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Old November 11th, 2007, 12:38 am
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Spilledsoda, I love the Lucus one, I don't remember seeing it last week and the Weasly Sweater is hilarious.


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Old November 11th, 2007, 2:18 pm
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Well I've critiqued so now it's my turn for some feed back. Just the one for now. Lay it on me!



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Old November 11th, 2007, 4:45 pm
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Well I've critiqued so now it's my turn for some feed back. Just the one for now. Lay it on me!

Hmmm unusual to use a round crop, but what is it acutally showing, I can't make it out. It just looks like a lot of bright nice colours on one spot.


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Old November 11th, 2007, 5:01 pm
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hmmm? Perhaps toning down the brightness will help you see it better? It's actually the durmstrang ship chapter art...I was definately going for shiny not glare. Thanks, Ten!


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Old November 11th, 2007, 5:10 pm
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Well I've critiqued so now it's my turn for some feed back. Just the one for now. Lay it on me!

Oh, yea I see it now. Maybe if you outlined the ship in a darker color so that it stood out more you wouldn't have to adjust the brightness too much. I really have to work on .png's it's so fun to see unique shapes!


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Well I've critiqued so now it's my turn for some feed back. Just the one for now. Lay it on me!

Maybe if you'd tone down the shiny colours a little, and add a new layer set to Multiply, the ship would be more recognizable.


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Old November 11th, 2007, 6:22 pm
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I updated my icon. I did use multiply. The ship is much clearer but now I need to fuss with the brightness a bit. Maybe a soft outer glow. But I really appreciate the feed back. The multiply technique is so cool..I'll have to add it to my personal arsenal and practice with it ALOT.

As to the unusual shape...it was a new tool I found in Photoshop that I just HAD to play with...

Thanks again! You're the best guys!


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Old November 11th, 2007, 7:11 pm
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Wow! This has taken off with a bang. I'm glad it's doing so well. I hope to pop in some time with either my 2 cents or some images for feedback. Great going folks.

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Old November 11th, 2007, 10:52 pm
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I feel like pointing it out somewhere. But when people use small text, really small text in their work, then it is NOT supposed to be readable. That's the sense of tiny text. When you use random words and people can still read it then you are doing something wrong.


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Old November 11th, 2007, 10:55 pm
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thank you tenshi

flimseycauldron, it looks loads better now. I'd suggest to try out an outline around the ship in black just to set it off (one or two pixels should be plenty). I don't know how it will look, but I think it's worth trying .

kala Thanks for your comments. I have a really hard time trying out new or weird things, but I love when other people do it!


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I whole heartedly agree, Tenshi! It drives me bonkers when people don't grasp that.


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Old November 12th, 2007, 12:21 am
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It only bothers me when it's somewhere in the middle...when it's hard to tell whether it's supposed to be tiny text or real text. It's kind of small and hard to read but not quite "standard" looking and small enough to be tiny text.
I'd never vote for somebody just for that, just the ambiguity that bugs me.


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yes, text should either be clear or completely unreadable. Also, some fonts don't lend themselves to tiny text as well - it depends how it turns out.


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Old November 12th, 2007, 12:26 am
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yes, text should either be clear or completely unreadable. Also, some fonts don't lend themselves to tiny text as well - it depends how it turns out.
Agreed. Or, in some cases, a little bit of both -- such as a readable word over tinytext. It all depends on the icon.


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Ok something to criticize on my work?

HP:

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Non HP:
6. 7. 8. 9. 10.


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Old November 12th, 2007, 2:36 am
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To Tenshi:
Your icons are pretty amazing overall. You do an especially good job with textures, which is something I stink at overall. I'm also impressed with how you manage to use such small images.

Numbers 2 and 7 I think are just a little too dark. #4 I find a little confusing, and it wouldn't make sense to anyone who wasn't very familiar with HP. Also, the last icon doesn't really need a border in my opinion.

I really only have these few nitpicky things to say because overall your style is really very good and I don't really have any general critiques for that.


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1. This is really nice, love the concept. The text in the corner is kind of random, though.
thanks, the text on the first one actually says "rebellion" which I thought fit the mood, I agree that it might look less cluttered without it.

for yours:
001. I love the coloring and idea, but I think if you brought his face further into the center of the icon the blacked out eyes would be more recognizable.
002. as everybody's said, great idea, cool coloring (maybe a tad too bright), but I absolutely love it!
003. I really like the effect on his face and hair! but I don't know about the reddishness on the right with the heart maybe it's just my basic dislike of Pattinson pretty color scheme.
004. I'm all for using unique pics so it's just a bit bright, it looks overexposed, which I guess was the idea.
005. I really love this! nothing bad to say--very pretty

001. I don't really get this one The color effects are interesting, but the duplication and Snape head at the bottome I don't get. (that's one of my fave fonts though-Welsy or Weltor or something I think it's called.)
002. I remember when you did this for the graphics contest. Very creative. Must say it's the best flobberworm signature I've seen.


Tenshi, what can I say? You have like a style arsenal! I can never pick yours out because they're always really different, and you never have 'lazy' looking icons. I almost always adore your stuff, so the below is just based on my own preferences really, which I doubt is very helpful but...anyway.
1. I really don't like the color peach, but other than that it's fantastic--it definitely fits the character! very nice cropping.
4. It's hard to tell what the background is, but is all very mysterious looking.
6. Idea is great, but it looks like a regular kitchen broom which kinda takes away from the "witchiness"

I love 3 and 5--the effects seem very subtle (not at all overpowering as those kind of effects are sometimes) yet really effective.


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Old November 12th, 2007, 5:31 pm
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I was really bored today, so I decided to go back to one of my old icons, find the base, and see if I could make a better icon. Result:

Base: http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l9...lueHarry-1.jpg

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Old November 12th, 2007, 5:37 pm
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Ok thanks for the replies on mine!
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It is much better now. The icon has a better quality and isn't so grainy like the first one. It's a bit too dark though.


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Old November 12th, 2007, 5:48 pm
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I disagree with Tenshi, Everlore. I don't think it is too dark, over all, but, rather, a little off balance. Is it possible to maybe move the small inset to the upper left corner?


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