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  • Tuesday, 08 May, 2012 at 21:07
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Hi there! My name is Kat, better known as Dark Jedi Princess, and you've managed to stumble across my graphics journal. You'll find a buncha different stuff here, everything from journal layouts to profile layouts (occasionally matching!) to graphics, to icons, to other resources such as stock art, Photoshop Brushes, and artwork tutorials. (Yes, I'm also an artist, mostly self-taught but with a handful of college classes under my belt.)

About My Layouts
I'm currently based on Dreamwidth, but all layouts that I create from now on will be compatible with both LiveJournal and Dreamwidth.

Here are some common elements in my layouts:

  • I heavily favour custom CSS over custom theme layers.

  • I work primarily with LiveJournal's S2 Expressive, and Dreamwidth's S2 Practicality.

  • I customize all of the Tiny Icons, not just the user/security ones.

  • I love using shiny and/or glowy graphics. See my LJ layout "Escapist" for a good example of this :). Reccently I've developed a penchant for metallic, swirling, calligraphic filaments.

  • I add lots of custom classes. Classes for coloured text, special "Strong/Bold" tag classes (for when you want to, for instance, have an infoblock for your writing and artwork, which is what I use those classes for), different variations on the H1-H6 tags (normal, sans-serif, and left-aligned), and a whole bunch of others.

  • So sue me, I like customizing the scrollbar colours. Even if I can't normally see the customizations, since I use Firefox.

  • Many of my layouts—currently published and upcoming—started out as custom layouts for my own journals. In fact, all of my currently published layouts are based on layouts I've made for my personal journal. The two Component ones are completely unmodified from the versions I used; "Escapist" merely underwent a change in header/default icon/friends-only graphic (as the ones I used for the original featured my own art, which was... personal.) Two of my upcoming layouts are also intended for use on my personal journal; one is entirely original, and the rest are being developed both for public use and for my various creative journals/communities, including this one.

About My Graphics & Icons
Not much to say; once again, I have a flair for Shiny. It expresses itself here too. Recently I've been messing around with layer styles in Photoshop, which is both fun and tedious. You might see some Shiny in that form too :)

About My Other Resources
Music is a strong source of inspiration for me; thus far, my only resource available is a set of brushes I made years ago featuring lyrics from songs by V.A.S.T..

Finding Your Way

Ghost Love Score

We used to swim the same moonlight waters
Oceans away from the wakeful day

(My fall will be for you)
My fall will be for you
My love will be in you
If you be the one to cut me
I will bleed forever

Scent of the sea before the waking of the world
Brings me to thee
Into the blue memory

(My fall will be for you)
My fall will be for you
My love will be in you
If you be the one to cut me
I will bleed forever

Into the blue memory

A siren from the deep came to me
Sang my name my longing
Still I write my songs about that dream of mine
Worth everything I may ever be

The Child will be born again
That siren carried him to me
First of them true loves
Singing on the shoulders of an angel
Without care for love 'n loss

Bring me home or leave me be
My love in the dark heart of the night
I have lost the path before me
The one behind will lead me

Take me
Cure me
Kill me
Bring me home
Every way
Every day
Just another loop in the hangman's noose

Take me, cure me, kill me, bring me home
Every way, every day
I keep on watching us sleep

Relive the old sin of Adam and Eve
Of you and me
Forgive the adoring beast

Redeem me into childhood
Show me myself without the shell
Like the advent of May
I'll be there when you say
Time to never hold our love

(My fall will be for you)
My fall will be for you
My love will be in you
You were the one to cut me
So I'll bleed forever
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