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

LEVEL - EASY/BEGINNER

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.