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Thread created on Sun Sep 08, 2013 17:14:46
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Torn Anime Signature Contest
Q: Why am I holding this contest?
A: I have several characters I like a lot, but I'm too indecisive to pick one for a specific custom request. The goal of this contest it to encourage a lot of entries, everyone to make some cash, and me to end up with a lot of various signatures that I can use in the future.

Requirements
1. Below you will find a list of 5 characters in the format [Character name] [Where they're from] [Color Scheme if Chosen]
2. Dimension of the signature MUST BE EXACTLY 360 x 125 (to match the other sigs on my profile).
3. No animations, please.
4. The links below the characters are so that you may confirm you are using the correct character. You are free to use any render you like, as I would prefer some diversity in 2 people submitting the same character. Which is why I will not be defining a specific image that must be used.

Text Requirements
1. My username "Tenshi" should be on it somewhere.
2. The Japanese Kanji for Tenshi. Torn cannot read Japanese, apparently, so please use the Kanji from this Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenshi
3. The full name of the character as shown in this thread must be on the signature.

For example, if you choose to do Len Kagamine, the signature would be 360x125, have a yellow theme, and include the text "Tenshi", the Kanji for Tenshi found on the Wikipedia page, and "Len Kagamine".

Characters - These images are merely to confirm that you're working with the right character. Please select your own render.

Len Kagamine [Vocaloid] [Yellow]
http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111206184021/vocaloid/images/6/6b/Kagamine_Len.jpg

Laharl [Disgaea] [Blue]
http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091109194517/disgaea/en/images/b/b1/Laharl.jpg

Etna [Disgaea] [Red]
http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100722234957/disgaea/en/images/b/b8/Etna.jpg

Elize Lutus [Tales of Xillia] [Purple / Pink / Green, or any combination of these]
http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120311015459/aselia/images/8/89/Elisestatus.png

Rita Mordio [Tales of Vesperia] [Red]
http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20081020210415/aselia/images/5/5b/Rita.jpg


Please make sure to read all the requirements, as entries failing to meet them will not be considered until they are modified to meet the requirements. If anyone has any other questions, suggestions or complaints, please let me know. My goal is to have a successful turnout for this event.

Deadline - October 12th, 11PM TC Time

Entries:
1. blitzbullet [1674904]
360e5b07b6.jpg
2. cl3ric0l [569400]
c4daae4245.png
3. Gunlock [1765554]
94f60711f1.png
4. SmokingAces [1510831]
TENSHI-1.png
5. Mouse [520790]
Tenshi_zpsca644eb0.png
6. Kamui- [1778750]
Sig-Tenshi.png
7. Hades [1728299]
anime_tag_by_hades_animations-d6q20jz.pn


Winners:
1. cl3ric0l [569400]
c4daae4245.png[100m]
2. Hades [1728299]
anime_tag_by_hades_animations-d6q20jz.pn[50m]
3. Kamui- [1778750]
Sig-Tenshi.png[25m]
4. blitzbullet [1674904]
360e5b07b6.jpg[25m]
5. Mouse [520790]
Tenshi_zpsca644eb0.png[25m]


You sent $100,000,000 to cl3ric0l with the message: 1st Place In Anime Sig Contest
You sent $50,000,000 to Hades with the message: 2nd Place In Anime Sig Contest
You sent $25,000,000 to Kamui- with the message: 3rd Place In Anime Sig Contest
You sent $25,000,000 to blitzbullet with the message: 4th Place In Anime Sig Contest
You sent $25,000,000 to Mouse with the message: 5th Place In Anime Sig Contest



Last Edited: Sun Oct 13, 2013 01:10:49
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Tenshi

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Posted on Mon Sep 09, 2013 13:58:28
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Posted on Tue Sep 10, 2013 01:06:17
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Posted on Wed Sep 11, 2013 02:10:27
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Posted on Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:23:21
I will enter

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Tenshi

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Posted on Wed Sep 11, 2013 13:52:13
Thanks for the interest. You've got plenty of time, of course, but I was beginning to think that no one was wanting to do this as I had yet to receive even any comments or feedback.

I hope we can get a lot of entries, honestly.

