icon making woes - The Void: Mind Wanderings of a Lost Soul
icon making woes
*grumbling in frustration* it's been so long since I wanted to make an animated icon that I didn't realize that Photoshop CS3 doesn't include Imageready. I'm ready to throw the book at the makers. *cries* now i either have to install an old version of Imageready (if I can find the damn disk) or figure out how to get flash to work with the Photoshop file I've made. Who can I blame for this huge oversight in the Adobe family, eh? *looks for scapegoats*

surprisingly, I actually am taking the time to make new icons. I've got one down and at least 9 to go....*grumble grumble*

**EDIT** so i was doing some grumbling research on the whole discontinued Imageready issue and discovered that they integrated a lot of my favorite Imageready features into the new CS3. What this means is that there's a whole hidden Animation feature inside CS3 that's supposed to work just like Imageready did. I haven't tried it yet, but wheeeeeeeeee. So freaking happy. If I was a kind person, I'd let all those iconmaking communities that I belong to aware of this feature, because scrolling through their archives they acted like all hope was lost with animation and CS3. Let's hope that I can actually make it work lol.

Stationed at: home
Feeling: grumpy grumpy

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devvie From: devvie Date: March 14th, 2008 12:47 am (UTC) (Link)
I've been trying to make an animated icon for someone who has asked everyone. I downloaded all kinds of stuff, didn't understand a thing. Then I watched tutorials. One said you can use Windows Movie Maker, but the file I got or clip wasn't compatible, so I was frustrated. ONE day I shall conquer this!!!
emaleythe From: emaleythe Date: March 14th, 2008 04:49 am (UTC) (Link)
depends on the kind of animated icon as to whether I could help or not. I've never been very handy at making good minimovie icons, simply because the amount of frames and my inability to make it fit the 40kb limit. However, simple animated icons I used to be able to pull off. That said, I'm just about to test the new animated CS3 feature, so we'll see if I can actually still work this stuff. and side note, windows movie maker has never been my friend at trying to make those darn movie icons grrrr
tappanga From: tappanga Date: March 14th, 2008 08:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
The IM part of CS3 is a bit more complicated, but not bad at all. If you knew IM, you can get this no problem.
tappanga From: tappanga Date: March 14th, 2008 08:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
And of course by IM I totally meant IR.

emaleythe From: emaleythe Date: March 14th, 2008 08:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
actually in some ways it wasn't bad at all, did what I wanted it to at least...may have to eat my words when I go to the second animated icon though lol
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