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05 July 2007 @ 12:19 pm
Two Tutorials  
One: Icon Tutorial
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Sharpen your base as needed.
Duplicate your base, desaturate it, and set the layer to soft light.
Make a new layer and fill it with #ffe3ea. Set it to multiply.
Another new layer, this time with a fill of #f4d6bf. Set it to soft light at 50% opacity.
New layer again. Fill it with #4d5ccb. Set it to difference at 30% opacity.
Last fill layer. Fill it with #ffcbcb and set it to soft light at 50% opacity.
Duplicate your desaturated base and drag it to the top. Reduce the opacity to 50%.
Take the following texture by ninesoulsand place it on top of your layers. Set it to soft light at 30%.
Next, place this texture (also by ninesouls)

on your layers and set it to soft light at 20%.
Duplicate the first texture and drag it to the top. Set it to burn.
If your icon is too light duplicate the layer.

Add some tiny text and you're done!










Two: Basic Scratchy Texture Tutorial:
We'll be making this:



Start out with a black canvas.  

Select the pencil tool.  Make sure opacity is 100 and select a 1 pixel brush.
Make your foreground color #a6a6a6.
Scribble on your canvas.  The design you put on there will be your scratches.  Here's mine:  


If you didn't add many scribbles, duplicate your image and set it to screen to lighten it up. 
Flatten your layers.

Duplicate the image again and set it to multiply.  
Add multiply layers to your liking.
Flatten.
Make a new layer and add some noise.  
Desaturate the layer and set the layer to multiply.  Duplicate this layer to your liking (I duplicated it twice).  


Flatten your image gain, duplicate it once more, and set the layer to screen.  

You're done!
As the tutorial says, this is extremely basic.  If you want it too look better add smudging, blur your screen layers, or try varying the width of your scratches.