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Posted on Wed Sep 11, 2013 17:23:06
Im in

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Posted on Wed Sep 11, 2013 17:41:25
"All signature entries must be accompanied by an Avatar"

That's put me off

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Posted on Wed Sep 11, 2013 17:58:39
I've just come across this thread and read through it, but there's a lot of things I just want to explain to you before you continue with your request, hopefully a few of my points will make you reconsider what you've said. As a active member of the graphics community I believe my advice would be quite wise to you. I'll format this by 'point' and then 'my response' kind of thing, you'll get it when you see it.

2. Dimension of the signature MUST BE EXACTLY 360 x 125.
I don't know if you're aware but the maximum size for a current signature in Torn is 500 x 200 pixels and in a few months with the new updates (Forums 2.0) It will be reduced to 600 x 100. Your specification for this, stating that it 'MUST BE EXACTLY' makes me think that it needs to have this restriction for another reason... I mean, I've NEVER in my time here seen such a restricted canvas size. It's an awkward size to work with and could cause a lot of restrictions to quality.

3. File size may not exceed 50KB.
In my experience something of a high quality could range in size from 200kb to over one MB, it doesn't really matter on the sizing, but the actual amount of information the signature/whatever is holding. I have never been able to create a signature that is of a high quality and have it less than 100kb, let alone 50kb. You're asking for a godsend, well, unless there's some form of mega compression that I have not yet heard of. If this is for Torn as you say and you lack your own image host, you can upload images up to 1MB to torn via your profile and set everything up there, therefore you could have 950KB more... Makes me wonder why such a restriction in size?

5. All signature entries must be accompanied by an Avatar with a dimension of 64x64 and a file size no larger than 30KB. The avatar should just be cropped from the signature and no text included.
Right this one is just strange for me. Within torn it's illegal to pay for anything that isn't for the use of torn, therefore if entrants have to make this to even enter... You're paying for out of torn things. The size for the skype I do believe is 200x200, therefore one of 64x64 would be extremely blurry. This too has such a small file size, but both WINDOWS and SKYPE can take larger files than this, but sure, whatever you say.

I believe that this clause of yours is in fact against the rules, and players should not HAVE to make it to even enter said competition. I shall ask MHB4U to confirm this with me though, just so I'm accurate here.



Last Edited: Wed Sep 11, 2013 20:25:07
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Tenshi

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Posted on Wed Sep 11, 2013 20:10:29
See, this is why I requested feedback, so thank you for your input. I'll say a few things.

1) As I said, I wanted to use avatars for matching computer themes such as the login page of my computer screen. But I can negate this requirement. I don't know why this would be against the rules if it's for personal use, but thanks for bringing it to my attention.

2) Take a look at my profile. I like putting sigs on there. I'm not requesting a forum sig. As far as I know, the 600 x 100 shouldn't apply for profile images. The sigs on my profile currently are 360x125, and I want them to match. I don't think there's anything wrong with that.

3) As for the filesize, 50kb doesn't sound that difficult to me. All the sigs on my profile are less than that, but if you feel the need for the restriction to be lifted, so be it.

It's been a while since I've requested graphics, and I used to do graphics myself. But from what I understand, it's more appropriate to be as specific as possible. So I'm merely trying to give strict guidelines.

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Posted on Wed Sep 11, 2013 20:26:01
By Tenshi [967997]
See, this is why I requested feedback, so thank you for your input. I'll say a few things.

1) As I said, I wanted to use avatars for matching computer themes such as the login page of my computer screen. But I can negate this requirement. I don't know why this would be against the rules if it's for personal use, but thanks for bringing it to my attention.

2) Take a look at my profile. I like putting sigs on there. I'm not requesting a forum sig. As far as I know, the 600 x 100 shouldn't apply for profile images. The sigs on my profile currently are 360x125, and I want them to match. I don't think there's anything wrong with that.

3) As for the filesize, 50kb doesn't sound that difficult to me. All the sigs on my profile are less than that, but if you feel the need for the restriction to be lifted, so be it.

It's been a while since I've requested graphics, and I used to do graphics myself. But from what I understand, it's more appropriate to be as specific as possible. So I'm merely trying to give strict guidelines.


Thank you for taking the time to edit it all. you'll receive many more entries this way. Goodluck and I hope you get what you're looking for!


