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This is way late and I am pressed for time today, but I thought that's better than nothing, and it's a very simple icon anyway.

I use GIMP 2.6. Unfortunately, GIMP doesn't save the history.

As a reference, this was the finished icon:



The tutorial )
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Sorry about the late announcement, everyone—my internet has been very gluey for the last three hours.

Congratulations to the winners:

First place: [personal profile] yvi
Second place: [livejournal.com profile] tiah15

Banners and instructions under the cut. )
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Congratulations to the winners of the textures challenge:

First place: [livejournal.com profile] wunderkind_lucy
Second place: [personal profile] pensnest

Banners and instructions under the cut )
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I'm taking it on faith that there are still people out there interested in doing this challenge, so here's the next one.

Read more... )

Meanwhile you still have all of today in which to post your entries for Challenge #107 (Christina Aguilera) and Challenge #108 (Textures). Don't forget!
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Thanks to my Resident Expert's habit of keeping Stuff in the loft, I have a new graphics card and consequently can see the screen on the Big Computer. So a big thank-you to the people who volunteered to make banners, but I didn't need you after all.

Congratulations to:

First place: [livejournal.com profile] enjirux
Second Places: [livejournal.com profile] wunderkind_lucy There was actually a *tie*, but most conveniently, the two icons were both made by the same entrant, who also gets the Mod's Invitation—you may pick whichever icon you think will make a more interesting tutorial.

Banners and instructions under the cut. )
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As explained in Challenge #107, I won't be around to do the regular weekly challenge for a little while, so you're getting extra.

This one's a Textures Challenge. )

Meanwhile you still have until midnight tonight to enter Challenge #106.
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I'm going to be somewhat out of range for organising voting and posting challenges for a little while, so I'm going to put up Bigger Challenges and give you more time to complete them. Normal service will resume when I get back!

Here's Challenge #107: Christina Aguilera )
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The Winner's Tutorial for Challenge #103 by [livejournal.com profile] tiah15 is here on the LJ community.
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While I was doing the banner, I thought I might as well investigate the icon, so here's the tutorial. Icon was made in PS CS5 on a Mac, uses gradient and gradient maps.

Read more... )
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Thank you to everyone who voted, the winner was

[personal profile] pensnest
Banner under cut )
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There aren't many entries this week, but I prefer to get the voting done and the challenge completed rather than extending it, if possible. So...
Read more... )
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Read more... )
Meanwhile you still have until midnight tonight to enter Challenge 104
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Congratulations to this week's winners,

First place: [livejournal.com profile] tiah15
Second place: [personal profile] pensnest
Mod's invitation goes to [personal profile] yvi, because I like the ghostliness.

Banners and instructions under the cut. )
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Congratulations to the winners of an *extremely* close contest:

First place: [personal profile] stripped
Second place: [personal profile] draigwen

Thank you, everyone who voted!

Banners and instructions under the cut. )

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