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Tutorial -8- Beautiful Fleur

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I started off with a poster of Fleur Delacour. I selected a square portion of the poster using the Selection Tool (Selection Type: Square). As I shrunk it down to 100 x 100 pixels, I noticed that the face became somewhat out of focus, so when I got to 100 x 100, I sharpened the image four times. Then using the SMUDGE tool (opacity 40, hardness 40), I smoothed out the skin, and ONLY the skin. I merged all the layers together to avoid any confusion, then I duplicated the base layer and set the top layer to SCREEN 78%.
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I created a new layer with #0B1D3B and I set it to EXCLUSION 100%
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I create another new layer. Using the PAINT BRUSH tool (white, hardness 38, opacity 100), I carefully went over the eyes and the lips. I set this new layer to OVERLAY 64%
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I took this gradient and set it to SOFT LIGHT 100%
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I took this gradient and set it to SOFT LIGHT 100%. Then using the ERASER tool, I carefully erased the areas covering the eyes, eyelashes, eyebrows and the lips.
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I took this texture (I believe dearest created it, but I’m not sure. If someone else did, please tell me so) and I set it to DARKEN 100%. Once again, I took the ERASER tool and erased all the areas that cover the face and the hat.
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Then I added some white text and set it to OVERLAY 64%, and voila!
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hobbitdance
Oct. 15th, 2005 09:37 pm (UTC)
That's beautiful!
_scarlett_icons
Oct. 21st, 2005 02:25 am (UTC)
:) thanks so much.
rabidotaku22
Oct. 15th, 2005 09:48 pm (UTC)
Oh, so pretty! Adding to memories! ^^
agemodel
Oct. 15th, 2005 09:56 pm (UTC)
nice tut
bsgirl111
Oct. 16th, 2005 01:28 am (UTC)
Wow, i love it, saving to mems, thanks! =o)
phoenix39
Oct. 16th, 2005 08:10 am (UTC)
That's beautiful.
emily_reich
Oct. 16th, 2005 09:44 am (UTC)
wow! LOVE this tutorial! gorgeous technique! adding to mems :D
usagi_no_hotaru
Oct. 16th, 2005 04:55 pm (UTC)
That really is very neat. Thanks for the tips! ^_^
sarah_jones
Oct. 16th, 2005 08:32 pm (UTC)
great tutorial! love the icon you made. mine turned out completely differnt, as I used another pic, but I learned a lot! thanks!
_scarlett_icons
Oct. 21st, 2005 02:25 am (UTC)
I should like to see yours... :)
(Anonymous)
Oct. 18th, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC)
I have been looking for a tutorial like this!!! Thankies!!!
socie
Oct. 18th, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC)
^^ Sorry thought I was logged in.. thats me! thanks again!
rissa_jennings
Oct. 20th, 2005 02:28 am (UTC)
Awesome tutorial -- saving in my memories and shall credit in my icon journal, mono_borracho. Thanks!
_scarlett_icons
Oct. 21st, 2005 02:25 am (UTC)
your livejournal's fantastic. thanks for the reply. :)
rissa_jennings
Oct. 21st, 2005 02:42 am (UTC)
Thanks for the compliment! ^_^
tiptoetwirl
Oct. 31st, 2005 11:12 pm (UTC)
Brilliant tutorial. I actually found this for another link. Mine turned out very different but I suppose that's cos I used another pic. I also had to omit the step where the layer was set to Exclusion 100.

I'm happy with the result though, thanks for the wonderful tips!
november86
Aug. 15th, 2006 12:36 pm (UTC)
adding to memories
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