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22 August 2009 @ 09:53 pm
From this  to this in 7 steps.

Uses Paint Shop Pro 9, but could possibly done in 8 and later versions.
Transferable to PS, may need some minor tweaks though as you see fit. 

Curves and color adjustment layers are used.

You can find the tutorial at my journal.
26 April 2009 @ 05:32 pm
By way of introduction, here's an example of the Photoshop-fiddling I do at night. It's the kind of picture I don't get to use on the day-job;) I hope the teasers don't freak anyone out... Does this already fall into the not-safe-for-work-category? *bites lip*

Before: After:

Let's start with getting rid of that stick-on tattoo...Collapse )
I made some goodies for my flist, feel free to grab if you want.

Icons and wallpaperCollapse )

Was this as good for you as it was for me? I love comments of all kinds!
30 April 2008 @ 05:09 pm
After a few months of inactivity here I remembered that I'd made some icons for the January challenge. I've since made a few more, so my six icons can be found here and on my journal.

The name's Bond, James BondCollapse )
25 January 2008 @ 08:38 pm
"Your challenge, should you choose to accept it" is:

1. Use screencaps (either that you find or make yourself) or download from this screencaps site. Below the cut are some examples of screencaps from screenmusings.org.

2. The focus of the challenge is James Bond himself, this gives plenty of scope.

3. Images from the opening titles are also allowed.

4. Make as many icons or banners as you like then post them on your journal or here. You can post them in several batches if you wish.

5. There is no time limit on the challenge so if you don't do anything for five months it isn't going to matter, this is just for fun.

Read more...Collapse )
23 January 2008 @ 11:30 pm
Tutorial: How to make curved icons.

The secret to curved icons is of course to make the corner curved, and to save it with a transparent background.

This is how you do itCollapse )
24 January 2008 @ 10:15 am
I'm starting the ball rolling while my brain comes up with the first challenge.

I've seen other icon makers produce icons with curved corners e.g. this one by txvoodoo

However I've yet to work out how to do it. Help and suggestions from anyone?
22 January 2008 @ 07:17 pm
1. When posting icons use your common sense and lj-cuts.

2. Please use cuts for banners and anything bigger due to their large size.

3. Any adult content e.g. in manips must be under a cut with an appropriate warning above the cut.

4. Enjoy yourself!

5. Any questions, just ask.
22 January 2008 @ 12:25 am
Tag your post accordingly, we need 2 or 3 tags from you
1. your username [mandatory]
- this is so that peole can find all the work made by one user.
2. category [optional]
- this is used if you make a NEW challenge, a NEW tutorial or if you post  a NEW "How-to-do" question.

This way people can easily find a list of all challenges, all tutorials, or browse through all the "how-to-do"s before posting a new "how-to-do"
3. the name of the content [mandatory]
this must be written on this format:
icons: mix
icons: CSI
icons: TWW
tutorial: flaming text
tutorial: sepia
how-to-do: old paper
how-to-do: making new brushes
request: banners
request: icons
challenge: iconpuzzle#3
challenge: March2009
This means, of you post a request for a banner, you should write the tags;
[username], request: banners

Or if you post icons made for CSI, your tags would be:
[username], icons: CSI

Or if you post icons made for different series, or general,  your tags would be:
[username], icons: mix
If you wonder how to use brushes in Photoshop, your tags will be:
[username], how-to-do, how-to-do: brushes
if you post a respons to a challenge, namly the March2008 challenge, your tag would be:
[username], challenge: March2008
But if you post a new challenge, that you call the fish challenge, the tags will be:
[username], challenge, challenge: fish challenge
NB - for easier search, we only use the word icon (and not avartar) in the tags.
If you have any questions please ask, and the moderators will help you tagging your post accordingly, so don't be afraid of posting even though you are not 100% sure how to tag them.