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25 November 2007 @ 06:54 pm
Tutorial Three

Tutorial requested by graven_rose!


01: Find a good image. I'm not exactly sure how this will work on other images, but I suggest use an image of a person with lighter hair. I chose this one of Emma Watson.

02: Now it's time to find the perfect crop. Play around with the cropping a bit until you like it. Here's mine:

03: Duplicate the base and set it to Screen 50% to make the icon a little lighter.

04: Duplicate the base again, set it to Soft Light 50% and drag it to the top.

05: Now make a new Brightness/Contrast layer to make the colors stand out more.
Brightness: -8
Contrast: +11

06: Make a new layer, fill it with #0E0A40 (Dark Blue), and set it to Exclusion 50%.

07: Now make a Hue/Saturation layer.
Reds - +40
Yellows - -28

08: Make another Hue/Saturation layer.
Reds - +23
Yellows - +24

09: Now, another Hue/Saturation layer (last one!).
Reds - +12
Yellows - +33

10:I know the icon probably looks overly bright and yellow now, but don't worry. Take the eraser tool and erase around the face and anywhere else that needs it.


I didn't save this as a psd when I originally made it so I had to redo it from memory. Pretty close, right?

Original: >>> From Tutorial:

- Made in Photoshop Elements 5.0
- NO selective coloring
- Should be translatable
- Feel free to friend this icon journal

Please comment if this tutorial helped & show me what you've made with it! :D
Music: Over Thinking (Acoustic) - Relient K
creamofcabbage on November 26th, 2007 12:53 am (UTC)
Really very close to the original! I'm impressed. :)

And I love the notion of mixing navy exclusion with h/s/l layers. Very handy - it looks like selective color! As a PSP user, I'm a sucker for tuts like this. +mems
Kellyalpaca4eva on November 26th, 2007 10:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad it helped you! I used to only have Elements, so I could never use any of that selective coloring. I had to come up with my own ways to make the coloring look really nice. :D
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Kelly: Celebrity || Gaspard Ullielalpaca4eva on November 26th, 2007 10:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D
graven_rose on November 26th, 2007 06:52 am (UTC)
Thank you so mcuh for the tut!! I adore it! I can't wait to try it out, just one thing that stodd out while I was reading it... Step 10, where you erase parts of the Hue/Saturation layer. How exactly do you do that? Because I can never erase parts of adjustment layers like that, is there something I need to press, or a series of steps to be able to make a layer like that erasable?
I use PS6 if that's any help to you.
Kellyalpaca4eva on November 26th, 2007 10:22 pm (UTC)
No problem! I'm glad I could help you out.

As for the eraser thing, I'm not exactly sure how it works. You know how on the layer palette there are 2 squares connected with a chain link type thing? I usually make sure that I click the completely white one on the far right and it usually erases from it. I'm not sure if Elements and CS2 are different from PS6, but I can do it on both those programs.

I hope that helped your problem! <3
graven_rose on November 27th, 2007 06:33 am (UTC)
*Has a look at her PS6 and her Elements 2* Can't find it :( There is a chain thing but it doesn't seem to allow me to erase.
Melissa.: hannah montanaprincess_mel91 on November 26th, 2007 07:05 am (UTC)
i used it. thank you :)
wasn't sure about the multiple hue + saturation.
but it turned out good!
Kelly: Music || Paramorealpaca4eva on November 26th, 2007 10:24 pm (UTC)
Glad you liked the tutorial! Pretty result too! I really like it! :D
Michael Owns Me: hallwayforeverbm on November 26th, 2007 09:39 am (UTC)
I really like this and will add to my mems. Thank you.
This is what I came up with, my base was dark and not good quality so pleased with the result.

Kelly: Harry Potter || Quotealpaca4eva on November 26th, 2007 10:26 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it! Nice icon as a result too! :D