I'm a beginner who's made his first banner and avatar. Can you please tell me what you think (keeping in mind I'm a beginner) and can you tell me how I need to improve? Can you give me tips on banner + avatar making and tell me which softwares are best to use.
I think you need to learn how to blend images into one another. The text is not really that appealing aswell and should be changed. You should also use more vibrant colours so that they stand out. If you look at the banners from most people they are not black, they focus on eye-catching colours. This is why it is a banner, it is made to get noticed.