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This set was made in PS5 (on a Mac), using basically Filters and Layer Modes. The specifics may not be available in other programs or versions of Photoshop, but the general method is available to anyone.

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This icon was made in PS5 on a Mac, and uses a Curves layer.
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I'm not doing banners for this one, since unfortunately the winner of both icon and texture challenges was me (icon #5 and texture #1). I'll put tutorials up as soon as I have a chance.

I would like to invite both [livejournal.com profile] immortalje and [livejournal.com profile] wunderkind_lucy to put up a tutorial for either or both their texture sets, as I like to see how other people go about making these things.
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Many thanks to the entrants who made this into a competition instead of a display. :-)
Voting this way. )
Voting will close on Friday morning, 21st October.
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This icon was made in Photoshop CS5 on a Mac. It uses Curves, mostly.
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Congratulations to this week's winners:

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

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Phew - a respectable crop of entries in the nick of time! Thank you, everyone who submitted something.

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Voting will close on Friday morning, 7th October.

Meanwhile, a reminder that I'm hoping some of you will post images—animé and screencaps particularly welcome—that could be used in future challenges Post here if you have anything that might be suitable.
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Meanwhile, please, please send in some entries for Challenge #119. There are just two entries so far. Challenge closes tomorrow morning.
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The icon was made in PS5, but is pretty simple, mostly involving some masks, gradient map, blurring and Levels.
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Kirsten Dunst )
I will close entries and post the voting on Sunday 2nd October. Please consider that Saturday 1st, midnight your time, is the deadline for entries (though you can get away with later as long as your comment is here when I get to my computer on Sunday). Voting will stay open until the following Friday morning, and there will be a chance to discuss what you liked and didn't like about the challenge after that.

Meanwhile you still have until midnight-your-time to enter Challenge #118.
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The winner of Challenge #117 was [personal profile] pensnest.

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And now, I think I need to ask for your help. I'm obviously not doing a great job of finding images that inspire lots of you to make icon entries. I admit that I sometimes find them harder to icon than I expected to, but that's part of the challenge... isn't it?

Anyway, what I would like to do is to ask you to find an image that you think would be a good source image for a future [community profile] severalplums challenge, and post either the image, or a link to it (please make sure it's not in a locked community), in comments here. I'll use as many as I can. It doesn't matter what kind of image you come up with (caveat: no porn!), and I'd be particularly pleased to have animé and screencaps of TV shows I don't know—and, really, anything you think would be interesting to icon. A HQ image is best, if you can manage it.

I'd love to have a good bunch of images to add to my stockpile, so please, if you can, comment with something.
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ETA: Voting is now closed.

Meanwhile, Challenge #118 is open for business!
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Meanwhile you still have until midnight-your-time to enter Challenge #117. There are just three entries so far.
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Congratulations to this week's winners:

First place: [personal profile] majoline
Second place: [livejournal.com profile] sinjah

There's also a Mod's Invitation for [livejournal.com profile] dazzlme_bafflme.

Banners and instructions under the cut. )
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You have until Friday morning (2nd September) to vote, and winners will be announced on Friday.

ETA: Voting is now closed.

And don't forget to enter Challenge #117.
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Right, back to the more conventional style of challenge for this week.

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Meanwhile you still have until midnight-your-time to enter Challenge #116.
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A very, very close thing this week. Thanks to everyone who voted! Congratulations to:

First place: [livejournal.com profile] tiah15
Second place: [livejournal.com profile] callirhoe
Third place: [livejournal.com profile] quoshara

Banners under the cut. )
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Right, so the voting is done on Challenge #115, and I'll be posting results this evening, but while I do the banners, how about your thoughts on this challenge.

Did you enjoy having to find your own images? Was it a theme that you found appealing?

When it came to voting, is it harder to vote where the icons are not all derived from the same images so that you're not comparing directly? Do your personal voting criteria change, with this kind of variety available?

Other thoughts?

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