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05 December 2007 @ 06:41 pm
Basic Icon Tutorials  
No fancy-shmancy textures. Just a plain base with some plain coloring. Enjoy

First Tut:
☆ Jared Padalecki
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Second Tut:
☆ Random Anime
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.PSDS INCLUDED.

1) Start off with your base, which is Jared in this case. Crop to 100x100. Sharpen if you need to. I didn't for this one.



2) New Layer, fill with 0D0101 and set to exclusion at Opacity 100%.

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3) LAYER >> ADJUSTMENT LAYER >> CURVES. Input these numbers:
RGB:
FIRST POINT:
I: 167
O: 200
SECOND POINT:
I: 97
O: 108

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4) LAYER >> ADJUSTMENT LAYER >> SELECTIVE COLORING. Input these numbers:
Red: -23, +10, +35, 0
Yellow: +100, +10, -23, 0
Whites: 0, 0, +100, 0
Neutral: +12, -4, +2, -10
*OPTIONAL Green: (to show his green eyes more) +100, +100, +100, +100

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5) LAYER >> ADJUSTMENT LAYER >> LEVELS. Input these numbers:
RGB:
I: 12, 1.04, 255.
O: 0, 255.

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.PSD

1) Start with your base. Crop. Sharpen if you'd like. I did not.



2) LAYERS >> ADJUSTMENT LAYER >> LEVELS. Input these numbers:
RGB:
I: 32, 1.00, 255
O: 0, 255

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3) LAYERS >> ADJUSTMENT LAYER >> COLOR BALANCE. Input these numbers:
Midtones: -22, 0, 0
Shadows: -29, 0, 0
(Preserve Luminosity CHECKED)

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4) LAYERS >> ADJUSTMENT LAYER >> SELECTIVE COLORING. Input these numbers:
Red: -100, +20, +100
Yellow: +100, +56, +100
Neutral: +12, -2, -10, -10

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5) New layer. Fill with 030115 and set to exclusion at Opacity 100%.

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6) LAYER >> ADJUSTMENT LAYER >> BRIGHTNESS/CONTRAST. Input these numbers:
Brightness: -10
Contrast: -10

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.PSD


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ϟ: don't you just love the Doctor?!briar on December 6th, 2007 01:08 am (UTC)
I love the Jared one, it looks gorgeous! (and so does he <3)
silverxdragon on December 6th, 2007 01:10 am (UTC)
Thank you! [: *completely agrees*
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silverxdragon on December 6th, 2007 03:19 am (UTC)
Enjoy. ¦D
djinnflyssa on December 7th, 2007 10:52 pm (UTC)
I love the second icon. Thank you for sharing. :D
silverxdragon on December 7th, 2007 11:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you and no problem. :D
♫: [IY] Kag; hmm :)imported on December 8th, 2007 01:10 am (UTC)
The second icon is very pretty!
Thanks for the tut :3
ただクラ♡: Meguringopuriin on December 13th, 2007 12:45 am (UTC)
love the second one! i memmed it! ^^
.zomgdynamites on January 14th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
thankg the second psd file.
awesome!