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xxxLatiasxxx
August 22nd, 2009, 11:24 PM
Hi I'm xxxLatiasxxx my real name is Kristen for those of you that don't know before you comment please read my FAQ list thank you.



1. Q: Do you use Photo Shop?

A: No I use GIMP to make all of this art.




2. Q: Are you new at making this kind of art?

A: Yes I am new at it.



3. Q: How come you use GIMP and not Photo Shop like the rest of us?

A: Don't have the money.



4. Q: Are all these made from tutorials you found?

A: Yes I made all of these with the help of begnner tutorials I found.



5. Q: What virsion of GIMP do you have?

A: 2.67 I think thats it.


6. Q: Can I put a comment?

A: Yes go right ahead.

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http://i31.tinypic.com/15zrzb8.jpg



http://i29.tinypic.com/2na8olh.jpg



http://i28.tinypic.com/htzlhg.jpg




http://i25.tinypic.com/v44fns.jpg



http://i25.tinypic.com/295391y.jpg



http://i30.tinypic.com/28vrlly.jpg

Pokémon_Charizard
August 23rd, 2009, 03:10 PM
My advice would be to add boarders to your work, download some more fonts and render a few more images. You need to add some effects to the render and blend it into the BG.

KIU.

Faeldrake
August 25th, 2009, 12:40 PM
Pretty damn good for a beginner :D
I can't even so much draw a circle in gimp, never mind a whole picture. You should try to get a different Latias picture, maybe add a filter.

Alinthea
August 25th, 2009, 12:50 PM
I won't comment them individually as they are all pretty much the same.

They are decent for a beginner.
You need to start to expand with different images, fonts, colours, styles, borders,

Start looking at more advanced tutorials and perfect them. I can see you becoming good at this =]

Comic Tragedy
August 26th, 2009, 05:17 PM
My advice would be to add boarders to your work...
No, don't listen to this advice. Boarders usually kill the tag in most people's opinions.

All of your tags are really redundant, and bleh. Of course you are a beginner, so keep reading tuts, keep listening to people's advice, and try to imitate (to an extent) people's work whom you admire.

Azonic
August 26th, 2009, 05:23 PM
Download c4ds and use them for effects and flow and shiny sparkly things. <3 Those are the key to most of my banners. Play around with layer modes on those c4ds; show us what you got. :3

mervyn797
August 29th, 2009, 05:25 AM
wow! preety good pics youve made. but its latias over and over. u like it very much?
well, try using more pokemon!

sanny the hedgehog
August 30th, 2009, 05:34 PM
there all pretty good!
well the backgrounds anyway.
you have awesome backgrounds its just you could use some different pics
and some different fonts. like for example use some graffiti font in your name.
and if graffiti doesn't work then find another one that works for you.
and i say graffiti cause its one of the styles i do.
but its comin' along good! keep it up!

Drew
September 2nd, 2009, 04:14 PM
I don't know much about GIMP, but if it has layer effects I think that adding more textures over the main background would add a lot to the banners. By textures, I mean these things (http://sbislove.com/content/textures), and it's surprising how much they can liven up banners.

Your banners are good for a beginner, definitely, I'm just trying to throw some ideas out there~.

Kaori
September 3rd, 2009, 05:36 AM
As some have said before, the font is too plain. However, they are nice for a beginner.
I would suggest trying to liven it up by adding some color levels, curves, contrast, gradient map, and effects as well.
Other than that, you did pretty well for a beginner. Keep up the good work, and in no time you'll do even better.

06s23
September 6th, 2009, 07:59 AM
very good for a beginner, keep up the good work!

shayminsky
September 7th, 2009, 10:59 AM
good work. keep it up. i love the banners.

Rex54
September 7th, 2009, 12:06 PM
Mmm. They're pretty good for a beginner.
You should focus on not making the main background with brushes.
Also, work on blending the renders in and you need more of a variety of images.
Other than that, they are pretty good.