April 29th, 2006

  • fomle

My photoshop makes me wanna cry

So, I make icons in photoshop CS. They look fine! But when I look at them in my folder on my comp they are much darker!! What settings do I have to put on my colors in ps to make them the same as everywhere else? So I don't get dark icons..

Thank you very much ♥

two questions: looking for a tutorial / switching to PS

Hey there,

I've been looking in the memories, but I just couldn't find what I am searching for. Months ago, there was a tutorial/tip by someone on how batch defining image packs into brushes, using an action, I think (in PS). I just can't seem to find it.

I'd be so glad if someone could point me into the right direction!


Second question.

I've been a PSP user for years, yes, for years. And I do have a bad conscience, since I know that PS is so much better, that's why I decided to switch. Huge problem - when you've been using PSP for such a long time, this seems quite difficult. Did some of you guys switch to PS? How did you start? I just don't know what to begin with. It's quite frustrating. But I really want to do it! I'd like to study graphic design after I finish school, and well, I guess I should better start using PS.

Any tips or tutorials for beginners? Thanks in advance for any help!
Annette - Underwater Titan

Blinky text

I would love to make icon-sized blinkies but I can't find anything to help me make the nice animated blinky text and/or text boxes. I have Photoshop CS and ImageReady (it buggy though and don't like to use it) and Ulead Animator. Can anybody help me, please?

Here are some examples of what I mean:
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Eternal Sunshine


Okay I have a problem, I have been making icons on Jasc Animation Shop and PSP and I have been making them 100 x 100 to a T, but when I try to uplaod them I get the meassage that an icon that "an icon can be no larger than 100 x 100 pixels if it is not in JPEG format." then when I save it as JPEG I still get the same results, I even made resized it to 99 X 99, does anyone know what the problem might be?

(no subject)

Hi there, I looove this community but I have question...

A while ago I did this icon with the help of a tutorial here:

The thing is that I can't find the tutorial now and of course I didn't save the PSD so, pretty please? Does anyone know where I can find the tut again or how I could have done the icon?


Animated Icons Livejournal Specs

Currently livejournal animated icons have to be under 40K and 100x100.

How in the world is this possible? How many frames is that approxiamately?

I've seen some very long animated icons here and I can't figure out how they do it. I know that # of frames is an issue as well as size, but someone mentioned the number of colors involved and I don't understand that.

Can we have a comprehensive "tips" post of tips specifically for getting your animated icons within Livejournal boundaries?

I'm currently using Animation Shop 3.

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(no subject)

Hello there. I’ve been reading posts in this community for some time now, but, unless I’m mistaking, there are no tips or tutorials for either Corel or Ulead Photo Express. Now, I know I’m awfully old-fashioned, so to say, still using those programs and all, but they’re what I’ve got. I know Ulead isn’t exactly the best program you’d want to use for making icons (I’m making wallpapers with it more than anything, just like this one or this one) but there are some nice functions to it. Personally, I have the 3.0 version. As for Corel, I think it’s decently good for icons, but, aside from a few basic functions I haven’t exactly gotten the grip of it (here, I have Corel photo-pain 11).

Does anyone else use these programs? Does anyone know whether additional functions can be added to Ulead/Corel (like brushes and such)? Does anyone know a source for such additional brushes, in case they can be used?
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  • dykons

Glowy, bright, dramatic, sepia/pink-toned icons from black & white bases.

Hey. Well I'm one of those people who is always looking for ways to spice up black & white icons, & I've noticed a few other folks on here with the same interest, so I decided to do my first tutorial.

Transform to in eleven kind-of-easy steps!

Fairly simple, though it does use Curves. Made in PSP6 (ANCIENT), but I can translate most tutorials for other programs, so I assume the reverse is true. Image heavy, I guess, but they're all small.

( fun in black & white )

Enjoy. ;)
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(no subject)

I checked the memories, but couldn't find anything overly helpful. (or mabe I'm being blind)

But does anyone have any tips or tutorials on how to get realisting looking tattoos?

Thanks alot.
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    artistic artistic

Icon Help

Hi guys, I love the effect on this iscon and was trying do do something similar but it never comes out ok...

The icon is: (if you know who made it, please tell me so I can give proper credit)

I'm figuring it has a light texture on the right and a gaussian blur layer on screen, but... there's something missing, another texture perhaps?

I'm using PS CS2. Any help is appreciated! :)

(no subject)

Hi guys!
From w hile I have eben having this problem in PS CS2 that sometimes the size of the font in the type tool gets too big. Sometimes it just turns back to normal automatically but idk how. so...any help please?
tbs lyrics

(no subject)

If someone could tell me in clear instructions how to make a dot trail brush for an icon, that would be greatly appreciated. Someone mentioned that it could be done easily by hand, but it was far too vague. If you don't know what I mean,
here's an example

[credit unknown, was from a GJ contest]
KStew - omg!

(no subject)

How do I get the effects on this icon? The eyes and the coloring are my main things....I'm not sure what they're called. I tried fiddling with some things and looking through the memories (and as such found the way to actually color eyes while i was looking) but i couldn't find this. How do i do it?

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