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AO Contest #2
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Posted 4/10/08 , edited 4/12/08
Hey all ! It's time for our second contest to begin~

Every one of us were allowed to vote for the contest they would like to participate in, and the majority of the votes went into the "Banner-making Contest" with a total of 51 votes. Therefore, the decision has been decided.:

Banner-making Contest

Objective: You must create a creative banner for Anime Otaku.
Text: It is required that you have our group name, "Anime Otaku", within your banner.
Image: Please keep it PG-13, any submissions that contain inappropriate images would be disqualified, and possibly dismissed from the guild.
Size: Minimum width = 400px , Maximum width = 460px.
Minimum height = 120px. Maximum height = 250px.
Extra: Preferably, it would look more attractive if the banner is animated.
Additional: Add a slogan about AO. Or anything else such as "Join Now!", etc.
Deadline: May 1st, 2008.

Once you have finished your artwork, please upload it on the internet (Such as www.photobucket.com) and send the URL of your banner via PM to me (Hakari).

P.S. : For those who would like to submit more than one banner, please decide on which banner we should assess. Too many submissions would make it harder for us to judge. Thanks

Good luck everyone! Try your best and show us the creative side of you! =)
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Mind if bug in this thread

In this post I would like to make a little contribution as a compensation of my absence well then lets get started

Hmm as far I've learned these would seems to sound like a tutorial (depends how you think it) anyways its up to you if you want to create and make!~

Few tips from Scripted This is just basics

•Experience - mostly when it comes to web Images its practical to use Photoshop (aside from others they use other heavier and more functionable programs) Some few basics and you'll get what you want.

•Perserverance - Hmm... I do believe in "practice makes perfect" (though no one is perfect lol) but also always remember where we do make mistakes and accept and correct.

•Creativity - Let your imagine roam free. If you can grasp your desired creation try to remember it and visualized it to make it real.


► Lets start of with the Render

Renders serves as a main character image of the whole picture

Large resolution pics are advantageous!
This would serve as your main image for the banner take note that positioning renders can create specific mood or expression of the whole image

Since im on Theme-wise, I'll use a pic of our Lovable Shoujo Otaku, Izumi Konata and right now is the start of summer(Honestly its freaking hot here in Philippines). Getting to the right theme can give a bit challenged but its great to get in flow of the present atmosphere



Searching for good renders? Well Anime Otaku did provide links at their forums here's the link~
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-40178/Recommended-Anime-Pages.html

► Next is the Background

Backgrounds play an important role to make the render and the whole image giving a mood.

The simpliest way to make background is using the render's image and resize it, large enough to make up the background



Other way is taking other pics and put behind the render.

Take note to make backgrounds look good always remember to blend it well to the render. It can give a bad impression if they dont meet.

► If it lacks something then add Props

There are a lot of kinds of props you can think of!
And again adding props to the image can give a bit of new flow. Too much props may look messy but there are still a lot of ways to design, create, and blend props

Since im on a tight schedule~ Here's a sample of a quick vectored blackboard



► Lastly this might fall under Props. Fonts

Fonts comes in a lot of designs from scribbling kid look to company billboard letters
The use of fonts to the image can give the impression of label which is for us to know what this picture should be.

Here's what they look like when applying them all together



It looks silly to see Konata's hand cut off somewhere soo I think of blackboard to cover up this absence.
Anyways a few more corrections and effects and its done!

There you go and saying Lo~ slapping peoples back as a form of greeting ►Scripted◄
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Posted 4/11/08
thanx for the tip Scripted! you now expanded my imagination and creativity^^ imma get to working on a few myself lol!
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Posted 4/11/08
Thanks for the guide + submission Scripted, you're our second one who has submitted a banner so far (which is unexpectedly quick). But.... I noted that people should submit their work to me by private messaging only. :<

But then again, since you were using it as a guide to help others out, I'll leave it as an exception :3 *Backslaps Scripted*
Posted 4/11/08
Wow... I'm gonna start now~~! XD
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Posted 4/12/08
Lol, im the 1st one to submit to tammy-chan!
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Posted 4/12/08
Ah...I am sure that will be lots of submissions coming in. Make sure you all have fun! Put all your Otaku Powers in to good work!
Posted 4/13/08
Otaku power~~~~~~~rrrrr!! ENTER~~! XD
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Posted 4/16/08
i can;t wait to see any entries xD
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Posted 4/16/08
@ Scripted where do you get the props? s it in photoshop already made or you have to make it yourself? and i love the learn about animation..even simple animation would do... hope you'll have the time to discuss it.. thanks...
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Posted 4/18/08
hey i dun have photobucket can i just send it via mail?
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Posted 4/20/08 , edited 4/20/08
I found this on the internet


I made this one, it take a long time


i try to get rid of the blingee thing by it look blurry when i use paint to edit it, so i thought i'll leave it alone.
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Posted 4/21/08

luckystars07 wrote:

I found this on the internet


I made this one, it take a long time


i try to get rid of the blingee thing by it look blurry when i use paint to edit it, so i thought i'll leave it alone.


If there is "blingee" on it... then that means you made the banner on that website =/ ... If you try to remove it, then the animation wouldn't even work...

one more thing is that you were supposed to submit your banner to me by private messaging =( !!~

thanks anyways
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Posted 4/22/08
Yea..The Blingee is annoying lol~
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