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PostSubject: Contest Winning Screenshots as Banners (WIP)   Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:20 pm

As I've promised, the Winning Screenshots from the December Contest will be put as site banners, in rotation.

The Winners are:
Fallout - macintroll - Nuclear winter:
 
Skyrim - MrMeowMeow - Into the Dark:
 
Other Games - OrmrSnaethorsen - Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons:
 

Now I'm the only one who came up with versions of them,
cause nobody else would, and then the topic was deleted for no reason.
All of them have to have the site name and a subtle #1 on them.


^ This is the first one. Simple, effective.


^ This one I had some trouble with. I'm thinking I could try a darker frame and maybe disable the gradient overlay on the main text


^ This was more fun to make. Childish text. The difference between the two being the brightness of the Video Games text. Only one will be used.

If any of you want to make other versions (different cropping, different text fonts and such) or simply would like to give me some constructive feedback on them, I'd appreciate it. Otherwise, they go up as they are.

The winning (only #1) screenshots are in the latest topics here:
http://vgunetwork.forumotion.net/f66-vgu-screenshot-contests

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PostSubject: Re: Contest Winning Screenshots as Banners (WIP)   Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:15 pm

I've made different versions for MrMeow's Skyrim screenshot
Had to improve here and there...
which is your favorite?


come on, you'll be seeing it daily on top of the site closed eyes smile

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PostSubject: Re: Contest Winning Screenshots as Banners (WIP)   Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:30 pm

I like the first one more

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PostSubject: Re: Contest Winning Screenshots as Banners (WIP)   Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:32 pm

you'll have to be more specific
first one in the topic or in my latest post? and why? what's better?

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PostSubject: Re: Contest Winning Screenshots as Banners (WIP)   Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:36 pm

First place banner for Fallout looks the best to me just because it has a more darker style to it ,and it just like Fallout more. But that's just me and my opinion.

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PostSubject: Re: Contest Winning Screenshots as Banners (WIP)   Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:37 pm

The first one you posted with the #1 on it. Because that doesnt cover much the picture. Its decent. If you want to have the vgu letters more visible then i prefer the first picture from your second post.

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PostSubject: Re: Contest Winning Screenshots as Banners (WIP)   Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:48 pm

@The Red Shoe wrote:
First place banner for Fallout looks the best to me just because it has a more darker style to it ,and it just like Fallout more. But that's just me and my opinion.

I'm not comparing the FALLOUT banner to the SKYRIM BANNER  BrickWall Headbutt

The Fallout, the Skyrim and the Two Sons screenshots EACH won #1 spot in the 3 simultaneous Winter Contests so they ALL become banners Thumbs Up
The question was which of the 3 Skyrim Banner versions is best  cheers
Machine Gunner  ffs I expected at least 3-4 other submissions from other people here
using the Winning Screenshots and adding the text (frame, filter, etc.)
I didn't expect I'd have to do it on my own entirely  Mad Max Muscle Car

WE voted for the winners of the contests  Banana Dance
Now live up to it and honor the winners!  Wink

I mean, where are the texture and graphic artists I've been hearing so much about?
@linorodarte10 @SixShooter @Undeadsewer @Mattafex
... holiday time should be over by now, no?  Alien Attack
I know my shit isn't 5 stars quality  :stabby:
and I'm pretty sure there's someone here who can do better  Beer
but we won't know if nobody even tries Hello Hats Off


@Cruz011 wrote:
The first one you posted with the #1 on it.

They all have #1 on them
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I really liked the chest piece so I framed this version of MrMeow's screenshot
maybe it's more interesting and less favoring of dark-elves lol

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PostSubject: Re: Contest Winning Screenshots as Banners (WIP)   Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:19 am

Heres some so hopefully some people get involved






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PostSubject: Re: Contest Winning Screenshots as Banners (WIP)   Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:00 am

@DVAted - Really like the first fallout and Skyrim banners you posted, the fallout one especially.

@Mattafex - I think you really caught the Tale of Two Brothers vibe with the first one, fun & fantastical, good work as always.

