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I updated the current challenges post, and added two new challenge communities:

Current active challenges

[community profile] iconthat R58 (Blue) - May 20th - up to 3 icons every two weeks
[community profile] icontalking Activity 01 (Got Fandom?) - May 20th - 5 icons in three weeks

NEW challenges without regular deadlines

You can claim prompts/a bingo card and then make fanworks for each prompt/square:

[community profile] tic_tac_woe - apocalyptic challenge comm open for icons info post here | claim a bingo card here
[community profile] who_allsorts - claim 3/6/9/12/15/20 prompts and make Doctor Who fanworks (incl. icons)

Re: LIYM

Date: 2017-05-07 01:43 pm (UTC)
seraphina_snape: Parker from the TV show Leverage (Default)
From: [personal profile] seraphina_snape
Lovely icon! I like how the blue/turquoise background and bed sheets make Chandler and Monica stand out. And I like the texture(?) that you used for the background - it's very pretty.

Re: LIYM

Date: 2017-05-07 03:31 pm (UTC)
seraphina_snape: Parker from the TV show Leverage (Default)
From: [personal profile] seraphina_snape
I totally saved that second texture. Very pretty!

A texture collection would be good! I lost my graphics hard drive last year due to a power surge and since I didn't have a backup (because I was in the process of shuffling things around on my various external drives), I lost everything. All my screencaps (*sob*), all my resources, all my graphics. I had a large collection of psp files, scripts, bases, etc. - all gone. *sigh* I'm still rebuilding my archive of resources, too.

I think I like the idea of a resource comm where people can post brushes and textures or link/rec their favourite texture makers or brush sets. (The name icon_resources isn't taken...)

Re: LIYM

Date: 2017-05-13 03:46 pm (UTC)
seraphina_snape: Parker from the TV show Leverage (Default)
From: [personal profile] seraphina_snape
Done. Except I'm going to the cinema today, so creating the community is literally all I've done so far. I'll work on it tomorrow and then let you know when it's ready to go.

Thanks for those links! I definitely know where I'll promote it once it's up and running. *g*

Have you tried DeviantArt? That's about the only site I know for that kind of thing and it's been around forever. You can upload files with a preview image (that you can upload yourself) as the "cover". DeviantArt is where I got 80% of my textures before tumblr (and even then a lot of people link to their DA account).

Re: LIYM

Date: 2017-05-13 03:57 pm (UTC)
seraphina_snape: Parker from the TV show Leverage (Default)
From: [personal profile] seraphina_snape
:D

I will!

It's free to make an account. I have never used it to upload stuff, so I don't know what kind of limitations are on it, but I'm sure for the occasional texture upload it's fine. *g*

Re: LIYM

Date: 2017-05-07 01:41 pm (UTC)
seraphina_snape: Parker from the TV show Leverage (Default)
From: [personal profile] seraphina_snape
for my historamedy365 icons:



Concrit is okay with me.

Edit: oops, I lied. Now it's the last icon I made.
Edited Date: 2017-05-07 01:44 pm (UTC)

Re: LIYM

Date: 2017-05-07 03:37 pm (UTC)
seraphina_snape: Parker from the TV show Leverage (Default)
From: [personal profile] seraphina_snape
:D I've been making a lot of Librarian icons because it's my historamedy365 claim. Soon there will be Donna Noble icons because she's my claim for this month' character20n20. *g*

(Thanks!)

You're right about the sharpness - I always have trouble with it. Too sharp, too soft - sometimes I have trouble seeing the difference. It looks different in my graphics program, on imgur and on the DW page, so I'm never quite sure if I've got it right!

Well, there's the soften brush in PSP which I sometimes use to even out the lines of people's arms/backs/faces - but you have to be careful with that because it can end up being too much.

"Refine edge"? Is that something like "smooth resize" in PaintShopPro? I have several options when resizing the pic, and I usually go for smooth resize because it reduces pixelation when you resize a really large cap to a 100x100 icon.

Re: LIYM

Date: 2017-05-07 04:36 pm (UTC)
seraphina_snape: Parker from the TV show Leverage (Default)
From: [personal profile] seraphina_snape
Yup! I've never used anything else. I did try GIMP but couldn't really get it too work. Too set in my ways after using PSP for over a decade, I think.

Most functions are available in both, so I think I'll poke around a little and see if I can find it. I do know how I can extend or contract a selection and how to feather/unfeather it, so I'm sure there's more to find.

*sigh* Why does it have to be so difficult to get it just right?

ow I just do it so it looks right on my screen in PS while I make the icon. If it looks bad on another monitor, well. Tough luck. :)

That's a good attitude! Ultimately it's always a matter of taste, so you can't please everybody anyway. And if it's a technical issue that's causing the difference - well, nothing you can do about it.

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