There’s this thing I really like to do with my icons, give them a pinkish tinge. It makes it kind of vintage. Wanna learnnnnnnnn how to do it?
Grab your base image. Crop sharpen etc to prepare it. I’m using MadBum.
Create a new layer and fill it with #ffcbd8 and set it to Darken only.
You can play around with the opacity if it’s too harsh for you, usually I lower it around the 65-80% range, but since the jersey in the picture is really bright I lowered it to 40%.
As you notice, it should only color the jersey and nothing else. If it colors something else feel free to erase it or leave it (:
And that’s it, you’re done~
If you want to know how I make my blue tinge+jersey color icons, it’s under the cut!
Now that we have our colored jersey, time to color the picture up a bit right?
I usually have a blue tone to my icons since I’m sort of obsessed with it right now.
Back to the tutorial.
Create a new layer and fill it with #00083a, it’s a dark blue color. Set it to screen and duplicate that. Fill a new layer with the same color and set it to subtract. This is the equivalent of Exclusion in Photoshop.
You can leave it like this, like I did in the Jonathan icon up there. YOU CAN BE DONE NOW. lol.
To make the icon seem less washed out, I duplicated the (untouched) base and brought it to the top. Set it to overlay. I set the opacity to 14%, but feel free to play around with the opacity. YOU’RE DONE FORREAL.
Pretty easy, right? You’re welcome. Feel free to photo reply with your results! And please don’t steal this tutorial, it’s my signature way of coloring.