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a.k.a. a huge list of recommended tutorials

This is an updated version of my tutorial list. I won't delete it (there are still some old gems to be found!) but some of the links/pictures were dead so I though it was time to do a new one. This is still a work in progress, feel free to recommend tutorials that I might have missed :)
[updated: 10/18/2012]



01] COLORING TUTORIALS
02] TECHNIQUE TUTORIALS
03] COLORING GUIDES
04] CROPPING GUIDES
05] TEXT/FONT GUIDES
06] TEXTURE GUIDES
07] Q&As/ESSAYS
08] OTHER TUTORIAL LISTS
09] PHOTOSHOP TOOLS EXPLAINED
10] ETC

01] COLORING TUTORIALS

+ recommended tutorial tags of makers
    - tutorials by 12feethigh [paytheboy]
    - tutorials by a_thari [kuuwi]
    - tutorials by absolutelybatty [reflexive_verb]
    - tutorials by afeastforme [turnleft-icons]
    - tutorials by deternot [lapislazu_icons]
    - tutorials by elli [elli]
    - tutorials by firstillusion [illusoir_icons]
    - tutorials by fulminant [psychedelic_flu]
    - tutorials by fuuurs [bourbonate]
    - tutorials by imaginary_lives & marylou_gr [wicked_signs]
    - tutorials by justmyb0nes [room_6277]
    - tutorials by kasiopeia [wakingnights]
    - tutorials by krazykate2 [dancelittlelies]
    - tutorials by mancalahour [mosaically]
    - tutorials by naginis [lonely_feel]
    - tutorials by raiindust [aintafairytale]
    - tutorials by rowofstars [kissmequick]
    - tutorials by shoqolad [distractiions]
    - tutorials by theotherayn [bittergraced]
    - tutorials by tinebrella [psychedelicats]
    - tutorials by wickedgrdn [bel_perdente]

02] TECHNIQUE TUTORIALS

   
    negative space | negative space | negative space | softening parts of your icon | removing things in front of a subject
    [brittania | 2cl] | [thewonderlife] | [mm3butterfly | encorevous] | [tinebrella | psychdelicats] | [blimey_icons]

    
    paint like a boss | blending | using lighting blobs | achieve a glowing effect with gradients | complex composition
    [kawaii_chicken | absolucion] | [afeastforme | turnleft_icons] | [neversleeps] | [firstillusion] | [naginis | lonely_feel]

   
    using light textures etc. for lighting | cut-out | duplication and composition | coloring/composition | coloring & lighting
    [goreplz | thelighted] | [erzsebet | songburst] | [lumsx | llevamealbaile] | [airymaze | lithiumframe] | [mm3mbutterfly | encorevous]

   
    blending
    [word_never_said | come_daylight]

   
    pop art | line art | political vector poster

03] COLORING GUIDES

    - color & crop [wickedgr | bel_perdente]
    - a guide to colour normalization [kibethsbark | good_tutorial]
    - coloring tutorial [deternot | lapislazu_icons]
    - coloring guide for yellow + green [erzsebet | songburst]
    - tips and tricks to yellow coloring [arctic_flower | clockwork_pulse]
    - guide: coloring [raiindust | aintafairytale]
    - muted coloring [naginis | lonely_feel]
    - coloring guide [hauntes | nightingails]

04] CROPPING GUIDES

    - that cropping tute [kellslawells | driftedfar]
    - creating space guide part 1 | part 2 [rainyrainydays | skiescancrack]
    - cropping guide [charmingthrone | ahushfell]
    - how I do stuff [killmotion | upshot]
    - cropping and composition [kristallsturm]
    - a ramble on composition [mm3butterfly | encorevous]
    - general tips for interesting crops [oviedo | ailesfragiles]
    - a guide to complex icons [rebel | criminal]
    - complex composition [fuuurs | bourbonate]
    - a close-cropping guide [naginis | lonely_feel]

