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Icons: There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb

December 10th, 2003 (10:42 am)
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Current Mood: thirsty
Current Song: Wish We Never Met by Kathleen Wilhoite



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Posted by: i might be barely breathing, but i'm not dead. (bentfire)
Posted at: December 10th, 2003 11:05 am (UTC)
frozen // piper // edgeof17designs

I love the way you did the first one. :D

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: December 10th, 2003 11:16 am (UTC)

Thank you. That was a fun one.

Posted by: stef (daisyxrain)
Posted at: December 10th, 2003 11:36 am (UTC)

They are all beautiful. I must have #1, 3 and 9. I'll either use with this LJ or the new one and will credit as always.

I have a question for ya regarding the lines on #8, and the others that you do with that particular effect. How do you do it in Photoshop? I can't figure it out. There's an effect you can just click on in PSP, but I can't do it in Photoshop.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: December 10th, 2003 12:15 pm (UTC)

Thank you. I experimented with a few faraway shots, but tossed those. I really prefer closely cropped images, especially when they capture a reaction.

I created the lines myself in PhotoShop. If you want a stark contrast, make the lines alternate between black and white. For a softer look, try alternating shades of gray. Then play with the line layer's effects: Screen, Soft Light, Hard Light, et al. You can also play with the order of layers, if you would prefer to sandwich the lines between two layers of the same image with different effects.

Posted by: stef (daisyxrain)
Posted at: December 10th, 2003 12:38 pm (UTC)
Marshall _jems_

I hear you on the close up shots.

Thanks for the tip. I've been wondering that for some time and just kept forgetting to ask you. I'll probably be experimenting with that soon because I'm currently revamping my BTVS: The Wish icons that have text. I finally learned how to do nifty text effects, so I'm changing them to look a wee bit spiffier.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: December 10th, 2003 12:48 pm (UTC)

You are welcome. You can also play with making them vertical, horizontal, or diagonal; diffusing or blurring the lines; and using more than two colors for the stripes.

Posted by: stef (daisyxrain)
Posted at: December 10th, 2003 12:56 pm (UTC)
_jems_

Thanks so much. I'll definitely be giving it a try.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: December 10th, 2003 01:30 pm (UTC)

You are welcome.

Posted by: Becky (americus_)
Posted at: December 10th, 2003 11:53 am (UTC)

Sharing the first cordy one and the last cordy one. i love what you did to the first one as well.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: December 10th, 2003 12:05 pm (UTC)

Hey there, americus. Take care of the princess.

Posted by: shimelle (glittertastic)
Posted at: December 10th, 2003 12:49 pm (UTC)
queen // crazy_perfume

adoring the princess one. :) snagging, crediting, thanking muchly! :)
wheeee!
.xx.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: December 10th, 2003 01:32 pm (UTC)

Enjoy the royalty.

Posted by: firesparkle (firesparkle)
Posted at: December 10th, 2003 07:09 pm (UTC)

Snagiing 3 and 9. Thanks!!!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: December 10th, 2003 07:31 pm (UTC)

You are welcome. I'm pleased that folks are enjoying the Princess icon.

Posted by: Anna (niennah)
Posted at: December 11th, 2003 04:26 am (UTC)
tara's back - anna

Ooh, gorgeous effects. Love the colour on the first three especially. ^_^

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: December 11th, 2003 07:41 pm (UTC)

Thank you! I like antique and soft colours a great deal.

Posted by: I THINK THIS IS A METAPHOR. (austen)
Posted at: February 16th, 2004 10:24 am (UTC)
a part of you now

Taking #3. Will credit. :) These are really beautiful.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: February 16th, 2004 07:48 pm (UTC)

Thank you! I am very pleased with how that batch turned out.

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