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20 May 2008 @ 11:41 am
It's about time I just scrapped our old ones and redid this shit, and especially since a lot of changes have happened since...forever. To anyone who used to be affiliates with iconsmex and are still interested in affiliating, just apply to be affiliated again, and sorry if this causes massive troubles or anything.

1. Comment here if you're interested in affiliating.
2. Please provide 3 sample icons you'd like to be displayed. If you have more than 3 members in your community, just provide one sample icon of each member.
3. Only personal icon journals/communities will be friended. That is, no fandom or general icon communities, sorry!
4. We are picky people, so if your graphics don't meet our standards, I'm sorry to say that we won't affiliate with you. No hard feelings ♥
5. All comments are screened.

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19 May 2008 @ 11:04 pm
Okay, time to 'fess up a bit.

I've been talking to monochroma about this, and the truth is, I feel that it's my time to leave this community. To be honest, this was supposed to happen earlier, but well, a lot of unexpected things came up, and it would've been a mess if nearly half the icon makers here left within the same week.

As much as I've been welcomed here (and I'm thankful to everyone for that ♥), I don't think this is my place to belong after all. I'm being very blunt here, but this is mostly an animanga dominated icon community, and I've drifted from that fandom a while back. I feel out of place here with what I choose to icon, and whether this is selfish or not, I think it's time for me to go.

So THANK YOU GUYS so much for the support. ♥ And the best of everything to all iconists here; I love you guys. ♥♥

I'll be flying solo for now, so uhhh, if anyone's interested, I've moved to: rumorstyle
Current Mood: peacefulpeaceful
This is um, going to be um, a very different sort of tutorial. Because over the period I've been working on the tutorial, I've scrapped all the sample images I tried colouring (Mostly, I'd finish the skin and go aoidhglaksdhf fuck you at them). Then um, recently I started colouring in openCanvas rather than Photoshop, which is problematic because the techniques and tools employed are going to be different.

Because of that, I'll be doing two manga colouring tutorials - here, have the Photoshop one first, considering Photoshop's a more commonly employed program over openCanvas, and OC is impossible to explain steps for.

Anyway, here's how to go from:

Program: Adobe Photoshop CS3 (Translateable, but Photoshoppers have it easiest)
Level: Medium/Hard - Requires knowledge on how to create solid colour adjustment layers and/or apply layer masks to layers, as well as knowledge of clipping masks.

WARNING: This tutorial is image heavy, and extremely tl;dr aka long.

over at egokoro because I'm too lazy to make real cross-posts