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Discussion in 'Art and Music' started by Look to the Left, Nov 16, 2015.

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    I changed the main title back to the original font, and removed the gradient.
    The subtitle I changed color to match the rest and changed to the non-bold version of the font.
     
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  2. TheOneMoiderah

    TheOneMoiderah Aggressive Angry Artist Commission Artist

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    Okay, that title looks significantly better. Though it wouldn't be remiss to try seeing what'd happen if you just make the title allcaps. It might not look good but I feel like it'd be worth trying.
     
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  4. TheOneMoiderah

    TheOneMoiderah Aggressive Angry Artist Commission Artist

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    Oh hey it doesn't look half-bad.
     
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  5. Alivaril

    Alivaril Totally not a space whale.

    After I suggested doing so, @LostDeviljho removed the period from inside the parenthesis. The first letter appears to have been capitalized as well.

    Thoughts on the new version?

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  6. Nemuikougi

    Nemuikougi Certifiably Eculdian Commission Artist

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    Putting a drop shadow on the text at the left might help readability. Maybe lighten the grey a bit too?
    Also, Growl, Sentinal, Trajan or Sabon might look good as other options for the font.
     
  7. I don't know if I have any of those fonts...
     
  8. Nemuikougi

    Nemuikougi Certifiably Eculdian Commission Artist

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  9. Aranfan

    Aranfan Team Plasma Grunt

    I need help with a banner. I have this so far.

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    I need it to be better, but my limited art skills are not up to the task.
     
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  10. Look to the Left

    Look to the Left Hi, I'm Nui here

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    ... That is... Quite plain... Yeah...
     
  11. Aranfan

    Aranfan Team Plasma Grunt

    The only thing my art skills are up to is inverting the colors. Halp.
     
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  12. Look to the Left

    Look to the Left Hi, I'm Nui here

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    How about changing the background to be more interesting?
     
  13. Private Lee O'Malley

    Private Lee O'Malley Head Puns = -10 to Next Roll Councillor

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    Well what would you like it to look like?
     
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  14. grassyhyuuga

    grassyhyuuga pork cutlet bowl fatale

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    If you'd like, feel free to check out my sig and PM me :smile:
     
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  15. Aranfan

    Aranfan Team Plasma Grunt

    Better. Maybe involving some Iron Man type iconography, but not any sort of copyrighted stuff.
     
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  16. Nemuikougi

    Nemuikougi Certifiably Eculdian Commission Artist

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    Something like this? It's hardly my best work, but you're welcome to it.
     
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  17. Aranfan

    Aranfan Team Plasma Grunt

    That's great. I like the third one. But Eezo is misspelled.
     
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  18. Nemuikougi

    Nemuikougi Certifiably Eculdian Commission Artist

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    That's what I get for never playing the games I guess :)
     
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  19. Aranfan

    Aranfan Team Plasma Grunt

    I am told that these are 650x75, and it needs to be 650x70
     
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  20. Nemuikougi

    Nemuikougi Certifiably Eculdian Commission Artist

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    One day I will get something right the first time. But it will probably signal the end of days.
     
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  21. Muphrid

    Muphrid Star of the Lancer

    Hi, I'm looking for some advice on this banner:

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    I heard from one person that it's a bit stark and not that visually interesting right now. I see a lot of other banners include some additional text to try to give a sense of what the quest/story/etc. is like. Just wanting to hear if others feel that those are the big points of improvement also.
     
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  22. defenestrator

    defenestrator White Knight Waifu

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    They have a point.

    I wouldn't recommend a monochrome/predominantly black design here in SV. It's probably gonna blend on the most used themes (which are dark), and not gonna grab the user's attention to the ad banner. If you want to add some color, I'd recommend googling "NERV theme" for inspiration.

    And yes, a bit of blurb text to hint the viewer what to expect from your content will definitely help. You've already got the attention of NGE fans, now what does your fic have that will make them actually interested? What do you have that puts your fic above the other NGE fics in the site? It doesn't have to be a literal description, just something that will tease the viewer.

    Also, I'd suggest that you shrink the text too. Get some breathing space around them. This makes it easier to read, and it won't appear as one solid mass.
     
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  23. Strypgia

    Strypgia Shadow Cabal Token Adult Moderator

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    I'd suggest something like a movie poster approach, where you have one dramatically suggestive line hinting at the story or dilemma or something in order to grab their attention. If you shrink the existing text you should have room to put that in.
     
  24. Muphrid

    Muphrid Star of the Lancer

    Okay, so adding a little bit of color and a blurb, as well as a tiny smattering of other visually interesting elements, leads me to something like this:

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    Little concerned the shade of red is hard on the eyes, and that the parallelogram pattern is still not quite interesting enough, but I'm thinking this should be the new starting point.
     
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  25. defenestrator

    defenestrator White Knight Waifu

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    Yeah, that shade is a bit unpleasant when its the predominant color. I get that it's the same or close shade as the one used in the NERV logo, it's just a bit too bright on the eyes, so a darker shade would be better I believe.

    Made a quick edit of the design for comparison:
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    I picked a darker shade, and added a drop shadow on the text to make it pop out a bit more. I also tried to keep the black text and design, but it was harder to read.

    Now just to clarify: what I said was that I wouldn't recommend a predominantly black design. You can use a black background, but you just need to add to it and make it more interesting so it's not completely black. Like adding those hexagons commonly found in the MAGI interface:

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    Lastly: If you do decide to keep the rhombi around the text, I suggest making the text's alignment follow the direction of the borders instead of being centered so it's like:

    *** SHINJI WAS ONCE A PILOT* ______ ***NEON GENESIS EVANGELION*
    *NOW, HE MUST TRAIN ONE***______*THE SECOND COMING***

    Or something similar.

    Edit: Oh, and you could also try mix-and-matching fonts to see what looks good. You can have up to three fonts in one design before things usually start to look obnoxious.
    Edit2: Dammit. SV ate the spaces.
     
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