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    Random Request by Frosty XP
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    Request by Winter :p
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    Request by Tini
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    This was something I wanted to make a friend for :p
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    Request by Dizzy
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    I will post more when I has time.. and improve XP​
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2012
  2. MetalVictini

    MetalVictini Winning!

    Really good, Leaf! Keep it up!
     
  3. colorless-winter

    colorless-winter i love my Sylveon!

    yeah you doing awesome those banners are so epic!!!
     
  4. I love them Leaf!
     
  5. Archangel Azazel

    Archangel Azazel Fallen Angel

    Yay thank youz :p

    New one XP

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  6. FairyWitch

    FairyWitch Metroid Hunter

    nice job awakning...keep up the good work sweetie with your banners...prinicess zelda one is not that bad...
     
  7. Archangel Azazel

    Archangel Azazel Fallen Angel

    Thanks ^_^ It was actually supposed to be animated, but I can't work on frames and such yet <.> so.. I just left one of those things for background XP ^_^

    New ones from a few days ago <.> or week >.>

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  8. Toyosatomimi no Miko

    Toyosatomimi no Miko 炎髪灼眼の討ち手

    Nice, very nice!

    Keep practicing, get better, you could start animating....
     
  9. They're not bad, but the text is plain and solid and that makes it seem as if you made them on Paint (I know you didn't). Try adding effects to them. Gradients, outlines, glows, etc.

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    This is a glow.

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    This is an outline.

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    This is outlined text with a shine effect.


    Look up tutorials online for glows; that's what I did when I started making text.
     
  10. Archangel Azazel

    Archangel Azazel Fallen Angel

    I did do it on paint >.> Naw I am kidding XP

    Well I will try to do that. Definitely! ^_^ and those look awesome! :D
     
  11. FairyWitch

    FairyWitch Metroid Hunter

    for the glow,outline, and outline with gradient you can do with gimp and photoshop....depending on your version of photoshop you have filters,effects, and layer styles to do this stuff...if gimp im not sure where its located but its possible to do it there too...my version of photoshop doesn't have much so i can't do some gradient text, and etc...hope that helps...its not just paint that can do it...
     
  12. Blackacer

    Blackacer ~Artist~

    Did you use photoshop or gimp? It would look better if you could make the glow and the colours of the banners fit together right now it looks so weird.
    Also try not to use reality against 2D it would look very weird too unless you are skilled enough to make them blend together. Also instead of dumping images inside it would be better if you put some brushes designs on it and photoshop brushes can be found all around the web.
     
  13. FairyWitch

    FairyWitch Metroid Hunter

    i do agree it the brushes and stuff for a cool background effect but i see no problem for him right now...he still learning right now how to use gimp but later he needs to download some more brushes from the site which are located on the main site to get better...for the glow effect its just the matter of rendering and the brightness and contrast of the level of the banner...i do agree it looks a bit strange but im sure with more practice he will get there...
     
  14. Archangel Azazel

    Archangel Azazel Fallen Angel

    Naw I use gimp <.> I am still a bit new at it XP but eh. And yes I did look for brushes and found a few. I haven't used them yet though <.>' Probably soon though ^_^ and I will try to not over use images.. dump <.> Xp

    Okie well I tried making what you guys recommended and so I made a quick banner and tried finding the commands that change the logo wording <.> (So new XD) Anyways, I did found them yay and tried using one I guess found likable <.> >.>

    So this is another one <.> an experiment of sorts with the wording. <.>

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    I guess you can judge the wording, Its.. neon glow <.>
     
  15. FairyWitch

    FairyWitch Metroid Hunter

    the text is getting better as well as the banner is getting crisper but still the rendering and the bottom of the banner looks a bit strange with that gaint glow at the bottom of the banner...try giving more of a background effect as well with brushes to the banner...right now the black is way too plain for the banner....hope that helps...i see black butler...i know someone that likes that anime...
     
  16. Archangel Azazel

    Archangel Azazel Fallen Angel

    I am re-watching it actually XP ^_^

    Well that giant glow is actually the gradient.. <.> I guess I need a bit of better manipulation with it >.< the whole back ground is just one gradient so i will see if I can experiment with that next for a while. ^_^
     
  17. FairyWitch

    FairyWitch Metroid Hunter

    really? i see, well you need to try making the gradient more colorful and blend better..not just black and red i think it is? but anyway try getting a light and contrast through the gradient to make it look more as a gradient...for example this banner....i used a rainbow gradient to make it look more art like like a rainbow...sometimes you need to make custom gradients to make them look better...the ones on gimp are so generic and boring...you need to make gradients to make the banners look more colorful...sometimes you need to gradient map overlays to make it look better as well but thats a different story

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    were just focusing on the banners gradient not the banner itself for now as the start so you can see how rendering is started...as you can see you can see all the colors...megenta,yellow,cyan, and etc...through the images...i hope that make sense...im a bit sleep since its late...so if i said something wrong sorry....

    also another way to making a render is using brushes try taking a middle color then making it light on one side and the other side darker...its hard to explain try watching a youtube video on gimp to help you out...i watched a few and helped me out alot how to make smudge banners but of course how old my photoshop is i didn't have all the functions :/ and on top of it im a horrible explainer XD one tip though you don't always use gradients in banners...sometimes brushes are the way to go...depending on the type of banner...try working on the background stuff first before going into rendering and etc...

    edit: also the first sentence sorry it sounded to me kinda mean...i wasn't trying too...hope you don't take it the wrong way...
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2012
  18. Archangel Azazel

    Archangel Azazel Fallen Angel

    Ah well thank youz ^_^ I will actually watch more videos on how to do so :p I need visual learner guide >.<
     
  19. FairyWitch

    FairyWitch Metroid Hunter

    no problem i always here to help...if you need anything just vm me ;)
     
  20. Archangel Azazel

    Archangel Azazel Fallen Angel

    New <.> XP

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