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Tutorial -2- Starry Night

This tutorial works best with Paint Shop Pro 8.

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1. First I decided which part of the image to use for the icon. I cropped it down to a square, and then resized it to 100x100. Then I duplicated the base layer. I desaturated the new layer to -100.
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2. Using the Smudge tool (Brush Size 9pts, Opacity 61%, Hardness 54%), I smudged out all the gray areas of the image, using only vertical strokes of the brush.
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3. I duplicated this layer 4 times, and set the tabs to look like this...
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4. Then I went back to my base layer, duplicated it, and moved it on top of all the other layers. Then I set it to SOFT LIGHT 100%.
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5. I hid the base layer from view (just X out the visibility toggle, and I merged together all the other layers.

6. I created a new gradient using #F26C4F and #070303 (one colour at each end, so it's an even transition). I set the opacity to 100% and the angle to 156. I set this gradient as a new raster layer to LIGHTEN 100%. I duplicated this layer once.
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7. Then I took this texture, by bombayicons, and set it to SCREEN 42%. I desaturated it to –100, and then I erased some of the stars in the lower left-hand area.
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8. I created a new raster layer with this gradient, and set it to OVERLAY 42%.
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9. We’re almost done. Now just create a simple, thick white border, and then afterwards add some text. Merge all the layers.
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10. Duplicate the base layer once and set the duplicated layer to SOFT LIGHT 100%. Then create a new raster layer, fill it with #F3EEDD, and set it to DARKEN 100%. Merge all the layers again, and you’re done.
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( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 24th, 2005 03:17 pm (UTC)
AWESOME TUTORIAL! *dances around* Thank you so much, this was great.
Aug. 24th, 2005 08:15 pm (UTC)
i'm glad you like it. :)
Aug. 24th, 2005 11:59 pm (UTC)
I really like this tutorial. I'm going to add it to my memories on my main account. =)
Nov. 5th, 2005 01:15 am (UTC)
It's very pretty ;D

What fonts did you use, btw
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