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Angela
September 6th, 2009, 11:45 AM
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Untitled-11.png

Welcome, welcome my darlings....
This is my Art Gallery..
Seeing I got Photoshop this summer I've been working really hard on improving my graphics skills..
With a lot of help from Tombi and a lot of other members....
I have finally been able to make.. Not that bad banners... :)


Rules

1. No flaming or Spaming....
2. No Stealing, always ask if you wanna use the banners and always give credits if you are allowed to use them ...
3. No hard core comments... Only compliments... If I want hard core criticism/feedback I'll use the rating thread...:wink:
4. Do not Rip my banners...
5. Do not request banners in here.. Try requesting on aim or msn...




So I give you.. The evolution of popcorn... :
Note that the banners will appear in this order, the newest is on top and as you go down the older they are.....



CS4

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Untitled-1-1.png


http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Untitled-234-2.png


http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Untitled-156.png

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/blue.png


http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Untitled-1234.png


http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Untitled-122.png


http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/banne2r.png


http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Untitled-6.png


http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Nel.png

Of course I like almost every artist on the forum used Gimp.. That's why I'm including these.. Ugly, but close to my heart banners.. :D

Gimp
http://i43.tinypic.com/2z8xmd5.jpg That is my best gimp banner ever....

http://i43.tinypic.com/nvqrdg.png Made after a request..

http://i39.tinypic.com/2mrtr85.png Another one made by a request....

http://i42.tinypic.com/3466xw2.png Another request...

http://i39.tinypic.com/30sa4r6.png Botw entry....

Rukario
September 6th, 2009, 01:06 PM
cool beans.. maybe you can make me a set or 3 to choose from :)

Angela
September 6th, 2009, 01:12 PM
cool beans.. maybe you can make me a set or 3 to choose from :)
Sure.. :D So what do you want on it, or those? :D

Kishijoten
September 7th, 2009, 01:27 PM
These are all really great angela

Barney.
September 7th, 2009, 01:29 PM
You've definately improved.

Well done :D

Ultraviolence
September 7th, 2009, 01:46 PM
Wow Angela! Getting better at graphics by the day!

Rex54
September 7th, 2009, 02:39 PM
Not bad. I really like the Umbreon one.

Angela
September 8th, 2009, 08:42 AM
Thank you guys.. :D Well here is one I made yesterday after a request... http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Untitled-111.png After I sent it I got a reply that the link he gave me linked to another images... So after receiving the correct render I made this.. :D http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Untitled-112.png

Angela
September 9th, 2009, 01:39 PM
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Untitled-121.png

Ok here's a banner I made for a contest here on PC.. But then I made a new one and didn't need this one.. :)

Cherry.
September 9th, 2009, 02:15 PM
Your graphics are good Angela. You just need some time doing some tricks on it!. =P

Angela
September 10th, 2009, 04:59 AM
Well here is my newest banner that is in a poll as we speak... In my opinion.. And other PE2K staff it's the best banner I've made ever.. :)

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Untitled-191.png

ShadowDragon~
September 10th, 2009, 05:16 AM
Ughh, IMO no hinamori X Hitsugaya (Aren't they like fake dead adopted brother and sister?) but w/e XD nice graphics.

I know u said aim or msn, but can u please make me a banner with either hitsugaya, ichigo, grimmjow, zaraki -- or yoruichi if u want to XD? --

I would really appreciate it if u did :D Tough I know I'm just making a random shot here and u have every reason to decline this :D

Angela
September 10th, 2009, 06:16 AM
Sure.. I'll make you one.. :D

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/5.png


Well I got bored and watched a couple of Pen tooling videos on tut.. Then after seeing two different ways of pen tooling anf adding glow effects.. I combined the tut's and I gotta say.. I think it looks better then both the videos...

