In its early days, this World used to be all about smart discussions and posts and stuff like that. But since I hardly write articles now because of the lack of time, this World is now a place dedicated to showcasing whatever I do that doesn't relate to blogging about my life (which is already covered in this World). So, in a nutshell, this place is for graphics and resources.
Browse (most of) my stuff here by tags:
I take icon requests, so PM me or write me a comment :3 And feel free to use the stuff I make: you don't need to credit me if you use icons, but I'd appreciate some credit for the rest. If you'd like to see the other things I make, check out my Corner of Art.
Looking for moar shiny?
Rai's iCons n'@ | Dollie's Delightful Graphics | BabyD's Yenesis's Gallery | TimCanpy's Icon Island
Dark Flame 3479's Photostatic Icons | XkeyofdestinyX's Mix&Match | Anna's little things | Blue Latte's iHeart
Alexa's Anonymous Gallery | Kami's LOVE1000% | Klassic's Pink Sweetness | Akane's Flowery Garden
If you know of any other worlds with icons/graphics, drop me a line and I'll feature them~
Important News, Landmarks and Events of TheO [last update: 27th of October, 2012]
I took the time to browse through the news archives and selected the most important ones, from the point of view of a newbie to this site ^_^ If you have questions, hope some are answered here; if not, you can ask me directly. I've decided to dedicate an entire post to this, since it was a very long list. You can browse the site-related news by year by clicking this link.
Background pattern: Easter Greetings by joyseline.
Yup, you read that right: 283 icon bases made from scans on Minitokyo! I found another series that I liked the art of, so I made another batch of icon bases~ There are around ...
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Hey everyone! It finally snowed this winter (yay!) and not only that, but it's been snowing for 2-3 days now! I was ecstatic when I saw it but it didn't turn out to be so fun when I nearly missed an exam because of the traffic jams >.< Seriously, the whole city goes to hell whenever it rains or, God forbid, snows.
Anyway, I made some more icon texture sets! Rules are the usual, credit if you use them and drop me a line if you feel like it 'cause I like to see my work being used c:
48 textures | 100 X 100 | 629 KB | .RAR file | Download
71 textures | 100 X 100 | 962 KB | .RAR file | Download | Part 1 is here
29 textures | 100 X 100 | 377 KB | .RAR file | Download
I also took an accidental trip down memory lane after stumbling upon Marilyn Manson's video Mobscene, which came out in 2003. Jesus, I feel so old. And then I found Creature Feature's The Greatest Show Unearthed and I can't get it out of my head. Not that I want to, anyway.
After the not-so-professional and extremely short survey a while ago, the people have decided they want more icon-related stuff from me. [/cocky] I was happy to oblige since this guide/tutorial/whatever you want to call it was already in the works...
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Used: here, here, here, here and here.
You get inverted variations because sometimes you just want to use white text instead of the usual black :3 I should say that they're not simply inverted (like the MS Paint kind of inversion), but manually switched to white-and-black.
Note: while they may look jagged here, the textures look good on icons (with a Multiply or Screen blending mode).
Enjoy and, as usual, please credit me if you use them.
Text used is from here (surprising, ain't it? 8D)
How to achieve this effect in Photoshop CS2
Font: PF Tempesta Seven Compressed (download it here)
Letter spacing ("Character" pane, horizontal arrow thingy): 300
Row spacing ("Character" pane): 3px
Bold (optional, may be left simple)
Anti-aliasing: either None, Sharp or Strong (Sharp recommended)
Note: if you use a letter spacing of 400, use a Height of 70%.