Easy, neh? Just comment to this entry with your request, and Elvy will see it done. Probably.
Just make sure you read this first before commenting, okay?
If you have a specific (type of) image you want Elvy to use, by all means do send it along. Elvy will be glad to make an icon for you, but she only has so much spare time per day and looking for images simply takes up a lot of it. So, either send her the image or a direct link to where it can be found. If you have a particular image in mind but don't have it, please make an attempt at finding it yourself first. Elvy has listed a good deal of places for you to check out here.
No mini-movies. Why, you ask? Because they take up a LOT of time in the making; they consist of more than a few separate frames. Elvy very likely doesn't have every single file required for the frames of your mini-movie, and even if she does, or you do, she doesn't have the time. Maybe she'll do them for you somewhere in the future, but not now. For the moment you'll have to make do with any mini-movie icon she decides to create and post, and take mini-movie requests to people who do have the time for them.
Elvy does take animation-requests, provided that the animation consists of no more than 7 or 8 frames. Specify if you want one, and she'll see what she can do. If you want the animation to consist of different bases, please tell Elvy about it in advance, and try to send along (links to) the images you want to have for bases.
Particular text or quote? No problem, just include it and Elvy will see it done. She likes working with quotes. She adores quotes. Providing her with a text also makes it easier to finish your icon soon. No specifics for a text? No problem either. Just tell Elvy in what general direction the text should go (be careful to ask for humour- Elvy has an odd sense of humour), or let her know that she can do any text she wishes to add.
- You'd rather have an icon without text? No problem either. Just tell Elvy you want a text-free icon, and she will not add any text. However- if you ask for an icon without text, that means that you are not allowed to customise the icon for yourself once you have it. Elvy doesn't mind making you icons, but she does not wish to provide random people with a base just to see it is then edited into something else.
- Got a certain font you want Elvy to use? Sure, she'll use it, but please check if the font a standard in Windows or available at Dafont.com. If this is not the case, tell Elvy where she can find it.
- If you don't specifically tell Elvy that you want your username included somewhere in the icon, it won't be on it. It's as simple as that.
Any specific ideas on what the icon should look like? Great! Include it all, and Elvy will see what she can do. Provide her with some kind of example if at all possible. Elvy's programs can do a lot, but they do have limits, as does Elvy. Be realistic, and keep this in mind before you start asking for incredibly complicated graphics.
- Default size for icons is 100x100. If you want a different size (for instance because you want part transparency), let Elvy know.
Backgrounds? Layouts? (Friends-Only) Banners?
Banner- and background requests work in much the same way as icon-requests do. Provide Elvy with an image of the right size or bigger (and tell her how big the smaller version is supposed to be) with your wishes for said banner/background, and Elvy will see it done.
Layouts take too much time. Elvy spent a lot of time on the overrides for her personal LJ, and at the moment she does not have the time to go and make layouts for anyone who asks. She might just post a layout up for grabs, but she won't do them by request. No discussion possible at this particular point.
Know the guidelines? Good! Drop a comment and request. :)