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Deviant for 10 Years
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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 commission details on this page and 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.

Useful links :D

Personal Links

Emote Resources

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 IceXDragonEmoticon Tournament Semi-Finalist Badge by IceXDragon Emoticon Tournament Finalist Badge by IceXDragon Emoticon Tournament Winner Badge by IceXDragon

NaNoEmo hosts by Krissi001

In a week I hit my 10 year anniversary of joining dA. Any suggestions of how to celebrate/mark the occasion? 

32 deviants said :stare: You're old!
24 deviants said :happybounce: Yes, why not .....
9 deviants said :grump: No

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


:iconemoticonopus: :iconweemote: :iconpack-it-in: :iconemoticon-stamps: :iconemotesecretsanta: :iconemoticon-projects: :iconemotication: :icontheemoticongallery: :iconnanoemo:


*blows dust off* ... hello?

Thu May 26, 2016, 1:03 PM

Is it really nearly June?! 2016 seems to be flying past in the blink of an eye that I don't really know where the days... weeks... months have gone.

As usual, life has been busy. Though this year I've been making a concerted effort to do more things because I *want* to do them, and not because I feel I *have* to. So in general I'm less stressed and much happier. There's still certain things I want to change, but I seem to be headed in the right direction.

The deviation I mentioned in my last journal (featuring 10 years on dA) sadly never materialised. There just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day, and it just seemed to get lower and lower down my to-do list. My house is currently filled with half-finished books/games/projects, so fingers crossed I find time at some point to finish it off.

Whilst I've not been active in the Emote Community for some time, I still lurk around in the background. Over the past month-or-so I've been pleased to see a couple of community members (lead by Phlum) helping to revive it.

After so much time, effort and passion that was poured into the old community, it hurt to seen it torn apart the way it was. I was starting to wonder if it would ever get back up on its feet, so it's great to see things starting to happen again, and some new faces taking an active role in running things.

I still feel like "This is my family. I found it, all on my own. It's little, and broken, but still good". So if you haven't already, take a minute to watch ChallengEmotes, Emoticon-Circle and TheEmoticonGallery. And don't forget to take a look at The new 'Give us a smile' project:

Give me your smile Project by Krissi001

I have quite a few things happening over the next couple of months, so I assume it will be a while before I find the time to post again. That said, I'm often not far away, so feel free to poke me or give me a note if you want a chat.

:smallwave: V2 by Synfull

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

Conflict Resolution by a-kid-at-heart Emote Seasons by a-kid-at-heart An Artists Pain by a-kid-at-heart


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Danium Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
stalker :stare:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
:paranoid: maybe

Or maybe I was just looking at deviantoftheyear and saw you were the last person to comment ... 4 years after the last set of awards. and that prompted me to come see how you are :B
Happycraftsman Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm confused on the whole making emotes thing it the same as making avatars? But how do I make it usable for chat?
Synfull Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016
There's a few ways to use emotes in chats - using a thumb code, placing the emote as the avatar on an account (often known as plz accounts) and chatroom scripts.

I have a tutorial which helps to cover this topic which may be useful:

How do I use emotes on dA? by Synfull
Happycraftsman Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh thank you ^^ :huggle:
The-Sabra-Shift Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
I used your green pulse as my avatar, it's perfect, thank you.
Synfull Featured By Owner May 9, 2016
Glad you like it :)
PatrickRuegheimer Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016   Photographer
Synfull Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016
:parano: Dollar (US) 
PatrickRuegheimer Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016   Photographer
:dollarus:Happy Syn by Krissi001
Synfull Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016
I kinda feel like that as it's pay day tomorrow xD
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EmoticonKing Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, i remember we were friends years ago, while i maintained my old account ~Kosta-the-hun . Thank you for watching me again!
Synfull Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015
Ahh - I thought I recognised your emote style but couldn't work out your old account
birthdays Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

On behalf of the birthdays team, I sincerely apologize that your greeting has arrived late this year.

We hope you had an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love:

Birthdays Team
This birthday greeting was brought to you by: KoudelkaW
Synfull Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
:heart: Thanks. I'm amazed this group is still going!
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