default kate nash

20 Harry Potter icons (mostly Hermione's dress)

So, here's the thing. That's how I begin all my posts, ever.

And, also, this is the thing I meant. There's this whole thing going on in the icon world, because in the Goblet of Fire book, Hermione has a blue robe (not a dress! Why does no one moan about that, huh?) and in the film, she has a pink dress. And there are all these icons, much like the one I'm using now (unless you're viewing this far in the future when I've deleted that icon, in which case you're looking at my default), which have the ball shots of Hermione wearing a blue dress, via Photoshop trickery. So, I have decided to iconise the wank. Cos, it is wank. Fairly peaceful wank, but wank nonetheless.

So scroll on past the rules (but you'd better read them, or I'll beat you to death with a fishslice) and click the cut to see more...


Rules:

1: Want, take, have. These icons are here to be shared, you don't need to ask if you can take them.
2: Comment if you're taking... please. It makes me happy to see if my icons are popular. It also helps me to see what styles are the most successful so I can keep making them like that.
3: Please credit, preferably in keywords. I work hard on these.
4: NO STEALING UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. This means no passing these off as your own work. No posting these in 'stolen icons' communities. DEFINITELY NO HOTLINKING - yes, it is a form of stealing, and it does cost me money. If I discover any of these have been stolen, I will come after you and jab you with a wand so that you're entirely covered in little holes and will eventually die a slow and painful death of blood loss, due to the perforation.



Collapse )

LARGE INTRUSIVE COMMUNITY PIMPS!



Join iconschool - a moderated submission tutorial for icon tutorials. Want to learn how to make the really GOOD icons? Get thee to iconschool.

Join icon_text - a tutorial community for text on graphics. Have trouble with text? Go! Learn! Are you a text genius? Go! Teach!

Join iconrecognition - a community where iconmakers post their favourite icons that they have made, for others to find and nominate in awards communities. Or just come to admire the best icons the best iconmakers have made.


Um, the end. Stay tuned for more. But not now, as I need sleep to survive. Oh, also! New layout! I like. It's minimalist. And... um... look! Tags!


Some other recent icon posts you might be interested in:

A Series of Unfortunate Events | Buffy | Firefly | Harry Potter | Lost | Narnia | Serenity




x-posted in:

elitehpicons, good_fanicons, good_hpicons, goodhplotricons, hp_graphics, hp_icons, immobulus_elite, takenote_icons, upthebum_icons, fairy_icon
  • Current Music
    Franz Ferdinand: Eleanor Put Your Boots On
  • Tags
joss omgsquee

20 Serenity Icons

Ok, I made some more Serenity icons, seeing as my last lot were so popular. :) Seriously, you guys, I wasn't expecting that. And these probably aren't as good. But, y'know, I try.

If you haven't seen it yet... WHY??? Go and see it now this second. I swear, I'm going to start posting spoilers in my SUBJECT LINES so you GO AND SEE IT. TWICE! THREE TIMES! If you go three times and then send off your ticket stubs to Universal, they send you a goody bag. And I've already been twice.

*ahem*

I meant to say, if you haven't seen it, there are no spoilers - these are all caps from the trailers. But I mean it. Go and see it. Now. Now this second.

I'm sorry. There isn't much Simon or Jayne in here. There will be. There just aren't that many caps of them from the movie yet. I will progress to the show soon, I promise, and then there will be naked Simon. Yup.

Rules:

1: Want, take, have. These icons are here to be shared, you don't need to ask if you can take them.
2: Comment if you're taking... please. It makes me happy to see if my icons are popular. It also helps me to see what styles are the most successful so I can keep making them like that.
3: Please credit, preferably in keywords. I work hard on these.
4: NO STEALING UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. This means no passing these off as your own work. No posting these in 'stolen icons' communities. If I discover any of these have been stolen, I will set Joss Whedon's wife on you. She beats him, you know. That's why he always puts violent women in his work. Deep seated psychological trauma.

Also, while we're on Joss Whedon, he's my new BFF. Look at my icon. Aren't we so OTP? Yes, we met, it was awesome, and look at how happy he is to be posting with me. Although, some official guy took a photo, too, and I would kind of like to know who he is. Cos, creepy, right? It's like when someone took my photo at the HBP queue party at Waterstones, and it ended up on Mugglenet. Well, that wasn't so creepy. But if this person isn't from something official, that's creepy. At least it's a good photo. *sigh* Oh, I'm sorry, icons.

