I see a lot of people asking to do certain types of techniques so I figured I would take a shot at making my own tutorial of 1 of the ways to make this Icon I know like 3 but this is the easiest to me. Its not as good as some Icons but it will get some people on the right track!
I would love to see what you guys came up with!
1.First I will be using this 100x100 Texture which I Can be found here
(make sure to unlock the layer by double clicking on the layer and pressing ok)
2. Make a new layer
3. I add my flower Brush called Plumeria which you can find Here
(just click on Pic to make larger)
4. next you are going to go to Filter>Sharpen and then Filter>Sharpen More and now you can see the difference.
5.Since I already know what color I want to use #80abc3 Im going to go ahead and add a drop shadow to my flowers.
-Right-click on your flower layer and click on Blending options
6.Now I am going to add my font I use 04b24
-Make sure the text is white
-Go to your blending options and stroke your font 1px I was taught to make the stroke color a light gray, but for this Icon I use the color I used in the drop shadow of my flowers. #80abc3, I also like to bevel & Emboss > Outer Bevel and add an outer glow using the above color.
7. Go ahead and finish all your text and this what I have come up with:
-I used the font 2Peas Typo for the Word heart
-Because someone asked Im going to explain how to do the effect to the word heart (let me know if I confuse you)
- Instead of making the font white, make it the color you are using in my case it would be #80abc3
-go to Blending options and do the following settings:
-Inner Glow: make sure its white
-Bevel & Emboss: Outer Bevel, change the color to the color you are using
-Stroke: 1px, and the color you are using
8. Now I dont think its light enough for my standards
-I make a new layer
-Fill with a darker color I used #19587b
-Set it to Screen
-Now that looks a lot better!
9.Now some people like animation so Im going to add some sparkle (this part does not convert to PSP)
-Create a new layer
-im using the sparkles from here
-create another new layer and add a couple more sparkles
-go to Blending options and add an (white) outer glow to your sparkles
-Now go to window> Animation and your animation box should open
-Now you are going to do it Again for the other layer just the opposite
-Click on the First layer & Second Layer again in the Animation Box and set the Sec. to 2
( I know it says 5 on my pic but it moves to slow)
-Hit the tween button (3 little dots) for the first frame and make 3 frames (make sure it says tween with next frame)
-Hit play and watch your animation
- I like to File>Save For Web that way you can see the size of your file (Icons must not exceed 40 KB)
-Make sure to Tag you work and your done!