GFX Summer Banner Rotation

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  1. Shannon Apple

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    Hi guys,

    I'm changing the banners again next week. Just making a separate thread to bring a little more attention to it, then I'll just merge with the sticky when done.

    Please look at this post for criteria: https://www.sakugacity.com/threads/rekt-banner-submission.1460/

    Post the new banners in this thread. (as I'll be merging it later anyways)

    Even after you see new banners being rotated in, you can still submit, I will update them in batches like usual.

    I'm looking for upcoming anime, upcoming movies, currently popular TV shows, popular or upcoming games, comics, cartoons etc. You may also submit relevant banners with a summer feel to them.
     
  2. Kuze

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    Will have to look a few up. Prolly for the upcoming AoT season.

    Can we get a World Cup banner up? Serious?
     
  3. Shannon Apple

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    I'm going to say no to a football banner. It's a geek culture site, so the banners kinda need to reflect that.
     
  4. Interest1ng

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  5. Shannon Apple

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    @Interest1ng, most of these images are stretched, so I can't use them. If resizing something in photoshop say, you have to hold down the shift button to drag. It holds the proportions. You can't stretch an image to make it fit.


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  6. Interest1ng

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    Yeah............. I don't have photoshop. So I was trying to do the best I could with what I had lol. Since nobody else had posted anything.
     
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  7. Shi

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    You can also achieve this using Paint on Windows 10 if that helps any. It's just a bit harder to do, but possible.
     
  8. Interest1ng

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    Yeah. I used a bit of both paint and windows 10's stock image viewer/editor. Neither are the best to achieve what I want without stretching. I think the hard part is finding a stock photo that is already large enough to where manipulation of the photo won't cause it to seem distorted. I will keep messing around with things and see if I can come up with anything. I may end up installing GIMP on an external device since I can't put software onto my work computer.
     
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    Generally, I don't manually resize images at all. I just open up Photoshop and crop them to the right size. Most image editors have the same basic functions, even the free ones. I set the crop tool to 1920 x 524, and it crops to the correct proportions, then go into image size, make sure proportions are constrained and change the width to 1920 pixels.

    Finding images that allow you to create decent compositions are hard though. That's the main snag to it. I have downloaded images only to find that they don't look good no matter where I crop them. Then it's back to the drawing board to try and find an image that works.
     
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    Yeah that is what I found. I found some great images, but I couldn't find a decent sized one to where if I tried to change the image proportions it didn't look weirder than what I submitted. But like I said if I get some time this week I will try some other options out. As Image editing is something that I used to do ALOT...... was even in a couple of different Scanlation groups when I was younger lol.
     
  11. kura

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    The Hanebado one from @1interesting I'm def into. Similarly any non-anime related banners.
     
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    I'm not sure whether this is summer or spring. I can't really tell the difference since I live in a tropical country.

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  13. Interest1ng

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    and it made the ROTATION!!!!!! Thanks. I am trying to look for Summer Series and images that don't have A LOT going on. As that was the recommendation of @KT Samurai on the original banner thread. It is hard to find the right angles but still capture the scenes.
     
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    That's the trick, finding images that are evocative of their source material without being loud and busy can be quite a challenge. But it works so very well when you find the right one and get the right crop, really adds to the site without being distracting. Took me ages to come up with the very first rotation for the site.
     
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    Found an alright one for AoT Season 3. It's got that grainy effect to it.

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    Is it just more or does this VME make my butt look big?
     
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    Alright I was finally able to get GIMP and make it work.

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    For the older community... ahem @Dunn x Dolo

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  19. Shannon Apple

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    Hey guys, I was looking for current anime mainly. Maybe few summery ones.

    I think we have enough anime stuff in the rotation as I'm trying to diversify them across other media as well. I'll go through later and might add a couple more from the submissions. ;)
     
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    Everything I submitted aside from the Tekkaman/Casshern Banners are in the Summer Anime line-up. I will try to see if I can get some summery-ish gaming banners and movies.
     

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