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01 May 2017 @ 03:36 am
theseasonwheel: round 03 - spring equinox  
Hello people! I am back with a new set of icons! This round at theseasonwheel was very challenging for me, as I am not used anymore to work with loads of colours and I'm so dumb when it comes to organize/make icons arranged in a series of colours. Btw, I have survived this round and I'm really satisfied of the result! I'm aware that the three alternates are better, but I couldn't use them since they didn't fit in the rainbow mode and the animated one was too heavy (lj should allow to load heavier icons as userpics or we should change this rule in challenges: I hate to cut animation from icons because their size is more than 40kb), and that the last row is a mess, but I got totally sperimental with those five and these are the results! Anyway, I think I took the reborn challenge too seriously, because my five remakes are of very VERY old icons (you find the link to the posts by clicking the original icons). Now I leave you to the icons, I hope you like them!

20 (+3 alts) multifandom icons for theseasonwheel

I went with the hard mode. If you want to take a look to the gorgeous inspiration post, click HERE.

hover for fandom/subject
rainbow me more
rainbow me more
rainbow me more
rainbow me more
rainbow me more

Old icons I remade (click for seeing the original post)

I know, the link of the fourth icon doesn't show my set anymore... Damn! In that period I used to upload my icons to imageshack and now all my links are broken. I know they are old and ugly, but they're part of my history as an icon maker and it's a pity that they don't show up. One of these days I'm gonna upload them again and fix all this disaster!


Current Location: Home
Current Mood: lazy
Current Music: The Mummers' Dance - Loreena McKennitt
lauragallaghers on May 1st, 2017 02:00 am (UTC)
Such a beautiful set!!!
Lady Turner: Susan Pevensielady_turner on May 1st, 2017 02:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!
Alex: Movie: Tarzansietepecados on May 1st, 2017 08:04 am (UTC)
This set is so beautiful <3 WOW! I have no words! The last row is so colorful. I love the colors, and negative space on #5, $14, #16 and #17. I'm saving everything :)
Lady Turner: Wolverinelady_turner on May 1st, 2017 02:09 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you so much! I was so unsure about the last row and I'm happy that you liked them!
Sofia: tv. whouffletturners on May 1st, 2017 09:12 am (UTC)
ma che carine queste icons! tutti i colori sono deliziosi. le mie preferite: 1, 2, 7, 15, 16 e 18. :D
Lady Turner: AURORAlady_turner on May 1st, 2017 02:11 pm (UTC)
Felice di sapere che ti piacciono!
Vanessa: Nicolevanessa_lj on May 1st, 2017 09:14 am (UTC)
These icons are wonderful: you've been able to measure the colors superbly!
My favorite icons are # 2, 4, 5, 8, 12, 17 and alt 1 !
Lady Turner: Eva Greenlady_turner on May 1st, 2017 02:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks a million! ♥
Dorota: dragon age - dorian gifxafirah on May 1st, 2017 12:36 pm (UTC)
This set is so amazig I have no words! <3
Lady Turner: Tauriellady_turner on May 1st, 2017 02:12 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you! ♥
mylengravemylengrave on May 1st, 2017 04:28 pm (UTC)
Oh baby, these are amazing!

