Hey! Thanks so much! I didn’t use only a gradient map tho. The psd file I created has a LOT of layers actually. I screencapped it for you just to have an idea:
As you can see, there are lots of gradient map layers, which I set to different transparencies. My personal psds often get to a ridiculous size and complexity, and that’s one of the main reasons why I don’t share them.
I hardly think it deserves a tutorial, but rather a short explanation. Basically what I did was to use my regular coloring and create a ‘gradient map’ adjustment layer on top of it all and set it to black and white. Here you can play around with the intensity of blacks and whites. I love negative space, so I erased the screencaps’ backgrounds using the regular brush tool (it’s easy with a pen tablet, but if you have a mouse and have trouble not shaking or smt you can always use the pen tool). As for the textures, I tried to combine several, to give it a ~unique look. Sometimes I use up to four or five textures in the same sceencap, but I always play with their transparency so it doesn’t get too grainy. And that’s it really. Hope it helps! (as for a .psd, I’m not really sharing any atm)
Entendo. Para fazer texturas eu costumo procurar materiais aqui por casa, como livros ou papéis velhos, jornais, tecidos, etc, e depois faço scan deles. Uma vez tendo as imagens, trato e combino-as no Photoshop. Outro modo é utilizando imagens stock e adicionar-lhes alguns efeitos. Mas não existe um modo correcto ou padrão de fazer texturas, tudo depende das necessidades e da criatividade de cada um. :)
I have had this icon for ages, so I don’t remember much about making it, but I can say no to smart sharpen bc I never use that option. Just regular sharpen.
I won’t make a step by step tutorial but I’m gonna give you some tips. The general psd has very little layers, so keep in mind that less is more. As far as coloring goes, just desaturate your screencap a bit, create dark layers and set them to soft light. Then I’d suggest you use gradient maps. To do the trick with the textures, place them above any gradient maps you’ve created. And that’s it really, play with the order of your texture and coloring layers.
Hello! It’s very simple: in Photoshop, type the text you want and then select the rectangular shape button (right below the text and cursor ones) and trace it with the height and length desired. Keep in mind that they’re supposed to be cut-outs, so imperfection is key. Also, don’t forget to place the text layers above the shapes, in the layers list menu.
You can do that, or you can set them to lighten/screen - when dark & multiply - when light.
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