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Using Dark Pictures//Selective Coloring tutorial

ICON TUTORIAL #01:

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ICON TUTORIAL #02:

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Program: Photoshop 7.0
Includes: Selective coloring, fill layers, image adjustments
Translatable: No, because of the selective coloring

ICON TUTORIAL #01:

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Click for the original screencap



Crop your image
Duplicate base image>>image>>adjustments>>auto contrast>>set opacity 71%
Duplicate base (bottom) image>>image>>adjustments>>auto levels>>set opacity 51%
Duplicate base (bottom) image>>set to screen opacity 100%
Go to layer>>merge visible

Layer>>new fill layer>>exclusion #3D0000 opacity 100%
Duplicate base>>bring it top>>set to soflight opacity 100%

Layer>>new adjustment layer>>selective color

Reds:
cyan -79

Yellows:
cyan -46

Cyans:
cyan +100

Neutrals:
cyan +27

(This step is optional)
After hitting OK, if you feel like Sam's face is too yellow, ctrl+click the layer mask thumbnail
on the selective color layer (the white square)
Then choose a small size air brush, set opacity 50% and brush Sam's face with it.
This will reduce 50% the yellow tint on Sam's face. But be sure that foreground color is black.

When you're working on masked layers, if you brush them with black as the foreground color,
it will make the changes invisible on that layer. For example you made a selective color layer but
when it's done you didn't like the color balance on Sam's face. It looked so yellow. So click selective color layer,
choose black as the foreground color and brush his face with it.
As a result the selective color layer will not be visible on Sam's face.


Make a new selective color layer;

Reds:
cyan -12

Yellows:
yellow +21

Cyans:
cyan +100


Hit OK, go to Layer>>Merge Visible and you're done.


ICON TUTORIAL #02:


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Click for the original screencap


Crop the original picture
image>>adjustments>>auto levels
duplicate layer>>blur where that seems necessary(forehead, cheeks) opacity 40%
layer>>merge visible

layer>>new fill layer>>exclusion #351B00
duplicate base layer>>hold click and bring it top>>set it softlight opacity 100%

layer>>new adjustment layer>>selective color

Reds:
cyan -100

Yellows:
cyan -42

Cyans:
cyan +87

Neutrals:
cyan +23

Layer>>new fill layer>>multiply #FFEDD9

Layer>>Merge Visible and you're done.


The idea of increasing the cyans on Neutrals is bringing back the colors of Dean's jacket.
Because it's not bright enough when you just increase cyan on Cyans.
So when you increase cyan on Neutrals, you also need to keep and save the color balance
of the picture,
so you should reduce cyan on Reds and Yellows. Because they are the main colors of the pic.

If you don't wanna deal with too much selective coloring, you can always use fill layers for to
achive the similar result.

For example if you feel like Dean's face is too pale, you can fix it by two ways.
First one is adding a selective color layer; You can try to add more yellow and red by reducing cyan
on Reds and increasing yellow on Yellows section. But you always need to save the balance of
the main pic. So don't go near edges. Unless your icon may seem pixellated.
Second way is adding a multiply fill layer. Choose a very light yellow-orange to do this.

 
Tags: colouring: selective colouring, program: photoshop, resource: screen captures, tutorial: colouring
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