05] TEXT/FONT GUIDES

+ GENERAL
    - typography tutorial [orbedead]
    - text tutorial [januaried | good_tutorial]
    - text tutorial [neversleeps | icon_crack]
    - adding text to icons [hoosabrat | dork_icons]
    - a text guide [afeastforme | turnleft_icons]
    - text workshop [icons_concrit]
    - how to be textual [mancalahour | mosaically]
    - everything you needed to know about text [fuuurs | aquatilitis]
    - a textguide [12feethigh | paytheboy]
    - textguide [theotherayn | bittergraced]

+ LISTS WITH FAVOURITE FONTS
    - a guide to: text [absolutelybatty | reflexive_verb]
    - font guide [wickedgrdn | bel_perdente]
    - the "pimp your font" post [lemonpunch]
    - fonts fonts fonts [emmahyphenjane | killcolor]
    - font guide [letsey_x]
    - favorite fonts [theotherayn | bittergraced]
    - favorite fonts [goreplz | thelighted]
    - fonts yo [fuuurs | bourbonate]

06] TEXTURE GUIDES

    - texture queen tells all [fuuurs | aquatilitis]
    - textures - let's make some [erzsebet | songburst]
    - texture guide - the basics [innovent_lexys | satine_violet]
    - texture/brushes guide [shoqolad | distractiions]
    - texture tutorial [shoqolad | distractiions]
    - texture tutorials + texture Q&A [twinstrike | twinstrikeish]
    - texture tutorials and favorite textures [fuuurs | bourbonate]

07] Q&As/ESSAYS

+ GENERAL
      - Anna's guide to iconmaking [trutdelamode | pinklabel]
      - tips for iconmaking [spuzz | morbid_girls]
      - from inspiration to finished icon [grrliz | grrliz_cicons]
      - a tutorial/guide by bijoou
      - a iconmaking guide by tle_lovie69 [tle_lovie69 | trueasthenight]
      - Icon tips and tricks [talipuu | mirrorskies]

+ ANIMATION/MANGA/ANIME TUTORIALS
      - Animation: A Guide [fancifull | aprilstones]
      - a guide to coloring disney [erzsebet | songburst]
      - working with disney [raiindust | aintafairytale]
      - 'After Battle' Anime CG Tutorial [meago | deviantart]
      - Basic Manga Coloring tutorial + Advanced Manga Coloring tutorial [amaretti | deviantart]
      - Manga Coloring Tutorial Part 1 + Part 2 + Part 3 [outou | momoizumu]
      - Manga Coloring Part 1 + Part 2 [herinia | crysella]

+ COLORING/CROPPING/LIGHTING
      - coloring and cropping Veronica Mars screencaps [brasaremean | _sinelinea]
      - selective coloring and cropping [loleiasbits]
      - coloring and cropping [fuuurs | aquatilitis]
      - a guide to lighting part 1 | part 2 [arctic_flower | good_tutorial]
      - color & contrast guide [lil_art | pure_flames]
      - coltures - combining colours and textures [raiindust | aintafairytale]
      - lighting & coloring guide [petite_tomate | aubedelune]
      - a guide to grunge-y icons [rocketgirl2 | introspecticism]
      - coloring guide part 1 [mm3butterfly | encorevous]

+ BLENDING/NEGATIVE SPACE
      - blending guide & other wisdoms [appleindecay | candiicon]
      - blending stuff [00mina | evercouldbe]
      - extending backgrounds [shoqolad | icon_tutorial]
      - negative space workshop [endelyn]
      - layer mask workshop [endelyn]
      - how to cut things out in photoshop [liquidlights | good_tutorial]
      - adobe photoshop cs5 hair masking | photoshop - remove a hair halo [youtube]
      - how to use masks [lauraelizabeth9 | mondmagique]
      - how to do the silhouette effect [bishams @ tumblr]

+ SHARPENING
      - sharpening workshop [icons_concrit]

