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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: lizziethelizard
2006-03-31 11:37 pm (UTC)
Great tutorial! :D Here's what I made:

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From: _still_here
2006-04-01 01:23 am (UTC)
Oh yum, Jimmy!
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