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Posted on Wed Sep 11, 2013 20:50:01
No, thank you for taking the time to point out what I needed to change. I can't possibly know otherwise. I don't request graphics very often, nor do I pay much attention to what's going on in the forums, so I'm not very familiar with who the current top graphic artists are and how to attract people to things like this, etc.

Typically, I would either approach an individual or post a more specific requirement, and I do apologize for this contest being somewhat ambiguous in terms of the fact that I'm not providing you guys with set renders and the like, but as I like all these characters and can't come up with anything specific in mind, I was hoping this sort of concept would be the best way to get a lot of varying ideas while allowing creative expression.

Last Edited: Wed Sep 11, 2013 20:51:31
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Posted on Wed Sep 11, 2013 23:14:33
Just for reference, those file sizes can be reached.

Here's a test I did with the previous requirements.

Avatars,

1. File Size 9.85KB PNG,18993170-e953-f3ce-1436003.png
2. File Size 16.2KB JPG, 18993170-e995-32c2-1436003.jpg

Signatures,

1. File Size 84.6KB PNG,18993170-e981-3b06-1436003.png
2. File Size 49.4KB JPG, 18993170-e96d-2b41-1436003.jpg

I was bored

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Posted on Thu Sep 12, 2013 00:40:59
Thanks for that, INTJ. In any event, while I've technically lifted that restriction, I'd still prefer that people attempt to keep it relatively low if possible. If I end up with a lot of sigs on my profile it will take a while to load if they're not a fair size.

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Posted on Thu Sep 12, 2013 01:12:50
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Thanks for that, INTJ. In any event, while I've technically lifted that restriction, I'd still prefer that people attempt to keep it relatively low if possible. If I end up with a lot of sigs on my profile it will take a while to load if they're not a fair size.


No problem, I will say that these images have been compressed twice. Once after saving the full quality PNG then opening that one and saving it as a JPG or PNG. Doesn't look any worse than the originals. That only happens when you save(Compress) it over and over again.

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Posted on Fri Sep 13, 2013 20:29:15
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Posted on Fri Sep 13, 2013 20:38:04
good luck R+ great prizes

Cauliflower: Leader of Anavae | Trading Thread

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Posted on Fri Sep 13, 2013 20:42:25
By INTJ [1436003]
Just for reference, those file sizes can be reached.

Here's a test I did with the previous requirements.

Avatars,

1. File Size 9.85KB PNG,18993170-e953-f3ce-1436003.png
2. File Size 16.2KB JPG, 18993170-e995-32c2-1436003.jpg

Signatures,

1. File Size 84.6KB PNG,18993170-e981-3b06-1436003.png
2. File Size 49.4KB JPG, 18993170-e96d-2b41-1436003.jpg

I was bored

they may be under the required filesize ...but look at the quality
:s


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Tenshi

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Posted on Fri Sep 13, 2013 21:37:33
Well there's no longer a required filesize, but I can't tell a difference in quality between the PNG and JPG version of his example sig.

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Posted on Sun Sep 15, 2013 01:44:33
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Tenshi

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Posted on Sun Sep 15, 2013 05:14:57
Thanks for being first entry, blitz. I look forward to seeing what everyone can do.

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Posted on Mon Sep 16, 2013 13:51:07
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My submission

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Posted on Mon Sep 16, 2013 19:43:02
For the record there's no limit to the amount of entries so let's keep 'em coming.

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Posted on Wed Sep 18, 2013 01:37:19
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Posted on Fri Sep 20, 2013 13:19:54
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Posted on Mon Sep 23, 2013 03:11:47
Might have to extend the deadline if I don't get a sufficient amount of entries.

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Posted on Fri Sep 27, 2013 02:18:21
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Posted on Mon Sep 30, 2013 00:27:33
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Posted on Thu Oct 03, 2013 04:47:23
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Posted on Thu Oct 03, 2013 05:04:08
I will enter this tomorrow

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Posted on Fri Oct 04, 2013 18:25:35
Hard drive died so I wont be able to easily edit this thread and judge the competition until my computer is fixed, which might by Oct 12 or so. All entries past Oct 5 are still valid until I officially close the deadline due to these extenuating circumstances.

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