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Winner's Tutorial, Challenge 11, by pagina_nova [Jun. 24th, 2008|09:35 am]
Several Plums - an Icon Challenge/Tutorial communi

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1. Grab your base; crop, resize, sharpen, whatever is necessary. I wanted to emphasize both characters, so I went with this:
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2. I wanted to heighten the black/white of my icon, so go to Brightness/Contrast and raise the Contrast by 20%.
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3. It's still looking fairly gray and washed out. Duplicate your base and set it to Screen, 100%.
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4. Merge visible layers, and then duplicate your result (you should have two identical layers). For now we're only going to be working with the bottom layer, so just ignore the top one.

5. Set your base layer to Blur.
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6. Time for sparkles! I used this texture by [Did you make this? Let me know!], set to Screen, 100%.
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7. Next I wanted to add a wash of color. I used this texture by [Did you make this? Let me know!], set it to Screen @ 100%.
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8. Remember that duplicate layer from step 4? Now we get to play with that. Drag it to the top, and rescale it to 70x70.
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9. Select the layer and Stroke Selection in White, 6px.
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And you're done! I'd love to see your results! Questions~ just ask!
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[User Picture]From: rikes
2008-06-24 10:14 pm (UTC)
Good to see a fellow GIMP user here! And it's a very pretty icon. :)
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[User Picture]From: pagina_nova
2008-06-25 06:36 am (UTC)
Thanks! Always happy to spread the GIMP love. :)
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[User Picture]From: pensnest
2008-06-24 10:18 pm (UTC)
I agree with rikes, it's great to see a tutorial for something other than Photoshop. In any case, this looks very translatable to me. Nice work.
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[User Picture]From: pagina_nova
2008-06-25 06:36 am (UTC)
Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: jaymie_michelle
2008-06-25 12:05 am (UTC)
Ooo I get it now! I have always wanted to make an icon like that, and I could never figure out how to make the top layer smaller. Brilliant, thanks for the tut :)
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[User Picture]From: pagina_nova
2008-06-25 06:37 am (UTC)
Thanks~ I'd love to see your results when you make one!
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[User Picture]From: jaymie_michelle
2008-06-25 08:41 pm (UTC)
Here's mine :)

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[User Picture]From: pagina_nova
2008-06-26 05:21 am (UTC)
Love it! Great looking and sexy.
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[User Picture]From: pagina_nova
2008-06-26 05:22 am (UTC)

Re: Beautiful . . .

Thank you!
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