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16 May 2009 @ 12:40 am
Madara Uchiha Tutorial  

Today's tutorial will deal with icons with empty space. Ever saw an image and thought it would look great as an icon but it had alot of empty space? Well this tutorial will show you the easiest method, in my opinion, to filling up/getting rid of empty space. The image I chose for this tutorial is this one **here**

Step 001

Crop your image however you like. I cropped the icon with Madara in the middle and moved the image down and what I had left was empty space on the top.

Step 002
This step is only for icons with empty space, if your icon does not have empty space, please proceed to Step 3
Select the Smudge Tool and smudge the top of the image until the empty space is filled. Best way to do this is to make a straight line from the background and keep repeating this step until the space is completely filled

Then take your Blur Tool and blur out the space you just smudged to blend everything evenly and give it a smooth look. You should have something like my image below.

Step 003
Go to Layer -> New Adjustment Layer -> Hue/Saturation and raise the Saturation by +23
This will give the icon a little more color to start off with

Step 004
Go to Layer -> New Adjustment Layer -> Selective Color and enter these numbers
-100, 50, +100, 0
This brings out the red alot and makes it really bright.

Step 005
Go to Layer -> New Adjustment Layer -> Curves and enter these numbers
This will brighten up the icon alot and make the colors stand out more

Step 006
Go to Layer -> New -> Layer or just hit Shft+Ctrl+N and fill it with #3e1c04 and set it to Exclusion at 100%
This will darken the icon a little but will give it that hazy brown look.

Step 007
Go to Layer -> New Adjustment Layer -> Selective Color and enter these numbers
-100, 0, 0, 0

+100, 0, 0, +38
This will bring out the reds more while changing the the gray in the background to a slight shade of light blue and it will take the white parts on his face and give it some light blue aswell.

Step 008
Make another Selective Color layer and enter these numbers
+36, 0, 0, +15
This will do exactly what Step 008 does minus enhancing the reds. It will slightly enhance the colors like Step 008 did.

Step 009
Next, take this texture **here** that I made and paste it on your icon. Or you could simply go to Dafont.com, download the font and use the Text Tool. The name of the font is called "Impact Label".

& your done! Here are a few more examples using this tutorial. Experiment with it! Tweak it alittle, aslong as you give credit when you can I'm happy =)

★credit ah_gfx_ahoy
★comments make me happy
★love to see your results
★dont claim as your own tutorial
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stylishlookstylishlook on May 16th, 2009 08:39 am (UTC)
wow nice work ;)
i like the fact you used Impact Labe, it suits it just fine.
stylishlookstylishlook on May 16th, 2009 08:41 am (UTC)
sorry i meant Label :L silly me
Tony: ☆Naruto → Madara ♔ Killer ♬ah_anime18 on May 16th, 2009 09:58 am (UTC)
ack I misspelled it aswell, thanks for the compliment!
i always use that label for the hardened criminals lol
autumn_tenshi: cupcake facesautumn_tenshi on May 16th, 2009 09:09 am (UTC)
fantastic icon tut <3 *mems*
Tony: ☆Naruto → Madara ♔ Killer ♬ah_anime18 on May 16th, 2009 09:58 am (UTC)
thanks for the mem
glad you liked it!
zabuza_sama26: pic#88738412zabuza_sama26 on May 16th, 2009 11:46 am (UTC)
Wow !! nice tut you got there ^^
love the colors ^^ here's my result :


Thank you for the awesome tut ^^
Tony: ☆Naruto → Madara ♔ Killer ♬ah_anime18 on May 16th, 2009 05:40 pm (UTC)
Your result looks pretty!
In my opinion, Howl's Moving Castle is kind of a pain in the butt to icon but it came out great =D
albanaise33albanaise33 on May 16th, 2009 12:23 pm (UTC)
Really like this tut ! =D

Thanks !

My result ^^

Before :
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After :
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Tony: ☆Naruto → Madara ♔ Killer ♬ah_anime18 on May 16th, 2009 05:41 pm (UTC)
Your icon came out really nice. Love how his "blushing" stands out ^^
If you want to get rid of some of the red affecting the black. Just lower the RED settings in one of the Selective Coloring layers :D

Thanks again
Kisakisakisachuu on May 16th, 2009 05:03 pm (UTC)
Awesome tutorial! Will be sure to try it :D
Tony: ☆Naruto → Madara ♔ Killer ♬ah_anime18 on May 16th, 2009 05:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)
i'm the vice president of chocolate!: the office>entire family sized pot pieilleatchu on May 16th, 2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
epic as always.
Tony: ☆Naruto → Gaara ♔ Eyes Of A Killer ♬ah_anime18 on May 18th, 2009 01:40 am (UTC)
thanks :)
I of the Unmanaged Angertimedrift on May 20th, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC)
Another awesome tut! *mem*
Tony: ☆Naruto → Izumo ♔ Oh Snap! ♬ah_anime18 on May 21st, 2009 08:22 pm (UTC)
Yay! glad you liked it <3
brokenbarbie12 on May 21st, 2009 08:14 pm (UTC)
I love you!
I like to know this colorations for more time **
can I translate it to my forum in italian?
Tony: ☆Naruto → Madara ♔ Killer ♬ah_anime18 on May 21st, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
Sure you can, I'd love for my work to get around in more languages. I should get around to making a tutorial in spanish aswell.

If you could, just link back to this post in your forum? Thanks ;)
brokenbarbie12 on May 21st, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
oh yes the link back is a must xD
I always link back all the work of other person, I only translate the tutorial xD
thanks for the permission!
Tony: ☆Naruto → Madara ♔ Killer ♬ah_anime18 on May 21st, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
your welcome, I'd love to see the tutorial in italian if you wouldnt mind sending me the link? that would be awesome! <3