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21 September 2008 @ 07:50 pm
Experimental Icons  
First off, let me just say, that I am a certified iconaholic (is that a word?) <3! I love icons and admire those who make them. Today I was experimenting and trying my hand at creating some of my own. I have never been very good at this sort of thing so I've been checking out the tutorials and giving it a go. I fell in love with these new photos of Michael Shanks and there were some lovely photos of David Thewlis from the San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain, and a couple of new Remus Lupin photos that I had to use as well :). I've only created these six so far.

I would love some feedback as I have no idea how good or bad these are :/. If you like them, please feel free to take them as long as you credit me! And if anyone out there actually likes these and would be interested in more, please let me know :D.


Thewlis Rox
Michael Shanks Online

Erin: Frodo: Shirebjtp on September 22nd, 2008 09:09 am (UTC)
Those are great! Hmm. Perhaps you could try bringing out the colours in the icons next time? The colour of their eyes, improving their skin tone, etc.? There are plenty of tutorials on 'selective colouring' in Photoshop, but I could link you to some if you're lost! :)
Kristin: Lupin- HBPkristypadalecki on September 22nd, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your comments. Any links you'd like to share would be greatly appreciated :)
Erin: Frodo: Moriabjtp on September 22nd, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
No probs.

Here is a very expansive guide on how to colour different icons;


And here's one to show you how to bring out the colours that are already there;


Just an example of a heavier colouring;


I hope some of those help! :)
Kristin: David- Blackpool's Finest :Dkristypadalecki on September 23rd, 2008 03:49 am (UTC)
Thanks for all the links, I will definitely take a look at them and practice some more :D!
Kristin: David- Omenkristypadalecki on October 3rd, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
I think I've decided that I have absolutely no talent when it comes to manipulating icons :(. I checked out all those tutorials and others and no matter how hard I try, I just can't get my version to come out the way it's supposed to *cries*. I guess I will leave the fancy stuff to the pros and stick to making basic bases- if I ever attempt icons again!

Edited at 2008-10-03 08:37 pm (UTC)