June 22nd, 2006

『くすん』  ☆ RED

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How does one achieve the coloring effect of the icon below? I've been dieing to know for some time now, and experimenting for a long while on how to get it in Photoshop 7 didn't prove too successful (yet). I also think I saw a tutorial on how to, but I can't seem to find it anymore...


Help Needed Please

These very lovely icons (by the incredible_loveunrequited)have some amazing coloring, I love the intensity of the saturation, the contrast, all that jazz - except I can't seem to replicate it. I've tried curves, selective color, saturation, and contrast and either get a really grainy image, an overly saturated image to the point where it almost looks posterized, or colors I didn't want at all. I've searched past tutorials and I can't seem to find one. I was wondering if anyone has any tips or ideas. I would really apperciate any feedback.
h/hr - i'll follow you into the dark

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It always looks pixel-y and awkward and just...not right! Can someone help me figure out what is wrong, please? Here screenshots of my settings (I use PSP8): 1 & 2. Someone said it's because certain fonts don't look good when they are set around size 10-14, and that they're meant to be bigger, but I've seen people use the fonts with smaller sizes and have it look good, so I'm just annoyed, you know?

Here are some examples of ugly-looking text:
[James] McAvoy;b&w
  • 2bass


How would I make it look as if the sun is shining from one corner of an icon? The icon I'm making is black and white, but any help at all would be great.

Thanks in advance!♥

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Does anyone have a tutorial on how to make this icon or point me to a tutorial or if you just know how to make this icon it would be totaly awsom. thats in advance
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1. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us 2. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

1. I'm sorry if this isn't the right place to ask but how to make that greyish brush to an icon? is it some texture or can you do it by basic brushes?
2. how I could get that kind of coloring? it's not really vibrant/contrasted but it's very clear and colorful.

both icons are made by xtatiq and I use psp7.
thank you!
# bicycle

border problem ):

can someone help me on this?

i tried making a simple border for my icon (flatten image, duplicate layer, stroke 1px), but when i saved it, the border doesn't show. or sometimes only two sides of the image will have a border. =/ does anyone knows why? please help! i use photoshop7.


PROBLEM SOLVED. thanks! ^__^
  • nykema

Icon Tutorial

Hi everyone! This is my first tutorial ever and even though it's not much, I'm still pretty psyched about it. So I thought I'd share it with you guys ;)

We'll be making this icon:

Excited? Great!

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I'm using PSP 10 and Jasav Animatio Shop 3, and I would really appreciate help with the "rain" tequnique. Now, I checked out 's tutorial, but she uses ImageReady and I cant make sense of it. Any ideas?
sherlock - is looking at you

Anime tutorials?

First, and hopefully only question :)

I'm a big anime watcher and I really want to make some anime icons but I never really know what works well with them so can anyone point me to some Anime Icon tutorials or just comment with what you do?

Sorry to bother.

I use PS 5.5.


Earlier, I was perusing YouTube and wondering how anyone could possibly make an icon with such low quality videos. So... to remedy this, I made a tutorial for Photoshop 7.0+. :)

( cut to mein LJ )

Hope it helps anyone! :V
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Mini Movie Filesize

Hey, I've been a bit of a lurker here for a while, just looking at all the lovely tutorials. However, lately I've been trying to learn about mini-movies and how to create them in icons. Everyone else these days knows how to make animated icons and I want to learn, too. :)

So, I'm using Movie Maker to take snippets of files and bringing them into ImageReady. I'm still not really good yet and this is my first icon:

The problem is, the filesize is too big (>80KB). I know there are a lot of layers, but for the movie to play right I needed them there. Does anyone know how to cut down on the filesize? Or perhaps know a more effective way to use ImageReady to create mini-movie icons? The memories really confused me, so I hope this post is not a problem for anyone. Oh and how do I lighten up the movie as well without having to do each frame at a time... if it is possible.

Thanks in advance!
v neu \\ Mitsu
  • chiqun

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I was wondering how to color the animation. I use PSP7 and AS3.

by nazgulsxwife
The original animation is not in this color. If it cannot be done in PSP7 or AS3, please let me know a downloadable program that can do it. Thanks!