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07 April 2007 @ 01:43 pm
Tutorial PSP 8 (in English)  
[mood| creative]

I’ve decided to make a tutorial with the winner icon of the weekly challenge at cb_challenge (an amazing icon challenge site with Christian Bale pics!)
It’s made with PSP 8 but I’m sure it’s transtable.

From this and this to Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket



I’m Spanish so I hope you’ll understand my (poor) English...

1. Resize the pics. Copy and paste them at the 100x100 white background icon. Located and cropped as you want (more or less close etc)

2. The background of the original pics are in white tones. That makes easy the work. If it isn’t, you have to cut out the outline and paste them into the white icon.

3. Desaturate both pics to turn them in b/w. And finally, you’ve to achieve that both pics have the same tone of black and white and that the background is the same tone in both pics. I’ll show you an example:
Before Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket After Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

The steps are: with Screens layers try to lighten the background until achieve the same white background tone with both pics (more or less). Usually happens that an original pic can be more lighter or darker than the other so the result with both pics aren’t the same. The trick is: when you have the equal background, take the pick lightest and erase the Cristian pic. With this, you’ll balance one pic to other.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

4. Merge layers.

5. Now we have the base. Duplicate background set Soft Light to give it some contrast. You can play with the Brightness/Contrast option too.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

5. We take THIS texture made by ohfreckle and set Multiply 100

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

6. We take THIS texture made by neckerchief and set Multiply 100

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

7. And now the trick I accidentally discovered some weeks ago. Open a new raster layer and add a round pink (#FF00FF) brush at the middle of the two pics. Adjust – Blur – Gaussian Blur at radius: 4.

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8. Open a vibrant colour texture. I’ve chosen THIS texture made by arisubox. Paste them into the icon. Set this layer Hue 100. Do you see the effect? You can move the texture until you see the colors you want for the brush.

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Finally I add the text “Feel” with one of my favorite fonts: Carnivale Freakshow in a grey tone.

And that’s all! I hope it’s useful! :)

--> Another example of this tuto is the header I actually have in my LJ.
 
 
 
Pearly: Britney (Tiny Text)iluvpoto on April 7th, 2007 12:09 pm (UTC)
Sweet! I'm, adding this to mem's! thank you for sharing :D
Glamoured by a viking vampire.: ob ny_lila on April 7th, 2007 12:26 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. I'm glad you like it :)
Thanks for your comment!
Heike: Karl Redabyssinia on April 7th, 2007 02:16 pm (UTC)
That´s gorgeous. I really like the look of the icon
Glamoured by a viking vampire.: Daniel_lila on April 7th, 2007 03:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm happy you like it!
Kryptoniana: SiAmel_loco_dement on April 7th, 2007 02:55 pm (UTC)
oh sweet! :D This is gorgeus, meming!
Glamoured by a viking vampire.: Paulo_lila on April 7th, 2007 03:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your comment! I hope it's useful for you :)
Uno!: LOST - THIS IS SPARTAAAAAplasticfruits on April 7th, 2007 03:25 pm (UTC)
I love it! Definitely meming.

*hugs your icon* I miss Paulo now. :[
Glamoured by a viking vampire.: Paulo_lila on April 7th, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks!!! :)

I miss him too *snif* I enjoyed a lot watching "Exposé" and I love this character. It's a pity the scriptwriters didn't show us more about Paulo before... :(
Uno!: LOST - Kate :(plasticfruits on April 7th, 2007 04:42 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. :]

I wish they hadn't killed him off, I'd have liked to know more about him & Nikki, too. :[[[[ And not to mention he's a cutie. :]
Glamoured by a viking vampire.: Paulo_lila on April 7th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
I'm agree. At the beginning I didn't pay much attention to him/them. Actually the script didn't help them much. Of course I thought he was very hot but the character don't attract me. But in "Exposé" he surprised me! lol Their flashback and he seemed so so sweet and cute *sigh*
Artemis' Chew Toy: Christian: Guh!tattooedraven on April 7th, 2007 04:16 pm (UTC)
Ooooooo! I was trying to figure out how you mde the lovely little light texture so I could use it in the banners, I was close to the teqnich but it just didn't look right to be used.

Lovely icon and very worthy of 1st Place! Congratulations! XD
Glamoured by a viking vampire.: CB_lila on April 7th, 2007 07:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your comment!! ♥ I'm happy you can use this tecnique for your art ;)
electromix on April 7th, 2007 04:32 pm (UTC)
Christian Bale!! I love him.

gonna use this tut, thanks!
Glamoured by a viking vampire.: CB_lila on April 7th, 2007 07:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your comment! I love Christian too he's a very talented and very attractive man :)
mandiesmkmandiesmk on April 7th, 2007 05:14 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous! Mem'ing for future use!
Glamoured by a viking vampire.: ob ny_lila on April 7th, 2007 07:27 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! Thanks for your comment :)
bel1982 on April 7th, 2007 07:05 pm (UTC)
Nice tut! Tried it and got that:
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Glamoured by a viking vampire.: Daniel_lila on April 7th, 2007 07:29 pm (UTC)
Wow that's gorgeous! I'm happy it's useful for you :)

Thanks for your comment and your icon, it's so cool!
Valliegurl: Lucyvalliegurl on April 7th, 2007 07:29 pm (UTC)
lovely and have mem'd! :)
Glamoured by a viking vampire.: Daniel_lila on April 7th, 2007 07:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your comment! :)
The Kat Beastthe_bothererer on April 8th, 2007 01:11 am (UTC)
I did something like that a few months ago (my default) :)
Bride of Frankenteen: {bway} actors // sara :: fading awayjudexseven on April 8th, 2007 03:48 am (UTC)
I was looking for a good tutorial for a b&w icon, and this worked out amazingly!



Thank you!!
Laura: jacksawyervarda_bloom on April 8th, 2007 03:29 pm (UTC)
Por diooos q geniaaall!!! siemopre m han encantado tanto tuus iconoos, y ahora con tutoo, tienes q deleitarnos mas q menudo con iconcillos q ya los exo de mnos :P

besazooossss
ahkina on April 9th, 2007 12:50 am (UTC)
Wow! Así se hace! Que genial...! FELICIDADES
☆彡 viktória: peter is awesomemain_titles on May 30th, 2007 01:01 am (UTC)
I love this tutorial! I made this:

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Yeezusfight_luser on July 12th, 2008 06:04 pm (UTC)
U great! But in my icon this last (brush) don't need, but i added xD' Ok see:



Thx1
elisabeth_rail on December 9th, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
lovely <3 thank you