Iconesque Colouring pt. 2

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Icon-esque Colouring pt 2
Note: I use Photoshop CS but i'm sure this can be translated into other programs as well.

You're going to get this icon:

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Now, I'm going to assume that you've read part 1. I explained things in there that I'm not going to

re-explain in pt 2. I'm just too lazy to type it all out. Again. =p

On with the icon!
1. Okay, so, I've already cropped my picture and have gotten my base:

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The original pictures, from the other tutorials, can be found here:

2. Duplicate the base, and set it to softlight. You duplicate the layer by right clicking on it on your layers

pallette and hitting duplicate layer.
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3. Repeat step 2. Yes, so now you are going to have 2 layers that are set to soft light. Don't worry it'll

turn out fine in the end. I promise.
So, so far you should have this:
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4. Now, with the coloring. The best part. Create a new layer above it all, and fit it, with your paint bucket

too, with #BBB7C7, a dark/slightly light blue/grayish color. Set that layer to Multiply.

5. Create another new layer, fill it with #F2E5B3, and set that to multiply as well.
So far, I have this:
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6. Create another new layer and fill it in with a light blue color, like #E5F9FF, and set that to color burn.

7. Now for a good ol' exclusion layer, which tops it all off. Sort of. I created another, omg another how

many have we made so far?, later and filled it with #080033 and set that to Exclusion. I also lowered

that layers opacity to 50%. I didn't like the complete washed out look it gave at 100%.

8. Now you are done with the coloring layers, and now to finishing the icon. I took a soft edged brush,

made the color white and just clicked.
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After I made my dab of color, I changed it to soft light. Shown in the last image.

9. And now, I added some text that says "HANGING" with these settings:
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10. Finally added a black border (Refer to pt. 1 on how to do that). And bam! We're done.

Looks good right? I like it. A lot. Maybe I shouldnt have written this and kept it for my own. Nahhh.

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^ http://community.livejournal.com/foto_decadent/ye be wared, there is partial nudity in some of the pictures.

By technicolour on Aug 10, 2006 10:45 pm

Your tutorials are awesome! Where do you get the pictures for the icon ones?

By x__bullet on Aug 10, 2006 10:40 pm

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