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10 April 2008 @ 08:15 pm
 
Tutorial requested by prettybutt.

How to make this icon: Photobucket

This is so easy, I almost feel weird about making a tut, lol. But I was asked so here it goes.






The "big" secret is in Variations. You just color your cap red, yellow or green, whatever you want. To get your icon to "glow" or have a little depth, you can either use light textures or gradients. In this tutorial I used the former but I like to work with both. And finally, to get it looking clear or crisp or whatever you wanna call it, you have to sharpen in stages.



I'll be using this Lorelai cap by _jems_.

So basically we're going from Photobucket to Photobucket



1. Resize the original cap to 500x375.
2. Go to Image - Adjustments - Variations. Make sure Midtones are selected, then click More Yellow, More Red.
3. Duplicate layer. Set to Screen, opacity 100%. Filter - Sharpen.
4. Hue/Saturation. Saturation: -15
5. Merge layers.
6. Resize to 400x300. Duplicate layer. Filter - Sharpen. Merge layers.
7. Resize to 300x225. Duplicate layer. Filter - Sharpen. Edit - Fade Sharpen: 50%. Merge layers.
8. Crop 100x100.
9. Paste this texture by loveicon. Set to Screen, opacity 100%.
10. Brightness/Contrast. Brightness: 30, Contrast: 10. Merge layers.
11. Duplicate layer. Filter - Sharpen. Edit - Fade Sharpen: 40%


That's it. :)
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condoms, sexual lubricant, vagitine, & blueberries: this hearts for youprettybutt on April 10th, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
you are so fabulous! I'm gonna try this the minute I get home tonight. Thank you SO much ♥
condoms, sexual lubricant, vagitine, & blueberries: deal with itprettybutt on April 11th, 2008 03:01 am (UTC)
yeah so, I love this. I've always struggled with sharpening, and never thought of doing it in stages-very cool effect. The coloring suggestion is great too because I tend to stick with just curves, but I like the result of playing with midtones. I appreciate you taking the time to do this, and will be sure to pimp it in the future. thanks again ♥

One result-
bravery in bravadothatlldopig on April 11th, 2008 09:51 am (UTC)
ooh that's a fantastic icon! :D thanks for showing it to me.
I'm so glad you're happy with the tut! and that you find it useful cause so few are, lol.
.dearlydevoted on April 10th, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC)
gorgeous! wow :)
bravery in bravadothatlldopig on April 12th, 2008 11:58 am (UTC)
thank you. :)
saskia .roonzil on April 10th, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, this looks gorgeous, I'm definitely gonna try this. Thank you so much :D
bravery in bravadothatlldopig on April 12th, 2008 11:58 am (UTC)
you're welcome, I'm glad you like this. :)
universeandu: Gilmore Girls (last night was strange)universeandu on April 10th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
That's a great tut. Will try it later ;) Thanks.
bravery in bravadothatlldopig on April 12th, 2008 11:58 am (UTC)
thank you. :)
ex_spirits2 on April 10th, 2008 09:49 pm (UTC)
OMG TY. :D VERY MUCH!
bravery in bravadothatlldopig on April 12th, 2008 11:58 am (UTC)
you're welcome. :)
Lou: Firefly - river huhgottalovev on April 12th, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)
I love the effect and I never tried resizing by stages... cool! thanks, I'll try it one day!
bravery in bravadothatlldopig on April 12th, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you like it. :) thanks for commenting.
she drowns in her dreams.: lorelaicoffeemuse on April 13th, 2008 12:11 pm (UTC)
You are so awesome for doing this. ♥
bravery in bravadothatlldopig on April 13th, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC)
no problem, I'm glad you like it. :)
yummygraphicsyummygraphics on August 24th, 2008 04:26 am (UTC)
holy crap, variations = genuis! you're my god lol!