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My First Batch of Icons

In my effort to build up this livejournal, I made some icons today. :p This is the first time I've ever done any thing like this. True to my obsession, most of the icons are about Lee, Jamie, Apollo, and BSG. Since they are made from promotion pictures and my screencaps, I'm sure there are millions of similar ones out there.

I'm posting them in the order in which they are made:
[01 - 08] Battlestar Galactica
[09 - 12] Simon Baker & The Guardian

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Well, I had so much fun making the icons, I made some more from Crossroads II screencaps:

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Thanks to o_yannik's excellent advice, I'm reworking on my icons that are made from screencaps:

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OMG! This does make a world of difference!  *Twirl! you* o_yannik You are awesome!

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xwacky
Mar. 29th, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you!Thank you!Thank you!

This is the first time I've ever digitally maneuvered a picture. I had no idea of the neat tricks and techniques one can use. Your advice is invaluable to me!

I'm using a demo version of Corel's Paint Shop Pro on my desktop. The icons made from screencaps are mostly done on my mac using GIMP (Gnu Image Manipulation Program).

*runs off to experiment with the excellent suggestion*
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xwacky
Mar. 29th, 2007 10:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks again for your suggestions and recommandations. You are the best! No wonder you make such cool icons and banners--you are a professional! :)

Can I boldly make a request here--if you have time, can you make me a Kara or (Kara/Lee) icon? I sadly need to add more females in my icon collections! %-\
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xwacky
Mar. 30th, 2007 05:54 pm (UTC)
Hope you have a good trip. Is it for business or pleasure? Anyway, don't worry about the icon if you don't have time.

As for Kara, I especially like her short hair in the first half of season 3. I thought she looked really beautiful in Unfinished Business (before she stepped into the rink of course).

I will try communities and other journals. Since I'm new to livejournal, I'm not quite clear on the etiquette here. I only dare to snatch icons if they are among the group of icons announced in a community. Am I allowed to just go to an indivial's journal to snatch icons there?
suffolkgirl
Mar. 30th, 2007 09:42 pm (UTC)
Hey there, saw you mention you had a livejournal on AR, so I popped over to have a look and friended you. (This is BSGaddict, I have a different identity on LJ!)

And I found lots of lovely icons of Lee in a suit - yannik gives good advice, they're much brighter and sharper in that last batch. I'm no good at this kind of thing myself, so I'm very impressed.

Do you mind if I take a few to use? I'll credit of course. Saw your question about taking icons - usually the creator will say when posting them to feel free to take - if not, it's probably safer to post a comment on the post and ask. Most people are happy for you to use them as long as you credit them as the creator.
xwacky
Mar. 31st, 2007 07:08 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you came by! I've been searching for BSGaddict at livejournal and couldn't find any. I just friended you too. ;)

Please feel free to take anything you like--I'd be really honored!
suffolkgirl
Mar. 31st, 2007 09:06 am (UTC)
Thanks, I have snagged a couple of your icons. :)

I picked a non-BSG name on here so I can use my LJ for other topics too - although it's turned out to be almost wholly BSG dominated!
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