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28 | Alexz Johnson, Multi-Fandom

Hey guys! Just a small update. The latter half of the post are my icons from my battle with easilyunwind. If you'd like to see what she came up with, go here.

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11 Instant Star All Jude Harrison (includes variations).
03 Devil's Diary All Alexz Johnson's character (includes variations).
14 Miscellaneous Charmed, Buffy:tVS, Gossip Girl, If Only. Sophia Bush, Dawson's Creek, Carrie Underwood, The Closer, Lauren Graham, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Pushing Daisies (includes variations).

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30 | Icon Dump

Hey guys! So for those that have stayed members, thanks! No clue how I survived so long without internet, but I did. I ended up moving into my own apartment and it took a little while to get used to paying the "necessary" bills before I could even think of more leisure-like bills like said internet. But I have it now, obvs. Anyhoo, I figured before I even attempted ... actually that's a lie, I have attempted but nothing. So I figured maybe it's 'cause I need to clean up what I was working on before I moved out. You know, out with the old, in with the new blah blah blah. So that's what this is. Bunches and bunches of randomness. I'll try and wrangle up a new layout and new batches of goodies in the coming weeks.

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5 Crossover Manips (3 Melinda/Mick [Ghost Whisperer/Moonlight], 1 Sophia/Jared, 1 Kristen/Jensen).
8 One Tree Hill (4 Haley, 2 Peyton, 1 Lucas/Haley, 1 BJL).
17 Miscellaneous (2 Pacey/Joey [Dawson's Creek], 2 Buffy [tVS], 2 Blair [Gossip Girl], 4 Alexz Johnson [Instant Star, Herself], 2 Christina Aguilera, 1 Michael Buble, 1 Fashion, 1 Twilight Saga, 1 Kristen Bell, 1 Phoebe [Charmed]).

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14 Tutorial | Mandy Moore

So I was browsing through my icon journal, going through past entries and such, when I wondered when the last time I wrote a tutorial was ... January of last year!!!, it's been nearly over a year since my last tutorial! Yeesh. With a little more browsing I realized that the first tutorial ever here at likedejavu reached 127 comments, that's insane but oh so cool. My last one reached a whopping 95 comments, nearly triple digits, nifty! Anyway, if you haven't gotten the point, I bring you a tutorial today.

• As always, I use PSP9, no worries selective coloring hasn't swayed me.
• Should be translatable, to other versions of PSP anyway. PS users may be able to translate except for the author's notes.
• Semi-image heavy.
• Text Heavy.
• Intermediate-Advance.
• Any questions? Please ask!
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• Request for tutorials can be made HERE.

Note: As per my last tutorial you won't be getting exact numbers. I'll be rounding all my numbers to the nearest 10th-ish, seeing as each image is different this is the best way I think that will get you to play around with your image and the settings. Everything that is in Italics are my little notes, ..... there are a lot of Italics.

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This tutorial is a lot more text heavy than most of mine, but if you think I didn't example something that well just let me know and I'll try to do better. I just never got the point tutorials that only provide numbers and that's it. Plus with the lack of PSP tutorials I feel like I have double my one tutorial to make up for it, heh.
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& | Prizes (Batch 01)

Congrats to those who commented quickly enough! Believe it or not, everyone one at least one of the prizes (obviously) but no one walked away with the biggest one of them all! Better luck next time I suppose. Anyhoo, as to not get logged down, I figured I'd put these two prizes up since I finished. I also granted those who won posting access their access. Keep an eye out for a post from tigre86, who's icon journal is greeneyes_icons and a post from mscellym who's icon journal is icon_collide!

I'm still waiting on an email from the following: georgia31, liz_querin, therebelshow, and goingooo. E-Mail me as soon as possible please!

Anyhoo! Icons! fashionfanatic9 and breakingsilence both won interest icons (shareable*). They each picked three of their own interest (the first three of each batch) and I picked the rest. Here they are! Hope you like them!

P.S. I won't be able to renew my photobucket account until Friday, and even though there are only 20ish icons here, please please please don't hotlink any of the icons! TY!

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1 - 10; fashionfanatic9. Shareable (Except for #3).
HSM (Zach/Vanessa), Harry Potter, Heroes (Claire/Peter), Aly & AJ, Brenda Song, Ashley Tisdale, Bethany Joy Lenz, Emma Watson/Rupert Grint, Hayden Pantierre, Hannah Montana.
11 - 20; breakingsilence. Shareable.
Peyton/Brooke, Peyton/Haley, Peyton/Logan, Harry/Hermione, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kate Walsh, Buffy/Angel, Addison Montgomery, Hermoine Granger, Veronica Mars.
21 - 23; Rejects.
Brenda Song, Peyton/Haley, Peyton/Logan.