+ BLACK AND WHITE
      - black&white tutorial [justmyb0nes | room_6277]
      - tips and tricks for black and white icons [kibethsbark | wandringsteps]
      - 3 methods for black & white [fuuurs | bourbonate]

+ Q&As

      - resourcful #2 by the [livejournal.com profile] wonderous_stuff makers

      - Q&A by 12feethigh [paytheboy]
      - Q&A by absolutelybatty part 1 | part 2 [reflexive_verb]
      - Q&A by endearest [snorkjuice]
      - Q&A by fuuurs part 1 | part 2 [aquatilitis]
      - Q&A by imaginary_lives newer part 1 & part 2 | older #1 | older #2 [wicked_signs]
      - Q&A by justmyb0nes newer | older [room_6277]
      - Q&A by kawaii_chicken [absolucion]
      - Q&A by lemonpunch [iconpunch]
      - Q&A by letsey_x [icon_crack]
      - Q&A by longerthanwedo newer | older [thevividimagery]
      - Q&A by motorized [icon_crack]
      - Q&A by naginis [lonely_feel]
      - Q&A by nalazhar [nadasartwork]
      - Q&A by onlyechoes [urbaani]
      - Q&A by oviedo [ailesfragiles]
      - Q&A by raiindust newer | older [aintafairytale]
      - Q&A by sarisafari part 1 | part 2 [foretmagique]
      - Q&A by schmiss [acrobatica]
      - Q&A by shoquolad [distractiions]
      - Q&A by theotherayn [bittergraced]
      - Q&A by tinebrella [psychedelicats]
      - Q&A by vetica newer | older [ivetica]
      - Q&A by wickedgrdn [bel_perdente]

08] OTHER TUTORIAL LISTS

    - ask the maker master list [icon_talk]
    - ask the maker 2.0 master list [icon_talk]
    - ask the maker 3.0 master list [icon_talk]
    - tutorage for tutors [wonderous_stuff]
    - tutorial index [ex_absolute | reflexive_verb]
    - motm entries at icon_crack

09] PHOTOSHOP TOOLS EXPLAINED

    - how does selective coloring work? part 1 | part 2 [going_x_crazy | lazyday_designs]
    - curves and adjustment layers (video tutorial)
    - how to use layers: a guide [effulgency]
    - the basics of curves [superheroine | hazelsparkle]
    - a non-professional guide to curves [talipuu | mirrorskies]
    - understanding historgrams, levels and curves [nomadicwriter | icon_tutorial]
    - how to: channel mixer [raiindust | aintafairytale]

10] ETC

+ useful links
      - a quick guide to screencapping and sorting [fprintmoon | gallicka]
      - file format comparison
      - make up, skin and hair colour codes | hair colour codes
      - a linklist for resources
      - see how many visitors your community has had [LJ feature]
      - a concrit guide [neke | icons_concrit]

+ recommended LJ icon communities
→ TUTORIALS/HELP
      - [livejournal.com profile] icon_tutorial
      - [livejournal.com profile] good_tutorial
      - [livejournal.com profile] coloring_help
      - [livejournal.com profile] texthelp
→ TALK
      - [livejournal.com profile] icon_talk
      - [livejournal.com profile] icontwitter
      - [livejournal.com profile] icon_messes
      - [livejournal.com profile] iconsecrets
      - [livejournal.com profile] anon_icon
→ CONCRIT
      - [livejournal.com profile] icons_concrit
→ PRAISE
      - [livejournal.com profile] iconwhoa
      - [livejournal.com profile] iconpraise
      - [livejournal.com profile] praisebigger
      - [livejournal.com profile] bestof_icons
→ RESOURCES
      - [livejournal.com profile] thepicturepool
      - [livejournal.com profile] resourcelove
      - [livejournal.com profile] 100x100textures
→ INSPIRATIONAL
      - [livejournal.com profile] iconmusing
→ PIMPING COMMUNITIES
→ CHALLENGE COMMUNITIES

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