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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.

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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.

Looking for moar shiny?
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Background pattern: made with Colour Lovers by me.

Making icons: what to keep in mind

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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Screencaps: Megamind (2010)


Sample images: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
124 files, 1280 x 544 px, .RAR archive, 12.6 MB >> download

Here's the screencaps I took with making icons in mind, I figured I might as well share them because I won't be using all of them. I didn't screencap each every scene because I lacked the patience for it, but they're still fairly spoilerish, so view at your own risk. Taken from the BluRay rip version. Please credit me/link back if you use them~

Vectors: Tadaima Shugyouchuu, Sailor Moon, Blood Trap

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Notice the plural in the title :D I also revamped the vectors section, redid all the thumbnails to showcase the vectors better because the old ones were fugly, dammit! And yay, three more unplanned projects down! The next ones will probably be girly vectors since I'm trying to tidy up my folders and have discovered a crapload of girl vectors :|

Note: I love the third vector, I'm in love with it <3 And if you like yaoi, I'd recommend the manga as well, it's very cute and funny 8D source image
Note: I've been listening to more E Nomine these days, 'cause they're epic.

Icon resources: 10 puny text textures

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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)
Size: 2.8px
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%.

Screencaps: Koisuru Boukun [Episode 2] [complete]

Sample images: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven
214 files, .RAR archive, 10.5 MB >> download

Warning: slightly yaoi okay, screw it, this is softcore yaoi! I think I just contradicted myself here >_> But whatever, I included a few more "dangerous" shots in the previews so you know what you're getting yourself into when/if downloading this pack.

P.S. My favorite preview image is the seventh one :D Hell yeah.

P.P.S. Don't you think Tetusuhiro in this image looks a lot like John Kramer a.k.a. "Jigsaw" from the Saw movies? This scared the bejesus outta me when I screencapped it last night.