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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:



May. 9th, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your precious comments!

I'm still light years away from truly understand compositions and know what to do about it when I attempt to create my own graphics. That's why I'm staying away from WP for now.

I'm thrilled you like the Aviator one, but I'm afraid you've given me too much credit--it was quite a fluke on my part. But I just learned an invaluable lesson from what you pointed out from that banner!

The only way for me to switch the smaller Adamas would be mirroring the picture because that's how they posed for the promo shot. LOL But I'm curious why mirroring faces never work? I did notice that whenever I "flip" a picture, the face did look awkward. But I didn't know why. I reasoned it was because I was so used to seeing the face(s) in one way, however from what you've said here, it sounded there's a technical reason that "flipping" is bad...

BTW, I did play with the opacity of the reddish cloud layer in that banner to make the Galactica appear "inside" the cloud. I don't quite understand the difference from changing the "Opacity" and the "Fill" of a layer. They seem to have the same affect on the layer...
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May. 12th, 2007 10:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for teaching me so many things!

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