chikuma_chan (chikuma_chan) wrote in icon_tutorial,

Anime tutorial

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* Photoshop CS4
* 12 steps
* Translatable
* .psd included


Sorry. I won't be making any comments in this text. I have a flu and I'm too tired to write anything expect strict instruction xd.
So, shall we start?

As a base I chose beautiful Yuki & Shiuchi (Gravitation) pic <3. I cropped it, sharpened and I've a ready base.

Step 2
Duplicate your base two times (but it depends on darkness of your icon). Second screen layer's opacity I lowered to 70%.

Step 3
Make Selective Color layer.

Reds: -100, 34, 100, 12
Yellows: 100, 100, 100, 23
Magentas: 23, 100, 34, -34
Whites: 100, 100, 23, 23
Neutrals: 15, 12, 5, 3

Step 4
Make Levels layer now.

RGB: 23; 1,56; 255

Step 5
Now it's time for Vibrance layer.

vibrance: 34
saturation: 21

Step 6
Brightness/Contrast layer.

brightness: -12
contrast: -12

Step 7
Now make Color Fill layer. Fill it with #411f1f. Set it to Exlusion 100%.

Step 8
Hue/Saturation layer.

hue: 8

Step 9
Make Color Balance layer.

shadows: 23, 12, -9
midtones: 12, 12, 34
highlights: 23, 12, -4
preserve luminosty checked

Step 10
Make Channel Mixer layer.

Red: 100, -3, -3

Step 11
Make another Selective Color layer.

Reds: 100, 100, 100, 23
Yellows: 100, 100, 100, -23
Neutrals: -23, 0, 12, -23

Step 12
Make Color Fill layer. Fill it with #19132c. Set it to Exclusion 100%.

Step 13
Now the last layer - Curves.

input: 97
output: 79

We have ready icon.
Do you like it? ^^.

Download .psd here.
Tags: anime & manga: colouring, program: photoshop, tutorial: colouring

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