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« on: Mar 03, 2011 02:41 pm »

Well I don't have too many avatar related graphics, but I spent the whole day at home sick and bored so I created a few so I could at least start a topic. I'm still figuring out how to play around in pixelmator... its ability to color things is not as good as photoshop but that might just be because I haven't figured everything out yet. Tongue

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Expect more stuff soon... all these are free to be used and if someone wants something I'd be happy to help.
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« Reply #1 on: Mar 03, 2011 06:30 pm »

I actually think that these are beautiful.  They have a shine to them that is very unique.  I also adore the crispness of the coloring.  The first icon in the second row is probably my favorite.  It's very sharp, in a good way. Smiley  My only bit of advice would be to be careful about covering the screenshot too much.  Try to make the texture seem subtle.

These are stunning, though.  I can't wait to see what else you create.
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« Reply #2 on: Mar 03, 2011 09:06 pm »

Thanks for the comments. You're right, texturing the image can be really tricky. Usually I don't texture too much, but its nice to branch out every now and again. Cheesy

Again, thanks for the praise. Coloring is always what I spend the most time working on,  probably the most important aspect along with cropping. Particle Effects/Brushing usually doesn't take long.

One that I just made, that I really like:
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« Reply #3 on: Mar 03, 2011 09:28 pm »

^ Wow, I really like that Aang one.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: Mar 04, 2011 01:55 am »

hey, totally cool stuff here too! Cheesy

wow, that zuko one, the flames are really well done, whatever you used on it Tongue
same with the next one, looks shiny somehow Grin
i'd agree with atl here, i think it would look nicer with the texture lighter, but it already looks great nevertheless!
awesome coloring!
i think you're icons really stand out cuz of the great coloring and they're kinda shiny to me Cheesy

and that manip Cool
looks freaking slawesome!
i tried a flaming manip once....didn't turn out so well  Tongue
yours looks way better and realistic  Cheesy
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super awesome stuff here Grin
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« Reply #5 on: Mar 04, 2011 10:55 am »

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These are all just amazing! Grin  I love the coloring on them all!  You can get so much emotion across in just the colors.

My favorite, if I had to choose, would probably be the Moku one, for it's gorgeousness and "Nope". Cheesy  Best part of that episode, seriously.

But they're all awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: Mar 04, 2011 11:33 am »

Woah. The Nope one is awesome. I loving this stuff.
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« Reply #7 on: Mar 04, 2011 02:40 pm »

@toontow: Thanks Smiley

@guitarfreak: For the zuko one, I pretty much used the simplest technique possible. Duplicate the image, set it to overlay and then blur it a bit. After that I just put a solid color on top of it and put it on soft light. Thanks for the compliments though. Smiley

@Sensei and PAAI: Moku is the best!

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« Reply #8 on: Mar 04, 2011 08:30 pm »

Wow, I really like these! Especially this one:


Just curious, but what program do you use? Like, Photoshop, GIMP, other...?
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« Reply #9 on: Mar 04, 2011 08:43 pm »

Thanks! I love that one too.. its funny because it was probably the simplest to make!

I usually use photoshop. For stuff that doesn't require much actual editing I use pixelmator (Mac only)... and pretty much all of these were done in that program except for the Azula one, which was done in PS.

Trust me, you don't need photoshop to make good icons. Whatever program you use mostly needs: filters (good blur options are critical), blending modes! , curve editing (overlooked but powerful and simple to make either subtle or drastic changes to the coloring... the aang one you mentioned is a great example), exposure + gamma editing, color balance, gradients, layer + clipping masks, and brushes.

It really isn't all that much when you think about it. The rest is up to the creativity of the artist. If that all sounded like gibberish.. I understand. I never formally learned what many of those things actually are, I just know how and when to use them by this point Cheesy

But if you want to go more hardcore with cropping them out and creating textured backgrounds with shapes and all it is a better idea to use photoshop.

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« Reply #10 on: Mar 04, 2011 08:49 pm »

I have GIMP now, actually. I like it, and it's free and pretty easy to navigate. Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: Mar 04, 2011 08:57 pm »

The GIMP is great, once you get used to it. Tongue

Navigating Photoshop... its pretty horrible when you first get it. It took me more than a year to pretty much learn what half the things did Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: Mar 04, 2011 09:00 pm »

I had to do a school project using GIMP a year or two ago, but that was before I actually decided to learn to use it, so only one or two kids in the class could actually use it. Tongue Now I can get around pretty well with it, but I'm still a beginner.


Epic Sokka face is epic. Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: Mar 04, 2011 09:29 pm »

to the zuko one:
ah, very nice! i'll have to try that out one day Cheesy

nice dump!
i like the sokka one the best here Grin
like airbender mentioned, totally epic face, and coloring again is fantastic Cheesy
special mention for that aang icon, i think that sparkly background looks great!

can't wait to see more, i really like your stuff  Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: Mar 04, 2011 09:41 pm »

@gf That screenshot of Aang was IMPOSSIBLE to work with. The only reason I persevered is his expression is just so great, haha. The sparkly background helped a lot, but I had to really edit the exposure to make the whole thing look "alive"

Thanks everyone. Grin

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« Reply #15 on: Mar 04, 2011 09:51 pm »

Since you mentioned it, I have to say that I love playing with the curves when I edit colors. Cheesy

Anyway, I have a hard time picking favorites out of your icons, because they're all different styles from each other.  Out of these latest four I have it narrowed down to the last three, and that's probably just because I'm not a fan of Katara. Cheesy  

Great work, once again! Grin
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« Reply #16 on: Mar 05, 2011 12:43 pm »

Ooh, wow, you got some good coloring skills, here!

My favorite is this one:

I can't say much else because I must flee now. Tongue

But keep it up! =D
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« Reply #17 on: Mar 05, 2011 02:20 pm »

You great. again. Can I use this one:
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« Reply #18 on: Mar 05, 2011 02:25 pm »

Yup! All are free to take and use.
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« Reply #19 on: Mar 06, 2011 07:17 pm »

Whao! Your graphics are great! I love how you make them shine and I would like to be the first to make a request from you! Cheesy I just love the way your stuff looks!
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Other stuff: Just whatever you think looks good for both avi and sig. I really love how you have yours shinning and sparkly so somthing like that and whatever you think goes well. Cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: Mar 07, 2011 08:06 pm »

^ Yeah sure, it'll be a couple days though. Smiley

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And the monochromatic sig...
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« Reply #21 on: Mar 07, 2011 08:26 pm »

wow! you've made some great stuff. Haha, love the Sokka and Momo one  Wink
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« Reply #22 on: Mar 07, 2011 09:56 pm »

I love 1 and 2. They're so pretty, and 'darken' really worked for #2 [if that's what you used Tongue].
These are very nice icons, and I just really love the colors!
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« Reply #23 on: Mar 07, 2011 10:29 pm »

Ooh!  Dump! 

I love all those icons - the coloring's great!  My favorite would have to be the The Boulder one.  Really like the coloring, crop and screenshot. Grin

And I like the monochromatic sig, even though I'm not one for monochrome. Grin

Keep it up!
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« Reply #24 on: Mar 08, 2011 05:02 am »

awesome manip there XD
sokka and momo...sokmo? Cheesy
always, your coloring is amazing! esp on the boulder icon, way cool Cool

and very nice sig, only qualm i would have is that the line is kinda thicker in some parts and not really even, still looks good, but just saying Smiley
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