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Karen's FAQ

What programs do you use to make emotes?
I use 2 programs - PaintShop Pro X2 to make the individual frames and then Ulead Gif animator 5 to animate the frames together

How do you make an emoticon?
That's not something I can easily explain here. However, there are over 200 different emoticon tutorials over at Emotication, or you can check out my personal tutorials here

What programs would you suggest for making emotes?
There are a range of different programs out there and its about finding one (or two) that suit you. There's a list of free programs and trials on this page which is a good place to start

How do I use your emotes in a comment?
I've written a nice tutorial to explain this which you can find here. You can also check out my list of plz accounts on this journal

Will you make me an avatar?
I sadly no longer take free personal avatar requests. However you can check out my list of free to use avatars here

Will you comment/critique an emote I made?
As long as you ask politely, sure :) It may take me a while to get around to it, but I really don't mind. Just send me a link in a comment or note.

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Awards board

Emote Award Nominee - 2012 by Krissi001 Syn Judge by Krissi001 Best Static Emoticonist - 2012 by Krissi001

EMTC Rainbows Close Contenders by happy-gurl EMTC Stamps Close Contenders by happy-gurl EMTC Blue Honorable Mention by happy-gurl

participant badge by Krissi001 Completed the VP NaNoEmo - badge by Krissi001 bronze by Krissi001

silver by Krissi001 gold by Krissi001

Competitor's Badge by IceXDragon Emoticon Tournament Semi-Finalist Badge by IceXDragon Emoticon Tournament Finalist Badge by IceXDragon Emoticon Tournament Winner Badge by IceXDragon

NaNoEmo hosts by Krissi001

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Rubik Cubes

Rubiks Cube solver stamp by smgbas
I'm a fan of solving Rubik's Cubes and other twisty puzzles. You can check out my collection below:

Part 1 | Part 2


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Whizz, Bang, Pop ... It's August

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 5:24 PM

This year has really been whizzing by and I'm not quite sure how we managed to get to August already (I swear it was April last week!). Work has been particularly busy over the last few months and in my free time I've had a non-stop string of events/trips/visits to occupy my free time. All have been very enjoyable, but haven't left much time to do much else.

In May I took a few days to travel up to Scotland to visit Kyramy and TheSlan which was most enjoyable and this time blessed with unexpectedly sunny weather.

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The following month I took a 4 day trip to Germany for a Pokemon Go event, which was certainly an experience and a half. There were a few issues along the way (locked out our apartment, broken sim card, confusing trains, issues with the event, friend booked the wrong flight home) but overall a fun trip filled with new experiences.

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Less than 36 hours after I arrived back from Germany, my sister, brother-in-law and their 4 children (9, 5, 3 & 18 months) arrived from America for a month long visit. As we don't get to see them that often we have to compact a lot into the time they are here, which keeps us busy but can be a little stressful. In the middle of their trip we went on a family holiday in Cornwall together, which seemed to go ok. Not much time for relaxing, but it was fun exploring a new part of the country.

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In amongst all of this I've been balancing a number of other projects and using any free time to continue playing Pokemon Go. Recent changes to the game have helped to make it more community-focussed, and I'm enjoying having a new groups of friends that share similar interests.

As you can probably imagine, all of this has left me with very little time to focus on dA. I pop in a couple of days a week though as some of you may have noticed, I haven't been replying to any comments recently (I will, I promise). Art has been very low on my list of priorities, though with the majority of the emote community lying dormant, I'm not really missing much.

And as for my computer issues, they are still waiting to be resolved. I'm limping along on my old computer (with the broken hinge) though it was recently wiped after a blue screen of death issue and therefore has no art software on it. My replacement laptop (which I never got on with) has now been sold on, so at some point I need to go shopping again to find something that works for me.

In the meantime, I'm currently looking forward to later this month where I get to escape to Norfolk for a few days. Hopefully it will give me a much needed break and some time to re-charge my batteries. After that we'll see what happens, though I wonder if my life will really calm down or continue at this pace for the remainder of the year. Only time will tell!

Deviousness Award

Deviousness Award
`Synfull has firmly rooted herself at the heart of the emoticon gallery and made it her mission to bring pixel passion to every part of deviantART. With a personal gallery that's filled to the brim with exremely detailed emoticons and informative tutorials, Karen has developed an reputation with many deviants for being somewhat of a legendary emoticon artist. We very much agree that Karen's dedication and inspiring efforts deserve recognition, and therefore it's without any hesitation that we bestow the Deviousness Award for July 2013 to `Synfull, congratulations!
-awarded July 2013

About Me

About me

My name is Karen though a number of people around dA call me Syn or Synfull. I joined deviantART back in 2006 as an art appreciator, but over time I have tried my hand at a number of different art forms, before eventually finding my place in emoticons.

Offline,I graduated from the University of Birmingham, UK with a degree in Computer Science (Programming) and now work at a computer software company in Derby. I like to spend my free time relaxing with friends, watching films, travelling, dabbling in crafts, helping at my local Scout group or messing with one of my Rubik's cubes.

Please note:

Instead of thanking me for faves, please spend the time looking at a-kid-at-heart's gallery

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PekerSweet Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  New Deviant  General Artist
Hi Synfull! I used to be PhoebeChops2009, but I ended up deactivating on that account, so I made my second account, PekerSweet! Have a nice day!
specialized666 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Professional General Artist
Hi, have an awesome day :happybounce:
Synfull Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Thank you :) I hope you do too
PhoebeChops2009 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018  Student General Artist
I love your emoticons!
Synfull Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018
:blushes: Thank you
PhoebeChops2009 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Student General Artist
You’re welcome! 😇
diamond281 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Synfull Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018
SafeGaming89 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018  Hobbyist
Oh hey, Karen! I've not chatted to you in ages! :)
Synfull Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018
Hey! Been a while as life has been hectic. How are you?
SafeGaming89 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Hobbyist
Yeah! I've been alright thanks, been making a start on packing for my holiday to Spain on Monday.~
How about you?
Synfull Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Been busy so somewhat tired, bu that's nothing new.
Have fun in Spain!
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kleinerteddy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
       thankyou *
Synfull Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018
mintyy Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018
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