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Program:Photoshop CS
Difficulty? Simple
Translatable? yes
PSD?over here



-choose an image with a slight purple or pink tinge
-none other, good luck..


01.


Duplicate your icon base to softlight 52%

02.

Create a new layer (command+shift+N) and fill it in with the very dark red color, #0D0000 and set it to exclusion 100%. This recolors the magenta/purple background to a dusty blue one.

03.

Go back to your icon base and duplicate it (command+J) and drag it above the dark red color layer. I'm doing this part after, so it will have more effect on the coloring of the icon. Now it's time to fiddle with the color balance tool, bring it up by pressing command+B. Place in these settings to get rid of the rest of the red and purple tones:

MIDTONES:
cyan -59
magenta +49
Yellow -47

HIGHLIGHTS

cyan -38
magena +10
yelllow -32


SHADOWS
cyan -5
magenta -30
yellow -29


04. >>

texture by [info]bambinainnero

Paste (command+C and command+V) the texture onto your icon and set to softlight 52%. This makes the sky a slightly more vibrant shade of blue and the image lighter.

05. >>

texture by [info]eternalphoenix_
Copy and paste this texture onto your icon and set to lighten 100%, just for some interesting effect. As you can see, the icon is way too murky, so we will have to darken it.

06. > >

texture by [info]xswaniconsx (except I flipped it around)

Take this lovely texture and set it to color burn 100%. Still, I want it to be darker, so I duplicate this texture (command+J) and set it to color burn 69%




any comments? questions?


photo credit:





Comments

( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
sidhex3
Dec. 14th, 2009 02:12 am (UTC)
it appears that you are hotlinking the 'photo credit' image. please upload it to your own space and then credit with a link back to the original.

additionally, this post is right on the line of the minimum standard for inclusion in this community. although you have included the rudiments of "what," consider adding more "how" and "why" in the future. the point, for the community, is about the explanation, not about the recipe.

for more information, see:

http://community.livejournal.com/icon_tutorial/10619747.html

http://community.livejournal.com/icon_tutorial/10168057.html

*mod sid

Edited at 2009-12-14 02:29 am (UTC)
strawapple
Dec. 14th, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)
I didn't hotlink, I uploaded the image to my photobucket account and I put a link it back to the original entry.
sidhex3
Dec. 14th, 2009 02:37 am (UTC)
nm....i see what you've done. FF is showing the link location rather than the image location when mouse-hovering.

Edited at 2009-12-14 02:39 am (UTC)
sidhex3
Dec. 14th, 2009 02:42 am (UTC)
it's ok, you're image is ok. FF doesn't show the link location without looking specifically at the image properties....hovering only shows the url you've pointed to.
decodexx
Dec. 14th, 2009 04:19 am (UTC)
Very cute! Memming! (:
poncho_san
Dec. 14th, 2009 05:45 am (UTC)
Nice tutorial! Saving to my mems! :)
mmmissymunchkin
Dec. 21st, 2009 08:59 pm (UTC)
Lovely tutorial and nice detail. I'll have to give this a try sometime. :)
snnat17
Jan. 8th, 2010 03:34 am (UTC)
this is really nice :)
thanks for posting it!
+mems
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