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Another tutorial for all of you guys interested out there, here you go!

Program Used: Adobe Photoshop CS2
Amount of Steps: 6-7
Textures Used: Yes

BEWARE: if this tut cut doesn't work, then the struggling for the past half hour went to waste =[






And now for the tutorial!

1) After adjusting your icon and cropping it, duplicate the base layer and set it to screen. Sharpen if needed =]



2) Next, time for adjustment layers! Layers -> New Adjustment Layer -> Color Balance. Use the settings in the picture below:
click me for color balance!

The results?




3) Okay open up a layer for Selective Coloring. Use the settings in the pictures below:

click001
click002
click003


those give us:



4) Okay, and another layer of selective coloring. This one's optional but it gives us more vibrant colors. Follow the screenies below XD

click001
click002
click003




5) Okay some textures, check it out XD

I set the following texture on Linear Burn 100% and rearranged it so it looks nice. Make sure to erase any parts needed. The dotty texture is made by

lifeisdolce
  . It makes the icon look a bit nicer don't you think? Set it to Screen 100% and arrange where you would like it.



Tada! Hope your icon came out nice too, I'd like to see them in your comments XD

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