This is not a beginner's guide. You'll need to know about gradients, gradient maps, and the brightness/contrast tool in Photoshop [I use CS2] to understand it. Because of the gradient maps, it's not easily translatable to other programs.
How does one go about rounding the edges of a picture in Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0?
EDIT: I know this has been asked about a thousand times, but I'm seriously stuck. I'm using THIS tutorial, and my problem is that once I have selected what part of the picture I want included with the rounded edges, it decides to fill it with blue and I don't know how to make it transparent.
Does anyone know how to make those vibrant icons with these? Or just make them uhm, pretty? I dunno just not dull. Ive been looking everywhere for good tuts for these but can't seem to find any. My results are always either really dull or grainy.
Anyway, here are the pics. I can't really use selective coloring because they don't have much color in itself but I'd still like to know how to make them a little bit fun though.
So yeah, I'd like to know how to achieve coloring simular to these icons? Please don't tell me to ask the maker, wouldn't it be obvious that I already did without an answer to ask on here? Both by ohhhhdead@lj
PS: I have it all, color balance, selective coloring...etc.
I checked the text portion of the memories and didn't find what I'm looking for.
I'm in the middle of making this icon:
I'm having a really hard time finding a text color that looks good. Do any of you have ideas? Also, I would be interested in learning how you all choose text colors for your icons in general (except for when plain black or white looks good, I mean).