Iconesque Colouring pt. 5

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Iconesque Colouring pt. 5
Note: I use Photoshop CS, but I'm almost sure that this is translateable into other programs

1. Grab your base, as usual.
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2. Duplicate your base, and set it to Screen @ 47% (weird number, I know. I just think it looks best at this opacity. Play around, of course. Depends on image.)
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3. Create a new layer, fill it in with #FFE8C7 and set it to Multiply
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4. Create another new layer, fill it in with #0C0034 and set it to Exclusion
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5. Create a new layer above those, fill it in with black ( #000000 ) and set it to Color @ 40%
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6. Create a new layer, fill it in with #FF0000 and set it to Lighten @ 15%. Just want to add a little more red to the icon.
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7. Now I want some purple, so, create a new layer, fill it in with #CC00FF and set it to Soft Light @ 28%
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8. Take this light blob texture, which I made with a fairly large soft edged brush, and set it to Lighten.
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9. Above all that, take this other light blob thing, also created by me, and set it to Lighten as well.
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10. I took another brush from the same place ( [url=http://community.livejournal.com/iconistas/14867.html]here[/url] ) and stamped it off to the right, pretty much in the middle, and in white.
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11. Now I added some text!
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If you would like to download the font "Gulim" you can here: [url=http://classique.impersonal.tv/gulim.ttc]Gulim Font [/url]

12. Finally, add a 2px border, and,whadda know! We're done!

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Copy/paste the picture of the blobs.

By technicolour on Nov 5, 2008 9:30 pm

i cant get the blob :/
help please

By juliex3 on Nov 5, 2008 7:40 pm

Lovely tutorial. (:

By addict on Oct 2, 2008 10:18 pm

i love this tutorial
i use it lots
its so pretty

By younha486 on Jun 5, 2008 9:40 pm

how do i get the blob?

By pnaigirl13 on Jun 3, 2008 10:04 pm

freaking amazing!
my fave tut on the site!
thanks :)

By brunette925 on May 23, 2008 10:07 pm

thankss so much, this helped a lot!
mine looked slightly different to yours, really dark, so i just messed with the opacitys a bit then it looked great! i then added a few touches like unsharp mask and adjusted the hue a little, and now my next icon will be a good one, thanks

By daniellebby on Apr 22, 2008 12:04 am

Never mind I got it.
Thank you! :DDD

By Hyennas333 on Nov 8, 2007 8:50 pm

I couldn't get the glow part right...
Is there more explanatory way you could put it?
Do I need to duplicate a layer?

By Hyennas333 on Nov 8, 2007 8:47 pm

very pretty x]

By XxDanceToThisBeatxX on Oct 10, 2007 6:15 am
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Submitted on Aug 13, 2006
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