The icon was made by whatdemydid and I haven't gotten an answer yet as to what he or she did.
I think it's more than a dark blue exclusion layer, but I suppose I could be wrong.
So any help in doing something similar?
I need it to be for Photoshop 7.
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@ my icon journal
Tutorial is here!
FAKE CUT HERE
I have no clue how to do layers (ex: http://i1.tinypic.com/mtma21.png). I just don't understand how to you duplacate and then fill it with different colors (if that makes sense...). Anyway this might be a stupid question but I'd be really greatful for any help. :-). Thanks!
P.s. I'm using PSPX.
Follow the fake cut, not the butterflies!
A simple tutorial on how to make this icon:
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Made in PSP7, but should be transferable to other programs
i'm using Gimp 2, and i want to know how to use textures. there's tutorials on how to MAKE textures and how to DOWNLOAD textures and everything else under the sun, but not a thing on how to use the textures.
for example, colorfilter usually posts a lot of of textures, and i've downloaded a set or 2 from there. and THIS is her most recent post. i want to use those textures for an icon to create something like the example she posts.
how do i do this in Gimp? do i upload the textures just like i do brushes? can somebody tell me STEP BY STEP what to do? i have absolutely no idea and i really really want to learn how to do this. thank you so much to whoever helps me. if i left out any details or you need to know anything else, just ask and i'll do my best to answer.
I still cannot figure out how to add transparent rounded borders on my icons. I can get the rounded borders all right, but I can't get the transparency.
Will someone please, once and for all, take me through the process, from rounding the borders to making them transparent? I'd be eternally grateful. I'd offer cookies, but one of my 'rental units ate them all already. Sorry.
(I use PhotoShop CS.)
Here is a screen shot of how i have everything
Thanks in advance, and sorry if there is a really simple answer :)
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I've asked the icon maker but well they didn't remember how they really did it. So I thought I'd give them a shot here, 'cause most of the questions are answered with really great tips so... I'll type down next to the icon what they told me. But really I need help!
by xtatiq (she told me she used gaussian blur)
(i duplicate the base in screen maybe 2 times then i creat a new dark blue layer in exclusion and i think i use a blue layer (#a4ddf4) in color burn and i play with the colour balance and i put somme green on it. You can also try to desaturate it.)
by dsy (I'd like to know how to do the smooth whiteish effect on it)
by I don't remember (I want to know how to do the coloring!)
Thanks for your help!
Edit: Answered! Thanks, numbly_breaking
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at my icon journal.
I use Photoshop 7, but it's pretty easily translated to other programs, I'd think.
You probably only need a very basic knowledge of PS to understand. It's pretty easy and straight forward.
Other icons I've made with this coloring technique:
Main bother #1: I open more than one image at once (quite handy when working with loads of photographs and/or frames in animations) and in Ps6/7/CS I could always just open the first one in full-frame, and the rest would appear in full-frame as well. Not so in Cs2, the forst one does appear full-frame, but as soon as you close that one, the rest are still all cascaded on the worksheet. Tried looking thorugh every freaking "option" there is on the bloody thing and nothing.
Main bother #2: It suddenly stops functioning. Like, two minutes after I open the program and am working on a picture, suddenly all the toolbar option don't work. I cannot crop, erase, apply text, put on a brush, drag an image onto another: NOTHING. It's as if the program suddenly decided to go out for coffe and not work anymore. I always have to restart the program for it to work again, and then, a few minutes in...the same happens again.
The *only* reason in the first place I got the CS2 (I was already very happy with my PS7) was the "switch" function in the cropping, where you could just press a single button to switch between the length and/or width of the already defined cropping area, very handy when working with photographs which need to be prinetd in certain sizes. :)
Any of you Photoshop savvies and iconmakers out there have any clue as to why newer is not necessarily better?
let's get to work