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Icon Tutorial #1 [Mar. 31st, 2006|03:14 pm]
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Icon Tutorial #1: Dance (PSP 8)

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in PaintShop Pro 8 (translatable I’m sure)

1. I got my image from Getty Images. Crop, and sharpen if necessary. If your image is not black and white you may want to desaturate it. Add the following: 2. #FCC43C, hard light, 28% 3. #BE9429, overlay, 88% 4. #0A1230, lighten, 100% 5. Duplicate the last layer (#0A1230) and set to exclusion, 98% 6. Duplicate the background layer, drag it to the top, and add a Gaussian blur (Adjust >> Blur >> Gaussian Blur) with a radius of 1.00 Soft light, 92% 7. Add this texture by colorfilter Lighten, 100% 8. Add this tiny text brush by me, or just type in tiny text of your own (I use courier new font, size 1, with a rather high kerning… just fiddle around until you get something that looks nice) in a dark green color. And voila!

For best quality results, save a .png

Feel free to adjust the different opacities, layer settings, brushes, textures… be creative! Comments are greatly appreciated. :)

[User Picture]From: nightnightnight
2006-04-01 05:59 am (UTC)
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I made another. :) With a few of my own adjustments though. I could tell you what they were if you like. Thanks for this tutorial, again, it has given me so many ideas for new icons today! Thanks! =]]
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