June 2nd, 2006

DC Comics: WW84 Diana

I need help!

I posted this a week ago but I had problems with my images,now finally I fixed it & need help please. I'd like to achieve the same kind of coloring from these beautiful icons by eledhwen_girl. I've tried different things but so far the results weren't even close. I know she uses gradients and many color overlays, can somebody give me ideas please? I'll really appreciate it :D
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More examples here
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Sorry this isn't really a tutorial as such, but in a way it's related. What is a stock icon?? I don't really understand what it is. I take it that it's not a person, so is it anything that's not a person in an icon??

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A question...

I was wondering if brushes for PS7/6 or CS would work in PS5. I found a post in the memories that briefly described it. However, I don't quite understand it, so I was wondering if someone could give me the answer.
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I was hoping someone could direct me towards a tutorial on making these kinds of icons:


I'm not sure of the maker of these icons, as I found htem on a photobucket search.

thanks in advance!
EDIT: I use ps7 and ir3
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So this is sort of unrelated to icons but I'm having troubles opening my Adobe Photoshop. Every time it runs through the start-up and then a window pups up saying 'Could not load default brushes because the scratch discs are full'

does anyone know something that could help me?

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Could anyone tell me how to achieve a colouring like this:

With a base like this?

I know there's an exclusion layer in there somewhere. XD
Any help is greatly appreciated! :)

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Text Help

I use PS7, and I need help with text.

For sans-serif/serif fonts (like Times New Roman, Georgia, Bookman Old Style, Bitstream Vera Serif, ect), what's a good anti-aliasing setting? I need the font small, around 8 px. I've tried multiple settings, and I can't get a good, clean, crisp look. Is it the anti-aliasing setting, or something else? Help please?

Thank you! ^^
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Question about Photoshop, Image Ready, and Illustrator

I didn't notice this in the memories, so forgive me if it sounds terribly newbie-ish.

I've been making my icons with MS PhotoDraw V2, and while it's not able to do a whole lot, I've been pretty happy with what I can do.

Yesterday, though, I got the disks for Adobe Photoshop 7.0, Adobe Image Ready 7.0, Adobe Illustrator 10, and Dream Weaver. Now, I realize that Dream Weaver is for creating flash and desiging webpages, and a whole host of other things that I've only just started looking at, but I'm confused about the differences between Photoshop, Illustrator and Image Ready. So far, they each look like the same darn thing.

Icon wise, are the programs basically the same, as far as capabilities, or does each one have something special it does?

If, and when, I get ready to start adding to the programs and start experimenting with icons through these programs, are the PS7 downloads loadable to all three, or will I have to work around it?

Thanks in advance.
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Okay, I looked for help on this in the memories but couldn't find anything - if this is a repost, please let me know.

I've been trying to make an animated icon in Adobe ImageReady that will resemble an AIM conversation. It's still in the works, but I tried to save the initial version, and this is what happened:

The colors in the original were purple for the top line ("romance of teh intarwebs") and then red, blue, and black for the rest - blue for "BOY:", red for "GIRL:", and black for the text of the IMs, like a regular AIM conversation. And that's how it looks in the "original" version in ImageReady. But when I click over to Optimized, it all turns purple, and when I Save As Optimized, it's all purple as well. I didn't change the file size and reduce the colors that way - it just happened. This has never happened to me before, and I've no idea why it's happening now. Any suggestions as to how I can get the rest of my colors back?

With my luck this is probably going to turn out to be something totally stupid and I'll be wincing all day once someone points out what I did wrong, but I can't figure it out. :(