January 18th, 2004

star trek | he's a doctor not a scanner

Icon Effect Question

I looked through the memories and came up short, so decided to go ahead and post.

looking to emulate this sort of effect:

(i use PS5, fyi)
Note: i realize there's a motion blur on the first icon, and that's not the effect i'm looking for

Credit to clayments and quebelly, respectivly.
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|| ( head filled with the past ) rachel.

First poster.

I don't think there's been any post in the community yet on this, but if there is I heartily apologize.

A lot of the fabulously talented icon-makers out there have been making this new type of icon, and is there any easy way to explain how you can make them?

Examples:

( all by saava )

If it's hard to explain, and anyone's willing, I'll be eternally grateful.
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Typing Icons

I tried looking in the memories, but couldn't find any. I tried do each letter each frame, but then I don't have a steady hand so the text sort of wobbles. Is there a way to prevent this from happening? If you know, or if you can point me to where this is at in the memories please let me know. Also, what sites do you guys use to post your icons so you can put them on here? I am currently using fotopic, but it takes forever. Thanks!
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PSP 8 installation question

Hello, everyone. I'm new and I'm having a major problem. I bought PSP 8 yesterday and was getting ready to install it on my Windows XP computer. It didn't start up automatically, so I went in my disk drive and tried to start it that way (like the user guide says to if the program doesn't automatically start). I get this messege saying that my computer can't read from the disk, that the disk could be corrupted or that it could be using a format not compatible with with Windows. I tried going on Jasc.com to look for an answer and the only thing I found was that yes, PSP 8 was compatible with Windows XP. This, obviously, doesn't help me at all.

Has anyone else had this problem? If so, what did you do?

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me with this.
- Amanda

x-posted in paint_shop
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Stupid Question

Okay, everytime I try to save a .jpg as a .gif, this thing pops up saying:

Because of the limitations of the specified file format, the saved file will be limited to a single layer and a maximum of 256 colors. Would you like to continue?

When I click 'yes', my image comes out extremely fuzzy and crappy looking. Is there a way to fix this? Please help, this is really frustrating.
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