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29 June 2007 @ 01:41 pm
Coloring Icon Tutorial-01  
Hey everyone, I thought I try something new... for a change...this is my first Icon tutorial,
If this has been done already, I am sorry for re-doing it again.

Using Photoshop cs2

Tutorial 01

1) First take your cropped up image, for me I took from the movie King Arthur

2) Then go to Image>Adjustments>Curves
click anywhere on the line (We are going to be creating two points)and enter as mentioned below for each
Point 1                
Input  96
Ouput  89
Point 2
Input  126
Output  126


Point 1
Input  39
Ouput  25

Point 2
Input  88
Output  51

Point 1
Input  21
Ouput  35

Point 2
Input  86
Output  94

Point 1
Input  12
Ouput  45

Point 2
Input  58
Output  97
Your image should look like this

3) Duplicate this layer and set this layer to soft light (Blending Mode). Sharpen it once

4) Now you can add text or use any kind of brush, I have used Tiny Text

And then you are done.
Here are a few examples using the same steps...
Enjoy making icons guys... hope you like this tutorial,
Comments/feedback is so much loved...
Fiona: Armsruafair on June 29th, 2007 11:05 am (UTC)
That is so cool great colours

Shivikaspiritcoda on June 30th, 2007 03:43 am (UTC)
thanks so much fiona
Nadinegazlynn on June 29th, 2007 11:11 am (UTC)
wow thx for that =) I will try it ^^
Shivika: dean1-far awayspiritcoda on June 30th, 2007 03:43 am (UTC)
u most welcome...
Kryptoniana: D'Nash todosel_loco_dement on June 29th, 2007 12:00 pm (UTC)
Pretty! I will try it out! :D
Shivikaspiritcoda on June 30th, 2007 03:42 am (UTC)
thanks so much..
shelma32: Teyla01shelma32 on June 29th, 2007 01:02 pm (UTC)
Fantastic :)
Shivika: Teyla-Framesetspiritcoda on June 30th, 2007 03:41 am (UTC)
thanks :))
Mirijadeemperor on June 29th, 2007 01:05 pm (UTC)
mem'ing this! never used curves before but this looks rather lovely so I may just have to try it out *g*
Shivikaspiritcoda on June 30th, 2007 03:41 am (UTC)
thanks so much..
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Shivikaspiritcoda on June 30th, 2007 03:40 am (UTC)
thanks so much...
pnr on June 29th, 2007 08:14 pm (UTC)
oh, wonderful colours!
thank you ^^

A tip though. Just make it a new adjustment layer (and then flatten everything for step 3)
That way you can easily just drag and drop onto other bases ^^
Shivikaspiritcoda on June 30th, 2007 03:39 am (UTC)
thanks so much... for the tip... I think I will add that as an option.
many thanks
pnr on June 30th, 2007 10:58 am (UTC)
no problem
(I just love to be able to drag and drop layers XD)

this is how my icon turned out btw, thank you! I never work with curves otherwise ^^

Shivika: Bruce Wayne-Guiltyspiritcoda on June 30th, 2007 11:52 am (UTC)
you most welcome...
wow... it looks great the icon... thanks so much...
bananafunnycr8zyrcker on June 29th, 2007 08:56 pm (UTC)
i can't wait to try!
Shivikaspiritcoda on June 30th, 2007 03:40 am (UTC)
rohan: Gaspard Smirkrohan1208 on June 30th, 2007 09:23 am (UTC)
I love how these icons look!

Shall Memory it tonight and try it out tomorrow morning when I have had enough sleep to be able to concentrate. XD
Shivikaspiritcoda on June 30th, 2007 11:53 am (UTC)
no probs.. thanks so much and enjoy..
feelin_sl0feelin_sl0 on July 1st, 2007 05:14 pm (UTC)
Love it. :] Great results. Memmed. :D
Shivika: Christian Balespiritcoda on July 2nd, 2007 03:40 am (UTC)
thanks so much