black&white icon tutorial

Photoshop Tutorials


Click on thumbnailed images to enlarge

Open up your picture, crop, resize, sharpen/smoothen if needed. Then make it black and white (set foreground color to #2b2b2b and background color #ffffff, and make a gradient map). Now you should have a smooth black&white coloring:

If your picture is dark, duplicate it and set to screen.

Now take this texture:

and set it to darken 100%:

Not really a big difference in this picture. :D Now take this texture

and set it to lighten and tweak the opacity to your liking:

Creates those light spots. :) Next take this texture:

and set to screen 100%:

Then this texture:

set to screen 100%:

Then this texture:

set to multiply ~80%:

And youre done :) And here is the outcome with colors:

&some examples:

(lol i love this britney one! :D)

i don't know who made those textures, just found em on my computer. if you know who has made them please tell me so i can credit :)

Tutorial Comments

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non of the thumbnail pictures can enlarge when i click on them :(

By caarlo5 on May 15, 2010 1:17 pm

Cool. (=

By creole on Apr 9, 2010 9:42 pm

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Author fiercest View profile
Submitted on Mar 18, 2010
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Reviewer manny-the-dino View profile
Approved on Mar 18, 2010