I don't know if this will be useful but here it comes, my first tutorial >_<, if you don't understand something, comment in this entry X3
o1; Take your base, i will use this base from Rukis photoshoot from Arena37 *¬*, and prepare it (in this base I only had to auto ajust the levels :3 (Image > Adjustments > Auto levels))
o2; Make a new Curves layer (layer > new adjustment layer > curves) with this settings:
o3; Duplicate your base drag it to top, then set it to Screen between 50-100% opacity (mine was 70%)
o4; Make a new selective color layer (layer > new adjustment layer > selective color) with this setting:
o5; Make a new Channel Mixer layer (layer > new adjustment layer > Channel mixer) with this settings:
o6; I took this texture by lifeisdolce and set it to screen 100% (I rotate it and resize it >_<)
And you are done!
Other icons maked with this efect → here
Yes they have all the same efect only with a bit of variation in the screen & selective color layers, and of course diferent textures ^-^
I would like to see how your icons turned out X3!!