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09 May 2007 @ 11:14 am
Icon Tutorial #11 - Torn paper, Mixing Colored Images with Black and White  
This was a request from oishiionigiri for this icon. I never saved the .psd, so this was as close as I could get it :)

From to

Step One
I cropped this image. Sharpened it, Auto Contrast, Auto Levels, Auto Color, then resized it down to 100x63. It doesn't have to be exactly that, but that's how mine turned out.

Step Two
Created a New Image 100x100 pixels. Paste the base onto the background. Dragged the image to the top of the new image like so:

Black border there to show the white.

Step Three
Duplicate the image twice. Set the first duplicate layer to Screen Opacity 50% The second to Soft Light Opacity 100%

Again black border there to show white background.

Step Four
Paste your base under the first base layers and drag it to the bottom of the icon. Go to Edit>Transform>Flip Horizontal. This next part should be step five, but I could go all the way back to save it before I desaturated so it's here. Go to Image>Adjustments>Desaturate (Ctrl+Shift+U) You can auto contrast it if you want. I did because I felt it needed it.

Step Five
Duplicate your black and white base twice again. This time set the first duplicated layer to Screen Opacity 100% and the second to Soft Light Opacity 100%

Step Six
Now you can merge your layers. Layer>Merge Visible (Shift+Ctrl+E) and then I used grrliz_icons' tutoral for torn paper. IMPORTANT! Instead of using the Eraser in the 17 natural brush shown, I used the same brush tip only with the Brush tool in #FFFFFF size 11. Then I made the border to cover that horrible line between the images.

Step Seven
Then I added my tiny text. Georgia Size 5 pt Tracking 1000 in #000000. I wrote jibberish really adding a space here and there.

Step Eight Big step kinda.
Finally, Merge all your layers again. Then I took the coloring from this tutorial. She/He starts from the bottom up. I skipped the first step and added only one screen layer at 80%. I deleted the coloring and the screen from the white torn paper part down to the black and white image because I didn't like it. I also set the multiplied orange layer's opacity to 20% instead of 50%. Then I moved the pink blob around so that it fit the icon; this layer was also at Screen 80% instead of 100 :).

Step Nine
Merge all you layers again. Then Duplicate it go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur 3 pixels. Then I set a Soft eraser on 100% and erased the gaussian layer for the Black and white part. Merga all again then save! :D

I know it's different, but I made the original a really long time ago. I don't really use those techniques anymore, but I kinda do like the tutorial one better :) You can probably make it softer by not using the screen layers and not sharpening it since the image was soft anyway.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask :)

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Anikahetairai on May 10th, 2007 01:36 am (UTC)
Funny I was attempting an effect like this earlier, gonna finish it tomorrow.(Left it at work) Thanks for the tut, adding to mems.
onrubywingsonrubywings on May 16th, 2007 07:23 am (UTC)
Aaaah, I love it! Here's mine :

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Danashadowshamrock on May 18th, 2007 02:52 am (UTC)
that's pretty! :D
Black Sound: Clemence Poesyblack_sound on May 10th, 2007 07:00 am (UTC)
You know this is caynd of easy. Have to try it :D
Oishii Onigirioishiionigiri on May 11th, 2007 03:04 am (UTC)
Thanks it's awesome!!(I also like the tutorial one bettr hehe) Mem'd I will try it when I am free~! ^0^
Cam: byrneenvyious on May 28th, 2007 03:17 am (UTC)
I love this! Thanks.
glasspinne on May 28th, 2007 08:20 pm (UTC)
Awesome! :D
joelle_xx on June 2nd, 2007 01:04 am (UTC)
love this one! i changed some, a little, here's me result:

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Danashadowshamrock on June 2nd, 2007 03:25 am (UTC)
awesome! Glad you changed it around :D
JunHo'sBootyCalldevilslover422 on June 18th, 2007 05:27 pm (UTC)
I love this tut!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's what I got.

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JunHo'sBootyCalldevilslover422 on June 18th, 2007 07:11 pm (UTC)
I did another one, but this is alittle different!!

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Danashadowshamrock on June 18th, 2007 08:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Another
nice work! :D
mythical_loves on June 22nd, 2007 05:14 am (UTC)
+ to memoires
i need to try it again
here's how mine came out
Lyradiopen_embrace on June 26th, 2007 06:32 am (UTC)
oh fantastic, i've been wondering how people do this sort of effect!
looks complicated... i'm sure its not too bad though, i'll give it a go sometime :)

should have wandered into your graphics journal earlier!!!

Danashadowshamrock on June 26th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
everyone stole it from me! Which actually makes me flattered that I kinda started something...
Shy_Mizunoshy_mizuno on June 28th, 2007 04:10 pm (UTC)
hehehehe *nervous laugh* do u know where i can download that brush????
Danashadowshamrock on June 28th, 2007 09:16 pm (UTC)
I actually don't, but I can make it for you :)
Shy_Mizunoshy_mizuno on June 28th, 2007 09:19 pm (UTC)
no thanks, actually i found a way to subsitute. Lookie...

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Danashadowshamrock on June 29th, 2007 01:34 am (UTC)
oh wow! Very great substitute it is :) Glad you experimented ^_^
goodnight, goodnight: let it snow blueredeyed_artist on December 1st, 2007 04:36 pm (UTC)
Awesome tutorial! I managed to get this:

I deleted one of the screen layers, though, because it was so light in the first place. :D Definitely memorying! Thank you!
Danashadowshamrock on December 1st, 2007 09:10 pm (UTC)
that is so pretty! Great job! :D