September 23rd, 2007

Gradient question

I use PS CS and I was trying to follow a tutorial that at some point says:

add a black and white gradient layer. layer > new fill layer > gradient > ok > pick the bnw one 

The problem I'm experiencing is that when I go to "new fill layer" the option "gradient" is not clickable. I've tried to touch a bit here and there, but it doesn't change :( I also don't have a black and white gradient in my presets to use on a new empty layer as an alternative... any ideas on how to quickly make one by myself or where shall I find it?

Thanks a lot in advance :)

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Does anyone know how I can get the coloring of the Reina Tanaka icons here? I know they credit Pinkosa but I don't know which coloring they meant, plus I don't know if pinkosa created the tutorial/coloring or has it saved in memories. (And pinkosa has TONS of memories)

Any help is appreciated! Thank you!
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I hope someone can help me with this.

I'm trying to brighten up some really dark bases but it never comes out right. I want the colors the be bright, clear and sharp (they're supposed to look a little like this or this or something similar). Maybe someone here has any tips or tutorials for me? I use Adobe Photoshop CS2.

Here are some of the bases:

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Me Eating Cadbury Creme Eggs NOMNOMNOM.

Picture Quality and Coloring Help

Does anyone have any tips/tricks for getting good coloring and quality on icons made from caps of YouTube videos, especially videos of old TV shows?

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where the skin tends to be a greyish/yellowish color. I use the Color Balance feature on PSP to try and fix the skin problem but a lot of the time it's guesswork.

The type of coloring I like is basic like on these icons:

But what works on some icons and pictures doesn't always work on others, so I need some new ideas, especially when it comes to making less-than-great quality caps look good. I use PSP 7 and I'd appreciate any tutorials or tips you might have. My usual routine is to use Color Balance, Brightness/Contrast, and then several layers of color like navy blue exclusion, light blue overlay, beige burn or multiply, and lights or textures.
credit: kaycie


I'm new to this so hopefully I word this right. I'm sorry I don't remember were this icon came from but I'm trying to figure out what would be the best way at getting to an icon like this, what would be the layer style for what I believe is textures of lights and stuff. And the white circles around it.

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another animation question

now that I figured out how to do mini movie animations. I'm trying to figure out how to get all the frames in borders. I'd like to have the frames in this texture

in the black part. and have it animate in there. I did manage to do one with that spacegraphics tutorial. but when I try it with this one. I can't get the frames in there. I know your suposed to drag the texture over to the frame. but it's not working. any help would be appriciated.

btw: I'm not sure who made this texture. otherwise I'd credit.