Today I'm going to teach you how to turn this:
This shows you your different layers. At the top are your blending modes.
It's very important that you know about these if you want to ever make proper icons.
OK - let's start the tutorial.
Start out with your base. I chose a picture of Shin, you can obviously choose whatever you want. But a manga picture works best.
This is a texture. Put it on top of your base image and change it's blending mode to Linear Burn
. Now it should look like this:
Spiffy, huh? But still plain. And it looks a tad too dark. So, we'll add this.
Put this on top of all your layers and change it's blending mode to Overlay
. Now, it should look like this:
Nice! BUT still kind of boring. So we'll add this new texture.
The blending mode for this will be Linear Burn
again. Now, it looks like this:
I really like the red. But, something seems to be missing. So, I add this gradient:
and change it's blending mode to overlay.
Now for the last touch, a plain black border.
Now we're done! I hope that was easy for you guys.