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Community Art Contest 1 (CD 1014)

Post by ISML Seitokai » Thu May 12, 2011 7:54 pm

I have spoken with the ISML Staff, and they have agreed to create a section on the ISML site where non-staff members can submit ISML art such as posters, banners, and promotional signatures. To promote competition and quality submissions, we will hold a contest every period and the winners will be displayed along with notable mentions. All participants will be rewarded with cookies, and possibly more for winners. If enough people participate, we will put neko ears on Azusa and make her say nyaa~

Council Directive 1014

Introduced by: Misaka Mikoto
Proposal: A "Community Artwork" page will appear on the ISML website if there are enough artwork submissions on the forums
Consent: Tachibana Kanade, Misaka Mikoto, Nakano Azusa
Dissent: none
Abstain: none

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Well, you heard Mikoto-sama. There will be three categories in this contest. You may participate in all three categories, but there is a limit for each category, so beware of that. You need Photoshop to participate in two of the categories since the poster template is in a PSD format. Other than that, anyone can participate regardless of experience. Like many forum art contests, you can post your drafts for other people to comment on. (Civil and constructive comments only! No flaming or thrash others' work.) Be sure to put Final Version next to your final submissions, or I will just take the latest one. Without further ado, here are the categories.

Fonts and Plugins
First, please download this font if you are going to make a poster:
neuropol x free.ttf
font for poster
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If you are using GIMP, you need the Layer Effects plugins:
layerfx.scm
GIMP plugin for layer effects
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Place this in your scipts folder (try Program Files/GIMP-2.0/share/gimp/2.0/scripts/) before starting up GIMP[/center]

Category #1: Aquamarine Bracelet
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PSD for category 1 (bracelet)
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GIMP for category 1 (bracelet)
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Using the attached template and font, create a poster of Hatsune Miku. Make sure the EXHIBITION layer is turned on inside the Text group. You may move the ISML 2011 logo and the EXHIBITION text around as needed so that it does not obstruct your image, but try not to resize them. Don't compare yours to the official poster and just try your best.

You may submit one entry for this category.


Category #2: Exhibition Winners
_Poster2011_Template2b.psd
PSD for category 2 (exhibition)
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GIMP for category 2 (exhibition)
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Using the attached template and font, create a poster of Ayanami Rei, Ren Nakora, Cirno, Eureka, Kurono Kurumu, or Chidori Kaname. Make sure you change the name, and if you are making a poster for Cirno or Eureka, then reposition the name layer appropriately. Make sure the EXHIBITION layer is turned on inside the Text group. You may move the ISML 2011 logo and the EXHIBITION text around as needed so that it does not obstruct your image, but try not to resize them.

You may submit three entries for this category for three separate characters.

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If you're using GIMP, then to add the name of your characters, do this:

1) Change the text of the NAME layer from "Misaka Mikoto" to your character's name (in upper case)
-Font: Neuropol X Free, Size: 19 px, Spacing: 12 px, Hinting OFF, Antialiasing ON
2) Notice the NAME GLOW layer that used to provide the glow for "Misaka Mikoto"
3) Delete the NAME GLOW layer
4) While the NAME layer is selected, go to Script-Fu -> Layer Effects -> Outer Glow
-Color: 003585, Opacity: 75.0, Spread: 20.0, Size: 3.0, everything default, click OK

Now notice that a new layer has been created below the NAME layer. If you change the name again, you'll have to go through the same process.
Category #3: Topaz Promotions

Make a 350 x 140 support signature for any of the girls that will be exhibited in Topaz, listed below. The signature should include: 1) one character only, 2) the word vote or support, 3) the character's name, 4) International Saimoe League. A tip would be to use small fonts for the "International Saimoe League" text and bigger fonts for "vote" or "support." Here is an example of what I want, although once again, don't think yours have to be as good as that and try your best.
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Enma Ai
Evangeline McDowell
Kamio Misuzu
Kamiya Hikari
Kinomoto Sakura
Kuchiki Rukia
Lucy (Elfen Lied)
Miyazaki Nodoka
Mouri Ran
Narusegawa Naru
Sawachika Eri
Teletha Testarossa
Tsukamoto Yakumo


You may submit fourteen entries for this category for fourteen separate characters.

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If only a few people submit, then we'll never have this Community Artwork page, so don't think you don't have what it takes to make a poster or signature. Just try it, and you may just be surprised at how many people will like your work. Besides, Mikoto will zap you if you don't~ We don't want to disappoint our Topaz Seitokai now, do we?
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Re: Community Art Contest 1 (CD 1014)

Post by ichocoX » Mon May 16, 2011 2:11 am

I wasn't sure if we had to change the background or not so i left it as it was :0
I hope they are okay c:
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I know this aren't very good but hopefully they'll work as initiative :3
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Re: Community Art Contest 1 (CD 1014)

Post by Chocola » Mon May 16, 2011 3:34 am

Thanks for the submission ichocoX! If you don't change the background, then that means you probably took a long time extracting Miku from whatever background she was previously in, so it's okay to keep the original background (unless it's like, flaming). But if you do use Mikoto's background, then that just makes your poster look more aquamarine-y. :p

Back to your poster, I like it, but I think it might be good to keep the "exhibition" text in the top right corner unless it's really covering something like parts of the face. The signature is just great, especially the color and font choices.

