July 7th, 2004

Hyperbole: Clean ALL the things?!


Hello all! I'm a newbie, both in this community, and at making icons. The program I use currently is Photoshop Elements, though I'm trying to get hold of Photoshop 7. My icon here is my first (and so far only) attempt at icon making. Opinions?

In any case, I do have a real question to ask: Where can I go to download gradients?

And here's another: What general tips and/or tricks can you give to a rookie icon maker like me?
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Help with certain color effects.

I am not sure who made this icon, so apologies to whoever it is but I would just like to know how to achieve the same colors and possibly the border? It looks a bit more aged to be a simple color border. I use PSP 7.

Thank you in advance to anyone who is willing to help me.
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Hello everyone, I'd like to introduce myself. I just recently started making icons, and I've only played around with one seriously but had a lot of fun doing it. My first attempt is below.

I do have a question. I looked about the Tutorials but can't find what I'm looking for. I've seen some icons that have the corners cropped out ( and transparent ) or transparent cuts and lines in the corners. I was wondering how to do this.. if anyone cares to explain or send a link I would be grateful.

I use Photoshop 7.


I've seen icons with rounded edges around many icon communities and I wanted to replicate this style and make some of my own. Here is a sample. Are these usually done through photoshop, and if so, how? Or are they done through templates? If so, could you please direct me to some?

Also, there is a link that isnt working in your memories section which involves polariod-style templates.


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Ok I couldn't find anyhing on this in the memorys..maby because no one else couldn't figure this out but anyways i am making a icon for a friend of mine and i can't figure out how to slow down the text. I use Animationshop 3. heres the icon:


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Hi, I read your memories page and didn't quite find what I was looking for. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to screencap movies in WinDVD? I didn't understand from what I read in the archives. Thanks in advance.

<3 Tara

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I'll try to make this as understandable as I possibly can.

Okay, I'll use the 3rd icon under "non-animated" as my example.

I know that you'd use a blend mode to get the color effect used on the word 'music'. But my question is, how do you make it so the shadow/glow behind 'music' isn't part of the blend mode and still clearly visible?

edit // I use psp8.
Hyperbole: Clean ALL the things?!

Blending tools

I have a quick question: Can anyone give me a rundown of what each of the blending tools (color, darken, screen, etc.) do, exactly, and what use they are each best put to?

Or can someone point me to a tutorial that will tell me that? Thanks!
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I want to live.

Tutorial with brushes, gradients and loads of layers

I hope there's someone out there who's dying to know how to make this icon, because I love making people happy.

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Enjoy your iconing, and if there's something you don't understand, feel free to ask. Feedback would be great, since this is my first ever tutorial. The icon is up for grabs if you credit parrotcake. *bows* Thank you, goodnight!
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