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BakaBT Banners *Read the first post*
« on: July 15, 2009, 10:50:32 pm »
We're accepting new banners now~ The requirements are a bit different~ Have fun~!

Requirements

* Submit in .png (lossless) format
* Width 980px
* Height 120px
* Matches site!
* Use the Joyful Juliana font.
* Keep at least 100px clear on the left and 200px clear on the right.
* If the composition allows it put the image to the left and the text to the right.
* Tell us which anime it's from and the character(s) name.
* Add a link for that anime to AniDB.
* Provide link to your (tracker) profile so we can give you proper credit.

Resources

* Here is a pre*sized purple bg stretched with the Lanczos filter * [link] (Provided by D12agoon).
* Banner example in PSD file format (used in Adobe Photoshop, Provided by Keef).
* Megaupload: [link]
* Speedyshare: [link]
* Rapidshare: [link]
* Black BG (Photoshop PSD, Provided by Nakmaru & Malus)
* megaupload: [link]
* speedyshare: [link] (BakaNeko banner PSD file)

All banners must be 'consistent', same style, same font, same colour (black or purple background) scheme. I think there is still enough room for freedom even with those restrictions and it helps keep the site consistent, which is what I'm a little worried about looking at the submissions now.

Just reminding all banner designers about uniformity (colours and fonts) but also, if you can, do something special with a letter or two. Uniformity is important, but a little uniqueness doesn't hurt (and having to use the same font isn't such a hindrance). Also, please do make the effort to go through the thread to see the submissions from the other users as it helps prevent duplication and stupid questions.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2010, 06:09:39 pm by Duki3003 »
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Re: BakaBT Banners
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2009, 12:02:43 am »
Are we to post in this thread now since the other one's locked?

I just updated my old banner with the new name. Hope it's still good. I might have to rejig it a fair bit to make it work with a black BG (just desaturating the existing purple one doesnt really work).


[EDIT]
Ok nevermind, I tried some black BG versions since everybody else seems to be heading that way.






[EDIT 2]
Also, don't forget to put the link to this thread on this page!
« Last Edit: July 16, 2009, 03:09:31 am by Crowbar »

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Re: BakaBT Banners
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2009, 12:04:29 am »
Ooooh, a new thread for banners ... sweet!  :)

Well, then i'll just put this here... enjoy!

(*Edit: Mistake to post it as PNG)

Nono banner from Top wo Nerae! 2 (Gunbuster 2)

Tried to keep it original, while still making it a bit unique with a bit different background that suited the theme of the anime ;)

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*Edit: I was clumsy and did'nt read the whole first post before I posted the banner... in the PNG format. My fault, sorry!  :-[

reread my post people:
(1) * needs to be in jpeg
(2) * need anime name/character name
(3) * provide link to your (tracker) profile so i can give you proper credit

(1) * I totally missed that it should be posted in jpeg!
Well here it is again in JPEG.


I'll also post my first version of the banner, since the other one caused alot of unnecessary fuss around here ... and for that i'm sorry  :-\
(just wanted to create a nice banner! ... )


(2) * I'm pretty sure i got the name down (below the banner (Nono banner from Top wo Nerae! 2 (Gunbuster 2) ))
        But i'll write it again I guess...

So here is the info about the character and the anime -
The Character Name: Nono (ノノ)
The Name of the Anime: Top wo Nerae! 2
(it's also knows as Gunbuster 2 by some people)

(3) * missed the part about adding the link to your profile ...
well here is mine - http://bakabt.me/user/788496/Rajden.html
« Last Edit: July 16, 2009, 01:39:11 pm by Rajden »
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Re: BakaBT Banners
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2009, 12:28:19 am »

Rin, Illya, Saber from Fate/Stay Night

Setsuna, Sekai, Hikari, Kotonoha, and Kanroji from School Days

Botan from Clannad

Rika and Hanyuu from Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni.

Tracker profile: http://bakabt.me/user/589481/Aneroph.html
« Last Edit: July 16, 2009, 08:31:15 am by anerph »

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Re: BakaBT Banners
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2009, 12:36:43 am »
Now in jpeg...





