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Topic Started: 27 Aug 2020, 16:00 (3528 Views)
Dragonrider's Fury
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Skrill

For some reason, Night Fury banners seem to be very popular all of a sudden. This request was a challenge, but really fun! These are definitely the most labor-intensive Dragon Banners I've made to date.
The request was a banner of a Night Fury with blue eyes, moving across a nice background, and lightning striking across the words. Problem was, there were absolutely no images of a Night Fury in motion across a nice background that weren't a blurred mess. So, I had to find a good, sharp image of a Night Fury with good contrast against the background, extract the dragon, find a decent image for the banner's background (more of a challenge than you might think, since the lighting angle had to roughly match that of the first image), blur it so it gives the proper appearance of motion, put the two together, edit the eye color, find a good font and make a good gradient, then finally add the lightning. As it turned out, I wasn't even done there, for the lightning image I chose needed a lot of manual masking to make the text actually readable. Now, although it may sound like I'm complaining, I'm not! I had so much fun working on this, and it tested my skills nicely. I'm quite happy with how the banners turned out. I just hope the requestor is, too. :P


For anyone interested, my Night Fury source image was this:

I actually used the sky as a bluescreen for keying (much like they do in movie development to add CGI to a live-action recording) to get just Toothless. My backgrounds were these two images:

Proverbs 25:11
 
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 15:1
 
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

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You did an excellent job :)
"When something looks too perfect, it probably sucks" - Tuffnut

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Dragondog
28 Aug 2020, 21:27
You did an excellent job :)
Thanks! :D
Proverbs 25:11
 
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 15:1
 
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

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Two more, now that I can access forum threads again:

Proverbs 25:11
 
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 15:1
 
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

Team Pathetic Banner

Awesome Secret Odin 2019 GIFt set from Inhonoredglory. Thanks a ton! :-D
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This was similar in execution to that last Night Fury banner, but a little more annoying, since I didn't have a uniform, contrasting sky to use as a colorscreen. Extracting the Nadder really didn't work well (at all), but I realized it didn't really matter much at this scale.
Proverbs 25:11
 
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 15:1
 
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

Team Pathetic Banner

Awesome Secret Odin 2019 GIFt set from Inhonoredglory. Thanks a ton! :-D
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Another request complete! The requestor couldn't decide whether he wanted the text to be "Zekrom" (the name of his Triple Stryke in-game) or the default, "Triple Stryke".

Proverbs 25:11
 
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 15:1
 
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

Team Pathetic Banner

Awesome Secret Odin 2019 GIFt set from Inhonoredglory. Thanks a ton! :-D
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I've refined my workflow enough that an effect which previously looked like trash can now actually look good! :)
Proverbs 25:11
 
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 15:1
 
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

Team Pathetic Banner

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This was very easy request to make. I was going to mask off part of the R to make it look like the Timberjack's head was in front of the text, but I sadly couldn't get that to look good.
Proverbs 25:11
 
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 15:1
 
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

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Proverbs 25:11
 
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 15:1
 
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

Team Pathetic Banner

Awesome Secret Odin 2019 GIFt set from Inhonoredglory. Thanks a ton! :-D
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mystery dragon, pic drawn by night fury fire. Thank you
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I love fhe one you did with hookfang. :D
Awsome job 8)
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