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Icon tutorial by 3footninja Icon tutorial by 3footninja
I've been making icons for a while now and i made this tutorial for photoshop on how to make an icon using a base of toph from avatar.

This is pretty much how i make my icons. There is no method which i follow to make my icons. I just experiment, if there's something i don't like I just delete that layer. I start by adding one colour and set the layer to multiply or overlay or whatever looks good and changing the opacity. I like adding peaches and blues. Then comes adding different patterns to new layers. I look for patterns on deviantart, there are lots here. Finally comes the text or you can leave that out :P

The base i used was from avatarspirit.net.
All other patterns are credited in the tutorial.
Feel free to ask any questions.

Enjoy!
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shelldevil Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
Hey there :wave:
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animefreakXP Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
Thanks for the tutorials. I played around with the some of the options, but I liked the way my icon came out.

Here it is: [link]
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cobaltblue-n Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
Ahh, so that's it. I always wonder if making icon is actually this simple. Thanks! ^^
Anyway, do you have some collection of nice texture? :)
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aventris93 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Student Photographer
I was hoping you culd show how to make it just the right size xDDD
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this-is-madness Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
Wow, cool! Thanks for explaining this!
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3footninja Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
Your welcome :D
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kathychan479 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
thanks for the tutorial it really helped!
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AimeeOrchel Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
Thank you so much for this! It really helped!

~Aimee.
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marie-j-stoker Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
Nifty tutorial.
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Koudou-Kiyoshi Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
Dumb question but how do you copy and paste the texture onto a new layer? btw the tutorial is very good. I love your icons.
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