Amy (alexielnet) wrote in icon_tutorial,
Amy
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A Simple Divided Icon

Go from this to with Adobe Photoshop CS. It should translate to PSP pretty well.


I started out with an image of Jake Gyllenhaal. I first chose a crop that included his head and a large portion of his body. I pasted that into a new image and resized it to 100x100. Then I went back to my original image and made a crop that included just his head, but instead of a square, I chose a rectangle that had a width that was a little more than twice the height. I resized this crop and set the width to 100. I took this image and pasted over the other layer. I brought it to the bottom and merged the layers.
I created a new layer and filled it with #F4BC8F. I set this layer to color burn at 100% opacity.
I created a new layer and filled it with #154870. I set this layer to exclusion at 100% opacity.
I took this texture (which I made from the background of another image), and pasted it over the exclusion layer and set it on screen with 100% opacity. I smudged anything that didn't look right on the faces.
I took another texture and set it to hardlight at 100% opacity. I smudged anything that didn't look right on the faces.
I went back to the merged layer, duplicated it, brought it to the top of the layers, and desaturated it. If you are using Paintshop Pro, go to Colors, Adjust, Hue/Saturation/Lightness, and turn the saturation down. Set the layer to Hard Light 100% opacity.
I took another texture and set it to overlay at 100% opacity. I smudged anything that didn't look right on the faces.
To create the border I took the line tool set on 2 with Antialias turned on. I made the lines uneven by pulling the line tool at random angles. For the center, I changed the line setting to 5.
I thought a low key brush might look nice so I used a star brush (it's a default PS brush under "Assorted Brushes") set on white (#FFFFFF). I created a new layer (100% opacity) and placed a star on both the lower and upper image.
For the text I wrote "Who Said Life is Fair" with "Cooper" set on 4pt with 200 kerning. I
After I finished the text, I decided I wanted to add a little something to the border. I created a layer just below the black border and I used a line tool set to 2 pt with Anti-aliased selected and the color set to #FFF8DD. I traced the insides of border, then changed the layer opacity to 50%.


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