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Topic: Computer Earrings Tutorial (Img Heavy!) also page 8 and NEW studs page 12 :)  (Read 72153 times)
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« Reply #160 on: June 24, 2007 06:54:55 PM »

This tut is awesome! I've just read all 17 pages and have some tips on images to offer.
My hobby is(or was) pixel art. I've learned a few things with it that I thought I would share.
Try to avoid saving as "GIF" type images if possible unless there's only a few colors. Gif's only save with 256 colors which you'd think would be enough but if your original image was over 1000 your image will not be nearly as pretty. Try to use png's or Jpgs whenever possible. Also check for pixeling (or that nasty fuzzieness) before using a picture from the web.
Most clipart is safe as it's only a few colors, as is most big pictures. Avoid those sites with compilations of pictures becasue those tend to save the images off sites around the web and are typically bootlegged images with copyrights posted for free. Often they are originally nice pictures but these sites re-save them in a lower resolution to save bandwidth and such.
Also use an actual image editor whenever possible and if graininess appears see if you can increase or decrease your color depth. A free image editor available online is called "irfanview" and it's not as fancy as adobe or such but I sue it for all my pixel art and for resizing my pictures. I highly recomend it.

Once again thanks for the wonderful tut! I do plan to sue it from now on. I now have a cute and easy idea for something to include in all my swap packages! *hugs*
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« Reply #161 on: June 24, 2007 07:05:53 PM »

Kaleesi, I love this tute, and I'm so glad it got bumped up again. I've been meaning to try it.

I love your doggie avatar, it always makes me smile.  Smiley
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Post pics if you try it!

Thanks Eliea for the tips - I have found out also that some pictures are horrible - some don't resize well at all - and gifs are really bad about not resizing. My favorite clipart to use is .wmf format. I use the image editor in Microsoft publisher and can usually change it to suit what ever need I have. it resizes perfectly too. and thanks for the tip about the image editor - I have a friend that is looking for one to use.  I also found that most .wmf files are not copyrighted - well, you can't sell a collection of the images but you are allowed to use the images and sell what you make. I use alot of Microsoft clipart. I have paid way more attention to what is copyright free and what is not in case I try to sell any of my earrings. Larry the cucumber and Jack Skellington are favorites but I don't ever make them to sell because they are copyrighted.
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« Reply #162 on: June 25, 2007 07:48:17 PM »

Larry the cucumber
awesome!
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« Reply #163 on: August 09, 2007 12:14:59 AM »

Wow...  just....  wow!
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« Reply #164 on: August 09, 2007 03:29:04 AM »

 Grin
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« Reply #165 on: August 09, 2007 06:54:32 AM »

I love the tutorial.  this is a great idea and I love the results, i'll have to try it out sometime.
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« Reply #166 on: August 09, 2011 03:02:39 PM »

This is such a cool tut! I am so making some!  Grin  All the ones that you made are so cute!
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