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Creator: Kirluu May 3, 2012 4:23pm
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Hey guys and girls!

A friend of mine is starting up a Youtube Channel (Or rather: He will begin uploading...) in around 7-8 weeks from now. I have agreed to help him out with the channel design and such, and might contribute in terms of video uploading as well.

In any case, the cause of this thread, as the title indicates, is about the design of the YouTube Channel.
We've made an outcast or 'prototype' if you will now, and I'd like to hear anything from you that might help enhance the background, be it small details that should be changed, because it looks bad, or effects that can make it stand out even more :)

Please also note that the reason that the quality isn't top-notch is because there is a cap of 1 MB background image size, until you become partner with YouTube.

Please give constructive feedback and maybe some ideas to improve the design (Suppose some sort of lighting might help?) - thanks in advance! :)

Here is the link to the channel:
www.youtube.com/GrissGaming/

(Not trying to score subs or anything, but go ahead if you wish - it will contain videos of many different games, and should all be within the HD region of quality. - the point of this thread is to get some feedback on the design! :))

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So in other words: Nothing negative at all about this YT background that I made?

I would love some critisism, of course while keeping in constructive, so that I may improve the design based on your critiques :)
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Kirluu wrote:

So in other words: Nothing negative at all about this YT background that I made?

I would love some critisism, of course while keeping in constructive, so that I may improve the design based on your critiques :)

Looks okay IMO :3
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@Xiron: Thanks :) Although I'd love it if someone could offer me something that I could/should change about it. I feel like something is missing. The smokey background behind the different characters and such doesn't seem to be quite enough. But I can't imagine what I could change.
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Too much smoke. Less is more most of the time when it comes to YouTube backgrounds.
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Please specify what you mean by "Less is more" ? :S
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You have currently clouded the entire background with smoke and random renders. By "less is more" I mean; Don't over-do effects and renders. Sure, make it look cool, but not like some GFX-*****torm (not saying your current background is, this is just to clarify).

Try less random renders and smoke to cover up gaps.

I did this not long ago. I set my mind on a color scheme, got a stock, and worked from there. There's no renders, the colors are easy on the eyes, some gradient on the edges to smoothen it out and twitter, etc on the left and name on the right (currently my gaming clan). The disc renders coming out from the text is something random I just added :P
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Well, I see what you mean, and what you have done on that YouTube Account is simple and pretty, but I'm just not sure if I'm up for that skill level.

More importantly, the renders are there to indicate what kind of footage will enter the channel when it begins. Some SWtOR (Star Wars the Old Republic), WoW, BF3 and MW3. In other words: A wide mixture of games. The renders are there to indicate which games, so I'm not sure if it's possible to leave them out... :S

Any ideas, based on that? Obviously, I can change theme from the smoke to something else - I just chose it because it fit well with the Sith Inquisitor from SWtOR (The class my friend plays on SWtOR), since it's a stealth class. Once I had done that, I just kind of let the same theme take over the other renders.
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