Cyan (cool_spectrum) wrote,

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Icon Tutorial

Requested by mun_rikki.

1: Start by cropping your image. In this image, I wanted more negative space, so I created a new layer and filled it with the light yellow of the background, erasing some of the areas where I line might show.

2: Next duplicate the image, Gaussian Blur, and put the layer to Hard Light at about 72 Opacity. This will add some brightness, and smooth away the poor image quality.

3: Next I simply added a few of my go-to textures.
by sanctuarylight
by unknown

Both are on an Overlay layer at about 75 Opacity.

4: Then I selected my font. The font used in this icon was URANIUM MAFIA. I got the text all placed where I wanted it to be, and then by pure accident I discovered that if I placed the text between the bottom yellow layer, and the half-erased starting image it made a nice gradient.

So first place your basic text...

Place it between the layer of the yellow, and the half-erased original image...

Then duplicate the layer, place it above everything else, and make it a reddish color...

Then put that layer on Overlay.

5: The final step was to create a new layer from visible, and put it on Hard Light at about 45 Opacity to deepen the colors.

And that's it! Save as a .png for best quality.
And now I'm going to bed. Goodnight~

Tags: !tutorials
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