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    Re: Black Orb Icon Set

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    Hi Jaidyn, how does this look? I am my own worst critic so your opinion would mean alot.



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    It's a bit too far left and a bit too high. The ring can come down one pixel and to the right one pixel approximately, and the 'S' is a bit off center in relation to the ring, as well as the overall circle. It's alright, but the edges seem a bit pixelated as well.
    Hi AceInfinity, which edges seem pixelated to you? I use a small laptop screen so it's hard to tell.


    @Jaidyn, I notice in the reflection what looks like maybe a neighborhood shot with some trees and buildings? How did you achieve that effect?
    What program did you use to make the icons, what resolution in pixels and I assume you are using RGB color mode?


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    Re: Black Orb Icon Set

    Top bottom, and left and right of the circle on the most outer part, then when you look at the orbital oval around the S and the curves on the stroke around the S they also seem a bit pixelated.

    Edit: My advice to you -- Don't use stroke (assuming you're using Photoshop), it's good in some cases, but almost in any case there's a way around it. I know when people first start out that just go crazy on the outer glow and stroke all the time because they haven't learned much of it's other features yet, and it's the coolest thing to them, but stroke does not create a perfect representation of the image it's outlining. The farther you draw out, the more pixels it has to interpret as to whether or not it counts as part of the stroke because the perimeter (number of pixels around the actual image increases). Don't use stroke...



    @Jaidyn, I notice in the reflection what looks like maybe a neighborhood shot with some trees and buildings? How did you achieve that effect?
    What program did you use to make the icons, what resolution in pixels and I assume you are using RGB color mode?
    It's interpretation, I know you can get the same effect by placing an image behind the shine layers and changing it's layer mode to perhaps overlay and lowering the opacity, then doing some warp effects over it to get it to mold to the curvature of the inner orb itself.
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    Re: Black Orb Icon Set

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    @Jaidyn, I notice in the reflection what looks like maybe a neighborhood shot with some trees and buildings? How did you achieve that effect?
    What program did you use to make the icons, what resolution in pixels and I assume you are using RGB color mode?
    First of all, I'm using Photoshop in RGB mode.

    As for the orb, there is a tutorial that can be found here made by PooMan UK. As Ace said though, it's pretty much warping an image and putting a number of layers on top of it and then changing the mode to hard light or overlay.

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    Re: Black Orb Icon Set

    Quote Originally Posted by N_J View Post
    Hi Jaidyn, how does this look? I am my own worst critic so your opinion would mean alot.



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    I didn't see you there when I posted before, Ken.

    That looks nice !
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    Re: Black Orb Icon Set

    It helps to use the latest version of editing software....

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    Added bigger version with a few edits...

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    Looking better.
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    Re: Black Orb Icon Set

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    Looking better.

    Thank you Jaidyn!

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    Re: Black Orb Icon Set

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    Hi Jaidyn, how does this look? I am my own worst critic so your opinion would mean alot.



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    Hiya, also a bit of tranparency on the bottom of the shadow with a touch of gaussian blur will help. Looks good.
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    Re: Black Orb Icon Set

    Knowing nothing about graphics, I had to look up the definition of "gaussian blur".


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    Re: Black Orb Icon Set

    Don't worry Corrine, I wouldn't expect many to know.

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