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This is my first group of Icons for Thirty Eight Minutes.  The second batch is mainly Sheppard and should be posted soon.  I have posted three icons from this group in larger size.  They are all up for grabs.  Please  Enjoy.

Carson Against Blue 104Carson Against Blue 104

Rodney Soft Focus 104Rodney Soft Focus 104

John Close-up 104John Close-up 104

Atlantis City From Distance 104Atlantis City From Distance 104

Carson Close-up 104Carson Close-up 104

Elizabeth Soft Focus 104Elizabeth Soft Focus 104

Elizabeth Against Architectural Background 104Elizabeth Against Architectural Background 104

Elizabeth Larger Against Arch. Background 104Elizabeth Larger Against Arch. Background 104

Elizabeth in Circle 104Elizabeth in Circle 104

Elizabeth Against Stained Glass 104Elizabeth Against Stained Glass 104

Ford Against Blue Foliage 104Ford Against Blue Foliage 104

Ford in Blue SquareFord in Blue Square

Ford Close-up 104Ford Close-up 104

Jumper Stuck 104Jumper Stuck 104

Teyla Saving John 104Teyla Saving John 104

Kavanaugh being Kavanaugh 104Kavanaugh being Kavanaugh 104

Kavanaugh Larger 104Kavanaugh Larger 104

John with Bug 104John with Bug 104

John with Field Glasses 104John with Field Glasses 104

Teyla Profile 104Teyla Profile 104

Teyla, What? Expression 104Teyla, What? Expression 104

Teyla Pensive 104Teyla Pensive 104

John Recovering 104John Recovering 104

Blue John 104Blue John 104

John with Weapon, Purple Box 104John with Weapon, Purple Box 104



Strong work!!!

Date: 2009-10-04 03:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] momcat09.livejournal.com
Wow, these are nice!!

BTW.. couple things I noticed playing w/ PhotoShop Elements... try making a duplicate layer, then turn off visibility for the actual background (original) image.. that way you can get the transparency for whatever bakground you'd like to use. If you have a relatively uncomplicated background to remove that is VERY different from what you wanna keep, that magic eraser can be a big help. Sometimes it helps to use the blur brush to blend in a bit, but that only works if your new background is a bright color or not very much darker than your image, otherwise you might get kind of a haze around the image.
Edited Date: 2009-10-04 03:48 am (UTC)

Re: Strong work!!!

Date: 2009-10-04 09:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sporangia.livejournal.com
Thanks. I like your new icon too. It looks great with my color scheme. Is that Buckley? May I steal it? I think I'm going to give the first one I stole from you a make-over, a kind of 'Pimp-my-Icon' treatment.

I have been using the blur brush and the burn and dodge tools extensively. They aren't all that different from their dark room counter parts. Design theory works the same, which is very comforting. And photoshop allows for easy experimentation, especially with colors. I take my time finding the shade I want, just a slight variation can make an image really pop.

I will try your suggestion tomorrow. My next area of experimentation is going to be color gradients. Which is why I need to solve the problem we were talking about at 'Mexico Lindo.' I've been putting off learning how to use masks, but I can already see how useful they are going to be. Maybe I should actually consider reading the manual you gave me. I also want to experiment with various diaphanous effects. But that is for another day.

Thanks for all the help and encouragement.

Re: Strong work!!!

Date: 2009-10-05 05:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] momcat09.livejournal.com
No, that's Loki... did't see why you should have all the fun, LOL!!

Glad you like it... I take it you noticed the interesting collection of backgrounds in PhotoShop Elements?
(You get more of 'em if you buy the thing & register it...) I did that blurring thing w/ the edges that I was telling you about... works best if you don't have very much lighter or darker tones in the background.

Oh, yeah, try playing with transparency in your layers.. you can get some very cool effects that way!

Manual... D'you have my old Photoshop text?? Was wondering where it had gone to..!

Still not sure what to tell you re the brush indicator colors... my best thought says to check in Preferences.. but I'm always hesitant to switch stuff around there, as it tends to wanna stay that way well past when you needed it..

Edited Date: 2009-10-05 05:10 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2009-10-05 08:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vala3.livejournal.com
Very nice work there. Of course I grabbed the two of Carson. The ones of Elizabeth in the circle and the one with the arch are great too, as is the Ford close up. The one of Rodney is nice as well. Talk with you soon.

Very Nice Icon work!!

Date: 2009-10-11 07:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elemgi.livejournal.com
Belatedly, I am taking the John & Teyla , 104 and Blue John from this group. Why yes, I am procrastinating :), I had a frustrating week and am packing only slowly as a consequence. Very typical, and I am really, really looking forward to this vacation.

Very Nice Icon Work!!

Date: 2009-10-11 08:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elemgi.livejournal.com
I am, belatedly, taking Blue John104 and Teyla saving John from this group. You are doing excellent work. Why yes, I am procrastinating :), I had an entirely frustrating week and am looking so forward to this vacation. Cats are vetted, car is ready to go, I am 25% packed- totally typical of me at this point. See you tonight.!!


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