February 26th, 2006

AL ; Make Damn Sure

Tutorial #1!

Today we'll be going from to using PSPX.

I'm pretty sure it's compatiable with almost every other program if you know where to go, etc, since the settings aren't that.. hard! haha. :) If you have any questions, please, ask in a comment and I'll try my best to explain. I have PSP 8,9 and 10, so I can try and help out some of you!

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muted effect

I'm trying to find a tutorial on how to get that muted effect on anime icons. It makes the coloring look dull and...well, muted. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? Sorry that I don't have an example. I use Photoshop 7.0 if that helps.
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I've seen many tutorials for the coloring of anime icons, and they are all lovely and I'd like to try them, but my problem comes with the prepping of bases for them. No matter what I try, once I resize any anime or other drawn image for an icon, it become extremely grainy. I know the problems not with how I resize them, because any other photograph based icon looks fine. So I guess I'm asking, any tips for getting cartoon/anime/black and white drawn image icons too look crisp and clean, not grainy?
Chicken Little

Text Question

Ok I have looked, and have been looking for a while, to find an answer to my question. But I guess I have been looking in the wrong spots for it. But here it goes... The program I use is photoshop 7

I have seen on some icons where they have the text and it looks like its sliced in half, and then there is text in the middle. I was wondering how to get that effect. I not sure how it is done, I was thinking it was done with the slice tool, but then again I'm not sure. I have tried to use my slice tool I have mastered it at all, I am hoping some can explain it to me, or point to the right tool that does the job.

Sorry I don't have an example of an icon with this sort of text effect on it. I hope I explained it enough.
Like Gold

Texture Effect?

Ages ago, I made this texture: Image hosting by Photobucket, but I cannot for the life of me remember or figure out how I got the pixelated effect with Photoshop 7.0. I didn't find anything in the memories either, so sorry if this has been asked before.

Can anyone help? If so, thanks in advance.
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Cheryl Cole

Small text problem

I am having a huge problem with my small text, it is all blurry no matter what I do.

I am using PSPX and the font 04b_25 at size 6 but no matter what I do to the anti-alias it is still blurry. Here are two examples:

Anti-alias off

Anti-alias set to sharp

Can anybody help please?
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Hi this is my first time posting. I've read the image ready section in the tutorials and I could not find the answer to my problem. I'm making an icon with animation, this is my first time by the way, and when I tried to upload it to livejournal it said it was too big, that it had to be 40kb or smaller. How do I make it smaller? I tried deleting frames and such but that did nothing it looks like. Thanks!

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First of all I use PSP7. How do I crop an image to say, 69x86 for example, like exact sizing? I can't get the hang of canvas size, maybe I am doing something wrong? If I use canvas size I end up getting like, the right corner of the picture or something with the part I want cut out or cut off. Thanks all <3!