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Step 1: Start out with you base image 100X100 (or whatever your desired size is).

Step 2: Duplicate the base image.

Step 3: Set the duplicated layer to Softlight 100% (Optional: You may choose to sharpen your base or not to. It's really about preference).

Step 4: Go to Layer>>New Adj. Layer>>Hue/Saturation and change the Saturation to -31.

Step 5: Go to Layer>>New Adj. Layer>>Selective Coloring and input these seetings:

Red: -31/-36/-51/-35
Yellow: -100/-100/-100/-100
Cyan: 44/30/-44/26
Neutrals: 29/0/0/0

Step 6: Fill a new (and empty) layer with #080440 and set it to Exclusion 100%.

Step 7: Duplicate the Base image and bring it to the top of all the layers.

Step 8: Set this layer to Softlight 100%.

Step 9: Add any text or brushes to the icon to make it your own!


Some examples of different icons that used this coloring:

Light Bases:

Medium Bases:

Dark Bases:

Tutorial Comments

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shia labeouf :]

By egduf8 on Dec 30, 2008 10:18 pm

One of the best tutorials ever. I love using this to make avatars and icons. It's such an awesome effect and it's so simple to do! Bravo!

By trancer97 on Jul 21, 2008 10:51 am

omg...I totally adore this...I like it to make avatars =D So this one is very helpful!

By Cupcake-S on Jul 9, 2008 9:14 am

good tutorial =]

By N4th4li3L on Jul 7, 2008 12:03 pm

This is so neat,
Thanks for sharing. :D

By SmileBig on Jun 22, 2008 9:43 am

Cuuute :D Good tutorial!

By IzzyGrace on Jun 15, 2008 1:46 pm

i love this
thank ya bunches :)

By brunette925 on Jun 13, 2008 9:33 am

beautiful. thanks for the tut. :D

By jaenie on Jun 12, 2008 6:22 pm

it really makes the skin look nice in the finished project! fabulous!

By digitalivory on Jun 12, 2008 5:47 pm

Wow, that's neat. [: I'd use this tutorial, but I don't have the program.

By robinneboo on Jun 10, 2008 6:38 pm

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Author vogueXdirge View profile
Submitted on Jun 10, 2008
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Approved on Jun 10, 2008