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    Banners for new forum style

    I'm gonna do it. I really am. I'm going to redo the forums as vbulletin 4, and that right soon.

    But a big problem I have is that I need images to put in the banner rotation. And that's where you come in!

    See, I've got no art skills. Me and photoshop are like bleach and ammonia: you mix us up, you get toxic vapors and nothing you want.

    So I'm looking to you, the community, anime-themed (gotwoot-specific or just anime generally, either way) banners for the rotator. They should be sized 980x150 px. Maybe?

    Anyway, I've got a dev instance set up that I'm working on the styles for. If you want to see what you'd be fitting it into, I'll pm you a link.

    For now, I'll pretty much be accepting anything that looks reasonably good. I'm looking at a couple weeks timeframe before I do the actual upgrade, though I'll continue to add banners and such after the fact.



    ---------- update ----------
    A little more on requirements:
    • 980x150 is the target resolution. I might use taller or shorter, but I definitely won't use narrower.
    • please prefix your username in front of the filename, eg: complich8_myawesomebannerthatdoesntexist.jpg
    • If you're going to mention an IRC channel, either list no network or list both rizon and gotwoot
    • scanlines are optional. borders should try to line up with the theme at http://devforum.gotwoot.net/forums.php
    • consider filesize... if the banner's too big it may take visible load time, which isn't great looking
    • consider interlacing your file for a faster apparent image load

    Last edited by complich8; Mon, 01-03-2011 at 09:50 AM.

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    Count me in! Wicked sick. The Xen monk has struck again. =D

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    Last edited by Lucifus; Fri, 12-31-2010 at 06:17 PM.
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    I humbly request that someone make an Orochimaru banner.

    Great banner Lucifus! Please make moreeeeee
    Last edited by Sapphire; Fri, 12-31-2010 at 07:23 PM.
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    I love it ... but it seems like it's a bit on the heavy side at 273kb. Maybe interlacing's and turning it jpeg is the answer to that ....

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    Kabutoro

    I was quite a bit surprised, but I couldn't find any decent Orochimaru renders. I even found high quality Kabuto one, but no oro. o.0

    Nevertheless, it looks very good on the new forums, just wish I had a better quality Oro render.

    Haruhi

    Added a new border style, and JPGed em.

    And my favorite thus far,

    Pain and Konan


    Edit: Shinta, Alhuin, Arch, I wanna see some work from you guys. =P
    Last edited by Lucifus; Sat, 01-01-2011 at 01:08 AM.
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    Oh right, I forgot to mention ... that whole pinstripe thing is totally not a requirement anymore. Although you don't lose points for it or anything...

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    The really thin and wide format is a lot harder to work with than expected.

    Here we go:

    Ika musume banner

    I recycled my old ika musume sig for this one. I cleaned it up a bit more and redrew some parts.

    Shiki banner

    Spunky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shinta|hikari View Post
    Hahahaha. Perfect. Once seen, the gotwoot forums cannot be unseen.

    I'll try and crank out a Macross F one to lure Haku to the forums.

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    Love the Shiki banner! Perfectly done. Lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucifus View Post
    Kabutoro

    I was quite a bit surprised, but I couldn't find any decent Orochimaru renders. I even found high quality Kabuto one, but no oro. o.0

    Nevertheless, it looks very good on the new forums, just wish I had a better quality Oro render.

    Haruhi

    Added a new border style, and JPGed em.

    And my favorite thus far,

    Pain and Konan


    Edit: Shinta, Alhuin, Arch, I wanna see some work from you guys. =P
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    ./sadface.........wow, my bad. xD

    Corrected, Pain and Konan
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    The Shiki banner.. wow.

    Next favourite is probably the Haruhi one. The cool colours hit the spot.

    If it's not Isuzu-chan Mii~

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    OH GOD YES LUCIFUS~!!! I wholeheartedly love the Kabutoro and Orochi banners! You're the best!! I seriously love ALL of these banners! You guys are truly AMAZING.

    The forum will share banners with the front page.

    We technically have two-ish channels now.

    fansub channel = #gotwoot irc.rizon.net
    chill out group (mentioning fansubbing is a bannable offense) = #gotwoot irc.gotwoot.net
    (#gotwoot@irchighway is the manga channel but that seems to be on indefinite hiatus)

    Complich8 will prolly address how we approach this with the public soon. But I think advertising Rizon is important because that's the main reason why new people visit the front page... if anything leave the server out and just put #gotwoot or put both servers.
    Last edited by Sapphire; Sat, 01-01-2011 at 12:57 PM.
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    Well, I am more comfortable with a larger canvas to work with, so I might shell out a few if I have the time. With the holidays and my work schedule, I can't make any promises, but I see that comp mentioned he still may add banners after the deadline, so we'll see.

    However, I was curious... if I remember correctly, someone made a vector of the GW logo awhile back. Could that person provide a link and/or a PM with the file? I feel like I'd want to use it if I made a banner.

    Although, I guess if the forums change, so too will the logo....

    EDIT: Okay, I was bored tonight and tried one out. Not used to making banners, so I tried to think of it like an over-sized sig... therefore I might have used too many effects and/or probably shouldn't have obscured the render so much. Like I mentioned in the sig thread though, I am way out of practice, so comments are definitely appreciated.

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    Last edited by Alhuin; Sun, 01-02-2011 at 02:49 AM.

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    I'll be reposting a couple i made for the old style, the psds are still available so should i get some nice feedback from any of them i'll adapt them to the new format

    Soul Eater:

    Kishin

    Dragon Ball:


    Piccolo

    Future Trunks

    One Piece:

    Black and White

    Color

    Angel Beats:

    Tenshi

    PS: Yo Lucifus, would be awesome if you could make a banner preset for the rest of us to work from
    Last edited by Archangel; Sun, 01-02-2011 at 07:35 AM.

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    Well......been a long time since I've done a marathon.

    Edit: Arch, I definitely want to see a remake of the Black and White One Piece banner along with the Future Trunks one. DBZ never fails.

    Edward Elric

    Hei and Yin

    GotWoot Girls

    The Nightmare

    Saber and Rin

    Edit: Remade the previous three that I like with a more appropriate border as per request.

    Orochimaru

    Pain and Konan

    Kyon and Haruhi
    Last edited by Lucifus; Sun, 01-02-2011 at 07:40 AM.
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    GotWoot Girls :3

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    I love the orochimaru banner and would like to see the haruhi one with a different background, maybe something a little more colorful

    Login to irc gotwoot so we can trade a couple of thoughts dude

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    Man, since I lost all my work in my last hard-drive wipe, I haven't touched photo-shop. It was so difficult making this stuff, I've forgotten so many small little techniques I used to use save the most recent ones.
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