I love: 2, 3, 4, 5, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 20, old 2, 3, 4, 5 and all the alts.
Lady Turner: Lagerthalady_turner on May 1st, 2017 05:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, bb!
Nic: pic#112519170rosy_nic on May 1st, 2017 06:36 pm (UTC)
Great icons :)
Lady Turner: Iseultlady_turner on May 5th, 2017 04:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
mylengravemylengrave on May 1st, 2017 07:25 pm (UTC)
Oh, just one technical question. Probably I'm gonna ask it for the last time in my life, as I never managed to find the answer, despite the fact I have been searching for it for 2 years and took private lessons as well. How do u resize ur images? In Photoshop? Because whenever I do this, I loose all the details and the quality. Topaz maybe? Or do you simply work on details later? I even tried to download the pics u used and resize them, it never works for me.
Lady Turner: Elizabeth Swannlady_turner on May 5th, 2017 04:55 pm (UTC)
Okay, answering your question is so difficult, because with graphics there isn't a one way of doing things but there are various solutions that you have to apply in your cases.
Yes, I use photoshop to resize my images: usually I make a square and then I resize them down to 100x100 (make sure that all the checkmarks are active in your resize window and that you have the right bicubic interpolation selected). But there are times that I have to outline the subject, without cutting a square, and then resize it. Sometimes the pics are too dark (or light!), so I have to work on them with lights, brightness, curves and all the adjustment tools you need. Sometimes I work in bigger squares (ie, 500x500) and then resize after I've finished the icon. There are times in which I work on details after I've finished an icon: so I use sharpening tools (only in some parts of the icon), smoothing, topaz (I don't use it often for the faces, more for detailing hair) and so on. Even brushes can help!

As you've seen, there is no one answer or need of teachers for this: you just have to explore more photoshop and try whatever solutions is best for the icon you are making in that moment! There are other thousands way I haven't listed, because they're too many and they just don't come in my mind right now, but your instinct (and experience and various attempts as well) will suggest you the right move! ^_^
abbygibbsmorgan: Johnny holding glassesabbygibbsmorgan on May 2nd, 2017 09:29 am (UTC)
You're so good at making icons! Love them all!
Lady Turner: Will Turnerlady_turner on May 5th, 2017 04:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! ♥
Juliejulie_izumi on May 2nd, 2017 09:57 am (UTC)
Gorgeous set of icons! Such pretty colors and I love that rainbow me more row, so creative!
Lady Turner: Harley Quinnlady_turner on May 5th, 2017 04:40 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad (and relieved!) you pointed that row, because it's the one I'm most unsure about! So I'm very happy you liked them! ♥
Tinny: librarians_flynn with beads i didtinnny on May 2nd, 2017 02:30 pm (UTC)
Wow! You rock that Hard Mode! I started it but I had to finish my set at Normal.

I love the vibrant colors you've got going on here, especially in the last row (wooooow!) but also 2,3,7, and 12. My faves are the floral ones, because they're so detailed and smooth. Very elegant.

Awesome set, great work!
Lady Turner: Harley Quinnlady_turner on May 5th, 2017 05:02 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you so much for your nice comment, it made my day!!! ♥ Amd I'm so glad that you appreciate the last row, because it's the one I'm more unsure about!
Cris: actress | elle | lavender smilelittlemermaid on May 3rd, 2017 12:03 am (UTC)
Gorgeous icons! I especially love all the florals. :)
Lady Turner: AURORAlady_turner on May 5th, 2017 04:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! :)
Joss: (dom zach thumbs up)aravishermione on May 3rd, 2017 10:50 pm (UTC)
Wow, these are amazing!! I love the colors. And 17 is just so creative and fantastic!!
Lady Turner: Arwen Undomiellady_turner on May 5th, 2017 04:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks a million!!
mylengravemylengrave on May 4th, 2017 07:49 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday! You were born on Star War's Day! Are u a fan? :) Be happy!
Lady Turner: Susan Pevensielady_turner on May 5th, 2017 04:43 pm (UTC)
I'm late, sorry! Thank you so much for your nice thought! ♥
I've never seen movies from Star Wars (I know, it sounds strange, lol!) so I really don't know! Maybe one day I'll give them a chance! Btw, I'm a fan of Audrey Hepburn, who shares my bday! ;)
(no subject) - mylengrave on May 6th, 2017 07:32 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - lady_turner on May 7th, 2017 01:40 pm (UTC) (Expand)
just444just444 on May 6th, 2017 03:32 pm (UTC)
great set!
will credit ofc
Lady Turner: Susan Pevensielady_turner on May 7th, 2017 01:41 pm (UTC)
Glad you like them!