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Mon, Jul. 18th, 2005, 02:28 am
freckles42:

Hello all!

I have been happily playing with photoshop and pictures and went a little icon happy... the results are behind the cut.

It's mostly Buddha, Avaloketeshvera, and Kwan-Yin, though I do have a few others as well.

Preview: 4. 13. 19.


1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

26. 27. 28. 29. 30.

31. 32.

EDIT: missed a few I forgot to upload:</b>


33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38.


As usual, please comment below and credit in the keywords if you take any. Thank you!

These are all okay to use for bases, and if you like one you see that you'd like me to modify, comment to let me know.

Thoughts? Room for improvement?

Thanks to everyone...

Mon, Jul. 18th, 2005 03:05 pm (UTC)
thesibylqueen

These are beautiful! I don't know if it's possible, but could you add this text "never will I enter into final peace alone" on one of the Kwan Yin icons (either 27 or 29)? I'm no good at icon making, so if I'm asking for something ridiculous difficult, my apologies! Thanks!

Mon, Jul. 18th, 2005 05:59 pm (UTC)
freckles42

It shouldn't be a problem! I'll have to wait till I get home from work (no photoshop here, sadly), but look for a reply w/pic later in the evening... buwahahah.

I'm glad you like them!

Wed, Jul. 20th, 2005 05:15 pm (UTC)
thesibylqueen

Thank you--take your time! I appreciate your generosity!

Wed, Jul. 20th, 2005 05:24 pm (UTC)
freckles42

crap, I responded to the wrong thread... scroll down a bit and you'll see the pic!

Hope you like it!

Mon, Jul. 18th, 2005 05:42 pm (UTC)
constantia

Eee, yay! I'm very happy to see new people posting here. And these are so pretty, too. I'm going to snatch number 5, and I'll definitely credit you.

Mon, Jul. 18th, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC)
freckles42

yay! Glad you like'em. I definitely spent way too much time researching pics and whatnot, but I like the variety I found. And, of course, I had a few of my own pics.

I could play with filters for hours and be happy... silly photoshop.

By the way, do you know how to add a border in photoshop? I didn't feel up to opening all 32 in mspaint just to add a black border, even though it does make it look very clean. Argh.

Tue, Jul. 19th, 2005 01:07 am (UTC)
freckles42

okay, here we go.



Let me know if this is what you were looking for. :)

Wed, Jul. 20th, 2005 05:26 pm (UTC)
thesibylqueen

Yes! This is just beautiful. Thank you so much for making this. I will credit when I use. Thank you!!

Wed, Jul. 20th, 2005 05:30 pm (UTC)
freckles42

Yay! Glad you like it :)

Wed, Jul. 20th, 2005 10:21 pm (UTC)
constantia

Wah. I don't usually use Photoshop, because it's less user-friendly than Paint Shop Pro. It took me a while to figure out the exact same thing about drawing with Photoshop. It's an excellent program, but it takes a while get a hang of it.

Anyway, you should be able to add borders by drawing, at least if the layer you're using is a regular adjustment layer. If the only layer you have is the background layer, rename it so something else, or add an adjustment layer and you should be able to draw on the image with any of the drawing tools.

As an alternative, the program might have an "add borders" function. Paint Shop Pro has one, but I'm not completely sure about Photoshop.

Wed, Jul. 20th, 2005 10:42 pm (UTC)
freckles42

Meh. *makes a face* I was hoping it wouldn't come to having to draw it in by hand... probably easier for me to just edit it in mspain and do them all at once. *dramatic sigh* ;)

Sadly, so far as I can tell, Photoshop doesn't have an add borders option. :-\ I was hoping it also wouldn't come to reducing it to 98x98 and then adding a black layer underneath, then re-widening the screen to 100%. *keeps rambling off*

Thanks for the feedback, though... sometimes it's good to have other peoples' opinions...

*grin*

Mon, Jul. 18th, 2005 07:19 pm (UTC)
terva

Squee. ^^ I love then. Gorgeous.

I snatch 21, and credit you, of course. I might add some text. Do you mind if I do?

Mon, Jul. 18th, 2005 07:59 pm (UTC)
freckles42

thank you!

Absolutely, feel free to use it as a base.

I really like that one, too. I like the leaf somehow getting under the Buddha's hand... it's lovely.

Enjoy!

Tue, Jul. 19th, 2005 06:19 pm (UTC)
terva

Thanks. ^^ I'll add borders and a bit text, as soon as I have time for even that. I absolutely adore the picture.

And, I think borders can be made in photoshop by linear line- tool. At least that's how I make them with my software. (I use arcsoft photoimpression 5 - actually made only for photographs).
Or, you could build a 'brush', that's one pixel border in edges of 100 x 100 pixel-sized invisible background, and add it on. It'd be fast, at least.

But, since I haven't got photoshop right now in my computer, I can't give any real advices.

Mon, Dec. 19th, 2005 06:02 pm (UTC)
not_purrrfect

so good taking a few buddas will credit you

Sun, Mar. 18th, 2007 07:34 pm (UTC)
theidolhands

Very nice, I took one and of course will credit if I use it. I like the simplicity of these and the subject matter was perfect. I also like how you cropped them in different ways, it's funny how a different angle can strike a different person as more powerful than others. It's nice to have those options. You have a peaceful day. :)

Tue, Sep. 4th, 2007 09:18 pm (UTC)
treespirit87: :)

As you can see I took a Kwan Yin icon and credited you. They are all lovely, but she is my favorite. Thank you!

Thu, Jan. 10th, 2008 09:05 am (UTC)
the1984rat

35.
I love japanese waves.