aurahack's forum posts

#1 Posted by aurahack (2265 posts) -
@marino said:

@vincentvendetta: Classy. I also love the reference to it being the 20th E3. My only criticism is that while Hohokum looks super fun, I'm not sure it's the most iconic thing to put there.

I feel similarly, though I'm way into Mirror's Edge being in the EA one because fuck yesssssss.

Also hot tip: when doing pixel text, never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever leave anti-aliasing on. Always put it to "none," because the lines blur out and it's a bummer. Those fonts were meant to have harsh edges. Use 'em!

#2 Edited by aurahack (2265 posts) -

@crommi: Unintentional! I'll fix it at some point hopefully-probably.

@theadmin said:

Here is my entry for Nintendo...

This is my favorite thing.

#3 Posted by aurahack (2265 posts) -

What freeware can I use to make GIFs or even do photoshop type things besides the Gimp, always hated that confusing piece...

You can use stuff

#4 Posted by aurahack (2265 posts) -

@lava: I like the simplicity of them, though they bear a striking conceptual resemblance to face15's banners. ;A;

Hot tip: try fixing the composition, (text on left, logo on right, for example) or knocking out the logos some more to make the text stand out some. Even with the drop shadow, they blend in together a lot and the text is hard to read as a result.

#5 Posted by aurahack (2265 posts) -

@toots: About an hour's worth of looking up tutorials/help pages, realising they're all kinda bad, and messing around in After Effects for a while until I got something I liked. Channel blurs, noise, frame displacements, etc.

#6 Posted by aurahack (2265 posts) -

@face15 said:

The giant bomb E3 banner thread is pretty much the only time I use photoshop each year. I really enjoy doing it and I always learn something new. This year .gifs! I've never made one before but that didn't stop me. Just spent a couple hours fiddling around with the banners I made the other day and figured out how to animate stuff in photoshop. Yay for learning new stuff!

God damn that's good.

#7 Edited by aurahack (2265 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@aurahack: Nah, it's not truly Geocities until we're bombarded with auto-playing midis.

#8 Posted by aurahack (2265 posts) -

@sweep said:

@jackcolt said:


I'll second that. I used to hate gimp, but once you get used to the weird interface it's a perfectly legit image editor.

Alternatively, I recommend Paint.NET. It's super lightweight, user-friendly, and does a lot more than I ever thought a free image editor would let you. I could never get used to GIMP because I always thought the UI was shit. :(

#9 Posted by aurahack (2265 posts) -

@face15: These are really simple and really fucking clever. I love them.

@Trace: Need For Speed and Gran Turismo are givens, in all fairness. Monaco GP 2 is me being totally shameless though, yeah.

#10 Edited by aurahack (2265 posts) -

@sirdesmond: Thanks!!

@zombiepie said:

I will publicly disclose that I will not vote for any banners that are animated.