Hi, I'm a new recruit, and I thought I'd post my couple of tutorials to say hello to everyone here. I hope they help, er, someone, somewhere. *gazes off into the distance*
These two tutorials require a basic degree of aptitude.I don't bother to explain how to do common things like messing around with layers, the marquee tool, feathering, brightness/contrast &c. I used PSP7 to make them, but most of it would work in Photoshop too, I think.
Click on the icon to view the tutorial on how to make it.
^ Includes how to make that nifty washed-out look (which I am quite fond of), as well as sundry fooling around with layers and blending options.
^ Includes how to make your icon look like the colour cover of an old-time movie, as well as a bit of exclusion and a whole lot of feathering. Plus, watch ELlipsis be REALLY indecisive about colours, brightness/contrast, and text.
Oh, and if anyone ever runs into any of my icons the making of which they're curious about, just ask. I have a great and epic love for talking about myself or stuff I've made. Yay! My icons all live on my website, which can be got at via my profile. <3
And lastly, for some reason my new Windows XP Computer DOES NOT have Gentury Gothic on it. I am very attached to Century Gothic, especially for icon text. Does anyone know if I can get ahold of it for free?