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30 June 2007 @ 04:15 pm
making them not oversharp, grainy, or blurry  
Hey everybody! This is my first post to this com, so yay!

Lately, I have been getting rejected from many an elite comm. Usually, the reason sighted is that my icons are both oversharpened and blurry, and some grainy-ness. Anyone have any advice on how to help with that? Blurry I can understand - I generally don't sharpen at all. Which is why I am a little baffled by the oversharpening comment. I use gimp, so I so tend to rely on levels (and, to a lesser degree, curves) to bring up my icons' brightness. Could that could causing the oversharpened look? Also - how do you fix graininess? Blur it a little?


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General concrit is, of course, very, very welcome. Especially text advice, since I'm not too good with it. Thanks everyone!
 
 
 
applementosapplementos on August 25th, 2007 03:00 pm (UTC)
I don't see oversharpendness at really. So I am not suer why they would say that. Perhaps other icons were. However, the graininess is because of the picture quality. To get the clearest icon, you should use hq caps.
Mem: SG-1 - smilememento1 on August 26th, 2007 06:50 am (UTC)
A tip I learned that I use often, to keep a sharp image but reduce the accompanying graininess:

After sharpening, zoom in really big on the icon. Use the blur tool on a low setting to blur areas of even coloring - cheeks, foreheads, any area without sharp lines (these you want to keep sharp). I usually blur the background, too, to draw more attention to the face.

I don't know if there is a good blur tool on gimp, but if there is, this works wonders. I hope it helps!