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Tutorials 11 and 12

Tutorial 11

Go from Tut11Before.png to CowCreamer.png

I started with this cropped image from a Jeeves & Wooster screencap: Tut11Before.png

01. Copy the base layer.
02. Delete the original base layer.
03. Erase the background from the remaining layer.
04. Scale to icon size. I didn't worry about keeping this square (but be sure to keep aspect ratio locked). The width was the
       larger dimension, so I scaled that to 100 px wide; height wound up at 87 or so.
05. Create a new 100x100 image filled with white.
06. Copy the scaled image from the screencap and paste it into the new image as a new layer.
07. Duplicate the pasted layer, set to Overlay 100%.
08. Duplicate the Overlay layer, set to Screen 100%.
09. Duplicate the Screen layer, keep at Screen 100%.
10. Duplicate the Screen layer, keep at Screen 100%.
11. Duplicate the Screen layer. Using a large circle brush, color the entire object with 89c7e9, set layer to Burn 100%.
12. Duplicate the 89c7e9 layer. Using a large circle brush, color the object with f9c9e9, leave at Burn 100%.
13. Duplicate the original pasted layer, move to become top layer, desaturate, set to Soft Light 100%.
14. Using 89c7e9, apply brush "Unmasked_Mask4" from this set by unmasked_icons found at pstogimpbrushes to the
       far right side of the image.
15. Create a new white layer as the second layer from the bottom. Using 498e49, apply brush        "sugarplumkitten_grungeborders11-17" from this set by neke and found at pstogimpbrushes, flip the
       layer horizontally, and use a circle brush to erase the coloring at the top and sides.
16. Apply this texture mypainpics_text5.jpg from mypainpics, remove black background, move to lower right corner of blue box.
17. Text was applied to texture layer, Franklin Gothic Demi, 12 pt., black.
18. Duplicate the text layer, change color to e8e4fe, move underneath the original text layer, offset one pixel
       down and one pixel to the right, blur once.

Here is my completed Layers dialog box.
Tut11Layers.png


Tutorial 12
Go from Tut12Before.png to StephenBonesQ.png

I started with this cropped image from a Bones screencap: Tut12Before.png

Screencap posted by melchy to bitsofstephen.

01. Duplicate base layer, set to Multiply 100%.
02. Duplicate Multiply layer, set to Screen 100%.
03. Duplicate Screen layer, set to Overlay 90%.
04. Duplicate Overlay layer, set to Overlay 80%.
05. Duplicate top layer, set to Overlay 100%.
06. Merge all layers.
07. Make a selection around the image (I used the rectangle tool to select an 89-x-89 px square), then click the Quick
       Mask button in the lower left corner of the window. A translucent red mask will appear.
08. Click Filter, Noise, Spread and enter the desired spread amount. I chose 13 px. Click OK.
09. Click the Quick Mask button again; the masked area now becomes a selection.
10. Right now, everything inside the previously masked area (that is, the majority of the picture) is selected; we want to select
       just the border. Click Select, Invert.
11. Set foreground color to df1212.
12. Click Edit, Fill with FG Color.
13. Click Select, None to deselect the border.
14. Text was applied to background, French Script MT, 40 pt., df1212.
15. Duplicate the text layer twice.
16. Duplicate the text layer a third time, change color to 3f3f3f, move underneath the original text layer, offset one pixel
       down and one pixel to the right, blur once.

These is my Layers dialog showing the photo manipulations (before merging).
Tut12Layers1.png
These is my Layers dialog showing the quick mask and text (after merging).
Tut12Layers2.png


The steps for the quick mask are from this tutorial from gimp.org.

Comments

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valliegurl
Feb. 11th, 2007 10:19 pm (UTC)
love the cow tut especially! xD
msliz4857
Feb. 11th, 2007 10:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I was amazed at how much the shine of the silver was brought out...I thought it a great effect! All thanks to two of you your favorite colored layers! :)
pixel_876
Apr. 22nd, 2007 09:08 am (UTC)
I LOVE that tutorial and I am so happy you decided to submit it to Icons *yeay*

I put it as the Tutorial of the week!! :)
msliz4857
Apr. 22nd, 2007 12:51 pm (UTC)
EEEEEEEE! Thank you so much! :)

And your icon? Guh!!! So cuuuuuuuute!
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