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Another GIMP tutorial

Today we will be going from this to this or this .

Knowledge of Gimp 2.10 is useful. Results with this tutorial will very. It really just depends on the original image.

Some other icons made with the same method.





1.I cropped my image to icon size 100x100 px, and sharpened it by 20 power. Filters>Enhance>Sharpen
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2.I duplicated my base and Inverted this layer. Layer>Colors>Invert Set this layer to Soft Light 100%.
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3. Flatten both layers together. Duplicate your new base again and set this layer to Dodge 100%.
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4. Duplicate your base again and bring it to the top of your other two layers. Set this layer to Darken Only 100%.
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5. On the Darken Only layer (same layer you just changed), you will need to change the color levels and set this layer to Auto. Very simple actually. Layer>Colors>Levels>Auto It is the the button that says Auto. This gives Anna a nice color change.
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6. Duplicate the layer from previous step and set it to Overlay 40%.
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7. Make a new layer and flood it with #fbdba9. Set this layer to Multiply 60%.
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8. Make another new layer and fill it with this pattern Made by Me:) Set it too Divide 100%
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9. Make another new layer and flood it with #c8d8f6. Set this layer to Burn 60%.
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10. Flatten your image and duplicate once. Set your new layer to Screen 20%. This just lightens the image just a little.
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11. Text layer....of course always optional. For my text I used Mulder Handwriting as my text of choice, in color #fbdba9. I then used this TT brush by wonderland in the same color as my text. Flatten all your layers and your done. Or you can proceed to step 12.
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12. (optional) You can leave your finished icon the way it is after you add your text to it. I wanted to give mine a slight foggy look to it. To achieve this effect once you have flattened your image duplicate it once. On your duplicated layer you will want to Blur it. Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur Set your blur to 50 and hit okay. Now set this layer to Screen 100%. Flatten, save and your done.

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I hope you found this enjoyable and useful. Comment are always welcome and encouraged. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
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[User Picture]From: nocturnes
2007-06-17 08:19 pm (UTC)
Very nice results! Added to memories.
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[User Picture]From: bouncerbutch
2007-06-21 02:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks I hope you find it useful:)
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[User Picture]From: m4rkc0hen
2007-06-17 11:09 pm (UTC)
Brilliant tutorial! this is what I came up with:

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[User Picture]From: bouncerbutch
2007-06-18 04:49 am (UTC)
Ooooh.....I love it. It looks so different from my finished icon....just goes to show you that each picture is different:)
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[User Picture]From: thehadster
2007-06-17 11:10 pm (UTC)
this is a great tutorial! i'm memming it!
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[User Picture]From: bouncerbutch
2007-06-21 02:27 pm (UTC)
Love to see your finished icon when you try it, and I am glad that you liked it")
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From: kaskait
2007-06-18 02:43 pm (UTC)
Wonderful coloring tut. I've saved it to memories. :D
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[User Picture]From: bouncerbutch
2007-06-21 02:28 pm (UTC)
Glad you liked it. GIMPing is funtastic:)
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From: neko_bakuretsu
2007-06-18 08:59 pm (UTC)
very pretty, too bad I don't have gimp :(
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[User Picture]From: bouncerbutch
2007-06-19 10:48 am (UTC)
You should download it! It's 100% free! For an imaging program it does very well:)
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[User Picture]From: blondebeauty07
2007-06-20 02:41 am (UTC)
nice tut,I am memming it
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[User Picture]From: bouncerbutch
2007-06-21 02:25 pm (UTC)
Thnals I hope you find it useful. I'd love to see what you come up with:)
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[User Picture]From: blondebeauty07
2007-06-22 01:03 am (UTC)
Sorry for the late reply.I didn`t have time to do the tut yesterday.
This is what I came up with.I think it turned out pretty good:
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[User Picture]From: thehadster
2007-07-08 07:43 pm (UTC)
I finally posted my new avatars, so here's my results!
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This tutorial is wonderful! I love it!
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[User Picture]From: bouncerbutch
2007-07-12 02:09 am (UTC)
They look awesome. Glad you found this useful:)
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From: thunder_weather
2007-07-08 10:36 pm (UTC)
I've used this technique on a few icons. This tutorial taught me a lot. Thanks. :)
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[User Picture]From: bouncerbutch
2007-07-12 02:08 am (UTC)
You're welcome glad you found it useful:)
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[User Picture]From: mamma_fire_bear
2007-07-11 09:07 pm (UTC)
nifty..thanks
this is what I came up with..I learned a lot..thanks again


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[User Picture]From: bouncerbutch
2007-07-12 02:08 am (UTC)
awww pretty and I love Julia she rocks:)
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[User Picture]From: mamma_fire_bear
2007-07-12 12:33 pm (UTC)
yeah...me too. I am doing 100 10 things I hate about you icons. This one turned out wonderful.
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