The Twilight Saga

Welcome to Hunter's little extravaganza of fun darklings! Here we will learn the "behind the scenes magic" to all of the beautiful banners that have arisen in the world banner shops here at TTS. If you guys would like, I prefer you check out DeviantArt, Colour Lovers, and Five Points Apart, these are great websites for background patterns/textures, which are often the main essence of a banner. And Tumblr, We Heart It, and Zerochan, for images that we are going to use during this Term.A banner in my opinion is only great if you can draw you're audiences attention. So here we will learn how to used different brushes and patterns to grab the attention with using as little images as possible. 

Hunter's lessons will be weekly, so check in, sometimes Hunter will through in some 'extra credit' (aka extra lessons or tips) that you may want to check out as well. Make sure to ask if there is something that you do not understand. As we wouldn't want you to get behind or confused as to how something works. Make sure to enjoy yourselves it's the main part of this afterall!

We will mainly be using GIMP as a doubt you guys have Photoshop Elements 9, (so go download GIMP if you don't have it :< ) but we will also be using Paint Tool SAI and Paint.net, I will provide links to these later, but it is just a heads up. For now just go download GIMP. 

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The Female Demon King

 Name: Hunter
One Word to Describe You: Otaku
Experience in Banners:  3 Photoshop Years, 1 GIMP/SAI/Paint.net Year
1 Tutorial You would like me To Do>: IM THE BOSS
First Impression of Hunter's Banner Shop: OMG ITS NU'EST <3
Favorite Band/Musician: B2ST (Beast)
Favorite Actor: Alexander Ludwig
Favorite Food: Asian Food Caterpillar/Dragon Roll
Favorite TV Show: You're Beautiful

Favorite Cartoon: Hakuouki

Za Ni Ca
Name: Zanica
One Word to Describe You: Artistic
Experience in Banners: 5 or 6 years
1 Tutorial You would like me To Do: umm idk yet
First Impression of Hunter's Banner Shop: It is really amazing and different
Favorite Band/Musician: Chris Brown
Favorite Actor: Chris Brown
Favorite Food: Chris Brown lol naw j/p Pizza
Favorite TV Show: Spartacus, True blood, Lets Stay Together, The Game
Favorite Cartoon: Adventure Time, Phineas and Freb


Little Trencher (I have no idea)  

Name: Kelsey

One Word to Describe You: Odd

Experience in Banners: About a year or so

1 Tutorial You would like me To Do: I dunno yet

First Impression of Hunter's Banner Shop: HOLY MOTHER OF COWS HUIOEHTBEIR ♥

Favorite Band/Musician: Marianas Trench

Favorite Actor: Jensen Ackles

Favorite Food: What is this "food" you speak of?

Favorite TV Show: Degrassi (I am ashamed, sort of)

Favorite Cartoon: Phineas and Ferb


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This is my first go at this so Hunter's a bit nervous. And since she usually keeps to herself (in her own tiny world of anime, Japanese and Chinese culture, and K-Pop) she doesn't know any of you well. So here's a little thing (bio) to fill out so Hunter can get to know you better:


*Face Gif {Favorite Celebrity/Character if you don't have a "Face"}*
*You're "Title" what you wish to be pronounced as*
 Name: [what you prefer to be called]
One Word to Describe You:
Experience in Banners: 
1 Tutorial You would like me To Do:
First Impression of Hunter's Banner Shop: [Jacky.Ripper.Co] 
Favorite Band/Musician:
Favorite Actor:
Favorite Food: [unless you don't like food?]
Favorite TV Show: [with actors]

Favorite Cartoon: [unless you don't like cartoons?]
*A 100x500 (500 width) banner for your Pupil bio up above!*

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The Female Demon King

 Name: Hunter
One Word to Describe You: Otaku
Experience in Banners:  3 Photoshop Years, 1 GIMP/SAI/Paint.net Year
1 Tutorial You would like me To Do>: IM THE BOSS
First Impression of Hunter's Banner Shop: OMG ITS CATO <3
Favorite Band/Musician: B2ST (Beast)
Favorite Actor: Alexander Ludwig
Favorite Food: Asian Food Caterpillar/Dragon Roll
Favorite TV Show: You're Beautiful

Favorite Cartoon: Hakuouki

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*You're "Title" what you wish to be pronounced as* Za Ni Ca
Name: [what you prefer to be called] Zanica
One Word to Describe You: Artistic
Experience in Banners: 5 or 6 years
1 Tutorial You would like me To Do: umm idk yet
First Impression of Hunter's Banner Shop: [Jacky.Ripper.Co] it is really amazing and different
Favorite Band/Musician: Chris Brown
Favorite Actor: Chris Brown
Favorite Food: [unless you don't like food?] Chris Brown lol naw j/p Pizza
Favorite TV Show: [with actors] Spartacus, True blood, Lets Stay Together, The Game
Favorite Cartoon: [unless you don't like cartoons?] Adventure Time, Phineas and Freb
*A 100x500 (500 width) banner for your Pupil bio up above!* can i give you this tomorrow?