I hope you guys won't waste an opportunity to have your work on the ISML main site. I'd also love it if we have support signatures for most of the exhibition contestants.
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Re: Community Art Contest 1 (CD 1014)

Post by hinakatbklyn » Mon May 16, 2011 3:50 am

Doesn't say if it has to be original work or adding to another source
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Re: Community Art Contest 1 (CD 1014)

Post by Momento10 » Mon May 16, 2011 5:01 am

I guess I can try this. I hope these are alright.
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Re: Community Art Contest 1 (CD 1014)

Post by imbehindyou » Mon May 16, 2011 5:20 am

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It feels very blue...-ish. Like Sapphire bluish. :study:
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For lulz... Cirno looks funny floating around with beach background...
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And a Kaname one.
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Re: Community Art Contest 1 (CD 1014)

Post by Kordosa » Mon May 16, 2011 5:36 am

GIMP is supposed to be able to work with PSD files, but apparently it's not 100% compatible judging from some of these entries. None of the text layers are set as text layers, and some of the layers appear to be missing certain elements. *sigh* So much for that.

Well, at least I still have the option to try making some Topaz support banners. Now I just have to decide who I'd want to make a banner for (and I only know five of them).


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Re: Community Art Contest 1 (CD 1014)

Post by Chocola » Mon May 16, 2011 7:25 am

Okay guys, I apologize for not attaching the font used. You should download the font (attached in the first post now) if you're doing the posters, and install them. I hope you know how to do that...

Also, for the next contest, I will definitely try to make a template on GIMP. However, I've never used GIMP, so we'll see how well this goes. :D
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Re: Community Art Contest 1 (CD 1014)

Post by shiraoky » Mon May 16, 2011 8:01 am

Is there a specific date this first contest is going to end?
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Re: Community Art Contest 1 (CD 1014)

Post by Chocola » Mon May 16, 2011 8:02 am

That's a good question. Let's give it a week.
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Re: Community Art Contest 1 (CD 1014)

Post by Momo » Mon May 16, 2011 11:10 am

This looks fun :D Are we allowed to make more than the max number of entries and get feedback on them then decide which ones to enter?

Please excuse my rudimentary Photoshop skills ^.^ I've only recently discovered its wonders lol
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Re: Community Art Contest 1 (CD 1014)

Post by Chocola » Mon May 16, 2011 11:11 am

Update: I have created templates for GIMP if you want to try it. If you're doing Category #1, then everything is there for you so it's easiest. If you're doing Category #2, then follow the instructions in the spoiler to change the character name and apply layer effects. You will need to download the Layer Effects plugin, also attached in the first post.

Note: If you're changing the character name on Photoshop, leave them all lower case! If you're doing it in GIMP, use all upper case.

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EDIT: I just realized that there are 14 exhibition characters listed, so I upped the limit to 7 for Category #3.
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Re: Community Art Contest 1 (CD 1014)

Post by Momo » Mon May 16, 2011 11:54 am

ISML Seitokai wrote:You may submit seven entries for this category for five separate characters.
Seven for 5 chars or 7 for 7?

@KholdStare88: hehe ty ^^ I've re-edited them so the names are all lowercase, sorry ^^;

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Re: Community Art Contest 1 (CD 1014)

Post by hinakatbklyn » Mon May 16, 2011 2:21 pm

(Edited out for Sig misspelling)
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Re: Community Art Contest 1 (CD 1014)

Post by lighteningsky » Mon May 16, 2011 2:49 pm

Here are my entries:
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Re: Community Art Contest 1 (CD 1014)

Post by Momento10 » Mon May 16, 2011 9:31 pm

@hinakatbklyn: My fault. I just realized I spelled her name wrong.

I am too lazy to edit now with the new font because I did not save it. Instead, I will just create a new batch for characters not displayed yet (namely Ren and other exhibition characters).
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Re: Community Art Contest 1 (CD 1014)

Post by Chocola » Mon May 16, 2011 10:00 pm

You guys should always save a PSD of whatever you make...
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Re: Community Art Contest 1 (CD 1014)

Post by Shana1707 » Tue May 17, 2011 12:23 am

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Re: Community Art Contest 1 (CD 1014)

Post by shiraoky » Tue May 17, 2011 1:37 am

I'm a newbie. ._.
I'd appreciate your thoughts XD
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Re: Community Art Contest 1 (CD 1014)

Post by Momento10 » Tue May 17, 2011 2:21 am

@Shana1707: I think it would be better if the color of your type were to be darker/have a shadow under it. That way, it would pop out more and we would know exactly who we are voting for.
@Shiraoky: Your banner is good as is. I do not see much wrong with it.

So, In the end, I created a poster for every exhibition character and a banner for every Topaz banner. I changed Rei, Kaname, and Eri's pictures and added everyone else.
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