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Michael Flarup
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Adobe Creative Suite 4 by Flarup, visual art

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My Bio
Current Residence: Copenhagen, Denmark
Favourite genre of music: Pretty much everything
MP3 player of choice: Sexy IPod.
Favourite cartoon character: Bender from futurama
Personal Quote: Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans

Favourite Movies
Oh boy, im a movie freak, so i can't possibly mention only one.
Favourite Writers
Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett
Tools of the Trade
Charming when drunk.
Other Interests
Computers, Travels, Photography, Philosophy and Life in General
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I've been caught in the twitter trap - so if you feel like it you can follow my daily tweets on twitter.
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After publishing my last article on the Process of Making an Icon, I got a few requests for more indepth knowledge on Blending Options, and a more explicit walkthrough of their direct usage. Now, Blending Options are one of the first things Photoshop Novices stumble upon. The infancy of adding layer styles often leads to a short period of horrible drop shadows and cringeworthy bevels. Ironicly, this easily available styling is one of the harder things to master. Blending options is all about manipulating individual layers to obtain a certain effect. It's a key aspect of creating icons, and will help you create textures, shading and highlight
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I've had a few requests for insights into the process of making icons. Instead of answering individually, I've decided to make this the first subject of a range of articles to be authored  at PixelResort.com. This won't be a tutorial or a step-by-step walkthrough, more like a general guideline based on my own experience. It's how my workflow crops up. To illustrate the creation of an icon, I've decided to redraw my old TextEdit icon from the bottom up. Go to PixelResort.com to read the Article and see the process...
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What format are your icons in, because they are the only icons online that will actually download to my computer:confused:...the rest just come up as a file, and won't open..:(:cries:
If I were you, I'd worship myself.
:iconflowerdanceplz: Congrats on the DD! :iconflowerdanceplz:
you make beautiful icons!
Hey dude - just watched your promo video for the 'Outside' app you made - great fun! I really like you guys!

I'd happily contribute to the cause and love your work!

Keep it up :la::la: