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Rhys Glover
Artist | Student | Film & Animation
United Kingdom
Moved to the UK from Capetown SA when i was 7, gradually built up a passion for music, art & film and have been playing music semi-pro for 11 years now. I love making icons, using photoshop for editing (at total noobish level tho haha) and have acquired a very good eye for getting the best contrast, brightness and shadow ratio's.
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:iconharrybana:
Welcome to dA and thanks for the llama
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Rhyz66 Jul 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
Haha no worries man Thanks for the warm welcome! You really deserve more llama's tbh as you make incredibly awesome icons dude.

I ALWAYS download yours now, as you seem to get such a good HD picture with really vibrant colors, nice one and thanks for sharing, would be stuck with horrible round ones or stock if it werent for you! LOL I take it you do a little contrast/brightness editing before proceeding with the icon making? =] The colors are alot deeper on yours than many others - (Awesome dude)

Don't suppose you could maybe do this picture (and maybe the other 'hardcore' posters) of Settlers 7 - Paths to a kingdom: here [link]
- This is actually my own attempt. I kinda went for the simple box edge keeping in with the only good 'stock' icons such as Deus Ex or WRC2.

What do you think of it? LOL I really want to know how to get different edges and then finally make it into a png (from a jpg). I usually use jpg's but try to find png's if i can. Then i use a simple program (total image converter) to convert them to 256 ico's. Done this with all my movies, games (if i cant find any of yours ;]) and tv shows etc, and i've also tried this new one iconfx but its quite a frustrating program (lots of hidden options etc). What do you use?
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Llama's? i don't care much for them, but if someone send me one i send one back.

Thanks for getting all of the icons. and yes i do some editing when i see fit. contrast, exposure, vibrance and such.

I already made one for the Settlers 7 but it was the cartoony boxart. I will make another one using your pic with a smaller logo.

Usually i use png because jpg's got artifacts when you look good at the pic. As for conversions to ico and icns(mac) i use IcoFX1.6 using the batch tool and for the ico's i use ToyCon. The programs are all freeware.
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Rhyz66 Aug 4, 2012  Student Filmographer
No worries dude, DeviantArt is a nice place though i have to admit, The Llama thing just makes it a bit cooler by letting people show they're appreciation.

I thought you did that man, you must have a really good eye for it as they all look mint mate..

Thanks for doing the Settlers 7 icon man, much appreciated... I think there is actually a few more but the one i did definitely has the the most appeal for me anyway.

About the Png's thanks for enlightening me on this, i have been using Jpg's for a while when doing movie icons and TV yet they all have something slighlty 'off' about them.

Would you reccomend converting to PNG before i do my last conversion to ICO or should i go for a PNG source?

I also IcoFX too, just haven't really tried to get into properly yet. So is that where you produce all your custom 'icon edges' by that i mean the left corner pointed and the three others rounded?

Guess i'll tinker about with it...

Thanks dude

Oh yeah here is a few of my Final Desktop Experiments if you want to have a look man:
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Cheers dude...
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