Kara (karabearblu) wrote in river_ofstars,
Kara
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This is my first tutorial, so bear with me!

Easy Photoshop tutorial for this Penelope Cruz icon by me:

[The icon is up for use, but credit me please if you use it]





Started with this base:



I sharpened the base, then duplicated it.

I put a Gaussian Blur on the duplicated base. [Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur with the Radius set to 1.4 pixels]

I set the blurred layer on Soft Light, and desaturated the image [Image > Adjustments > Desaturate]

It now looks like this:


Next I made a new layer and filled it with a dark blue color [#010351]. I set this layer to Exclusion, with a 20% opacity.

I made another new layer and filled it with this gradient:

The gradient is set on Normal at 100% [the default setting].

I made another new layer and filled it with this gradient:

The gradient is set on Linear Dodge at 100%

My icon now looks like this:


I made a new layer and filled it with a white gradient exactly like the black one above [just change the colors to #FFFFFF].
The gradient is set on Normal at 100% opacity

My icon now looks like this:


Next, I duplicated the base layer, dragged it to the top, and set it at Soft Light, 100% opacity. I then duplicated the top layer twice.

My icon now looks like this:


Next, I duplicated the base layer yet again, dragged it to the top and set it at Linear Dodge, 27% opacity.

Next, I made a new layer and filled it with this gradient:

The gradient is set on Soft Light at 100% opacity

I made another new layer and filled it with the white gradient used a little earlier. It's set at Normal, 100% opacity.

My icons looks like this:


Now I added text. I used LainieDaySH, size 18 for "Penelope" [you can find it at www.dafont.com], and 4 point Times New Roman for the rest of the text.

Then I merged the visible layers [Layer > Merge Visible], and added a 1 pt. black border [Edit > Stroke].

And it's finished!!



I hope this helped you. I'd like feedback if possible!
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