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this is my first icon tutorial, please go easy, and i would love to see what you guys make after reading it.

credit for this cap goes to this site.

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1. first we crop the image down to 100x100, sharpen it according to your image (this could mean more than once), and duplicate the image twice. set both layer to screen.

2. duplicate the base again, bring it to the top, and set it to soft light. you should have something like this:
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3. duplicate the base AGAIN, bring it to the top, desaturate it, and set it to overlay.
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4. merge all layers.

5. then using the selection tool, take a section of the main image Image hosted by Photobucket.com and go to copy merged. then paste as new layer and move over to the far left side.
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6. using the selection tool again, take a small image of the face Image hosted by Photobucket.com which is essentially 29x46 and copy merged/paste as new layer again. do this three times, placing one image evenly below the other to get a neat film effect, like so.
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7. put a 3px #FFFFFF border around each small face image.
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8. merge all layers.

9. create a new layer and fill it with #FFDFAD and set it to multiply, opacity 100%.
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10. create another new layer and fill it with #030437 and set it to exclusion, opacity 100%.
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11. take this gradient by crumblingwalls and set it to soft light, opacity 100%.
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12. paste the same gradient again, because it's not the color i want, and set it to soft light, opacity 55%.
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13. paste the same gradient again and set it to color burn, opacity 66%.
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14. create a new layer and fill it with #000000 and set it to color burn, opacity 15%.
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15. take this light texture by luthien_annare and set it to lighten, opacity 100%.
move it to accomadate your image.
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16. add a 1px #FFFFFF border around the entire thing. i've added a black border so you can see the white.
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17. then just add the text and brushes of your choice.
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18. merge all layers and you're done. woo hoo.


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kuwdora
Nov. 14th, 2005 12:57 am (UTC)

neat! i'm addin this to my memories so I can try it out later!

ruined_prodigy
Nov. 14th, 2005 01:09 am (UTC)
wow, great. thanks.
serialbathera
Nov. 14th, 2005 01:02 am (UTC)
very nice, am adding to mems to try later
ruined_prodigy
Nov. 14th, 2005 01:09 am (UTC)
thanks.
jollygreenpear
Nov. 14th, 2005 01:10 am (UTC)
saved. this is really cool!
ruined_prodigy
Nov. 14th, 2005 01:14 am (UTC)
thank you!
streetangel27
Nov. 14th, 2005 01:12 am (UTC)
ooh, this is awesome. I fooled around with a little bit *points to icon*

Added to memories!:D
ruined_prodigy
Nov. 14th, 2005 01:15 am (UTC)
wow! yours is great. i loved how you mirrored the face.
silentrainfall
Nov. 14th, 2005 01:12 am (UTC)
added to mems. thanks.
ruined_prodigy
Nov. 14th, 2005 01:15 am (UTC)
welcome. :D
vivisco
Nov. 14th, 2005 01:18 am (UTC)
Great tutorial, I'm trying it out right now. :)
ruined_prodigy
Nov. 14th, 2005 01:19 am (UTC)
awesome. please show me the end result.
mirkwoodelfchic
Nov. 14th, 2005 01:38 am (UTC)
Saved in memories. Great tut!

Mirk
ruined_prodigy
Nov. 14th, 2005 02:15 am (UTC)
thanks
lovelyangel_81
Nov. 14th, 2005 01:54 am (UTC)
Great tutorial! ::adds to memories::

This is what I did:
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ruined_prodigy
Nov. 14th, 2005 02:15 am (UTC)
awesome!
darklydanie
Nov. 14th, 2005 01:57 am (UTC)
I loved this tut. It is in my memories now! I am still playing around with the technique but I did manage to craft this:
Teh JD

I think River is the better subject because, well FIREFLY ROCKS, but JD does in a pinch me thinks.
ruined_prodigy
Nov. 14th, 2005 02:16 am (UTC)
firefly does rock. but i love your icon. thanks for commenting.
mscreations
Nov. 14th, 2005 01:58 am (UTC)
this is soo beautiul! I love the coloring.
ruined_prodigy
Nov. 14th, 2005 02:16 am (UTC)
thank you.
abberellax
Nov. 14th, 2005 02:36 am (UTC)
I think Icon looks really neat...

