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!
April 8th, 2015
One more request completed! I have also updated the suggested fonts picture in the request section, as some of the fonts I had on there previously were no longer on my computer. I try to keep the fonts thing updated at least every two months so there's a new selection for people to look at.
April 2nd, 2015
I've updated and sort of redid the portfolio
!! I kept the coding and everything the same but changed up the color scheme and made a new banner. I also realized that there were some requests that I never put on there, so I added that along with the newer requests.
March 31st, 2015
So I've completed three requests since the last update, two banners and one icon! They're still in the pickup section so you can check them out if you'd like. Nothing much to update on!
March 1st, 2015
I really can't believe it's already March. I can't wait for this semester to be over already honestly. I just want to be back home in California. On another note, I've gotten three lovely buttons from my babe Cam! They are the middle green button on the first row, the second from the left on the first row, and the first green one on the second row. Some of my buttons were really old so I wanted to have some new ones.
February 25th, 2015
Still alive and kicking people! If I don't update, just pretty much assume that there isn't anything to update on. I just received a request today and will be working on that as soon as I can! Also, Solaris has been ranked first in banner and icon at Rush Hour
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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