[identity profile] mmrobitussin.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] mmrobitutorials
Woot. If you haven't voted for the banners you want me to show you go here.

Go from this to this: .

CREDIT TO: [livejournal.com profile] orlandogirl for the icon.
THIS IS NOT MY ICON. If the creator has a problem with me using their icon, please contact me! :)

So you'll end up with all the following information: (copied from [livejournal.com profile] custom_banners)
series/character: ??//??
placement: Most Original
icontest community: anime_medley
week number: 126
theme: out of focus
link to winning post: [lazy again...]
lj name you want on banner: [livejournal.com profile] orlandogirl
font used: n/a
brush credits: /na
file format: .jpg
Additional comments? n/a

Copy and paste icon onto 300x100 canvas [KEEP ICON ON TOP ALWAYS]. Fill background with #C889A3.
I created some sort of pinkish-y texture and set it to Soft Light.
Using a blurred circle brush i used #965392 to make the bottom purple.
Now to get a somewhat matching texture, i duplicated the icon and use a Gaussian blur (Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur) set at 18px. Then i duplicated that layer and flipped it horizontal. Setting them side by side, merging together and setting that layer to Normal 63%.
Now I copied the colors under the stairs and flipped it horizontal. Then i lightly erased the edges with a blurred brush tool.
Then i added text (Haettenschweiler).

THIS TYPE OF BANNER MAKING IS GOOD FOR: Brushed, rushed, and slightly simpler banners.

Date: 2007-07-21 09:30 am (UTC)

From: [identity profile] moonymoo.livejournal.com
Wow. Effect looks lovely. =D
Thanks for the tut. ^v^
Btw, I just joined and love the little tutorial and lil' tips. :D
Date: 2007-07-21 02:30 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile] oishiionigiri.livejournal.com
Thats a very handy one!Thanks!
Sometimes I am kinda stuck at the separating banner part.When I did the banners matching and blur the edge to make them look like a whole, some people would said that they would like to see where the icon starts and ends.But when I add a white line to separate some said the lines were distracting.That really left me stuck *hopes icons have borders xD*