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22 August 2009 @ 06:38 pm
iFight Shelby Marx icons  
The time has come, for me to create the 1,000 iFight Shelby Marx icons I promised. XD

55 Sharly
7 Spam
3 Selby (Sam/Shelby)
13 Cam

Teasers:
Take My Hand Tough Love Photobucket Photobucket


Shelby the stalker Married Oh Yeah Do it! Make out Hard? Photobucket Photobucket Don't be afraid Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Girlfriends Girlfriends Everytime we touch Gibby watching girls Gibby shipping Sharly Date Instead Super Cute Butt Photobucket Photobucket Take My Hand Marry Me? Let Me Kiss It Kiss Your Hand We kiss, we make up Not That Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Couch Time Couch Time Couch time Couch time Couch time Make out I want YOU to ship Sharly I love YOU. Please don't leave me Don't go breaking my heart. Or head. Done with work. Keep Holding On Girl Thing? Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket




Photobucket Tough Love Forced into love Give it to me baby Photobucket Just Friends Almost there....





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(Credit for screencaps: seemingly_alone )
 
 
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Mizu: icarly jennette hisat salutemizufae on August 23rd, 2009 01:02 am (UTC)
Good god. That's a lot of icons.

A few tips for future icon making:

1. Font choice is SUPER important. You can find a lot of nifty fonts at http://www.dafont.com/ for free. It can add a lot of additional meaning to an icon, or make it much more readable (or less readable, depending on what you want.)

2. I don't know what program you're using, but you might want to try brightening some of your screencaps. You can up the contrast, lighten them, increase the saturation, or play with color balance. I highly suggest learning how to use the Curves palette if you're using photoshop or paint shop pro.

3. Try adding textures, color overlays, and other decorations, or cutting characters out from their backgrounds. Not only does it make textless icons more interesting, but it also helps you make compositions that fit text on them more cleanly.

*slinks away again*
Anna: Carly/Shelbya_wa on August 23rd, 2009 01:09 am (UTC)
Hahah. What can I say? I love Carly/Shelby. XD

1. Well, I use Picnik. (And NOT Premium) so I only use the fonts they have.
2. Again, using Picnik. And I've tried brightening some of these but I just think they look better without brightening.
3. I don't really know how to cut characters out with Picnik, I've tried to learn how to do it, but so far not really finding anything. As for textures, I'm embarrassed to say I don't really know what that means. :( *blushes*
Mizu: icarly bensonbadgemizufae on August 23rd, 2009 01:22 am (UTC)
sounds like you need a software update. If money is the problem, you can torrent photoshop and crack it, or google around to find numerous free browser based paint programs that are more flexible than this Picnik to which you refer.
elvenfrolover05: Wonky Eyeelvenfrolover05 on August 23rd, 2009 02:09 am (UTC)
When I was brand new to making graphics, I used a program called ArcSoft PhotoStudio. I'm pretty sure it's still free if you Google it. It was pretty user-friendly, and gave you textures, etc.

About fonts, the program isn't the one who provides the fonts. It just picks up which ones are available on your computer. So when you download a font online, immediately go to Control Panel/Fonts and download that font to the folder.
Chrisaergonaut on August 23rd, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)
Picnik is, honestly, really limited in features and is geared more towards simple retouching and cleaning of photos for blogs and stuff like that. It falls short, however, when it comes to more intensive things like manipulating images to make icons.

Two solutions:

1. Take a look at this list of the five best online image editors. Sumo Paint and Aviary Phoenix are both pretty good and have a lot of features like contrast, brightness, saturation, and color balance controls that mizufae was talking about. However, they are still only web apps (like Picnik) and so are limited in what they can do.

2. Take a look at the GIMP or Paint.NET. Both are completely free and open source image editing and graphics programs that come pretty close to the power and flexibility of Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro. Unlike web applications, these two programs are installed on your computer so you can expand your font choice as mizufae suggested. Paint.NET is only for Windows; the GIMP can be used on Windows or Mac.
Annaa_wa on August 23rd, 2009 05:02 am (UTC)
Well, I'm just used to using Picnik, so that's what I've been (and probably for a while will be) sticking with. It took me a long time to switch from Paint to Picnik.

I installed Paint.NET and tried it out, but, to be honest, couldn't really get it to do anymore then Picnik, in fact, I could get it to do even less. But I'm probably just missing something....

And Picnik HAS brightening, I just think the images look better without it.
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Anna: Sharlya_wa on August 23rd, 2009 02:18 am (UTC)
Hahah. Well, we all know Gibby's a Femslash shipper at heart. XD
arminius256 on August 23rd, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
LOL @ Mama loves undressing Carly.
seemingly_alone: Camseemingly_alone on August 23rd, 2009 03:24 am (UTC)
seemingly_alone: Camseemingly_alone on August 23rd, 2009 03:22 am (UTC)
Haha, I took all these screencaps. Aren't you so glad I pointed out Sam's smile while taking off Carly's little jacket? XD I got to that point and I was just like "...What is going on here?!"

Glad I'm not the only one who was like "Kiss her hand, Carly!" I laughed for a solid minute at "Shelby the stalker"

What's the "Oh yeah!" and "Do it!" icon? In my mind I'm only seeing a striped penis, lol.
Anna: Cama_wa on August 23rd, 2009 04:51 am (UTC)
Yes. I am glad. XD

And she WAS looking at her hand like she was about to kiss it. XD Yes, that Shelby is a stalker was funny for me to make too. Hhaa.

It's where Carly's saying "Hard?" As in, "Shelby, oh yeah! pull off her shirt, do it!" XD
seemingly_alone: Camseemingly_alone on August 23rd, 2009 05:05 am (UTC)
Ooh, okay, I recognize it now :)
Ashleygellar1408 on August 31st, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
Lmao at the "And then we got married in Maine" one.
So cute.
Anna: Sharly3a_wa on August 31st, 2009 10:56 pm (UTC)
Well, you know Maine is one of the only places that allow Gay marriage. And they were planning on it! They were SO planning on it! XD