*** EDIT 04/11/05
My apology to hprune [link]
I was browsing the Fav Gallery of the Hello Kitty Fan Club [link]
and saw that she has already submitted these.... [link]
I assure you that I did NOT rip them in any form from her. I picked them up at the Official Hello Kitty Site [link]
I "Zoomed In" on each Kitty and took a screen shot, then edited the background out of them...I then edited the images themselves by filling in the colors so they would be more even, then resized them. I still have the images I used and can provide them if anyone needs to see...and if hprune would like, I can delete these. I believe that if you download both sets, though, you will be able to see the difference, plus mine include the ".png" version.
Again, I'm very sorry, this wasn't meant to rip or offend. Like I said I was just making these for a screen saver and thought I'd share.
*** END EDIT!
These are actually for a screen saver project I'm working on, so I actually worked really really hard on them. The reason they are so large...256 by 256, is so I could keep as much of the image quality as I could. A lot of times I loose the quality when I make the mages smaller like 128 by 128, but since I took extra care editing these, I didn't want to shrink them so small.
The only problem with this set is that I couldn't make the double Kitty icons the same size as the singles (Gemini & Pisece) because they are wider than they are tall, they wouldn't come out looking the same on the dock, so I did the best I could....and like with the Pieces I made the double and then split them apart....but that didn't look very nice with the Gemini because of the star connecting them, so if you have any suggestions on how to fix the look of them, I'd be happy yo hear!
Look for these guys in a screen saver soon....
Also, please contact me if you see the Chinese Zodiac Hello Kitty images. I have some, but they aren't worth very much, and when I go to edit them they aren't turning out as nice as these, did....but I'm still looking.