The coloring on those particular icons was done from a tutorial It's fairly simple.
1. Crop your base. (I don't usually sharpen, but you can if you like. It depends on taste and the cap.)
2. Duplicate the base twice. Set both to screen.
3. On the second screen layer, up the saturation to 60-80. I usually go with around 65 or 70, but again it depends your personal taste and the cap.
4. Add a light blue colorburn layer. I don't have the hex code, but play around with it.
It the image looks too dull, you might wanna up the saturation on your first screen layer.
You might add another colorburn layer if you want a more blue effect, and you can add another screenlayer at the bottom if it looks too dark.
For a few of them (4, 5, 10, 11, and 12 I know) instead of adding another colorburn layer I wanted to bring out the colors in the image and added a light grey colorburn layer on a low opacity and a light yellow/orange overlay layer on a low opacity.
You can also play around with selective coloring if you want to make certain colors come out more.
I've sort of just combined a few techniques I learned from different tutorials.
As far as the caps, I just use caps by other people, since my computer won't play DVDs. I think I got the caps from dj_capslock
. Check the memories. They don't have a lot of Python, but one user uploaded AFCW, LoB, and Brazil.
By the way, are you signing up for pythonlims
this round? :)