July 26th, 2007


Text icons tutorial help

Hey, I've been looking around and I can't seem to find any tutorials which are just about icons with just text on them. [I.E. no picture of someone or something. But yes stuff like textures, brushes, etc.]

Example of what I mean are ~
 created by Trixy from PandorasCloset

I don't of course want a tutorial of those particular icons, but if anybody knows of any good texticon tutorials, I would be very grateful! ^.^
Thanks anyway!

Colouring help?

Hey guys.
Okay, so I made an icon a while ago that I absolutely love, although, I completely forgot to save a script of it to recreate the colouring.

Here's the icon:

Any help in achieving this colouring again would be wonderful.

I use PSP8 and PS7, for those of you who'd like to know ^^

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Sorry if this isn't allowed. But does anyone know how to make brush sets .abr? I made a brush set but i'd like to get all of them into a .abr file. I use PS CS2. Thanks!

File size

Is there a way for me to compress my icon files to be under 40 ks and still the same quality?
I've never really cared about how big my files are, lol. XD

Thanks in advance,


putting up icons

hey there guys, there was nothing in the rules about this, so i figured i'd ask. i'm new to this whole business, and i was wondering exactly how i post my icons on livejournal. i was figuring you justused html, and i'm not sure how the linking works and all of that good stuff. if you could help me out, that would be lovely, because i've got plenty of icons fresh for the postin'. thanks in advance!
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Program error?

Could anyone please give me a bit of advice.

I'm a long term PSP7 user (at least 5 years experience), and although I aquired PS7 a couple of years ago, I've only just, in the past week, been brave enough to start working in it.

And all has been fine. Until this morning. My laptop froze (one of it's many annoying habits) whilst I was in PS7. I had no choice but to switch it off at the plug (I know, I know. Bad.) I restarted, and there was no signs of any problems. And I resumed work in PS.

But then I found out that I cannot save any of my images, no matter what their file extension. I end up with a caption reading "Adobe Photoshop could not complete your request because of a program error"

So I uninstalled and reinstalled the program.

And it happened again.

Rinse and repeat, and the problem still remains.

The only way I can keep the image I'm working on is to Print Screen and paste into good old PSP7. But that's not ideal when I come to the point where I need to save PSDs.

I'm open to any advice anyone can give.

Many thanks :)
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Does anyone know of any good beginners Adobe ImageReady 7.0 tutorials? For like simple animation like my icon or anyones that help create a small change?

Please and thanks!
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Looking for tweening tut in IR

Someone posted a really good detailed tutorial on "tweening" in Image Ready that I thought I had bookmarked, but now I can't find it. I think it was posted within the last month or two maybe. I looked through the community day by day and couldn't find it and I looked in the memories and couldn't find it.

If someone knows about the "tweening tutorial" I'm talking about could you please link my to it?

I'd really appreciate it. Thanks.
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Glowing Text Tutorial

Thought I share how I do some of my glowing text in some icons and mostly on banners and such:

From this:    to this: 

- Can be used in any program
- Have some good textures in hand that have lot's of detail to it
- I used GIMP but it applies to every program, I'll just be explaining the steps in the GIMP.
- Tutorial looks long but I just go into detail.

Clickers to see it at my journal!
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Emma Watson Tut

My very first tutorial, I hope you find it useful! It was made in Gimp so it is translatable and easy. I just made a batch of icons using this technique and I really like it! For more tuts and icons friend me!

Go from  to 

Other icons made with this technique. 

The tut can be found here at my journal.
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Birdie Pattern?

Hello. I was curious on how to do this.

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Now I have the mask and I added it as a brush. But I don't know how to get a pattern on the actual bird and the outlining on the bird when it comes to the bird. Anyone know where I can get a tutorial or show me how to get what I'm asking? I would appreciate it. I found the icon online.

I use PSPX and PS7. Thank you!
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PSP question - Solved

Okay, I've got a problem that I hope you folks out there can help me with. It regards the icon I'm using for this post.
First off, I use Paint Shop Pro 9. I made this icon with a dotted border that goes all the way around, as you can see in my workspace here:

But when I uploaded it, for some reason the bottom edge is cut off. I have no clue why, as none of my other icons have this problem. The original image is exactly 100x100, and 19.2kb. Does anyone have any ideas of what's going on and/or how to fix it?

Edit: When I view this post in Internet Explorer, I can see the whole icon, so this is apparently a Firefox issue. Any thoughts?

Edit again: Now this morning I can see it in Firefox, too. So I guess it was just a temporary browser thing.