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Pink-toned screencap tutorial

From Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket to Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket. This was done in PSP X, but I'm sure it's usable in other graphics programs.

I started with a fairly reddish screencap, so you'll have to fiddle with some of these steps if your picture has a different tint.

To start with, select your picture and crop it as you wish.

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Duplicate the base and sharpen it. I usually use the unsharp mask, fiddling with the settings for each picture. It seems to work better. Change the layer to soft light at 100%.

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Create a new exclusion layer and fill it with #092b0a at 100%.

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Make a new saturation layer and fill it with #fd4d2b at 100%.

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Now make a new screen layer and fill it with #0a1134 at 100%.

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Duplicate the screen layer you just made.

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Copy the duplicated background layer you made in the second step (the one you sharpened) and drag it to the top, setting it to screen at 100%.

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Duplicate the dark blue screen layer again and drag it to the top, setting it to saturation (legacy) at 100%.

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Make a new lighten layer set at 51% and fill it with #c70203.

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Duplicate the sharpened copy of the background again and desaturate it. Drag it to the top and set it to soft light at 100%.

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Paste in this texture Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket by so_out_of_ideas, from the "pinkglow" texture set, and set it to soft light at 100%.

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Take this mask Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket by absolutetrouble, from the "frou frou" set, mirror it, and paste it in. Set it to screen at 100%.

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Take this texture Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket, also from so_out_of_ideas "pinkglow" set. Rotate it 180 degrees, and then paste it in at 100% soft light. This gives a hint of pink to the whiteness of the mask you just pasted in; if you want it just stark white, drag the mask to the top, above this layer.

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Adding text is optional, but here's what I did for mine.

Create a new layer at 100% normal. Take this brush Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket by paranoid_writer's "pos_txt" set and stamp it in #b62f46. (I chose this colour by picking one of the darker pinks in the background using the dropper tool.) I then selected the brush and added a drop shadow using one of the paler pinks from the picture, also using the dropper tool to choose it.

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And you're done!

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Here's another icon I made with this technique, also from a reddish picture, but without the mask or text brush.

x-posted to theglassaslyum.

Comments

( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
kaze_gaara
May. 12th, 2007 10:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much. :D There are so few PSP tuts for icons.
penumbren
May. 12th, 2007 10:37 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! I use PSP exclusively, so I'm always happy to share the (few) resources I come up with for it. ;)
nikki2288
May. 12th, 2007 10:55 pm (UTC)
Great tutorial!! Thanks!!

BTW- big thumbs up for the Mickie love. <3 She's amazing.
penumbren
May. 12th, 2007 11:00 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! It took a while, but Mickie has definitely grown on me. Gotta love her. ;)

I should add that I actually made that icon for the "Kiss me" challenge over at my icon comm, boysintheback. Wrestling + slash + icons = fun stuff.
nikki2288
May. 12th, 2007 11:04 pm (UTC)
Ah. I've loved her since her Indy days.

Thanks for the link. I'll definitely check it out. :)
totchi_san_622
May. 13th, 2007 03:59 am (UTC)
Oooh this is awesome! Thank you so much!~
penumbren
May. 13th, 2007 04:35 am (UTC)
Thanks. :) Have fun with it.
ticket_stub_
May. 13th, 2007 05:00 am (UTC)
i just wanted to shout out for the trish/mickie love.

*points to my icon* great minds think alike, huh? ;)
penumbren
May. 13th, 2007 05:04 am (UTC)
*grins* Indeed. I miss Trish something awful, too... without her, the entire Women's Division is just at a loss. :/

I originally made that icon for my slashy wrestling icons comm, boysintheback... /shameless plug. :D
ticket_stub_
May. 13th, 2007 05:07 am (UTC)
awesome. i've been contemplating making a divaslash community for awhile now. i guess i just really need to get a creative/energy surge to actually do it.
penumbren
May. 13th, 2007 05:34 am (UTC)
That would be very awesome. Please let me know about it if you do! I haven't written any divaslash (yet), since I haven't had a lot of time to write anything for a while, but I've been contemplating it.
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