Anyway yay for pen tooling.. It goes with Scriptina.. :D

Angela
September 11th, 2009, 01:31 PM
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/test1.png

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/test2.png

Here are banners that I made for SD.. :D

Ok updated it a bit.. :)

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/test3.png

Yeah another fix.. xD

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/test4-1.png

ShadowDragon~
September 11th, 2009, 11:49 PM
Whoa, they are awesome, great job :D I am totally using this for my sig/av :D

Kishijoten
September 13th, 2009, 05:31 PM
Wow these new ones are amazing angela!

Angela
September 14th, 2009, 05:46 AM
Thank you.. :D

Anyway I was messing around with this images.. I'm gonna make my self a theme out of it.... :D



http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/400_obsessed_4_090426_screengems.png



http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/400_obsessed_4_090426_screengems1.png
The original images.. :D
http://www.filmgecko.com/files/2009/04/beyonce-obsessed.jpg

Sweet Jasmine
September 16th, 2009, 02:08 AM
Your graphics are amazing Angela. But i noticed something wrong in your signature

The Red Circles Explains it all!:
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn187/Blasting_Falkner/a.jpg

Angela
September 19th, 2009, 03:44 PM
Anyway here are some new ones...


http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/hel.png
That one I made for SOTW week but PS froze on me when adding a text.. So to save it I had to take screenie.. But the computer added some white over the program so it destroyed it.. ;;

I had to use the burn tool and a gradient map to save it... And text came out this small... I'm making a new one tomorrow... ;;


http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/bla2.png

Here is one I made for BOTW..


http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Untitled-17.png
That's my first attempt at a sprite banner.. Made after request I got on aim...


http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Ariel-2.png
Last weeks BOTW entry...

Same story as with the first one.. PS froze on me.. And I was running out of time.. Thank god I had saved when making it.. If I had more time I would have redone the pen tooling.. The one I had and was adding text to was much better...

Samme!
September 20th, 2009, 07:22 AM
ZOMG!!!

BEYONCE <33
ZOOEY DEsCHANEL <33
FERGIE! <3

These are all so great Angela =3 Super de Duper Job!

Angela
September 30th, 2009, 03:50 PM
Been a while since I posted.. Don't know why this time should matter now.. I mean the gallery is doing so much better on other forums.. Pretty much dead on here...

And it's not like I'm gonna be winning a emblem...



http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Untitled-222.png

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Untitled-1235.png

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Untitled-555-1.png


http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Untitled-5555-1.png
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Untitled-54.png
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Untitled-444.png
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Untitled-111-1.png
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Untitled-1111.png



http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/11232.png
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/456.png


http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/joker.png

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/blabla-4.png

xxkaylabby
September 30th, 2009, 06:22 PM
they're okay.
nice job tho

Angela
October 2nd, 2009, 08:30 AM
Newest banner beaches...
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Gaga-1.png

Angela
October 4th, 2009, 11:58 AM
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/852.png

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/123-3.png

Angela
October 5th, 2009, 04:23 AM
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/654.png

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/654-1.png


So which do you like more?

Prof.Oak
October 5th, 2009, 04:29 AM
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/654.png

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/654-1.png



So which do you like more?

I like the second one better, It shoes more of the colour and it makes it look more interesting. But I have to say, I really HATE the dimensions, tags arn't suppost to pass more then 500-400 atleast =\
Try making smaller ones...

Angela
October 5th, 2009, 04:51 AM
Thank you.. :D

I like the second one better as well.. The reason for it's size is because it's a header for a forum.. Aka PokemoMysidia... :)

Dr Gregory House
October 5th, 2009, 05:17 AM
Wow I am totally loving those pics! They are so awesome!
:3 :3 :3

Angela
October 8th, 2009, 01:53 PM
Here is my newest banner... :)

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Untitled-2-5.png

Bay Alexison
October 8th, 2009, 03:03 PM
I have to say, you're really improving. :) You're starting to get better at the effects and making the renders more stand out. I love the latest one you did. :3

Angela
October 14th, 2009, 07:08 AM
Newest banner.... :D

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Untitled-445-3.png

Comments are not needed.. But go ahead if you want to... :D

Mr. Epic
October 14th, 2009, 07:20 AM
Here's a fact: GIMP = PS
I like how you blamed your improvement on Photoshop.
Photoshop has hardly any extra features than GIMP that are going to help you make tags better, it's pure logic.
Don't bother arguing, I have used both programs and I prefer GIMP, all the tags in my latest showcase were made on GIMP. Hope I don't sound harsh on this but it really does annoy me when people do that, GIMP is one of the best freeware you an download on the internet.

