Is anyone else having the WORST TIME EVER viewing people's entries? I don't know what the fuck is up. ... Huh. I just cleared my cache. Problem solved. That's only been FIVE HOURS of frustration. Clearly, I IZ SMRAT.
I've been sick with the flu since Monday night and I've gone to a few classes and whatnot but every time I went to make a post or something I just kind of flopped around and said fuck it. But there is something I've been noticing that's irritated the snot right out of me. (Mmm, great mental image, eh?)( On being lazy when someone makes a tutorial )( On the issue of selective colouring )
Tutorials should inspire you to try something new, teach you something you didn't know before, show you a new way of doing something. It shouldn't tell you to do something in a certain way on every single icon so you can make 300 icons that look exactly the same.
Some of the best tutorials I've ever seen are ones that teach me a different way I was already doing something, or trying to. This one
is amazing. And entries like this
are a gold mine. Looking through tutorials on wallpapers or banners are really awesome because they usually incorporate colouring, textures and sometimes multiple images or maniping. If you're looking for maniping tuts lostt1
did a quick and dirty one here
did a couple awesome ones here
When you're just starting out tutorials are great for learning the basics; it's how I learned because the PSP "help" wasn't helpful at all. But there comes a certain point when you stop being led around your programme by the hand and start experimenting and making your own tutorials. A lot of the time the icons you're drawn to the most probably aren't complex, dozen-layer feats. With a little experimentation it's easy to come up with a variation like it or something even better. Just give it a go!
And now I've finished my slightly ranty-rant. I haven't posted something like this in awhile. I think it's time for a nap. Also, this might be my new favourite icon. *hides*