October 4th, 2004

hp ; don't call me nymphadora
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Complex Style

So I keep seeing icons that are gorgeous and they look so complicated, for example, the latest icons by kamilaa. She's not the only one, but she's the most recent example I have. There's so much going on in the icon and I'm having trouble effectively creating that style and also, icons with a texture around an image. It's like You can only see a little piece of the picture and the rest is covered by textures and brushes or maybe even other images. You know, like icons with multiple pictures?

I guess what I'd like are guidelines/tips for creating this kind of style. And if anyone has a tutorial, that would be lovely.

I can try to find better examples if you like. :)

Thanks.
vm - shades of wrong | me

PSP 9 text problem

I've been having problems with the text tool in PSP 9, and it's currently refusing to work. I know what the problem is - the text input window has minimised itself and is sitting somewhere as just the top bar, it's done it before. Unfortunately for me, this time it appears to have disappeared off the screen, so it's not so simple as tracking down the window and maximising it again. Anyone have any ideas how to get it back again? I'll get down on my knees and plead if you like, just as long as you can give me my text tool back.