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07 February 2008 @ 04:05 am
Simple B&W Tutorial  
Just a simple tut for adding some color to black and white icons :)


Made in PSP8. Easily translatable.

1. Take your base and sharpen as necessary.

2. For my base, I duplicated it once and set that to screen, 38% Lighten yours more/less, as needed.

3. Create a new layer and fill with #0B2037. Set to exclusion, 62%

4. Add this texture (by xonlyashesx?). Rotate as needed to suit your icon. Set to multiply, 100%

Note: The rest of this texture set is here, if you'd like to try others that may suit your image better.

5. I added a tiny text brush in white, and that's it :)

I'd love to see any icons made with this, or just some feedback. Thanks.
Current Mood: tiredtired
Nathaliesnnat17 on February 7th, 2008 09:08 pm (UTC)
I like the way the B&W icon comes out with the texture
thanks for making it
adding it to mems
stormatduskstormatdusk on February 8th, 2008 12:25 am (UTC)
that's great; thank you.
Елен Гриевес: Broken Dollellen_grieves on February 10th, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC)
great tutorial, it worked out like a charm
.lucy//: Combichrist - Andy Panzer cirlcesfrauleinrk on February 13th, 2008 12:58 am (UTC)
What a pleasant tut to come across on icon_tutorial lol.
Andrea: Combichrist: Andy circlesvesleskjor on February 13th, 2008 03:39 am (UTC)
Zomg, icon twin lol
.lucy//frauleinrk on February 13th, 2008 04:58 am (UTC)
haha we rock.
*Fix these Broken Wings*: jensen448angel on September 16th, 2008 07:49 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for this tutorial. I am relatively new to icon making, and this was simple to follow and understand. I used this to make the icon you see here. Its not a B&W one, but I managed to do it...yay me!! ♥
mrsuckermann on December 15th, 2008 12:19 am (UTC)
Oh thank you! I always avoid B&W pictures :D