.。.:*・゚(✿^ヮ^)゜ *+:。 (psychedelico_) wrote in icon_tutorial,
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thisdelicateone sort of requested this. =D

let's go from: Image hosting by TinyPic to Image hosting by TinyPic or Image hosting by TinyPic



this was created in psp7 because i'm poor and i can't afford better software. if it can't translate, i don't know what else can.

1. crop your base to basic icon size, or in this icon's case, 96x96.
2. duplicate your base and set the duplicate to softlight.
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3. new raster layer. fill with #000040, a dark blue i usually use cos i'm too lazy to experiment. set blend mode to exclusion.
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4. new raster layer. fill with #85DFE2, a light blue. set blend mode to softlight.
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5. duplicate the light blue softlight layer and set opacity to 50.
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6. merge all layers. (layers>merge>merge all flatten)
7. duplicate and set blend mode to burn.
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8. maybe i'm blind, but it looked a bit dark to me, so i duplicated the burn layer and changed the blend mode to softlight.
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this icon was from my latest icon set and as i was making the icons, i realised that sometimes the icon came out too dark or too blue. sometimes i did away with the second light blue softlight layer, sometimes i set its opacity to 100.

you can also add a pink softlight layer (#FF97B4):
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the trick is to experiment. every picture is different and results may vary.

if you have any questions or doubts, feel free to ask! =D
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