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[personal profile] timetobegin asked me how to "get unnatural or different colours to look natural [...] and blended in with the icon" and gave these examples:



[livejournal.com profile] cool_spectrum asked how I "manage to get [my] coloring to look like this:"



I use Photoshop CS4, but try to mention alternatives whenever I use PS-specific tools.


The difference between those two sets of examples is that the first set is more pastel, the second is more vibrant. But the coloring I use is pretty similar for all of them (except the Expanse icon, which is created using Gradient Maps at Normal blend mode, for which I wrote a tutorial last year).

Now for the guide, I will be using the Tahani icon as my main example. I will show steps from the other examples where they fit.

Matte Coloring Guide )

This was a lot of fun! I almost couldn't stop adding more example layers... *G*

I hope the guide is useful to you! I'll happily answer all your questions in case anything is unclear.

Challenge 62 Winners!!

Jul. 22nd, 2017 12:56 pm
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First Place: [personal profile] luminousdaze
Second Place: [personal profile] fueschgast
Third Place: [personal profile] lifeistoobrevis
Fourth Place: [personal profile] colls
Fifth Place (tie): [personal profile] naushika
Fifth Place (tie): [personal profile] green
Best Crop (tie): [personal profile] naushika
Best Crop (tie): [personal profile] timetobegin

CONGRATS EVERYONE!!!!

Reminder

Jul. 22nd, 2017 11:07 am
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Text is such a hard challenge!! Give it a shot :)
Challenge 63 in about a week!

Challenge #63: Text

Jul. 19th, 2017 01:17 pm
st_aurafina: Rainbow DNA (Default)

Current active challenges updated

Jul. 16th, 2017 12:12 pm
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I've updated the list of current challenges on DW here.

Our Ask The Maker is still running until the end of the month:



There is still lots of time (about two weeks) to ask questions or sign up as a maker. There are currently 7 makers signed up and 2 questions asked!

[personal profile] fueschgast has already finished the first requested tutorial! Yaaaay! Go check it out here.


LJ has also started their Ask The Maker, in case you want to take a look over there:


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Show us your latest creations
Share beautiful icons you found lately
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Challenge 63

Jul. 16th, 2017 03:22 pm
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Challenge Post


This weeks theme/prompt is : Text!
This week you must use text in your icon - it doesn't have to be legible


Examples:

[personal profile] ascendant_angel | [personal profile] fueschgast | [personal profile] st_aurafina | [personal profile] tree


>> create up to THREE icons based on the theme
>> you can use any fandoms, tv, cinema, comics, video games etc
>> icons are 100x100, 60kb or less
>> post your icons as a new post to this comm
>> tag with your username if you can
>> have fun!
>> icons are due 29th July approx 7pm EST
>> for further caps, check out [community profile] capshare!

Challenge 62 Voting

Jul. 16th, 2017 03:20 pm
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Please vote for this challenge's icons!
Vote on the best icons, not your favorite fandom
Vote for your top 5 & in the 1 for best cropping
Voting will end on Friday.
Please vote in the following format: 00, 00, 00, 00, 00
Order doesn't matter, votes aren't weighted.

this weeks icons )

Challenge 62

Jul. 14th, 2017 11:53 pm
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https://s19.postimg.org/hg1zdm65f/icon-that-31.png
https://s19.postimg.org/qdmpayylf/icon-that-33.png
https://s19.postimg.org/lqgn97b8j/icon-that-32.png

challenge 62: space

Jul. 14th, 2017 02:45 pm
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Space: 1999, Doctor Who x2

https://s6.postimg.org/r5ng5olj5/space1999-sandra-background_4.png
https://s6.postimg.org/anr9nb6dd/dw10x08marssurface001alts3.png
https://s6.postimg.org/azvows5q9/dwthelake-iconthatcap_1.png


Edit:
Alternate/Reject... )

Reminder

Jul. 15th, 2017 09:26 am
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Challenge 62 is due in about 24 hours!
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