anyways , i hope this helps someone . because things get deleted / read mores get broken, here’s a google doc walk thru . this took like my whole day so a like or reblog would be cool. i really hope it helps. send questions if you got them. - love, kore.
this show you how to batch drop layers in a file. how to batch crop icons. how to batch color icons and edit individually EASILY. how to resize and export layers to files (2 methods) and how to sharpen icons and still re-edit everything later.
In this tutorial you will learn how to do a PHOTOSHOP ACTION that has you being able to SAVE BASE ICONS, SAVE FINISHED ICONS, COLOR YOUR ICONS, SHARPEN, CROP. If you have any questions, requests (Want me to make an action for this (Sadly it will be minus the saving steps and the coloring will be very basic) I will but you must request it. Want a coloring, border, etc PSD, again request it. I love doing tutorials and helping. ANYWAYS. Please LIKE/REBLOG if you find this helpful or use this method to help you make icons. Feedback through my ask box or @ ing me is always welcomed! (I actually love when you do it)
As I mentioned earlier, I’m here bringing a simple icon tutorial for beginners who are just starting using Photoshop but also this tutorial will cover 3 different icon styles:
Colored icon (with PSD):
And circle icon:
What do you need for this tutorial?
Nobody has asked (yet) but I wanted to do a step-by-step process on how I make pride icons! Keep in mind that I use FireAlpaca as my editing software of choice! Since this will be a long post, all of the instructions will be kept under a read more… So without further ado, let’s start!
THIS TUTORIAL IS SO LATE , but here we go ! it’s below the read more bc it gets rather long , but i promise it’s much simpler than it seems ! i am using my own psd for this , so it’s how i make icons using my psds , & it is in no way representative how everyone makes icons. i make icons as needed so i edited each cap individually & make icons from there.
I received a couple requests for a tutorial on making circular roleplaying icons, I’m aware of a couple methods but this one is my preferred (and the simplest in my opinion) way of doing it.
This is another tutorial that should easily be applied easily to Gimpshop.
Open your base icon; for how to make a base icon read this tutorial here.
If you have a psd to apply this is the time to do it.
You’re going to go to Layer > New > New Layer and create a new transparent layer, then after you unlock your base layer by dragging the little lock symbol to the tiny trashcan you’re going to need to move the base layer on top of the transparent one.
Now using the Ecliptical Marquee Tool make a 100 x 100 (or whatever size icon you’re doing) circle and center it on your top layer like below:
Using right click the middle of that circle and in the menu that opens chose Select Inverse. This will select the whole area outside the circle like in the image below:
This is the satisfying part where we hit delete and watch our icon take shape…Ta Da!
All that’s left to do is merge your layers and save as a .png and you have yourself a circle icon. I have this saved as an action for quicker use, it cuts my iconing in half.
It’s been a long time coming, but here we are, my second tutorial! This one is very similar to my older one, but there’s a year of experience between the two, so I hope that this shows my improvement at least a little? Either way, the tutorial is under the cut!