Hey Zanica how are you ^^ And sure you can turn in the banner whenever :) (as long as i have it before the 2nd of Apirl ^^) It's a pleasure to have you on board!

how's this

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Perfect Zanica! ^^

Little Trencher (I have no idea)  

Name: Kelsey

One Word to Describe You: Odd

Experience in Banners: About a year or so

1 Tutorial You would like me To Do: I dunno yet

First Impression of Hunter's Banner Shop: [Jacky.Ripper.Co]  HOLY MOTHER OF COWS HUIOEHTBEIR ♥

Favorite Band/Musician: Marianas Trench

Favorite Actor: Jensen Ackles

Favorite Food: [unless you don't like food?] What is this "food" you speak of?

Favorite TV Show: [with actors] Degrassi (I am ashamed, sort of)

Favorite Cartoon: [unless you don't like cartoons?] Phineas and Ferb

*A 100x500 (500 width) banner for your Pupil bio up above!*

i'll post the banner in a sec

Haha hey Kelsey! How are you ^^ It's great to have you on board! <3

{LOLZ WE ALL LOVE PHINEAS AND FERB}

i finally got my button done:

cute

Hello Everyone, Sorry I wasn't on the first day of Term, I have been busy this past week. But spring break started so I will be open this week, since it is only the first week, I wanted to make sure that we were all on the same page. I would like you guys to go through GIMP and tell me if you don't know how any of the features work, or more percicely, I would like to know how well aquanted you are with the program so I understand what I should write for my first tutorital to you guys that will come out this firday.

Love the Female Demon King,

Hunter

Lesson One: Layer Settings On Signatures

Its very annoying to have to start with something that you probably already know. But the seriously, this is how it's going to go. So let's begin! I'll be doing this on my Photoshop Elements 9, but this is really a GIMP tutorial, so the only difference will be the locations  of everything. By the way, 'signatures' is just a simple graphic. (hunter speech is weird).Alright so first of all you need to find a picture with a blank background, preferably white since it merges better with everything else. This is why I like ZeroChan you can type in "white background" into the search bar and the images with such backgrounds appear, you can also type in certain details such as 'male' or 'female', or 'black hair' etc. After you find the image start with a transparent 700x300 px canvas. 

Once the Canvas is open I would like you guys to go to FivePointsApart and download Set 3. 

Grab the image left and then and multiply it however times

 necessarily for you to have to have it as your background image without distorting the picture.

When you finish with that quickly save you image (i forgot what the gimp format for that is sorry), so now you have something like this:


Now grab your image, and drag it onto the  canvas, now when you have it scaled and set to the size you want to, from the layer's drop down pallet select 'Multiply'. Now as you can see the image has merged with the background (if you picked a white background image again). 

YAY MEGEMAGIC! Simple enough right? Hopefully none of you got lost yet. Now add some white text, we aren't going to do anything special with the text quite yet, but we'll save that for the next tutorial don't worry.

Now that you all understand the first layer setting lets get onto the second take this image:

Stretch it onto the canvas and then from select 'lighten only' from the drop down layers menu. Then from the set I had you download earlier I would like you to select a light layer and place it ontop of the canvas, press 'darken only'. 

Set the opacity  to 59% , now shut off the top 3 layers (text, scratches and top texture)

Now here's what i ACTUALLY LIKE about giving you guys this tutorial, duplicate the image layer set the duplicated layer to 'lighten' and then make everything visible again. Now that you have finished, select a dark layer. Set this dark layer to 26% opacity and then move the lyayer down so its above the first layer we set at the beginning.

And here is your finished product, you guys can play around with the other settings, but here's what I came up with:

Nothing Elaborate But We're Done for Tutorial One ^^

Yes. I know it wasn't exciting *sighs* , but starting out simple is what we have to do.

'Kay so, here's mine. I actually found this tutorial interesting because I actually didn't know how to do this. At all. So I tried my best :D

 

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