GFX Rekt Banner Submission

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  1. KT Samurai

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    Please us this thread to submit images for use in the "Welcome Block" (banner) section of the Rekt theme. Your submission must adhere to the following criteria:
    • No text.
    • No logos.
    • No borders.
    • No fan art. Official artwork only!
    • An indication of where the image comes from so I can label it for future reference.
    • 1920 x 524 dimensions.
    • Image can be from anime, manga, video games, comics, film, television, and any other kind of geeky media. If you can make a strong case for it (and the image looks good) there's a strong possibility that it will be accepted.
    • Compression is optional (the image will be compressed before use regardless).
    Try to find images that favor a landscape feel. The Welcome Block is much wider than it is tall, after all. If you use an environmental landscape make sure that the image contains a recognizable landmark or character to give the viewer a hint about what the image is from. A dedicated fan should be able to look at the image and know where it came from.

    If your image contains several characters ensure that it does not feel "busy" or "cramped". Images with a strong sense of depth work well if there are multiple characters in frame.

    Your sense of cropping is more important than anything. Be sure that there is a clear and interesting focal point. Also: remember that there will be text atop your image, so try to keep things pushed to the sides when you can.

    Here are some examples from the current rotation:

    Landscape Environments (With Recognizable Landmarks/Characters):
    Steven_Universe_01-min.jpg Princess_Mononoke_01-min.jpg Star_Wars_Rogue_One_01-min.jpg

    Character-Centric
    League_Of_Legends_01-min.jpg Cowboy_Bebop_01-min.jpg Street_Fighter_V_01.jpg

    Note the use of framing to show familiar aspects of each piece of media. Dedicated fans to the titles featured above have enough information to recognize where the image came from without the need for text, and often times without the need to see faces. Sometimes this means that non-hardcore fans will not know what they're looking at (like the field of discarded weapons up there which only a Steven Universe fan would be familiar with) so the image should be engaging, alluring, or even provocative all on its own.

    Thank you very much for your interest, and thank you to anyone who takes the time to submit.
     
    #1 KT Samurai, Dec 23, 2016
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  2. Kuze

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    Size has to be 1920 x 524 exact then?
     
  3. Shi

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    For the best results, those dimensions would work the best.
    Personally, I haven't played around with the welcome block enough to know, but given how much KT fudged with the thing, I'd say that 1920 x 524 will encompass most needs.

    You could probably upscale and downscale images just fine. Since there is an overlay with text, it'll hide defects really well so don't get too stressed out with the dimensions.
     
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    dragoon.jpg ffxv.jpg ffxiv.jpg gundam.jpg
     
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    Well, managed to crop down a few.

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    As for why they should be added, well for the ABe fanboys of course.
     
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    @Shi Diggin' the dragoon (which game is he from?) and Gundam images. The other two are way too busy.

    @Kuze Neither of these are the correct size. I like the Lain image but the HR might have a few too many characters on it crowding up the frame.
     
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    @KT Samurai
    The Dragoon is the promotional art for Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward
     
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    Eh? But I opened the images in a new tab just now and it showed 1920x524.
     
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    Ah, yes. You're right.

    Gonna add the Lain image right now.
     
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    There's a surprising lack of Gargantia imagery. Let's see if I can fix that.
    gargantia.jpg gargantia2.jpg gargantia3.jpg
     
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    Still lookin' for banners, folks.

    In fact, we've been looking at the same ones for so long now we should probably band together and make a brand new "pack" of them. Let's try to get 10-15 new ones together and take the old stuff down.
     
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    That Gundam banner sure brings me back. I made this one way back in like 2010-11 for the basic A4 skin:
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    I had just started using Photoshop and I was so psyched to actually get something I made "published" on a site with what felt like a decent audience. I only use PS for the sake of editing pics for the sake of trolling or memes now, but I liked when I had the desire to make as much stuff as I could, like when I singlehandedly made dozens of rank banners for both the old Dragon Ball and Hunter x Hunter clubs.

    I don't really use my pc for anything other than downloading torrents anymore. I wish I still had the time and drive to make these things.
     
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    So are we waiting for more submissions? @KT Samurai
     
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    Yeah, still looking for more.

    I've made a bunch myself so that should inflate the numbers high enough. In fact, I can probably get the new batch in there after work today.
     
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    All imgs in one post

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    A few more from the current spring season:

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    Will the banners be updated any time soon? @KT Samurai
     
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    Finally got around to updating them.

    Thanks for all the submissions. Keep them coming.
     
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    @KT Samurai

    Found a few alright banners for the upcoming summer 2017 anime season.

    These two have text with official art so I guess these won't be valid?

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    The ones without text

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    A few more from the current summer anime season. @KT Samurai


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    Final couple of pics from the summer anime season, if you're still looking for more banners @KT Samurai


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