I honestly think I did a good job on this, but apparently it doesn't match MiniTokyo's standards.
The background is a stock image, but a lot of changes have been made to it, like changing the perspective to match the angle that the characters are on, some blurring on the buildings, and a bit less on the trees.
On the foreground image I used some light smudging effects and a bit of a blur behind the characters.
After doing different things with the characters, and got the look u wanted, i made another layer with different colors on top of each character, and set the blending mode to soft light and played with the opacity.
I added some lighting, and very faint shadows of the characters. I also added a gradient map to even out the color tone between the characters and the background.
The Clannad logo was made from scratch.. unfortunately... and lining everything up properly was a pain. I had to make everything a bit thinner to make it look right, and use a.... calculator.. and grid lines to make sure it was all places properly.
Anyways, I'm open to any ideas, and will try my hardest to improve on this. Hopefully I can get this up to MiniTokyo standards.