btw love firefly/serenity.
I'm going add it to my memories too.
ruined_prodigy
Nov. 14th, 2005 02:50 am (UTC)
love them too.
thanks.
hirenkoi
Nov. 14th, 2005 02:44 am (UTC)
Great tutorial. Added to memories. ^^
ruined_prodigy
Nov. 14th, 2005 02:50 am (UTC)
thanks.
nelliewu
Nov. 14th, 2005 03:36 am (UTC)
definitely adding this to my memories so i can it when i have more time. and good job on your first tutorial! :)
ruined_prodigy
Nov. 14th, 2005 05:23 am (UTC)
thanks.
crazy_clockwork
Nov. 14th, 2005 04:09 am (UTC)
Lovely. + memories so I can try it out soon!
ruined_prodigy
Nov. 14th, 2005 05:24 am (UTC)
thank you.
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ruined_prodigy
Nov. 14th, 2005 05:24 am (UTC)
i love it.
mscreations
Nov. 14th, 2005 05:26 am (UTC)
hey that texture http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b208/greaterhorror/tutorial/lightenbyluthien_annare2.png
I couldn't seem to find it on the link I would like to find more like it!
ruined_prodigy
Nov. 14th, 2005 05:33 am (UTC)
here's the link-->ta da

enjoy.
(no subject) - mscreations - Nov. 14th, 2005 05:35 am (UTC) - Expand
karabearblu
Nov. 14th, 2005 06:09 am (UTC)
I love this tutorial, but for photoshop, what do you use as the selection tool?
ruined_prodigy
Nov. 14th, 2005 10:20 pm (UTC)
sorry, i'm not sure. :(
(no subject) - stephbairey - Nov. 16th, 2005 05:58 am (UTC) - Expand
piec3s0fme
Nov. 14th, 2005 12:42 pm (UTC)
oh this is lovely. added to memories, will try when i get home. LOVELY TUT!
ruined_prodigy
Nov. 14th, 2005 10:20 pm (UTC)
thanks.
calm_affection
Nov. 14th, 2005 02:43 pm (UTC)
This looks great. Thanks!
ruined_prodigy
Nov. 14th, 2005 10:21 pm (UTC)
welcome.
aleynarose
Nov. 14th, 2005 06:32 pm (UTC)
Lovely tutorial. :) I got this. *points to icon* ^_^
ruined_prodigy
Nov. 14th, 2005 10:21 pm (UTC)
that's great!
abit_obsessed
Nov. 14th, 2005 11:43 pm (UTC)
Great tutorial! Here's what I got:

ruined_prodigy
Nov. 15th, 2005 02:12 am (UTC)
:D
sapphie_rain
Nov. 15th, 2005 12:03 am (UTC)
I loved that tutorial

Mine didn't come out so well...but your icon looks really lovely
ruined_prodigy
Nov. 15th, 2005 02:14 am (UTC)
hmm, after the black color burn, you should try duplicating the base layer and bringing it to the top, then setting it to soft light and play around with the opacity.

but your first try was great.
(no subject) - sapphie_rain - Nov. 15th, 2005 11:46 am (UTC) - Expand
cherry_pops
Nov. 15th, 2005 12:03 am (UTC)
woo, i love this! it's added to my memories.
i used the main box effect and got this:



~~x
ruined_prodigy
Nov. 15th, 2005 02:14 am (UTC)
that's awesome.
our_wreckage
Nov. 15th, 2005 12:35 am (UTC)
This tutorial is fab.

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That's my result =]
ruined_prodigy
Nov. 15th, 2005 02:15 am (UTC)
wow. that's really great.
jesus_freak1234
Nov. 15th, 2005 01:52 am (UTC)
Shiny! This is really pretty!
ruined_prodigy
Nov. 15th, 2005 02:15 am (UTC)
:)
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