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22 November 2006 @ 09:35 pm
 
YES I AM ALIVE amazing isn't it.

This one is for jigglypuff.
So. Going from Image Hosted by ImageShack.us to Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting in PSPX~



1. Soooo have a base of Chii from Chobits, quite possibly one of the most iconable subjects evar.
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[Original image coming is here.]

2. Duplicate your base, and set it to Screen, 50%.
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3. Make a new layer and fill it with #052949 [Image Hosted by ImageShack.us]. Set it to Exclusion, 100%.
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4. Duplicate your base, drag it to top, and go to Adjust -> Hue and Saturation -> Hue/Saturation/Lightness and desaturate it with the settings Saturation -100, Lightness -10. Set that layer to Overlay, 100%.
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5. Use these two gradients: Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Image Hosted by ImageShack.us and set them both to Soft Light, 100%.
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6. Duplicate your desaturated base, drag it to top and set it to Overlay, 60%.
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7. Make a new layer, fill it with #0f3d6b [Image Hosted by ImageShack.us] and set it to Lighten, 100%.
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8. Make YET ANOTHER layer, fill it with #a29374 [Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting] and set it to Soft Light, 100%.
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9. Once again, duplicate your desaturated base and drag it to top. Set it to Soft Light, 100%.
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10. Go to Layers -> New Adjustement Layer -> Curves and play with the settings until the icon looks clear and a bit less pink.
The settings I used:
RGB: Input 86, Output 72
- didn't change Red -
Green: Input 130, Output 142
- didn't change Blue -


After that, my icon looked like:
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11. On a new layer, use this gradient: Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting and set it to Soft Light, 100%.
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12. Use this texture Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting and set it to Screen, 90%.
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13. Before we add a border, merge all the layers. [Layers -> Merge -> Merge All (Flatten).]
Now, select all [Selections -> Select All or Ctrl + A] and select the Move tool by pressing M on your keyboard.
Now, you can move the icon. I moved mine three pixels down.

14. Now, when your icon is moved, it's time to add borders.
Select All and go to Selections -> Modify -> Select Selection borders, uncheck the anti-alias box and make a border of your likeness. I made a three-pixel border in #f9f7fb [it's white, just not the #ffffff white... you know >_>;;] and a one-pixel in #d9bbb3 [peachy-pink]. Both colors were selected from the icon.

And voila, icon done!
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Alicejigglypuff on November 22nd, 2006 10:17 pm (UTC)
YAY! I love you~ :D Thanks!
monochroma on May 28th, 2007 10:07 am (UTC)
Oh wow, I really love the simplicity of it, and how it's all nice and toned down 8D! And it's easy to follow too :D

I hope you don't mind me adding this to my animanga/vg icon tutorial master list :D?
earth has this sayinggarrus on June 13th, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)
Nice tutorial. :O You may want to credit silverqe for the light texture, and I see she's not in your resource list, either. ^^;
brightspark117 on November 21st, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC)
WOw. I can' t belive you made such a pretty icon with only one texture! =D
I'm suprised.
 NyteLady: Gackt Camuinytelady on August 26th, 2012 06:54 am (UTC)
I wanted to share my result with you...


Thank you for this tutorial.