red and terrible and red (xthemusicbox) wrote in icon_tutorial,
red and terrible and red
xthemusicbox
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Step 1 // I started with a picture of Alexis Bledel, cropped it to my liking and sharpened it a little bit.
Step 2 // Then I duplicated the base and set to screen

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Step 3 // Next I used the soften tool and went over her skin. Then took the sharpen tool (opacity at 30) 
and went over her eyes and lips.
Step 4 // Add a new hue/saturation/lightness layer : Saturation +40, and erase everything but the eyes! Then I took the 
color #924e4f, and went over her clothes. I set this layer at dodge >> 55

Step 4 // New raster layer, fill with #ffddc1 and set to multiply 100
Step 6 // New raster layer, fill with #c1e5ff and set to burn 100
Step 7 // New raster layer, fill with #f1b5b5 and set to softlight 100
Step 8 // And another new raster layer! =) Fill with #88c2f4 and set to softlight 100
Step 9 // New adjustment layer >> Hue/Saturation/Lightness >> Saturation +40
Step 10 // Duplicate your base, drag to top and set to softlight 100
Step 11 // New adjustment layer >> Brightness and Contrast >> Contrast +10


I thought the icon looked a little plain, so I added a little red dot and (using the font Print Dashed)
I wrote Alexis over top. =)

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