April 15th, 2006

Looking for a Icon tutorial

I found a tutorial here before, and ive looked in archive and found nothing. And did not save it to memories, and i forgot to save the link.

It was a tourtrial of Hermine/ Emma Watson from Harry Potter from the first movie i think(and the part of her was desaturated/black & white), and it had a light-layer thingy like this one:

My result of it was this with a picture of Charlie(the brushes was not included in the tutorial):

Does anybody remember it? I found it here so people that have been here long probaly know what I'm talking about.

Thanks in advance from an norwegian..
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Turn a photo into a painting with PS7

Learn how to turn
this photo into this painting
and then make this icon:

The tutorial is for newbies as well as experienced PS7 users, and is located Here, at Icondoit

Feel free to join my brand new icon tutorial/resources community, idn_resources to hear about updates at my website, Icondoit. The community and the site still need work, but they are coming along nicely.

If you take the icon, please credit me, or my community, thanks.

Question about Multiply Blend Mode

This isn't necessarily an icon question, but this has happened to me making icons as well, so hopefully there's something I can do to fix it.

Everytime I use a texture/adjustment layer...pretty much anything on my graphics and set it to multiply, I get these funky lines when I try to lower the opacity. Here's a couple of examples from this wallpaper that I'm currently working on.

Here is with the texture set to Multiply 100%. This is with it set to 60% opacity. And Here at 30% opacity. See the lines on those with the lowered opacity, is that just the way it is, or is there something that I can do differently? I really like using the Multiply mode, but I can't always because of these lines when I try to lower the opacity. This has been bugging me for quite a while so thought I'd ask and see if anyone knew. Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.
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b&w #3

Looking for a post.

Some time ago, someone made a post here that was mainly about a program; said program created what looked like bold streaks of paint. I remember the poster saying it didn't have anything to do with Photoshop or PSP specifically, but one could save the images they made with that program and then use them in icons, with some examples to boot.

Sorry for the vagueness of this post but does anyone have any clue what I'm talking about?
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I downloaded PSP X a month ago, and my trial has run out.
I tried downloading again, but it still said I had 0 days left to try it.
How can I download it again so that it works?
Or is there another editing program that I can download that is better or the same as PSP X?
Thanks if you can help!

Color Balance?

I recently switched from PSP8 to PSPX, and it looks as though one of my favorite tools is gone! =(

In PSP8, there was an option (I think it was called Color Balance) where you could balance the colors of highlights, midtones, and shadows. Now, in PSPX, the option for Color Balance leads to something where you can edit the warmth/coolness of the picture. Does anyone know of a similar effect in PSPX that would let me do the Color Balancing like I did in PSP8? Thanks!
that boy is a monster

Another red blob tutorial! ;)

I've been using that red blob technique a lot in the icons I've been making. It's easy and classy, I think. And since a lot of you have been asking me about it, I wrote up a quick tutorial for you guys! :)

What we'll be making

This icon features Jared Padalecki and Taylor Cole lockin' lips in episode 19 ("Provenance") of Supernatural (which is better than your favorite show, mmkay?). And this tutorial is made for Adobe Photoshop, versions 6 and up. :)

( follow the fake cut! )

And please note that you are welcome to friend my icon journal (inyourpants_) if you like my tutorial (and/or icons) and would like to keep up with them. Thanks and enjoy! :)

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This is my first post in this community.
I was just wondering how i could get this effect on psp (i use pspx).
Like, how do i make skin look like this,

I think it looks awesome and the icon was made by

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coloring with color balance

As always, Adobe Photoshop CS2--backwards compatible with most graphic programs, I expect. Learn the best kinds of images FOR colorizing and how to colorize without curves (color balance). This tutorial is pretty easy but requires one's own creativity. You can't really teach someone how to move sliders around, so. :D; Screencaps from anego by kasandara_yuy.

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I don't know if you learned a lot from this tutorial. I know there are a lot of coloring tutorials out there and I tried to make this one different. It's. . . a long tutorial but that's because I talk a lot. Hopefully there were some tips in there that helped you in some way. :D;

You might note that I didn't sharpen anything. This was almost on purpose. When doing coloring I've noticed that waiting until the end to sharpen is better. With all the different layers going on, there is potential for some real nasty sharp edges to develop. So sharpening at the end is your best bet--and I use the unsharp mask from the filters (Filter>Sharpen>Unsharp Mask, I believe). I usually set the radius to 1.0 and then play around with the percentage (with the preview button clicked) to get the best clarity.

There's also a lot of potential for the various screen and soft light layers. Sometimes to get more depth of color, I change the color balance on the screen or soft light layers. Also, the steps are very very very subtle. Like it was difficult for me to tell the difference unless I toggled my last action and what not. But trust me--the little details add up. Doing a little bit here and there separates bad icons from okay icons and okay icons from good icons and definitely good icons from great icons.

Imageready tools

I have a problem with ImagereadyCS2. I can't figure out how to get the other tools. I know in Photoshop CS you right-click the tool to get a list of the other tools, but Imageready doesn't do that. If someone could point out to me how to do it or anything, it would be appriciated.

EDIT// Another question. Does Imageready have a blur tool or a sharpen tool?
ciel fave :3

Mac OSX Photoshop CS2 saving problems.

In the past few months, I have moved from Windows to a Mac, and I have noticed that if I save an icon using the plain "Save As..." command, the file size is around 100k or something abnormal like that. I use the same exact settings as I did on my old PC, so it's not that I'm missing something obvious. Using "Save For Web" works fine for keeping the file size down, but lately I have noticed that my icons get a lot lighter when I try to save them using that. Comparing the original file to the saved icon, it almost looks as if there was a screen layer on top of it. I have tried to play with color settings and whatnot, and still nothing. If anyone has any ideas, I would be very grateful! :)

Thanks for your time!
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(no subject)

I'm pretty sure I haven't seen anything about this but I'm using PowerCinema 4 to snapshot my images for icons but it seems to be snapshotting it really squeezed up like the image has been squished from the sides inward.

Does anyone know how I can fix this, if it can be fixed?
{A} my husbands

Program Translation question

I was reading a tutorial for an icon made in Photoshop CS and it mentioned something about a Selective Coloring Adjustment Layer. I was hoping that someone might be able to tell me the PSP equivilant to this function, if, in fact, there even is one xP

Any help would be appreciated!
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bunny - curious


Hello everyone, I am a novice using psp8 .__.)>
I have a problem here..

I have a photograph which i want to remove the background, leaving only me in the pic.
Is there any way to do that? I tried using eraser to erase away but it gets really difficult at the edges, especially at the part with my hair. I can't seem to do it nicely without erasing strands of my hair away... And the overall effect looks really.. unnatural, as I want to create a passport photo effect without seeing the weird tiny patches of background everywhere.

So I would like to ask if there's a way to get around that?
Or can someone help me pleeassse.. :(

(cross-posted to various, since I have no idea who knows how to do this..)