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HentaiBob's Sword Art Online Backgrounds

Discussion in 'Backgrounds' started by HentaiBob, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. HentaiBob

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    Hi everyone,
    I'm back with new backgrounds :)
    What can I say, I freaking love Sword Art Online!
    All the backgrounds are 700x800 pixels and cropped from the episodes.

    Since SClover13 has made these awesome SAO Hair/Costume Imports (please continue the good work :)), I decided to give something back ;)

    So here it is, my first set of background for SAO (contains backgrounds from episodes 1 - 14)
    Enjoy :)

    Download the Aincrad Pack from Depositfiles.com

    Aincrad - Heaven
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    Floor 1 - Black Iron Castle
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    Floor 1 - Fields
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    Floor 1 - Forest Field
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    Floor 1 - Town of Beginnings
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    Floor 11 - Taft
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    Floor 19 - Golgotha
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    Floor 22 - Coral
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    Floor 35 - Forest Maze
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    Floor 47 - Floria
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    Floor 47 - Hill of Memories
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    Floor 48 - Lindas
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    Floor 50 - Algade
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    Floor 55 - Dungeon Entrance
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    Floor 55 - Grandzam
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    Floor 55 - Western Mountain
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    Floor 57 - Martin
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    Floor 59 - Danac
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    Floor 61 - Selmburg
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    Floor 74 - Boss Room
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    Floor 74 - Dungeon
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    Floor 74 - Kamdet
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    Floor 75 - Collinia
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    Real World - Kirito's home
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  2. HentaiBob

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    Here is my second set of background for SAO (contains backgrounds from episodes 15 - 25)
    I am not 100% happy with those, but I did the best I could...
    Furthermore I just decided to include some wide range pictures from flight scenes. You can just delete them if you don't like or use them.
    Hope you like them!
    Enjoy :)

    Download the Alfheim Pack from Depositfiles.com

    Feedback and/or Karma is very appreciated :)

    Neutral Territory - Ancient Forest
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    Neutral Territory - Arun
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    Neutral Territory - Butterfly Valley
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    Neutral Territory - Lugru
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    Neutral Territory - The Lugru Corridor
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    Neutral Territory
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    Sylph Territory - Sylvein
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    World Tree - Base
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    World Tree - Cage
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    World Tree - Finale
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    World Tree - Laboratory
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    World Tree - Top
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    Real World - Bus Station
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    Real World - Hospital
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    Real World - Kirito's Home
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    Real World - SAO School
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    Real World - Suguha's Room
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  3. sclover13

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    Hey Bobby Boy, nice bgs!

    What quality vid are you pulling these from?
     
  4. zzaapp002

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    Sweet BGs man! Thanks!
     
  5. HentaiBob

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    Thanks! But I'd probably never done it without your hairs/costume[(s) <--- please! ^^]

    The "quality vids" are actually none xD
    This is where I watched and downloaded the episodes (with the downloadhelper addon for firefox)
    Afterwards I cut the two parts together to one video using the Freemake Video Converter.
    (this has nothing to do with making the backgrounds, it's just for my own viewing pleasure)

    The rest is pretty amateurish :P
    Watching the episodes on fullscreen, waiting for a nice background and pressing "print screen"
    Afterwards it's only GIMP (resizing the image and cropping 700x800 sections)
    Sometimes I edit the image a little, like removing a bit of subtitles, but mostly I don't have to do anything.
    There is one bg in this pack on which I used my full amateur-GIMP-abilities! ^^

    It's "Floor 75 - Collinia (3)" ;)
    Here is the original picture
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    ... And that's it ^^

    But I wish I would have a source for HQ and raw episodes, since sometimes the subtitles really ruin the perfect background shot for me and I have to find a way to work around it :P


    EDIT
    I already asked this in SClovers thread, but I'll ask again here anyway:
    What do you guys think...
    Should I include backgrounds without any ground since they can fly? Just watched a few ALO episodes and I am not catching enough good backgrounds for my taste. There are very nice bg's once they fly, but since the girl is always kneeing in SDT I'm not sure :-/
     
  6. HentaiBob

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    Finished second pack!
     
  7. ycdtosa

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    That's allot of stages :o

    I don't mean to sound ungrateful because i like the stages anyways, but why did you go with 800 pixels instead of 825?
     
  8. HentaiBob

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    No particular reason, I just somehow forgot 700x825 was possible too... sorry ^^

    Sometimes the resolution would have been a little bit lower if I'd wanted to stretch it out to 825, but I don't think there is such a big difference anyway.

    If you can point out some really good reasons, why 700x825 is so much better then 700x800...
    I might redo the backgrounds sometime ;)
     
  9. ycdtosa

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    There's no good reason too resize them really, won't make a big difference anyways and most would suffer from stretching. It's just kinda funny to me how you come up with 700x800, all the BGs i find are 700x825 or 700x600.
     
  10. HentaiBob

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    lol, then I suppose this is kind of my "watermark" now ^^
     
  11. zzaapp002

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    I was just gonna ask for Alfheim BGs!


    Thanks man! These are all great!
     
  12. sclover13

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    very nice work man! I really like the quantity here, very good variety! ;D
     
  13. Nigida

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    That is a nice variety of backgrounds. I too was wondering from which source material the BG's were made, because the 720p release I watched looks a lot better when I captured screens from it. If you redo any of these I suggest downloading episodes from NyaaTorrents and use that stuff as source for images.
     
  14. HentaiBob

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    Thanks for your suggestion, but I tend to avoid torrents, sorry...
     
  15. Nigida

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    Okay, maybe I could make some screens and upload them somewhere and then maybe you could go and make the BG file from that...?
     
  16. zzaapp002

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    You can get good screen-caps for many series (old and new) from Crunchy Roll.

    Not a torrent site. Legit releases in HQ and free!

    (For brand new ones you have to wait a week for the free stream).
     
  17. Nigida

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    Well, if it works in his region that will be alright. Crunchyroll claims that due to licensing regions, videos (and everything else as well) are not available in my region.
     
  18. HentaiBob

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    :'(

    Sure we could do that, but this would mean a lot work for you too, wouldn't it?
    Making the screens at the correct time, is over 75% of the work :P
     
  19. Nigida

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    Well, it's mostly time consuming and it takes a while. I'm not going to watch more than 2 episodes a day.
     
  20. HentaiBob

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    I know ^^
    I did the second pack on one Saturday...
    Nothing else was done this day! :P