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09 February 2010 @ 12:18 am
Round 2 - GaGa20in20  
My GaGa icons for round 2 at gaga20in20


Teaser:





THEMES
close-up
dance
disco stick
far away
glamourous
red
rotate
sunglasses
vibrant
white


"BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY"
category 1
category 2
category 3
category 4
category 5


5 ARTIST'S CHOICE
artist's choice 1
artist's choice 2
artist's choice 3
artist's choice 4
artist's choice 5


Others/Variations:
 
 
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
 
 
 
littletootall on February 9th, 2010 06:22 am (UTC)
Let's just say, you three can all make better icons than I could ever imagine. Could you guys do some tutorials for me? Pretty pwease? :3
They can't scare me, if I scare them first. Xloscabos on February 9th, 2010 06:24 am (UTC)
Aww its a lot easier than it looks bb. Your best bet is downloading a .psd of a icon then just dissecting it and tuning off layers to see what does what. I could upload a couple of my psd's if you want.
littletootall on February 9th, 2010 06:27 am (UTC)
just show me anything, im all ears for learning.
They can't scare me, if I scare them first. Xloscabos on February 9th, 2010 06:32 am (UTC)
Ok ill start at the beggining, you know anything about using layers and the blending modes/opacitys for layers?
littletootall on February 9th, 2010 06:36 am (UTC)
Yep, i do.
They can't scare me, if I scare them first. Xloscabos on February 9th, 2010 06:48 am (UTC)
Ok well heres a psd of one of the icons I made that's a good example of how textures work

http://www.mediafire.com/?jm0d2j5jlww

and heres ones of only fill layers and adjustment layers

http://www.mediafire.com/?wqimnw0m1ga

thse should give you a good idea of how theyre used and you can get textures from 100x100textures and im not sure where to get psds from for coloring since I usually jsut do my own
They can't scare me, if I scare them first. Xloscabos on February 9th, 2010 06:59 am (UTC)
actually heres a better texture one

http://www.mediafire.com/?ngqyv2z3wzo

I didnt erase half the textures on that one lmfao. In a way you have Tyler to thank for this, he showed me how to do about 3/4s of the sutff I know about making icons now, or dissecting his psd's did anyways lol
fbi_womanfbi_woman on February 9th, 2010 06:25 am (UTC)
I don't even know what I'm doing half the time lol. I just crop, slap on some colourings i do often lol and maybe add a texture.
littletootall on February 9th, 2010 06:26 am (UTC)
But, how about a tutorial for the colouring you do and/or the texturing?
fbi_womanfbi_woman on February 9th, 2010 06:28 am (UTC)
most of my base colourings and colouring techniques i learned are from icon_tutorial lol. once you start using them it gets easy to figure out what layers you need and what works for what pics. and most of my textures are from deviantart. I'm not as original as I appear lol.

Edited at 2010-02-09 06:29 am (UTC)
They can't scare me, if I scare them first. Xloscabos on February 9th, 2010 06:33 am (UTC)
I usually do all the colorings from scratch lol, part of why it tok me like 4 days to make enough icons for 20in20 and I get all my textures from

http://community.livejournal.com/100x100textures/
fbi_womanfbi_woman on February 9th, 2010 06:36 am (UTC)
I do some of mine from scratch now, but I started with psds from there. Depends on how much time I have now lol. I usually just correct the colouring to work with one of my fav psds. But in the summer when I don't have school, I'll spend more time on doing my own.
littletootall on February 9th, 2010 06:38 am (UTC)
Thank you
fbi_womanfbi_woman on February 9th, 2010 06:38 am (UTC)
I'm good at cropping, but the rest I seriously don't know how I do anything lol. I just keep adding stuff until it looks okay rofl.
They can't scare me, if I scare them first. Xloscabos on February 9th, 2010 06:49 am (UTC)
lmao you summed up my method of icon making right there, I seem to have a fairly good eye for cropping then I just slap effects on till something works xD