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18 November 2007 @ 01:55 pm
Here is an example of conference design with Ulead PhotoImpact; I've created it about 1 year ago.
The coding process is not complete, because I have no enough time to do this, but, I think, everybody can use my simple graphics in non-commercial private web projects.
Smiles are not my work: http://community.livejournal.com/16x16/6794.html

Вот пример оформления конференции в UPI:
К сожалению, собственно программирование до ума доведено не было, так как у меня нет на это времени, да и есть другие, более приоритетные, проекты. Поэтому я отдаю свою графику всем желающим для личных нужд (некоммерческие проекты, не предназначенные для распространения).
Смайлы не мои, но тоже freeware: http://community.livejournal.com/16x16/6794.html
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17 August 2007 @ 10:03 am

After hours of trial and error, mix and match, cursing, hair-pulling and general icon-related grumpiness....I have finally figured out a solution for the "color burn" blend mode option found in other image editing progams. It's not as simple as, say, clicking a drop down menu and selecting "color burn," but it works! At least it has so far. XD

And sorry about the double-post, but it's related to my last one, anyway. XD We need more active members! :o

Steps below the cut, for those who want to know.Collapse )

Now all that's left for me to figure out is how best to mimic an "adjustment layer" in PI. x.X I think that one may actually be near impossible. :( I am slowly learning how to use some of the similar tools (Color Balance, Color Adjustment, etc), but I only know how to apply them to the active object, not the whole set of objects in the image

I read somewhere that the adjustment layer is like a "lens" that filters over the whole set of layers beneath, but since PI is object-based, I don't really believe there's anything comparable. :/ If I'm missing something, though, I'd gladly be corrected! :)
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24 June 2007 @ 06:06 pm
So...this is a long shot, because we've been so quiet lately, but it's worth trying. :]

I've spent most of my afternoon browsing tutorials and practicing my google-fu while testing things/making icons in PhotoImpact. I am quite thrilled to say while looking at a tutorial for something in GIMP, I've found a way to get an approximation of the "exclusion" blend mode in PhotoImpact (when using a color layer, at least - it involves 3 copies of the color with the layers set to inverse multiply, inverse multiply and difference, for those who want to know - I have no idea if this will also work with actual pictures yet).

Unfortunately, while I've partially solved one mystery, I'm left with some new questions. Someone asked before about the burning options, and now I see what they meant.

Does anyone know what the equivalent to "color burn" and "color dodge" might be in PI? I know what "linear" burn and dodge are equivalent to, but not the color ones. Any version will work, and I'm fine with multiple steps if it means I get the same effect. For now, for the tutorial I was following, since the image involved was a B&W, I just set it to multiply and the final version looks similar...but I don't know how this will work in general (since there's actually a multiply option).

Another question I have is about a "channel mixer" and if there's any relative equivalent in PI. It seems to be a way to control the levels of RG&B (with 3 values). I tried playing with the tone map, color adjuster and highlight/midtone/shadow, but I haven't figured out how to make it work right if any of those could do it.

So there. Those are my questions (for now ;). Hopefully someone still watches this community. o.O

And if you are watching - obviously the challenges never took off, so do you have any suggestions for something you'd like to see on this community? What, if anything, can we do to make us a little more active?

More people should share their work, too! :P
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05 June 2007 @ 08:59 pm
'elllo <3

im new to this community and i have a questionn.
sorry if this was posted before, if so can you give me the link to where i can find it? >.< thankss.
but i was wondering how you change eye color with p.i pro version 11?

i've been trying to figure this out but i cant seem to find it.

thank you so much. :]
27 January 2007 @ 05:37 pm

Hi everyone!
Everyone I know uses programs like GIMP and photoshop and in every interesting tutorial I find, they mention screening and burning, but I can't do those on my PI 12!! Is there a way or not?

20 January 2007 @ 06:45 pm
Hey everybody out there!

I am so frustrated! A friend asked me how to insert brushes into PI. But all I could found was a tutorial that explained how to transform PS Brushes into PI BRushes.
But are there Brushes for PI? And if so, how can I put them into PI?

Hope there is somebody who can help me.
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
24 November 2006 @ 02:09 am

Can anybody tell me how to add a border and text to every frame in Ulead Gif Animator? It's not atall obvious and It's driving me half crazy.  Hope someone can help.

Thanks for reading :)
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13 October 2006 @ 05:50 pm
A friend told me Ulead Animation 5.0 would be great for making gif icons can anyone let me know what you think of it?
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07 October 2006 @ 10:19 pm
Ok so I never officially introduced myself but oh well I am entering this challenge anyway :D
I picked the anime Pretear for my Fandom :) So I hope you guys like my stuff I had fun making it all *purrs*

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03 September 2006 @ 09:53 pm
So...challenge 1 was a bust. Like whoa. So let's try this again. >.<

Challenge 02:

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to choose your favorite fandom. Doesn't matter what it is..TV show, movie, anime, manga, comic book....whatever, but it does have to have some kind of visual media to it.

Once you have your fandom, you will select as many images as necessary to make create the following graphics:

1) One graphic must be an LJ-usable icon. What does this mean? It must fit LiveJournal size standards, which are: no bigger than 100x100 pixels and no larger than 40Kb.

2) One graphic must be done in color spot/color tinting technique. What is color spotting or color tinting, you ask? It's a style where 80-90% of the image is in black and white, but there's a splash of color that makes the image pop. My (totally lame) Example:

For more information, check out the tutorial on Wishing Well Tutorials, located HERE. Note, this tutorial is for PI8, but I think it should translate well.

3) FREE FOR ALL. Show us your stuff. ;) No size limits, no constraints. Just show us your best! Or try something new! We'd love to see it. :D

In the end, there needs to be three special graphics that you created/manipulated. ^_^


Your post must include the following:

Thumbnails and/or links to the original pictures you chose. If you do not own the images, you must provide a link to the site you originally got the images from. If they are screencaptures you took, specify this, please.

Your three graphics.

Some kind of commentary for each graphic (a brief rundown on what you did, for example) and a notice of which options are on which graphics.

Any credit that might be necessary for resources you used.

An LJ-Cut (because we're nice to other people's flists :P).

The Fine Print:

* Please create a NEW post for your challenge entry. Make sure to use the tag "challenge 02". If you don't, I'll probably go through and fix it later, but still. This makes it easier for me. :)

* Direct any questions/comments/suggestions regarding this challenge to this post.

* When members post their entries, I expect comments from others! Be encouraging and constructive. If it's a flame, don't bother posting. I'm not saying you can't critique, just be helpful and polite about it. :)

* Feel free to enter this challenge as many times as you'd like! Each entry will need its own post, and MUST be for a different fandom.

* I'm still taking suggestions for better challenge ideas. So hit me up, yo.

* Have fun, darnit!

This challenge will be open until November 1, 2006! That's TWO months, people! ;)
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