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Open up you image. I'll be using THIS picture of Vanessa Ferlito.
I cropped it to 768x768 just to make a smaller pallate. It works best if you use a large base to start. I usually do that with all of my icons.
Duplicate your base & set layer to SCREEN / OPACITY 100 (sometimes i need to duplicate the base twice & have two screen layers)
Add a new layer. Set this layer to SOFT LIGHT / OPACITY 100. Fill with #ffd991.
Add a new layer. Set this layer to BURN / OPACITY 100. Fill with #3399ff.
Add a new layer. Set this layer to SOFT LIGHT / OPACITY 100. Fill with #ff5b90.
Also play around with different shades of orange, blue, & pink & the opacities.
Go to Hue/Saturation/Lightness & set SATURATION to 50. Leave hue & lightness alone.
Resize to 100x100.
IF NEEDED - I didn't do it but some icons need it.
ADJUST >> SHARPNESS >> UNSHARP MASK
& make sure luminance only is UNCHECKED.
Your done. =]
Keep in mind that depending on your base your icon will turn out different & may require different settings. No other examples, as I didn't want to use the same colors used in other icons so like I said play around with saturation, colors, & opacities.
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