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25 June 2007 @ 11:15 am
icon tutorial #4: diego luna  
This tutorial use selective coloring and lots of layers and textures (okay.. not that many). But I really like the effect that it creates. This icon was made in Photoshop 7.

Remember that tutorials are guidelines. Every image is different and may require to you delete or alter some steps!

We are going to be using the following image from the movie Y Tu Mama Tambien. Scandalous, I know. :)

1) First, create a new 100x100 workspace and postion the image wherever you want it to be.

2) Create a new selective color layer. Please remember every image is different and you may need to alter the selective color attributes to fit your image.
REDS [-100, 0, +100, +27]
YELLOWS [0, 0, +100, +100]
WHITES [0, 0, 0, -68]
NEUTRALS [-2, 0, +10, -10]
BLACKS [0, 0, 0, +100]

3)Create a new layer and fill it with #F78E57. Set the layer to Soft Light and the opacity to 50%.

4) Take the following texture, from rainharbour.net. Set this layer to Color Burn and the opacity to 50%.

5) Use a swirly light brush (this one is created from me and avaliable here). I rotated this image a little bit (Using CTRL + T) and then moved it to the position I wanted. Just play around with this till it is somewhere you like. Then set the layer to Screen, keeping the opacity at 100%.

6) Using a texture by withaghost (this texture is larger than 100x100), I set the layer to Darken and the opacity to 80%. Then I moved the layer around until I liked how the texture affected the underlying layers.

6b) This step is not used in this icon, but may be necessary!! If you feel that the image you are working with is too dark, DUPLICATE your image layer and move it right above the last texture layer. Set the layer to either Overlay or Soft Light and play around with the opacity. Sometimes it helps to covert the layer to grayscale (hit CTRL + SHIFT + U).

7) Now go to your brushes and select a Soft Round brush, between 45-100 px. I used 65 px. From your swatches, select Pure Red (#ED1C24). Create a new layer and set it to Screen. Using the brush, put one dot anywhere in the workspace. Then using the Move tool, position the dot where it works best on the workspace. (This is usually just to the side of the main focus of the icon.)

8) Next I used a texture by girlboheme and set it to Darken and kept the opacity at 100%. After I put the paperclip over the area I wanted, I took the eraser tool and erased the dark edge on the right. You'll need to play around with this layer.

9) Create a new layer UNDERNEATH the paperclip layer. Take your Marquee tool and draw a box and fill it with White (#FFFFFF). Hit CTRL + T and rotate the image a bit to your liking. Then move it right under the paper clip!

10) If you feel that your icon needs a little something extra, throw in some tiny text! This brush is by ohpaintbrush.

And there you have it!

Other icons made with this tutorial (+ my Cowboy Bebop icon):

You can move around the paperclip layer, or delete it completely. Sometime you may need to lower or raise the opacities for some layers. Just play around with the layers!

Comments are greatly appreciated. :) If there is any other icon you would like to see a tutorial for just leave a comment and I'll try my best!

ps.. join cinematiclims! ;D
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Gracie: Garden State666poison on June 25th, 2007 04:28 pm (UTC)
ahhh y tu mama tambien!!

I LOVE that movie including Diego Luna...gorgeous :)

nice tutorial, cute textures :D
karin stewartkurren on June 25th, 2007 05:21 pm (UTC)
god, what a sexy icon. :-x
&&tess;;: Dinah;  Alice in Wonderlandtooken_away on June 25th, 2007 05:31 pm (UTC)
That's awesome! Adding to mems ++
naughtymm on June 25th, 2007 06:36 pm (UTC)
memming. love that one. do u have .psd and could you uplaod it please? :)
Deiudeiu_deiu on June 25th, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
beautiful tut!!! luving it!
can't wait to try it! :)
yo, i'm hotter than a mithril coat: lizzy & darcystyromgalleries on June 25th, 2007 09:17 pm (UTC)
Here's what I ended up with.

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Thanks for the tut!! It looks great!!

:)xonlyashesx on June 25th, 2007 11:59 pm (UTC)
oh i love it! :D i really like how you put the paperclip to the side

and you're welcome :)
just_discoverjust_discover on June 25th, 2007 10:32 pm (UTC)
wow, thanks. love the paperclip.

and nicce icons XD

darkepica on June 25th, 2007 10:44 pm (UTC)
Beautiful tutorial.
just_naturallyjust_naturally on June 26th, 2007 02:38 am (UTC)
meming for later!
Taireptilia___ on June 26th, 2007 05:15 am (UTC)
meming! ♥
Karen: buffyeyeconic on June 26th, 2007 05:48 am (UTC)
Nice tut!
(Anonymous) on June 26th, 2007 01:51 pm (UTC)
I love your tutorials and textures. <3333 If I ever use them, I will definitely credit you.
Credojequirity on June 26th, 2007 06:28 pm (UTC)
*squeee* I added this to A Guide to Popular Textures.
:)xonlyashesx on June 26th, 2007 06:45 pm (UTC)
yayyy :D
{this water-cooler romance}: Quidditchtrust_your_lust on June 27th, 2007 11:25 am (UTC)
Sorry to be just invading your journal lol, but I thought it'd be easier. I've redone your banner, sorry it's taken so long lol, my computer crashed and I've pretty much only just been able to get it working again!

If there' any problems let me know!!
:): darth coffee makerxonlyashesx on June 27th, 2007 12:29 pm (UTC)
heh no worries :) thank you again for the banner!

and sorry about your compie! i hope it was just a one time thing bc that stinks!
Beccaa_luscious_mix on June 27th, 2007 02:33 pm (UTC)
+mem :D