Previews:



Collapse )



LARGE INTRUSIVE COMMUNITY PIMPS!



Join iconschool - a moderated submission tutorial for icon tutorials. Want to learn how to make the really GOOD icons? Get thee to iconschool.

Join icon_text - a tutorial community for text on graphics. Have trouble with text? Go! Learn! Are you a text genius? Go! Teach!

Join iconrecognition - a community where iconmakers post their favourite icons that they have made, for others to find and nominate in awards communities. Or just come to admire the best icons the best iconmakers have made.



Some other recent icon posts you might be interested in:

A Series of Unfortunate Events | Buffy | Firefly | Harry Potter | Lost | Narnia | Serenity


x-posted in:

ff_icons, good_fanicons, takenote_icons, upthebum_icons, fairy_icon
default kate nash

Hermione Krum dancing tutorial

Go from to

Collapse )

Please, please, please don't go away and make an exact copy of this icon. That completely defeats the purpose of a tutorial. Use these techniques to come up with something new. Use a new texture! Use a new image! Change it all around! That's what tutorials are for. By all means recreate this icon for learning purposes, but don't then post it and claim it as your own - it's not your own, is it? It's mine. Sorry, but I've had tutorials recreated to the letter before, and it's really annoying. Don't do it.

You can see the rest of my tutorials here.

x-posted to fairy_icon, icon_tutorial, iconschool
default kate nash

Harry Poster tutorial

Go from to

Collapse )

Please, please, please don't go away and make an exact copy of this icon. That completely defeats the purpose of a tutorial. Use these techniques to come up with something new. Use a new texture! Use a new image! Change it all around! That's what tutorials are for. By all means recreate this icon for learning purposes, but don't then post it and claim it as your own - it's not your own, is it? It's mine. Sorry, but I've had tutorials recreated to the letter before, and it's really annoying. Don't do it.

You can see the rest of my tutorials here.

x-posted to icon_tutorial, iconschool
gorram hell

31 GoF icons (and one extra)

(ETA: I had to reupload the Neville/Gillyweed icon, as it was being hotlinked. So, if you are hotlinking it, you'll find a nice pissed off message in its place. But, obviously, don't hotlink. It costs me money.)

Ok, I finally sat down and made a bundle of GoF icons, because I have like a zillion images saved on my computer, and really, they need to be iconed. I am very, very excited about this movie. Cuaron really set such a new precedent with PoA, they can't avoid the darkness anymore. So, yay! Deaths and all sorts, hurrah, hurrah! And, look! Eeeebil dark greeen layout! Mweee!

The rules are as usual:

1 - Want, take, have. You don't have to commment asking if you can take them - that's what they're there for.
2 - Comment if taking... please? I like to know if my icons are popular. And it helps me to see which styles are best to continue with. :)
3 - Please credit, preferably in keywords. I work hard on these.
4 - NO STEALING UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. No posting these in Stolen Icons communities. No passing off as your own work. If I discover any of these have been stolen, I will go Crucio on your arse. Followed by Sectusempra.

Examples:

  



WARNING: THESE ARE SPOILERY FOR THE BOOK. EXTREMELY SO.



Collapse )


LARGE INTRUSIVE COMMUNITY PIMPS!



Join iconschool - a moderated submission tutorial for icon tutorials. Want to learn how to make the really GOOD icons? Get thee to iconschool.

Join icon_text - a tutorial community for text on graphics. Have trouble with text? Go! Learn! Are you a text genius? Go! Teach!

Join iconrecognition - a community where iconmakers post their favourite icons that they have made, for others to find and nominate in awards communities. Or just come to admire the best icons the best iconmakers have made.


Some other recent icon posts you might be interested in:

Harry Potter Icons :
One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six
Serenity Icons
Narnia Icons
A Series of Unfortunate Events Icons
Buffy Icons: One | Two | Three



x-posted in:

elitehpicons, good_fanicons, good_hpicons, goodhplotricons, hp_graphics, hp_icons, immobulus_elite, takenote_icons, upthebum_icons, fairy_icon
ron is a geeeeeeeenius

'Dreamy Locke' tutorial

Ok, this tutorial is based on this icon, which I made for 100of__. I really liked the effect, so I recreated it. Thus.

