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Once again, 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.) Without further ado, here are the categories.This contest will end some time on July 31st.
Fonts and Plugins
- First, please download this font if you are going to make a poster:
http://staff.internationalsaimoe.com/ks ... 20free.ttf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
- If you are using GIMP, you need the Layer Effects plugins:
http://staff.internationalsaimoe.com/ks ... ayerfx.scm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Place this in your scipts folder (try Program Files/GIMP-2.0/share/gimp/2.0/scripts/) before starting up GIMP.
Category #1: Sapphire Amulet
Using the attached template and font, create a poster of Shiomiya Shiori. 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
Using the attached template and font, create a poster of Housen Elis, Tomoe Mami. Make sure you change the name to the character you're making the poster for. 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 four entries for this category, two for each character.
1) Change the text of the NAME HERE layer to your character's name (in upper case)
-Font: Neuropol X Free, Size: 20 px, Line Spacing: 12 px, Character Spacing: -1 px, Hinting OFF, Color: bbd6ff
2) Notice the NAME HERE-outerglow layer that used to provide the glow for NAME HERE
3) Delete the NAME HERE-outerglow layer
4) While the NAME HERE layer is selected, go to Script-Fu -> Layer Effects -> Outer Glow
-Color: 003e9a, 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 HERE layer. If you change the name again, you'll have to go through the same process.
Make a 350 x 140 support signature for any of the girls that will be exhibited in Emerald, 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" 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.
Mineva Lao Zabi
You may submit six entries for this category for six separate characters.
As always, try your very best!