June 29th, 2009

Koi - Jump

Icon Tutorial: Animation


Because there was interest, I figured I'd try my hand at a tutorial. I'm a newbie still, so there are probably faster and easier ways to do some of these things, but this is how I like to animate icons.

This is my first tutorial and English is not my native tongue, so please point out areas that aren't clear.


We'll be making something like this:

(Present for bethie_p, please do not take.)

Using: PSP9 and AS.
Translatable: Probably.
Level: Easy/Medium
Notes: This tutorial assumes you can make your own screencaps. If you don't know how to, please check the archives at icon_tutorial for help.

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Other examples:

(Also presents, so please don't steal.)

Cesc Fabregas Banner Tutorial

Back with another tutorial! Here's what we will be making:

Translatable: Completely!
Image-heavy: There's a lot, a LOT of textures in this one but images will be posted as thumbnails.
Program: Photoshop CS4
Difficulty: This I would have to say is NOT beginner friendly but anyone can try it!

NOTE: Because there are no adjustment layers (can you believe it?!), after a few steps I'll be posting the 'outcome so far' and that will not be a thumbnail.

ADDITIONAL NOTE: This tutorial is quite long so if you are planning to try it grab some food or something first :)

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icon tutorial #4

OBJECTIVE: how to turn a crappy screencap taken from youtube and turn it into a decent looking graphic such as an icon
PROGRAM: photoshop CS2
TRANSLATABLE?: with most versions of photoshop
SKILL LEVEL: medium/advanced. (requires basic familiarity with curves and selective color)

from to

im so self-taught its funny okay? dont kill. do comment.

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Sora & Riku, Kingdom Hearts

Tutorial # 22

1-11.png image by disenchanted866 >> 2-8.png image by disenchanted866 

8 Moderate Steps
Translatable: Has one Selective Colouring layer that makes a difference if not included
Uses: Hue/Sat, Selective Colouring, Colour Balance, and Curves
Difficulty: Medium
Using: Adobe Photoshop
PSD: Yess !
I tried to thoroughly explain all the steps as well as adding along some screenshots,
so this tutorial should still be understandable to even beginners
(WARNING: Some screenshots may be image heavy) 
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Other results:
3-9.png image by disenchanted866 4-6.png image by disenchanted866 5-6.png image by disenchanted866

I would appreciate it if all comments were posted here @ the original post :)
Sora & Riku, Kingdom Hearts

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Question: how do I get the wavy/watery effect like on the following photo ? I've checked the Archives in this community but can't seem to find anything . Maybe there's an easy filter that I do not know of ? I use Adobe Photoshop 7.0 by the way .

Any help will be appreciated !

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