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26 January 2006 @ 05:14 pm
SGA - Elizabeth Tutorial  
Huh, first tutorial ever. It's for Photoshop CS. Have mercy with me, okies?
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I used some of the steps from this great tutorial.

[01] Open the image, dublicate it and crop the dublicate to 100x100. I always use the crop tool. Width and hight are set to 3,53 cm, resolution 72. That's the icon size.

[02] Go to Filter -> Sharpen -> Sharpen.

[03] Zoom in until you can see the eyes clearly.

[04] Now, first use the Blur Tool (Mode: Normal, Strenght: 12%) and blur carefully over her skin. Avoid hair, eyes and lips.

[05] Then, switch over to the Sharpen Tool (Mode: Normal, Strenght: 10%) and move carefully(!) over her eyes and mouth. Try out what looks best.

[06] Dublicate the layer. Now move down to the first layer and go to Image -> Adjustments -> Auto Levels
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[07] Set now the second layer to Soft Light, opacity 60%.
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[08] New layer, filled with this color Image hosting by Photobucket, set to Soft Light, opacity 45%.
Add a layer mask and use a soft round brush in black on the layer mask to go over the eyes and any other white or bright areas.
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[09] New layer, filled with this color Image hosting by Photobucket, set to Muliply, opacity 70%.
Add a layer mask and use a soft round brush in black on the layer mask to go over the eyes and any other white or bright areas.
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[10} Add your text
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[11] Dublicate Layer 2 and bring it on top (Mode: Soft Light, opacity: 60%)
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[12] New layer, filled with this color Image hosting by Photobucket, set to Soft Light, opacity 40%.
Add a layer mask and use a soft round brush in black on the layer mask to go over the eyes and any other white or bright areas.
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[13] Add a black border, size 1px.
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That's it ^-^ Here's my layer palette. Looks funny, I know ;)

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Hope it isn't too confusing. Comments are love (just like criticism)
 
 
 
 
lorettakaylorettakay on January 26th, 2006 07:33 pm (UTC)
Hey! That's great with the layer tool bar showing the layers. Actually very, very helpful.


Beautiful icon. But I leave the great icon making to you and the goddess nessaja82 :D
Mercy: Atlantis - Red seamercscilla on January 26th, 2006 07:35 pm (UTC)
Awwww *tackle hugs you* Love you, hon ♥

I know how hard it can be to flollow some steps and then I find a pic of the palette always helpful ;)
lorettakaylorettakay on January 26th, 2006 07:37 pm (UTC)
I'm very visual, so it is to me!
Lindsaysdnil427 on January 27th, 2006 02:15 am (UTC)
cool tutorial! that's an awesome effect
Mercy: Kara - Fightermercscilla on January 27th, 2006 07:24 am (UTC)
Thanks ;)
jaymie_michellejaymie_michelle on January 27th, 2006 02:22 am (UTC)
How did u get the eyes so blue like that?
Mercy: Atlantis - A new daymercscilla on January 27th, 2006 07:23 am (UTC)
I use the Sharpen tool, like I said in step five.
jaymie_michellejaymie_michelle on January 28th, 2006 06:58 pm (UTC)
Ok, cuz I tried it and it did not go so blue like that...

Also, how do you adjust the strength on the sharpen tool?
Mercy: Christmas in Atlantismercscilla on January 28th, 2006 07:11 pm (UTC)
Hmmm, could be the quality of the pic.

Take a look at this --> http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b257/beastscilla/PSCS.jpg