Backgrounds for Tria

Discussion in 'Artist Corner' started by Zelkova, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. Zelkova

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    Hey folks,

    I'm sure you've seen the paintbrush over there on the top of the page. This forum comes equipped with a background selector 2000 and while I am working on a few more backgrounds myself, I was wondering if anyone wanted to try to make a background or two for the site.

    Show me what ya got!
     
  2. nahar122

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    If you told me how to I would love to create a background for the site :)
     
  3. ThatWasMyKil

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    Photoshop or GIMP and I guess keith will have to give you the dimensions but im assuming 2000x1000ish would work.
     
  4. Zelkova

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    2650 x 1200 is the resolution I would need. Using Photoshop, Gimp, Paint.net, or any other such editing tool would probably be required. Also, darker backgrounds don't work too well with this forum theme, it's best to keep it light in color.
     
  5. Sue

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    [​IMG]

    I have a very big need for this.
     
  6. greencactuar

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    I could try making one, if you'd like,but I'm no pro, but I'd be willing to show you a few samples if you want
     
  7. Zelkova

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    Go for it! Show me what you've got!
     
  8. greencactuar

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    Alright I'm playing FFXIV atm and am in a instance, when I'm done I'll show you a few :p
     
  9. ThatWasMyKil

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    haha yeah i dont see why we couldnt have non ms2 wall papers i mean not sure how many we can have total but i like the idea of being able to customize that aspect.
     
  10. Zelkova

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    @[member='Sylveon'] I won't say we will keep it for long, but I made it a choice for now.
     
  11. Sue

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    Heeeeellll yeaaaaahhh
     
  12. greencactuar

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    [​IMG]look at dem epic photoshop skillzzz
     
  13. Sue

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    [​IMG]

    It's the trees from the trailer :3
     
  14. Zelkova

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    @[member='Sylveon'] I actually was planning on using the trees as well. I pulled a 720p screencap from the mp4 direct download of the trailer.

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    Which do you think I should use?

    Edit: I also have mushies

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  15. Sue

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    The problem with the screen caps is that even though it's 720p, it's not going to come out very well on resolutions larger than 1280x1024.

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    That's alright for 22% of the internet that does use that resolution, however the 78% of the internet with a larger resolution will have mediocre quality. Considering this is a forum dedicated to the gaming audience, it's very safe to say that nearly everyone will have a 1920x1080 display or somewhere around it.

    What I usually do is go into photoshop, enlarge the image slightly or to the maximum size I need, and then blur it out a little. Considering it's a background image, it shouldn't really be the focus anyway. Hence the blur not being a big deal.

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    That being said, I adjusted the mushroom one like I said. I really think this should be a majority vote though. Personally I'd go for the larger and blurred out versions for the sake of quality. Though other people might have different preferences ^^.
     
  16. Zelkova

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    Well, I typically do a bit of photoshopping when it comes to backgrounds as it is. The video was in 720p so I could only get a 720p snapshot of the frame I wanted with VLC.

    Community vote is best. Lets do that!
     
  17. Inspia

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    Do they have to be original backgrounds? I have quite a bit of anime-themed/ scenery backgrounds in stock @_@
     
  18. Sue

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    Personally I'd say Maplestory backgrounds would be nice. Though I'm not sure how many options we can have... If it's more than 4 then I don't see why we don't just add in a whole lot ^^.
     
  19. Zelkova

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    Four is the limit. I am unsure if I can raise that limit by editing the skin.

    I would also prefer MS related backgrounds as well.
     
  20. Inspia

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    Ahh okay. Different sky themes would be cool though since you can't even see the background clearly if there were characters.

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