Welcome to Solaris
, a resources
and graphics request
site run by me, Nina
, since February 25th, 2013. At Solaris, I aim to provide quality banners and icons with bright, vibrant colorings, along with plenty of resources and several tutorials to help you make your own lovely graphics! If you ever have any questions, don't hesitate to mail me
, and I will try my best to get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for visiting Solaris, and I hope to see you again soon!
January 13th, 2015
Sorry for the pause in updates, but this past week has been really hectic and stressful. I was busy with family and friends and packing to go back to school, and when I landed at the airport near my school, they told me and a bunch of other people that they had misplaced our luggage so I didn't have access to my computer for three days. These past two days I've just been trying (and failing) to adjust to the time difference and getting my schedule back in order, so I apologize for the lack of updates. I will do my best to put more icons up as soon as I am feeling better.
January 5th, 2015
After putting up the icons for Rise of the Guardians, all icons for the animated films section are now up! I have all the icons for the tv shows section made EXCEPT for The Legend of Korra, so I will put those up soon! If you do not see your favorite show, anime, or film, do not worry because I have a big list of things to make icons for! ALSO I FORGOT TO UPDATE THIS but Solaris is now affiliated with Meiyu
! I encourage you to go check out Aly's site. She is a very talented graphics designer and I love her work.
January 2nd, 2015
After dragging my feet regarding the icon section for almost a month now, I've finally put them up!! Not all the sections are there because it's taken me some time (I haven't made the icons for everything yet as well), but The Avengers, Pacific Rim, and Brave all have icons up. I will be putting up the icons for everything that I've made so far very soon.
December 31st 2014
Solaris is now affiliated with Landscape
! Go check out Mika's site and request a button. Also, Happy New Year's Eve for those who follow the Gregorian calender! I hope you have a fun celebration with your loved ones.
December 30th, 2014
I am very honored to whoever nominated me for the Lacuna 2014 Site Awards
! It means a lot to me that people are still thinking of Solaris when seeing these awards. Thank you very much to whoever nominated me and I am very grateful for the support! Also go look at the awards and nominate whoever else you think is deserving. I've also added in the sister site section because for some reason when I was making this new layout, that part was not in the code that I had saved. Don't worry Cam bb your beautiful Scheme is still there.
December 28th, 2014
Sorry for the gap in updates, but there wasn't much going on. I got really busy with my relatives coming to visit from Taiwan and then I got the stomach flu from some sick soul in Las Vegas so I was pretty much out for the first almost two weeks of my winter break. But last night I pulled it together and I finished two requests that I had sitting around.
How it works
For requests, you have two choices for forms: Custom or Nina's Pick. The Custom form is for people who know exactly what they want. You get to pick almost everything for your banner. The Nina's Pick option requires less things to fill out, and I get to choose much more of how the graphic will look. For either form, if you'd like me to pick something for you, just put that in there instead! If you want some ideas, feel free to look at my portfolio to see past requests that I have completed.
If you are not sure which font you want, I have posted below a collection of some of my favorite fonts. Obviously, you don't have to use these fonts, but they are just suggestions if you can't make up your mind. Also, if you have a specific font in mind, just add it in to the additional comments section of the request form and I'll try my best to find it.
I put all the most recent finished requests here. If you do not see your request here, then it will be in my porfolio
. If you are not satisfied with whatever aspect of your graphic, mail me and let me know so I can fix it for you.
frequently asked questions
or rather, answers to questions that I feel like people might want to know but don't ask
1. You've made layout images before. Will you make a layout design for me?
Solaris does not, and will never, offer layouts, even if it's just the layout image. I'm honestly not that great with making layouts so I am really the wrong person to ask.
2. What program do you use to make your graphics?
I use only Photoshop CS6 Extended.
3. Someone is using your banner/icon without proper credit! Oh noes!
Send me a neomail immediately if you see this happen and I'll sort things out as soon as possible.
4. Where do you get the images for your non-NR icons?
Online HQ galleries are you best bet, along with just searching things up on the Internet. If you want to find me off-neo, I am nscangel
on deviantART. Contact me there and I'll be able to send you links to some of the galleries I use most often.
5. Where did you get the name for your site?
I wanted my site to do something with astronomy/outer space because it was just my obsession at the time. I took my site name from the novel Solaris
by Stanisław Lem. It is one of the most beautiful and compelling novels I've ever read.
Buttons are all linked back to their creators.
Scheme is the finest layout request site there is on neo run by the amazingly talented Cam
, and I feel like I don't even have to praise Scheme because Cam's portfolio truly speaks for itself. All the layouts he makes are extremely high quality and his coding abilities are on a different level from other layout makers. I wouldn't go to another site besides Scheme for a layout because I know that Cam will give me a product that I will be completely happy with no matter what. He always delivers beautifully and I encourage everyone to check out Scheme.
If you have listed Solaris, please mail me so I can link back.
Counter started on February 25th, 2013
- Layout designed and coded by Nina for Solaris use only.
- Rin Matusoka render by Near1001 on dA, stripes pattern by aeiryn on dA, and little clip art crown and lightning bolts from taeyanq on fumblr. Rin Matsuoka and Free! does not belong to me, I just thirst endlessly.
- Image container coding & clean up help by Cam at Scheme
- Counter base and credit sign © TLB
- Web counter © BoingDragon
- All resources (textures, colorings, brushes, etc.) used on this site © photoshop blogs on fumblr and deviantART.
- Huge thanks to Cam, Rico, Anh, Rika, and Kate for giving me endless laughs and support.
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