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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: skyharbour
2006-04-01 01:18 am (UTC)
This rules! I can never find anything to do with B&W images :)
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From: _still_here
2006-04-01 01:24 am (UTC)
Thanks! Glad you like it.
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[User Picture]From: skyharbour
2006-04-01 01:28 am (UTC)
And I love your John Wilkes Booth icon, btw :P I wish my History teacher could see that
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From: _still_here
2006-04-01 01:35 am (UTC)
Hahahaha, I love Booth. I mean, uhhh, not cause he shot the president, but because he's so interesting, and he WAS a pimp!! The girl who made that icon also had one that said 'damn it feels good to be a gangsta' and I had such a hard time choosing!!
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[User Picture]From: skyharbour
2006-04-01 01:43 am (UTC)
LMAO I saw this stand up comedian talking about the Lincoln thing, and he was all "I bet Abe Lincoln was sick of hearing his wife bitch about going to the theater and thought 'Oh God, somebody please shoot me!'"
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