April 25th, 2009



So, I'm completely lost on this and would love some opinions.
I need to make some icons from generally darker pictures, but I can't really find cool effects that look good. So I'm open to suggestions.
Here's a sample picture from the set I want to use:

Any help is appreciated. I use Photoshop. Btw, you all do amazing work here! :)
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tutorial #4 by JE

Well, I once again won at severalplums and this is my tutorial for the winning icon. It was actually due last weekend and was posted there at the time... I just didn't have enough time to post it elsewhere until today.

The icon was made in Photoshop CS3 and uses Levels, Curves and Brightness/Contrast layers.

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esspresso cups

Help... please

My first post here. I know I saw something about the problem I'm having, but I've looked back to February and still haven't found it, so I'm hoping someone will know exactly what I'm talking about. I use PS7 and while making an icon, all of a sudden I have two small squares in the top left corner. One with the number 01 and the other with some small symbol that I really can't make out. This probably has nothing to do with anything, but when I noticed it, I had chosen the cut tool by mistake and had then clicked the brush tool and after using the brush is when I saw the squares.

Can someone tell me what I've done and/or how to correct it. Will it show up on my finished icon. When looking at the navigation pane, they do not show up. Sorry if this is a silly and obvious question, but it's the first time this has happened. Thanks in advance for any help!!

ETA: problem solved - thank you!