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I'm using PS 6
I hope it's easy to translate.

From this to

okay so first I got this image:


Then I cropped it using the Rectangle Selection tool set to Constrained Aspect Ratio
(be sure in in width and height box it's the same number so that you get a square)

Next sharpen the image twice Filter>Sharpen>Sharpen[2x](it looks pixelly but when you resize it it'll look fine)
You should have this:


Now go to Image>Image Size Make sure it's on Constrain Proportions (this is for when you plug in width it automatically resizes the height with it. Set to 100x100
You have this:


Now go to Filter>Sharpen>Sharpen Edges [1x]


I think he looks to red orangey so I went to Image>Adjust>Variations and I played with the colors until I got this:

To me this looks much better :)

So then I got this:
gender
And I copy it then paste it over the base and set it to Multiply

Now I didn't like the orange over his face so I took the eraser tool with a soft round brush and set it to Opacity 40 and erased the layer over his face.
Like so:
Then I got this gradient:
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And paste it over both layers setting it to Lighten Opacity 60%
Then I did the same erasing that I did with the muliply layer. So now it looks like this:


Then I used the rectangle tool to make 2px border around the edge.
Like so:

So now I added text

Font: Calvin and Hobbes (dafont)
Size: 12
Opacity: 70
Color FFFFFF

Then I right clicked the text layer Blending Options>Stroke
Color 000000
1px
Position Outside
Blend Mode: Normal


Finally I went to Layer>Flatten Image
Save it as you like and you're done!</b>



I hope you like this tutorial.
Icon is up for grabs just credit me :)

Comments

( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
hide_the_stars
Jun. 23rd, 2005 02:53 am (UTC)
Very well written! Cute icon! I used your tutorial for a couple things.
shadowshamrock
Jun. 23rd, 2005 08:52 am (UTC)
Aww thanks ^.^
I was beginning to think I wrote it bad >.<
Thanks for making my day :)
ohelectricshock
Jun. 23rd, 2005 06:37 pm (UTC)
awesome tutorial!! I made this:

Image hosted by Photobucket.com

hee I heart him. Thanks for the tutorial :D
shadowshamrock
Jun. 23rd, 2005 08:44 pm (UTC)
That is a gorgeous icon :)
You're very welcome ^.^
Check out faeriepagan
The most recent post I posted a bunch of Hayden icons :)
He was my muse for a day :D
ohelectricshock
Jun. 24th, 2005 10:36 pm (UTC)
brilliant! I love Hayden <3
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