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tutorial #15-- natalia boa vista

here's the natalia tutorial, as requested by kyoy! in this one i'll keep my explanations short, because i'm kind of in a hurry. sorry if you wanted more details... lol, generally people just want me to shut up but if there's something you'd like me to explain in more depth, just go ahead and ask in a comment and i'll answer to the best of my knowledge, as soon as i can.

how to go from this:



to this:



in PS7. involves selective coloring, so it's only partially translatable to PSP or GIMP, sorry =( feel free to check my tutorials guide-- someone else might've made a tutorial that can replicate this effect in other programs. also, keep in mind that this still does not work with every picture. play with the settings if you can.

***PLEASE DON'T COPY THIS EXACTLY!*** try to learn what i think while i'm making these instead of just copying and pasting every single layer onto your images, ok?

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i hope you found this tutorial useful, and i would love to see your results, so please comment! if you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to ask. and if you like my icons/graphics and/or want to know how i made them, be sure to step by wakizashi_. i'd be glad to help you ^^
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tutorial #14-- ryan & calleigh

hello, everybody! it's been a while since i've posted here, hasn't it? i haven't been iconing much lately-- i'm more focused on making layouts and wallpapers, to be honest. i'll have a post up soon, don't worry. in the meanwhile, i finally got off my ass and decided to work out some tutorials that were requested AGES ago. sorry for the lateness, i know i suck ^^;;;

before i start on it, though, i have an announcement to make: since i'm in need of some extra cash lately, i turned to webdesign, which is basically the only thing i'm good at besides chemical engineering (well, i can write decently, too, but i don't particularly think that will keep me out of poverty any time soon). so, if you're ever in need of a good layout for your site, visit she seems webdesign and place an order! our prices are very affordable and i will make sure you get exactly what you need ^_^ i'll still be making free stuff and posting it here, but if you're looking for custom stuff, she seems is the way to go.




alright, then! onto the tutorial now! this one was requested by cinzina, who wanted to know how i did the coloring on this graphic.




all of this was done in PS7. it pretty much revolves around selective coloring, so it's not translatable. sorry, PSP & GIMP users :( BUT! feel free to check my tutorials guide-- some other talented graphic maker might've made a tutorial that's able to replicate this effect in other programs.

if you DO have photoshop and CAN use selective coloring, keep in mind that this still does not work with every picture. in fact, i'd say it's heavily image-sensitive, more so than any other tutorial i've made. everything depends on the quality of your original image and its inherent coloring, and more than anything on the contrast. there are some unconventional steps here that work in my case, but might make your graphics look absolutely psychedelic. i wouldn't recommend using this on whole batches of icons or such, because you'll end up with some really weird stuff.

***PLEASE DON'T COPY THIS EXACTLY!*** try to learn what i think while i'm making these instead of just copying and pasting every single layer onto your images, ok? remember it might not work for every single image out there, fiddle with the settings if you have to.

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here's the layers palette, in case my incessant rambling made you get lost somewhere. as always, i hope you found this tutorial useful, and i would love to see your results, so please comment! and if you like my icons/graphics and/or want to know how i made them, be sure to step by wakizashi_. i'd be glad to help you with anything ^^

i'll be back soon, 'cause i've got two other tutorials to do, and hopefully some graphics are coming as well! =)
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tutorial #13-- the trio, again

second tutorial from my last HP batch! requested by zeta0497.



all of this was done in PS7. uses selective coloring, so it's not completely translatable. sorry, PSP & GIMP users :( BUT! it's not all i use, so you can still get some neat effects out of it, even if you don't have SC. and of course, feel free to check my tutorials guide-- some other talented graphic maker might've made a tutorial that's able to replicate this effect in other programs.

if you DO have photoshop and CAN use selective coloring, keep in mind that this still does not work with every picture. everything depends on the quality of your original image and its inherent coloring. this one only really works with images that have very balanced coloring and are somewhat contrasty. i don't recommend it if it seems like foreground and background are one in the same.

this is longer and more involved than many of my previous tutorials, because there are so many variations. sorry if i seem too verbose ^^;;;

***PLEASE DON'T COPY THIS EXACTLY!*** try to learn what i think while i'm making these instead of just copying and pasting every single layer onto your images, ok? remember it might not work for every single image out there, fiddle with the settings if you have to.

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whoo, that was long and involved! *sigh* i hope you found this tutorial useful, and i would love to see your results, so please comment! and if you like my icons/graphics and/or want to know how i made them, be sure to step by wakizashi_. i'd be glad to help you with anything.
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tutorial #12-- the trio

zeta0497 asked me to write a couple tutorials from my last HP graphics batch. so here's the first one!



all of this was done in PS7. uses selective coloring, so it's not translatable. sorry, PSP & GIMP users :( if you check out my other tutorials, you might find something for you.

if you DO have photoshop and CAN use selective coloring, keep in mind that this still does not work with every picture. everything depends on the quality of your original image and its inherent coloring. i find this type of color works better on images that have both saturated and unsaturated colors, like pale people with darker hair, and such. you don't want your image to be too light, because then the detail will disappear.

