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TV Fanart Rules

TV Fanart Rules

Postby akovia » Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:07 am

Please Note:
Moderator decisions are FINAL. Uploading the same image without adjusting what was requested will not be tolerated.
This does not mean you can't ask for a second opinion from another mod if you feel strongly enough that your image was done within the rules, but you had better make sure you are in the right as no mod wants to second guess another mod and will tend to side with the mod unless it's a clear discrepancy. You should ALWAYS start by opening a dialog with the original mod first before asking for a second opinion, and please attach the original deny conversation when getting a second opinion.

Not every rule can be explained in a little bullet point which is why there are some rules that just don't fit into this list. If you want to ensure your success, you should also see this post.
Unwritten Rules Revealed.

HD ClearLOGO (hdtvlogo)
TV Show Logos are images of a tvshow logo/name with a transparent background
Can be used while browsing your media center library to show next to the poster/banner or as a recognizable navigation item


  • Image Size 800 x 310px.
  • Centered aligned both vertically and horizontally.
  • 10px gutter, this means the actual image is a maximum of 780px by 290px and any dropshadow/outerglow can go into the gutter, but the image may not.
  • Always fill as much width/height as possible.
  • Logos need to be visible on all kinds of backgrounds.
  • Try to go with the lighter color version of a logo since 90% of skins are dark.
  • No taglines, actor, director or studio. Just the title of the show.
  • Logo color should be authentic to the original logo. If the original logo has a dark color, a white version is allowed.
  • A limit of 4 logos per TV show per user. This can be any combination of Language. No Exceptions.

TV Poster (tvposter)
TV Show Posters are images of a TV show depicting its media cover or optionally a custom textless version depicting the show.
Can be used while browsing your media center library as a recognizable navigation item.


  • Images must be in jpg format sized 1000x1426 pixels
  • Only high quality images will be accepted. No Exceptions
  • Stock covers are preferred if the unpermitted elements (small, illegible text; release dates, …) are removed.
  • Posters should represent the media cover when possible. Custom covers are not discouraged but plain or portrait type images are.
  • Posters should contain images of character(s) or highly recognizable major items from the series
  • Posters can be textless or include a logo (no exceptions, no other text is allowed)
  • Editions: 3D, Extended Cut, Final Cut, Director's Cut, etc can be used only if it is an official studio release (If you can buy it in a store, you can use it)
  • Language for Textless Posters needs to be set to None, no exceptions
  • Images should not have borders or frames unless it is true to the original
  • A limit of 4 posters per show/movie per user. This can be any combination of text/textless. No Exceptions.


TV Season Poster (seasonposter)
TV Show Season Posters are images of a TV show media cover depicting a specific season of the show.
Can be used while browsing your media center library as a recognizable navigation item.


  • Images must be in jpg format sized 1000x1426 pixels
  • Only high quality images will be accepted. No Exceptions
  • Posters must have the logo of the show with either: Season (number in letters or numbers xx/x) or The Complete Season (number in letters or numbers xx/x) or Specials. Nothing else.
  • Consistency: if you are doing multiple seasons of one show, try to use the same font/layout for each of them.
  • Same image cannot be used more than once by the same user for multiple seasons.
  • Character images are fine if not many sources are available as long as they belong to the TV Show.


HD ClearART (hdclearart)
TV Show ClearARTs are images of a tvshow logo/name including characters of the tv show with a transparent background
Can be used while browsing your media center library to show next to the poster/banner or as a recognizable navigation item


  • Images must be in png format sized 1000x562 pixels, no exceptions.
  • Clearart should contain images of character(s) or highly recognizable major items from the series as well as a recognizable series logo.
  • Use transparency in areas not filled with characters, logos, etc. If possible remove background elements like buildings.
  • Avoid cutting off the sides of characters, never cut off the top of their heads, and do not crop off any part of the logo.
  • Most skins align these on the bottom right of the screen so if you have no alternative but to crop a square edge do it on this side. No cropping of any part of the image on the top or left hand sides.
  • We will NOT accept clearart with jagged edges or lazy tracing.
  • Using glows should be avoided unless it's relevant to the clearart. Any clearart submitted with glows can be denied at moderators discretion.


CharacterART (characterart)
TV Show CharacterArts are images of a tvshow characters or recognizable object of the tv show with a transparent background
Can be used while browsing your media center library to show next to the poster/banner or as a recognizable navigation item


  • 512x512px transparent PNG image
  • center-aligned with the image being at least the full width or height (512px minus gutter) depending on orientation of the original source image
  • 2px drop shadow with a 90 degree angle from the top optional (this would have to discussed further as there are inherit benefits to having drop shadow vs not having one)
  • Character(s) or item(s) need to be highly recognizable from the tvshow. No mayor obstructions or props will be allowed in the pictures along with them.
  • Character(s) or item(s) need to be fully visible. No cropping allowed
  • 10px gutter. A gutter is an area around the image\'s edges where the image shouldn't overlap. It\'s used for things like drop shadows where they would extend beyond that line. Using this technique allows for bleeding and makes for a properly uniform image.



TV Thumbs (tvthumb)
TV Show Thumbs are images containing the tv show characters including the tv show logo/title
Can be used while browsing your media center library as a recognizable navigation item


  • Images must be in jpg format sized 1000x562 pixels, no exceptions.
  • TV thumbs should contain images of character(s) or highly recognizable major items from the series as well as a recognizable series logo.
  • Only high quality images will be accepted
  • Images should not have borders or frames round them
  • Logo has to be of reasonable size to be clearly visible
  • No taglines, actor, director or studio. Just the title of the show
  • A limit of 4 TV Thumbs per show/movie per user. No Exceptions.


Season Thumbs (seasonthumb)
Season Thumbs are images containing the tv show characters including the tv show season number
Can be used while browsing your media center library as a recognizable navigation item


  • Images must be in jpg format sized 1000x562 pixels, no exceptions.
  • Season thumbs should contain images of character(s) or highly recognizable major items from the series as well as a series number.
  • Only high quality images will be accepted


Show Backgrounds (showbackground)
Show Backgrounds are high quality backdrops of the TV show
Can be used as a background while browsing your tv library
Can be used as a background slide show on skins that support this feature
Can be set to a specific season or for all seasons


  • Images must be in jpg format sized 1920x1080 pixels, no exceptions.
  • Only high quality images will be accepted
  • Screenshots/Screengrabs are limited to four (4) per user, no exceptions.
  • Images should not have any logos or other text on them
  • Images should not have borders or frames round them
  • We will only accept screenshots if they are high quality and no alternative, higher quality artwork exists.


TV Banner (tvbanner)
TV Show Banners are images containing the tv show characters including the tv show logo/title
Can be used while browsing your media center library as a recognizable navigation item

  • Images must be in jpg format sized 1000x185 pixels, no exceptions.
  • Only high quality images will be accepted
  • Images should have the series logo on them
  • Logo has to be of reasonable size to be clearly visible
  • No taglines, actor, director or studio. Just the title of the show
  • A limit of 4 TV Banners per show/movie per user. No Exceptions.


Season Banner (seasonbanner)
TV Show Season Banners are images containing the tv show characters including the tv show logo/title and season number
Can be used while browsing your media center library as a recognizable navigation item

  • Images must be in jpg format sized 1000x185 pixels, no exceptions.
  • Must contains a season numbers or \"all seasons\"
  • Only high quality images will be accepted
  • Images should have the series logo on them and the season it applies to
  • Season number/text has to be of reasonable size to be clearly visible
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