This is an easy tutorial for beginner icon makers (extremely picture heavy, an image for every step with explicit steps!) A very similar tutorial which was what taught me how to do this (with slight tweaks you will find along the way) is HERE and all credit to the darling Cassie for creating this, honestly what a life changer! (this is just a really picture heavy version of it with some weird arrows for beginners!!)
Before we start this tutorial, things you will need to have:
A version of PS, I have PS6 but I think this should be similar to any version that has the timeline option
The screencaps you want to icon in one folder (I would rec putting this folder on your desktop for ease of access!) I would also recommend splitting your screencaps either by lighting (eg extremely dark and need to use a different psd) or by location in the caps (eg, right, left, centre etc)
A psd you want to use!
Knowledge of how to load an action into photoshop (I don’t actually go into it in this tutorial!)
A sharpening action which has been loaded into photoshop.
I’ll be using THIS action which is not mine but works spectacularly; Action 2 from this pack in particular
The end result is something like this with minimum amount of effort but the large amount of icons you need for roleplaying your favourite fc’s! Please LIKE/REBLOG if this was helpful :)