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


How to turn this:

Into This:

1: Open your image, crop it and resize it to 100x100px. I'm using a picture of Elijah Wood (he's such a doll)

2: Sharpen your image once. (Filter >> Sharpen >> Sharpen)*

3: Floodfill your image with #01012D, set to Exculsion 100%

4: Floodfill again with #D3B9C0, set to Soft Light 100%

5: Set this gradient over your icon and set the layer to Burnt 100% (Gradient by me)


6: Use this texture from Tre-Xture, & set it to Multiply 100% And we're done. (This step is optional.)

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