Banner Attempt :)

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Banner Attempt :)

Posted 16 July 2009 - 08:53 PM

Hey,

So I was thinking of making a forum and failed 2 times with forum's purpose :blink:. After reading BetaWar's advice I came up with a graphics design/web development forum (similar to the section at DIC). To get things started, I needed a banner (1000x170) and came up with this:

Click Here (breaks the h-scroll)

Its meant to read gdart.forumotion.net. Is it legible? Any feedback would be appreciated :) Be brutal or nice. :P

Thanks.

This post has been edited by firebolt: 16 July 2009 - 10:13 PM


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Re: Banner Attempt :)

Posted 16 July 2009 - 09:56 PM

Here's another attempt:
Click Here 2
It didn't really turn out like I expected but it does look effective.

*edited links in both*

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Re: Banner Attempt :)

Posted 17 July 2009 - 02:45 AM

Thats looks real nice man! good work :)

I think the first looks great, it has a bit more depth to it.
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 02:52 AM

Thanks. Oh I see what you mean about the first one. Now it all depends on how it looks on the site :)
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Re: Banner Attempt :)

Posted 17 July 2009 - 11:41 AM

I like the first one more, it uses the gradient to add depth. It is also easeir to read the text on and works nicely with the reflection.
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 07:14 PM

Well, I have been using the first one so its great that you agree. :)
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Re: Banner Attempt :)

Posted 19 July 2009 - 09:54 AM

I like the first one, it looks very nice.

what font is that? i like it

(the larger font)
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Posted 19 July 2009 - 05:40 PM

There actually the same font: AR DESTINE.
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Re: Banner Attempt :)

Posted 20 July 2009 - 12:46 AM

I agree, the first one is better, but there is some empty space on the sides. Could you make it a bit...skinnier?

Or maybe add something to it...it's a little bit bland as it is. Not that it isn't nice, just...you know. I like the reflection.

Have you ever heard of a program called reflet? You can make animated reflections...not that you'd want to in this case, but since you like doing animations and this program is free and stand-alone, I thought I'd mention it. :)

You can find a link to Reflet in this tutorial, which I am only including because it's done in UGA5. I did NOT write this tutorial!

But here is something I did do with Reflet:
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:rolleyes: You will have to click the pic to see the effect.

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 01:40 AM

Thanks. I'll look into it.
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Re: Banner Attempt :)

Posted 01 August 2009 - 05:46 PM

Neat Image!
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Re: Banner Attempt :)

Posted 01 August 2009 - 09:49 PM

It looks pretty good. But I suggest looking into reflections in general. Take a mirror (if you have some metal that would be preferred, because a mirror will give you a longer reflection of each item) and lay it flat down on the table. Then take a book and stand it up vertically on the mirror. then take a pencil or something low in height and lay it down on the mirror. Anyways, notice how they have the same strength of reflection. From an art scale this is not so of your banner (at least in appearance), not to be too picky or anything.

You should use the EXACT same settings for each layer. And if they are understand that the one on the right at first glance looks stronger so you may want to tweak it back. In art it may be exact, and sometimes you have to tweak it AWAY from reality to make it FEEL right.

So, in essence you want it somewhere in the middle of my above 2 paragraphs. So I would lower the opacity of the reflection of the .forumotion.

Sorry for the long post - thought it should be said.

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Re: Banner Attempt :)

Posted 02 August 2009 - 12:31 AM

Thanks for the input.

Yeah, I see where you are trying to get to with the layers.

However, I scrapped this quite some time ago. Nevertheless, the comments will be used to make another one. :)
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Posted 02 August 2009 - 02:38 AM

The composition is alright. The text and reflection too. I do find that the grey is a bit bland though.
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Re: Banner Attempt :)

Posted 02 August 2009 - 05:02 AM

Like so, thanks for the input, but not needed anymore :)
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