Where do I upload logos?
Logos should be uploaded in the artist's image section, with the image content set to “logo” (or “cleaned logo” if you have permission).
How do I make a logo appear on an artist's profile?
To ensure that all logos meet our quality guidelines (see below), only those tagged “cleaned logo” are eligible to appear on artist profiles.
Only moderators—or users who have proven that they can follow the guidelines—have permission to use the “cleaned logo” value. All other users may still upload logos but must tag them as simply “logo.”
How do I get permission to use the “cleaned logo” tag?
Please post your logo edits in the #logo-submissions board at our official visual kei Discord
. Once we feel you have a grasp on the guidelines, we may grant your vkgy account permission to choose the “cleaned logo” option.
“Cleaned logo” quality guidelines
Size: Choose the largest/cleanest version of the logo available. A width of at least 600 px is preferred, but even larger versions may be uploaded.
Cropping: Crop as close as possible to the logo's content (there should be no extra margin around the logo).
Noise: Reduce noise and artifacts to produce the cleanest logo possible. Consider using surface blurring or moire reduction, or trace over the logo with a pen tool.
Vectorizing: Be careful when using automatic vectorizing plugins, as these often result in a great loss of detail. If you have the choice between a large vector with less detail, or a smaller raster with better detail, choose the raster version.
Transparency: To simulate transparency, all logos displayed on artist profiles are put through a filter which assigns an opacity value to each pixel. Pure black is treated as transparent while pure white is treated as opaque, and all other colors receive an opacity based on their brightness. The logo's colors should be edited to account for this.
Monochrome logos: The background should be pure black (or transparent), and the main content of the logo should be as close to pure white as possible.
Color logos: For multi-color or gradient logos, the logo should be edited such that the background is pure black and the main content is as close to pure white as possible. Whites and blacks may be inverted from the original, but all other original colors should be preserved.
- Original version: If the logo requires heavy editing to meet the above guidelines, consider uploading the original version too. Tag it as “logo” so it will be preserved but will not appear on the artist profile.
What if I don't know how to edit logos?
Please drop any raw logo images or scans in the #logo-submissions board on our official visual kei Discord
. Other users with editing experience are happy to help.
If possible, upload the largest scan possible, preferably where the background behind the logo is a solid color.
What if there are multiple logos?
By default, the system will display the most recently uploaded logo. However, if one or more logos is also tagged to a release, the system will choose whichever logo is tagged to the most recent release.