[ No. 2264
I think the main problem here is taking any random images and trying to force it into a banner.
many images and screen caps simply wont work well for banners, this is something you have to take into consideration, not just ignore.
like take >>2179 and >>2250 for example, if you can't fit the image onto the banner size, you probably shouldn't use it, and if you insist on using it, it's gonna require some actual editing of the image.
In the case of these two, the person didn't even bother to zoom into the image to get it into frame, one of the most basic steps in this process.
of course zooming in to much gives you a over all shit quality image like with >>1745
I know the banner dimensions aren't exactly easy to work with, but in the case of banners like >>1733 you're gonna want to try and extend the background out a bit so you can have the character or point of interest properly shown in the banner, and I don't mean extending it by just stretching part of the image like >>2179 did, that shit is just ugly.
I mean continuing what is already there like >>560 with the image above it, that isn't stretching the image or fucking with aspect ratio, that's editing the image so that it fits the banner.
but to much and you end up with a banner like >>795, you've got to find a balance.
>>1628 tried to hide it, and although it was well done and a clever way of doing so, it would have been a lot better if the base image had been continued behind the paper on the top left, becuase the paper doesn't cover the image all the way up, but this individual case might fall more into the area of opinion, since that large black area might have possibly been left there on purposes for all we know.
You guys are really just being lazy.
It might look like all there is to banner making, is tossing text on some random image, but there's more to it to that.
As for the matter of text, you have to at least TRY to make the text match or flow with the image or series.
like this banner >>1476 the image was re-sized well, the text color and animation is also good, but the font and it's placement are what's off, on what would other wise be a perfect banner.
Most of the first user submitted banners in this thread are grate!
...except for this one >>488, I have to idea what the hell is going on with the text here, it's very obviously quickly slapped on.
Even >>517 is a good banner because it all matches and flows together as one.
I don't think all the new ones are shit though, >>2241 doesn't seem half bad and although I think the yellow is a little too bright on the text in >>2178 it's still a decent banner.
and of course we can't forget this one. >>1309
seriously, ...what the fuck?!
To >>1341, you're not making OP feel better by salvaging trash, you're making him feel bad by guilting him into including that crap.
why does this bug me you might ask?
I've spent up to a week working on a single banner in the past for this site, so of course it's gonna annoy me when people submit junk like >>2228
If you know for a fact your banner sucks, and I do mean know it sucks, not just think it sucks, why even post it?
Post edited on 18th Mar 2012, 12:28am