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Couple of Additional Banners

Okay, I see Photoshop CS2 is really addictive!

After receiving great advices from o_yannik, I played with several pictures to see what I can do, and I ended up making 2 more BSG banners.  I'm still a long way to go from being good at this, but I had a lot of fun playing with the pictures and CS2.

In this first one, I wanted a banner with Lee in his flightsuit.  So I made this one "Apollo God in the Sky."  With this banner, I've also experimented with using the Gradient Tool on the background:



Next, since I've always wanted a father-and-son banner, I made this one "Commanders of Battlestars - Father & Son."  With this banner, I experimented cropping the Galactica from the original promo picture slanted so that it can fit within the banner:



(Hmmm...  I think I'm going to use the father-and-son one at The Adama Realm)

Edited to Add:

It's now Thursday, and I'm on my lunch break right now.  I just finished with another Lee banner I started late last night.  I wanted one with Lee in his double tanks.  With this one, I played with the idea of simple background and not stacking the pictures together.  Compare to the other banners I made, this one is very simple to make and I spent very little time on this:


 

Comments

xwacky
May. 3rd, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :)

You can read yannik's tips directly down below at the comment section of my journal entry My First Attempt at Making Banners.

One of her tips I found particularly helpful at this time is that when erasing the background around the edge of the image, set the eraser to a "soft brush" mode instead of a hard "pencil" mode. She also gives other great tips in her comments, but I'm still working my way to do more things with Photoshop.

When I erase the background, I first use the Background Eraser Tool with the Limits set to "Find Edge", and "Protect Foreground Color" button checked. I start off with a higher Tolerance level, and work my way down till I get the right tolerance that won't take away my foreground color. Once I use the Background Eraser Tool to get rid of as much background as I can get, I switch the Tool to Eraser and use a soft brush as yannik suggested. I use the eraser brush along the edge of the foreground to separate it out from the background. After that, I switch the Eraser Tool to use a hard pencil eraser to wipe out the unwanted background.

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