The Official LK Resource Thread ;)
Alright, I've been wanting to start one for quite some time, but I decided to hold off until I learn (and I'm still learning) considerable skills in graphics design. That said, I've noticed quite alot of unanswered/ignored requests from artists from various rankings so I decided to do something about it.
This thread is where artists can share various tips, tricks, and other graphic design secrets (if they want to) with each other. All artists of every skill level are welcome on a first come, first serve basis. Feel free to ask me and fellow artists questions relating to boxarts and designing. Every graphic design element will also be present in this thread as an available resource: character/logo renders, esrb/dev logos, templates, fonts, styles, brushes and even tutorials and custom logos (although those take some time, I'll see what I can do)
However, I do not intend for this thread to compete with the larger resource threads/shops that already exists. By all means check there first and consider this thread as your "last resort" thread when it comes to materials if nothing else. Any question relevant to graphics is accepted though questions about an artist's personal secrets/style won't always be answered. For example you could ask for a pic, and I'd send it to you, but I won't necesarily give the source I got it from and that works the same for asking for an element in a box and receiving perhaps only the original pic to work with.
Concerning the "no credit necessary" rule. I strongly encourage users to follow up with the giving artist's demand for credit so as not to spark tensions in the thread. If nothing else, P.M.'s are always good if you do not wish to give it to everyone else. Ofcourse, feel free to ask other artists in the thread and not only me (I'm not here all the time) and in that case feel free to p.m. me as well
Personally, I'll be randomly updating this thread on a daily or weekly or monthly basis (like I said: randomly), but I want this thread to mainly be driven by requests and discussions by artists alike. Cheers!
Current Staff: (Feel free to contact the following users for specific designing questions via thread/pm etc...)
Notice: All staff positions for the following are currently: OPEN
Gimp: Shadow the Hedgehog
Paint.Net: Shadow the Hedgehog
Page 1: ELCrazy's PS3 temp/Chibi Cloud's gcn back temp (w/ spine)
Page 2: KoopaDasher's Wii temp/LK's alpha & twilight full gcn temps/Fb1's Wii and gcn (back) temps
Page 3: MM111's blood spattered envelope (material) + dev & ersb logos/ LK's flat gcn temp + .psd twilight temp
Page 4: Link to Techne's ps2 temp/LK's Zelda Kit/Chibi Cloud's ps2 temp
Page 5: Star89er's 360 temp/MM111's custom EA logo/LK's Holiday Update - Parts 1 & 2 (Editorial & Tutorial)
Page 6: Kirbylore's Blending & Image Masks Tutorial/LK's Holiday Update - Final Part (Midnight Grunge)
Page 7: Kirbylore's sample effects/LK's Resident Evil 4 Kit/Chibi Cloud & MM111's design tips/Ayron's grunge texture/ELC's WWII grunge wallpaper/Ayron's Grunge Background Tutorial
Page 8: Ayron's Image masks & brushes blending tutorial/Ayron's Healing Brush tutorial/VGMaster's Fading tutorial/Chibi Cloud's template links gallery/Ayron's Gradient Overlay Tutorial
Page 9: Kirbylore's (Mega) Text, Backs, and Logos tutorial
Page 10: Deathspawn11's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 Kit/MM111's VGBA Satire Kit/Deathspawn11's Prototype Kit
Page 11: MM111's Flamewars Render Pack/LK's FFVII gals pics/Star89er's FlameWars Kit
Page 12: VGM's N+ Kit/qwerty's wtf logo/Ayron's Super Paper Mario Kit/Star89er's DMC4 Kit
Page 13: yummybrains' paint satire temps & blood effects/MM111's Turok Kit
Page 14: VGMaster's Avatar Tutorial/yummybrains' GTA IV Kit/HalfSwiss' Pac-man Pack/MARKER's Masking Tutorial/Floopy's Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass logo/Ninty's Sonic Borders/Copperhead's Resident Evil: Deadly Silence Kit (phew...)
Page 15: Ninty's Jungle & Cool Borders/LK's Jade Empire Kit/Fb1's Dead Rising Screenborders
Page 16: Chibi Cloud's DMC4 Kit/TwistedTinkerToy's Wii disc temp/Ayron's Mario Party Galaxy Kit
Page 17: HalfSwiss' Kung Fu Panda logo/Dersnap's Kid Icarus logo/TwistedTinkerToy's Guitar Hero: South Park Kit
Page 18: Ayron and yummybrains' degeneration texture edit/Ninty's classic and normal PS3 temps and SSX Freeride logo/TwistedTinkerToy's Ratchet and Clank DS logo/Qwerty's Okami Essentials Pack/HalfSwiss' Snotic Pack/Numerobetically's Nights Kit
Page 19: Ninty's Tin Temp/xIAMHUNTERx's Scanlines Tutorial/TTT's Halo DS logo/master_general's Metroid Prime 3 kit/TTT's Toad's Quest Logo/
Page 20: LK's Tin Temp Announcement/Maximum's CD Case Templates/Jesse777's custom made Kane and Lynch logo and Tom Clancy bar/qwerty334's Hi res custom EA logo/Maximum's SNES cartridge template/jesse777's DS Temp/
Page 21: master_general's template collection/Maximum's scanlines pattern/Updated Directory :]/Shadow the Hedgehog's Beginner's Guide to GIMP/axel master's templates/hsoldier's Prince of Persia logo/Ninty's Mario Galaxy 2 render/
*Kits are color-coded
*Tutorials are bolded
Let us begin
Last edited by Ladykiller; 06-03-2009 at 12:22 PM.
Just to say, I will be here to answer any questions, rather than creating a separate thread.
I will be giving tips and such.
thanks man. I'm glad for your support.
makes my life much easier
id be glad to help with gimp trouble...
a great site for GIMP brushes is psbrushes.net
...choppy logo ^_^, i' can help people with their photoshop needs.
Random Tip#1:Blending modes can improve images, but they can also mess up images.
Thank you! I've been wanting to do a GC box for a while, but I couldn't find a good template... e___e
Originally Posted by shadysaiyan
Random Tip #3: To make blood splatters more grittier, set the layer with the blood splatter to Linear Burn.
This is something you guys might like: the PS3 temp I've been using.
Just give cred to WG1(Blu-Ray Casing)/Youphoria(Plastic)/TwlightMystics(back info)/ELCrazy(Putting it together ).
Last edited by ELCrazy; 11-18-2007 at 01:54 AM.
Last edited by Techne; 11-20-2007 at 05:48 PM.
I love you so much right now.
Originally Posted by xIAMHUNTERx
Originally Posted by The Leo Krupps Project
Here's my GameCube template. I'll be posting a front soon. All ya have ta do is GIVE CREDIT!
Last edited by Chibi Cloud; 12-08-2007 at 01:18 PM.
That gamecube template is really nice.
Originally Posted by Ladykiller
Can't wait to see it:D