August 9th, 2009

Natasha

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I'm having a problem with screencaps. They're perfectly fine when they're huge, but when I get them down to icon size, I can't get the coloring right at all. I've tried brightening and selective color and it's driving me nuts. I can't figure out how to get more color in these things.

The picture I have is huge so I put it beneath the cut. But can someone help me? Or point me in the direction of a good tutorial?

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A query.

Can anybody tell me how to erase the background of an image so that the edges of the remaining image still look clean and smooth? Here's a picture to illustrate the look I'm going for:



I've attempted something similar in Adobe PhotoShop CS3 using the magic wand tool, but the results always come out looking sloppy and pixellated. I searched the archives for an answer to this question, but was unable to find the correct tutorial. Anybody have any recommendations? Your input is greatly appreciated!
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animation help!

Hi there! I'm trying to make an animated icon using a youtube video.
I've converted my video to a .mov file because that's all Imageready will open for me. But every time I convert it & open it in Imageready, it turns out to look like this.


Is there anyway I could make the .gif look less pixelated? Because even when I resize it to make an icon it still looks bad. So are there specific settings I should be tweaking or is it just the converter that makes it lose the quality? If so, anyone have suggestions or know of a converter where I won't lose quality?

Thanks!