August 15th, 2004

Improving on muted colours

I'm quite new at this whole icon-making business, and I wonder if I am allowed to do this, but can anyone shed some light on how to improve on the muted colours of these icons I made?

They're quite experimental, I basically use the key Exclusion layer, with a few Screens and Soft Lights.. I am frustrated and desperate for some beautiful muted colours (a fine example of this may be found in erised_i's icons, please take a look to see what I mean) but I have been fiddling around in Photoshop the whole day and have been feverishly scouring through tutorials, all to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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so i've seen this pattern or whatever it is everywhere. it's the diagonal lines often used as a new layer and in soft light. to see what i'm talking about check out xx_emmy's icon and friends only banner. anyone mind telling me how to do that? i tried blinds and that was a disaster. oh, and by the way: i'm using psp7

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I'm sure this is in the memories, but I couldn't find it.

Can anyone tell me how to make brushes, and put them in a ZIP file? I have web space to upload the ZIP to, I just don't know how to get the brushes into the ZIP folder. Help would be much appreciated!
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hey. i need a lil help.

um ... i was wondering if anyone could tell me how to do that lil staticy, "salt n peper" tv animation thing..?

like this:

(someone on's icon ... dunno who's. i saved it a LONG time ago)

but yeah ... idk how to do it. and i'd REALLY like to. so if anyone could help me, that'd be AWESOME.

& i'd like to note now that i use adobe photoshop 7.0 and adobe image ready 7.0 =)

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