Tutorial

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I use Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended. I think you can do this with al versions of Adobe Photoshop CS.
If you don't get it, you can always ask me to explain it!
Good luck!

Before:

After:


Open a image and crop it to 100x100 px.
I use this picture:


Duplicated the layer and set on Soft Light 100%


Merge all layers. Your picture must now look something like this:



Duplicate again and go to Filter > Blur > Radial Blur Set the settings the way you like it, and press OK. I've used this settings:


You must have something like this now:


Still don't merge the layers!
Erease on the top layer on the place where the head was. You can erease the body to if you like. Merge all layers.


You can choose or you're ready or not. You can put some text on it;


Or an Texture. Set the texture to Screen 100%.



Or both!


This is my first tutorial, so please tell me or you like it!

Tutorial Comments

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ahh~ awesome! thanks so much

By xchangminniex on Jul 1, 2009 2:31 pm

I've never known how to make icons!!
But now I did ittt =)
Thankss a million!!

By darkest-shadowxox on Jul 27, 2008 5:36 am

Luv it!

By Cupcake-S on Jul 9, 2008 9:19 am

where did you find your textures?
and, this is really neat!

By digitalivory on Jul 2, 2008 2:53 pm

I've never used tutorials, I just fooled around to learn things. But this is really interesting. So I thought I would try it, and it works well. Very simple to understand, and good quality photo manipulation here too. I usually just make my own brushes in Illustrator, and use them in Photoshop to put over pics of myself. You're pretty good. I didn't know some of these features were possible.

By CreativeArticulate on Jun 30, 2008 3:20 pm

i DONT THiNK
YOU DiD GOOD EXPLAiNiN
iM STiLL CONFUSED
WHEN YOU GET UP TO
ERASEiNG BODY..

By JUiCEYFRUiT on Jun 13, 2008 2:37 pm

Cute :)

A bit different from my style.
I'll have to try this, sometime.

By IzzyGrace on Jun 7, 2008 12:22 am

so easy to follow! thank you! i have been wanting to try to make some icons but i didn't know how until i read this :)

By evansblack on May 30, 2008 12:38 pm

how did you crop everytime i crop it comes out messed up

By ineongreen on May 18, 2008 4:47 pm

i couldn't understand this:

Still don't merge the layers!
Erease on the top layer on the place where the head was. You can erease the body to if you like. Merge all layers.

By 29cheska04 on May 18, 2008 7:14 am
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Author Nijnebeest View profile
Submitted on May 5, 2008
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Approved on May 5, 2008