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Welcome to challenge #2x13, "We Ain't Square". I hope this is going to encourage a few people to participate :)
For this challenge, each icon you make must not be completely square - it can be circular or have the edges "taken off". What you do with the "taken off" corners is up to you - make them white, black, transparent, however you'd like.

Examples:
(by me)
(by [personal profile] passionofmind)
(by [personal profile] kiokushitaka)
You can find a few more examples at [community profile] fandom20in20's round one tag - look for the "Bowl of Petunias" icons!

Techniques:
- brushes
- erasure/masks

Useful tutorials:
- http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/Borders_On_Selections/
- http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/Straight_Line/
- http://www.tutorio.com/tutorial/photoshop-round-corners

Rules:
1. From one to four icons can be submitted.
2. You have two weeks and the weekend after that to submit the icons; that is, they are due on September 19th (I will consider the challenge entry phase closed when I get up on Monday, my time (GMT+2)).
3. Icons will be submitted in comments to this post. All comments will be screened, to preserve anonymity.
4. As soon as I can after the September 19th, I will make a voting poll here. People will then have four days to vote.
There will be two sections in the voting: (a) "Best embodiment of style"; this you vote for whichever icon you think demonstrates the style/technique of the given challenge (b) "I just like it"; where you vote for whichever icon you simply like the best.
5. You are required NOT to post your icons anywhere public until after the voting is over, so as to preserve the anonymity of the entries.
6. When the voting is over, I'll announce the winners here. Discussion of the challenge will be encouraged, especially discussion and demonstration of techniques used. The entries will also be un-screened.

In short:
Due September 19th, post entries here, don't show them elsewhere.

If you know any good tutorials for this challenge, please post a link.

And please pimp this far and wide!

Also, if you have any ideas for challenges you would like to see, don't hesitate to suggest them in the suggestions post. We want to present challenges that YOU want to be challenged by.
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