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Ever wanted to learn how to make your own smilies? In this tutorial, I will show the basic techniques used to make the smilies shown below.

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This is the tool palette. I've highlighted the tools that you will be using for this tutorial. I've provided this as a reference to guide you as you progress through the tutorial.

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1) Create a new document with the dimensions 15x15 and a transparent background.

2) Press the D key. This will reset your background and foreground colors to black and white.

3) Zoom in by either pressing CTRL + + or: Edit >> Zoom In, until you're at 1600%.

4) Use your pencil tool to draw the following:

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5) Use your Polygonal Lasso Tool to make the following selection inside of your circle.

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6) Pick a background color. I used yellow (#FFFF00). Set the foreground color to white.

7) Go to the gradient tool. Set the option to radial gradient as shown below:

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8) With your gradient tool, drag inside of the selection from the center to the edge. Press CTRL + D to deselect.

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9) Press the D key to set the background and foreground colors back to black and white.

10) Create a new layer: Layer >> New >> Layer. Hit OK. Use your pencil tool to draw the following:

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11) See if you can draw the faces for the following smilies:

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Don't limit yourself to the smilies covered in this tutorial. Now that you've learned the techniques, you can move forward and create your own custom smilies. Experiment with different sizes, colors, faces, etc.

I hope you find this tutorial helpful and fun. :)

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If you'd like how to learn how to use your new custom made smilies in your Xanga, refer to the following tutorials/scripts:

[url=http://www.createblog.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=51098]Smilies (Custom): in entries[/url]
[url=http://www.createblog.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=51203]Smilies (Custom): in comments[/url]

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You are not authorized to copy or distribute any content from this tutorial.

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This was cool :-)

By emccnnll on Jun 7, 2008 11:00 am

Funn!

By Ladii-J-Gfx on Apr 24, 2008 3:04 am

cool thanks for this^^

By YunasOtherSelf on Apr 19, 2008 8:13 am

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