Gummy
October 16th, 2009, 12:16 PM
Here's a fact: GIMP = PS
I like how you blamed your improvement on Photoshop.
Photoshop has hardly any extra features than GIMP that are going to help you make tags better, it's pure logic.
Don't bother arguing, I have used both programs and I prefer GIMP, all the tags in my latest showcase were made on GIMP. Hope I don't sound harsh on this but it really does annoy me when people do that, GIMP is one of the best freeware you an download on the internet.

Even though I agree with you, responses like this belong in VM/PMs. Please refrain from posting in Angela's gallery unless directly addressing her graphics.

Comic Tragedy
October 16th, 2009, 12:32 PM
Here is a comment you might not take as good critisizim at first, but hopefully will make you improve later. Your tags are big. So big in fact you have ALLLLLLL the room you wan't to cram in whatever neato effects you want and still see the focal, and have "flow" (wtf why does everyone obsess over flow in this forum).

I think by forcing yourself to make a tag with much smaller proportions, you'll be teaching yourself how to make a aesthetically pleasing tag without cramming a load of neato cazito wowie kazamo effects into it. You'll quickly find that the way you've been making tags is a way that you haven't had to worry about effect placement. This is because you have all the room you need in something like a 500x240 banner.

So yea here are a few examples of what I'm talking about:

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Untitled-2-5.png
Un-needed or misplaced effects on either side of the tag. The biggest example is the clipping mask on the splatter on the right hand side of the tag. I hope you notice that it is out of place. Kinda just floating around out there, hanging out. But the point is I'm sure you made the clipping mask because as a effect by itself you think it's pretty cool, but you have to remember to look at it in conjunction with the whole tag. You'll quickly find that it is out of place, or not needed at all!

So thats it.

Think about effect placement
Try making a tag with smaller boundries
Have fun


P.S. Why do you like making clipping masks of the focal then dragging it to the far off boundaries of the image?

I'm sure most people will agree with me when I say that effect looks weird just fyi.

Angela
October 17th, 2009, 07:34 AM
Here is a comment you might not take as good critisizim at first, but hopefully will make you improve later. Your tags are big. So big in fact you have ALLLLLLL the room you wan't to cram in whatever neato effects you want and still see the focal, and have "flow" (wtf why does everyone obsess over flow in this forum).

I think by forcing yourself to make a tag with much smaller proportions, you'll be teaching yourself how to make a aesthetically pleasing tag without cramming a load of neato cazito wowie kazamo effects into it. You'll quickly find that the way you've been making tags is a way that you haven't had to worry about effect placement. This is because you have all the room you need in something like a 500x240 banner.

So yea here are a few examples of what I'm talking about:

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Untitled-2-5.png
Un-needed or misplaced effects on either side of the tag. The biggest example is the clipping mask on the splatter on the right hand side of the tag. I hope you notice that it is out of place. Kinda just floating around out there, hanging out. But the point is I'm sure you made the clipping mask because as a effect by itself you think it's pretty cool, but you have to remember to look at it in conjunction with the whole tag. You'll quickly find that it is out of place, or not needed at all!

So thats it.

Think about effect placement
Try making a tag with smaller boundries
Have fun


P.S. Why do you like making clipping masks of the focal then dragging it to the far off boundaries of the image?

I'm sure most people will agree with me when I say that effect looks weird just fyi.


