November 25th, 2006

[Calvin & Hobbes] --  Daydreaming
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Hello everyone,

I am usually very hesitant in requesting help for icon effects, but I have been attempting to find a solution on my own and have failed horribly. So I do hope you all can help. ^^

I am trying to find specific effects.

For example, I have seen several people use this technique and I adore it. You see how the figure is shrouded in black, but yet she still has depth? How is this achieved? I know how to saturate an image, so I basically just need to know how to do this with a colour image.

both icons by apparent_icons

This is almost like the above icons, except that it involves a texture. Again the figure has not lost it's depth, yet it is covered and surrounded by a texture.

icon by iconofilth

I would be terribly grateful to whoever can assist me. ^-^
I use both PS and PSP9
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Hey guys, I was making some Hana Yori Dango icons, and really liked this one of Rui.

So I'm showing you how I made it!
-This is just how I did it, so its just a reference, because different bases require different kinds of love, eh? lol. I have no idea how to put it.
-I use Photoshop Elements 4, it should be translatable.
-I made it really late, so it may be confusing. Don't be afraid to ask me questions!
-Image heavy...maybe?

Here it is

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I was wondering if someone could help me with this coloring on the icon below. It's a pretty simple coloring it seems because it's dark, but for reason I just can't get that depth so I hope someone can help me out please?

Icon by __iiicons by the way. I did not ask the maker because she gets hundreds of comments each day (literally) and I am not sure if she is going to see mine and be able to help me. Plus I'm looking for a quick response.

HERE is the original picture if anyone if interested.

I use Paint Shop Pro 10.
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Restoring Pictures

I use PSP9 (I have access to Adobe Photoshop 7, but would have to be walked through anything because I don't really know how to use it) and someone gave me some pictures that they wanted something done with, but they're pixelated in their original form...

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Question about animated icons

Can any of you point directions to an animated icon tutorial, in which you don't have to cap the video, but use actually a part of it?
I don't know if I made myself clear with this question, but I hope you can understand me. I use Photoshop CS2 and Image Ready.

Thanks a lot!
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trouble with virtual dub

I've been trying to open up an episode of Ouran with Virtual Dub but everytime I try to open it this pops up:

Couldn't locate decompressor for format 'XVID' (unknown)

VirtualDub requires a Video for Windows (VFW) compatible codec to decompress video. DirectShow codecs, such as those used by Windows Media Player, are not suitable.

I'm not a genius with codecs or anything so can someone tell me what the problem is? :S

Selective color and curves download for Elements?

I'm pretty sure I saw the link here (but I could be wrong, it's been known to happen, LOL) where you could download curves and selective color for PS Elements. I want to say it was only available up to version 4, but I'm wondering if it would work for my version of Elements which is 5. Any help would be greatly appreciated. :)
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izzie, season 2, denny

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I was trying out a tutorial and when I got the the curves adjustments when I put in the input/output settings it only lets me go up to 98%, I can't go over a 100 like the tutorial I was trying out, I need help... I'm using PS CS2

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i was wondering if anyone could tell me an EASY way to add text(as if i wanted to tag an icon/graphic) to an animated one...such as a sayclub icon or graphic? i use psp 7 and as3

thank you SO much. i know HOW to do it..but the way i'm doing it takes forever and i know that there has to be an easier way.
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edited: My first request. Bare w/me!

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I'm not sure exactly how to do this but I need help.
I'm trying to make animation icons and my friend wrote me out a tutorial. But I'm having difficulites. She stated to go in WMM2 and save the clip as an avi file to open it. But in imageready, I get an error stating the file is unknown. What can I do to fix this?
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