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First off, I noticed that the image was somewhat blurry, so I sharpened it twice. Using the SMUDGE tool (opacity 40, hardness 40), I smoothed out the skin – as well as some jagged areas of her hair.
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I duplicated the image twice. I set the topmost layer to HARD LIGHT 50%, and the middle layer to SCREEN 50%. I merged all the layers.

I duplicated the base once. I gave the topmost layer a SEPIA TONING effect. (Effects > Artistic Effects > Sepia Toning> amount to age: 10), and then I set it to LIGHTEN 100%.

I took this texture (made by lookslikerain ->

I went to Edit > Copy Merged, and I pasted it as a new layer on top of every other layer. I moved the top layer over to the left, and using the SELECTION tool, I cut out some of the extra areas. Then I desturated it, and I set it to SCREEN 100%.

I took this texture (made by ewanism) and I set it to LIGTEN 100%.

I added in some tiny text… and voila!

For anyone who's interested, I've just started an icon community. I'm looking for new, dedicated members - as well as anyone who knows a little about communities... I need all the help I can get. _elite_icons_


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Feb. 5th, 2006 08:01 pm (UTC)
I love that... it's beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
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Feb. 5th, 2006 10:10 pm (UTC)
thanks for liking it :)... all the tutorials I post up are made using Paint Shop Pro 8.
Feb. 6th, 2006 07:48 am (UTC)
ohhh thats so beautiful! its in my memories and i will definately try it out, thanks!
Feb. 14th, 2006 09:06 am (UTC)
That's really amazing, and the result is wonderful. I added an extra step but here's my final result:

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Feb. 15th, 2006 10:53 pm (UTC)
Photoshop CS
I don't have PSP I have Photoshop, could you make one for photoshop? I need a Harry Potter Website Layout. COuld anyone make it?
Mar. 17th, 2006 12:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Photoshop CS
hi. im sori but your tutorial is not quite clear to me. its kind of confusing. but i luv the icon
Aug. 3rd, 2006 03:27 am (UTC)
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