[Most Recent Entries]
Below are the 6 most recent journal entries recorded in
Icon Critiques' LiveJournal:
|Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005|
|Friday, April 8th, 2005|
concrit and advice needed
Recently made my first proper icon (with layers and blending and everything! :) ). I know it's not up to scratch and I was hoping to get some pointers (I know here, text is a particular problem, but this was as good as it was gonna get with the techniques that I know about), and some concrit.
So any and all comments welcome. Thanks.
(xposted with my journal cause I'm a numpty)
Current Mood: stupid
|Monday, March 14th, 2005|
Banner Help Needed!
Guess what! I made my first practice/mock banner. Tell me what you think! I used PSP8. I struggled with the placement of 'Seattlegirl'. Have any suggestions regarding color, texture, font, general layout, etc? ( Click to see!Collapse )
|Wednesday, January 26th, 2005|
Offering up a few of mine :)
Yes well I know I said I was behind the idea of this group yet I haven't posted. Bad me. Hahaha, real life bites sometimes ...
Anyway, here are a few of mine ... (And I'm not sure if the regular rules apply of more than 3 behind a cut ?? If these should be behind a cut just smack me, I'm not entirely awake right now ...)
And I'm throwing in an Andromeda one for the heck of it. :)
These are actually the ones I'm proud of, so I'm putting what I think is my best up to see what I need to improve on. :) (However - and please, nobody take this the wrong way, this is just my personal opinion - the icons I've seen with text that's far too small to read [you know the ones - where the text just looks like a small dotted line!] are completely ... odd. *Shakes head* Must
get more sleep, vocabulary is suffering ... )Edited
- Darnit I knew I was forgetting something. For these icons I used Adobe Photoshop CS. The Lost caps came from lost-media.com and the Andromeda cap (gold portion) came from the Official Andromeda site, however the purple portion I did myself. Okay, now let's see if I have this thing right! Haha. Current Mood: cold
|Wednesday, January 5th, 2005|
Okay...I'll bite. :)
You will notice over the next couple of months, that any icons I do will be baseball related...and most likely Jason Varitek related. :) This is my fandom.
So...here's the one that I just did. It's only my second icon, and the first with any real text on the pictures...
I tried to use drop shadow on the words, but it doesn't look like I did it correctly. :(
So...what do you think?EDIT:
Going with a suggestion posted here...more like this?
I actually do like the border effect...the text seems to pop more with it. Current Mood: accomplished
|Monday, January 3rd, 2005|
Welcome to the community
Please tell all of your icon-making friends about this - I didn't want to spam too many places, and maybe word of mouth is the best to go about this, anyway. :)
Feel free to start posting, and I'm going to try to take the time to flesh out the user info for a full arsenol of resources. By the same token I do not want to reinvent the wheel -- icon_tutorial
is a -great- resource for a lot of questions you might have.
Again, welcome. And if you have any questions, comments, ideas on how to make this community better, I am definitely open to suggestion. :)