Thank you for the CC... :D

Also to answer your question.. I was following a tut and it was done like that in the tut... :)


But the banner showed in the tut was much smaller and better .looking then that one... :)


Anyway here are 3 new banners.. :)




http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Bjrk-1.png

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/battlelore-1.png

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/KylieMinogue.png

Angela
October 19th, 2009, 04:45 PM
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/mewthree.png


http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Untitled-1-4.png

Lady Gaga
October 19th, 2009, 04:56 PM
Your so good at this...you should make a gaga one for your fellow plastic 8D

Bay Alexison
October 19th, 2009, 06:22 PM
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Bjrk-1.png

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/battlelore-1.png

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/KylieMinogue.png
The first banner I like it because it's so colorful. :3 However, it's just me, but I don't like the placement of that lightning. Second banner one thing I didn't like is the left side is too dark. Perhaps make it lighter? Third banner I like the effects and what you did with the font. :)


http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/mewthree.png


http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Untitled-1-4.png
The first banner I love the quality of the render. The backgrounds you did the effects well, but it looks very blurred. The second one though I think you could have done better with the render, mostly make it look less stretchy.

Comic Tragedy
October 20th, 2009, 09:27 AM
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Bjrk-1.png

Just to let you know I think this tag shows huge potential. You narrowed the boundaries, and managed to use effects that work well with the stock (for the most part, a lil bit of floating head, and some parts seem over blurred and messy).

Well done, expand on the mind set you had when you made that tag.

AcidNight
October 20th, 2009, 01:31 PM
You should quit the borders and text for now.
For lighting effects don't use lens flares, but soft brushing or lighting effects>omni.

Angela
October 21st, 2009, 04:53 PM
Thank you guys.. And Gaga yes I'll make you a Gaga banner.. :3

Here are is a new ones, help me pick which is better.... :3



http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Pink.png

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Pink2.png

Bay Alexison
October 22nd, 2009, 03:21 PM
Thank you guys.. And Gaga yes I'll make you a Gaga banner.. :3

Here are is a new ones, help me pick which is better.... :3



http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Pink.png

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Pink2.png
I like the second one better because the first one you seemed to contrast the lightning on the left side too much. Both you did well with the effects and the stock, though. :)

Lady Gaga
October 24th, 2009, 05:58 AM
I like the second better.

So Angie, should I just wait on you to see what you create for the tag, or should I tell you specifics? I would just love to see what you would conjure up with Gaga 8D

zappyspiker
October 27th, 2009, 09:01 PM
They look awesome Angela! That last one would look great on PM!

Angela
November 6th, 2009, 08:39 AM
Thank you guys.. :3 Gaga I'm working on your banner as we speak.. :3

Anyway a update...
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Aladdin2.png

Ambellina
November 6th, 2009, 11:10 AM
even though I'm not a fan of Aladdin, this is VERY GOOD! :O though, the text needs a bit more work. it kinda lays on top of it

Angela
December 10th, 2009, 11:39 AM
Ok here is a banner I just made.. :3

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Kaylatut.png

Angela
December 11th, 2009, 08:41 AM
Ok here are two I made today.. :3

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/tombitut.png



This one I've been making for a while, with Siggy's permission.. :D

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Siggy.png

Angela
December 20th, 2009, 10:20 AM
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/xxkaylabby.png

http://i47.tinypic.com/xc6omf.png

http://i50.tinypic.com/2s80ep1.png

http://i47.tinypic.com/2rzf8fm.png



So these are my newest banners.. :3

So made these 3 tonight.. :D


Those are for the pe2k Pokedex project, not my best ones.. :3

http://i46.tinypic.com/28gw95k.png

http://i49.tinypic.com/2rnc3lk.png


http://i48.tinypic.com/4vs3tw.png

Noah Ridgewood
December 20th, 2009, 09:15 PM
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/xxkaylabby.png

^ That's my favorite. The text kind of ruins it completely, though. It would look so much better without the layer styles you added to it. :(

Bay Alexison
December 24th, 2009, 10:12 AM
I say, you have improved a lot. :3 Nice you're going with different tag styles and the c4d effect ones you're getting better at it.