Haruhi Suzumiya from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
http://bakabt.me/user/762417/i_am_otep.html
« Last Edit: July 16, 2009, 03:26:56 pm by i_am_otep »

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Re: BakaBT Banners
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2009, 12:49:49 am »
I SWEAR I reposted my banners in here........ Hope they weren't deleted on purpose, as if they were I am posting a 3rd time for nothing. They have all been converted to jpg and meet the standards so I'm not sure why they would have been intentionally deleted.

The old topic is still there, it wasn't deleted - just locked - Malus just made a new topic so the announcement shows on the site as well...

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Re: BakaBT Banners
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2009, 01:34:19 am »
I SWEAR I reposted my banners in here........ Hope they weren't deleted on purpose, as if they were I am posting a 3rd time for nothing. They have all been converted to jpg and meet the standards so I'm not sure why they would have been intentionally deleted.

The old topic is still there, it wasn't deleted - just locked - Malus just made a new topic so the announcement shows on the site as well...
Yeah I know, I went to critique someone in the other thread and couldn't, realized this topic was here, saw the new rules, and reposted my banners in Jpg. Then I came back like 30 minutes later and my post was gone. Perhaps I was looking at the preview of my post and only thought I had posted it lol. I am a bit tired today :D

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Re: BakaBT Banners
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2009, 01:45:22 am »
First non-seeding contribution to BakaBT for me.

Yoko / Gurren Lagann



http://bakabt.me/user/757607/row_row_fight_the_powah.html
« Last Edit: July 16, 2009, 08:06:23 am by row_row_fight_the_powah »

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Re: BakaBT Banners
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2009, 02:39:59 am »
Originally posted by Malus:

Ooooh, a new thread for banners ... sweet!  :)

Well, then i'll just put this here... enjoy!


Nono banner from Top wo Nerae! 2 (Gunbuster 2)

Tried to keep it original, while still making it a bit unique with a bit different background that suited the theme of the anime ;)



reread my post people:
* needs to be in jpeg
* need anime name/character name
* provide link to your (tracker) profile so i can give you proper credit
« Last Edit: July 16, 2009, 03:20:05 am by Malus »
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Re: BakaBT Banners
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2009, 02:47:23 am »
I know this is not related to the topic, but it would be good chance to think of another icon to the site too.
"white text on black background for small size image" totally unnoticed.

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Re: BakaBT Banners
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2009, 04:03:01 am »
Simon / Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann



Death the Kid / Soul Eater



Kamina / Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann


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Re: BakaBT Banners
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2009, 04:21:43 am »
Ooooh, a new thread for banners ... sweet!  :)

Well, then i'll just put this here... enjoy!


Nono banner from Top wo Nerae! 2 (Gunbuster 2)

Tried to keep it original, while still making it a bit unique with a bit different background that suited the theme of the anime ;)



reread my post people:
* needs to be in jpeg
* need anime name/character name
* provide link to your (tracker) profile so i can give you proper credit

Not to question your judgement or whatever... but WHY jpg? PNG is supported by all browsers, is lossless, and is almost never a bigger size; if it is bigger, it is usually only by a few bytes.

I just don't understand why one should need to use a lossy jpg (even on max quality, there is quite a bit of loss), when they could instead use a lossless image.

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Re: BakaBT Banners
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2009, 04:22:11 am »
Rurouni Kenhin banner with Himura Kenshin and Sagara Sanosuke. Technically Shishio Makoto in the background.
Purple

Black

Added cross scar to logo


http://bakabt.me/user/842436/bakasamma.html
« Last Edit: July 17, 2009, 03:08:37 am by bakasamma »

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Re: BakaBT Banners
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2009, 04:24:36 am »
Originally posted by Malus:

Ooooh, a new thread for banners ... sweet!  :)

Well, then i'll just put this here... enjoy!


