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24th-Feb-2008 02:52 pm - Icon Tut
1. Duplicate your base, set to screen, at whatever opacity suits your icon (Not too bright).
For mine, I chose 50%

2. Duplicate base and set to Soft light, once again, at whatever opacity suits your icon.
I chose 50% again.


3. New adjustment layer > Colour Balance.

Highlights: 20 / 0 / -10
Shadows: 0 / 0 / 10

4. New adjustment layer > Curves.

RGB: I: 42 O: 30
Red: I: 60 O: 33
Green: I: 33 O: 66
Blue: I: 19 O: 72


5. New raster layer with #ccf4ec. Set to burn 100%


6. New raster layer with #f5ebd3. Set to multiply 50%


7. Sharpen once if needed.

And you're done :) Would love it if you showed me what you got! I realised the tutorial is quite image heavy, and different bases can sometimes look completely different to this, but if you mess around with the opacities you'll get something that looks similar to this:


Others made using this tutorial:

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5th-Dec-2007 09:06 pm - I Need A Friend.

I hate school so much. How can I mingle with people who ask me to repeat myself after everything I say. I'm serious, there's no exxageration. Nearly after everything I say, someone will say "what?". I can't stand it. Amongst my group of friends, nobody pays any attention to me. Everything is "Danni, Danni, Danni". I'm at the age where I need a good female friend to talk to. Infact, a good friend would simply be nice.
Please take me away, i'm so alone.

25th-Nov-2007 04:00 pm - I Have Returned
Ok, it's time to stop ignoring this journal. I was just looking for some Mansun icons (Without any luck) and decided I should probably use this more. My layout sucks, it went disastrously wrong. I can't even change it, 'cause it won't let me. Why does LJ keep changing?

I miss Mansun.

Why have such an immensely talented band just lost themselves? 
This is sadder than Bird Flu.

RIP and get back to playing music.
14th-Oct-2007 12:43 pm - Figure out how i'm feeling just now.

The boy i've loved the most and the longest is going out with the girl I hate the most.
The boy who made me get over him is out spending time with someone he lost his virginity to while I still liked him.
After everything I helped this boy with, he never offers to help me, or even speak to me anymore for that matter.
And the worst thing is, I know his girlfriend is in it for one thing, and one thing only.
Everything I do reminds me of him in some form.
I can't sleep at night without having one song I listen to remind me of him for some reason.
There is one certain song I can't even face listening to anymore. It reminds me of the times I walked home from school with nothing but him in my mind, and how happy I was back then.
And just when I think i'm feeling fine, he'll creep into my mind again and haunt me just one last time.

The point of this journal is just to try and help people understand at least a tiny bit of how i'm feeling right now.
I don't know what to do anymore, and although I sound extremely pathetic to him right now, i'm a fucking wreck.

I don't even know what to do with myself anymore. I've tied myself to someone I shouldn't have. Even if i'm expecting him to talk to me, my heart gets fuzzy every single time he does. 
If I see him laughing at me, I start shaking. If I see him laughing at another girl, I feel like giving up.

Last night I don't know what came over me... The sudden thought of "Give up, nothing will ever happen" just went to my head. I cried really hard. But everytime you cry, you know it won't change anything anyway, and the only way to solve that is to cry harder. 
Is this what love is supposed to be like?

You wouldn't believe how close I was to telling him what I felt a few months ago... I even said "I've got something to tell you", but being the fucking chicken that I am, i just said it was nothing and forgot about it. Hoping the time would come again to tell him. But I always leave it too late, and this happens. I had convinced myself that he wouldn't feel the same.. I'm so used to it happening to me.
And now i'm too late. 
There's someone who's beat me to it.
Stolen my glory.
It's amazing how quickly someone can appear to forget that you've been by their side all along. It's just until someone talks shit about loving them that they fall down at their knees as if it's actually true.

She doesn't know love. She doesn't know the meaning of the word. 
Love is trying to make things work for 7 long months and not giving up. Love is when I get butterflies every time he speaks to me. Love is when I care about nothing else than him. And when things aren't working out right, I didn't forget about it. I tried to make it work. And I tried and tried, and even though i'm not getting anywhere, I like him too much to give it up and walk away with nothing.
Does she know how much she's breaking my heart? She can have him with the click of her fingers. Every single time I see one of her pathetic little comments that mean nothing.
Every single time she decides to lead him a-stray, I know I should be the one saying "i love you", not her. 
I've wanted to say it for so long, and she still got there before me.
But I know deep down that I can do it better than her.

But what's the point anymore? He'll think i'm saying it to piss her off. He'll think i'm being a selfish bitch and trying to get my own way.
But i'm not. It seems so hard to express how you're feeling, and i'm struggling with it.

Sometimes the thought that i'm going round in circles, and getting nowhere doesn't bother me. But usually it kills me. I don't know what the hell to do anymore.. 
How can someone come and steal everything that's ever mattered to me so quickly?
That night when someone told me how he felt about her, I didn't even know what to do with myself. I still don't, to be honest. I'm sick of lies, I just want to know why he's so gullable to her.
"Once a whore, you're nothing more.."

She'll never know what it feels like to be in my shoes, and actually love someone for who they are. He's just another one of her fucking toy boys. It isn't love, it's lust.

She'll never like him for as long, or as much as I have. She can't compete with the 7 months i've tried to make him like me. No way.
But i've realised it doesn't work like that. If someone doesn't like you back then you've got to keep on going. Unfortunately my mind doesn't work like that..
I could of walked away by now. I could of went and found somebody else. But I love him that much that I haven't, and I won't stop until I know i've gotten somewhere.
Sometimes I think to myself "Why bother... He's obviously not getting the message."
But he is the reason I bother.

Was I on drugs when I wrote this?

3rd-Jul-2007 09:35 pm - Weeeeeeeee
Haha, this is my... 4th? journal. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
Shot at 2007-07-08
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