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36 assembled icons + alternates from various group activities at wonderous_stuff.

36 icons
09 x The Hobbit
08 x The Borgias
07 x Hannibal
04 x Skyfall
02 x Harry Potter
02 x Pretty Little Liars
02 x Doctor Who
01 x Merlin
01 x Downton Abbey

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28 assembled icons from various group activities at wonderous_stuff.

28 icons
06 x Homeland
03 x The Hour
03 x Once Upon A Time
02 x Merlin
02 x Pretty Little Liars
02 x Casino Royale
02 x Doctor Who
02 x Generation Kill
02 x The King's Speech
01 x Downton Abbey
01 x Red Riding Hood
01 x My Week With Marilyn
01 x Harry Potter

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15 February 2013 @ 09:25 pm

Janie's Guide to Text - Part One

Hello everyone, welcome to my guide to monologue on text. Part One. This has been a long, long time coming and I sincerely apologise to those people who asked me to write one for having to wait for so long. (appleindecay, ohgollygeedamn...)

In my Guide to Negative Space, I mention that negative space is my favourite thing about icon making. But I'm happiest when my negative space lends itself to text use.

In this guide I will be talking about how I use text. I will talk about composition, making text fit with its background and, of course, my favourite fonts. The first part of this guide has to do with the ways of looking at text. How can we use it? In a later part, I will also spend time on how to make what you have in your head happen and share my favourite fonts with you. If this is something you are interested in, come on in!

Please note that I work in Photoshop CS4, so some tools I mention might be available in other programmes under different names.


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Questions? Concerns? Thoughts? I'd love to hear them! :)
 
 
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19 January 2013 @ 06:26 pm
I haven't been very active lately, but if you have a tutorial, guide or anything else graphics-related you want to ask me, please participate! :)


Ask The Maker 4.0 || My Thread

P.S. There are some icons of mine over at wonderous_stuff and there will be more, because we'll be posting a Word Battle we did soon!
 
 
 
16 icons for the last challenge at trope_overdosed.

16 icons
03 x Doctor Who
03 x Once Upon A Time
03 x James Bond
03 x Merlin
02 x Gossip Girl
01 x Game of Thrones
01 x Star Wars

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03 July 2012 @ 07:46 pm



wonderous_stuff has reached its tenth challenge! For the last almost-year, the Wonderous makers have collaborated on a variety of challenges and now we want to invite you to join us for those challenges.

How? Find out here!

Aaaaaand...



wonderous_stuff is hosting its very own Ask the Maker meme, where you can ask the Wonderous makers anything you want about iconing. Go here to ask your own!
 
 
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02 July 2012 @ 07:38 pm

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Enter challenges, make icons, earn points, become the icon-making hero you always wanted to be!


A new icon community where everyone can participate at their own level and speed. If you haven't seen it yet, go check it out right now! The first chapter of the quest is up and it is a-ma-zing! Go here to learn more!
 
 
 
A varied batch, or rather all over the place, icons both old and new. :)

38 icons
15 x Doctor Who
03 x Glee
02 x Once Upon A Time
02 x Game of Thrones
02 x My Week with Marilyn
02 x Kill Bill
14 x various (among others: Downton Abbey, Harry Potter, Generation Kill, Luther, The Fall, Lord of the Rings, James Bond)

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30 mixed fandom icons for a battle between firstillusion and ohgollygeedamn


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30 April 2012 @ 12:21 am



Janie's basic guide to negative space

Hello everyone, welcome to my basic guide to negative space. This has been a long time coming. I don't claim to be an expert on negative space, but it is my favourite thing about icon making and I'm happiest when I'm working with negative space.

So if you think there is anything interesting about negative space I can tell you (or if you just enjoy my dulcet writing tones), come on in!

Please note that I work in Photoshop CS4, so some tools I mention might be available in other programmes under different names.


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So there you have it. I have no idea if that was helpful to anyone, but I suppose that's everything I have to say on the matter. Well, not really, because I could talk about this for hours, so if you want to discuss something negative space-related with me, please just leave a comment!

Questions? Concerns? Thoughts? I'd love to hear them! :)
 
 
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