This was actually complicated. I initially wanted to make it a blue icon, but had no luck with that, but I think it turned out pretty good in the end. I may have also been distracted by the absolute hotness in the icon...ahem...
Okay, so first I took the center image of this and cropped it.
And after giving up on making it blue, I deeply sighed and created a curves layer.
Input: 127 Output: 128
It only changed the icon a bit, but I was just so done I was glad even for that.
Ah, I really enjoyed making this icon. It was great fun. I also amde this for a 20in20 icontest on LJ, for the theme air, so you'll find a lot of little vibrance and later strong vibrance in this icon.
So, shall we begin?
The original screencap:
Of course, you first have to crop your image. I wanted to go with her eyes and neck first, but that didn't work out well, so I only cropped it above her lips.
Like I said, I made this for an 'air' theme, so what I had in mind was not a very bright coloured...
So, according to this pick, most of you want a tutorial for the Emilia icon. But, since many have been asking for the other two on second place as well, I decided to make a tutorial for each of the three of them. You can find whichever you want below.
The program I use is Adobe Photoshop CC, any other version photoshop should have similar if not the same settings I'm using. If you're using another program, tell me and I'll see what I can tell you....