***PLEASE DON'T COPY THIS EXACTLY!*** try to learn what i think while i'm making these instead of just copying and pasting every single layer onto your images, ok? remember it might not work for every single image out there, fiddle with the settings if you have to.

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i hope you found this tutorial useful, and i would love to see your results, so please comment! i've still got one more tut coming up for zeta0197, so stay tuned! and if you like my icons/graphics and/or want to know how i made them, be sure to step by wakizashi_. i'd be glad to help you with anything.
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tutorial #11-- dan & emma

hey, everyone! here's yet another tutorial. citygirlamandab asked me to write up how i made these three icons from a previous batch, so here you have it!

all of this was done in PS7. uses selective coloring, so it's not translatable, but read on even if you don't have that tool, that's not ALL i use on it ^-^ you can still find some neat tricks inside.

if you DO have photoshop and CAN use selective coloring, keep in mind that this still does not work with every picture. everything depends on the quality of your original image and its inherent coloring. i find this type of color works better on images that have a bit of an earthy tone to them, lots of flesh color, like on images of blonde and brunette people. have that in mind when you use this tutorial.

***PLEASE DON'T COPY THIS EXACTLY!*** try to learn what i think while i'm making these instead of just copying and pasting every single layer onto your images, ok? remember it might not work for every single image out there, fiddle with the settings if you have to.

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hope you found this tutorial useful, and i would love to see your results, so please comment! and if you like my icons/graphics and/or want to know how i made them, be sure to step by wakizashi_. i'd be glad to help you with anything.
freddie & sam: nyeahhhh...

tutorial #10-- OotP's sirius

hey guys! citygirlamandab asked me to write up a couple of tutorials for icons from my last batch, so here's the first one.

make this -->

or this -->

...in PS7. uses selective coloring, so it's not completely translatable, but read on even if you don't have that tool, that's not ALL i use on it ^-^ you can still find some neat tricks inside.

***PLEASE DON'T COPY THIS EXACTLY!*** try to learn what i think while i'm making these instead of just copying and pasting every single layer onto your images, ok? remember it might not work for every single image out there, fiddle with the settings if you have to.

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here's the layers palette, just in case you got lost somewhere in there. i hope you found this tutorial useful, and i would love to see your results, so please comment! i have one more tutorial coming soon, as requested by citygirlamandab, so wait for it. and if you like my icons/graphics and/or want to know how i made them, be sure to step by wakizashi_. i'd be glad to help you with anything.
freddie & sam: nyeahhhh...

tutorial #9-- "sometimes"

at dutchie_1991's request i present you with a tutorial for one of the graphics in my last CSIM batch. i hope you all find it useful.

***PLEASE DON'T COPY THIS EXACTLY!*** try to learn what i think while i'm making these instead of just copying and pasting every single layer onto your images, ok? remember it might not work for every single image out there, fiddle with the settings it if you have to.

we'll be making this, in PS7 (though it is translatable to PSP and GIMP, at least, as it doesn't use selective coloring, only color balance layers):



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as always, here's the layers palette, just in case you got lost somewhere along the way. i hope you found this useful! please comment, i'd love to see your results! and if you like my icons/graphics and/or want to know how i made them, step by wakizashi_! i'll be glad to help ^-^
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tutorial #8 - rebuild's kaworu

hey guys! jumoon asked me how i made one of the kaworu icons (+ variations) i had in my last batch, and so here i come with a brand new tutorial! i hope you guys find it useful.

make --> or

keep in mind that these icons were made following this tutorial by fragilecat and this one by r4d_n1nj4. there may be some variations here and there but the basis is from them. all the love to you, guys! thanks for all the help =3

okay, so here's how you make that icon, in PS7 (but i'm pretty sure this is translatable...).

WARNING: this tutorial is heavy-- not necessarily in images, but in words. i tend to speak too much ^^;;; enter at your own risk.

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i hope this tutorial was useful and that i didn't bore you to death with my yapping about nothing. please comment in any case, i'd love to see your results! and if you like my icons and/or want to know how i made them, step by wakizashi_!

plugging: so not zen!, the mighty podcast.
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tutorial #6-- hero

hey, all! darkeyedwolf asked me to make a tutorial for one of the icons in this batch, explaining how to work with difference layers, those wonderful favorites of mine. not one specific icon was requested (did i sound like lawyer right there?) and so i decided to-- *coughcoughshamelesslycoughcough*-- go with my favorite icon out of the whole bunch. and so i shall tell you in detail HOW I MADE TEH OBITO ICON! *thunder* ^^;;;

teh icon:

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