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Helloooo! This is my first still icon post in over two years I think, can you believe it!!??

I was so rusty when I re-started iconning so some of these I'm not as happy with as I'd like, but others I'm pretty excited about! I think the ones lower in the post are definitely more successful than the early ones. These are all icons from Series 3 of Skins up until episode 8, and all caps are by vuitton and foresworn so thankyou very much to them! Oh and there are a few Kaya photoshoot icons in there too.

[100] x Skins Series 3

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With everything you own in a little black case...Collapse )
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pensive pensive
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Duffy - Rain On Your Parade
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Hello everyone! *Waves*

This is my tutorial on how to create an animated icon using InterVideo WinDVD 7 to take caps from footage, and Adobe Photoshop 7 and ImageReady to create the finished icon.

I've recently been making a good few animated icons and thought this tut may be of use to anyone who's getting started making any themselves.

I'm assuming a basic knowledge of Photoshop here but if you have any questions about any of the steps then feel free to ask.


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busy busy
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R Kelly - She's Got That Vibe
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Hello everybody! *Waves*

I just logged onto LJ and it said I hadn't posted in 115 weeks! It's been absolutely ages since my last post; I've been finishing uni and kind of abandoning my iconning but suddenly I just thought, 'ooh, now that would be fun again!'

I recently watched the HSM series to see what all the fuss was about, and while I appreciate the plot is thin I just can't help but love it. Especially the third. And such a lovely film to icon! I've made a veritable HORDE of animated icons as my first batch back and I am so so so pleased with them, I hope you like them too!

[38] x High School Musical, Senior Year

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Sharpay and what's-his-name...Collapse )
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pleased pleased
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Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire
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I know I know, I truly suck at updating. I can't believe it's been so long, I think about 3 months or something crazy since my last one. Uni work is taking over my life, and when I'm not doing that it seems like there's always something else that needs doing! Anyway I bring a few measly icons, there's really not a lot of some fandoms, but I wanted to post before Christmas while I have the chance.

Actually being away from LJ has had some minor advantages; I wanted the new Order of the Phoenix film to stay kind of unknown, as I completely spoilered myself out during the Goblet of Fire hype. I haven't watched a single trailer, impressed? Haha. It so won't last. As if it's nearly Christmas too. Means I've had my LJ for just about a year. Crazy!

Oh and the first ten were entries for indie_stills. And I slung a few banners in because I was enjoying playing with something more liberating that 100 x 100.

[05] x The Strokes
[05] x Snow Patrol
[18] x Green Wing Series 1 Ep 3
[06] x Green Wing Series 1 Ep 3 Animated
[08] x Goblet of Fire
[02] x Robert Pattinson banners
[06] x Emma Watson banners

[Not dial-up friendly]


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excited excited
Current Music:
Sebastien Tellier - La Ritournelle
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September truly sucks. Uni starting, cold weather, and fricking freshers bringing their bugs from all over the country so everyone's ill. Third day of uni and i'm already sick of the place! At least my modules are looking up, fashion photography on friday, woot!

Anyway there's not that many icons here in truth, just a lot of variations. I really enjoy editing them and moving and swapping; i think you can see that in my repetitive posts! Oh and a few at the end because i was in a girly mood and loved that flowery pattern i picked up from ytiralc.

[20] x Harry Potter Cast

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ETA: And yay, number 15 came joint-first in the Transfiguration category at hp_awards! Woot!
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Modest Mouse - Float On
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This is the hugest icon post I've made since I had my little Advent Children cappy happy spree. Recently I managed to catch Princess Mononoke and My Neighbour Totoro on FilmFour, and I thought they were amazing! Totoro especially, there just isn't one character I don't think is exceptionally adorable in that film. If anyone could recommend a good anime icon community or two, I'd be really grateful, as I could only find a couple of good ones when I had a quick search.

I've also tried out a few new things with my Harry Potter icons, there's only a few of those in comparison to the tons of anime ones though.

And has anyone else noticed the change in Photobucket!? Omg, I hate it! Not only have they halved the number of files you can upload at once, they've also managed to make it so that the order of your files is completely rearranged once they've been uploaded! *Shakes fist*

Ok so I'll be quiet now.
Princess Mononoke caps are from cap_it made by exhero
My Neighbour Totoro caps, also from cap_it were made by chesari
Thankyou to both.

Remember, not dial-up friendly!

[022] x Harry Potter Cast - Driving Lessons premiere and assorted shoots
[109] x My Neighbour Totoro
[026] x Princess Mononoke


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mellow mellow
Current Music:
Hot Chip - (Just Like We) Breakdown
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I'm getting so sick of making icons from the same caps I've taken again and again. I'm getting bored with the way my icons look. I don't know how to change it though, and keep getting frustrated as a result! This batch is from 3 random days of iconning, where I've been trying different things. The first lot is essentially made up of purely colour experiments, then there's some POA curves ones, while the later ones I've tried some new things out. Let me know what you think!

[45] x Harry Potter, mainly POA and cast members

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frustrated frustrated
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The Kinks - You Really Got Me
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Right, another Disney film post! Aladdin this time, this film is so colourful it's fantastic for iconing! I used caps from cap_it made by the wonderful spiffydaze, so thankyou! And check me out making a nice round hundred; it's not often that happens!

Because Aladdin always was the sexiest Disney boy...

[100] x Aladdin

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Hey Rugman, give me some tasselCollapse )
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loved loved
Current Music:
Hot Chip - Over and Over
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I felt so compelled to make an icon batch of these little cuties! They're all too adorable, I can't even pick a favourite character! Obviously credit goes out to always_polaris at hp_pens for the original artwork. Textures are listed in my resource post; I used a few makers' and edited them to suit.

Hope you like them, go friend the community for more of these squeeworthy creations!

[39] x Potterpens

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Mine!Collapse )
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ecstatic ecstatic
Current Music:
The Cribs - Hey Scenesters!
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So i finally got around to iconing some Green Wing. Woot! I love that show so much. And of course a few HP ones as is the norm :-)

Contains swearing, if there are any vulnerable souls viewing!

[05] x Robert Pattinson
[24] x Green Wing Series 1 Ep 1
[30] x Green Wing Series 1 Ep 2
[08] x Green Wing Series 1 Animated (Eps 1&2)

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bored bored
Current Music:
Bloc Party - Two More Years
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