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06 December 2007 @ 03:40 am
I've been a Graphic Designer for thirteen years, and one of my awesomest features is that I can usually get stuff done faster than most. How else would I have so much time to blog and watch DVDs during the day? Hotkeys, shortcuts, and automations all chop minutes off each task -- and on those days you have to process hundreds of images, one project can take you ten hours ... or just four if you have an arsenal of tricks.

A lot of you like to make images for your journals, and some of you are even in the print and media industries, so hopefully these will be helpful for you.

Today's One Minute Photoshop Trick:

When you have an image that needs to be straightened out, the fastest way to get the angle you want is using the Measure Tool.

Draw a measure line along the edge you want to be horizontal or vertical, then go to Image > Rotate > Arbitrary ... and Photoshop will fill in the angle of the measured line for you. It will also automatically enlarge the canvas size if needed.

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13 September 2007 @ 07:13 am

How To Remove Stuff In Photoshop

(Posted in my journal)
07 September 2007 @ 06:00 pm
BustedTees.com: Roll Dick in a box! BustedTees.com: Irish

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These were inspired by the t-shirts at bustedtees.com. They've probably been done by others too. Share these with credit to coell_icons.
17 June 2007 @ 03:07 pm
This week's Doctor Who broke my happy place. Here are a couple animated icons for you to join me in squeeing. Spoiler for the cutest faces 10's ever made, nothing plotty though.

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As always, feel free to share or alter with credit to coell_icons in the subject or keyword.
31 May 2007 @ 12:46 am
I updated my personal journal with more links and commentary about the Strikethrough/Deletgate kerfuffle. I was in the mood to make a banner like those wacked-out patrios that news shows have for wars and scandals (Fantastic examples here) and had a good laugh with this attempt.

Free free to edit, alter, share, forward, whatevs. I am terribly annoyed at LJ/6A for their handling of this problem. Caption suggestions also appreciated, as I'm crap at texting graphics. I might also make some smaller versions or icons. (Although I don't know what good it'll do for us to get all frothy over it.) Enjoy the wank while it's hot! A few different versions...Collapse )
10 May 2007 @ 07:44 pm
8 icons from one of my favorite Canadian TV shows: Trailer Park Boys

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Share with credit to coell_icons.

They don't show this in the US because of all the swearing, but I highly recommend you buy/rent/download it if you like dysfunctional humor, thick Canadian accents, and seriously a lot of swearing. I've never seen icons from the show, so I thought it was high time I made some.

Trailer Park Boys is a popular Canadian mockumentary television series focusing on the misadventures of a group of ex-convicts living in fictional Sunnyvale Trailer Park. Shot from the cameraman's point of view (a lá COPS), the show starts off in typical fashion: Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles scheme several plans to get rich and retire from crime. Along the way, they face obstacles from park supervisor Jim Lahey and his shirtless assistant supervisor/lover Randy, two dimwits Cory and Trevor, and the poor police officers who have to respond to the antics that frequently occur in the park. They receive both help and hindrances from allies such as white rapper J-ROC and his homies The Rock Pile, Ricky's sometimes wheelchair-bound dad Ray, Ricky's demanding (and surgically-enhanced) girlfriend Lucy, and Sarah, Lucy's best friend and probably the smartest person in the park. In the end, however, their capers always end poorly, robberies become botched, dope-selling schemes get ruined, and each season usually ends with some, or all of them back in jail, planning to succeed next time.

Seemingly Useless Trivia:
  • The actors portraying Julian, Ricky, and Bubbles are never seen out of character, even in behind-the-scenes montages and public events.
  • The unseen character of Donny who frequently screams, "WHAT IN THE FUCK?!", is actually Mike Smith, who plays Bubbles on screen.
  • As vulgar as Trailer Park Boys is, the word fart has never been said on the show. The word "tits" has only been said once, although "boobs" have been said and mentioned.
  • The final episode of Season 6 marks the first time that absolutely no one has gone to jail before the beginning of the next season.
  • Most characters do not have last names. Court judges address the characters by first name only, and Ricky tells the hospital staff that Bubbles has no last name.
24 February 2007 @ 05:27 am
Seriously, I am stupider for having made these. Seeing as how Mr. Radcliffe no longer feels compelled to wear pants, we shall see how his new exhibitionism spree affects Hogwarts.

People have been going crazy over the Snape version I made, so I've opened it up for sharing and made a few extra for lolz... and then it stopped being funny real fast, so I gave up after a handful. There are still a couple fabulous shock-faces I might use on some project, but for now, enjoy and spread the crack. Please credit coell_icons.

eqbun_snape Naked Equus + Harry Potter = Crack (19)Collapse )
19 February 2007 @ 11:09 pm
Please submit your requests here.

1. If you would like me to molest (alter/animate) your current icons, point me to the ones you desire most or simply allow me to choose which inspire me.

2. If you would like to have a specific icon made, please provide links to the images or email them to coellcmu at gmail dot com. Suggested captions are usually very helpful, as I am woefully inadequate with words.

3. If you would like any icon(s) made of a general subject (movie, book, tv, etc...), I will consider your suggestions for those random times I'm feeling bored and iconny.

Previous gifts and requests can be seen here.
18 February 2007 @ 06:22 pm
By request of jenisnape:

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Please credit coell_icons.
15 February 2007 @ 01:57 am
Every year I add holiday touches to my friends icons, then open it up to any requests at deck_the_icons. Please credit the person who made the base -- I just molested it. Feel free to ask me if you want something altered for yourself.

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Xmas Icons NOT FOR SHARING (87)Collapse )
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15 February 2007 @ 01:51 am
Stuff that doesn't fit in other categories: Festiva, eyeball, my cat Feex, Dubya, winged puma, Wife SwapCollapse )

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15 February 2007 @ 01:14 am
Trey Parker and Matt Stone are among my very favorite comedic writers, such as their movie "Orgazmo". Orgazmo, Matt Stone, Trey Parker (11)Collapse )
15 February 2007 @ 12:50 am
Forgive the wonky layout on these next few posts, the gallery doesn't display animations, so I'm posting all the old icons to this journal.

Icons: Liam Lynch, Sifl & Olly (48)Collapse )