Go from this to this:

Collapse )

Please don't copy these techniques exactly, that makes me really angry, as I've had it done to me before. I made this tutorial to help people, but try and come up with something new out of it. Not a carbon copy of this.



x-posted: fairy_icon, icon_tutorial, iconschool
default kate nash

7 Mighty Boosh icons

I hate having to post things through Photobucket. Because I have my own, very pretty domain name, all about me, and not being able to use that pisses me off. It’s because – and I know you’re wondering – we just moved house, and don’t have the internet at home yet. When we do, I can hook up CoreFTP again. I was going to install it here, at work, but I worry about getting caught.

Anyway, I bring you icons from the woooorld of the Miiighty Boosh. Which most of you probably won’t have heard of, but hey. It’s a very funny British comedy show, but it’s exceedingly weird, and you have to be either high or exceedingly weird to appreciate it. I am the latter, and I love it.

Previews:

Image hosted by Photobucket.com Image hosted by Photobucket.com Image hosted by Photobucket.com


Rules:

1: Want, take, have. These icons are here to be shared, you don't need to ask if you can take them.
2: Comment if you're taking... please. It makes me happy to see if my icons are popular. It also helps me to see what styles are the most successful so I can keep making them like that.
3: Please credit, preferably in keywords. I work hard on these.
4: NO STEALING UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. This means no passing these off as your own work. No posting these in 'stolen icons' communities. If I discover any of these have been stolen, I will send the Hitcher after you, and he will slice you up and feed you to his menagerie. And if he is otherwise occupied, I will let the Spirit of Jazz burn you up with his fiery hat of accidental fire.

Collapse )
default kate nash

26 Firefly/Serenity icons

Ok, here we have my first - but definitely not only - lot of Serenity/Firefly icons (there are, like, two from the series, but there's so no point splitting them up).

Yes, I've seen it, a full two weeks before it's due to open in the UK. And it's freaking amazing. I got free tickets to a 'mystery preview screening' by Empire magazine on Monday - all we knew was that it was a film by Universal that wasn't out yet, that would excite the geeky readers of a movie magazine. Oh, and the tickets were referred to as 'shiny'. Yeah, we had our suspicions, and we were right! Seriously, you guys, it's so good. Even if you don't think you're a fan, you should go, I bet you'd like it. It makes Revenge of the Sith look like the complete and utter shit that it was.

You're not allowed to disagree with that statement, by the way. My journal. Mine. *glare* Well, ok, you can disagree, but if you try and post defending the abysmal writing skills of a man who refers to dialogue as 'sound effects' I will just ignore you. And mock you, probably.

Anyway.

Rules:

1: Want, take, have. These icons are here to be shared, you don't need to ask if you can take them.
2: Comment if you're taking... please. It makes me happy to see if my icons are popular. It also helps me to see what styles are the most successful so I can keep making them like that.
3: Please credit, preferably in keywords. I work hard on these.
4: NO STEALING UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. This means no passing these off as your own work. No posting these in 'stolen icons' communities. If I discover any of these have been stolen, I will abduct you, throw you into my spaceship, take you up into the air and feed you to the Reavers. Oh yes. They're real. And hungry for hotlinkers.

Previews:



I should also quickly say that these icons ARE NOT SPOILERY. I have way too many people on my friends list who would gut me alive if I spoiled them for this (and there are some beeeeeeg spoilers), so I'm not even making any spoilery icons until - oh, possibly ever. I fear the wrath of others. All the caps are from one of the fairly short trailers, so you should be safe.

Collapse )


LARGE INTRUSIVE COMMUNITY PIMPS!



Join iconschool - a moderated submission tutorial for icon tutorials. Want to learn how to make the really GOOD icons? Get thee to iconschool.

Join icon_text - a tutorial community for text on graphics. Have trouble with text? Go! Learn! Are you a text genius? Go! Teach!

Join iconrecognition - a community where iconmakers post their favourite icons that they have made, for others to find and nominate in awards communities. Or just come to admire the best icons the best iconmakers have made.



