Marvel ---> LokiFrameGreen

Returning and opening!

I'm back from Hiatus! :) At least that is, Semi-back. :) The Christmas season is a special and busy time and therefore I'm not around LJ that much, so, though I am back, I'm not very active.

I've also like to announced the official opening of my graphics community time_of_dragons! There is a Christmas request post open right now, and I hope you'll enjoy looking around! No obligations of course! I just wanted to let you know that is where most of my graphics shall be going now; I do hope that is alright. :)

I hope all you, my friends, are so far having a wonderful December. A Merry Christmas to you all, and lots of love. :)
Marvel ---> LokiFrameGreen

Hiatus

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I'm taking a hiatus for the month of November. You might see me around a few communities where I'm needed, but otherwise I'll probably be gone. If you want to reach me feel free to message me, and I'll get back to you ASAP. :) I should be back around December;  love you all. :)

A Side Note: When I get back I'll unveil my graphics community which I am in the process of setting up. :D
Marvel ---> LokiFrameGreen

Random Quiz Results




You Are Charming



You're by no means generic or ordinary. In fact, you're one of the most original people around.

You are charming in a steady, subtle, and thoughtful way. Your charms are effective, but they take time.



You are content and happy-go-lucky. You believe that life is truly sweet.

You can't help but be keenly aware of the environment around you. You are attentive and perceptive.

Marvel ---> LokiFrameGreen

Poll - Graphics Community Names

Hi all my dear friends. :) I pretty serious about creating a graphics com for myself, but I need help with titles. Loveinthetimeofdragons, the one I was really set on, is too long. So, I need abit of help with a name. I have a few suggestions from the kind needtakehave and I've put these in a poll along with a couple of my creations. so, I'd be much obliged if you could vote, and you could even tell me why you like a particular name in the comments; that would be lovely!

Poll #1777715 Graphics Com Names

Here are the names:

timesofthedragons
0(0.0%)
timeofdragons
5(62.5%)
hopeless_fantasy
1(12.5%)
sapphire_eyes
2(25.0%)

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    lonely lonely
Marvel ---> LokiFrameGreen

20 Tangled Graphics And Misc.

Here are 20 assorted Disney Tangled graphics I finished yesterday. Nope, they are for no claim or challenge, I just thought they would be fun to put together. And I also made 2 signatures (300x100. For forums and such) with a random quote. :)

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3 Tutorials - Did I probably fail epicly? Oh yes. XD

3 tutorials here for landofart challenge #26 - Riddle Tutorial Me This. Should I have had these done earlier, instead of diving in last minute? Yes, but, I find tutorials SO hard to do, that's why I procrastinated. Anyway, check 'em out. Tell me if they are helpful at all.

Intermediate Level Tutorial - Black & White and Lightening - Made with Photoshop CS5; May or may not be translatable to Gimp and other Photoshop Versions. Requested by notashamed. (I know you requested 3, but this might be the only one I'll be able to do. :( So  sorry! )

Start out with your base image. I'm working with an HQ, promotional picture of Susan Pevensie from the Chronicles of Narnia. Crop/Scale it down to your desired size; in this case, 100x100. I picked the crop for this one to allow text.

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Then you are going to want to Desaturate your image. Image ---> Adjustments ---> Desaturate.



Now, you are going to want to add a Levels Layer and set it to Auto.  Layer - New Adjustment Layer - Levels. See screen cap below.




This doesn't seem to do much, but it's probably going to help you out in the long run with your lighting and such. Now, you are going to Duplicate your Base Layer. (Right Click on your Layer that is your image. Duplicate Layer.)

Set this new layer to Softlight - 100%. Your image is now a bit darker/bolder. Definitely an important step.

Now, you are going to add this texture by innocent_lexys - . You are going to Desaturate it. (Image ---> Adjustments ---> Desaturate. Same as before.) And set it also to Softlight at 100%.

Duplicate your Base Layer again, and set it to Softlight -100%, again. Duplicate your base layer for the third time, and set it this time to Screen - 22%. 


Your image now should look something like this:



Now it's time to add this texture by (?) - Simply set it to Softlight -100%

Duplicate your base layer again, set it to Softlight -100%. Duplicate your base layer another time and set it to Screen - 69%. Make sure your Screen Layers are ABOVE your Softlight Layers in the Layers Menu. Screencap Below:



Your icon looks something like this:



Now you are going to add your text. Take this texture by (?) - and set it to Screen - 100%. Move it down just a hair so it's not in her face. Now your done:

New one:


Original:
 

Close enough? I hope so! :D
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