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cheriechapstick : (18 September 2018 - 01:22 PM) I always center my text and focal point its a problem
rock&rol... : (18 September 2018 - 12:47 PM) #justgraphicsproblems
jellybean jones : (18 September 2018 - 12:36 PM) meanwhile i have to slap my wrist every time i TRY to put text on the left side of people ._.
lucida. : (18 September 2018 - 12:33 PM) SAAAAAAME
rock&rol... : (18 September 2018 - 12:09 PM) omg why can't I put text on the left side of a person I just want to have diverse graphics in time for promos
cheriechapstick : (17 September 2018 - 11:17 AM) To be fair i hate them both. Ill stick to my CI and banners.
rock&rol... : (17 September 2018 - 05:30 AM) I'm definitely on team icon. I can't make a blend bigger than 500x500 :P
miss atomic... : (17 September 2018 - 03:55 AM) I usually just make a blend and cut the icons out of that :hide: got that tip from a tut on shadowplay
starbuck. : (17 September 2018 - 02:03 AM) I rarely make icons, but when i do, i make them.on a bigger canvas and then scale them down..........so basically i'm cheating :P
klutzy_kara : (16 September 2018 - 10:28 PM) icons are the best!!! blends are the terrifying ones :P
cheriechapstick : (16 September 2018 - 09:17 PM) its a very common fear honestly
ShadowRose : (16 September 2018 - 09:01 PM) i have come to the realization that i am scared of icons - i do not know why but the thought of making tiny graphics is somehow much more terrifying than large ones?
cheriechapstick : (16 September 2018 - 07:43 PM) good! I try hard to do so ! haha
rock&rol... : (16 September 2018 - 07:42 PM) You're gonna make me blush :wub:
cheriechapstick : (16 September 2018 - 07:17 PM) im just barely getting active again but stalking your gallery to try and mimick your style was a pleasure your work is so pretty! :)

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The galleries of artists who may have gone on to better things, but whose graphics we still greatly admire. You can browse here for some inspiration. Veteran artists that would like their galleries moved back to the Master Artist section, please PM an admin!

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An extensive role-playing (RPG) site taking place in the post-Potter era.

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