March 19th, 2006

the hour; <3


I've looked through the memories but couldn't seem to find this, so I'll just ask :)

I'm looking for a brush that creates the diagonal stripe effect like in this icon below:

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Can anyone point me to a brush, or even tell me if there is an easy way to do this from scratch? It's probably obvious, but any help would be great. I use Photoshop 7.0. THANK YOU!
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Yoojin Kim « Sexy, much?

Text Question.

Hey Guys! I was just wondering how I can get this text effect.


Icon made by defeated. I don't know who it belongs to. If it belongs to you, and you would like me to remove it, please let me know.

I was wondering how I can get the text to look like the background. As you see, the word "Kind" resembles the background. I could be wrong, but I've seen a lot of icons like this.

I've played with blending modes and opacities. I probably overlooked something.
If you guys can help me in any shape or form, I would appreciate it!


Scarlett Johansson Avatar Tutorial »» PSP

Well, I originally created this tutorial based on an avatar that I saw and liked, and it eventually became rather different from my inspiration. Details inside. This is a fairly easy tutorial to follow... with a working knowledge of PSP (or a good knowledge of PS; I used PSP X) you should be able to manage it.

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Enjoy! ^_^
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I'm currently in Adobe ImageReady, and I'm following one of the tutorials here to make an animated icon, but there's one problem: I have no animation bar at the bottom of the screen!

The link to the tutorial is this:

And on the third image, it shows the animation bar at the bottom of the screen. How can I make my bar show up?

EDIT: Now, I have another problem. The tutorial says to "drag the image into the animation menu." I can't figure out how to do that. Anybody know?

turning off pixel aspect ratio?

I know I'm probably not supposed to post this here, but I honestly have no idea where to post it. And if it counts, this problem occured while making an icon. ;)

Okay, so I was in the middle of working on an icon, and suddenly I open up a new image to add to the icon and it says "pixel aspect ratio is on...turn it off for maximum resolution" or something like that. Well, I know how to turn *on* the pixel aspect ration (image-->pixel aspect ratio), but how the heck do you turn it off? I'm trying to figure that out, and all I can see is either to make a custom one, delete one, reset one to defaults (which brings it back to a square for me), or change the ratio. Ugh, I'm so confused! Somebody please help me! ♥

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Whenever I rotate my text in psp8, its becoming blurry. Ive tried to duplicate the layer, and change around the settings but I can't see why It's doing that. Is there another way to have text on a slant without it becoming blurry, or is there a way to fix it?

All help is appreciated.
Thanks in Advance
Bleach | This Great Sky Between us

Simple base making.

Um. My first tutorial, I'm not really sure how to go about this, buuuut....I know how much a base/image quality can really affect an icon. So:

To go from this to

ETA: (have made it public now).

Follow this link:
join threeleaves for icons and graphics.

I use: adobe photoshop c.s.
Requires: basic knowledge of layers, cropping, and resizing.

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"Lost" Icon Tutorials

I've had a few nice comments about this icon and decided I'd like to help everyone out and do a couple tutorials. I ended up making two different tutorials for this icon: a "dummies" guide (for lack of a better word) for beginners and a reader's digest version for those more experienced. This icon uses a lot of universal techniques that every Photoshopper should know, so check it out.

Please note that the dummies guide is very thorough and detailed, and is meant to be read closely. The shorter version is extremely simple, short, and to the point.

If you benefited from these tutorials leave a comment and let me know! Also, if you find it's hard to follow, disorganized, or just plain sucky, let me know so I can improve: this is my first tutorial attempt and I'd like to do more and get better!

NOTE: These tutorials are for Photoshop. I used CS2, but they will work with any version. I also imagine they are pretty translatable for PSP, but I can't be sure.

Reader's Digest Version (for intermediate-advanced users)

Dummies Guide Version (for beginners!)
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Sailor Moon: Chibi moon

Looking For Exclusion and Saturation Tutorial

I saw a coloring tutorial that involved how the different exclusions layers look with different saturations over them. They produced many different results and I have lost the link since I now have a new computer :( I believe it was for Photoshop but not sure which version. I distinctly remember an icon of Katie Holmes used for one of them. I have searched the memories (particularly coloring) and I didn't have any luck. If anyone would like to point me in the right direction (or a clearer explanation) please comment and I will get to you as soon as I can.

Thank You for your time ^.^
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Anti-Alias Problem

Hi I've searched the memories and I can't find the answer to this question at all. I have photoshop 7 and I'm trying to use the selection tool with feather, and I want it to be anti-aliased, but the box is gray, and I can't check it. I've never had this issue before in the past, I've tried restarting photoshop and everything, but it doesn't work. Any ideas? Thanks!