Here's my first tutorial, it's pretty short. It's meant for Adobe Photoshop 7.0 but I'm sure it is transferable. There will be no curves used, just our friendly layer modes. :)
We'll be going from:
001 Crop your image and all that, then SCREEN it once or twice, depending on the image. I screened mine twice:
002 Then use the following gradient and set it to SOFTLIGHT:
003 Then add a new layer and fill it with #3AC3F6 and set the mode to SATURATION - 60%:
004 Add a new layer and fill it with #082A50 and set the mode to EXCLUSION - 70%:
005 Add a new layer and fill it with #E6CC9F and set the mode to MULTIPLY - 30%:
006 New layer, fill it with #59B9D9 and set the mode to COLOUR BURN:
007 This is the last set where you copy your base and set it to SOFTLIGHT.
And there you have it!
Other icons made with this colouring technique:
Please comment if you've found this tutorial helpful and add me :).