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Jan-Feb Icons

After a rousing round of CAPSLOCK!SQUEE with sean_montgomery, I decided to post my 2009 icon progress. I've been able to learn a lot this month using textures, animation and now brushes. I want to share!

These are roughly in order of creation (all made with GIMP), up to today:

1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20
21


These are freely gankable, with credit, if you would actually want one! (Oops, #16 was slightly too big, so I fixed it, but it's a little pixelated. Oh well...)

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htbthomas
Feb. 9th, 2009 04:16 am (UTC)
Yay! I made #17 for someeone at the sheldon_penny comm, and it's awesome someone else wants it!

I didn't use a tutorial on that. What I did was carefully erase all the background except for the person's body, then added a texture overtop. Then I changed the opacity to where I could see the person underneath it and carefully erased all the texture over the person.

If that didn't make sense, I can try to make a tutorial myself! That might be fun. :)
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htbthomas
Feb. 9th, 2009 04:29 am (UTC)
Re: /threadjack
I used the eraser tool with a fuzzy circle and/or a fuzzy brush (the sandstorm one? don't have the program up) and blowing up the image 200-400% to see it better. I haven't tried to use fuzzy select yet...
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htbthomas
Feb. 9th, 2009 05:18 am (UTC)
Re: /threadjack
OO, OMGosh that made this so much faster!



*clappyhands*
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htbthomas
Feb. 9th, 2009 05:37 am (UTC)
Re: /threadjack
Absolutely wonderful! And thanks!
autumnrae89
Feb. 10th, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)
Re: /threadjack
A tutorial would be lovely. With pretty pictures please? Or do you have a sort of recommendation list that would be worth looking at?
htbthomas
Feb. 10th, 2009 02:37 am (UTC)
Re: /threadjack
OKAY!

I sort of started out with this tutorial - it's for PS, but I was able to translate it:

http://community.livejournal.com/starlit_grphcs/16307.html

However, I will do my own and post it whenever I can! :)
htbthomas
Feb. 10th, 2009 02:41 am (UTC)
Re: /threadjack
Oh, and perhaps you could give me an image to use, and a texture you want?
autumnrae89
Feb. 10th, 2009 02:48 am (UTC)
Re: /threadjack
I couldn't find the exact texture I used but I have a cap for you.

Photobucket

I've originally been setting the cap to alpha #000000 and then overlaying it on to the texture that way. Like this - Photobucket but it's a little too light for me, if you know what I mean.
htbthomas
Feb. 10th, 2009 03:12 am (UTC)
Re: /threadjack
So are you trying to erase the background for that icon, or just make the texture more rich? Do you also have any texture that is semi similar I could use?
autumnrae89
Feb. 10th, 2009 03:17 am (UTC)
Re: /threadjack
Well originally I was trying to make the texture stronger but it tends to make (in this example) Lois more orange. I found the texture I used > Photobucket

But I want to know how you'd put Lois on to a texture like this > Photobucket
htbthomas
Feb. 10th, 2009 03:29 am (UTC)
Re: /threadjack
Okay! I'll give that a go asap. Who should I credit for the textures?
autumnrae89
Feb. 10th, 2009 03:31 am (UTC)
Re: /threadjack
They're both by cdg :) Thanks so much.
WHOOPS! - htbthomas - Feb. 10th, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: /threadjack - htbthomas - Feb. 11th, 2009 01:04 am (UTC) - Expand

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