Tutorial

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1. Find a base. This will be mine:


2. Duplicate it and set it to screen at 70%. Duplicate the base again and set it to luminosity at 100%.

3. Create a new layer and fill it with #DBFBFF. Set that layer to color burn at 100%.

4. Create another layer and fill it with #FFE1C8. Set that layer to multiply at 100%.

5. Create a selective coloring layer. Layers >> New Adjustment Layer >> Selective Coloring.
Reds: -100, +25, +100, 0
Yellows: +100, 0, -40, 0
Whites: +100, -5, -50, 0
Neutrals: -10, 0, -6, 0

6. Now, create a curves layer. Layers >> New Adjustment Layer >> Curves.
First point: In(126), Out(153)
Second point: In(173), Out(193)

7. Create a hue/saturation layer. Layers >> New Adjustment Layer >> Hue/Saturation.
Saturation +20

8. Create another selective coloring layer.
Reds: -15, 0, 0, 0
Whites: +100, 0, -100, 0

9. Finally, create a Brightness/Contrast layer.
Brightness -10
Contrast +5

Optional Step: If you're not satisfied with your icon, feel free to add various textures, adjustment layers, etc etc. to make your icons pretty.

This is my result:


Hope this tutorial helps C: If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

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awesomeeeeeee.

By futura on Nov 17, 2008 9:51 pm

this is way sexy!

By diputs on Nov 11, 2008 7:48 pm

The outcome looks incredible. =o
I'll be sure to try it out soon.

By so-sarcastic on Nov 10, 2008 12:16 pm

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Author cielxx View profile
Submitted on Nov 8, 2008
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Approved on Nov 9, 2008

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