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tutorial -13- pink girl

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Please note that this tutorial works best when using Paint Shop Pro 8. Some of the steps might not be possible in photosphop or other creative programs.

x credit to _scarlet_icons in keywords if using
x if you have made an icon using this tutorial, please post it up, I'd really like to see it

bases by final__desire
textures by ashke_icons and _hakanaidreams
text by firithel_icons

I started with two bases,
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1. First of all, I sharpened the image twice, and using the SMUDGE tool (opacity 40, hardness 40), I smoothed out the skin.
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2. I took this gradient and I set it to SOFT LIGHT 100%. I took the same gradient, flipped it once horizontally and once vertically, and set it to MULTIPLY 100%
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3. I took this texture, made by ashke_icons, and I set it to HARD LIGHT 100%. Using the ERASER tool (opacity 7, hardness 6) I erased some of the parts covering the body.
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4. I took this texture, made by _hakanaidreams, and I set it to SCREEN 100%. Using the ERASER tool (opacity 100, hardness 67) I erased all the parts of the texture except the white column.
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5. I went to my second image of Emma, and using the SELECTION tool (shape: rectangle) I selected a narrow, vertical stripe of the icon. I copied this selection. I returned to my first image and I pasted the selection on top of all the other layers. If the pasted selection is too big, you can always use the SELECTION tool to cut off the excess. If it’s too small, go back to the other image and make another selection. I desaturated the stripe.
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7. I added some text. (this text was made by firithel_icons).
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8. I merged all the layers. I duplicated the base. For the top layer, I went to Effects > Artistic Effects > Sepia Toning (amount to age: 10), and I set it to COLOR (Legacy) 100%.
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Dec. 13th, 2005 09:47 pm (UTC)
OMFG. I love this tutorial.
I save it to my memories.

&& thank you so much for sharing this!
Dec. 13th, 2005 09:52 pm (UTC)
This looks cool...I'll try it :)
Dec. 13th, 2005 10:43 pm (UTC)
Add to my memories ^^
Dec. 13th, 2005 11:01 pm (UTC)
saving to memories ♥
Dec. 13th, 2005 11:25 pm (UTC)
Yay for the icon!
Pretty. Added to memories. =)
Dec. 14th, 2005 01:09 am (UTC)
used it :-)
very nice .. thank you

base by me..

final icon

used an aged newpaper effect

Dec. 14th, 2005 01:14 am (UTC)
Re: used it :-)
This turned out really nice. I should also try it with a smaller base - because I think it gave it a better effect. :)
Dec. 14th, 2005 01:16 am (UTC)
Re: used it :-)
yea... i just wanted to use it on something that I already had ;-) lazy me... but thanks so much!!!
Dec. 14th, 2005 01:23 am (UTC)
Thanks for sharing, I liked this tutorial.
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Dec. 14th, 2005 06:07 pm (UTC)
That turned out great! thanks so much for sharing it :)
Dec. 14th, 2005 01:36 pm (UTC)
Mm. I'll attempt to duplicate it (somehow) in PS7. XD
Dec. 14th, 2005 08:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! Great tutorial had lots of fun using it.
Dec. 15th, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC)
that's awesome! I'm adding it to my memories :o)
Dec. 16th, 2005 12:04 am (UTC)
this is so nice :D :D
i can't wait to use it.
Dec. 17th, 2005 01:08 pm (UTC)
Awesome! *puts in memories*
Dec. 18th, 2005 02:02 pm (UTC)
really cute
saving to memories ♥
Dec. 20th, 2005 04:50 am (UTC)
Image hosted by Photobucket.com<-- jake gyllenhaal.

yeah, i know this is really bad. i tried my best.
Dec. 20th, 2005 06:40 pm (UTC)
Well I think it turned out very nice. :)
Dec. 20th, 2005 08:41 pm (UTC)
thanks for you kindness. lol.
Dec. 26th, 2005 11:15 am (UTC)
Like it, I'll have a play with it for sure :D

*sigh* Emma Watson is gorgeous.
Dec. 28th, 2005 11:39 pm (UTC)
I was wondering if you'd like to affiliate with sirengraphics?
Dec. 28th, 2005 11:46 pm (UTC)
Sure. :)

Though I've never affliated with anyone before. Should I make one of those affiliate icons and give them to you? Or just put up a link to your journal?
Dec. 28th, 2005 11:56 pm (UTC)
You can just put up a link to my journal if you like! And I'll put up one to yours along with some icons from your community. I can go through and pick some out myself, if you like. Or you can link me to three you'd like me to "advertise" you with.
Dec. 30th, 2005 06:30 pm (UTC)
Hey. For the icons, you can just pick whichever one you like. :) By the way, do you by any chance have a small affiliate icon/banner for your community?
Dec. 30th, 2005 06:46 pm (UTC)
Fantastic, thank you! I don't have a banner of any sort or kind other than the one in my userinfo, but you're welcome to use whatever you can find or whatever you like, if anything.
Jan. 2nd, 2006 04:52 am (UTC)
fab tutorial! Added into memories ^.^
Jan. 2nd, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC)
Your tutorials are great and even I understand them *g*
heres how mine turned out (I just couldn't find the sepia effect ):

Jan. 29th, 2006 05:36 pm (UTC)
Ack, I hadn't seen this. It looks gorgeous. :D
Jan. 30th, 2006 04:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I love your tuts to death :)
Jan. 8th, 2006 04:02 am (UTC)
Wow, this is fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing, I can't wait to try it out. :)
Jan. 29th, 2006 08:30 am (UTC)
I'm been using GIMP for a few weeks, but I love your journal because it's helping me learn things other than cropping and slapping some text on a picture! :-) I used your tutorial to make a Jonathan Rhys-Myers icon for a friend.

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Do you mind if he uses it? I'll make sure he credits your journal for the tutorial.
Jan. 29th, 2006 05:35 pm (UTC)
It turned out great! And sure, your friend can use it, no problem. Thanks so much for the compliment about my LJ. :)
Apr. 22nd, 2006 11:14 pm (UTC)
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love it

thaaaanks a lot
Jul. 12th, 2006 04:01 pm (UTC)
Ow, I like this tutorial, he's really nice!
I made this, but I didn't use all the steps and I used another brush and gradient:
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