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05 January 2008 @ 01:58 pm
Icon Tutorial No. 32: Kamui  
This tutorial was requested by feuillant, who will probably cry when she sees how easy this was to make. This icon won Second at anime_abc/Week Z.

Level: Easy
Program: Adobe Photoshop 7.0

Go from this to this:

 01. Take this image of Kamui and crop it at 96x96 pixels.

You should see something like this:

 02. Duplicate the level (CTRL A>>CTRL C>>CTRL V) and sharpen it (FILTER>>SHARPEN>>SHARPEN). I set this layer at 80% opacity, but you should adjust as necessary.

You should see something like this:

 03. Open up this light texture by myrasis and paste it onto our canvas (CTRL A>>CTRL C>>CTRL V). Set this layer at SCREEN 100%. Erase any light dots marring Kamui's face.

You should see something like this:

 04. Text time: I used Mutlu, Smooth, 18 pt in #797A9B and typed in 'Z', then moved it over to the side. Then I used Carpenter, Strong, 6pt in #797A9B and typed in 'e n i t h', then changed the blending options so there was outer glow and moved it next to the z.

You should see something like this:

 05. Create a new layer and use this tiny text brush by me in #797A9B right under 'e n i t h'.

You should see something like this:

 06. Merge all the layers (CTRL+SHIFT+E) and open a new 100x100 canvas. Copy our project over (CTRL A>>CTRL C>>CTRL V). Use this corner border brush by me in #797A9B. Save, and you're done!

Your finished product looks something like this:


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g a z e r o c k ♥: [RK] Saitou Hajimeezukii on January 5th, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC)
nice tutorial :3
nadiko on January 5th, 2008 10:59 pm (UTC)
lovely tutorial - will definitely be adding this to mems :)
Yanghzuki on January 5th, 2008 11:15 pm (UTC)
Great tutorial! Thank you!
monochroma on January 6th, 2008 01:06 am (UTC)
oasdjfasdf it's so simple XD! And it's absolutely gorgeous! I'll definitely try it out sometime!
♪ rosevicrosevic87 on January 6th, 2008 01:07 am (UTC)
oh i like this, definitely memming!
Spinelkamyla_tamara on January 6th, 2008 06:36 am (UTC)
awesome!! :D but do you have a brush set for the tiny text? T_T i couldnt find it in the tags.. thanks again! :D
Wicked Fantasies XPwicked_enough on January 6th, 2008 07:02 am (UTC)
I actually don't have a brush set of tiny text set up because there's so many out on the web. But you can use the same brush by putting it onto your brush palette:

1. Open the image of the tiny text after you've saved it onto your harddrive.

And you'll find it in your palette at the bottom!

Hope that helps!
Spinelkamyla_tamara on January 6th, 2008 07:10 am (UTC)
great! thanks for the help! <3
Gabby: Awesome: H2G2 Marvin Bang.lordoflorien on January 7th, 2008 06:27 am (UTC)
Thanks for the tutorial! I went and downloaded that font (mutlu) as soon as you identified it. ;) Great tips; I appreciate it!