Banner Contest

Discussion in 'News and Announcements' started by Anony, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. Anony

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    In the spirit of getting things together for ZRP we feel that we need a new banner to better depict what we're actually about. That's why in conjuction with the writing contest I'm gonna hold one for our site's top image:

    The criteria is that it has to include current and upcoming settings, meaning ZRP and PHL2, as well as TRP. It also has to be 1200 x 220. You can include easter eggs if they're subtle so be as creative as you want.​

    First prize is a $60 steam game of your choosing.

    Runner up prize winner gets unrestricted access to the Quiet model on any setting. I'll show you my spider pictures too.

    The contest will conclude on the 25th August, upon which the administration will pick the best one.

    Post your submissions here.


    BRIM BONUS: SUBTLY ADD THIS PICTURE OF MY FACE INTO YOUR BANNER SO ITS BARELY NOTICEABLE AND I WILL BUY THE WINNER AN EXTRA GAME.

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    #1 Anony, Jul 22, 2018
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  2. Ulala

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    sym will just use the quiet model anyway.

    i'll get straight to work
     
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  3. Raklo

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    FTFY
     
  4. Mox

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    Make sure you ask permission of the artists if you make something that uses their art in your banner. Respect artists.

    Anyways- I can probably try to weasel onto my computer in a week or so to cook up something. I made a pretty good looking banner for Nostalgia Feverdream Express so I’m confident I could toss something in the air once my hands and arms make a full recovery.

    I’m typing this on my phone all with just one thumb rofl.
     
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  5. Nerdbird

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    if you guys use someone’s work i will find out and i WILL kill
     
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  6. Koumakan

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  7. scumbo

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    you should play around with the colors more if you're down to spend more time on an old project
     
  8. Koumakan

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    Color fucking is like all I do.

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  9. Bennet Dyson

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    that looks fuckin awesome lol
     
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  10. Newticus

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    game over, koumakan wins

    thanks to all participants


    i'm a slut for outlines and dropshadows and I'm excited to see what other people post
     
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    #10 Newticus, Jul 23, 2018
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  11. BMY871

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    The colors are balanced great, but can you try darkening the middle image and brightening the side images, especially the one on the right?
     
  12. Desrat456

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    Contest open for 3 hours. Man already has wicked thing in place. But I do wanna see other submissions. I crave to see more. More!
     
  13. Hoplite

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    its not terminator if it doesnt have a terminator on it
     
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  14. battle royale

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    It looks really cool, but one thing I personally love about the current banner is civil protection being in it
     
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  15. Koumakan

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    I'd like to see what other people come up with before I start throwing a million prototypes everywhere
     
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  16. Newticus

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    I opened up photoshop for the first time ever to try my hand at this, and I'm having a ball. Here's my first prototype. I'm gonna' do my best to give koumakan a run for his money once I have an understanding of this extremely detailed program

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    I know it's not the right size, this was just a test in mask layers. Tune in next time to see me make it more complicated.
     
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  17. XenoFall

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    I was trying to make one, but then I did something wrong and simply the banner did not save.

    It was good not to have saved, it was getting crap.


    (lmao)

    Captura de tela de 2018-07-22 22:27:10.
     
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  18. LawlMan

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    I reccomend making the text a bit smaller, kinda overshadows all the details in the pic on the far left.
     
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  19. Newticus

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    [​IMG]

    Here's my first real attempt at something within the confines of the contest rules.
     
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  20. Anri

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    left is zrp, middle is trp, but what's the right one
     
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  22. Newticus

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    it's supposed to be phl2 using concept art of ep 2. (i think) of a guy standing under a collapsed piece of combine tech
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    It's hard to get all the details in this small frame while giving everything the spotlight it deserves
     
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  23. BMY871

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    I'm on team Newticus now, but I'd love to see Koumakan's with fading or merging images rather than overlapping as well as the brightness balanced out. I think that Newticus should frame the PHL2RP image more to the right to take advantage of the original's centerpiece, the layered view down a street. Also the guy looks kind of silly looking off the end of the banner. Also maybe it would all go together nicely if it were colored yellowy like the other two rather than blue?
     
  24. Newticus

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    It's nearly impossible to get all that shit in the frame while still maintaining some scale. This is the best I could do. I might rework it completely here in a while, but I did a few minor tweaks that should improve the overall quality.
     
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  25. Hoplite

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    text is way too big.
     
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  26. Flower

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    i like that a lot actually but i think the font needs to be different
     
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  27. Mox

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    i like the foreground but the text makes me feel like if i click on it it’ll lead me to the app store to buy some mobile RTS war game
     
  28. BMY871

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    Just for accuracy it should probably say TacoNBanana and I agree with smaller text but I like the font.
     
  29. Newticus

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    I'm not gonna put taco n banana when the current banner says taco and banana

    Playing around with fonts and sizes. Opinions?

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    wrong image at first, woops
     
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  30. nec

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    i had a wip banner i made for when i thought tekka was 'Right Around The Corner' but instead of reworking it i'll prob just make a new 1
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    opening up photoshop right now!!!!
     
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    #30 nec, Jul 23, 2018
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  31. battle royale

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    Good you put the best setting front and center
     
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  32. Scouser

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    Whoever sneaks SRP in there in preparation for the imminent revival will win my heart.
     
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  33. nec

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    who drew those @nec
     
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  35. BMY871

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    @nec I like that but I think it could benefit from balanced colors too.
     
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  36. brim

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    my offer is not a joke

    if you want an extra game of the same value place my face into your banner and win
     
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  37. Robe

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    for some reason i'm upset that i can't find brim yet

    anyways, i really like koumakan and newticus' entries, or at least his most recent one. the reason for that is probably because they blend ever so slightly instead of just being chopped off by a border, which is likely personal preference due to my personal belief of being a collective community instead of just separated by servers.
     
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  38. BMY871

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    That's an interesting thought. Koumakan and Newicus also have similar art styles across the three which I think really gives it a uniform look and makes you forget that it's three unrelated images glued together.
    Since the banner is for the whole community, I'd like to petition that it's voted on by all members rather than exclusively admins.
     
  39. Scouser

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    Gonna be real awkward when we need to chop the TRP part of the banner off in a month
     
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