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The very first tutorial!

A tutorial for all you icon makers. I found some cool new ways to spiff up your icons. WOOOO! Just to make them not so plain like I always used to make mine. All of the textures were made by dearest

Sooooooo here is how we get from this picture of Rosario Dawson (from IMDB.com)  to

We start off with this picture

Then we crop it down to 100x100

Now make ANOTHER blank layer

 and past this texture into the blank layer

Then select the layer that has the above picture in it and go to Image>Rotate>Layer 90 left

Now stay selected on the layer and go to the top of the layer box and select Overlay and Opacity at 60% (Ignore the part crossed out in red, we'll get to that later)

So now your image should look like this

Next we make another layer and paste this texture onto it

Now go to the top of the layer box just like before and do this:

You're image should look like this:

Make another layer and paste this into it:

Go to the top of the layer box and set it to Darken, Opacity: 100%

It should look like this:

Make another layer and paste this onto it:

Set the layer to Lighten, Opacity: 100%

Your image should look like this:

Now to make it darker make another layer and color fill with the color 251EAC

ALL DONE!

Add any kind of text you would like!

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Cool man!! eee I like it, it's all BLENDY AND DRAMATIC. Yay I just realized I can make icons again now! whopee!!

<3 LURVE