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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.

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

NaNoEmo hosts by Krissi001

6 days left :eager: 

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


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


Avatar contest winners

Sun Apr 13, 2014, 12:40 PM

The deadline for my avatar contest has now come and gone, and it is time to announce the winners. I had an awesome range of entries, and whilst only three people can 'win' I do intend to use more as my avatar :)


Syn Avatar - Rubik's Cube by stuck-in-suburbia  Avatar for Synfull by TheWritingDragon  Avatar entry by Krissi001  Synfull Avatar contest entry by BurgerBunny  Syn Avatar Contest by HyperCanaryFairy Avatar for Syn avatar contest by Creativeness Synfull's Avatar Contest Entry by r0se-designs Avatar Syn(full) by a-kid-at-heart My entry for synfull's contest by emma-licious Profile Picture for Synfull by SweetCreeper132PL  Contest Entry: Syn by XxAreniaRuzellexXSquashed. by dully101 Synfull Avatar Contest Entry by DevilishDB  Avatar Synfull by a-kid-at-heart


For a recap on the prizes, please see this journal

First Place

Avatar Syn(full) by a-kid-at-heart
by a-kid-at-heart

Second Place

Avatar entry by Krissi001
by Krissi001

Third Place

Avatar for Synfull by TheWritingDragon
by TheWritingDragon

Thank you to everyone who took part, and I really look forward to using these in the near future :D

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 recently graduated from the University of Birmingham, UK with a degree in Computer Science (Programming) . 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 stuck-in-suburbia's gallery

:knitting: by stuck-in-suburbia :MissedTheBandwagon: by stuck-in-suburbia Ah, the Noble Pirate by stuck-in-suburbia


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saw this and thought of you. :giggle:
you probably have seen it already :shifty:…
That's really funky. And nope, I hadn't seen it yet :giggle:
Palinalif Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, do yo think you'll ever make more tutorials? They're really helpful :3
I'm always happy to make more tutorials if people highlight topics where they would be helpful :)
iDJPanda Feb 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for the watch! :iconexcitedplz:

I'm honored!
No problem. I thought I was already watching you, but it seems I wasn't :slow:
iDJPanda Feb 4, 2014  Student General Artist

Now I feel special. So mentally you've been watching me before but not physically? :lol:
Yeah, I thought I watched you after you made a few blue emotes which I really liked :)
Bonelos Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for watch :squee:
No problem. I look forward to future articles :)
Thanks for the watch! :D
Phboy Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello Syn! I have a question.. Is there any other emoticon chat than #weemote  ? Because there is never any folks in there..  And well as a new emoticonist it would be nice to be able to chat and ask for tips n such =3.
Sadly, not that I'm aware of. It would be nice to have an active chat again, but less and less people seem to be coming onto dAmn
Phboy Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea i've noticed that.. The most active chats are the standard ones like devart and a few minor. =/

Thou I know that you're great at emotes =D! Like for my latest one… (same one as my icon but without background) is there anything that I can do better? Like smoothen the animation and such? =3
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