Let's Chat!

Enter Block content here...


Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Etiam pharetra, tellus sit amet congue vulputate, nisi erat iaculis nibh, vitae feugiat sapien ante eget mauris.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Avatar Tutorial


This tutorial is the property of JTsDesigns, any similarities to other tuts is purely coincidental.
No outside plug ins needed for this tut.
For this avatar I am using the gorgeous artwork of Verymany, you can find her work at www.picsfordesign.com
The tube I used Teenage Girl.
Let's start.

Open the Teenage Girl tube and duplicate, close the original.
Resize the whole image by 40%, select the "Girl" layer & go to Adjust>Sharpen>Sharpen Mask, use these settings,
Radious: 1, Strength:35, Clipping:4
Use your Eye dropper tool and select the light blue for your foreground and dark blue for your background colors.
Create a gradient with these two colors, set Angle at 0, and Repeats at O, make sure Invert is checked.

Open a new image 130x130, I used 72 dpi.
Flood fill your new image with the gradient you just created.
Go to Effects>Texture Effects>Blinds apply these settings, Width:2, Opacity:50, Color:Black Leave the rest unchecked.
Copy and paste the Teenage Girl tube as a new layer, position her to right showing only her head.
Lower the opacity of this layer to 52.
Copy & paste the tube again, go to Image>Mirror and place the tube so that you can see her head and shoulder.
Add a drop shadow using these settings: Vertical:5, Horizontal:2,Opacity:6, Blur:10, colour:Black
Layers Merge Flat.
Go to Image>Add Borders, add a 3 pixel border using color # 511A58
Zoom in and select the border with your magic wand add the texture effect we used earlier but check Horizontal.
Add another border 1 pixel black.
Add another border 3 Pixels color #511A58 add the same texture effect but UN check Horizontal.
Add artist credit and your name and your done.
Thanks for trying my tut!
Jane

2 comments:

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Graphics category today [13 Mar 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Graphics category today [13 Mar 11:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Post a Comment

Categories

BST Forum