eiluvial (onlyhoperemains) wrote in icon_tutorial,

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Difficulty: Easy
Steps: 3
Program: Photoshop 7.0
PSD: Yes

First take this picture you're going to use, for this tutorial i've decided to use a nice one of James Franco, crop it as you see fit and sharpen it.

Next go to Layer>New Adjustment Layer > Brightness & Contrast: +11 | +19

Your icon should look like this:
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Next go to Layer>New Adjustment Layer > Color Balance
Shadows: +18 |-5|+5
Midtones: +38|-30|-12
Highlights: +27|+7|+27

Should look like this:
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I sharpened it again and that's the final product, now the coloring doesn't work on everything, so you might need to work the colors a bit.
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