November 28th, 2004

  • gweggah


I was wondering how to acheive a dusty-ish effect sort of like this (ignore the bright spots, I'm interested in the vertical & horizontal lines):

I'd imagine they used a brush, but could the same effect be reached using normal Photoshop filters? Texture > Grain works to an extent, but doesn't quite get the same "look" they got in that image (which was cropped from a larger image - I forget where from).

So... any guesses? I'm in Photoshop 6. :)
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This is going to drive me insane.

Okay, darlings. I need help.

A month or two ago (I'm not even sure when, actually), I found these amazing brushes on a website. Problem is, I didn't think to bookmark the page because I figured that I would remember it; why I thought such a thing, I don't know. Anyway, I need help in finding that site now!

Does anyone know the URL to a site that might possibly be titled "Jensane" or "Jenni 049"? If so, please pass it along. I'm dying without those brushes, because the two sets I have are so fabulous and I need more.

Thanks in advance to all that help!
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I need help using PhotoStudio and Paint

Okay, I'm just starting out with making icons and I've been trying all week to find help with making backgrounds transparent, unfortunatly, no one uses the programs I have to make thier icons so I can't find any info on how to do it with what I have. The only programs I have are Paint, and PhotoStudio 2000 SE. I have a windows XP if that helps you any.


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Problem with animation in ImageReady

I've been searching through the memories for about half an hour, trying to find an answer to my question, but I couldn't find it. Forgive me if it's been asked before.

I'm making an icon in ImageReady (animated, obviously), and I'm having trouble keeping the time delay between frames after I save. Whenever I open up the icon in ImageReady to double-check that it's perfect, the delays between frames have been changed drastically. (For example, the last frame had a delay of .5 seconds; when I open it up, it's been changed to 28.6 seconds.)

Is there any way to fix this? Thanks. :)
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Okay, you seem like the kind of folk who could help with this, and I've learned scads from y'all in just the few days I've been a lurky li'l member, so...

Me, I use PS7 and IR7.

And I've managed to teach myself the most of the stuff, so far as animating is concerned, but what I'm wondering is, is there a way for two different tweens to go on at the same time without it adding frames?

i.e. say I wanted to tween one layer's position, left to right, and make the layer behind it, say... fade in? I know how to tween the position of the one, and the opacity of the other, but is there a way to combine that? Without buggering about with adding and moving frames?

I'm thinking I could do one tween, c/p each of those layers as their own images to preserve them, then do the next tween and just stick the layers on, then play with visibilities until it works, but that's daunting and I wanted to see if anyone knew an actual easy way.

Thanks in advance!
kelly clarkson
  • mj26


Hey, can anyone PLLLEEAASSEEE tell me how to install gradiants and borders and templates and all that other stuff into psp8? I can't seem to figure it out, and it's really bothering me! I'll be internally grateful to whoever helps me!
Chuck // I Feel Different.. Lighter

Saving an Animation

I followed a tutorial on this and it still didn't work. Can someone help? I'm using Adobe ImageReady and I've made an animation, all the frames are in place, timed and when I hit the play button working perfectly. I then went to the drop down list on the animation window and clicked optimize animation. Then went to file and clicked save optimized as. Instead of allowing me to save as a .gif file it tells me I can save it as either .html or .jpg. Why? What did I do wrong? Thanks :)
Amelie: by pastpending

Adding text to an icon.. PSP8

Hi,first I want to thank many of you who helped me tons with your tutorials and posts. :) But I have a question that seems to have no answer here (yet I hope!).
I did this icon: (sorry picture mode isn't working..) and I want to add text to it,and I click on the text toolbar,the text window opens and I write my text in,but it doesn't appear on the icon.Also,I can use only black and white for text,somehow.I tried the "normal" ways to add color to the text.. help,pretty please?
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Making brush sets in PS7

Right, so I feel incredibly stupid for asking this question... and I could have SWORN I saw an entry like this on this community, but I checked the memories and it's not there. Could have checked it wrong, of course... so if it's already explained you can link it.

Okay, so like the subject says, how do you make brush sets in PS7? I just got hit by a ton of ideas but now i don't know how :( I know you have to go define brush.. but after that I'm completely lost?

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rainblows  made those two pretty icons and  I wanted to know how to create the smooth face effect and its not the smoothen effect on PSP.

 It looks like it has been made to brighten with a brown gradient..but i think im wrong! 

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Cropping help

Everytime I try to crop using PS with the 100x100 fixed aspect ratio on, the whole PS completely freezes and I have to restart the computer. This is the first time it's happened so I'm not sure what's going on. Can anyone help me?
yellow submarine

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Okay, I feel really dumb right now, but I'll have to suck it up and post anyway.

I made these two Matchbox 20 icons the other day:

My problem is, now I can't remember how. Due to stupidity I didn't save any layered copies or anything. I really like the coloring on each of them and I don't know how to recreate it. Does anyone have any idea what I might have done?

I have totally learned my lesson from this. From now on I am either saving a layered copy of every icon or at least writing myself some hints somewhere. Out of curiosity, what do you guys do to remember how you did stuff?
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Hello All!

I was wondering how do you get text to be readable when placed over background text, such as in this

icon (by linachu)

Have searched the memories but couldn't find what I was looking for. I'm using PSE 2.0. Thanks!
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