Some other recent icon posts you might be interested in:

Harry Potter Icons :
One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six
Narnia Icons
A Series of Unfortunate Events Icons
Buffy Icons: One | Two | Three


x-posted in:

ff_icons, good_fanicons, pop_icons, takenote_icons, upthebum_icons, fairy_icon

______
default kate nash

46 HP1 icons for 100of__ (batch #4)

Fourth and final batch of icons for 100of__, from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. No, I don't mean Sorcerer's Stone. Don't ask.

Batch #4: Icons 66-100
Batch #3: Icons 36-65
Batch #2: Icons 16-35
Batch #1: Icons 1-15

I finished all the themes in my last post. So all of these are random, from the film.

- 35 for 100of__
- ...plus 5 more...
- ...plus alternates...

BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW WHEN TO STOP!!!

Previews:



Rules:

1: Want, take, have. These icons are here to be shared, you don't need to ask if you can take them.
2: Comment if you're taking... please. It makes me happy to see if my icons are popular. It also helps me to see what styles are the most successful so I can keep making them like that.
3: Please credit, preferably in keywords. I work hard on these.
4: NO STEALING UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. This means no passing these off as your own work. No posting these in 'stolen icons' communities. If I discover any of these have been stolen, I will chop you up into tiny little pieces using a rusty saw and nail the bits of you to a billboard in the middle of London. Oh, don't think I won't.

LARGE INTRUSIVE COMMUNITY PIMPS!



Join iconschool - a moderated submission tutorial for icon tutorials. Want to learn how to make the really GOOD icons? Get thee to iconschool.

Join icon_text - a tutorial community for text on graphics. Have trouble with text? Go! Learn! Are you a text genius? Go! Teach!

Join iconrecognition - a community where iconmakers post their favourite icons that they have made, for others to find and nominate in awards communities. Or just come to admire the best icons the best iconmakers have made.


Collapse )

Ok! And I'm done! This was really fun, if not a little stressful at the end. I really didn't think I'd get them all done in time, and I did! Today is actually the deadline, so yay me! I am incredibly awesome.

Feel free to request any tutorials.

Some other recent icon posts you might be interested in:

Harry Potter Icons : One | Two | Three | Four | Five
Narnia Icons
A Series of Unfortunate Events Icons
Buffy Icons: One | Two | Three


x-posted in:

100of__, elitehpicons, good_fanicons, good_hpicons, goodhplotricons, hp_graphics, hp_icons, immobulus_elite, pop_icons, takenote_icons, upthebum_icons, fairy_icon
default kate nash

General boring admin-y update

I’ve removed everyone who was listed as a member of this journal. From now on, you just have to friend this journal, you can’t join the community. Basically there was no point having an option to join. No one else was ever going to be allowed to post except for me, and it made the userinfo page look very cluttered, and I like things neater. Also now I can keep a record of everyone who has friended me. And, 200+? Awww, you guys.

Expect the final batch of Harry Potter icons for 100of__ by the end of this week. I’m also starting a set of Sin City icons, and a few Spaced ones for abc_icons (which aren’t finished yet, but again, by the end of the week).

Also, I’m currently writing a tutorial which should be finished by the weekend. There’s a new tutorial on how to do effective tiny text here, for you beginners.

I’m currently closed for icon and layout requests, as I’ve been inundated by requests from my fabulous friendslist, but once I’ve got through all of them I might open up requests on here again.

You may have noticed that I have a new layout. Because I have a permanent account on my personal lj now, I’ve transferred my paid time over to this journal, and I think I’ll be keeping up a paid account here. So, I’ve added tags to all the entries – you can see them listed in the side bar, just click on the subject that interests you and those posts will come up. So if you’re just here for Harry Potter, click those tags.

I’m aware that probably half the people who have friended this journal – if not more – did so for the funny icons I used to post. I’m also aware that I haven’t posted funny icons for a while (ok, the odd one, but nothing particularly great). I promise I will start making funny icons again. I think my icons have become far too serious, and while pretty icons are nice, there are many of them, and there can never be enough funny icons. So, more, soon, I promise.

I leave you with this tantalising piece of information. If you search the photos of the Waterstones (London, UK) launch of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince on mugglenet, you will see a photo of yours truly. See if you can guess which I am.

The end!