Building a Better Wiki: Perfect Profile Portraits! [+ tutorial]

Topic started by Daniel_Newton on Aug. 20, 2012. Last post by takashichea 1 week, 5 days ago.
Post by AgentFakku (204 posts) See mini bio Level 10

@takashichea:

Thank you. I'll find bigger images then.

Post by takashichea (12,270 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@AgentFakku:

No problem. I'll make your Twiska's image default.

Post by Daniel_Newton (3,226 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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You guys are doing a fantastic job with these, it really helps a lot. Feel free to post in this thread as often as you like with new images.

Some new ones:

Post by Dekken (392 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@Daniel_Newton: @takashichea: You're also doing a great job. By the way, maybe we could ask a moderator to create Wiki Tasks that involve creating profile portraits for a specific set of characters in order to get more people into this.

More profile portraits:

Post by Daniel_Newton (3,226 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@Dekken: That thought has crossed my mind, so I might set up a few wiki tasks like that at some point. If you want some criteria to go by in the mean time, I'd recommend making portraits for characters from the newest anime series and working backwards.

Finally found a good image for Dawn from the current Pokémon series:

Post by takashichea (12,270 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Dekken: @Daniel_Newton:

No, you guys did a better job than me.

I randomly do character profiles from anime I have watched.

Post by shels (217 posts) See mini bio Level 19

I've also been adding some characters to the wiki, here are some of the profile pictures

Post by Daniel_Newton (3,226 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@takashichea: Every image helps. By the way, don't forget to add the images to a "Profile Portraits" gallery on each character page.

@shels: That last image is pretty good but the other three could be better, but if they were the best images you could find then that's okay.

Post by Daniel_Newton (3,226 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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Here's some new profile portraits, the last 4 are from The Pet Girl of Sakura Hall which hasn't started airing yet. Getting the anime page ready nice and early.

Post by Dekken (392 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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More characters from Seikon no Qwaser:

I don't like Fool's Profile Portrait but it can be changed later.

Post by Daniel_Newton (3,226 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@Dekken: Nice, though could you save future profile portraits in PNG format as pointed out in the guide? JPEG makes the icons look a little rough, thanks.

New profile portraits:

Post by Dekken (392 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@Daniel_Newton: Sorry I forgot that, I'm using another program to make the profile portraits and I forgot to change the format to PNG. I'll reupload the pictures again.

Post by takashichea (12,270 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Here are the main characters from Btooom! For Ryouta, I cropped him out of an Xbox game cover. It was weird. Himiko had better luck since anime girls have a lot pretty snapshots.

Aladdin, Alibaba, and Morgiana of the new anime series, Magi the Labyrinth of Magic.

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Some characters from One Piece, Tonagura and Majikoi:

Post by Daniel_Newton (3,226 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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Some new ones:

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Sanji, Nami and Robin:

Post by Daniel_Newton (3,226 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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A bunch of new ones. Good post-timeskip Rukia images are hard to find but I'm pretty happy with this one, even if she's wearing casual clothes.

Post by takashichea (12,270 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Daniel_Newton:

Rukia looks cute. Her new Shihakusho was better than her old one.

@Dekken:

Awesome job!

I'll catch up and do more characters.

Post by Dekken (392 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@takashichea: Thanks.

By the way, what do you think of these ones:

I feel something is wrong with them.

Post by Daniel_Newton (3,226 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@Dekken: They look pretty good to me, I don't think I could have done any better myself. You're probably just trying to be a perfectionist, I'm often guilty of that myself.

Really, they look great. Nice and bold.

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