03-12-2011 until 04-19-2036
[Important] Everything You Need to Know About GFA [Rules Here]
Respect Everyone and Their Creative Works
When posting and critiquing people's work please treat them with the respect that they deserve. This also applies to the person receiving the critique. We do not want critiques that are more like insults than helpful advice. Nor do we want people getting angry at others who just gave them a critique. Just because they critique does not mean they do not understand your "creative genius" they were simply giving their opinion and advice; so please treat them with the same respect they showed you. <3
No Spam Allowed
Try to keep all posts related to the art or graphics in the thread, users post their work here so you may take the time to look, comment, and maybe even give advice but not spam throughout their thread.
One Thread Per Artist
We ask that as an artist that you create one thread for your talents. This means that if you do graphics, art, and crafts you may post them all together in a single thread, though you can do one post per talent if you wish. This helps keep the concentration of comments and critiques on that subject. This keeps our forum compact and prevents others' threads from being bumped from the first page.
While links are acceptable for larger images, (over 1000 pixels in height, and over 800 pixels in width), we ask that you don't just post a link to your deviant art account, or your photobucket. We ask that you either post images using the image tag, or post links to images themselves. This makes it easier for not only you, but other members to see and critique your work.
The thread creator owns the thread, which means while most of your posts should be constructive and helpful posts if the thread owner sees that a few posts less serious posts are alright then we will allow it. If the creator mentions in their opening post they wish each post to be constructive, then you must follow their rules.
Post Your Own Work
Do not try to steal anyone else's work, this section is for you to post your own work so that we may help you by leaving comments and critiques. Secondly we request you to avoid posting the work of other artists , you may do so in your own respective thread. When choosing stock material, you are required to change at least 50% of the original stock, and if you use work that has been previously GFX'd, you must get permission from the GFXer and cannot enter the piece into any contests.
Battles are a fun way of not only getting comments and critiques but having a little competition with some friends, and fellow AnimeLeague users.
General Battle Rules
1. Work has to be your own, do NOT COPY anyone's work and try to claim it for your own.
2. Moderators will decided if votes count or not, meaning they will make sure each vote reaches the required 3-4 sentences for each entry.
3. Battles will end no sooner than with a score of 4-0, which is a slaughter, or - if both participants have at least one vote - when a participant reaches 5 votes. They must be leading by at least 2 votes (as in 5-3), or voting will continue until they are. A tie may be called at any time as long as both contestants agree.
4. All work for battles must be made for that battle unless stated otherwise by the battle's host.
5. Battle participants must vote in all current battles open for voting before theirs can reach the voting stage, this includes battles that go into the voting stage while they're waiting for submissions.
6. All battles will be moved to the Battle Archives and the titles will be edited to show the results of the battle.
1. Each vote must contain 3-4 sentences for each entry, stating what they liked, disliked, ways to improve, etc.
Originally Posted by Examples of a rule breaking vote
Originally Posted by Examples of a rule breaking vote
Originally Posted by Example of rule following vote
What Are Some Types of Battles?
- Photo Manipulation
Five Steps Of A Battle
- First Step: Theme
You're going to want to start a theme, what do you want the battle to be about? You can choose anything from an emotion, a color, an anime, ect.
- Second Step: Specifications
Once you have a theme chosen, the next step is to decided a size, text, and a deadline for this battle. Most users do something like this
- Third Step: Post
Once you figure all of this out you're going to want to make a post, this is normally done by labeling the new post [Open GFX Battle] - Theme. This title normally stays saying this until you find a taker, once you're ready to start your battle you change the title to say [GFX Battle] User A vs User B. This way members know that the battle is taken and you two/three are already working on your entries.
- Forth Step: Opening for Voting
Alright, you both have posted your entries but you notice there are two battles going on already. Neither of you have voted in either yet, and now is the time to do so. Before your battle can truly be open for voting you must vote in the current battles, once you do so if a moderator doesn't notice you can pm them to ask that your thread be stickied.
- Fifth Step: Locked, Moved, Rewards
Once your battle reaches 4-0, or at least 5-1 the battle will then close. The winner will be announced by a moderator, the thread will be locked, title edited to show the result and moved to the battle archive. Once all of this is complete the point standings will be updated and credits will be awarded.
*OTF - of the Fortnight (happens every two weeks)
AotF - Avatar
SotF - Signature
These contests of course will be posted bi-weekly, each time with a different theme.
Three Steps of the *OTF's
- First Step: The Beginning
A thread will be posted stating the theme of the fortnight for that spicific *otF, the deadline, battles to vote in, along with the rules of the *otFs.
- Second Step: Submissions
This thread is left open for members to ask any questions they may have about the theme, or the rules BUT ENTRIES ARE ANONYMOUS AND MUST BE PM'd TO A STAFF MEMBER. Spam is not allowed in this thread. Signatures and avatars have to follow AL rules.
- Third Step: Voting
When the deadline comes up, a moderator will collect all the pieces, along with all the users names and create a poll where members can vote for which they like best. After about a week or so this will come to a close and the winner will be announced.
Please note - Stock to be sent with the entry submission and when sending to put "AOTF/SOTF # (whichever number it's up to) - 'Theme' (so put the theme title with it also). It means there isn't confusing in the inbox of Kaelin when it comes to putting up the voting threads.
First Place - 1000
Second Place - 500
Third Place Place - 250
Go this this thread: http://www.animeleague.net/forum/showthread.php?70951-Tutorials-Post-your-fav-tutorials-and-results!-Gimp-PS-Anything-and-Everything
http://www.planetrenders.net - must sign up, but its free.
http://www.photobucket.com - no account needed, just search.
http://www.iphotoshop.org/renders/ - no account needed.
http://animerender.com/forum/index.php - account needed, 25 posts, but its free.
http://www.animetsukaima.com/ - no account needed.
http://renders.designergfx.com/index.php - no account needed.
http://sigresource.com/index.php - no account needed.
http://sakurahana.com/forum/anime-renders/ - You will need an account after a while.
http://forum.nihonomaru.com/anime-renders/ - no account needed.
http://www.premiumrenders.com/ - account needed, but its free.
http://animepaper.net - I think a account is needed.