Here are my contributions:




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PostSubject: Re: Contest Winning Screenshots as Banners (WIP)   Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:16 am

That's what I like to see, now! Wasn't that hard Very Happy
Now we just gotta decide which is the absolute best, cause only one version of each will go to rotation.
I'll expand more on this tomorrow after I get some rest. But any other feedback, even from people who don't mess around with photoshop or other graphics programs, they're welcome to choose their favorites too.

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PostSubject: Re: Contest Winning Screenshots as Banners (WIP)   Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:11 am

@DVATed Not sure what's wrong with my eyes and why I never read the actual question. I like the second one that you made of MrMeow's Screenshot Simply because I like the font and style of it more.

Anyways here's the ones I put together. Not sure if you wanted spoiler tags or not.






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PostSubject: Re: Contest Winning Screenshots as Banners (WIP)   Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:32 am

Fallout Banner. The characters standing WITH the eye-popping text makes it stand so much better than the blocky and somewhat difficult-to-read cube shots next to it.
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PostSubject: Re: Contest Winning Screenshots as Banners (WIP)   Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:03 am

best way to go about this is to ask the contest winners to choose their favorites.
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@MrMeowMeow
@macintroll
@OrmrSnaethorsen

the moment you choose your favorite of the banners made for your winning screenshot,
as they've been submitted in this topic, it goes in rotation
please pick just one Wink
if you don't like any of them, feel free to make one yourself
the dimensions are 900x200 Wink

best wishes and congrats once again!

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PostSubject: Re: Contest Winning Screenshots as Banners (WIP)   Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:40 am

@MrMeowMeow
@macintroll
@OrmrSnaethorsen

Just to make this a whole lot easier to follow, I have put all the submitted designs into one post.

Here are the original images:
Fallout - macintroll - Nuclear winter:
 
Skyrim - MrMeowMeow - Into the Dark:
 
Other Games - OrmrSnaethorsen - Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons:
 

@DVAted Designs:





@Mattafex Designs:




My Designs:




@The Red Shoe's Designs:



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PostSubject: Re: Contest Winning Screenshots as Banners (WIP)   Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:08 am

Some great work with the banners here, i'm liking quite a few of them (:

It's honestly hard to choose, but given the choice I would have to choose @DVAted 's 5th design ( http://imgbox.com/cvISzK4w ), I love the ancient looking text, and it's got an interesting positioning of my character to the right. I look forward to seeing it on the site  cheers

Big Thanks to @TheRedShoe @Mattafex @AdvancedTerror , you guys came up with some really cool designs  Thumbs Up

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PostSubject: Re: Contest Winning Screenshots as Banners (WIP)   Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:23 pm

Thank you, MrMeowMeow, the pic is currently in rotation Wink
Now if only @OrmrSnaethorsen and @macintroll
would notice we've tagged them about 12 times in this topic closed eyes smile
so they can choose their own favorites, that would be excellent!

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PostSubject: Re: Contest Winning Screenshots as Banners (WIP)   Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:31 pm

I must admit... I'm a little confused Embarassed
Do I just pick one? Is that my job? closed eyes smile

I really like this one by Mattafex:


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PostSubject: Re: Contest Winning Screenshots as Banners (WIP)   Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:46 am

Hi sorry, Mr DVAted pardon me, I'm currently abroad so don't have a regular internet access. didn't saw all those notifications before !

There are very good banners design here ! it's a difficult choice, but as I have to make one my choice will go for "all" the mattafex designs, for all screens the versions with trashed/no serif fonts I really like the typo choices and positions Smile (And I always loved trash fonts)
To everyone here, thanks for your participation, really appreciated.

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PostSubject: Re: Contest Winning Screenshots as Banners (WIP)   Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:34 pm

Alright people. We have a new winner!
Only one this time:

Carrying the Wounded by @7thNightHawk

Remember the guidelines:
900x200 px size
Has to have VGU Network and #1 as text on it

He chooses which one is his favorite and that one will go in rotation Wink

Let's see some submissions here cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Contest Winning Screenshots as Banners (WIP)   Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:34 am

Congratulations to the BIG EXPLOSIONS 1 year anniversary contest winner @7thNightHawk cheers

I'll get us started with these submissions:
Banners:
 

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