My favorite is also what Aladdin pointed out. Actually, I like the effects you did on the text/typo because it matches the background effects well, but I feel you could have made the font bigger. Actually, the main concern for me is all your tags have small font. Experiment with different font sizes and see how that goes.

Angela
January 22nd, 2010, 08:48 AM
Oh thank you guys so much.. :D

I'll edit in my most recent banner later today. :3

Unforgettable
January 24th, 2010, 02:52 AM
You have been improving. Just keep working at it! The one that Aladdin showed and this one:
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Pink.png

are your best two. Just know that you don't have to put text on everything. And work on your text a bit so it flows better. But other than that, keep up the work and practice! and you'll get better and better :)

Angela
January 30th, 2010, 04:20 PM
Thank you so much.. :3

So here is a banner I made for a wifi clan.. It's not much, I like how it turned out, but I hate how the text looks..

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/HIWC.png

Anyway a much more flashy banner is coming soon.. :D

Angela
February 3rd, 2010, 04:24 PM
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Angela.png?t=1265242738

Enters flashy banner. :D

Angela
February 5th, 2010, 01:12 PM
Another banner.. :3

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/KaylaAnn.png?t=1265403186

Rukario
February 6th, 2010, 11:39 AM
so like HEY! Where's my banner / avy set?

Angela
February 6th, 2010, 06:32 PM
Lol, it's right here.. :D



http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Rukarioavy.png?t=1265509729

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Rukario.png?t=1265509599

Angela
February 12th, 2010, 07:08 PM
Banner update... Comment on it please.. :D

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Bub.png

Edin
February 15th, 2010, 11:24 AM
I'm liking your latest works a lot. The Kayla Ann banner shows great background-to-foreground transition, the Quilfish banner is dynamic, and the Pink banner is just phenomenal. You're most improving on creating backgrounds and and integrating stock into the banner/tag. (Did that make sense? I hope so, haha.)

Not going to give any crit. because: 1.) I suck at making sigs and 2.)You said not to in the rules.

Angela
March 13th, 2010, 06:04 PM
Oh thank you :D *Huggles*

So newest banner.. :D

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/onmyown.png

Ambellina
March 20th, 2010, 07:16 AM
Banner update... Comment on it please.. :D

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Bub.png

I love this. It's not annoyingly overly blurry or anything. Though the black-to-purple in the background doesn't seem to have that certian 'flow' all in all it's very good!

Galukxy
March 20th, 2010, 07:33 AM
Wow, this is great ^^ the Pink banners are simply marvelous in colour and the effect {note: I'm a fan of Pink XD} the Cleffa banner is simply Adorable :3 and your latest Graphic is fantastic, Nice work!

Dukey
March 21st, 2010, 12:08 AM
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/onmyown.png

Regarding this, well, it has many issues.
For a start it's monotone, the first thing I got drilled into my head by an old friend with a bucket of experience was never make a tag monotone.
Secondly, your stock/render is much too far over on the left, I tend to split my tag into thirds and put it between one of them on the left or right, even then maybe a bit for centered.
The background is way too blurry, there's depth and then there's just a bit too far, work on that.
Monotone really kills this tag though.

seeker
March 22nd, 2010, 04:54 AM
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/xxkaylabby.png

Your best tag to date. Although I hate the border I still think you did a good job.
The difference between this tag and your others is that you haven't "strecthed" the stock or lowered the quality. That's something I've seen you do on more than one occasion. Here's a few examples of what I mean:
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Untitled-445-3.png
Low quality stock ^
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/KylieMinogue.png
Stock looks gritty ^
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/Untitled-1-4.png
Stock looks badly resized^
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/bla2.png
This is the biggest example of bad resizing^
That sort of thing, you should avoid. The stock quality is one of the most important aspects of banner/tag making.
Back to the matter at hand though, I like that tag above as you've kept the quality of the tag, you've used some effects well such as the spiral renders and C4D's. You've put the Lens Flare/Lighting in the correct place. The flow is subtle though, could have went better with the focal but I guess you couldn't have done too much more with the style you had already pitched. Dislike the font but eh, at least it's not too in your face. Overall though, this is where you should kick off of. Try smaller tags though such as a 420w x 127h and see how that works for you, work with C4D's and a render there as I think you're starting to get the right idea, just need a little push in the right direction. Even take some more tutorials to show you how to work with C4D's better and how to really kick that flow up a notch.
You're moving at a steady pace but keep in mind some of the things I said, don't worry about text too much and don't add in borders.
I look forward to seeing your next works, just take heed of the advice given and use the talent you have and I'm sure you'll improve a lot.

