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Post #031: FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions.

Here it is... the FAQ. If you have any questions that you think should be added to this post, feel free to comment.


1. What program do you use to make your icons?
2. I don't have a graphics program, what can I use to make icons?
3. Do I have to credit you?
4. How do I credit you?
5. How do I credit you for a layout or other graphic?
6. Can I use one of your icons on my Greatest Journal/forum/site?
7. I'm nominating one of your icons! Is that okay?
8. Can I friend this journal?
9. Where did you get the brush/texture/font in that icon?
10. Can I edit your icons?
11. How can I see all your icons?
12. Do you make anything besides icons?
13. Will you affiliate with me/my icon journal/my community?
14. Are you taking requests?
15. I know you always say no hotlinking, but what does that mean?
16. I like your icons... should I join or friend your community?
17. I joined your community, so why won't you grant me posting access?
18. Why are the first posts in the community numbered in the thirties? Can't you count!?
20. Why?

1. What program do you use to make your icons?

As of right now, I primarily use Adobe Photoshop 6.0 and Adobe ImageReady 3.0.

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2. I don't have a graphics program, what can I use to make icons?

There are a number of good, free graphics programs out there, but what I recommend is the
GIMP. It's just as ridiculously complex as Photoshop or PSP, and it even has its own tutorial community on LJ!

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3. Do I have to credit you?

I require credit for all the graphics I make. For more information on my credit policy, please see the
rules.

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4. How do I credit you?

On Livejournal, you can credit me in the comments of your userpics. For example....



On places outside LJ, you can credit me wherever is convenient in the same way, but without the LJ user tag - just type "by insidethebox at Livejournal", or better yet, link back to my journal.

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5. How do I credit you for a layout or other graphic?

For a layout or a header, credit in your userinfo or the sidebar of your layout ("Made by
insidethebox") is perfect. For a friends only banner, it's basically the same thing... your userinfo, the sidebar of your layout, or the post where you have the banner.

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6. Can I use one of your icons on my Greatest Journal/forum/site?

Sure! I'd appreciate credit, too. For more information on how to credit my work outside of LJ, see
question four.

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7. I'm nominating one of your icons! Is that okay?

Of course! You can nominate my work anywhere you want, and I'd love it if you'd let me know.

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8. Can I friend this journal?

I'd be thrilled if you did, so feel free! I periodically add back everyone who friends me because I'm slightly obsessive about keeping the numbers even.

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9. Where did you get the brush/texture/font in that icon?

Chances are your answer lies somewhere in my
resource page. For fonts, check out my font guide. If you can't find your answer there, ask me or ask over at fontaddicts.

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10. Can I edit your icons?

No. Unless it's a question of animating a bunch of my icons together, in which case you can do that yourself or I can do it for you.

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11. How can I see all your icons?

I don't have all of my icons in one post. However, I do have them
organized by type and fandom, or you can check the memories. For posts from my old icon journal, look here.

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12. Do you make anything besides icons?

Yes! I make wallpapers, headers, layouts, friends only banners, and mood themes, just not as often.

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13. Will you affiliate with me/my icon journal/my community?

The answer is probably yes if you ask at the
Affiliate Post.

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14. Are you taking requests?

As of right now, I am not taking requests. This is definitely subject to change.

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15. I know you always say no hotlinking, but what does that mean?

The short of this is, if you're taking one of my graphics, please save it on your own computer (right click -> Save Picture As) and upload it to your own server, such as a website or a
Photobucket account. As long as you do this, hotlinking won't be an issue. My policy on hotlinking can be found here in the rules. For more on what hotlinking is, please read this. colorfilter also has a great post explaining it here.

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16. I like your icons... should I join or friend your community?

You can both join and friend my community if you wish! In fact, I'd be very happy if you did. Please bear in mind that this is my personal icon community - no one posts here except me - so by joining you will not be granted posting access.

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17. I joined your community, so why won't you grant me posting access?

See above. You're more than welcome to join, but this is my personal icon community. Only I can post.

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18. Why are the first posts in the community numbered in the thirties? Can't you count!?

I'm a musician. I can only count to four. No, seriously, I had twenty-nine posts in my old icon journal that I linked to in the memories here. Since I'm still the same person, just posting in a different place, I saw no reason to restart my post numbers.

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19. But when will you make an icon of [insert fandom here]?

If I know and like the fandom, probably in the near future if you drop me a note in the suggestion box.

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20. Why?

Because.

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