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First off, I sharpened the image twice. Using the Smudge tool (hardness 40, opacity 40), I smoothed out the skin.
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I duplicated the base twice. I set the topmost layer to HARD LIGHT 28%, and the middle layer to SCREEN 58%.


I created a new raster layer (Layers > New Raster Layer), and using the Paint Brush Tool (colour #159FFF, opacity 71, hardness 31) I coloured in the eye. I set this layer to OVERLAY 38%.
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I merged all the layers. Then I took this texture, made by domeofstars, and I set it to LIGHTEN 100%.
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I then took this texture, made by dearest, and I set it to DARKEN 100%.
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I merged the layers again. Using the Selection tool, I selected a rectangular portion of the face, and then I copy & pasted it as a new layer. I moved this new layer to the side, and then I desaturated it. (Adjust > Hue & Saturation > Hue/Saturation/Lightness > Saturation -100).
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I then noticed that this new layer still doesn’t pop out much, so I decided to give it a Drop Shadow effect. (Effects > 3-D Effects > Drop Shadow > Opacity 100, Blur 10.14)


I merged the layers once again. Then I took this texture, made using a portion of a texture created by dearest, and I set it to OVERLAY 100%. Using the Smudge tool (hardness 40, opacity 40), I smoothed out some of the areas of the texture that covered the face.
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I merged all the layers, and then I added some text.




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Comments

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minty_the_frog
May. 22nd, 2006 10:29 pm (UTC)
i like the eye thing. i always wondered how to do that. thanks for the tutorial!
alaratook
May. 23rd, 2006 01:20 am (UTC)
Rock on!
I wondered the same thing about the eye...You'd think I'd be smart enough to figure that out...but apparently it takes me awhile.
shimmersea
May. 23rd, 2006 01:57 am (UTC)
... Darken didn't work for me, somehow. I had to use lighten, which is completely different.
fizzy_pepsi
May. 23rd, 2006 03:15 am (UTC)
Mem'd.
starry_night_53
May. 23rd, 2006 09:29 am (UTC)
pretty! thanks!
dirrtydiesel
May. 23rd, 2006 10:02 am (UTC)
thanks
triggerhappy
May. 24th, 2006 02:14 am (UTC)
Sweeeet, putting this in memories. Thanks for sharing!
so_out_of_ideas
May. 25th, 2006 06:12 pm (UTC)
memming for later. Thank you.
our_chance
Aug. 2nd, 2006 01:08 am (UTC)
Hello. I am FanficWriterNikki on MNFF. I saw a link to your LJ in your signature and decided to check it out. I really like your tutorials and icons, so I am going to friend you.
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