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My promised tutorial

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Tutorial is for Photoshop.

1. I opened a new window with this template that I made.
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2. I opened another window with this image of Ashley Olsen, and resized it. Then I added it into about 1/2 of the black part. I just copied and pasted. Desatuarate and sharpen the image as needed.
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3. Now I added a purple layer over Ashley and set it to Lighten 100%
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4. Then I wanted to put some kind of pattern/flower on the other part of the black section of the icon. So I found this picture of a flower on gettyimages.com and resized it. Then I copy and pasted it into my icon. Since the purple in the flower didn't match the purple color on Ashley, I duplicated the flower image and set it to multiply 100%. Then I sharpened as needed.
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5. Then I decided to add three random lines, by picking colors in the flower, and Viola!
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Please do not copy this tutorial word for word. Be creative and come up with your version!



I'd love to see what you guys make with this!
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