Angela
March 22nd, 2010, 05:56 PM
Oh thank you so much for the comments. :D And wow so much feedback.. Ok so I tried to work with it.. So it did a non mono tone banner and I learned that one is suppose to hold shift when rescaling a render, did not know that before.. xD

So I followed a tut, it's a smudges banner. So it would be really nice if you could comment on this one as well, I mean is it better or? :D

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/serenity.png

seeker
March 23rd, 2010, 02:27 AM
Hmm, I like everything on this latest tag except the most impotant part, the render. It's like you did very very little to make it work with the background.
You did well with the BG to make it look more appealing but you didn't smudge the render? In my experiance on making a smudge tag the most important part is bleding the background in with the render and you didn't do that. Also there's a lack of flow, the flow should be going from left to right on this tag as that is the was her hair is going (due to wind which you could have made as such).
I do see that you've put some smudge over her dress (on the right), I think, not too sure if that's part of the render, but that's as close as you did to actually blending her with the background.
Now, a few good things I did notice was the fact that you managed to fill up some space in this tag without blurring the hell out of the background. You used some C4D's very subtley and some cloud renders maybe? They could also be brushes but either way it complements the tag well.
You did well on the lighting to the left of her head but you've go lighting in at least three different places, all at opposite angles. The other two you added in which I wouldn't have done would be on the bottom left and to the right of the tag where the brushing is. Lighting should only come from one place and not three.
As far as smudging goes it's a start but you didn't do much in the way of it, seems you just brushed in places and smudged it. Try blending the background with the render and not have smudging for the sake of smudging in certain places.
But in saying that, an improvement. The text is also improving but could still use some work.

moments.
March 23rd, 2010, 03:00 AM
Just because it is a smudge banner, a lot of people assume you go nuts with smudging.
This is all fine as long as you smudge in the direction of flow! This is very important, because without doing it, you have no flow at all, unless you add C4Ds or something...
You have smudged little blotches with no flow at all and it looks sloppy.
The text is super meh, and I reckon would look better if it were gone.
The smudging is super light in the middle, and creates alternate light sources which are inaccurate as mentioned above.
Colours in the tag however are looking nicer, but still needs a lot of work.

Angela
March 23rd, 2010, 12:38 PM
Thank you so much for your CnC and I hope this is better, I mean I tried to do better, with making the render blend more in, only one light source, making the colours match trying to smudges into the direction of the flow. :)


http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/angela1992123/BOTW-2.png

shot571
March 23rd, 2010, 12:57 PM
i reckon your smudges banner looks pretty cool. but then again i dont know that much. and i like the one that you just posted. although i cant really offer much advice cos i cant do anything myself. lol. but good work

seeker
March 24th, 2010, 01:31 PM
Oh a new tag I see, alright let's have a look 8D
First off I notice it's really big for a tag, I would recommend a smaller size next time such as what I recommended above.
I think you've hit upon monotone again, see all that red on the left? Doesn't look well on the tag, no matter how much work you put in on the left of the tag it's just ruined by the blur of red, it's drowning it. If the BG was a different colour and you kept the flames around the weapon I think it may have been better but it's hard to make anything out. I can't really see the render, you've used too much lighting.
Overall I can't comment on much else because monotone is killing it, try not to overuse one colour on a tag to the extent that you cant see what's going on. If you need to (wont work in this case though) Try new layer>image>apply image and set it to overlay at a certain level, brush where needed or increase contrast but in a less montoneous tag, it's very unclear I'm afraid.