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coprime: Valtteri Filppula's pretty face (Red Wings hockey)
Saturday, April 21st, 2012 11:57 pm
...I made myself a hockey icon! Oh yeah, I am totally on the ball. Who knows, maybe it'll get used over the summer when I use hockey as a distraction because I'd forgotten how incredibly stressful baseball is.

The game moves so slow and one wrong pitch can turn a 3-2 game into a 3-5 and you have to sit through twenty pitches like that and oh god what if Valverde blows it because he hasn't been that hot so far this year and aughhhh. Only 147 games left in the regular season, so summer totally won't be stressful at all.

Or maybe I'll just constantly distract myself with this video of Tigers commentator Rod Allen. )

I was quite pleased that I was able to make this icon in about fifteen minutes on my new computer. It's simple, but that's the type of icon I like to have. And it didn't have me tearing my hair out in frustration trying to figure out how to use a graphics program that's honestly far more powerful than I need. (I am still ridiculously chuffed with the colorized Mushishi icon I made using said overpowered program.) I have had my new computer almost a month now, and I am so happy with it now that it's pretty much all set up. I can watch video on it without any trouble, and I organized my files with the move over from the old computer, and there are tons of other shiny, little improvements.

I am sad about the fact that there's no more Red Wings hockey until next season because they all tried so hard and it just wasn't enough. In my heart, they're still the best. I'm continuing to watch the playoffs in a sort of offhand way because I want Nashville to lose, like maybe if they lose in the second round then it'll make us losing in the first round okay somehow.
coprime: an awesome lady stepping out of a boat (Default)
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 12:47 am
Hrm, I've been feeling the need for new icons but haven't done anything about it because I like to use icons I make myself. But I suck a lot at using Photoshop or doing anything more complicated than cropping and resizing. And what I've been wanting as icons -- colorized images from the Mushishi manga -- is way more complicated than anything I'd previously attempted.

But then I found a tutorial on [ profile] icon_tutorial that looked helpful! And managed to produce this!


I am rather impressed by it but don't know if it's any good or if I should do more to it. Maybe I'll have an opinion after I sleep on it.

ETA: Now that I'm looking at it again, the colors are a little muddy. So I think I'm going to color the ground and the background and maybe sharpen it or up the saturation.

ETA2: After playing a bit more, I've managed to create this:

second icon!

I wish the color in the background was obvious, but at least it isn't so muddy.
coprime: an awesome lady stepping out of a boat (Default)
Wednesday, April 6th, 2005 09:31 pm
So I have a bunch of .png files, and I want them to be .jpg. Is there a way to get Photoshop to convert them all in a few easy steps? Or would I have to open each file and then export it as a .jpg? I mean, Photoshop's a freaking huge program with tons of things it can do; it should be able to do that.

Or, alternately, does any one know of a free program for Macs that does the above? I found one, but it was a free trial rather than free program. And the trial version stuck the word "DEMO" plus a gray bar in the middle of all the files.

Seriously, if anyone can figure out a way for me to do this with little work on my part, I'll owe you... something. Cookies or a ficlet or something. I've been told I'm good with finding stuff on Google.

Nevermind. My computer apparently comes with a program titled "Graphic Converter." Guyess what it does. I believe this is one of those times where *facepalm* is the only appropriate action. (By the by, it does work wonderfully. Everything is converted and renamed nicely. With just a few clicks of buttons.)
coprime: an awesome lady stepping out of a boat (Default)
Sunday, January 30th, 2005 04:51 am
Wow, I finally have an icon. Two of 'em, in fact. There's this one, which is crappily animated and is basically my reaction to Teen Titans v3 #20. Tim's needed hugs for a while, and he finally gets them.

The other icon is my default and is a picture of a trunkfish. Because trunkfish are cool. They're triange-shaped and can change color.

And, since LJ changed the colors of my journal, I need to change them back at some point. When I do, I'll write down the hexcode so I don't have to go to the hassle again. Ugh. At least LJ didn't change the colors to one of the eye-searing defaults.