hey hey and welcome. i used to love all the icons i'd stumble across while role playing at different hogwarts schools and then when i accidently came across live journal and discovered all the journals and communities dedicated to icons i became quite obsessed with the brilliant work all these people could squeeze into a little 100x100 square. and so with my current addiction to icons i tried following a few tutorials and finally figured out photoshop which my brother had sat me in front of a looong time ago, and wonder why i didn't listen to him when he tried to explain how it worked instead of thinking he was a complete computer geek and whatever he was trying to show me was complete codswallop.
so now here I am attempting to have my own collection of home grown icons that others can enjoy. please feel free to friend me…just add me first and then let me know you have in the most recent post.
just a few rules to follow. they’re simple really.
commenting is great. just a little note to the entry where the icon is to let me know which icon you’re taking. really makes my day when I see someone actually likes my work and is actually going to use it.
credit in keywords is a must. it’s quite annoying noticing your icons somewhere uncredited.
credit both icons and bases. bases you may edit and credit yourself also, but please credit me for the base.
don't claim my icons as your own. nothing pisses icon makers off more than seeing their own hard work giving someone else credit. so don’t even think about it. besides, someone is more than likely going to find you out and then you’ll have the whole lot of us icon makers after you!
no hotlinking. i’d really prefer my bandwidth to just be used up by myself unless I say otherwise for some reason that i really can’t think of at the moment. please save to your own computer and from there.
please don't alter them yourself. if you see an icon that you like but would like a whole lot more if some other border was used or if some other font or text was used just ask and if I remember how I did it in the first place I’m sure to recreate the icon for you.
but most of all love 'em. love reading the fancy words printed over the irresistible 100x100 images with the enticing colours and exhilarating brushes.
much thanks goes to all the following people for the bloody brilliant tutorials, brushes and pictures they share with all us icon makers who need that little extra help. I’m sure heaps more will be added over time…but for now definitely check out the sites/journals of these guys cause there’s sure to be something for you.