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25 | Icon Dump

It's so typical of me to make a big "TADA! I'M BACK!" type post, only to lose my internet and be gone for 2mo+. *shakeshead* I'd love to have tons of new shiny icons to show you too, but I kind of don't. This is just a mish-mash of random icons I have on my HD. Some are contest entries, some are personal icons, some are just really random! I'm hoping that if I put these out there, and know I don't have anything else to post that I'll get some mojo for new stuff. I definitely have pictures saved to use, so here's hoping!

Couple things really quick though -
01. New layout! I actually got it up before I dropped off the face of e-earth, but didn't get to update about it. likedejavu.
02. I have hi-speed again! So this means cap requests are up again! Only because it has been so long and I don't know of those that requested back then still wanted them, I opened all (5) of the slots. So request if you'd like anything. I also included any new TVDVDs I purchased since I first made the list.
03. Thanks for all the new members! I'm 3 shy of 350. OMG! *grins*
04. For those that are new members and don't know, I have an ever-going iconrequest-esque post. So old members and new, feel free to post new pics that you'd like to see in future posts!

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2 How I Met Your Mother (Lily/Marshall)
2 Ghost Whisperer (Melinda/Jim)
3 Grey's Anatomy (Alex/Addison)
3 Mandy Moore
4 Instant Star (Jude, Jude/Tommy)
5 Jennifer Love Hewitt
6 One Tree Hill (Brooke)



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& | Update (plus lol worthy icons)

Yes Yes Yes. Rub your eyes, do double takes ... get it all out! I'm back. Now, this is the point where I'd like to be all "TADA!" and have jazz hands and have a post of 100+ icons making my big enterance, but no. Not happening, sorry. For the most part this is just going to be a update post updating you on a few things. I'll do bullets, as to make this more organized.

» ORDINARY_DREAM IS NOW EVERYLINE. Yes, I changed my name. I didn't connect the two names, so anything credited to ordinary_dream will look like this: ordinary_dream. I realize I can't reachout to every single person who ever took an icon of mine and have them change it, but as long as the majority of them change it I'll be happy. Here are a few ways to now credit me for my icons. Feel free to pick whichever you'd like! Thanks! You will also see an iconversion of that little thing at each post, hopefully it'll aide as a visual example for the newbies who don't know how to credit icon makers.

» LIKEDEJAVU NOW HAS 300+ MEMBERS! How this has happened in my absence of 2+ month's I really couldn't tell you. I'm not complaining, I'm just shocked. I think it's two-fold though, for one reason I know icon tutorial posts are making their way around circuts again, and I'm getting a lot of comments on old tutorials, so that probably has to do with it. And also with a reason I'll mention in the next bullet point. However it did happen though, I'm extremely excited and grateful. Thank you to everyone who joined, anyone who ever pimped and then some. I'm trying to work on something special for you guys, I just haven't decided what yet. But it'll be something good I hope. I'll keep you posted.

» YOU GUYS ARE THE GREATEST! So apparently creamhugs had a LJ Icon Awards while I was away, and one of their topics were "Best Icon Tutorials". I actually tied for first place with two other icon makers who coincidently I use their tutorials as if they were crack. You can see the spiffy banner they made on the main page in the sidebar. The other two makers were xg3n and nightcomes. Thank you to anyone who voted! I appreciate it!

» THIS IS REALLY ALL I HAVE. Sorry. Three bullets just seemed kinda lame. Anyway, I guess I'll just use this to tie-up loose ends. I still have some saved requests that I can/need to work on. And overall I've just been collecting pictures that I've been meaning to icon. My icon-mojo isn't 100% back, but it's getting there. I did realize that the only way I was going to get it back was if I started forcing myself to open PSP. So I've been doing that, mostly entering a few challenges. Then I came up with the idea (from a meme of course) that you'll see below.

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So I hope you guys enjoyed that! It was fun on my end and I think it gave me the push I needed to try and make an update. I hope to update the community not just with icons but with a facelife in the next week or so. Here's hoping anyway.

Thanks for everything guys!
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Hi there. Fortunately I've been very lucky when it comes to members because I've hardly come across instances where icons of mine were credited, and the instances when that did happen, you guys have been very quick to fix it. And I'm happy with my comment count, so there's no worry there. The reason for this post is just to give a quick reminder to one of the 'rules' I have in my guidelines.

NO HOTLINKING.


While I do appreciate my icons being nominated or being "praised" or what-have-you, I really must insist that my icons or graphics not be hotlinked. The only instance when that is okay, is if you're linking them in this community. Say for example, in the post I have a few down where I asked you guys to post your favorite styles or icons. Or when requesting a tutorial for an icon, or if you're requesting an icon from a cap and what to give an example to what style to make it. In those cases, I'm absolutely fine with that. But if you're taking my icons outside of this community, you need to upload it to your own server. I have no issues with my icons being used outside of LJ (assuming you are still crediting of course), so long as you do not hotlink them.

That's all. Thanks for taking time to read that. I'm currently working on the banner post that should hopefully be up sometime soon, and also working my way through requests from the spam post. Take care everyone!