Iconesque Colouring pt. 3
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Note: I use Photoshop CS, but I'm almost sure that this is translateable into other programs
The icon we're making:
Now, I am going to assume that you've read at least pt. 1. It explains some stuff that I'm not going to re-explain.
1. Getcha a base. Mine came from: [url=http://community.livejournal.com/foto_decadent]Here[/url]
2. Duplicate the base and set it to Soft Light
3. Now the image is somewhat dark yet somewhat vibrant. Which is good. Now, create a new layer above that and fill it, with the paint bucket tool with FFF1E4, a light orange-y colour. Now set that to Multiply
4. Aye, now for the ever so popular exclusion layer. Create a new layer above the orange layer and fill it in with 0C0034 and set it to Exclusion, which now gives everything a yellow-ish hue.
5. Now, create a new layer above the blue one, and fill it in with white. (FFFFFF). Now, set that layer to Color with a 40% Opacity .
6. Aye, just a few more layers to go and then we're done. Promise. Now, create another layer and fill it in with F5FFA2 and set it to Soft Light. Yes, now the icon looks ugly but it wont in the end.
7. Another new layer and fill it in with purple! Oh yes, FFA2EA to be exact. Fill that in, and set that to Color Burn with a 36% opacity .
8. Aye, one last color layer. Create another new layer, fill it in with a dark blue like 0C0034 and set it to Screen. Finally done with color layers!
9. Now i'm going to finish the icon, adding on the last details and such. I create another new layer, and stick this brush down in the bottom-ish corner. It'll let my text stand out better.
10. I add my text over the white brush. " I'm A " is Arial, 14 pt and then "SPY" is Arial Black 14 pt with kerning on both being at -100 (read pt.1 for help on this)
11. Add some borders, 3px white inside and then 1px black inside, and voila! (Pt. 1 explains how I did this)
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i must admit, your tutorials are one of the few i understand.
i'm new at this, but your tutorials make it easy!
so awesome! nice tut
I agree. These are the best tutorials ever.
i love your tutorials.. they're the best.
You posted this tutorial a while ago, but I still felt the need to comment. All of the tutorials I've seen by you are awesome -- easy to understand with great results, so thanks for posting them for the amateurs like myself. :]