February 16th, 2009

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another cropping/sharpening question

I hope I can make sense here.
I've seen lots of icons  where the subject is either cropped or re-sized really small, and I'm wondering how to do that and still have it look recognizable. Specifically people icons.

Some examples:
     or even this
by mayush17        by miralette                               by  fade_out 

Yes I do know there is a thing called sharpen, but I've never been able to make an image that small and clear even after it's sharpened.
I read somewhere that smart sharpen was the best, and I guess it probably works better than regular sharpen?
I have PS7 so I'm lacking in the smart sharpen department lol.  Any thoughts? 

  • nykema

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I'd like to apologize beforehand for posting here, because I'm guessing icon_tutorial is not the right place for this kind of thing. However; I have searched extensively (I think) through LJ and googled my buns off, yet I couldn't find anything to fit my taste. So I thought I'd give it a shot here.

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If this post is not allowed here, I sincerely apologize! Feel free to delete it.
[connie & carla] great consistancy

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Hi, I'm on a mac and I was wondering how to make a mini-movie icon eg. mine, using photoshop elements.

I have the video I want to use in a quicktime file but I don't know how to, if I need to, cap it.

If someone could show me a full tutorial that would be great! I work best with screenshots in tutorials so if its possible to see one it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

EDIT: I've got VLC to cap it but I don't know how, if there are specific mac tutorials that would be great!!! I also don't have ImageReady, just PS Elements 4.


Is there a possible way to empty your clipboard (copy, cut, paste)? Sometimes when I'm making icons with high quality (HQ) images, my clipboard becomes full and I can't copy any more.
I use Photoshop CS3, if that makes a difference.

Thanks in advance.

Oh, and just saying, I already looked in the memories and I didn't see anything, so sorry if I looked in the wrong place or anything haha.
Megalyn Echikunwoke

KMPlayer - My caps are blurred.

Hello Everyone,

For the past three days, I've made several hundred caps in an attempt to get the clearest caps possible and nothing has worked. if someone could offer a suggestion on how I can get the clearest capture possible, I would forever be in your debt. I will post my specs, a copy of my cap and a copy of how I would like for my cap to look. Thanks in advance for everyone help

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