October 24th, 2009

Wonder Woman

Layer masks - program - PSP X

 Hi,

I've been searching for a comprehensive tutorial explaining the use layer masks in icon - making for the past few days but I have been unable to find one and it's driving me nuts. I looked in the archives but the few mems I found there only confused me all the more. I know what they do but what I dont know is how to use them. And I want to learn!

Could anyone please point me to a good tutorial that explains layer masks and how to use them with specific regard to icon - making. 

I use Paint Shop Pro X.

Thanks. :)
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Photoshop Problem/Question

I use Adobe Photoshop CS2 (and this has happened when I used Photoshop 6 too). Lately it's been bugging me a lot because I keep seeing this and I don't know how to fix it.

When you guys make icons, do you use the crop function or marquee tool? I have always used the marquee tool and I've encountered this problem. I would make my selection, resize it to 100x100, then the outer 1px are all lighter. This shows up/is really noticable when it's against a dark background.

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I guess I'm asking if anyone else has encoutered this and is there a way to fix it? Newer version of Photoshop? Just stick to using the cropping tool?