How do I credit you?
For icons, all you have to do is put <*lj user="hair_works"> without the * (asterisk) in the comment section. Example
For all other graphics (i.e. layouts, headers, gifs, etc...), besides leaving the graphic tag in the corner of the graphic (Example), you can link back to hair_works in an entry in your journal, on your sidebar, or in your profile by putting <*lj user="hair_works"> without the * (asterisk).
What is hotlinking?
It's another word for stealing bandwidth. In the case of layouts (i.e. journal layouts & profile layouts), hotlinking is OK; however, in the case of all other graphics (i.e. headers, gifs, icons, banners, etc...), hotlinking is not OK. All you need to do is go to an image hosting site (i.e. photobucket.com, tinypic.com, imageshack.us, etc...) and upload the graphic yourself. That means that the link used to display the graphic that I uploaded myself, will be different than the link that's used to display the graphic that you uploaded yourself. I do know how to check if people are using my bandwidth. And if any of my graphics are deleted from where I upload them, I will begin removing all of my graphics and only make graphics for my friends.
How long have you been making graphics?
I've started teaching myself about 4 years ago as something to do when I had nothing else to do. About 2 years ago, I actively started to learn more about creating graphics because I enjoyed doing it. Then in 2008, a friend of mine that I met here on LJ invited me to join her new graphic community cheverloo as an artist and began giving small tutorials on how to do more with my graphics in Photoshop and to code journal layouts. Since then, I've been creating graphics and layouts happily.
Can you teach me how to make a header/icon/banner/etc...?
There will be tutorials added on how I create certain graphics. I always tell people that I've shown how to make headers and icons, "Once you know how to do one graphic, you know how to do the other graphics." The reason why is because all graphics take the same concept to make. Check the tutorials tag to find all the current tutorials that I've done.
How do you install a journal/profile layout?
Journal layouts: tutorial
Profile layouts: tutorial coming soon!
Why are your tutorials public when posts are to be Members Only after a week?
I like helping everyone, so I decided to make my tutorials public to everyone. If I see people claiming the tutorials as their own, then I will make them Members Only, just like the rest of my posts.
What's the point in joining when all your posts will be public for a week?
It allows you to participate in polls and even request from me. I take care of my friends and I would love to take care of the people appreciative enough to join!
I will also be making Members Only graphics that will be exclusive to hair_works that only the members will be able to get access to!