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30 August 2008 @ 08:04 pm
The Host icons

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My cast:
Melanie Stryder:  Summer Glau
Wanderer:  Kristen Bell

Rules/The Usual
1. Please use, that's why I make them!
2. Comments are my crack. Please contribute to the legal high.
3. Please credit in keywords.
4. Blanks are not bases. If you'd like different text or something, please ask me and I'll probably be able to do it for you.

If you want me to make more graphics for The Host, please comment to encourage me!

If you're a fan of The Host, join host_graphics for all your icon, wallpaper, and other graphic needs.  :)
Iron & Wine - Passing Afternoon
dhfreakdhfreak on August 31st, 2008 12:51 am (UTC)
Brilliant icons they are just amazing. Thanks for sharing them with us. :D
Elisabeth: btvs. thank you.kissingdaylight on September 3rd, 2008 07:21 am (UTC)
Aw, that means a lot coming from you!
jessica ann: glau ♣ [my melanie/wanderer]xhollywoodgirlx on August 31st, 2008 01:23 am (UTC)
Aw, these are all very pretty! =)
Elisabeth: btvs. thank you.kissingdaylight on September 3rd, 2008 07:21 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!
i dreamed a dream in a time gone byreiko_afterglow on August 31st, 2008 01:59 am (UTC)
Snurching some of the Summer/Mel ones =]
Elisabeth: btvs. thank you.kissingdaylight on September 3rd, 2008 07:22 am (UTC)
Yay! I'd really love to see them used since I spent so much time on them. ;)
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Elisabeth: actors. kstew: comic con.kissingdaylight on September 8th, 2008 09:10 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
marjorie16 on September 7th, 2008 03:00 am (UTC)
hi! these are amazing!!...

well, i was wondering...would you please help me improve my LJ?? I have no idea how to do graphics or add headers. I would really like to learn from you, that is, if it's not any hassle to you.

again... your icons are amazing!!!
Elisabeth: actors. bale: pondering.kissingdaylight on September 8th, 2008 09:21 am (UTC)
Thank you very much for the compliment.

What exactly are you asking? I'm afraid I don't have time to make you a header and layout myself, but if I pointed you in some right directions do you think that would help? What do you need to know?

Like I don't write my css myself, I just get it from (in the case of this layout) minty_peach and edit it heavily. I can cut out images and do some icons, but generally I suck at blending.

I see you make your own icons, so you're acquainted with graphics making. What are you looking to improve upon? Colorization? Text placement?

Do you know any HTML? Hex codes? Is your current layout an lj default with no css edits?

I want to help, but like I said, my time's kind of limited. The only way I'm going to be able to help at all though is if I have an idea what you need help with. So think it over and let me know the answers to these questions and anything else you want to add that you need direct help with.

Edited at 2008-09-08 09:22 am (UTC)
marjorie16 on September 15th, 2008 02:00 pm (UTC)
okay, i now know what i want to do. i'm sorry it took a long time for me to reply. when i read your message, i was thinking of everything i want to do with my account so that i just have to ask you once and bother you less.

well, i'm looking to improve on colorization. what is the best (i.e downloadable) program i could acquire to, well, do what everyone at LJ does? hahaha....

i know html. hex codes are alien to me. i could probably learn how. you know, google. i don't know how to use css (again, i'm going to have to google that) as well and i'm sort of scared to twick my layout because i don't know how it works.

i checked out the journal of the person you got your layout from...i'll check back when i can make sense of it.

i really appreciate you replying to me even though i'm a complete stranger. i'm so sorry for bothering you. it seems that you're really busy. thank you so much for helping out!!!!

point the way!!!
Elisabethkissingdaylight on September 16th, 2008 12:50 am (UTC)
Hmmm... I don't really have any ideas about downloading. Most people I've encountered on livejournal use Adobe Photoshop which is a completely excellent program. You can really do anything with it. You can get a free trial download of CS3 (what I use) here on the Adobe website. Only problem is I don't know how long the trial lasts and it's a pretty expensive program to buy. Maybe search for a crack?

Hex codes are just a system of defining colors in html. Like the hex code "17a2c5" is this color. Like you said, you can easily google it (or use the Photoshop color picker which will tell you what it is). You only need to know it so you can change the colors of the layout you start with to match your header. (e.g. I think this layout was originally blue and black or something so I had to change the colors to white and a red that matched Ellen's scarf.)

I definitely recommend minty_peach, because her stuff is great and very easy to edit and make your own style. Some other great options though are: thefulcrum, absonant, butterflybox, refutare, refuted, cartoonage. At lot of people find layouts there that they don't even want to edit. (Although, I'm all for personalization.)

If you don't already know about it, you probably want to check out icon_tutorial. They've got hundreds of archived tutorials (like 83 on color, shading, and gradients). Even if you're looking to make larger art (like headers or walls) the same principles can be used.

So that's what I'd suggest. I hope it helps! Let me know if you hit a snag on the way and if I know how to help I'll try. :)

Edited at 2008-09-16 12:51 am (UTC)
marjorie16 on September 16th, 2008 11:46 am (UTC)
thank you soooo much!!!!!!

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Elisabethkissingdaylight on October 4th, 2008 03:34 am (UTC)
Thank You
Thanks, I appreciate it so much! (Also, your icon totally wins.)
purple_flowpurple_flow on October 12th, 2008 02:26 am (UTC)
These are great! I took # 16 and credited.

I love Kristin Bell as Wanda.