originally posted at awmp on 4/17/05
ok, so actually I've finished this tut (for textures like these
) weeks ago, but i haven't gotten around to post it, so I'll just do it now... (probably because I had to cancel my tutoring jobs today. lol.)
I'll explain an easy way to achieve these effects in here, so you can make your own light effects :)
it's actually not that hard and with adjusting the settings to your liking you can get stunning results.
I'm gonna show you the main technique and some variations, anything else is up to you. have fun :)
the big advantage of these textures is, that they don't change the colors of your icons too much and as the base color is 50% grey (which is the neutral color for screen and hard light blending mode and therefore not visible) they won't change the general lightness/darkness either. so yay, very handy! ;)( Collapse )
off to work on the icon requests, and I'm starting to feel bad about still haven't replied to lots of comments. but I'm still planning to do so, very soonish...
and I'm feeling rather sick from too much (lovely though) food today. yay for big family parties *g*
oh, and GIP. lol.
but that's all, I swear.