Avatar/LJ Icon Tutorial:
Written by Aly. Done in PS 7.0

LEVEL - EASY/BEGINNER

How to turn this:

Into This:

1:  Choose your image, and crop it to 100x100 pixels, and sharpen*


2: Copy your image, and set the blending option to Screen.



3: Copy this image, and set to Soft Light.



4:  Create a Floodfill layer and fill with #88B8FF, and set to Soft Light 100%.



5: Create another floodfill layer and fill with #C496A3, and set to Color Burn 50%.



6: Create one last floodfill layer and fill with #B1E8FF, and set to Color Burn 100%.



7: Merge your layers, add text or brushes and that's it!


 

*Please remember that sharpening always depends upon the image you are using.