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PS Base/Gradient/Exclusion

I'm not really a H/Hr person (R/Hr all the way, man), but this screenshot I took of the GOF trailor that just came out was too cute to pass up.

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Let's go from here to


Before I get started, I'll take this opportunity to say that all textures, brushes and gradients used in this tutorial were made by me unless stated otherwise ^_^

Crop you subject(s) out so that the picture is wider than it is high. When you resize, resize the width to 100 and let the height be whatever the auto-proportions makes it.



Sharpen the image once or twice, whichever looks best. If the image is too dark (which this one is), adjust the levels to brighten it up. I cheated and used Auto-Levels (Image ---> Adjustments ---> Auto-Levels) :X



Now pick yourself out a nice grungey texture/base, like this one.



Create a new layer over your base, and (using the Rectangle Marquee tool) add a lengthwise rectangle in a color that matches your texture/base. Fade the opacity of this layer to about 56%. Create another layer, and make another rectangle, perpendicular to the first and a different size. Choose a different color that's in your base, as well. Set this one to Overlay. The base should look something like this:



Drag your image onto the base and move it to a spot where it looks good. Duplicate the image, and set the duplicated layer to Soft Light 40-ish%.



Create 2 new layers, and fill JUST the area that the picture inhabits which each of the two shown gradients. The brown/blue gradient should be underneath the brown/pink gradient. Set both to Soft Light 100%.



Create another new layer, and add some funky brushes.



Create yet ANOTHER new layer, and fill it with a very dark blue (about #05052D) and set it to Exclusion 100%.



Add some text (I used Georgia at 2-4px, strong/bold, 600 spacing/kerning), and you're done :)



Just for fun, I also made this icon using this same technique.


Comments

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dioraddictxx
Sep. 16th, 2005 08:10 am (UTC)
Awesome tutorial. This shall go in the memories.
cherry_pops
Sep. 16th, 2005 11:06 am (UTC)
Stephy !! !! !!
Adore the tutorial - will try it out of course!
*adds to memories*
xx
doctorevel
Sep. 16th, 2005 01:13 pm (UTC)
Very nice... who made the texture and brush?
lostluckkitten
Sep. 16th, 2005 05:10 pm (UTC)
I make all my own textures/brushes unless I say otherwise. You can find many of them at my icon diary, lostluck_icons.
doctorevel
Sep. 17th, 2005 06:31 pm (UTC)
Wow... thanks for this. Your stuff is beautiful!
lostluckkitten
Sep. 17th, 2005 06:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you ;)
itmakesaspark
Sep. 17th, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC)
feck i need to get a move-on with watching that trailer!! pretty icon. but yes, R/Hr all the way! *slaps hands*

but aw think you'll ever make some brushes that can be used for PSP? *winkwink* *nudgenudge*
octagonal
Sep. 16th, 2005 04:48 pm (UTC)
Oooooh! So pretty! I love it. And I agree aout the cap. R/Hr all the way, but sometimes H/Hr is so cute.
kasia133
Sep. 16th, 2005 05:24 pm (UTC)
Great tutorial! :) Adding to memories. And this scene is so cute.
ashlin_hahn
Sep. 16th, 2005 11:00 pm (UTC)


That's what I came up with. Thanks SO much for this tut!
psychlea
Sep. 17th, 2005 01:01 am (UTC)
Great tutorial. This was what I came up with. I've only been doing icons a month and was trying to figure out how to do this style.

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eternalglory
Sep. 17th, 2005 02:14 am (UTC)
Awesome! Adding to my memories, thanks!
madeof_stars
Sep. 17th, 2005 04:14 am (UTC)
This was an excellent tut. I made three or four icons just based on this, alone, so thanks!
liber_tine2
Sep. 17th, 2005 06:24 pm (UTC)


I followed it step-by-step, so I'm going to experiment. Great tutorial!
starshines
Sep. 17th, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC)
This was a great tutorial. I used some of your ideas to make this:
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Thanks!! :)
truexblondie
Sep. 18th, 2005 12:29 am (UTC)
Wonderful tutorial! I made one following it :) results:

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I like it :D
_learn_to_fly_
Sep. 18th, 2005 06:48 am (UTC)
added to mems <3
tonic2w
Sep. 18th, 2005 06:00 pm (UTC)
Loved the Tutorial...

I used the techniques to make:
bitemev_v
Sep. 19th, 2005 01:32 am (UTC)
mems.
kasiya_icons
Sep. 19th, 2005 05:45 pm (UTC)
I made this. :)

deppthinking
Sep. 21st, 2005 04:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the great advice!
beana_cheese
Sep. 26th, 2005 06:10 pm (UTC)
Great tutorial!
octobersky23
Nov. 20th, 2005 07:12 am (UTC)
Awesome tut! This is going in my memories.
rentislove____
Jan. 3rd, 2006 01:38 am (UTC)
i liked this tutorila but i couldnt ge tthe brush to work on my icon. i made the brush but it wont show up when i go to use it. any sugestions?
micky_5
Jan. 17th, 2006 12:13 am (UTC)
Added to mems thanks!
cabooseys
May. 1st, 2006 12:03 am (UTC)
Amazing tutorial. Adding to memories! Thanks!
farfadine
May. 13th, 2006 10:43 pm (UTC)
made this ^^
un_den_iable
Jun. 29th, 2006 07:52 pm (UTC)
great. i love it. thx.
un_den_iable
Jul. 15th, 2006 04:01 pm (UTC)
watch
thismuch

made these and a few others. excellent tut! thx.
chibigirl626
Aug. 24th, 2006 02:46 am (UTC)
Made my current icon with your tut. ♥

Going to memories!
xk_la
Nov. 6th, 2006 02:59 am (UTC)
Wow! This tutorial is omfg = love. I loooooooooooooooooooove it. I got lost half way through the tutorial but then I just started doing my own thing and I love what I managed to come up with.
mah_akh
Jan. 9th, 2007 05:58 am (UTC)
I LOVE this :) Very useful and easy. Adding to mems, thank you :D
honey_bunny09
Feb. 7th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
Amazing! I love this tutorial!!! +mems
borovan_cupcake
Apr. 7th, 2007 07:16 pm (UTC)
Great tutorial! Thank-you. This is what I made:

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santeena
Apr. 21st, 2007 03:54 pm (UTC)
i love this!!! OH MY!! i tweaked some things.. but this tutorial is awesome!

this is what I came up with

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zonikita
Mar. 5th, 2008 12:50 pm (UTC)
Uhh, pretty! What I got:

halliwell
Nov. 16th, 2014 11:45 am (UTC)
Shame the images don't show up anymore. :(
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