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I didn't save this as a psd when I originally made it so I had to redo it from memory.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