March 17th, 2008

self – side smile
  • kara

help with reducing file size, please.

is there any way to reduce an icon's file size in AS3 without reducing it's quality? or how to reduce it's file size period?

cause lately all of my icons are over 40KB or whatever LJ's standards are.
i also have imageready but i don't remember how to use it cause it's been so longgg.
because for the longest time i was using ULEAD GIF ANIMATOR 3.0 but when i reformatted i lost it, don't have the disc... and didn't save the files. so yeaaa.

anyway AS3 preferrably, if it's possible.
if not, IR is good too.

thanks in advance! xo

Enhancing blue eyes...

Hellooo!! I apologise, all I seem to be doing at the moment is asking you guys for advice, but you’re all so good at it that I can’t stop myself =)

Now, I wanted icon this picture of myself image hosted by My aim for the picture was to really enhance the colour of my eyes, lips and glasses, so I thought I’d try this tutorial and I came up with this image hosted by Now, I absolutely love the colour of my eyes, lips and glasses in this picture, I wanted them to be all woah, which I think they are, but I am not happy with my skin tone. I am not very good with fiddly things, so I try and stay away from brushes… What else can I do to achieve this sort of look, but keep my natural skin tone (which in real life is uber pale), but have my skin look really fresh and dolly like (tell me you know what I mean lol)

Any other tutorials people can suggest that enhance blue eyes? I tried colour balance myself, but I ended up making myself look like an alien lol.

Thanks =)

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I've been a member of this community for a long time, but have never posted a tutorial. I don't actually use this account except for resources & such. You can find me at as keepmeonmytoes. Anyway, I decided I've used so many helpful tutorials from here, that I'd give back and post one of my own ^.^ I hope y'all like it. We'll be making this icon today:

Oh, I use PSCS3, & my tutorial involves selective coloring. May be translatable, if you can just go by the visuals.
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dance the night away

Tutorial Request

Does anyone know of any good tutorials for brunettes? I have a bunch of photos I'd like to enhance, but I'm right out of ideas.  I'll take anything hahaha. And I use PS CS3.

Thanks in advance!
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smoking, Aiden

Blue tint?

I've seen loads of icons where the lighter part of the face has a blue-ish tint, but I've looked through loads of tutorials and I can't find anything which seems to work?

I think it has something to do with selective colours, but which colours do I change to what?

I use PS CS2.

Thanks in advance.