January 2nd, 2006


text - photoshop 7 - icon - blurry even with antialias on - resolution?

Seriously, this text issue is driving me nuts. No matter what I do with antialias, my text always looks blurry on my icons! When I make an icon, it's 100 x 100 obviously, and the resolution is set to 72. My antialias (photoshop 7) is on smooth... yet look at this:

See how it's all blurred? That's with:

times new roman size 9px
antialias: smooth
res of pic: 72 px

I've read that putting text on icons, the res should be 72. Exactly what am i doing wrong?? Is it the size of the font that is causing problems? Is it the font itself? (ie some fonts shouldn't be used so small). Would appreciate any and all help.
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What About Spaceships?

I've seen tutorials on cropping people; however, how do you crop images of spaceships so that they look interesting please?

I don't recall having seen any relevant tuorials.

I use PSP9.
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Draco/Harry Tutorial

I remember a while back there was a tutorial here linked to a icon tutorial dealing with a Draco/Harry manipulation. I can't really describe it much because I can't completely remember what the tutorial was based on, I looked back to about December 9th and didn't find it, I don't know if I looked over it or if it was farther back but I thought it was rather recent.

I am sorry for my vagueness but hopefully this rings a bell with someone and you can link me, thanks for everyone's time.

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again one boring coloring question... but I hope you could help and give advices.
how to get these colorings?

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1. made by pwn3dn00b
2. made by genre

I asked them but they didn't answer. I guess for the first one there has been used dark blue exclusion layer, pinkish and propably blue leayers, and maybe something else but where to put them? (like soft light, burn and everything) and expecially the second one, I would love to know how to make it.
thank you so much!

valentine icon bases

i only have a few places to get icon bases from...i was just wondering if anyone good give me a few places that have some valentineicon bases...i dunno where to find any...ive searched on lj with no luck so far and its been over a hour...thanks in advance
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Geek | Fred

Font Twisting/Jumbling

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I looked through the memories, but I didn't see what I was looking for.
I use PScs and I was wondering how I could get all of my fonts like that ^ to make the letters kinda jumble (one up the next down, the next one up, etc...)
I know it can be done, or I hope that it can. (And not by hand) The Icon I used, I know it's a font, but it's the only one of it's kind that I can find to illustrate what I mean.

Thanks in advance for your help!!

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I've scoured the memories, so I don't think I missed anything about this. I'm using Photoshop 7.0 and lately it's been acting very strange. I can't even really describe it so I uploaded a picture to show you guys what's wrong.

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Hey guys. I've seen posts like this, and somehow I've done something to my photoshop that's starting to irritate me. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to fix this.

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Thank you in advance, guys.

Oh, sorry. I use Photoshop 7.

EDIT: I've got it! Thank you for helping out.
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Okay, so I answered a question [or attempted to, aha] about rotating/curving text without making the font blurry/distorted/whatever. So, after having it suggested to be posted here, I thought I'd share the technique with everyone. I use PSP9, but I think it's pretty translateable. This is somewhat picture heavy, but I think it makes it easier to understand.

Examples of curved text-


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i've been searching the memories and going through posts all night and i am just about ready to give up. i am looking for a post that was asking about the My Anti Drug icons. if anyone has a link to this post i would be greatfull.