June 5th, 2007

Addicted to Lj

Newbie Question

Hey all, I'm new here. I was just wondering about PSP 9. I have this program but I am looking into making icons. I am having a hard time getting the person part of a picture onto a background.  I have ideas on what I want to do, but I just want to make pretty pictures. Kind of like my LJ icon here. I am a member in _proudmama and someone kindly made me one here. But I would like to learn for myself. Thanks all

A little help

Okay so i'm still a noob at making icons, and i'm having a problem with this image:

I just can't seem to get it looking nice and clean!

any ideas at all?

thanks!-- in advance!

P.S. I use Photoshop 7
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Coloring question

I was told to ask this question about coloring here. I looked through the memories first but I didn't see anything that seemed like it was what I'm looking for.

Basically I went from a pencil artist to strictly photoshop. I want to start drawing again, but I want to be able to color the pictures I draw and scan in photoshop. An example of what I want to be able to do is Collapse )

question about making brushes

Okay, so I know how to take an image and turn it into a brush. I've been able to save it in one of my current existing brush groups (I dont think I'm using the right terminology, does this make sense?).

However, I want to save it in a new group. For example, name it "my brushes" (that would be the name of the .abr file, and the name that would show up under the brushes drop down box). Basically, I think I need to know how to make an .abr file to put the brushes I make.

I use Photoshop Elements 3.0, but I think the brush part is the same as "normal" photoshop.

I found this tutorial about saving brushes, but it doesn't explain how to take all the brushes I make and turn it into a separate .abr file from the other brushes I currently have.

Please and Thank You.

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i found those on an xanga called frikinsweeticons
i can make icons but i need more tutorials
i have photoshop (CS2 to be exact)

so how do you make icons that look like these
espiecally the first and last one
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Okay, so I'm having some issues with Photoshop. When I try to expand the folders in my file browser, I get this error message: "Cannot complete request because of a program error." Am I going to have to reinstall??
ME Miranda

PS type tool help

I have been using the PS CS3 trial until my actual program arrives. Just recently, when I've been making icons, the type tool has been acting weird. I create a text box and type but the writing is incredibly small even when the type is set large. It occurs with all my fonts and type sizes. Any help would be appreciated.
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Is there a tool in Photoshop that's similar to PSP's Edge Preserving Smooth? I've recently started using PS more, and Edge Preserving Smooth is one of the things I loved best about PSP.

I've got CS2 and PSP XI.

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Sorry to be a pest but I was wondering if anyone could give me a quick tip in how to get rid of the yellowness in pictures like this. Thank you. I use PS7.
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Blarg, I can't find an example...

But there's a group of Pirates of the Caribbean icons with this brillant blue coloring. I can't find one of them right now (I don't know why), but I'm wondering if any of you know what ones I'm talking about and how to replicate it. The backgrounds, especially, are a brilliant blue but Lizzie herself wasn't really tinted blue.


I forgot to add: I use CS2

[EDIT 2]

I found some examples...not the ones I meant, exactly, but close enough:

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Hey guys, I know you probably hate these posts but I was wondering if you could help me...

(credit to tashakalaka)

To achieve this colouring would you just add a few selective colour layers or would you need to do fill layers with different opacities, etc on them?

(credit to hannytah)

And lastly, where are there some textures like this? Sorry it's not a great example, I had one earlier in the day, but I didn't save it and I don't feel like going through my whole history, I've been searching icon sites all day.

I've tried to find some, but all I can find are ones where the grunge is large and blotchy.
I need some that are brightly-coloured with small grungy-ness.

Thanks so much!