Ritsuka (ritsuka182) wrote in icon_tutorial,

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Icon Tutorial #2 feat. Kaya

This is an old tutorial that I made half a year ago. I really like the result cuz it's not too strong yet not too plain. Thought I erased it. Im so glad I found it! Here it is before I forget about it:
From  to  then
Difficulty: Easy/Medium
Steps: 4-6
Program: Photoshop CS
Translatable: Nope
PSD: Yes

1. Get a base. I will be using this one with Kaya-sama! :3
Come back at the end to duplicate it and set it to screen or soft light. In this case I didnt need it.

2. Layer>>New Adjustment Layer>> Hue/Saturation:
Master: 0/30/0
Yellow: -16/30/0 (this is VERY important. It keeps your image from turning ugly greenish yellow at the end)

3. Layer>>New Adjustment Layer>> Channel Mixer:
Red: +58/+6/+18
Green: +20/+66/-10
Blue: +26/-4/+58

Whoa. Big Difference huh? Lets bring out the reds a bit .
4. Layer>>New Adjustment Layer>>Selective Color layer:
Reds: -100/+21/+27/+28
Magentas: +79/-77/+61/+8
Neutrals: -7/-11/-19/+10
Blacks: 0/0/0/-10


5.  Layer>>New Adjustment Layer>>Color Balance:
Midtones: +2/+1/-15
Shadows: -5/+9/+28
Highlights: -10/+29/+22

and finally:
6. Layer>>New Adjustment Layer>>Selective Color:
Reds: -70/+28/0/+25


If you want the brownish coloring either,
A. Ommit step 5
B. Ommit Step 4+5
C. Ommit step 4+5+6

I would LOVE to see your results!
comments and PSD here!


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Tags: colouring: selective colouring, program: photoshop

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