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Discussion in '=MGN= Graphics and Art' started by Crashandburn, Jun 20, 2015.

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Do you like my banner?

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  1. Xxkai77xx

    Xxkai77xx Unstoppable! Active Member

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  2. No Game No Life

    No Game No Life Enthusiastic Member Active Member

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    NO GAME STRIKES................(btw, I think the one I like is the bibliophile's avater one)
    ps. I will only grill you on banners, if you want me to grill you on avatars just holler

    The problem with your edits are classified into 4 categories:
    1) Stylistic Choices: Font Style
    2) Stylistic Choices: Color Choice
    3) Stylistic Choices: Placement
    4) Resolution and Overall Feel

    Let's start grilling you then, I'll just mix everything together. I'll attach a model banner.
    example1.png
    Font Style:
    You really need to use different fonts of different sizes when there's a lot of content in order to emphasize what message you're trying to convey. (only different size is conveyed above)

    Color Choice:
    A creamy off white color gives a very subtle synergy with both blue lines (Which can be fitted with pictures), a bold dark black adds to the professionalism this banner is trying to convey.
    Of course, I could add a border that is blue colored and one pixel wide or I could just make the background white, a shadow could also do nicely. (Run and scream 'oh hell naw' away from gradient shadows 90% of the time //lol)
    example2.png
    Take a look at color wheels for color basics:
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    Placement:
    Uhhh broo....
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    This format is in all of your banners. Some change would do very nicely.
    Don't be afraid to center something in a long banner, nor put it only on one side or the other.
    Spreading out generally doesn't work especially if you don't vary sizes as well.

    I dunno, the contrast of the background is slightly lacking as well. But this is also my favorite out of the 3 because of its color synergy.

    Varieties of Background, placement etc include:
    Simple background
    Complex placement
    Complex font

    Complex
    background
    Simple placement
    Complex font

    Complex
    background
    Complex placement
    Simple font

    Backgrounds are recommended to have 2-4 colors (really depends though)
    Keep in mind complex doesn't mean really really really complex backgrounds, just some shapes would make everything spiced up.
    Placement is regarding where it is, and how big the font is
    Font should be speaking for itself haha, how many types of fonts there are. It is usually recommended to have 2 fonts maximum for non-complicated designs so there's one thing that stands out.
    If you're curious, the model banner follows type three. Complex shapes, a placement at the right of the banner, yet aligned to the center and different sizes. Simple fonts, one type only!

    All these things I'm saying are from experience and there's not really a way to teach it, only doing it would teach you.
    But feel free to ask me about anything.

    Disclaimer:
    This in the end is still all imo, feel free to say 'this is rubbish' and walk away.



    @Cece547 does this satisfy what you want to convey xD
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  3. Crashandburn

    Crashandburn Legit survivalist Active Member

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    Go ahead and grill me on avatars then
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  4. No Game No Life

    No Game No Life Enthusiastic Member Active Member

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    Oh-a geez I was gonna start watching anime but ok xD
    This will only contain blunt criticism since I already covered the basics in part 1... be warned haha
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    Ok I'm just gonna start with what I personally think is the worst (no offense meant, my dear rookie)
    The colors are too alike each other meaning you had to add the horrible background shadow and the reflection (//inside shrudder), and there is too much content than needed. The space between the circle and text is too small (not to mention where it's probably inspired from :P)
    And the inside text being sentence cased does not work in terms of consistency, either make it all lower cased or upper cased.
    total opinion: The background is too pixel-y compared to the text)

    The first 2 avatars you posted were not bad, nothing special either. Very basic format.
    For the 3rd avatar the resolution of the background is too low, although it probably doesn't matter when it's resized to a smaller version
    5th avatar's color is too restricted, and doesn't show properly
    6th THIS IS ACTUALLY REALLY BEAUTIFUL, WONDERFUL JOB. Although I'd recommend you set the layer modes to 'overlay' or 'luminosity' instead of lowering the opacity
    I don't really prefer the bevel.. the text should either almost touch the top and bottom or not, 'halfway there' doesn't look good most of the time
    Good exploration of gradients for Cece's avatar

    Everything lacks font exploration, position exploration and color synergy. Do you want me to make one of the avatars as an example? You can choose the background if you want, and a preferred font if you want along with content (These might be abandoned if they're too ridiculous lol)
     
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    Crashandburn Legit survivalist Active Member

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    Sure...here is the background and I'll see what you can do.
    image.jpg
    And here is a banner/avatar deal I made for my server welcome page tell me if you like it.
    image.jpg
     
  6. No Game No Life

    No Game No Life Enthusiastic Member Active Member

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    protip: search with google reverse image search for higher resolutions of photos (http://cdn-obs.line-apps.com/line/r/lineq/c/882FA15D-5DE3-4065-B2AB-2E1C22649944.851a98t0224b677)
    And I do like it, although the 2nd line could be the same as the 3rd line, or smaller in size and the whole text be made more prominent.

    I need to go to bed though, it's 12:48pm here. Night night
     
  7. ImaChangeYourLife

    ImaChangeYourLife Otaku Overlord Active Member

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    I LOVE THIS ONE, Its a bit huge tho XD
     
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  8. Bibliophile

    Bibliophile Developer =MGN= Admin =MGN= Liberty Warrior Active Member

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    You should make a guide with all that No game :) Very good thoughts!!!
     
  9. No Game No Life

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    I got lazy
    example4.jpg example3.jpg
    `-` the highest resolution of the photo I can find still had blurry stars, so I decided to go blurry and added those kinda edges to the second one.
    The second one is purtier, but the first one can be seen more clearly when resized "orz

    This follows number 3, complex background simple font complex placement. Nothing special though
     
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  10. Crashandburn

    Crashandburn Legit survivalist Active Member

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    What font is it?
     
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    Raleway
     
  12. Crashandburn

    Crashandburn Legit survivalist Active Member

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    What app do you use?
     
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    Phonto, on the computer I use photoshop
     
  14. Giannelly Rodriguez

    Giannelly Rodriguez Is that for here or to go? =MGN= Corporal Active Member

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    I am going to need some similar looking banners for my promoting of the blockheads carnival that is happening soon. Start a convo with me and name your price. ^_^
     
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    Crashandburn Legit survivalist Active Member

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    Buy my resource
     
  16. Crashandburn

    Crashandburn Legit survivalist Active Member

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    So to see you bought my recourse but you need to convo me!
     
  17. Crashandburn

    Crashandburn Legit survivalist Active Member

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    Newest graphic design.
    Tell me what you think of them so I can improve!!!
    Here they are.
     

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  18. Crashandburn

    Crashandburn Legit survivalist Active Member

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  19. Katieheartz

    Katieheartz Moo =MGN= Corporal Active Member

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    I'm gonna buy one! :D

    I bought one and can you please make it with a cool effect. And I want hearts on it but I also don't want it to be girly. So no pinks or anything like that. And can the words on it be =mgn= then KatieHeartz then Moooooo xD
     
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  20. Bibliophile

    Bibliophile Developer =MGN= Admin =MGN= Liberty Warrior Active Member

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    I like this one :) The border is a bit odd though...

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