curves are used
Grab your image and position it on your 100x100 canvas. Don't crop it yet, in case you want to change the position.
Duplicate you base once and set it to SCREEN @ 50%
Duplicate it again, set it to SOFT LIGHT @ 100%
Add a new color layer (Layer - Fill Layer - Solid Color) - #6DCFF6 - Set this to COLOR BURN @ 41%
Another color layer - #FFFF00 @ DARKEN - 9%
New color layer - #FF97B4 - COLOR BURN @ 50%
Color Layer - #E1B7A0- SOFT LIGHT
Last Color Layer - #D6DBE2 - COLOR BURN
Now the curves come. I'm not a huge fan of curves, I'd rather use variations any day, so these curves are shamelessly taken and used courtesy of x__leah__x @ shotglass_icons.
Add in your first curves (Layer - New Adjustment Layer - Curves):
RGB: 4 points
In - 0; Out - 2
In - 55; Out - 76
In - 202; Out - 210
In - 255; Out - 253
Leave this on Normal
Add in your Second Curves Layer:
Red: 2 points
In - 200; Out - 193
In - 52; Out - 98
Set this one on SOFT LIGHT
Copy Merge everything! Edit - Copy Merged. Edit - Paste. This path is easier than just merging everything.
With your circular marquee tool, pick out a part of the icon that you want and copy it. Right Click - Layer via Copy. Pull this layer below the merged layer for now. We'll come back to it.
Duplicate the merged icon again and desaturate it - set this to COLOR
Pull that circle layer back up to the top. At the bottom of your layer palette, you'll find a tiny little "f". Click on it and the function menu will come up. Click on Drop Shadow. Here are your settings:
Blend Mode - Normal
Opacity - 100%
Angle - (negative)164
Distance - 5
Spread - 0
Size - 0
Say OK and you should end up with something like this:
Add text! I wanted to match Lucas' expression here so I added the word "AHH!" to the icon in Cooper Black.
And we're done!
Any questions, please ask.