Senior Otaku+ | Posted 03/02/12 | Reply
Sent you a private message to answer. It's rather wordy (seems that way anyhow) and I thought it would be easier.
Senior Otaku+ | Posted 02/27/12 | Reply
Thank you. As far as I know, they are drawn by different artists. Although I have never seen (or read, for that matter) Kyo Kara Maoh! so I cannot be certain. If they really look similar to you, I'm sure you could do a little research on the internet and find out if they are drawn by the same person.
I use Adobe Photoshop Elements 9. I actually like it, though it wasn't free and I cannot vector with it.
Actually I believe that some of Photoshop's products has downloadable filters that sound quite a bit like the filters you have on Gimp. Also, the Photoshop that I own has a filter menu of it's own - though that is where you add things like textures and noise as well as where you're able to blur the picture.
I know what you mean about getting more creative - I've recently been trying that myself. And I've been making wallpapers for nearly a year so this, I suppose you would say, is my learning curve.
Grand Otaku | Posted 02/24/12 | Reply
The guy's face reminds me of Yuri Shibuya from Kyo Kara Maoh!. o.O Is it the same artist or different one? =OxO=
Any-whoos, nice wallpaper! =^^=
Senior Otaku+ | Posted 02/23/12 | Reply
What I call a filter is when you take a picture (most likely a texture, you can find many of those at deviatart) and layer it over all or part of the wallpaper. Instead of saving it to add only texture to the wallpaper and no color, you adjust the opacity of that picture until it has the desired effect on the wallpaper that you want. I'm not really certain that is what others refer to as filters, as I'm learning this stuff as I go and all on my own. Don't worry about asking me questions, I know what it's like to not understand what someone says about their wallpaper.
Thank you, glad you like the wallpaper and I would be willing to try answering any more of your questions. Not sure I could (I'm still learning stuff myself) but I would be willing to give it a shot.
Thank you very much. I had a lot of fun with this wallpaper and I'm glad to know it turned out well.
Senior Otaku | Posted 02/22/12 | Reply
This is simple, but it looks great! The background is amazing and you incorporated the brushes amazingly well.
Typography is great also. ^^