Nono banner from Top wo Nerae! 2 (Gunbuster 2)

Tried to keep it original, while still making it a bit unique with a bit different background that suited the theme of the anime ;)



reread my post people:
* needs to be in jpeg
* need anime name/character name
* provide link to your (tracker) profile so i can give you proper credit

Not to question your judgement or whatever... but WHY jpg? PNG is supported by all browsers, is lossless, and is almost never a bigger size; if it is bigger, it is usually only by a few bytes.

I just don't understand why one should need to use a lossy jpg (even on max quality, there is quite a bit of loss), when they could instead use a lossless image.

we don't want lossless. web optimization.
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Re: BakaBT Banners
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2009, 06:38:00 am »
The first thing, I've ever done for this site. Please be gentle. lol

Heavy Blood and with a blur to soften and blend Nyu a little bit.


Non-blurred and Medium Blood


Non-blurred and Light Blood


Elfen Lied - Nyu
http://bakabt.me/user/711214/JechtAeon.html
« Last Edit: July 16, 2009, 08:06:14 am by JechtAeon »

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Re: BakaBT Banners
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2009, 07:26:04 am »

anime: death note

yea this is my first banner ever and the first time i really do anything for a forum so dont be harsh i just like this site so much

http://bakabt.me/user/851899/Kowaiikira.html

okay i made another banner since ppl didnt like the first one


Sakura from hyper police

enjoy
« Last Edit: July 16, 2009, 08:54:12 pm by Kowaiikira »

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Re: BakaBT Banners
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2009, 07:38:19 am »
heres mine

uuh if I had more freedom, or if I thought I could add more effects I could do somethin really really awesome but since there the ristrictions I'll live

here my first

rukia kuchiki-Bleach


http://bakabt.me/user/818786/KingofHearts.html
« Last Edit: July 16, 2009, 07:57:40 am by KingofHearts »
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Re: BakaBT Banners
« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2009, 07:38:49 am »

anime: death note

yea this is my first banner ever and the first time i really do anything for a forum so dont be harsh i just like this site so much

http://bakabt.me/user/851899/Kowaiikira.html

Atleast read the rules. Your background does not have the required gradient. Too plain. Font/color and creative just isn't there.

The first thing, I've ever done for this site. Please be gentle. lol




Elfen Lied - Nyu
http://bakabt.me/user/711214/JechtAeon.html

That's pretty nice :D Maybe add a few options with less blood splatter like with the hidamari sketch one. They might like it as it is or with less red. She seems to be slightly blurred too.


Ooooh, a new thread for banners ... sweet!  :)

Well, then i'll just put this here... enjoy!


Nono banner from Top wo Nerae! 2 (Gunbuster 2)

Tried to keep it original, while still making it a bit unique with a bit different background that suited the theme of the anime ;)



Just do what they ask and they won't send a hitman on you :O There really isn't any noticeable loss with jpeg @ 100 quality. Even 20kb smaller in filesize while we're at it.

« Last Edit: February 16, 2010, 10:09:26 am by Tsikura »

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Re: BakaBT Banners
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2009, 07:45:55 am »
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That's pretty nice :D Maybe add a few options with less blood splatter like with the hidamari sketch one. They might like it as it is or with less red. She seems to be slightly blurred too.

'K thanks, will add the alternates in my above post. Yes I gave her a slight blur cause i didn't want her to stand out so much. I actually think I did go overboard with the blood myself. :P

Oh and thank you for not being so harsh.

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Re: BakaBT Banners
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2009, 07:58:12 am »
............
Ooooh, a new thread for banners ... sweet!  :)

Well, then i'll just put this here... enjoy!


Nono banner from Top wo Nerae! 2 (Gunbuster 2)

Tried to keep it original, while still making it a bit unique with a bit different background that suited the theme of the anime ;)



Just do what they ask and they won't send a hitman on you :O There really isn't any noticeable loss with jpeg @ 100 quality. Even 20kb smaller in filesize while we're at it.

Just to show comparison :o


I notice the difference, a lot.. either my screen is too perfect, or I just care about 'the little things' too much. It looks so much better in my opinion as a PNG, but heh, not allowed. Oh well.

I can contribute myself maybe. Open GIMP and go to work.